If your business email is publicly listed on your website, chances are you've probably received at least one email from an overseas supplier soliciting "cheap price" and "quality products". Most of us tend to mark this as spam, but what if you actually responded to these emails? Will you really be able to cut costs? Before you hit reply on that email, here are 8 things for you to consider before taking this risk: 1. Legal Are you aware of all the importing laws and permits? Are there any trade agreements or treaties that may affect pricing? The government laws...
Twenty years ago I walked into a martial arts class with zero intention of ending the cycle of violence against women and children, I didn’t even know I was in a cycle of violence. Born into family violence with a front row seat to unhealthy relationships. Bullied in high school, because of the family violence at home. I made a poor choice to stand up to the bullies by joining a hardened inner city gang. No longer the victim, I started to become everything I didn't like about the people who had hurt me. It wasn't long before I found...
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...
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