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The COVID-19 virus pandemic is resulting in voluntary — and in some cases, forced — gym closures. Our entire industry is being called to adapt and adapt quickly. In an effort to support you, we’ve compiled a quickstart guide for making the transition from retail to remote with help from some of our friends and partners. We hope this guide is a useful resource to help keep your business alive and healthy during this period of quarantine, shelter in place, and social distancing. READ MORE
Author: Darren Dillon
If you’re like me and most other coaches I know, the coronavirus outbreak didn’t simply sneak up on your business – it came out of the blue and battered it like a force 5 tornado. Before we get into the steps you can take to pick up the pieces and keep paying your coaches and feeding your family, I first want to admit something: I was unprepared for this.
With the entire world stuck in the shifting sands of the COVID-19 response, we’re bombarding ourselves with more danger signals than we can reasonably be expected to process.
Author: Daimond Dixon
The first time in my professional life, I am navigating NO SEASON. Sports have stopped on the globe, pushing the pause button on how we have traditionally done training. Not only has there been a pause in sports and training, but our face to face contact has been stopped, isolating us from each other in our homes.
While ice baths have gotten a lot of press in the past few years and the cold does provide a lot of health benefits, deliberate heat exposure has an even greater body of scientific and anecdotal evidence to back it up. So here goes with a guide to why you should get hot on a regular basis, and how a hot bath can help your athletes heart and brain health.
Author: Joe DeLeo
The Turkish Get-Up (TGU) is one of the most versatile exercises you can do. I not only utilize the get-up with the rowers I coach, but also with baseball and softball players, swimmers, and athletes in just about every other sport. It brings together movement integrity, alignment, and posture.
While no one move is a magic bullet, here are four simple neck mobility exercises for athletes that can help alleviate neck pain and hopefully put paid to those headaches and migraines, too.