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International Women's Day Giveaway

GIVEAWAY ALERT: In honour of International Women’s Day on March 8 and all the fierce and fabulous women we know and want to know, Run Little Monkey is giving away one of our “F4” tank tops. (Entry details at end of this post) This shirt is by far the most controversial shirt we’ve ever had. So many women would come up to us at runs and other events and say, “I love this shirt . . . but I’m not a feminist.” Or “Why’d you have to ruin this by having the word feminist?” To us, feminist is not a bad word. If you don’t believe in social, economic, and political equality for women, then it’s OK if you don’t...

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Physio Talk: Butt basics

By Dylan Tannyan We are going to talk about the gluteus maximus (glute max) muscle. This important muscle sits on both sides of the body and runs from the pelvis to the femur (leg bone). The main role of this muscle is to extend and externally rotate the hip joint. The glute max is vital for simple tasks such as standing, walking, and even trunk support while sitting. This muscle becomes even more important during tasks of high force and power generation such as running or almost any sport activity. Many folks are concerned that they aren’t using their glute max properly, that their glute max isn’t firing properly, or that theirs is “turned off.” Unless someone has sustained a...

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Holiday gift guide - Shop woman-owned edition

 As a solopreneur running my own business, I know the importance of support from other small businesses, especially those that are woman owned. So here’s a curated list of some great stuff and local Toronto companies that I love and urge you to support with your holiday shopping. Also feel free to add any businesses that you like in the comments.  - Gail, Head of Monkey Business For your active life: Run Little Monkey, of course. My fave shirt: the original purple long sleeve RLM logo shirt but who can choose? It’s like getting a hug all day, according to our customers, so get one of each.    For the chocolate lover: Xauxa Only three ingredients in each bar delivers pure chocolate...

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