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30
May
2016

OLYMPIC VILLAGE, MEET YOUR MOVEMENT EXPERTS – From the Power House Chiro

We have an awesome 3-part series coming your way featuring 4 of Olympic Village’s best when it comes to movement.

Our goal is to give you each of their unique perspectives on movement, what it takes to be healthy, and…

….most importantly…

how you can easily integrate better quality movement into your life.

Over the series, you will learn:

  1. Who the go-to movement professionals are in Olympic Village
  2. The first steps you can take to increase the quality of movement in your life
  3. The easiest ways to get fit in the least amount of time

Each of these professionals agrees…

…when you increase the quality of movement in your life, you will have:

  • increased energy
  • improved stamina
  • more endurance
  • better coordination
  • restful sleep, and quite frankly…
  • a happier life!

This post is all about meeting your ‘go-to’ people and learning more about why they do what they do… to help you.

WHAT DRIVES YOU TO GET OUT OF BED IN THE MORNING AND DO WHAT YOU DO?

SIMON “THOR” DAMBORG

Thor604, Raincity Athletics, Powerhouse, Vancouver, Olympic VillageFor years of my life I strugged with a type of ‘manorexia’ or ‘bigorexia’; no matter how much I ate or trained, I never felt like I was big or strong enough. I spent 1-3 hours a day bodybuilding all in hopes of looking a certain way.

My mood played a bigger part in determining my satisfaction with how I felt when I looked in the mirror more than my actual aesthetics did. This caused me to yo-yo through extreme types of training and diets – all with the hopes of looking in the mirror and being happy with how I looked, but I never was.

It wasn’t until I discovered CrossFit and functional training that I began focusing on what I could do rather than how I looked. After less than 8 months of this new focus I had lost almost 40 pounds and was not only leaner and stronger, but I looked a lot better too.

Every client that walks in the door has a goal and 90% of these goals are based on aesthetics. They want to look a certain way, get rid of their love handles, not get bulky, lean out, etc. Goals are a great thing to have but if you focus on aesthetics you will never be satisfied.

My goal and the reason I love what I do is because we’re showing people that it’s not about what you look like, but what you can do. We build our clients up so that no matter how they look, when they look in the mirror they see a badass that can do things they never imagined they’d be able to…

When you look at yourself this way, I guarantee you’ll be satisfied with how you look too.


 

Checkout the full post for the rest of the expert opinions: http://www.thepowerhousevancouver.com/olympic-village-movement-experts/

Author: Simon 'Thor' Damborg

Simon is the Head Coach and Owner of Raincity Athletics. “Discovering a new level of health has changed my life, not only in how I look feel and perform, but how I feel about myself both inside and out. I want to help as many people as I can discover their ‘athlete within’ no matter what level that may be, which is why I love our slogan: Find Your Fit. Our bodies are nicer than any car, house, or pet we’ll ever own, and yet we constantly abuse them like we can buy another one if it breaks. I strongly believe if we can maximize our physical health and performance it will have a positive affect on our lives in more ways than anyone can imagine.”

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