The multi-talented health and fitness coach

Blog_July (Multi Func Fitness Coach)

You might be wondering to yourself, “What does it take to be a successful Personal trainer”? The answer is more complex than you think. When we hear the term “Personal trainer”, we mostly always picture a super-fit, good-looking individual instructing some poor soul to do some kind of complicated exercise in the gym. There is […]

Why Functional Fitness is the Core of CrossFit Training

Blog_June (Functional Fitness)

Written by: Lorinda Visagie As a Certified CrossFit Level 1 coach and Sport specific conditioner, functional fitness has completely changed the game on how we condition different sporting codes and recreational individuals. Functional fitness in CrossFit per definition states: “increased work capacity, across broad time and modal domains” thus “constantly varied, functional movements performed at high […]

Leadership

Blog 3 Mar (Leadership)

Written by: Chris Phillips Leadership and management are two different things. Management is telling your team what to do – Leadership is showing your team what to do. Becoming a great fitness leader is a challenging task. You will always be developing yourself and adapting every day. Being a manager can be very rewarding and a […]

How Modern Society has masked sport coaches in darkness

Blog 2 Mar (Modern Society)

Written by: Shereen Smith  Nowadays sport coaching has become so complex due to the effects of social media and crime, with drastic restrictions placed upon any video or photographic evidence as well as physical contact.  This is why it is essential that all sport coaches enforce a responsible coaching stance. This initiative is starting to take […]

Grooming Future Champions

Blog 1_January (Grooming Future Champions)

Written by: Joyce Rantsho Top athletes in the world are groomed at a young age to practise and execute the basic fundamental skills of their sport choice. Let’s take the Williams sisters as an example, who started learning how to play tennis at approximately 5 years of age. At ages 5 – 7 a child’s […]

The importance of strength training in young and old

Blog 3_December (Strength Training)

Written by: Lorinda Visagie Strength training is a key factor in the world of sport specific conditioning. This significant training stimulus is not only important in the professional performance domain of athletes but also to every day individuals that want to accomplish a well-balanced, healthy body. Strength training has become an integral part of an […]

The contradiction of LTPD

Blog 1 December The Contradiction Of Ltpd

Written by: Shereen Smith Many sporting federations globally have realized the importance of Long-Term Programme Development to ensure the growth and grooming of world class athletes to represent their Nations in the competitive world and ultimately bring home the Trophy or gold medal. However, the problem comes in with the execution of these well laid out […]

The Paradigm Shift in Coaching

Blog 1 November (Paradigm Shift In Coaching)

I remember when I was a younger sportsperson, the coach was an individual who rocked up at the field, gathered the troops together and guided us through a couple of drills and prepared us for the games the coming weekend. I can’t recall any of my coaches having a clipboard with them with a defined […]

How to get supporters to stadiums on game day

Blog 3 August How To Get Supporters To Stadiums On Game Day

The improvement of the home viewing experience has challenged sports teams (franchisees) to think about how they can better draw their audiences to the stadium. Would you rather stay at home on game day and watch the action from the couch? Or would you rather be part of the experience? “Taking steps to incentivise fans […]

Why movement plays a key role from young to old

Blog 2 August Why Movement Plays A Key Role From Young To Old

A lot has been said about the importance of movements in babies. Whether babies are lifting their heads, rolling over, sitting, crawling, standing and/or walking, these types of movements help with their overall development. Play is a very important aspect which has far more reaching impact on a child’s life than can be imagined. Lack […]