Setting goals and staying motivated during January 💪🏼🏃🏽‍♂️🏃🏽‍♀️

Set Objective and Subjective Goals Objective goals focus on quantitative outcomes—tangible aspects of exercise or fitness that we can measure and see. Subjective goals focus on qualitative outcomes—feelings or perceptions we want to experience in regard to exercise. Subjective goals are important because they help uncover the root “why” of our objective goals. Research by Dr. Michelle Segar andContinue reading “Setting goals and staying motivated during January 💪🏼🏃🏽‍♂️🏃🏽‍♀️”

The benefits of exercising outdoors during winter

Research conducted in Finland found that training outdoors has a positive impact on our sleep quality, physiological health and mental wellbeing – with the latter observing the greatest effects. In the summer, our bodies rely on the sunshine for a hearty dose of Vitamin D which is important in keeping our muscles, bones and teeth healthy. In theContinue reading “The benefits of exercising outdoors during winter”

Why have diversity in physical activity groups?

Creating an environment that supports a psychologically safe climate enables individuals to; perform at their best, increase confidence and self esteem, support others and make the group experience more enjoyable. Creating a psychologically safe climate for a group of similar people is important. There can be additional  benefits for a diverse group too… Here areContinue reading “Why have diversity in physical activity groups?”

Managers/Coaches/Personal Trainers – Get In … trinsic!

Helping to move staff/colleagues/clients to being intrinsically motivated means they will work harder, stay longer and more.  Extrinsic rewards are great to promote initial action but they don’t encourage ongoing positive behavior change. Intrinsic motivation is related to performance, work effort, creativity, retention and higher … satisfaction.  As Managers/Coaches/Personal Trainers you can make this happen by designing an environmentContinue reading “Managers/Coaches/Personal Trainers – Get In … trinsic!”

Come on down, join in the fun!

Taking part in physical activity is about getting healthy, physically, mentally and socially … and having fun! Moving the emphasis of taking part in physical activity to joining a session/class for; Support, Socialising, Autonomy, Competency and fun, can change it to an activity that you want to take part in. Most Coaches/PTs help participants withContinue reading “Come on down, join in the fun!”

3 Degrees of Influence

Your behaviour not only influences your direct friend it influences your friends’ friends’ and your friends’, friends’, friends … and their behaviour influences you! Three Degrees of Influence is a theory in social networks, proposed by Nicholas A. Christakis, Professor of Social and Natural Science at Yale University, and James H. Fowler, Professor of Medical Genetics and Professor of Political ScienceContinue reading “3 Degrees of Influence”