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By Majorie Lauzon

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10.02.14

Introducing Kinesiology with Majo, formerly doing business as KinesioMajo. Why the change?

This is my story about how and why I’m changing the name of my business, the business I’ve owned and operated for 8 years. 

I’ve been in the health and wellness industry since 1989. I’ve been a ... Read More

01/18/2016

Reign Snowboard Cross Team Strength and Mobility Maintenance Workout


Hi guys,

It was my pleasure to coach you on dryland, while you were here in Whistler, training snowboard cross with the Reign Team. 

I put together a strength and mobility maintenance ... Read More

10/17/2015

Get Fit To The Next Level | Advanced Athletic Conditioning

Wishing you could be more agile, quicker and stronger on your skis?
Of course you do!

Here's an advanced athletic conditioning routine for you. I challenge you to give it a try until there's ... Read More

10/11/2015

Maple chickpea cookies (vegan & gluten free)

Here’s the kind of cookie you can enjoy without feeling guilty.  It’s a great mid-day snack as it contains a considerable amount of protein and fiber, plus it's lightly sweetened and relatively ... Read More

08/27/2015

Fall 2015 | Fire Up! Strength Program

Keep your summer body fit and fully activated this fall to perform strong and stay away from injuries for entering next winter season! Work your core strength, in balance and coordination with the ... Read More

05/04/2015

Spring 2015 | Fire Up! Strength Program

Work your core strength, in balance and coordination with the rest of your body, through callisthenic, plyometric, and gymnastic base exercises.  Read more...

03/12/2015

Shoulder Rehab Conditioning by Majo

You had a shoulder injury and after seeing the physio you were told that it was time to progressively regain strength and get back to your usual activities, including work and sports?  Perhaps you ... Read More

02/22/2015

My Vegan Coleslaw

If you need to replenish in vitamin C this recipe is for you!

Majo's vegan coleslaw:

  • Chop in small pieces some red kale, broccoli, red cabbage, cauliflower, red onion and parsley
  • Grate ... Read More
02/08/2015

Winter 2015 | Fire Up! Strength Program

Needing to shift your focus from the winter slopes to the bike trails, to specifically increase your overall power for the coming up fast MTBike season, and help you staying away from injuries all ... Read More

02/02/2015

Core Stretch Injury Prevention Program | Winter 2015

Here’s a 60 minutes class comprising a 5 min dynamic warm up to free up joint and limb range of motion, a 25 min core strength component using callisthenic exercises emphasizing on muscles that ... Read More

01/29/2015

Wrist decompression program by Majo

Are your wrists compressed and affecting your sport performance or daily activities?

Perhaps not.  If you participate in sports like road or mountain biking, alpine skiing, weight lifting, or ... Read More

01/11/2015

My version of a potato salad with kale

This salad is not only delicious but nutritious with its potatoes and kale!  

The etymology of the word potato doesn't seem that potatoes were named after the mineral potassium, even though they ... Read More

12/28/2014

Whistler Blackcomb Snow School CORE STRETCH

Snow School CORE STRETCH is designed to complement your hard days teaching, coaching or training on snow.  

  • Improve posture & body mechanics.
  • Release tensed body parts targeted in skiing. ... Read More
12/13/2014

Xmas living room workout

I know we are all over the place during the Christmas holidays and it's often hectic and tricky to keep up with the usual gym routine and other sport specific training plans!

Here's a free ... Read More

11/28/2014

Core Stretch Injury Prevention Program

Here’s a 60 minutes class comprising a short dynamic warm up to free up joint and limb range of motion, a 25+ min core strength component using callisthenic exercises emphasizing on muscles that ... Read More

11/19/2014

Pumpkin potage (vegan)

Squashes are loaded of vitamin A good for your vision and your cell growth maintaining healthy skin, teeth, bones and soft tissues such as muscle and fascia.

  • Cut, empty and peel a small size ... Read More
11/09/2014

Eggplant Soft Tacos (vegan)

How about  eggplants?

They contain a wide variety of vitamins and minerals
They disguise themselves easily behind any other veggies and take on their flavour
They're even very low in calories, ... Read More

11/02/2014

Fall 2014 │4 Weeks Extra │ Fire Up! Strength Program

 Keep your summer body fit and fully activated this fall to perform strong and stay away from injuries for entering next winter season! Work your core strength, in balance and coordination with ... Read More

10/27/2014

What to know about stretching effectively

the inside scoop

Are you a ski or golf pro, an athlete, or a very physically active person? Yes? GAME ON! Try answering as best you can, the following questions. Please note that my own answers ... Read More

08/29/2014

Fall 2014 │ Fire Up! Strength Program

Keep your summer body fit and fully activated this fall to perform strong and stay away from injuries for entering next winter season! Work your core strength, in balance and coordination with the ... Read More

07/12/2014

Fit To Play Athletic Maintenance Program

“Wanting to maintain your gains in athleticism  from the last couple of months but wishing to keep time to play outdoor doing your favorite sports?  Join the Fit To Play program once per week over ... Read More

06/06/2014

3 More Weeks! │Fire Up! Strength Program

Due to the demand, here are 3 more weeks of these super fun fitness workouts!

Get your winter sports body to perform strong and stay away from injuries this summer! Work your core strength, in ... Read More

04/24/2014

Fire Up! Strength Program

On the Photo: Tami Mitchell of Whistler Gymnastics

Get your winter sports body to perform strong and stay away from injuries this summer! Work your core strength, in balance and coordination ... Read More

12/12/2013

Majo’s FAV Ski Prep Exercises

Someone just asked me what my favourite ski preparation exercises are.  Well there are too many to say them all but I can tell you what physical qualities I am wanting to train throughout my ... Read More

12/07/2013

Ben Chaddock promotes Kinesiology through B.I.K.E.S.

Ben Chaddock is a professional cyclist well-known for his 2012 Canadian National Criterium win.  One of his mandates is to educate and inspire youth to develop healthy life styles through sport ... Read More

10/09/2013

BANKING ON OUR BIGGEST ASSet

A while ago, I promised myself to one day write an article on the important role our buttocks play while downhill skiing. From time to time, I hear fellow ski instructors say something like, ... Read More

06/07/2013

Performance Enhancement Warm Up for cyclists and triathletes

Many are still unaware that static or passive stretching prior to a sport performance has more disadvantages than advantages, especially for sports that performance depends on strength, power, ... Read More

02/24/2013

Body Sculpt at Whistler Core

Body Sculpt is a fitness class designed to increase muscle strength, endurance, and power.  While toning body curves, the exercises chosen also help improve functional core stability, balance, ... Read More

02/19/2013

Bar Up Shoulder Mobilization Program

Enjoy this shoulder mobilization movie program, to help you gain proper upper body flexibility and perform over head bar exercises.  This program is as well excellent for everyone spending many ... Read More

01/01/2013

Sport Specific Conditioning at Challenge By Choice

To perform at a higher level in your sport, you must also engage in a sport specific conditioning program to maximize all fitness components affecting your performance, including strength, power, ... Read More

10/11/2012

Stretch Out For Ski Season

"Many who come to me for assisted fascial stretching admit to not paying much attention to stretching on their own..."

Read this full article explaining two Contract and Release stretching ... Read More

07/14/2012

Tri-Athletes Off Season Training, Kelowna BC 2011-12

Performing in sports requires a diversified training approach including but not limited to overall and specific strength and core stability.  Here is a training showcase of the Balance Point ... Read More

07/05/2012

Tri-Athletes Off Season Training, Vernon BC 2011-12

Performing in sports requires a diversified approach including but not limited to overall and specific strength and core stability training.  Here is a training showcase of the Balance Point ... Read More

06/14/2012

What is a Kinesiologist?

In Canada, Kinesiologists are people that specialize in human movement. They offer a wide variety of assessments, and services that assist with injury prevention, injury rehabilitation, general ... Read More

06/13/2012

Heavy Issue in Childhood and Puberty

Many studies indicate that obesity and overweight cases among children and adolescents have dramatically increased over the last few decades.  Several causes are to blame, such as a diminution of ... Read More

06/13/2012

Stretching for Cyclists and Triathletes - IT band injury prevention

Many athletes suffer from the Iliotibial Band (ITB) Syndrome causing knee pain.  With Dr Andrew Sellars from Balance Point Racing, this video discusses ways to prevent and help rehabilitate ITB ... Read More

Kinesiology with Majo's location:
Whistler Athletes' Centre,
Whistler, BC

604-966-4568