We were lucky enough to attend the MPower summit in QLD at the start of the month. Surrounded by so many exciting martial arts clubs, schools & brands we made some notes about what the best schools do best: 1. Make your brand stand out from competitors As the industry continues to grow, you need to make sure you are continuing to differentiate yourself from local competitors – whether that be highlighting your club colours, updating your website, maximising your social media plan, or becoming more involved in the community. You can now create unique and custom uniforms and training...
This month I have chosen some workouts using my favourite pieces of SMAI fitness equipment. There are options for beginner and advanced athletes – give them a go and comment your results below! 1. DEATH BY AIRBIKE As awful as it sounds – a workout to test your mettle and aerobic capacity. Start by setting your clock for an unlimited amount of time. On 3, 2, 1, GO – you only need to hit 1 calorie within the first minute, you may then rest the remainder of the minute, on the second minute you must hit 2 calories, 3 calories...
Let’s chat technique! You’ll often hear coaches and athletes say the most efficient movers tend to be the ones who take home gold at competitions. Take a look at recent Men's CrossFit Games champions: Rich Froning, Ben Smith, Matt Fraser; what do they all have in common? Exceptionally good technique and movement efficiency. Is this a coincidence or a sign that you should spend some time on your tech instead of smashing wod after wod? I’d say the latter. In my personal experience working and competing in the CrossFit space since 2011 I’ve had the privilege to work with exceptional...
Keeping your gym tidy and clean is not only important for health and hygiene, but also for your members safety, atmosphere, and plays an important role in first impressions when attracting new members. Here’s our 5 Tips to Keep Your Gym Tidy: 1. Wipe & Clean Daily Make sure to use chemicals that aren’t too harsh for your equipment, as this may cause them to deteriorate faster. Your safest bet is to use a PH neutral detergent and then wipe dry with a cloth. 2. Keep it off the floor We’ve said it once before, and we’ll say it again....
In my most recent post about recovering from CrossFit, I touched on many of the strategies that I use to help me wind down and regain energy from the strenuous training that I do, you can read more about that here.One thing I touched on was nutrition, but I want to use this blog post as an opportunity to delve into this a little more, as it’s been something that’s been a game changer for me in terms of getting the most out of my training. CrossFit places nutrition at the foundation of the period, claiming that: In my most...
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