Active Abundance combines Elizabeth Windover’s love of martial arts and her passion for helping people. The result is martial arts based fitness that combines the benefits associated with participation in different types of physical activity. Active Abundance also mixes fitness and nutrition. These are basic factors of wellness which is a key measure of quality of life in our society.
As a young girl, Elizabeth Windover began martial arts for her own safety: her older brother wanted to take Karate and she needed to know how to protect herself! Together they joined Seikido (WorldSeikido.com). Elizabeth did martial arts six days a week during her teens: growing up physically fit; learning exercises and techniques; and developing character and discipline. Eventually she surpassed her brother in martial arts ranking.
To serve the specific needs of a wide range of people seeking to be more active, Elizabeth’s personal experience is supported by the proper credentials. As Master Instructor, she shows other World Seikido instructors how to teach moves so that they are easier for students to learn. She earned a ‘Diploma with Honours’ in the ‘Health, Fitness and Nutrition Consultant’ program at Everest College. Elizabeth has CanFitPro certifications in Nutrition & Wellness Specialist (NWS), Personal Trainer Specialist (PTS) and Fitness Instructor Specialist (FIS).
“You hear about the benefits of physical activity everywhere,” Elizabeth says introducing her concept of martial arts based fitness. “I know that the variety of physical activity involved in martial arts contributes to my overall health and wellness. I went to college to find out which actions lead to which benefits. There, I also learned about the role of food as nutrition. This knowledge should be shared with everyone.”
The Active Abundance website details the unique features of martial arts based fitness programs and outlines some of the variations devised for the particular needs of people seeking more physical activity.
“Compare the various applications for one sparring combination with a different focus for each class,” explains Elizabeth. “In a martial arts class we concentrate on perfecting the technique or developing a defence with counter attack. In a fitness class we highlight the cardiovascular workout and the conditioning of multiple muscle groups that are used in performing the series of movements.”
“There are many specialized programs. In a class of active seniors we use the same movements to emphasize functional mobility such as improving stability and increasing range of motion. For amateur athletes we underscore the right balance between power and agility development.”
“All this from basic kicks, blocks, and punches!”
Active Abundance is having an Open House on Saturday September 15th at the Dance Pavilion in Pinafore Park from 1:00 to 4:00pm. A fun afternoon of fitness and wellness activities for the whole family; martial arts demonstrations; finger foods provided by Briwood Farm Market and Kathy’s Catering & Bakery; and cake to celebrate the 25th anniversary of World Seikido.
Contact: Elizabeth Windover Owner/Manager Active Abundance “Martial Arts Based Fitness and Nutrition Based Wellness” 519-851-9460 ActiveAbundance@rocketmail.com ActiveAbundance.weebly.com
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