Falls prevention – why I like it when people wobble

For the last couple of months I have been completing a falls prevention course online (I passed! Yay! Look out, I’m gonna be smug!) On the course I have been learning the basics of: Who is at greater risk of falling and injuring themselves Where, when and why they are at greater risk What practical … Read more Falls prevention – why I like it when people wobble

What makes a fit and capable body?

We should all strive to have a fit and capable body.  I don’t care if you are:

  • A young, up and coming athlete eager to perform at you maximum.
  • An average Joe office worker wanting to get a bit fitter and lose some weight.
  • Retired and wanting to maintain the quality of your life while you draw you pension.
Fit and capable body trapped inside.

Fit and capable body trapped inside.

A fit and capable body is hidden away inside all of us, and for health, performance and quality of life reasons, we all should try to help it get out. There are different components of a fit and capable body.  Here are my favorite ones:

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Training for very practical reasons.

Most people come to the gym to train for aesthetic reasons (to look better).  But a special few train for practical reasons (to be able to perform a physical task better).  And I like coaching these people!  And I had an eye opening opportunity the other day…in a funeral home.

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Proprioception – The word of the day.

I have spent quite a while developing my Exercise Workshop (being held in Skipton on July 4th, click here for details).  And one of the major goals of it is to coach people to simply “move” better, safer and more efficiently.  Because one thing I have noticed over the years, is how few people actually know what bits of their body are doing, and where those bits actually are!

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