Should we move in a certain way?
I’m trying to do what my coach says, but I can’t… Have you ever been told; ‘No don’t do it like that, you need to do it like this,’ but you still can’t quite get it the way you’re being told? In many circumstances, there are underlying principles that we aim to adhere to. However,
Why is strength training important for children?
Why is strength training important for children? We often hear of the 10 elements of fitness: Cardiovascular endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, agility, coordination, balance and accuracy. These 10 elements are required in order to be truly ‘fit’ and being able to express these elements is also essential to optimal health. “I wished I’d know that
Should children squat?
Should children squat? We’ve all seen the toddler just dropping into a perfect squat, and perhaps like me, we may have been slightly jealous at that fact! But we can let toddlers have this one. They’re not built like us. At the age of 1, their bodies can be roughly divided into four even sections. Their head being
What’s the difference between training and testing?
What’s the difference between training and testing? The difference between testing and training in regards to physical expression (strength in this case) is about the outcome of the demand. Cardio/conditioning is a very hot topic for another time! Was the capacity reached, relative to what we know the capacity is? For example a person has
Planning exercise around your menstrual cycle
Recommendations for planning exercise around tour menstrual cycle   I have put together a few recommendations that I feel will help all you awesome females optimise your performance both inside and outside of the gym. Keep in mind that everyone’s body is different. Before you begin making lifestyle changes, track your cycle and learn your
What is Diastasis Recti?
What is Diastasis Recti? Diastasis Recti is a phrase banded around quite a bit post baby and is something that when I had my two children knew very little about. Diastasis Recti is referred to as the separation of the rectus abdominis muscles or the ‘6 pack’ muscles down the midline of the belly. The
Building our children’s foundation in fitness
Building our children’s foundation in fitness A solid foundation is vital in many areas of our life. We wouldn’t build (or buy!) a house without a solid foundation. We wouldn’t drive over a bridge that was merely plonked in between two land masses. We wouldn’t expect to get a college or university degree by bypassing the basics of
WOMENS HEALTH – The menstrual cycle and training
WOMENS HEALTH – The menstrual cycle and training Women’s hormonal health plays a vital role in the overall health of our bodies. With every woman comes a different dietary history, a different lifestyle and different problems/ struggles to work around all which contribute to our hormones/menstrual cycles getting out of whack. Whether its females who
Does one size fit all to build muscle?
Does one size fit all to build muscle?   If it was as simple as, ‘overcome physical resistance and your muscles will grow’ then everyone would be the size of a professional bodybuilder. Just because you’ve created a greater force against another force, that you’re getting stronger. If you read somewhere that doing 5 reps
8 Week Core and Restore Postnatal Fitness Programme
8 Week Core and Restore Postnatal Fitness Programme   Giving Birth is Beautiful, Miraculous, Life Changing, filled with tears of Joy………….and Tears of Oh my goodness did my body just get hit by a bus! You love the gift that came with the challenges of birth, your beautiful baby. But post labour and pregnancy and meeting