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Helen Vanderburg

Helen Vanderburg

Helen Vanderburg is a co-owner of the Academy, a fitness, yoga and spin studio, author of Fusion Workouts, and the commercial fitness education manager for Balanced Body®. She has been recognized numerous times as Canada’s Presenter of the Year by canfitpro and she received the canfitpro Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018. She has been awarded the IDEA Program Director of the Year, Presenter of the Year and the 2018 Top Industry Contributor. Recognized as a Women of Vision and one of Canada’s most influential people, she is an elite athlete as a World Champion synchronized swimmer and a member of the Canada and International Sports Hall of Fames.

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Yoga for Optimal Performance

December 6, 2018

You’re a student of the body, committed to helping people improve their functional capacity and independence. Human movement is complex and uniquely individual. From a physical perspective, joint structure, neurological patterning, muscles, ligaments, tendons, fascia and skin all affect movement. Psychological and emotional factors may also cause restrictions.

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Managing a Quality-Driven Business

February 6, 2009

We all strive to run a quality business, but achieving that goal takes great focus and commitment. Managing excellence begins with having a strong definition of quality. What is your definition?

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Sample Class: Mindful Fusion Fitness

February 29, 2008

The popularity of yoga and Pilates has
spawned several fun and effective fusion offerings. This particular class,
“Mindful Fusion Fitness,” uses “traditional” fitness-based exercises as the
foundation and then layers on Pilates moves and yoga postures. This approach
allows instructors and participants to begin with familiar exerc…

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