• Critical thinking

    Passion: What ever makes you happy?

    1104 words: estimated reading time 5 mins 30s. . As exercise professionals we are usually pretty enthusiastic about convincing others to share our love of physical activity, exercise and sports – but how much love are we really expecting? I hadn’t…

  • Exercise prescription

    Exercise form – informed?

    Locking it up 963 words – estimated reading time: 4mins, 50s. One of the things (and there’s a lot) that really perplexes me with exercise is the range of rules and guidelines that surround exercise and exercise technique. What I’m…

  • Opinion,  Strength & conditioning

    Plenty of blame to go around

    930 words; reading time around 4 minutes, 30 seconds. I’m back, albeit sheepishly – heck, my last blog was over 4 months ago! To those who make the effort to visit this site and read my blogs – thank you…

  • Fitness

    The power of us

    1234 words; estimated reading time: 6 minutes, 10 seconds.   The social merits of physical activity are widely recognised. In fact, exercising in the company of others seems to be a really powerful motivator for exercise engagement across our lifespans.…

  • Critical thinking

    Who do we trust?

    1385 words; estimated reading time: 6 minutes, 55 seconds. Reflecting on my recent blog on fitness trend and fads, I realised that it was, in reality, a superficial treatment of an important topic. The paper that I reviewed was effectively…

  • Critical thinking

    Calorie catastrophe!!

    1108 words: estimated reading time 5 mins 30s Who’s Bad? One of my closest colleagues would periodically confess to having been bad. She wasn’t reporting on her poor behaviour; she was simply owning up to having eaten a Snickers bar…