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Move your Mind, Uplift the World rach

September 8th, 2021

Mindfulness techniques to enliven your exercise experience Asics has just launched the Mind Uplifter™ inviting you and the world to experience the uplifting power of sport and the impact of movement. For the first time, you can capture the impact of movement on how you think and feel across 10 emotional and cognitive metrics – including […]

The Young Golfer Coping with Early Achievement rach

This is the third edition in the series of articles that share insights into the most common cases I see in young athletes, and introduce key strategies I teach young golfers and their parents to turn things around and thrive in the journey. In this edition, we start with a case example. This case study […]

Crossing the bridge from fun to focussed Dr Jay-Lee Nair

June 8th, 2021

In this article, I share insights into one of the most common cases I see in young athletes, and introduce key strategies I teach young golfer and their parents to turn things around and thrive when competing.   The Case: The transition from ‘just for fun’ to ‘more serious’ I see this transition occurring for […]

Tips for the Teen Golfer Transitioning into the Elite Ranks Dr Jay-Lee Nair

I wanted to share insights into the most common cases I see in young athletes, and introduce key strategies I teach young golfers and their parents to turn things around and thrive in the journey. This post is written for parents of Teen Athletes in particular, to be able to help support positive progress. I […]

Extending skills training beyond field, pitch and pool deck for student-athletes Dr Jay-Lee Nair

May 22nd, 2021

The international school raising the game in sport performance programs for student-athletes in Singapore At GEMS World Academy in Singapore, Danny Tauroa Director of Sport and Physical Education, is carving out a sport performance program that goes far beyond winning and losing. The former elite New Zealand rugby player and Singapore national coach is separating […]

“Eyes Up!” Dr Andrea Furst

May 18th, 2021

While running might be my ‘therapy’ I can certainly say that it also occasionally results in a wry smile as I pound the pavements and parks throughout the cities and towns I run through.  Traditionally I am a fan of cues to help the mind focus on helpful, productive aspects of endurance runs.  These days, […]

A Whole New Game: How no fans in the stands affects top golfers Dr Jay-Lee Nair

March 13th, 2021

The absence of fans due to COVID-19 at major events is a new and fascinating phenomenon. In this article, I share insights into how it can help and hurt performance and the strategies that support top players to best adapt. In 2020, amidst the struggles the world has faced trying to contain the novel coronavirus, […]

Stretch your mind like your hamstring: Flexibility is key to doing what matters to perform at our best Kai Morris

March 7th, 2021

It is common knowledge that athletes need to have a level of physical flexibility to be able to perform at their best, which involves optimising the prevention and management of injuries.  Most of us have stretched before training, gym, or competition and understand the importance of having durable, flexible muscles that can withstand the stress […]

Take Charge of Your Mind Dr Andrea Furst

January 28th, 2021

Here are ten little mental notes that give you insight into the fundamental philosophies that we focus on in our work with people.   1  Treat your mind like a muscle Meaning: You can optimise the way your mind functions through learning about yourself and your mental approach. To make changes to the muscles in your body, […]

Performing Under Pressure: Is it really about positivity? Kai Morris

October 28th, 2020

“Be positive” – probably one of the most used sayings in performance in any setting. Preparing for a race? “Think positive!” Just lost a race? “Cheer up, be positive!” These phrases reinforce that we should aim to feel and think positively.  We are told, “don’t be scared”, “relax”, “be brave”, “cheer up”, “get over it”, etc. […]