Blogs about Sports Conditioning

Back to School - Keeping Phyiscal Activity in your Child's Day

School’s back in session & that means more sitting for a population that needs to move to be mentally & physically healthy! Have you been keeping your kids active this summer? If so, you may be concerned about how to keep that up now. Students need at least 60 minutes a day of movement. If your student is not in involved in a sport where are some ways to keep them active. Get them outside, turn the TV off , start the day off with a stretch. We are the only mammals that don't do that! Animals actively stretch automatically when they get up.

September Strategy Special

September Strategy Special. Been off schedule this summer? Busy with the kids? Vacation blow outs? Just off your normal routine? Let us help to re-build an effective strategy for your wellness goals. With personal training you can reach goals quickly, safety & enjoy your physical activity. We design programs that you can appreciate. Activity that is undesirable, is unsustainable.New training clients: sign up for 5 sessions & receive 1 FREE! (good until September 31) 

The Not-Really-A-Program Program

If you play a winter sport like hockey or football...any sport where you have much of the summer off...you know that after taking a few weeks off at season's end, it's time to start thinking about some sort of off-season training to prepare your body for the new season. If you have kids, you may even consider sending them to sports camps. They are great, no question, but they can be very expensive and often time comsuming.  

Which Physiotherapy Techniques Can Restore Pain-Free Movement?

Many athletes and fitness fanatics count their relationship with a physiotherapist as an important part of their wider exercise regime. Whilst regular exercise is great for your health, sometimes the aftermath following a particularly intense workout can be painful.

Injuries in the Young and Arthritis

We all hear the stories about how sport is bad for you, running causes arthritis etc. but the reality is that until recently there had been, until recently, very few studies that looked at the effect of injury in young people later in their life. One of the most common areas of the body to be injured is the knee joint and similarly this is also one of the most common areas to get knee arthritis.Recent Study

Triathlon Training: Offseason foundational training

Let's talk about the conditioning for the upcoming 2015 triathlon season.  As I have been chatting with some triathletes and been getting a lot of raised eyebrows after I ask them how their Offseason and pre-season training is going.  NOW!; is the time to start your conditioning programs.  So before you hit the pool and the spin room, it is imperative to train your cor

Are Your Children Prepared To Remain Injury Free This Hockey Season?

Youth hockey is in full swing so parents, now is the time to stock up on gloves and toques for those cold arenas before the real cold weather arrives. While the parents are doing what they need to do to prepare for the long season, don’t forget about your little Wayne Gretzky. Are your kids doing everything they need to do for a successful, injury free season? 

WHAT ARE YOU TRAINING FOR?

 As an athlete, I enjoy sports of all kinds, but I have my favorites.  As a child I enjoyed riding my bike and playing football with the neighborhood kids.  In high school I played tennis and volleyball.  I went on to play tennis in college, but funny enough that was not my ‘favorite’ sport. My favorite sport is big wave body-boarding and surfing. I don’t live in a place to enjoy that as often as I’d like, but it’s a compromise I am making for a bigger goal.

Strength training will get you stronger, leaner & healthier

USA Triathlon Olympic Distance - Age Group National Championships 2014 - Race Report

The car was loaded with two bikes, two wetsuits, and a ton of other gear (as both of us would be racing) when my fiance and I drove to Milwaukee, Wisconsin to participate in