AGOGIANS, it’s been a while between posts but the exciting news is we’re back and live! Just in time for World Health Day this Saturday (7th April) – watch our live chat with Libby and Nic talking about how staying active affects your overall health.
In this chat the guys cover:
What staying fit really means to your Agoga trainers
Why moving your body is so critical to keeping your energy up
The part a balanced program plays in managing your health
Why progression in your training is so important
The simple ABC principle you can use to stay on track
AGOGA training provides a platform for our everyday athletes to continually improve their athleticism. From running speed and vertical pressing, to pulling strength and hinge movement capabilities, there’s always room for improvement. From untrained newbies to renowned Olympians, we’re each on a journey to becoming the best version of ourselves. To help you along your health & fitness journey, your AGOGA coaches have prepared a set of speed and strength standards to serve as a reference point for your training. Here we go!
AGOGA has a new neighbour, and if you’ve been into the studio lately there’s a good chance you’ve heard us raving about our new friends at Nimbus & Co. When you need to take a break, relax and recover from the distress that sometimes creeps into our lives (remember, we love eustress!), a great way to dedicate some time to you is by visiting a sauna. Luckily for the AGOGA community, partners Su and Neil have recently launched Nimbus & Co, a tranquil infrared sauna and wellness studio literally across the road from AGOGA.
Looking after your health requires more than maintaining the physical body; we also need to ensure we’re looking after our mental health. Regardless of gender, age, cultural or socio-economic background, anyone may be affected by poor mental health at some stage in their life. When it comes to men, many find it difficult to share their difficult experiences with others, and adhere to misguided and outdated notions of masculinity by simply ‘manning up’ or sweeping their struggles under the carpet.
The Movember Foundation points out that 1 in 2 Australian men have had a mental health problem at some point in their life, and 1 in 8 men will experience depression in their lifetime. Starting a conversation is often the best first step to seeking support and guidance. To kick start our own conversation, AGOGA is thrilled to welcome Mike Campbell, Man Coach and author of Amazon #1 best seller Unleash Your Alpha, whose mission is to challenge the current model of masculinity to help men get more out of life.
Fitness and sporting coaches play a critical role in the development of individual and team conditioning, athletic and sporting skill sets, mindset development, goal-setting and so much more. From school sports instructors and personal trainers to Olympic coaches and martial arts mentors, we all benefit from these specialists’ ideas, guidance, protocols and experience.
I am completely obsessed with getting off the beaten track and into nature, so this blog is a little hit of inspiration based on some of the adventures I’ve taken, plus some I’d really like to. Just in case March has you feeling in need of a hit of wanderlust. Do yourself a favour and Google every one of these to check out some breathtaking images!
Let me start by saying two things. Firstly, I am passionate about the topic of taking rest days and think it’s a critical part of any good training program. Secondly, I really love working out and find it super hard to take a rest day.
We haven’t talked much about mindset on the AGOGA blog before so I wanted to talk about happiness. Happiness is not a life goal or a purpose of living; it’s our attitude towards life, a way of living. You can achieve everything you ever wanted and still be unhappy and you can also be constantly happy leading a seemingly average life.