Do you have a young goalie in your life? As the youth hockey season winds down it will be time to hang up the skates for another season. Ahhh…the BBQ’s, the swimming, the family camping trips, sleeping in, hockey training. WHAT?? Did I just say hockey training? In the off-season? Well, yes I did. If your little athlete plays at a high level such as rep hockey or has aspirations of playing in the pro or semi-pro leagues then some type of summer off-ice training is a good thing.
With the New Year having just passed, the January rush at gyms and fitness centers has commenced. It’s always a wonder why, come February, these new gymgoers empty back out even though their credit cards are still being charged $19.99 per month, month after month after month…
2014 was a really weird year for me. I would put most of the blame on transition. Yeah, I believe “transition” is the word that can sum up just about everything that happened to me in 2014. Where do I start…
What's a better gift to give to a loved one or your arch enemy than some training sessions to ring in the new year right? Let's face it. We're all going to eat, we're all going to regret it and start on our yearly " I'm gonna lose it by..." routine. Let me help you stick to it.
Any golfers out there? Golf is a great summer activity and the average male will expend about 620 calories during an 18-hole round!! Not a bad way to get some activity in. Like any activity though there is always the chance for injury and in fact the most common complaint is low-back pain. It can be caused by poor swing mechanics, poor conditioning or overuse…that is using the same movements repeatedly.
Sit at a desk all day? Wear high-heel shoes? This can be bad for the body. You may not realize it but even sitting requires your muscles to work to keep you in that position. Sitting at a desk all day can lead to muscle imbalances that affect your posture, the way you move and will lead to muscle aches and pains and even make you more susceptible to injury.
Last weekend, Perform Better allowed us an amazing chance to hear some of the greatest men and women in our industry share their wisdom with us. Among those who stood out from the rest were Martin Rooney, Todd Wright, Ingrid Marcum, Todd Durkin, Gray Cook and Thomas Plummer. From their many ideas a few underlying concepts surfaced, functionality and self-improvement.