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 Fartlek Training: Benefits & Examples

If you’re looking to add variety to your running, break a plateau or improve your overall pace and endurance, fartlek training may just be the answer. Fartlek is a Swedish word meaning “speed play” and it involves alternating periods of high intensity max efforts with lower intensity recovery periods. These […]

4 Reasons To Strive for a Good Night’s Sleep

Why do we need to sleep? Countless research has been done on sleep and its effects on the human body but scientists have still not come to a definitive conclusion as to why we need to sleep. We do know that sleep influences your mood, your performance, decision making, digestive […]

The Benefits of Strength Training

Strength Training should be the cornerstone to every training routine. It helps improve quality of life through developing muscular strength and endurance, bone strength, balance and it can help prevent injury. Strength training will also reduce the effects of sarcopenia as you age. Sarcopenia is muscle loss relative to the […]

Why Do We Warm Up?

A question often raised by the typical CoachPACT client who is short on time is, “Can I skip the warm up”? Unfortunately, the answer is no! You have probably heard that warming up helps prevent injury. I can confirm that it does, along with offering many more benefits to exercise […]

Does sweating make you burn fat?

There is a common misconception in the industry that the more you sweat, the better. Below, remote coach John Barry, discusses a myth that has been doing the rounds; does sweating burn fat? Sweating may be an indication of how intense you are training. Several factors can dictate how much […]

Warm weather training and the importance of staying hydrated

Training in hot conditions can have unfavourable effects on both health and performance. Physiological strain from excessive heat can cause symptoms such as fatigue, weakness, dizziness, confusion, and fainting. However, we are well adapted to perform in the heat as we have many built in mechanisms which help with heat […]

4 Step Checklist to Getting Lean this Summer

At some stage or another we have all had the goal of getting leaner or toned depending on your choice of vocabulary. We want to cut down body fat and maintain our existing muscle mass to improve how we look, particularly in the summer time. Here are 4 steps you […]

The Process of Goal Setting

Achieving your Goal We all have a purpose and a will to succeed but how we achieve success is relative to the individual. Successful people are serial goal setters whereby the path they have taken to arrive at where they are now is the result of achieving and conquering many […]