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Justin Whittle
Wednesday, 20 September 2017

The ProActive Family is Growing

Meet Our Newest Team Members

It takes a well-oiled team of dedicated professionals to keep the ProActive train running smoothly and growing steadily! There’s been a lot of expansion lately, including the newest ProActive location in Grand Falls-Windsor, so it should come as no surprise that there are more incredible people along for the ride! 

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Roberta Hammond

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Dr. Jill Moulton

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Justin Whittle
Thursday, 07 September 2017

Make Your Way to Market

Getting to know the St. John’s Farmers Market

Summer might be coming to an end, but there’s still lots you can do to fight those pre-winter blues, like visiting the St. John’s Farmers Market! b2ap3_thumbnail_10438222_713733172032591_6900039313138921776_n.jpg

Living a proactive life means more than staying active, so physiotherapists and owners Justin and Chris are here to talk about how eating well, buying local, and supporting your community can benefit your sense of wellbeing in any season.

 

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Justin Whittle
Tuesday, 22 August 2017

We Know ... What's Next

In the Off-Season: Health and Hockey

Glenn Stanford is the Chief Operating Officer for the St. John’s Ice Caps, but he’s also a lifelong athlete who has watched the sport change over the last 15 years.

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Justin Whittle
Thursday, 10 August 2017

We Know ... Occupational Therapy

What works at work?

Is your neck or lower back hurting you while reading this? Have you been injured at work? You might need an occupational therapist! Physiotherapists and owners Justin and Chris want to take a moment to talk occupational therapy and how it can help you (and your business) work smarter. 

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Justin Whittle
Wednesday, 09 August 2017

We Know ... Ergonomics

Sitting Pretty 

 This is not a medieval torture device.

It’s an office chair!

This is one of many styles of ergonomic office chairs, and it’s designed to improve your posture at your desk. Justin and Chris, physiotherapists and co-owners of ProActive, want you to take sitting seriously. 

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Justin Whittle
Friday, 07 July 2017

Living with(out) the pain

Before they became co-owners of ProActive, Justin Whittle and Chris Cluett met while studying to become practicing physiotherapists. As much as they love to help their clients manage and hopefully, eliminate pain; a big part of the business is about helping people reach their lifestyle goals in other ways.

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Justin Whittle
Friday, 23 June 2017

Making History at Home

We all have our heroes, but Alex Faulkner is someone who is a hero to all hockey players in this province. From a family of five hockey-playing brothers, Faulkner became the first NHL player from Newfoundland and Labrador. No small feat! Before Cleary, Clowe, Purcell, and Greening were household names, the original NHL’er from NL was Faulkner.

Physiotherapists and owners Chris Cluett and Justin Whittle talk about a homegrown hero and celebrate our province’s hockey history.

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Justin Whittle
Thursday, 08 June 2017

How being on the water keeps Jodi Cooke on fire

As one of our favourite newscasters, Jodi Cooke is obviously in great shape, but you won’t see her kicking around a gym on a regular basis. Chris and Justin asked her a few questions about her fitness regime and how it fits into her job.

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Justin Whittle
Friday, 12 May 2017

Working for the Weekend

ProActive sees hundreds of patients dealing with pain and damage from workplace accidents every year and too many of those are young people. In fact, young people are far more likely to be injured on the job. Owners and registered therapists Chris Cluett and Justin Whittle are talking about why and how to prevent injuries to young workers for North American Occupational Safety and Health Week.

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Justin Whittle
Thursday, 27 April 2017

Evan Woodford: Holyrood’s triple threat!

Volunteer firefighter and fire inspector at the Holyrood Fire Department, fire protection technologist with K&D Pratt, and FireFit competitor, Evan Woodford is a triple threat!
Evan reached out, so we donated funds to help a team of four members from the Holyrood Volunteer Fire Department to participate in the FireFit Challenge in PEI last July.

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Justin Whittle
Thursday, 13 April 2017

Change from within ... Bay Roberts

Chris and Justin, our head honchos, are big fans of starting with tiny steps to make a big impact. So they thought they’d chat about making change around the ProActive brand and how a fellow athlete helped them do it.

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Justin Whittle
Thursday, 30 March 2017

We Know … Bay Roberts

When you move to a new place it’s interesting to find out about the people who built it to be what it is.
When owners and registered therapists Chris Cluett and Justin Whittle expanded ProActive and opened Strive Express Fitness into Bay Roberts, they were pleased to discover one of the defining characters in that town was Wilbur Sparkes. His story – while eventful – also embodied ProActive’s values: community, sport, passion, and education.

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Justin Whittle
Friday, 17 March 2017

We Know ... Clarenville

Youth in Clarenville are enjoying winter!

A lot can stand in the way between youth and physical activity in this province – especially in the winter. But there are programs available to get people off their seats and get moving. If there’s anything ProActive head honchos, Chris and Justin know, it’s physical activity, so they were thrilled when they found out YouthTube - Community Youth Network, near their Clarenville location, was getting youth out and on the go!

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Justin Whittle
Thursday, 02 March 2017

Holy crow, we continue to grow!

We’re just getting bigger … and better, to help you create a ProActive plan for Prevention and Wellness - no matter where in the province you live or what services you need to live a healthy life. Our head honchos Justin Whittle and Chris Cluett are here to give you the lowdown on our loco last year and two new locations!

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Justin Whittle
Thursday, 09 February 2017

Training Part Two: The Mind

You wouldn’t walk onto a stage in front of thousands and play a deadly ol’ solo without first learning how to play notes and chords. You wouldn’t attempt to build a house without learning plumbing, electrical or how to use power tools.

And you certainly won’t be drafted to the NHL without years of practicing skating, stick handling, shooting, and learning the rules of the game.

So why would you rush into running an IronMan or marathon?

Here are our head honchos Chris Cluett and Justin Whittle in the second of a two-part series to talk about the importance of the mind in training for all of life’s big goals, then go back and read the first part and learn how to train your body!

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Justin Whittle
Thursday, 26 January 2017

Training: For your body

 

You’ve got to practice defence before you can steal the ball. You’ve got to lift 100 pounds a lot of times before you can lift 200, and you’ve got to know your body to determine whether you’re going to succeed.

Every year we see patients with injuries from playing too hard without any preparation, so we’re going to give you the lowdown on how to plan properly, and ProActively prevent, those injuries. Here are our head honchos Chris Cluett and Justin Whittle in the first of a two-part series to talk about the importance of training for all of life’s big goals.

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Justin Whittle
Thursday, 12 January 2017

The life lessons learned from sport

What’s the best thing about competitive sports? The competition, the personal growth, the unspoken bond between athletes. And how do you achieve all that? Training! Just ask head honchos Chris and Justin, and their new friend Dave Ling!

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Justin Whittle
Friday, 16 December 2016

We Know … Recovery

 

Chris and Justin, our head honchos and outdoor sports fans, have some tips for getting back on the horse after an injury.

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Justin Whittle
Thursday, 01 December 2016

We Know ... Rehabilitation

Try, try succeed

 

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We helped Patrick Parfrey recover from his broken and dislocated ankle in 2010. He says he had a good experience and he’s still doing his physio exercises today. Patrick was just back from playing and training in Uruguay when head honchos (our co-owners and registered therapists) Justin Whittle and Chris Cluett asked him about being one of this province’s first family of Rugby, activation exercises, and running with the big guys as part of Team Canada.  

 
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Justin Whittle
Thursday, 17 November 2016

We Know ... Massage

Can a Massage Make You A Better Runner?

As the temperature drops and the leaves start to fall, you know what we start thinking about?Running! Just ask head honchos Chris and Justin;

Rare breed

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Chris: As we’ve talked about before we know runners are a different breed; no aches and pains, no weather, not much at all will keep them from getting in their miles.

 

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