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How Swimmers Can Recover Faster

Get more from your swim practices and bounce back faster by putting post-workout recovery on auto-pilot. Here’s how to build a killer recovery routine one for yourself. One of the great joys of sport, and swimming is no exception, is the feeling of improvement. It’s the feeling of doing a tough set for the second time, and not being as destroyed as the first time you tried it. It’s that same experience of...
posted: Jun 22, 2017  |  views: 631  |  comments: 0

How to Improve Your Bench Press

The bench press is perhaps the most popular exercise in the weight room. It’s a test of brute strength, will, and power, and it is very often the barometer by which athletes, gymgoers and casual lifters measure their upper body strength. And yet, for it’s popularity, a surprising number of people I work with at the gym continue to struggle with it. From a lack of consistency in training the exercise, to techn...
posted: Mar 8, 2017  |  views: 1072  |  comments: 0

3 Things Schools look for in Primary Applicants

When it comes to the private school admissions process, there is no “magic formula” for the perfect applicant. However, there are many characteristics private schools commonly look for in those candidates applying to Grades 1 to 3, otherwise known as primary applicants. Most of these traits are quite subjective, but nonetheless they are important to consider when you and your family are going through the applicat...
posted: Aug 26, 2016  |  views: 1349  |  comments: 0

The Importance of Socializing Your Child

Children learn and grow through their surrounding environments and early interactions with others. You have to remember that children are like little sponges that soak up everything around them. At an early age when given the opportunity to socialize a child with their peers, they will learn how to excel in a collaborative learning environment, while learning skill sets that are vital to their development. Top 3 w...
posted: Aug 26, 2016  |  views: 711  |  comments: 0

The Top 5 Things You Need to Know to Get into an Ivy League University

Attending an Ivy League university is the dream of many students yet the process of getting there is daunting to say the least. To some it may seem like an impossible task yet every little bit of work dedicated to getting there will help in the long run, whether it be enrolling in an SAT prep course or volunteering as a tutor, it all adds up. And unfortunately, the process is unforgiving and students only get one sho...
posted: May 13, 2016  |  views: 897  |  comments: 0

The Importance of Learning How to Collaborate

Henry Ford, the famous industrialist and founder of Ford Motor Company, once said, “If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.” The ability to work together, to be a team player, and to collaborate is so important in this rapidly-changing world. However, because the world is becoming such a competitive place, people may fear that collaborating also means helping out one’s comp...
posted: May 13, 2016  |  views: 751  |  comments: 0
Victoria Realtors: Are Dirty or Rippled Carpets Causing One of Your Listings to Feel \

Victoria Realtors: Are Dirty or Rippled Carpets Causing One of Your Listings to Feel "Unloved"? Victoria BC

You NEVER Get A Second Chance To Make A First Impression! Have you ever had one of those listings that was a nice house but… it was hard to show because the carpet was a mess? Black traffic areas on a white carpet, or pet stains – you know the one. Maybe it smells kind of stale, or worse yet, has a vague ‘pet’ aroma. The homeowners don’t often notice those spots, stains or odors because they have beco...
posted: Mar 31, 2016  |  views: 816  |  comments: 0
How to Care For Your Carpets: Victoria Carpet Care

How to Care For Your Carpets: Victoria Carpet Care

How to Care For Your Carpets: Victoria Carpet Care image Most carpet is made of synthetic fibers such as: nylon, olefin, polyester, and some acrylic. These synthetic fibers rarely wear out (except on stairs), instead they ugly out. What we mean by that is, the fibers crush, or mat down, or flatten out. They also abrade or get scratched. You see, your carpets are made up of thousands upon thousands of v...
posted: Mar 31, 2016  |  views: 815  |  comments: 0
Stay healthy with your kids this fall

Stay healthy with your kids this fall

Ahh, summertime. Evenings are long, kids are outside and there’s more time for families to spend together, playing, riding bikes or trying new games and sports. But as the summer holiday season approaches its end, and kids return to school, busy schedules and jam-packed routines can get in the way of families spending quality time together. In addition, the abundance and temptation of screens that kids seem to...
posted: Sep 4, 2015  |  views: 872  |  comments: 0
Afternoon Activities - Hometown Tourist

Afternoon Activities - Hometown Tourist

Victoria has a lot to offer so your kids don’t have to spend their summer at home. A great way to explore this city with your family is to get outside and be a tourist in your own hometown! While a trip to the most popular tourist destinations in Victoria, like the Royal B.C. Museum, The Butchart Gardens and Craigdarroch Castle, is always wonderful, here are our picks for places to bring the kids that aren’...
posted: Jul 24, 2015  |  views: 770  |  comments: 0

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