Category Archives: Wellbeing

Client Case Study – 5 Things I learnt With a Year of Coaching

  5 Things I learnt With a Year of Coaching Anniversaries give us a chance to reflect on the past year and to set further goals. This week I’ve been reflecting on my year with a personal trainer/movement coach. Particularly as I’d had a session where I felt I hadn’t made any progress! So I started thinking about what had changed and what I have learnt. Mostly it seems I’ve learnt more about me… my mind, my body and the way I move in the world…. physically, emotionally, spiritually and mentally. Unbelievably, it’s almost a year since I first made the call to Mitch Barrow from Surf Better Longer to see if he could help me sort out ongoing issues with my posture and lower back. He’d been recommended by local Naturopath, Tim Altman. When I looked at Mitch’s website it seemed like he only...

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Surf Story

I started training with Mitch about 2 years ago because I wanted to improve my general fitness and flexibility toward maintaining and possibly improving my level of surfing. After over 25 years in the water I was suddenly starting to feel older, everything was tightening up and I wasn’t as responsive anymore. I had niggling hamstrings, a sore hip, creaking over-used shoulders, tight muscles in my central back, the list went on. I wanted to go to Hawaii at the end of the year and my body wasn’t going to cope. It was all becoming unsustainable, so I knew something had to change to enable me to once again ride a wave how I wanted to. Mitch combined a stretching and strengthening routine with massage and physical exercise to completely convert my body. By the time I left for my trip I felt like I...

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Dragon Sales Summit Bali

I recently had the pleasure of traveling to Bali to present at the Dragon Australasian Sales Summit . I was asked to work with their sales team in and around personal development, wellbeing and self awareness. The central theme of my offering over the week was “breathing” and how this affects the way we feel, move and think. Given that all the Dragon team are keen surfers, we also looked at surf specific movement training. I really enjoyed offering the group a clear view on what I believe are optimal living practices such as postural awareness, functional breathing, stabilisation through primitive movement, mindfulness, meditation and personal mapping. For those that are interested, here is a rundown of the sessions we did over 4 days: Session 1 – Overview of Breathing, Posture and Movement: Specifically – Health and Performance, Autonomic Nervous System, History and Evolution Diaphragm...

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