CORE NI

We aim to provide and teach people how to
experience and deliver positive experiences of
physical activity, sport and overall well-being.
Striving towards leading healthy, active and
happy lifestyles. Great athletes, better people.

Move Better, Feel Better, Live Better.

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Failure cannot cope with persistence

I was reading a book the other day and this line hit me like a steam train ‘failure cannot cope with persistence’. It doesn’t matter if it’s your health and fitness or life goals, lock this saying into your memory and whenever you have a setback bring it to the front of your mind. We all fail, in fact, I believe that we have mini failures every day from forgetting to put out the bins to missing a rep in the gym. If we look at them as failures, then that’s what they are. If we look at them as an...

Crawling isn’t just for babies

If you’re a child, professional athlete or somewhere in between, I would highly advise you to add some form of crawling into your training program. Thankfully crawling has grown in popularity thanks to people advocating primal movement and starting to get back to where we were at our most mobile as babies. Have you ever met a baby with back pain? How about a toddler with tight hips? Considering these and other ailments seem to be a common side effect of ageing, do infants and toddlers hold the secrets to being forever supple? It’s important to note that many factors make infants and...

The question is the answer -The problem is the solution

Last week I was at a Sport NI course and one of the presenters, Dr Edward Coughlan put up a slide that simply stated; ‘The question is the answer. The problem is the solution’. Then boom it hit me, that’s what coaching is all about. Asking the right questions rather than giving your answer and giving people problems rather than solutions. If you coach at any level, then I would advise you to really think about this statement especially in youth coaching. I’ve been that coach before and unfortunately I still see it happening today. The coach roars ‘go there’, ‘be here’,...

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Let your body adapt

Your body is a very complex but wonderful thing. It has the ability to adapt and evolve to the stresses you place on it. But sometimes we don’t give the body enough time to adapt or we don’t push it enough to evolve. This is very true when it comes to exercise. You have to understand what you have put your body through and how it will react. For example, it is pre-season for some sports and now is the time to take the body into the ‘red zone’. You may want to build maximum strength, an aerobic threshold or shed some...