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Myth Buster: The Lactic Acid Edition

MythBusters: The Lactic Acid Edition  Lactic Acid. The evil, but unavoidable waste product generated by your body during periods of intense activity. Man, if I had a rand for every time I heard “Flush the lactic acid out” or “My legs are still full of lactic acid” …well, I’d be writing this article from some […]

Pilates vs. Yoga: Which is Better for Pain Relief?

Pilates and yoga have emerged as two popular exercise forms beyond physical fitness. With their focus on the mind-body connection and holistic well-being, these practices have gained significant attention, particularly their potential to alleviate pain. As more people seek natural and non-invasive methods to manage discomfort, the question arises: Which practice, Pilates or yoga, is […]

Everything you need to know about the goblet squat & why you need to do it!

The Squat. One of the most effective & well-known ways to develop lower body musculature, strength & power. While the barbell back squat is the indisputable king of the lifts, the kettlebell goblet squat offers some unique benefits that could take you to the next level. What makes it unique?  Unlike the traditional squat, in […]

The Benefits of Olympic Lifting for Athletic Performance

Woman weight lifting barbell.

Athletes looking for a way to boost performance often turn to Olympic lifting. This type of training has become increasingly popular with various athletes, from total beginners to pros. In this article, we will explore the benefits of Olympic lifting for athletic performance and how it can help you take your game to the next […]

The Role of Sports Massage in Injury Prevention

The Role of Sports Massage in Injury Prevention Sports massage has long been used for its beneficial effects on health, athletic performance, and general well-being. Helping athletes recover from injuries, reduce muscle tension, and increase range of motion using techniques like deep tissue massage, trigger point treatment, and stretching. In this piece, we’ll examine the […]

eta Rebrand

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Written by: Linda Halliday Job title: eta Academic Director Highest Qualification: MA Higher Education Studies (UCT) Introduction As you can see from the title of this blog, we are making a change to our eta brand.  This is a tiny change to the globe, but this change is significant because our globe is a big […]

Growing up in eta – Brenden Wooldridge

Introduction Most people start studying at an institution to become a Lawyer, Doctor or even a personal trainer. But no one starts studying at an institution in the hopes of one day working for the very same institution that educated them. Well…this is the true story of that exact thing happening to me. Body I […]

How Can An Education In Sports Help Conquer The Dangers Of Sedentarism?

Almost 40% of people in South Africa are dangerously inactive – as reported in a global study published by the World Health Organisation. The situation has worsened over the past year, with a study by P Jean-Luc Gradidge and colleagues showing that Covid-19 has exacerbated sedentarism, owing to calls to remain physically and socially distanced from society […]

Being a newbie at eta College

I am not usually one for writing, simply because I am not the best when it comes to words. But here goes nothing: I’ve only experienced eta College for two months now and I must admit that this energy is unmatchable. The people, the vibe, and the whole organisation together make for a pretty strong […]

The eta Month | 01 April 2021

“True ignorance is not the absence of knowledge, but the refusal to acquire it.” Karl R Popper We have decided to keep things fresh and move towards a monthly newsletter. Your feedback was heard and we excited to continue to see this space grow!      We love your feel good stories! Thanks for sharing, this […]

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