Category Archives: coaching

What is the purpose of your testing?

I have been thinking about this recently as FMS (functional movement screen) has managed to arrive on the SouthCoast of MA. FMS is currently offered at the local YMCA and was present at TriMania Summit. And while the region is … Continue reading

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Coaching

Coaching is about building relationships. More than putting together programs and routines, it is about people. Helping those individuals achieve goals. In my case, coaching surrounds athletes who compete in swimming, running, cycling and also those who are building strength. … Continue reading

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Snow Stepping

My tear-away calendar this morning discussed snow stepping, as stepping in another’s foot prints to keep shoes and feet when trudging in the snow, as opposed to someone walking with boots. It reminded me of the drills I learned and … Continue reading

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Watches, Monitors and Gadgets

Data, Data Everywhere!!! As technology improves, we are provided with more and more information to use as athletes, and as coaches.   The problem with data is when we pursue the data, instead of using it as a tool to … Continue reading

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A Weight Loss Challenge

I have been asked again to lead a group in a twelve-week weight-loss challenge.   The South Coast YMCA is hosting the challenge, with the objective of laying a foundation of a healthy lifestyle that will carry forward beyond the … Continue reading

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The Puke Factor

Today, a participant in my indoor cycling class said to me……. Great class, I always know it is great when I almost feel like I need to throw up……….. SAY, WHAT?!? It is never my goal or objective in training … Continue reading

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Current Issue of The AKWA Letter

The current issue of The AKWA Letter is out.   My article, Training with Pizzazz can be found on page 20.   Enjoy!   Posted with Blogsy

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Making changes for you

As I am making changes within the infrastructure of my business and the services I provide to you, I have been reaching out to professionals I trust. These are my go-to people who can assist me in being a better … Continue reading

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The swimming pool

I took this caption from a recent article in an open-water swimming magazine. The community of swimmers and non- swimmers for that matter forgets that there many other factors involved with swimming in open water than just swimming. This is … Continue reading

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My experience on a RealRyder

RealRyder is a company that is taking indoor cycling by a storm…… Well, maybe. I say maybe, since there is only a spattering of facilities that use these bikes in the Boston area and one on Nantucket.     Yesterday … Continue reading

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