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Friday, January 17, 2014

Kinesiology now a claimable medical expense


Kinesiologists in Ontario have been added to the list of "Authorized Medical Practitioners by province or territory for the purposes of claiming medical expenses" on the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) website at this link: http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/ndvdls/tpcs/ncm-tx/rtrn/cmpltng/ddctns/lns300-350/330/ampp-eng.html
Persons receiving services of a Registered Kinesiologist in Ontario can now claim it as an eligible medical expense paid in 12-month period ending in 2013 and not claimed by you or anyone else.
Patients/clients can only claim the part of an expense for which they have not been or will not be reimbursed. However, they can claim the full expense if the reimbursement is included in their income, such as a benefit shown on a T4 slip, and they did not deduct the reimbursement anywhere else on their income tax and benefit return.
For more information on the Medical Expense Tax Credit see:  http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/tchncl/ncmtx/fls/s1/f1/s1-f1-c1-eng.html#p1.20
Another step in the continuing recognition of the profession, and kinesiologists.

Monday, December 23, 2013

2013 Christmas Burpee Challenge

The Annual Christmas Burpee Challenge is here again ! 

50 Burpees for time. Planned for Dec 25th but we really just want you to join in so any time this week is great.

Get your time for 50 burpees and post to Twitter @peterglassford and @xfitorangeville . Photos always appreciated and bonus points for spreading the love of movement to your friends and family by getting them to join in !!!  Those without the twitter please feel free to use comments on this blog, Comments on Facebook Page for Smart Athlete great too .

 Basic Image to illustrate the challenge ... 50 times (as below)

note heels down during squat phase and plank/stable torso held through pushup

Some videos to help: 
 = Gynastics Wod for the Perfect Burpee http://gymnasticswod.com/content/burpee

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

2014 Cycling Canada Schedule Updated - No Victoria MTB CCup and New UCI CX Race !

The 2014 Schedule has been updated.

Notable changes by my inspection are a Quebec based UCI Cyclocross Race and also the exclusion of the rumored Canada Cup in Early April roughly slated for Victoria.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Athletes racing Crank The Shield 2014 Announced and Early Bird Discount Extended


Notable riders confirmed for Crank 2014 include Ontario riders Cayley Brooks, Amanda Sin and Peter Glassford, who will ve offering training tips as Crank nears. We also have some celebrity riders on the horizon – updates to come.
  Have You Already Registered? 

Crank the Shield registration has been open for almost a couple of months now, and we will be paying the formidable $40 online/Credit Card fees. Please note that there has been a mistake to this point and riders have been charged this fee – that fee will be remitted back to any riders having already signed up. We apologize for this oversight.

Early Bird Extension For Past Riders!

As a special thanks for your past loyalty, we are extending the December 1st early bird registration deadline to December 31st! Use the code below with your entry and save:

Coupon code: earlybirddec31
Code description: Sean has extended your early bird price (this is what will appears on your receipt next to the discount)

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Crank the Shield 2014 - 8 Reasons I Signed up .

I was so psyched to hear that Superfly Racing is bringing back the first, the original , the best MTB Stage Race in Ontario, CRANK THE SHIELD

I won the first one, Just sayin'  but even without my (only?) claim to fame I would be back for the awesome adventures that this race offers every single day . The race is so much more then the bike race though as the sponsors and crew do such a great job with the accommodations , transport and meals/festivities.  Anyone who has done the race will agree that it is an amazing 3 day party in Northern Ontario, with some great bike racing thrown in. 

8 Reasons I am going ?

1.       Convenient “lollipop” format as 2012 = no shuttles
2.      Committing to a goal now gives me motivation to train all winter and into September!
3.       Kicking Horse coffee in the morning & beer every night ... Enough said. 
4.       New Singletrack added to day 2 = more skids, flicks and jumping for photographers
5.      Great New Redesigned jerseys/shorts = everyone gets extra day smelling great !
6.       As in 2012,  increased rain resistance through trail work and routing
7.      All athletes compete on same course, at same start in Ontario’s only stage race

8.   10% off Reg. Sale Until December 1st .  Visit Crank Reg. Page

*** Look for Updates with the Smart Athlete Training Plan for Crank the Shield in the Coming Weeks ***
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Bike Skill Sessions

Skill Sessions with Smart Athlete
Cycling is an odd sport. Many athletes will spend years ‘just riding’ and never spend any time learning to ride better, despite experiencing discomfort, injury, inability to ride certain trails/hills/obstacles and/or not meeting performance goals. In contrast, sports like swimming and baseball prioritize skill work and players spend time daily on the foundational movements (i.e. pitching mechanics, batting practice). My mission is to change this and get cyclists in all disciplines prioritizing foundational skills as part of their training routines.


Aided by the movement science of Kinesiology, Smart Athlete Skills Sessions will help you apply more of your hard-earned fitness training to your performance in your goal event/ride … regardless of your level.


Sessions are designed to help you find safety and confidence to enhance the fun you have on your bike whether you are a pro or beginner rider.  Each session is targeted to the individual athlete’s abilities, goals and disposition. Rather than running you through random drills, each athlete is taken through gradual progressions at their individual learning pace with parallels drawn to his or her past experience and language targeting the athlete’s learning style.


Experience the ideas, enthusiasm and progression available through Smart Athlete Bike Skills Sessions by checking out The Bike Skills Project
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