Jason Rotteveel

Edmonton, Canada

Jason Rotteveel

Edmonton, Canada

Jason's Posts

The Truth About Stretching; Not Always The Answer

23 Feb 2024

Introduction: Stretching is often touted as a universal solution for improving flexibility and preventing injury. However, the reality is more nuanced, especially for individuals with hypermobility. This article explores why this practice isn’t always beneficial and how it can potentially cause harm, especially in hypermobile individuals. Understanding Hypermobility and Stretching: Hypermobility, the ability of joints […]

Fat vs. Muscle: The Importance of Strength Training for a Healthier You

22 Sep 2023

When it comes to fitness, one of the most common misconceptions is the emphasis on “losing weight.” While the number on the scale can provide some insight, it doesn’t tell the whole story. The real focus should be on increasing lean muscle mass and decreasing body fat percentage. Here’s why. 1. Understanding the Difference: Fat […]

The Power of Mobility Exercises

1 Aug 2023

Mobility, often mistaken for flexibility, stands at the foundation of maintaining a robust range of motion and ensuring joint health. As the mechanics of our bodies get intertwined with our daily habits and postures, understanding and integrating mobility exercises into our routine becomes paramount for both athletes and the general population. 1. What is Mobility? […]

The Role of Prehabilitation with a Personal Trainer

15 Jun 2023

As a personal trainer, I have been fortunate to work with a diverse clientele, each with a unique set of goals, challenges, and journeys. One of these journeys often overlooked is the path to surgical recovery, specifically the stage before surgery, known as prehabilitation or ‘prehab’. Today, I want to shed some light on this […]

Active Aging: Functional Training for the 60+ Crowd

8 May 2023

I’m excited to share my thoughts on the benefits of functional training for the 60+ age group. This topic is near and dear to my heart! I’m always amazed by the incredible progress my older clients make – some of whom are as old as 86! One of their main goals is to maintain independence […]

Why A Cool Down Routine Matters

5 Apr 2023

Introduction A cool-down routine is an essential, yet often overlooked, part of any successful workout. It not only aids in recovery but also helps prevent injury and enhances overall performance. In this blog, we will explore the importance of a cool-down routine after a workout, and dive into the differences between rolling before and after […]

The Foundations of a Healthy Life

21 Mar 2023

As a personal trainer and healthy eating coach, my mission is to help people transform their lives by taking control of their health and well-being. If you’ve found your way to this article, I know you’re eager to change your lifestyle positively. From my experience, the three non-fitness-based core pillars of a healthy life. Balanced […]

A Recipe for Your Perfect Workout

13 Mar 2023

Fitness is essential to a healthy lifestyle. A well-rounded fitness program involves more than just doing cardio exercises and lifting weights. To achieve optimal health, a balanced fitness program should include four key components: cardio, strength training, mobility, and flexibility. Call it the recipe for “The Perfect Workout”! By incorporating all of these elements into […]

The Dynamic Warm-up: Are You Ready to Lift?

6 Mar 2023

Pre-workout/Dynamic Warm-up routines are essential for any athlete or fitness enthusiast looking to enhance their performance and reduce the risk of injuries. A well-rounded pre-workout routine should include a combination of foam rolling or self-myofascial release (SMR), stretching, mobilizing joints, and activating under-active muscles. In this article, we will discuss how each of these components […]