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26 Tips for a Healthier & Happier Life.

I’ve just finished reading a fantastic book by “StrengthsFinder” author Tom Rath called “Eat, Sleep, Move”. The book features the most proven and practical ideas – all based on research – to improve the way you live. Of course, no one is expected to do everything in this book starting on the first day. The idea […]

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13 Lessons I Learnt From the 2014 CrossFit Open.

A while ago I wrote a post about what I love (and don’t love) about CrossFit, and I took some serious heat for it. However, despite some of my reservations, I dived into the CrossFit world and recently competed in the 2014 “Open”. The Open is a global competition where everyone in the world is invited to compete […]

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Why CrossFit and Kettlebells Can’t Be Friends (and What That Has To Do with God)

As a physiotherapist and ex-professional gymnast, I’m a huge fan of functional fitness training. Anything that challenges the entire body as a unit and uses natural movements to produce real results. That’s why I love Kettlebells, and why I am following the rise of CrossFit with great interest. What I find unfortunate however is the way these […]

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4 More Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Do Kettlebells

Last year I wrote an article entitled 4 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Do Kettlebells that received a lot of attention. At the time, I had only been swinging the bells for a month or so and was very much a kettlebell-rookie. But ten months later, and a couple thousand “snatches”,”lunges”,”get-ups” and “oh-my-goodness-these-are-hard-ups” under my belt, […]

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4 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Do Kettlebells

There’s no denying it – kettlebells are so hot right now! Everyone and their dog seems to be swinging the ‘ole bells these days, and I am no exception. For a while now I have become disillusioned with “gym” in general. I usually start out OK but after 2 months or so I become bored out […]

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Mastering the Art of Self Discipline

Discipline is freedom.  Now you may not agree with that statement, and you wouldn’t be alone. For many of us discipline has become a “dirty” word associated with the absence of freedom. Yet the exact opposite is true. As Stephen Covey writes, “the undisciplined are slaves to moods, appetites and passions”, and in the longer […]

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