Movement

What Kids Can Teach You About Movement

On our daily walks with our son, I often have to lure him to keep moving forward. With a combination of “there might be a digger around the corner“, “maybe we can see a motorbike or a blue bus“, or “let’s go and see if the puppy is there today.”* […]

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Are You Getting Functional Training All Wrong?

  “Functional training is only functional when your body is functioning well.” Dr. Andreo Spina Ah, functional training, one of the many great fitness buzzwords. Remember when being functional was synonymous with arm curls on a Bosu ball and back squatting on Swiss ball? Yep, we used to call it […]

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Insights from Move Strong’s Kettlebell Workshop

I acknowledge that 99% of my readers are not health and fitness professionals. I will briefly explain what the workshop was about and then go into how you can improve your kettlebell training. I recently took part in Move Strong’s An Introduction to Kettlebells for Rehabilitation and Performance –  workshop in Sydney.  […]

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How to Fix Back Pain

I am no stranger to back pain. There are more than few clients I see that have either had or a still dealing with the bane of back pain. And I’ve had my fair share of back issues in the past. There is just something wrong about the evolution of the […]

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Good vs Bad Fitness Hacks

We love hacks. The quick fixes, the shortcuts, the simple solutions that promise to solve our most complex issues. Most hacks give us a false sense of hope that we can skip the long road ahead. They lure us away from the actual work in hopes of an easier way.

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How to Be as Flexible as JCVD (in the 80’s)

Jean-Claude Camille François Van Varenberg. Jean-Claude Van Damme. JCVD. A man who moves smoother than Morgan Freeman’s voice and drops into splits faster than you can say “moules-frites”. If god forbid, you ever get into a situation where you are required to talk dirt and handle splits and scissor kicks, […]

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Movement Integrity and Why It Matters

I’ve missed a chance working with a person because I wasn’t willing to put them through the latest gut-wrenching, head-exploding, high intensity workout that they’ve seen on TV or in magazines. I’ve lost clients because at the end of their session they were not spitting their pancreas out on the […]

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