Quadrupedal (ground based) movement benefits for over 40’s

Many individuals, if not most people by the time they are 40, perform their daily activities and exercises while standing and being in a predominantly upright position. As you approach your 40’s, chances are your movement patterns do not usually vary too much. You can almost predict what you will do everyday. This is just habit forming and it is … Read More

Making sure you have time for everything!

The words ‘time management’ can bring up feelings of control and restrictive schedules. But it’s a common term for how we organise our daily tasks to do the things we need to do and provide a balance between work, family and personal activities. When I discuss this with my clients, more often than not they tell me it is hard … Read More

Here are 5 Keys to Making 50 the New 30 with powerband training

1.Continually exercise using different patterns and planes of movement I have stressed this point numerous times over the years. Yet I rarely see it being done consistently.  Muscles and joints have the ability to move in 3 planes of motion, yet most exercise programs only use straight forward and back single (sagittal)plane movement patterns. All joints and muscles can move … Read More

Become grounded by training on all fours.

One of my favourite modalities/styles of training is ground based. For those that know me, I am very much into Animal Flow, created by Mike Fitch, founder of the Global Bodyweight Movement. In fact, I incorporate Animal Flow not into only my training, but aspects of my clients. Using your body as a resistance and having both your hands, feet in … Read More

Drink your way to weight loss.

How Can Water Help You Shed Kilos? So, you have got the diet clean and healthy and you have been following your exercise program for a month now but you are getting discouraged with the results of your weight loss so far. The fact is you may not be consuming enough water. It sounds stupid really because all you ever … Read More

Your gut health…Its been around longer than you know!!

Despite being considered by many as a relatively modern field of research, the first descriptions of human-associated microbiota date back to the 1670s–1680s, when Antonie van Leeuwenhoek started using his newly developed, handcrafted microscopes. In a letter written to the Royal Society of London in 1683, he described and illustrated five different kinds of bacteria (although he called them animalcules … Read More

To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art.

Tis true! We all need to nourish our bodies so we can get through the day’s activities, but it is possible to get away with bad nutrition and still manage to get through the day. So, what’s the fuss about eating right all about? This is where you separate the “men from the boys”. While you can go through life … Read More

What are the mental health benefits of exercise?

Exercise is not just about aerobic capacity and muscle size. Sure, exercise can improve your physical health and your physique, trim your waistline, improve your sex life, and even add years to your life. But that’s not what motivates most people to stay active. People who exercise regularly tend to do so because it gives them an enormous sense of … Read More

Don’t sabotage your success

“If you don’t have confidence, you’ll always find a way not to win.” – Carl Lewis Now, Carl Lewis is not a food guru or a nutrition expert. However, he is one of the most celebrated athletes in the  with 9 gold Olympic medals and 8 World Champion medals in track and field and sprinting. What he says though applies … Read More