There are no quick fixes to vibrant health. Like most things worth having, it takes some effort, a few lifestyle alterations, a small sacrifice here and there, but most importantly it needs to stay that way. Consistency is key to improved physical conditioning. Ask yourself if you are ready to commit to that. Getting energy levels, up, excess weight off, and being on the best of terms with the bit that carries your head around is a long term commitment. Are you up for it?
"Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity."
World Health Organization
Fitness can be considered as the ability to meet the demands of a given task. That might climbing a flight of stairs without doubling over gasping for air or completing an Ironman triathlon in under ten hours. The components underpinning success in either of those goals require specific attention and conditioning. Superior fitness is always built on the foundations of good health.
Nutritional assessment / weight management
We define a personal nutrition strategy for you to suit your tastes and lifestyle. The emphasis is on seasonal and balanced nutrition, not on fad diets or exclusion of specific food groups. Regular communication with Garth will be the key to understanding the what, when and why of your optimal nutritional intake.
Endurance Training Plans
Regardless of your endurance sport or race distance, a planned approach to the training sessions you are able to do, where the objective is progressively increasing the training loads you can realistically absorb, is the way forward. Plans are never set in stone, but are plastic and responsive to individual needs and requirements.
Strength & Conditioning Training Plans
The science is clear. Specific strength training improves endurance performance. It also helps prevent injury and for those over 35 years old, the maintenance of lean body mass is a must if you plan on getting up close and personal with your real potential.
Endurance sports are about economical movement patterns and covering distance as quickly as possible for the least metabolic cost. The manner with which you move body segments while you run, swim or turn the pedals can be filmed, broken down, analysed and improved. Every athlete from beginner to elite can improve their technique.
Lifestyle and Fitness Integration
The main impediments to getting into good basic condition or even building competitive fitness for many, are related to lifestyle constraints. Long hours at the office, constant business travel and family commitments conspire to slow or halt progress. The solution is precise management of training loads, both acute and chronic, in line with what is realistic and achievable, while still encouraging consistent progress. There is always a way to make progress.
Successful Ageing Strategies
The progress made in the field of exercise physiology in the area of exercise performance and ageing has all but removed the excuses for reducing intensity during exercise as we age. Ageing successfully is about maintaining, or even increasing, aerobic capacity, muscle strength and flexibility. The same physiological principles apply to a septuagenarian as to an elite athlete. The key is in the training prescription and the inclusion of additional recovery time.
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Professor Alison McConnell, BSc, MSc, PhD, FBASES, FACSM.
Professor of Applied Physiology, Brunel University, UK. Author of "Breathe Strong, Perform Better"
Karine Seguin - Head of European Business Development – Financial services sector, London
Michi Weiss - Pro Ironman Triathlete.
2011 XTERRA World Champion and 2010 Winner Ironman St.George.
Phil Mosley - Elite Triathlete & Coaching Editor of Triathlon Plus magazine
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