Why MYP Active is here

Why did you start MYP Active?

The short answer is clients started moving away and I wanted to be able to continue helping them with their exercise programs. Technology is a wonderful thing when you can use it to stay connected.

The long answer has taking me awhile to put into words that make sense. After working in both healthcare and the fitness industry, there were parts that just did not align with my exercise and movement philosophy. I needed an outlet that used both my education and years of experience to really help people build a healthy relationships with exercise.

Here is my why:

  1. I believe exercise is for EVERY body. It does not matter your age, size, or ability, we can build you a flexible exercise program that will work for you.
  2. I believe exercise programming is not one size fits all. Your life, your responsibilities, your barriers will affect the type of exercise program you can actually commit to and these things will change and you can adapt.
  3. I believe exercise has the most benefits if you are honest with yourself and choose the exercises you most enjoy and that match your current abilities. Will there be some exercise that aren’t your favourite? For sure, but the bulk of your programming should be enjoyable, and built with your input in creating it.
  4. I believe that the time you spend doing moderate to vigorous exercise is far more important than the number on your scale. Your weight does not tell me your health, it tells me your weight.
  5. I believe your overall health includes many aspects (physical, emotional, mental, spiritual), and sometimes you will need to spend more time and effort on one than the other. Decreasing or stepping away from exercise when your mental health needs more attention is OK.
  6. I believe the best approach to helping someone is knowing when you aren’t the right person they need right now. I will happily refer you to other health professionals if needed and also very open to working as a part of a team if that will serve you best.
  7. I believe that exercise should be accessible to everyone so please reach out. We can find an option that will work for you and I offer free community classes when there is enough interest.

If parts of my why make you feel better when thinking about exercise, send me a message, I would love to hear from you.

Madi

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