What is tensegrity?

September 14, 2012

ShareTensegrity = tension + integrity Before I learned the art, a punch was just a punch, and a kick, just a kick. After I learned the art, a punch was no longer a punch, a kick, no longer a kick. Now that I understand the art, a punch is just a punch and a kick […]

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Some great feedback

September 11, 2012

ShareI’ve recently received some really nice feedback from two of our early morning Circus Conditioners; Raechel Norton and Lara Dwyer. Have a read what these lovely ladies had to say about our classes; Raechel Norton Raechel is Assistant Manager at Lululemon Athletica Perth City as well as a yoga teacher in her spare time when […]

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5 tips to help eliminate knee pain

August 30, 2012

Share In my practice in the last few weeks I’ve seen, for some reason or another, an increasing incidence of people complaining of knee pain. This has been in a wide spread of the population – girl, boy, old, young, active, sedentary. In my opinion, in the absence of any specific mechanism of injury, 90% […]

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Getting grounded

August 26, 2012

ShareWith yesterday came the end of an enjoyable week of classes at the West Australian Ballet centre. I feel very fortunate that I had the opportunity to work with a group of talented dancers that were enthusiastic, hard-working and fun to teach. The environment of the WA ballet centre reminded me a lot of Cirque […]

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Ballet as a form of whole-body integration

August 21, 2012

ShareThis week I’ve had the pleasure of teaching conditioning classes at the West Australian Ballet centre here in Perth. The centre is the oldest ballet company in Australia (Est. 1952) and one of the premier ballet centres in Australia, employing 35 full-time dancers. From my point of view with planning the content for the classes, […]

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The benefits of foam rolling (SMR – Self myofascial release)

August 14, 2012

ShareLebron James using the Triggerpoint GRID roller In both my classes and physio practice I teach SMR using a foam roller to alleviate pain in various body parts. The benefits of using a foam roller in this way is quite profound; knee pain can be alleviated in 2 minutes, ankle range of movement can be […]

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How to become a therapist for Cirque du Soleil

August 9, 2012

ShareSo you think the life of a circus carnie might be for you? You won’t need to carry any water for elephants but a therapist position with Cirque du Soleil is a challenging, stimulating and rewarding experience nonetheless. A ‘Performance Medicine’ or PMeD role on a Cirque show not only involves overseeing the salubrious needs […]

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Interview with Tom Haines: Director of the Trembling Hands video clip

August 7, 2012

ShareI saw this video clip about a month ago while at work and was so entranced with it I went home and watched it repeatedly on Vimeo. A couple of days later it was still on my mind; I had so many questions – where was it filmed? Who was the genius behind it? It […]

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7 things I learned from the circus – Deluxe edition!

August 2, 2012

ShareIt seems my sophomore blogpost back on 21 May 2012 was pretty popular, garnering over 700 shares on Facebook. I’m certainly one that likes to download PDF e-books or files that I deem helpful or interesting so I decided to do the same with that blogpost. Click the link below to access the PDF file. […]

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You’re never too old to find your sweet spot – Part 3

July 31, 2012

ShareThis is the third part in a 3-part series. Go here to read Part One and here for Part Two And for our conclusion, the comeback of the century… a little tale from the business world which is now pretty much folklore – Steve Jobs. To build a company like Apple in 10 years and […]

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