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Summer Schedule-Nordic Pole Walking

by Mark Richardson - Published on 6/22/2017 16:30
Well it has been to long time. Much to long.
G'day it's Mark here,
Well as the Grateful Dead sang in the 70's. " What a long trip it's been?"
Got to be honest as always. I've booked in a couple of heart surgeries, multiple investigation into the GI tracts. The Docs are saying now that we're not quite sure what's happening? This is after many tests, some on going, like meds changes, diagnostics, blood tests etc., etc.,. As a favourite author wrote in Slaughter House 5 " and so it goes....."
As far as my spirit & soul I'm doing good. Still a lot of miles left on this set of tires. Thanks for all the shout outs I've received.
Here are the dates upcoming for the summer season:
Tues. July 4/17 at 10am Field A                                       Thurs. July 6/17 Field A 
Tues. July 11/17 at 10am Field A                                      Thurs. July 13/17 Field A
Tues. July 18/17 at 10am  Field A                                     Thurs. July 18/17 Field A
Tues. July 20/17 at 10am  Field A                                     Thurs. July 25/17 Field B
Tues. July 27/17 at 10am  Field A                                      Thurs. Aug. 3/17  Field A
Tues. Aug. 8/17 at 10am   Field B                                      Thurs. Aug. 10/17 Field A
Tues. Aug. 15/17 at 10am Field B                                      Thurs. Aug. 17/17 Field A
Tues Aug. 22/17 at 10am  Field B                                      Thurs. Aug. 24/17 Field A
Tues. Aug 29/17 at 10am  Field B                                      Thurs. Aug. 31/17 Field A
Tues. Sept. 5/17 at 10am  Field A                                      Thurs. Sept. 7/17  Field A
Tues. Sept. 12/17 at 10am Field A                                     Thurs. Sept. 14/17 Field A
Tues. Sept. 19/17 at 10am Field A                                     Thurs. Sept. 21/17 Field A
Tues. Sept 26/17 at 10am  Field A                                     Thurs. Sept. 28/17 Field A
As always as you receive this email. Please make sure anyone that may have not gotten it gets it. Or even more simply please ask them to forward to me their email. I'll make sure to add them to out group list!!!!!
Cheers for now, be Safe, move Safely. Mindfully.
Mark Richardson
I'll be updating my website & blog shortly. Plus I'll be trying my luck at Facebook as well.
Stay tuned, I'll be sure to keep the Oakville NPW Crew updated. I sure miss Tues. & Thurs. mornings with all of you!!!!
 

  • I'm calling attention to all those who know and feel themselves falling into the atrophy quicksand.
  • People who have been labelled Boomers, Aging, Seniors
  • People who have been labelled arthritic by the medical industry, family, friends or even your own mind (ie: self talk)
  • People of any age that have sold themselves, told themselves “I cannot do activity anymore”!
  • Do you have a friend, family member who believes they cant participate anymore. Worse case being house bound
  • I’m a Fitness Life Coach specializing in the audience of Boomers to Seniors that may have been afflicted with a plethora of arthritis type diagnoses
  • Boomers to Seniors who desire to be more active, perform at a higher level of life  - as simple as better body performing, really wishing to overcome a diagnosis to those preparing for orthopedic surgeries

Our goal at Motionize is to help people who have restricted their lives because of pain. Our clients are able to live their lives to the fullest  when we help them with:

  • Personalized exercise courses using low-to-low impact moves, building up to resistance training
  • Motionize routines in a class setting (if requested)
  • Mind/body connection process
  • Fitness, coached sessions, transferable skills to home or office use in everyday life
  • Self-measured, regulated fitness
  • Provide a “body tune-up” every 6 months (to ensure you are doing well at your Motionize routines)
  • One-on-one counselling through various media
  • Guided gym experiences upon request. To encourage comfort levels and confidence within said environment
  • Building the knowledge that you can continue on your own, so you can “go it alone” when you’re ready
  • Diet incorporating "Arthritis" foods 
  • Integrated/Complementary Healing Therapies
  • Patient/Doctor Advocate (Intervention). Ie: Appointments, Pre- and Post-Operative Training and Interpretation (making sure you are getting the maximum from each and every medical appt.
  • NLP (Neural Linguistic Pathways), CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), Body Recognition/ Reconnection
  • NLP, CBT Body Fitness/Awareness (Growing to be whole)

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Got to be honest as always. I've booked in a couple of heart surgeries, multiple investigation into the GI tracts. The Docs are saying now that we're not quite sure what's happening? This is after many tests, some on going, like meds changes, diagnostics, blood tests etc., etc.,. As a favourite author wrote in Slaughter House 5 " and so it goes....."

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