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Play Games

Thoughts of the week

“Play games”

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When was the last time you played a game?

What was it? Sport, board, computer?

Who was it with? By yourself, with a friend, with family?

If you can’t remember you’re missing out! There are many benefits you can gain from doing so such as…improved coordination, improved problem-solving skills, enhanced memory, improved attention and concentration, a great source of learning new information, improved the decision making, enhanced multitasking skills and improved social skills…just to name a few!

We use games with all of our clients, young to old, health to performance, novice to elite and we notice the same thing all the time…everyone loves them! Why do you think the is?

No matter who you are and what you do we all have serious parts of life that are tough, stressful, serious and outcome dependent. Being able to switch off for just a few minutes can reset our wiring, recharge our batteries and put a smile on our face.

The reason we use games with all the people we work with is to bring back to default mode and give a clear vision of where they are, where they want to get to and how they are going to get there!

“The beautiful thing about learning is that nobody can take it away from you”

What is the harm of having a bit of fun now and then too? Elite athletes under pressure to perform, corporate executives under constant deadlines to please someone else, kids drowning in work at school…life’s hard! Let’s get on with what we need to do as well as we can but also smile and enjoy the ride, play games…

Exercise of the week

Development | Strength | Rotate | Level 1 | A to E | Progressions
  • Rotate | Pallov press | Horisontal (A)
  • Rotate | Pallov press | Vertical (B)
  • Rotate | Prone bridge rotation | Arms bent (C)
  • Rotate | Prone bridge rotation | Arms straight (D)

Find out more about this program here

Recipe of the week

Jerk chicken pieces with roasted carrots, beets & cauliflower

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  • Slice and dice carrots, beets & cauliflower into bitesize chunks
  • Sprinkle with olive oil, salt, pepper and a pinch of mixed herbs & place in oven on a medium heat for 20 mins.
  • Roughly cut 1 large or 2 small chicken breasts in to chunks & rub with jerk seasoning
  • After 10mins heat up coconut oil in pan & slowly cook until golden brown all over
  • When all ingredients are ready plate together & serve

Find out more about our nutrition plans here

Training song of the week

Feels so good – Mike Mago

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