Are sports/energy drinks hazardous to your health?

By | 2018-08-14T21:21:01+00:00 August 6th, 2018|psychology, stress, sugar, yin & Yang|

Over the years I am often approached as a studio to sell a number of products one being sports drinks. Most gym retailers will also sell them, it's an extra way to make money on top of exercise. However one of my core values is always to educate clients and help people be in the [...]

What makes a good coach?

By | 2018-07-13T18:58:21+00:00 June 30th, 2018|accepting change, pain, Philsophy, stress|

Are you stuck in rut? Want to lose weight? Get fit? Gain core strength, flexibility and balance? Or perhaps need help with a health condition or back injury? Then maybe you need a good coach? There is no exact blueprint for a good coach, as each coach will have their own strengths and weaknesses. However, [...]

Being average and mediocracy – Do you accept?

By | 2018-06-20T12:52:39+00:00 June 11th, 2018|accepting change, anatomy|

The way you do anything is the way you do everything. What do I mean buy this? Are you settling for being mediocre in life? Are you giving your boss at work a mediocre performance, do you accept yourself mediocre standards?  We all have off days when we don't give our best and there is [...]

Failure & 5000 reasons not to do something – Part 2

By | 2018-06-22T17:27:55+00:00 June 3rd, 2018|accepting change, pain, psychology|

The best way to progress in anything is to get smarter and educate yourself. Always go towards the bigger dream, drive for change or get clued up on the subject. As a CHEK practitioner we always make the client an independent human being and never let them stay reliant on the therapist. If clients are [...]

Failure & lack of motivation is normal – Part 1

By | 2018-06-20T12:53:45+00:00 June 3rd, 2018|accepting change, Philsophy|

My most powerful motivation comes from people who said I could not do it or that I had failed in some way, shape or form. This was the best thing ever to happen to me as they made me succeed perhaps not in the way they call success, but to aspire not just to make [...]

Why quick fixes do not work – There is no substitute for doing the work

By | 2018-06-20T12:54:12+00:00 May 21st, 2018|accepting change, connective tissue recovery, connective tissue repair, eccentric, Embodied Emotion, Emotional Experience, psychology, stress, tired|

Quick fixes don't work in the body. Most of us don't want to hear this, but; there really are no quick fixes or short cuts to optimal health and movement  (or to anything else worthwhile, for that matter). The road to bettering ourselves is a long continous one that requires time, commitment and self discipline. I always [...]

Deep longitudinal system & core stabilisation – Part 4

By | 2018-05-16T13:11:00+00:00 May 9th, 2018|Deep longitudinal system|

One of the ways we can look at back health and saving our back is take our attention to the deep longitudinal system.The dominant role of the deep longitudinal system is to control ground reaction forces during gait motions. ... The posterior oblique subsystem works synergistically with the deep longitudinal subsystem distributing transverse plane forces [...]

Lateral sling system & Core stabilisation – Part 3

By | 2018-05-16T13:11:00+00:00 May 9th, 2018|Lateral sling sytem|

When thinking about core stability we must think about everything in the body in particular the extremities aka arms and legs. You may have an ankle injury, lower back pain and this could be stemming from the lateral system. The lateral system provides essential frontal plane stability. this is accomplished  by a force couple  action [...]

Posterior oblique system & core stabilisation – Part 2

By | 2018-05-16T13:11:00+00:00 May 9th, 2018|Posterior oblique sling system|

Every time we move we move our connective tissues will create toque, tension, softness. This can be especially exaggerated and emphasised in such movements as below on the golf swing. Again we are taking our intention and attention to the sales bit everything else is working and is switched on a the term goes. The [...]

Anterior Oblique System & Core stabilisation – Part 1

By | 2018-05-16T13:11:03+00:00 May 6th, 2018|Anterior oblique sling system, AnteriorOblique system|

Over the next four weeks, we are going to look at the sling systems. The movement patterns I show are Pilates focused and there are many other ways of training the slings. We purposely take our intention and attention to specific areas of the body. Slings (also referred to as chains and/or loops) are a functional [...]