Marijka2As we get older, our tissues generally become more tight and rigid and our flexibility and posture can be negatively affected. Here’s some tips to keep you mobile and limber as you age:


A tightness in connective tissue can be associated with a lack of hydration so be sure to have your Hydro-flask with you at all times.

Eat Like a Champion

Fuel your body with a diet that is primarily fruits and vegetables, healthy fats and lean protein to assure your connective tissue has the nutrients it needs to grow and repair.


Make an investment in a massage therapist who can be very helpful in breaking down tight tissue and keeping you healthy and strong.

Range of Motion

Perform movement and exercise that has you moving through a full range of motion so you maintain functional mobility.

Lengthen While Your Strengthen

Perform exercise that has you strengthening while lengthening your muscles. Yoga and Barre classes are great to accomplish this.

Myofascial Release

Use equipment such as foam rollers or balls to roll over or provide pressure in areas that are tight to help them to release.

Vibration Therapy

Use vibration tools to help release tightness in tissues. I wrote a column on this topic just a few weeks ago. Make sure to read it!

Move Your Body

Just move! There’s nothing better at making you very tight and causing your tissues to become chronically shortened than sitting around doing nothing. So just move. Go for a walk. Get the heart pumping and blood flowing. Move your joints.

There is a Free local workshop titledMuscle and Tissue Release for Improved Posture on Tuesday November 29th from 6:45-8:00pm. Two local trainers, Derrick Delay and Marijka Morgunov, have come together and created a list of Foam Rolling & Myofascial release techniques paired with postural strengthening exercises that promote blood flow and will keep muscle tissues healthy, release tension caused by poor posture and enhance strength that will ensure lasting results. In this session, you will learn about fascia and how it can increase or decrease your performance and stress levels. You will go home with handouts so you can perform these much-needed techniques on your own to promote injury reduction and a decreased stress this holiday season. Go HERE to signup or call 360-574.7292 to reserve your spot.

Yours in health & fitness,
Sherri McMillan


Couve Run 2017


Join us for the COUVE CLOVER RUN – 3, 7 & 10 MILES on March 24th, 2019 in downtown Vancouver, WA.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s day with us at the 5th Annual Couve Clover Run. Wear your festive green while running or walking 3, 7 or 10 miles along an extremely fast and scenic course to support local charities! We will make you earn your post-event party, but it will be off the charts hosted by Main Event and other downtown Vancouver Pubs & Breweries.






Sherri McMillan

Sherri McMillan

Sherri McMillan, holds a master's degree in exercise physiology and has been inspiring the world to adopt a fitness lifestyle for more than 33 years. She has received numerous industry awards including 2010 CanFitPro International Presenter of the Year, 2006 IDEA Fitness Director of the Year, 1998 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year, 1998 CanFitPro Fitness Presenter of the Year and 2005/2006 ACE Fitness Educator of the Year - Runner up. She is a fitness trainer, fitness columnist for various magazines and newspapers, author of five books and manuals including "Go For Fit - the Winning Way to Fat Loss" and "Fit over Forty" and the featured presenter in various fitness DVDs. She has presented hundreds of workshops to thousands of fitness leaders throughout Canada, Australia, Mexico, Jamaica, New Zealand, Germany, England, Spain, South America, Asia and the U.S. She is the owner of Northwest Personal Training in downtown Vancouver, the founder of WHY Racing Events & WHY Community, participates in various community fundraisers and can be found running, biking, or hiking around the community. Find more information at

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