Improving your game

Is your short game in golf hindering your ability to close out games? Are your competitors dropping you on hills during races? In any competition, an athlete wants to go in well prepared in order to be able to accomplish his or her goals. However, some of us neglect to identify and correct our weaknesses and during competition, they can factor into the outcome you are trying to attain. If you...Read more

Accomplir le travail : les entraîneuses dans le sport

De la sportive occasionnelle à l’athlète Orientation sur les athlètes – Ces deux femmes ont mentionné que la réussite et l’atteinte des objectifs des athlètes sont une énorme motivation dans le cadre de leur travail. Cette motivation alimente leur désir de créer des programmes qui aident leurs athlètes et qui entraîne un besoin d’apprentissage continu. Il existe plusieurs programmes qui sont...Read more

Keeping the Momentum

Whether you’re planning a March break getaway or already thinking ahead to summer vacation, a little time away can be the highlight of your year. Travel typically involves departing from your daily routine which can include your workout or training schedule . Sometimes a break in training can be seen as a setback in the hard work you've put into reaching your fitness goals. Keeping up training...Read more

Celebrating #WHATSTHERE

The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics were 17 days of jam-packed thrills expressed best in the slogan: #WEAREWINTER . The Games were filled with joyous moments, challenges, sportsmanship and national pride as we cheered on our Canadian athletes. There were plenty of great Olympic moments to be sure. The Dufour-Lapointe sisters took the top two spots in moguls; Alex Bilodeau and the women’s bobsleigh...Read more

Fresh or Frozen?

The Canadian Food Guide recommends that we consume between 4 to 10 servings of fruits and vegetables daily. One medium fruit or half a cup of fresh, frozen or canned vegetables is considered to be one Food Guide Serving . During the winter months, it is hard to find fresh fruits and vegetables that have been picked from a garden close by. We have become accustomed to eating fruits and vegetables...Read more

The underwater treadmill, an alternative to supplementing your training

It is no secret that athletes are always looking for an edge. As an athlete hungry to improve your performance, sometimes you can only train so hard before it becomes necessary to find ways of supplementing your training. Some athletes enhance their workload through cross training , resistance training or even through taking up another sport. One tool that has emerged in the last decade which has...Read more

Slopestyle Snowboarding

Slopestyle snowboarding will be making its debut as a Winter Olympic event in Sochi . Needless to say, Canada will be in full force with some of the best slopestyle snowboarders in the world. The goal of slopestyle snowboarding is to put together the best jumps and perform the most difficult tricks while making the least number of mistakes. Snowboarders hurtle down a terrain park, or in...Read more

Hungry to Compete

Coaches, trainers, anyone a part of an athlete’s support team, have a crucial role in not only preventing problematic eating, but also being the first responder in identifying the signs and symptoms. Recent studies show that athletes who have positive coach-athlete relations are less at risk of developing disordered eating habits. Coaches should work with their athletes to create a strong and...Read more

Warm weather training

In Canada, we are accustomed to long winters. As a society, we have adjusted fairly well by moving many of our sporting activities indoors. However, some people still have to do some or all of they’re training outside, or come up with a way to remain in shape during the winter months. Cyclists are relegated to stationary bikes, while runners tend to do their hard training on indoor tracks;...Read more

What is Physical Literacy?

by Leigh Cove Algonquin College Sport Business Management Intern Muscle memory is a well-known term in active living and sport. The idea that once you have learned something and practiced it, your muscles will begin to move with the pattern of the motions each time you use them until those patterns become natural. Physical literacy takes this idea and applies it to the learning and development of...Read more