10 Reasons to Sign up for Ninja Class!

By Triny Lindsay Ninja classes have been sweeping the nation and are now offered at many gymnastics gyms. And there’s a good reason! Ninja classes have many benefits for your child. I’m going to give you 10 reasons to sign your child up for Ninja classes today. But first, do you know why Ninja classes … Continue reading 10 Reasons to Sign up for Ninja Class!

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5 Reasons Why You Need to Keep a Training Log This Year

By Tish Hamilton When I trained for my first marathon way back before the internets, I tracked my mileage on a Matt Groening Life In Hell wall calendar (oh, the irony). When I ran 5 miles, I scribbled a big "5" in the date's rectangle, tallied the mileage and circled the number at the end … Continue reading 5 Reasons Why You Need to Keep a Training Log This Year

How to Stay Hydrated Before, During, and After Your Runs

By Christine Luff – verywellfit.com Staying hydrated is critical to your running performance and, more importantly, for preventing heat-related illnesses. Dehydration in athletes may lead to fatigue, headaches, decreased coordination, and muscle cramping. Other heat-related illnesses, such as heat exhaustion and heatstroke, have even more serious consequences. Pre-Run Hydration If you're doing a long run … Continue reading How to Stay Hydrated Before, During, and After Your Runs

Overuse injuries in youth sports

How are overuse injuries different than other injuries? When athletes sustain a concussion or break a wrist, they have suffered an acute injury. An acute injury usually results from a singular event such as a hit or fall. By contrast, an overuse injury develops slowly over time due to repetitive stress on tendons, muscles, bones … Continue reading Overuse injuries in youth sports

Compete Like You Practice or Practice Like You Compete?

By Dr. Jim Taylor Should you compete like you train or train like you compete? By far, the most frequent response is: You should compete like you train. This answer seems perfectly reasonable if you think about it. When you train, you’re relaxed, feel no pressure, and are only focused on performing your best. Why … Continue reading Compete Like You Practice or Practice Like You Compete?

CROSS-TRAINING FOR RUNNERS

Cross-training, sometimes referred to as circuit training, refers to combining exercises of other disciplines, different than that of the athlete in training. In reference to running, cross-training is when a runner trains by doing another kind of fitness workout such as cycling, swimming, a fitness class or strength training, to supplement their running. It builds … Continue reading CROSS-TRAINING FOR RUNNERS