Four for your core – Essential core strength exercises

April 14th, 2015 by City Yogis | Posted in Body Work, City Yogis, Health & Nutrition | No Comments »

When we think about a strong core, most of us imagine washboard abs and endless hours of crunches. Surprisingly, it’s possible to have a six pack with a relatively weak core. The core is […]


Get your knee back on track

April 8th, 2015 by City Yogis | Posted in City Yogis | No Comments »

A sharp pain in your knee can bring any runner to a halt – or at least slow us down significantly! Unfortunately, as runners, we are prone to knee injuries. The issue is not […]


Are you neglecting your other half?

March 31st, 2015 by City Yogis | Posted in City Yogis | No Comments »

As runners we tend to focus a great deal of our energy and attention on our legs. While our lower half largely drives running, our upper bodies play a key role. Tight chests and […]


Your feet will thank you

March 24th, 2015 by City Yogis | Posted in City Yogis | 1 Comment »

Every day we rely so much on our feet. As runners we will generally ensure we are equipped with the best shoes and socks. Unfortunately, every running stride means our feet are impacted with […]


The piriformis: small muscle but large pain in the butt

March 18th, 2015 by City Yogis | Posted in City Yogis | No Comments »

The piriformis is a small but mighty muscle with the ability to derail your running. Why is this muscle important? Runners, particularly those who run great distances, can experience intense pain in their buttocks, […]


The Mindful Runner

March 10th, 2015 by City Yogis | Posted in City Yogis | 2 Comments »

Runners push themselves. We test our limits by pushing our bodies and our minds to move out of their comfort zones. You may be familiar with mindfulness meditation, a practice of being present and […]


Dynamic pre-run warm up

March 2nd, 2015 by City Yogis | Posted in Blogs, City Yogis, Training | No Comments »

We know that stretching is important but all stretches are not created equal. While the right stretch will improve flexibility, increase strength and lower our chances of injury, the wrong type of stretching can […]


Rest, release and stretch the psoas

February 23rd, 2015 by City Yogis | Posted in Blogs, City Yogis, Health & Nutrition | No Comments »

Few runners are familiar with the anatomy of their own sport. Often it isn’t until encountering a problem that we’re are forced to research a particular muscle, tendon or joint. Perhaps it wasn’t until […]


Running on ice: help for your hips post-run

February 18th, 2015 by City Yogis | Posted in Blogs, City Yogis, Training | 1 Comment »

It’s cold outside, but the sub-zero weather doesn’t keep Canadian runners indoors. Perhaps our ego, and likely our desire to avoid the treadmill completely, means many Canadians brave the weather and continue running outside. […]