Inten(t)sity

I've heard it said before that the English language is the hardest to learn. Three words can sound the same but have different spelling and meaning, for example, two, too, and to. One word can hold a variety of meanings depending on the context in which it is used. One such word, intensity, can mean…

The Player, The Passenger, The Prisoner, The Protestor, and The Pilot

Is it me or does the title sound like the start to one of those jokes where someone says “a player, a passenger, a prisoner, a protestor, and a pilot walk into a bar.”? I can assure, however, that today’s topic is far from a joke. For the past couple of weeks I’ve been diving…

What happens when hard work doesn’t pay off?

We've all heard the saying before that hard work pays off. But, what happens when it doesn't? What happens when everything that we were working towards comes crashing down? What happens when we don't end up achieving that thing that we were working so hard for in the first place? What happens when, despite our…

Using cues to increase performance.

If you've ever found yourself playing a sport or in a gym somewhere you've probably at some point been given a piece of information that related to your performance of a skill or movement. For the purpose of this post we'll call this piece of information the 'feedback' that is meant to direct your attention…

HEAVY

What is heavy? For as long as I can remember, the word heavy has been used to describe multiple aspects of my life. I was first exposed to the idea of something being heavy as a child, at what age this word became a part of my vocabulary I honestly can't remember, but what I…

Make Youth Strong Again

Development can be defined as a continuous process of change in functional capacity. Functional capacity can be viewed as the capability to exist- to live, move, and work- within the real world. In a society where movement governs how an individual experiences life it can be seen that every movement that is made occurs within…