My ROAM (Range of Active Motion) programme and book ROAM: Movement as Medicine are the result of a goal setting exercise where my objective was to “Awaken the Joy of Movement in others”. When exercise is enjoyable, compliance increases and with compliance comes health, fitness and performance benefits. ROAM is that goal realised!
It is traditional to reflect on habits, behaviours and achievements at this time of the year and to construct some resolutions to bring new happiness and meaning to life.
“5 Elements – 5 Animals” is an approach I have developed, inspired by the customs and traditions from the East. It focuses on the dominant movement patterns that are essential for leading a healthy and fit life.
I learnt how tough dragon boating was on the body when I paddled for my works team UDC Finance way back in 1990. Later on I trained the Wellington City Conquerors and the Pru Crew (1996-2000), Royal Hong Kong X-Men and Women (2003-2004) and the 5x Stanley Mixed Gold Cup winners SeaGods (2005-2012 and 2015-2018). Naturally, the training focused on building strength, aerobic fitness and flexibility and I believe that…
In this blog post, I will focus specifically on the importance of performing a dynamic warm up before exercise, sports or physical activity, and discuss the issue of when and how to stretch safely and effectively.
I believe each of us is an individual with a unique set of life circumstances, physical condition, ambition and mental abilities. I specialise in customising programs that are appropriate to each individual, group, or team.
The Dancer pose assists balance, engages back extension and helps to lengthen the quads and hip flexors.
The human body was made to crawl, to run, to jump; to squat, lunge, bend, and twist; to push and pull. Throughout our evolution, we would perform these dominant movement patterns.
The late Dr Masaru Emoto froze water to study how the shape of crystals can be influenced by intention, frequency and vibration. In some schools in Japan he took three jars of water, each labeled with a different message; everyday for six weeks the children read aloud the message to the jar. Dr Emoto then froze the water from each jar and photographed the crystals…
Balance, we often hear, is the key to living a happy life but how do we define it, and more importantly apply it?
A spoonful of sugar helps the mid-section grow round… in the most delightful way. Sugar consumption is the biggest reason for fat gain. If you want to lose fat and prevent any further fat gain, it is crucial to understand the sugar-insulin response and its relationship to fat storage. This extract from my book, “The Bottom Line Of Fat Loss”, discusses sugar and its impact.