Does Perception Influences Body Image?


“If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear as it is – infinite” ~William Blake, English artist and poet, 1757-1827 A few days before this blog was written, I posted a picture of Tara Lynn, a plus-size, French model, in a motivation poster gag and shared it with close friends who understood my … Continue reading

Functional Training Redefined


“Be real – Avoid artificial restraints and positions.” ~Vern Gambetta, in reference to functional training. In the early 2000s, the term “functional training” was new and en vogue, and it still is today at a lesser degree. However, fitness and sports professionals have conflicting and varying definitions of what is considered to be functional training? … Continue reading

Core Training: Not Just Your Abs


The hardest punch comes from the most relaxed body and mind. ~SPE Performance In “Abdominal Function: How It Works”, we understand about the anatomical and biomechanical aspects of the core muscles. To further our understanding of the core, it is also a reflex-driven mechanism. We do not consciously activate our core or push our abdominals … Continue reading

Abdominal Function 1: How it works


When you walk into almost any gym or outdoor exercise class, you would see many people do countless reps of sit-ups,  crunches and similar exercises. They may believe that doing isolated ab exercises will give them flatter, stronger abs or improve their golf swing or running. However, think about this. When in real-life do you … Continue reading