Tag Archives: Coaching

Sleep is Medicine

Every human needs sleep. It’s a necessity for us to survive. But for a physically active human, the importance of sleep becomes enters a whole different level.  There are many things that an athlete cannot control around their performance, things such as the weather, work and family events affecting training. Physical factors are something that […]

RUN DISNEY 2019 – DISNEYLAND PARIS

A trip to Paris, for me, is always going to be exciting, but throw in a  trip to Disneyland as well and now it becomes magical. This was the 3rd time John and I have competed in the Run Disney  Weekend and each time seems to get more fun than the last. Run Disney Weekend […]

Why water really is S​O ​important before training.

Water plays a highly important role within the body, whether you are exercising or not. However, the need of water within your body is elevated as soon as any additional activity and demand is placed on your body, such as exercise. Water has multiple roles within the body, more so than just quenching your thirst. […]

RG Active Tri Camp Majorca 2018

A good training camp is just like a good dinner party, with the right mix of people it is bound to be a success and last weeks triathlon camp in Majorca definitely fit the bill. The week started out with 2 days of rain and cold weather so not ideal when you need to be […]

2018 RG Active Mallorca Cycling Training Camp

“Give a man a fish and feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and feed him for a lifetime. Teach a man to cycle and he will realize fishing is stupid and boring” – Desmond Tutu There is no doubting the idyllic island of Majorca is one of the best places for any […]

The importance of controlling lateral movement for sport

In our previous strength based blog we looked at how you can structure your workout to incorporate flexibility, strength and skill work. A strong athlete isn’t one who just has strong muscles, but also the skill to use them efficiently to do whatever movements their sport requires. The more specialist the movement or sport, the […]

The importance of open water swim training before your race

Getting into open water early in the season is a benefit to any triathlete, regardless of ability. Since this is where we’ll be doing most of our racing, it makes sense to put those winter training lengths to effective use and continue the work in the open water. Many experienced athletes look forward to this […]

Winter Layering

Winter Layering If you are anything like me once the weather starts getting cold I start layering up. I love riding my bike in wintertime especially on the RG Active Sunday morning group rides. However, what I don’t love are the bitter cold mornings, plain and simple and when I mean bitter I mean below […]

My RG Active Story – Cat GM

I’ve never been a particularly fit person; growing up I would hide myself in books and television and hate the PE lessons that had us cross country running, much preferring social sports or things that were over quickly, like a sprint. As I approached 30 I wanted to get back on the fitness lark and […]