Over the past few months yoga studios have been reopening, gyms have been reopening and the fitness world is beginning to rebuild after an extended (and potentially much needed) break! As you return to the studio, you might notice you move a little differently. Maybe you’ve lost some strength, maybe you’re a bit stiffer and […]
Firstly, body weight exercise is not just for beginners but it is certainly a good place to start! It is gives you the opportunity to develop strength & mobility in the body. Doing body weight strength work at home gives you the ability to SCALE to your own ability so you can improve with consistency. […]
By Dr Fauntine Lariba (Osteopath) Overuse injuries (RSI) are common and can present in various ways. Often relative rest is required but how can we stop overuse injuries from recurring after the restful period? To answer this we need to have a look at movement patterns and habits. Building skills & solving problems Every day […]
Each day you spend a portion of time thinking about different parts of your body, for example some people may think about tightness in their shoulders, their teeth or hair when they look in the mirror, their legs on a run or arms in pilates. Everyones mental list would look a little different, but how […]
By Dr Fauntine Lariba (Osteopath) Warm ups may not be the goal of training but this preparation phase is still important. Without a warm up we won’t be able to reap the full benefits of our workout and we also increase our likelihood of sustaining an injury. A comprehensive warm up should include 3 components: […]
By Dr Fauntine Lariba (Osteopath) Excising away from your usual training space can impose a number of challenges. Below are 5 points that are relevant for everyone who is climbing aboard the home workout train. 1. Pretty good is pretty good Training at home probably means you don’t have the space, equipment and guidance that […]
By Dr Fauntine Lariba (Osteopath) Gyms and studios are slowly reopening! There are a few things you should keep in mind to ensure that you safely return to your exercise routine: Warm up A warm up is about getting the blood flowing with gentle progressive movements that prepare the joints, muscles and bones for the […]
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Inspired by revolutionary movement expert Ido Portal, once a year The A Life participates in a 30 day community Squat Challenge. The results and feedback from our community is mind blowing! Improved posture, reduced hip pain, better digestion plus a more comfortable resting deep squat! Ready to give the challenge a go on your own? […]
Q. When can I do exercise once I have given birth? It depends, there are many factors to consider when it comes to returning to a safe movement practice. Firstly what kind of birth you had is a factor, intervention required, your recovery, current pain and energy levels all need to be taken into consideration. […]
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