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Trusted Saskatoon is excited to welcome PrairieHeart Mobility To Our Trusted Saskatoon Health & Wellness Category!


 

Trusted Saskatoon is excited to welcome PrairieHeart Mobility To The Saskatoon Health & Wellness Category!


The Trusted Saskatoon Directory team are thrilled to brag about our newest Saskatoon partner in our Saskatoon Health & Wellness category. We would like to welcome and introduce you to PrairieHeart Mobility As Your Trusted Saskatoon Mobility Product & Service Professionals. 


Meet PrairieHeart Mobility


    


PrairieHeart Mobility has been Serving Saskatchewan since 1988 when they first saw the need for specialized home mobility products and medical supplies and wanted to provide that service across our province. They have truly enjoyed filling this need, and the response has been so great that after that first location opened in Regina they opened a second store in Moose Jaw in 2006 and most recently in 2020 they opened a third store, this time in Saskatoon. Their primary goal is to not only sell you the best mobility products on the market, but fix and maintain all equipment so it operates in the most efficient and effective way, keeping clients safe and independent as long as possible. PrairieHeart Mobility makes a positive difference for hundreds of customers in what can often be a challenging transitional period. They improve the quality of client's lives through their quality products, knowledgeable and trained staff and excellent customer service.

As a family owned and operated business, they are also committed to improving customers’ quality of life through increased mobility as well as ease of access and safety in their own homes. The owners and staff have such giving hearts and treat all of their customers like family...this is truly their mission...this is their purpose in life! Whether it be wheelchairs or lift chairs, scooters or walking devices, beds or bathroom safety products, vehicle accessibility items or even wheelchair accessible vans, they can get you going again.

As part of our unique Trusted Saskatoon verification process, we contacted a long list of PrairieHeart Mobility’s customers, some of which have been with them for decades. These loyal customers included adults with various disabilities, parents whose children have disabilities, elderly clients who have trouble getting around, and even owners of care homes and physiotherapists who always count on, and recommend, PrairieHeart to their clients. We asked questions and heard their stories and their opinions about the quality of PrairieHeart Mobility’s products, their outstanding selection and of course their amazing customer service.


At Trusted Saskatoon we are constantly adding great local businesses, but we were truly blown away by the heartfelt, positive feedback we received about PrairieHeart Mobility! Most of those surveyed rated them a 10 out of 10!


"I’ve been with PrairieHeart Mobility since 1999, when they were just a small shop, but they have sure grown. They are very easy to deal with, very friendly, and provide great options no matter your mobility needs. They have lots of quality products to choose from. I am very happy and would, and do, recommend them to everyone!!" - Clarence Krause

I had a very good experience dealing with PrairieHeart Mobility. The staff and sales consultant I dealt with were pleasant and helpful. They took the  time to treat me as an important person in their store. They let me try out several lift chairs and mobility scooters which would meet my needs as a P.P.M.S. patient. I was happy to purchase both of these from them. Fadi was my sales rep and he was amazing. Thanks so much. A very satisfied customer.” - Val Thiemann, Humboldt




These were just a few of the hundreds of customers around Saskatchewan that PrairieHeart Mobility’s team of qualified experts have helped over the last 33 years. Every company will talk highly of their service and quality products, but this new Trusted Saskatoon partner consistently walks the walk! At PrairieHeart Mobility, all of their qualified staff and technicians must align with, and follow, their number one company value...

“People First”




If you or a loved one need any of their products or services let the knowledgeable and caring staff work with you and your family to select the right mobility product or device to fit your needs. Afterall, selecting that right product for you is their #1 goal. Feel free to give them a call today or check out their website. They want you or your family member to live a happy, healthy and independent life as long as possible.



PrairieHeart Mobility is another amazing example of a local business who operates with honesty and integrity, the foundations of our Trusted Saskatoon directory!! 


Trusted Saskatoon warmly welcomes PrairieHeart Mobility to the Saskatoon directory of excellence in the Health & Wellness Category and we are proud to give them the ‘Thumbs Up’! 

PrairieHeart Mobility Your Trusted Saskatoon Mobility Products & Service Professionals. 



The Trusted Saskatoon Explains Cold Laser Treatment!


How Does Cold Laser Treatment Change Your Healing Process and Promote Recovery??

When you initially have an injury, there is an inflammatory process that the body takes time to deal with – this is the red, hot, swollen time. You can’t start to exercise, stretch or even use the body when it is reacting to injury like this.  Hard for you to know where to start, right?

So here is what we do!  Start a series Laser treatment early on in the injury!  The Laser uses natural wavelengths of light to supercharge the cells (the actual injured ones!) with light energy that is easily absorbed and heals at triple the normal rate, resulting in weeks less of the overall recovery.


This treatment creates an optimal environment to begin to load the injury to restore strength, endurance and heal the area completely following the injury.  Less time inflamed means a quicker response to exercise and overall quicker recovery.


Exercise is our medicine, and our physiotherapists are masters at properly and progressively re-loading the injured area with creative, area-specific exercise to regain your previous form.  We set goals that are YOUR GOALS, and get you there again safely and strongly.


The right things at the right time – that is the key, get the cold laser treatment that can quickly guide you back to optimal health and peak performance!

Trusted Saskatoon Pilates Experts at Saskatoon Pilates Center Now Offers Core Dynamics Teacher Training.

Saskatoon Pilates Centre is Saskatchewan’s premier Pilates Centre– the largest and most fully-equipped Pilates studio in the province. Saskatoon Pilates Centre is your Trusted Saskatoon pilates studio. 

Saskatoon Pilates Now Offers Core Dynamics Pilates Teacher Training Program


Kathy Bond, award winning founder of Saskatoon Pilates, shares information in their latest article about the Pilates Teacher training offered by Saskatoon Pilates,  and specifically why she has chosen to work with Core Dynamics.


Core Dynamics Pilates Teacher Training program places its focus on developing trainees to embody the Pilates method, understand human movement as well to teach the Pilates method correctly to a wide variety of clientele versus just teaching the exercises of leading classes. Core Dynamics offers a unique ‘boutique’ program based on historical Pilates, with small class sizes, individual attention, mentorship experiences and a select group of highly qualified educators and affiliates. Core Dynamics is the approach to Pilates teaching that was created by Eve Gentry and developed by Michele Larsson.


"I have now been teaching Pilates for 20 years and have worked with several “elders” in the Pilates world. Ron Fletcher, Kathy Grant, Mary Bowen, Lolita San Miguel and several of their protegees, plus second-generation teachers like Dianne Miller, Alan Herdman, Gillian Hessel, and Elizabeth Larkham. I did not personally work with Eve Gentry but was introduced to her work through Michele Larsson and this is the one that resonated most with me.
Eve was a professional dancer who worked with Joseph Pilates and with his guidance was able to fully recover from a radical mastectomy.
When Eve moved to Santa Fe, she started working with compromised bodies that were not able to do a full Pilates program and thus began the Fundamentals that we use as the basis for all of our clients and programs. I did try other teacher training programs, which were good, but none of them gave the same in-depth training that Core Dynamics gave."   Kathy Bond, Owner Saskatoon Pilates 

A History Of Excellence

In 2005 Saskatoon Pilates became a mentoring studio for Core Dynamics and trained 8 comprehensive teachers as an affiliate Since becoming the Canadian trainer, I have trained 4 comprehensive and 1 mat teacher, with 2 teachers ready to finalize their comprehensive certification. With the new Pilates designation of Nationally Certified Pilates Teacher (NCPT) through the Pilates Method Alliance, it becomes imperative that the quality of teacher training programs has national recognition. Core Dynamics has that! The team at Saskatoon Pilates are responsible for keeping our clients safe and that we are recognized as professional movement educators. 

Let Saskatoon Pilates Centre Trusted Saskatoon Pilates experts help you find that “zest and pleasure”!

Trusted Sara's Trusted Saskatoon 2018 Fitness Focus Challenge -Week Four -Nothing to see here

Trusted Saskatoon owner and founder Sara Wheelwright recently accepted a fitness challenge from the excellent team at Trusted Saskatoon gym Fitness Focus. Over the next few months, you can follow along on her fitness journey as she blogs and video journals her motivations, successes, failures, frustration and her pain as she struggles to get fit and fabulous in her forties!  


Fitness Focus Challenge -Week Four- Sara Fell Off The Fitness Wagon...HARD.



Well, it happened ....what happened? 

LIFE, Life happened.

The biggest barrier to me starting this fitness challenge before now, was my life is so hectic and often it sabotages my plans to prioritize myself. This has been the case so far in June. My last work out with Denise was May 31st and every time I have tried to go to the gym since then something has wrecked my plans. 

I was on a cancellation list for the periodontist - and 2 appointments in 1 day came available so I had to take them, an unplanned business road trip to Manitoba robbed me of another 2 days, Trusted 7th-anniversary event, a family event in Regina, my son's school city track meet- one thing after another conspired to stop me moving. Then the events - with wine and food. Essentially taking 2 hours to go to the gym would have meant missing client deadlines or important family moments - and I wasn't getting to bed till at least 11 pm every night ( sometimes not getting in from work stuff till then). 

Activity? What activity?


See my Fitbit for visual representation! I dropped from averaging over 75,000 steps a week to my ' old habits ' of just over 40,000. I did go paddleboarding and walking at the lake this weekend, fit in a bike ride with my kids last Sunday night and tried to walk the stairs ...but as you can see it wasn't enough. 

Weigh-In

This, of course, means I didn't lose any weight, in fact, I put 1lb back on and I feel like 2 big steps back as my energy levels have dropped off. 

I can't express to you how much I am disappointed in myself, as I should have cut back / modified my food ( and drink ) intake to accommodate my crazy schedules impact - but I also failed miserably at that too. 

So I failed - this is when people normally quit ( and when I have before to be honest ), but I am not going to let this happen. 
It happened, its done - now time to start over again! 

I have booked 6 more Denise sessions, my first is on Wednesday- I am going to go to the gym at least 5 days this week and will be sticking to salads and shakes for the foreseeable future. 


ROUNDUP

Postive of week 3-4 

  • I ONLY gained 1.LB back. 
  • I was able to be there all day  to see my son compete at track and field ( he was awesome) 
  • Trusted had an amazing 7th-anniversary event-  my clients are amazing and all the extra work / long hours has resulted in lots of new contracts/work for the team.  
Negatives from week 1

  • Too many to mention.  
Week 3 goals

1. Eat salads and drink less ( I see a theme here )
2. Take the 5 flights of stairs to the office instead of the elevator.
3. Increase Cardio on all days - I need to speed up the fat burn. 
4. Go to bed earlier!   

 Wish me luck. 


 

Trusted Sara's Trusted Saskatoon 2018 Fitness Focus Challenge -Week Two-


Trusted Saskatoon owner and founder Sara Wheelwright recently accepted a fitness challenge from the excellent team at Trusted Saskatoon gym Fitness Focus. Over the next few months, you can follow along on her fitness journey as she blogs and video journals her motivations, successes, failures, frustration and her pain as she struggles to get fit and fabulous in her forties!  

Fitness Focus Challenge -Week Two- Dealing With Temptations 


Week two was very tricky to keep on track as I was so busy, I knew it was going to be challenging, so I was concerned that it would affect my results. 
 
Trusted was in the process of moving offices, so chaos was the norm! Moving day was Friday, but there were lots of things to do before and after. I had so many deadlines that needed to be met before the move and many work meetings, not to mention kids activities, dentists appointments and other family commitments.  Also, I was going out with the girls on Saturday night - dinner plans followed by dancing at Buds On Broadway...I know that EQUALS temptation!! 

In the past, this kind of week has derailed my previous fitness/ diet attempts, so I was a bit worried I'd repeat my pattern and blame being busy for failing to keep on track.  

I'll be honest...it was not a perfect week by any means! 

I saw my trainer Denise at Fitness Focus on Wednesday at 7 am and again Saturday at Noon. She took me through 2 more of my (unique to me and my goals) weight training work out sessions that are making up the final plan. 
Her goal is to have me doing this myself,  and as such, she is creating a 2 week ( 5 days a week ) program for me to follow. I do 10-15 min cardio before our session and at least 20 mins after. In addition, I  am trying to get at least 20-30m mins of cardio a day on the days I don't train with Denise- that can be jogging, walking fast, swimming, biking, group fitness, jumping on a trampoline or cardio machines etc.. whatever I can do to move!  

The conclusion of a weights session with Denise always end with 3 sets of ab exercises. On Wednesday I found my new least favourite exercise. Swiss Ball Transfers - This medieval torture training move is where you squeeze a Swiss exercise ball between your feet and switch from feet to hands while crunching- just to make it even more friggin painful, Denise likes to keep feet off the floor at all times and insisted the ball has to go all the way over your head and touch the floor behind you. So you lay almost flat with the ball above your head - transfer in the crunch back to laying flat when the ball goes down to the floor between your feet. I told Denise I'd rather sign up to run a Tough Mudder Obstacle course than do 3 more sets of those again!
 
Check out my attempts at rope pulldown crunches at the end of Saturday's gym session- OUCH 
 

When Denise did my initial assessment she said I was eating too little and too infrequently during the workday. This meant I was essentially starving myself then feasting, which is not good for the metabolism. I think LOTS of us working Mums/entrepreneurs do this to ourselves, we get busy and simply don't stop to eat.  
I eat pretty well at home as I like to cook, so I just decided to make extra portions of healthy suppers and take leftovers to work, along with fruit and nuts to snack on.  I am trying to keep away from carbs and to drink lots more water, specifically water with lemon in it. 
                                                                      
Some tasty food from last week. 

 
I have never been a huge fan of protein shakes, but I have found a great Vanilla flavoured one by Forever Living, it's so tasty!  Shakes are a must because I struggle to eat early in the morning, it is my go-to breakfast, especially before training or I'd pass out. My favourite breakfast shake is 2 scoops Vanilla, almond milk and 2 shots of espresso with ice ...It is DELIGHTFUL!




BBQ vegetables and kebab / Asian Chicken Lettuce wraps with beet slaw 

10,000 steps a day goal. 

 

I have also been trying to get in the ' recommended 10,000 steps a day' as part of my lifestyle change.  Last week I missed the mark on Monday and Thursday - with just 8400 between both days. However, on the Trusted moving day I did over 25,400 ...moving IS a workout. 

All in all, I did over 81,300 steps last week!!

Consider this, prior to this challenge, my average number of steps in a week was around the 25,000 mark!! 



ROUNDUP

Postive of week 2 

  • I  have now lost 1.5LB total. 
  • I feel lighter in my clothes.
  • I am enjoying moving more.
  • My resting heart rate has dropped from 79 to 72BPM this is very encouraging.  
  • I can see some definition starting to show! 
Negatives from week 1

  • I overindulged on Saturday night and was hungover on Sunday, so was lazy AND we had Chinese takeout ( NOT good) 
  • Stiffness and soreness STILL.
  • I feel like I should have lost more than 1.5lb by now- then I remember Saturday and Sunday. 
  • STILL Not getting enough sleep. 
  • I really look like crap when I am working out - 💪 ( see above picture for proof ) and I hate how the tight work out clothes look. 
Week 3 goals

1. Eat better and drink less ( I see a theme here )
2. Take the 5 flights of stairs to the office instead of the elevator.
3. Park further away so I walk to work.
4. Increase Cardio on all days - I need to speed up the fat burn. 
5. Go to bed earlier!   

 Wish me luck. 

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