Author archive: admin
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04
2018

Renaissance Periodization Seminar Review

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This weekend just gone we had the privilege of hosting DR. Mike Israetel, Dr. James Hoffman and Dr. Melissa Davis from Renaissance Periodization for a seminar on Sports Nutrition and Recovery. The seminar was over two days and the level of information was second to none. I have attended numerous sem...

09
03
2018

How hard should you go?

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I was asked this question the other day in class and it made me think. Of course the brief answer is always ‘it depends’ but I thought about the question in the context of who was asking it and tried to get a little more specific. There are numerous factors to take into account when providing an ans...

02
01
2018

Setting goals for the New Year

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I like to take this time – most years at least, to write up some goals for the forthcoming 12 months. I used to be a serial list-maker, every Sunday night would involve re-evaluating my life and it became addictive. I actually remember doing this as far back as when I was in school. I like to overan...

01
01
2018

Ramblings and observations from the past 24 months…

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I wrote an article back at the end of 2015 on what the year taught me – or to be more precise, what the year forcefully made me learn by way of kicking my ass relentlessly. It got a lot of positive feedback as it was very much written from the heart and I think it resonated with a lot of people. I l...

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12
2017

New Years Fitness Myth-Busting

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I am midway through my second decade working in this industry and I have seen many trends come and go and approaches to fitness change in that time. Maybe I am more tuned into all things fitness these days but I am definitely seeing an increase in people being aware of being fit and the benefits of...

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09
2017

Why we don’t offer Drop-in classes

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In the past couple of months we have had a surge in interest in the gym, which is great! One of the questions that has been popping up with a little more frequency is that of drop-in classes and asking if we provide them. The short answer is a resounding no. I will attempt to explain as briefly as p...

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08
2017

Skierg Tutorial

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Here is a (not so) brief video on how to use the Concept2 Skierg. The Skierg has become a lot more popular in the past few months and I expect the popularity of the machine to grow. Here are some basic technical pointers to help you get an effective workout when using this great piece of equipment.

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08
2017

The Fundamental Attribution Error

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This is a term that every Personal Trainer, Coach and gym owner should be familiar with. If you are one of the above and you haven’t heard of it before, you’re in luck… What is the Fundamental Attribution Error?  According to Wikipedia, ‘…the fundamental attribution error (FAE), also known as the co...

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08
2017

What 6 years of SDSC has taught me

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Every year LinkedIn reminds me that it is my work ‘anniversary’, probably the only use I have for that site is to mark this little milestone each year. When I stop for 5 minutes and think about it, I have probably gotten to 6 years in spite of myself. There are a lot of things I would have done diff...

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07
2017

Ab Wheel Rollout Tutorial

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In my opinion, Ab Wheel rollouts are one of the best exercises for strengthening the anterior core. One of the main reasons I prefer this movement over the conventional choice of crunches is that it requires the core to contract isometrically, resisting against movement. It doesn’t require the spine...