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Back to the Basics

Back-to-the-Basics

CONDITIONING YOUR BACK TO BALANCE YOUR BODY

BY MOLLY O’BRIEN
PHOTOGRAPHY BY JONATHAN EVANS

Just over two years ago, I hurt my back. Pretty badly. I bent over to pull a heavy deadlift and felt a lightning bolt of pain shot from my head to my feet. A day later I found out that I had herniated seven discs in my mid-low back, an injury that would present me with an incredible physical and mental challenge that I still deal with.

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Good Medicine

Good-Medicine

All Around Fitness Rolled Into One Workout

BY BRENT BISHOP
PHOTOGRAPHY BY LA WADE

No matter what your go-to sport is, functional strength conditioning is critical for muscular balance, joint stability, core strength and overall performance. You don't always need weights to get a killer workout.

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Every Tribe Has Its Vibe

Fitness-Tribe

There's a Perfect Fitness Class Out There For You

BY PETE ESTABROOKS
PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRIAN BUCHSDRUECKER

All-star trainers, from left, Elmira Barry, Lindsay Sali, Jari Love, Philip Ndugga, Pete Estabrooks and Amber Rotar.

Being voted the "Best Fitness Class in Calgary" recently was a charge that had my class jumping, sweating and swearing with reckless abandon. The music was off the hook loud, the backslapping, ball throwing, smile-inducing camaraderie, the hoots, hollers and laughing all proved the point I had raised early in the "competition." My TKO Sports Conditioning Circuit class was clearly the best fitness class — the best for these people in this room.

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