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Happy New Years to everyone from Making Stridz Athlete Development. If you have set a New Year’s Resolution which involves getting into better shape and starting a new exercise program then you are not alone. According to the webMD article below about 1 in every 3 people choose weight loss as their New Year’s Resolution.

Well if your goal is to start into a new exercise program it is extremely important to start into the program knowing where you currently stand and start by setting SMART goals (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time Orientated). One of the best ways to begin a new exercise program is to have a Functional Movement Screen performed by a certified professional in order to identify areas of weakness, tightness and other compensations. If you start into a program with underlying issues, the likelihood of injury increases significantly and so does the likelihood of dropping out of the program. It is possible to have a New Year’s Resolution that lasts past February 1st!! Contact us to learn more about booking a Functional Movement Screen and best of luck with your fitness (and sports) goals for 2012.

Brian Shackel, MSc