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What is Free Play, and why is it so important? 
What is Free Play, and why is it so important?    Free Play is described by “Play England” as “children choosing what they want to do, how they want to do it and when to stop and try something else. Free play has no external goals set by adults and has no adult imposed curriculum.
Top 10 Tips for working out after having a baby
Top 10 Tips for working out after having a baby   Exercising with intention and purpose after-baby is essential. Even with the most active pregnancy, smooth labour, and birth your body requires postpartum rehab and recovery to some extent. It has just taken 9 months to nuture and grow your baby, imagine the huge changes
What is tempo?
What is tempo?   What is ‘tempo’ and why should I use it? Doesn’t it slow me down? It stops me from using the heaviest weight possible, isn’t that what I need to get stronger?   These are common things I hear when tempo is prescribed in resistance training. We’ll keep the topic of discussion
Defining your goals
Defining your goals   Before we step foot in the gym, we all have a reason to why we are making the first step in starting our fitness journey. If you don’t, find one. I believe setting ourselves up with a continuous goal to achieve helps create the mental/physical challenge our minds need on a
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
Back Pain During Pregnancy 
Back Pain During Pregnancy    The good news is your baby is growing! Thats exactly what should be happening although all this additional weight can often be tough on your body and in particular on the back.    Don’t worry you are not alone, lots of women will experience some degree of back pain during
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
Should children squat?
Should children squat? We’ve all seen the toddler just dropping into a perfect squat, and perhaps like me, we may have been slightly jealous at that fact! But we can let toddlers have this one. They’re not built like us. At the age of 1, their bodies can be roughly divided into four even sections. Their head being
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

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