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Coach -vs- Gym Instructor: What it requires to really help people
Over the 11 years I’ve spent in the fitness industry, I’ve come to understand what the people who come to me want when they start a fitness journey. It’s to feel safe, know they are getting guidance that is beyond their own knowledge level and have someone that can empathise with their current journey in
New Year’s Resolutions – A Pathway to Success or Free Fall to Failure?
The beginning of a New Year brings moments of reflection for many. Regardless of whether you’re glad to see the back of 2019, or you have plenty of stand out moments, you’re probably starting to look ahead to what 2020 will bring. Maybe this involves setting a New Year’s resolution based around your health, fitness
What is Intra-Abdominal Pressure?
Intra-Abdominal pressure (IAP) refers to the pressure within the abdominal cavity. Maintaining sufficient abdominal pressure, whilst breathing at the same time, is important for achieving good stabilisation of the core. At LiftOff, you’ll often hear the coaches using phrases such as “brace your core” and “create tension in your midline”.  We use our core to
If you don’t snooze, you lose!! SLEEP!
If you don’t Snooze, You Lose. SLEEP!    Taking a closer look at how our feminine bodies change throughout our cycle can be an incredibly powerful tool. When we understand what’s going on from the inside we can set ourselves up for success in reaching our health and fitness goals.   Your period health holds
What goes into planning young kids classes? 
The planning of kids classes   When people see my board for younger kids classes, they see a bunch of drawings, some magnets, a few lines and a date at the top. They then spend at least 10 minutes deciphering it! However more thought goes into it than just selecting which animals I’m going to
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
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
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