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Foam rolling and its effect on the body
Foam rolling. It's a particular favourite for some and a mystery to others. We know that it's effective but why? This article from Strength & Conditioning Research goes some way to explaining...
Australia's new healthy eating pyramid!
Check the new pyramid out here: https://iquitsugar.com/the-food-pyramid-has-been-updated-for-the-first-t... healthy-eating-pyramid Here are the major changes: The pyramid is now separated into...
RockDoc now in North Devon
A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to attend and qualify on the Rocktpe FMT (Functional Movement Taping) course in Bristol. What is it and why is it important? It's kinesiology taping with a...
Snacking on the go....
You know what it's like when you're busy and on the go and sometimes you need a little snack to see you through til the next meal? Well don't reach for the biscuits, try this instead. Take a jar,...
What's new for 2015
2015 will be another big step forward for the Black Sheep Flock! So what's new? Well, on the facilities front we'll be adding..........(drum roll).... an ENDLESS POOL! It's been on the wish list...
Where have we been?
I have to admit that the Black Sheep has been quiet for a while due to 2013 throwing a few hurdles onto the path. I thought id take a few minutes while all is calm to update on the fundraising...
The art of compliance.
Achieving compliance, sounds a bit scary doesn't it? But what does it really mean? For the trainer, it means getting a client to do what you want them to. Why? Because as a trainer, you want your...
Focus, Efficency & Effort
2013 is finally here and for me it heralds the start of training for The Horseman; an inaugural triathlon over Dartmoor. My Xmas present from my ever suffering and soon to be triathlon widow was a...
We're back!
So you may have noticed that it's all been a bit quiet for the last few months......well, that's because I've been away on holiday. Not just any holiday though, more a trip of a lifetime. Australia...
Chard RFC- making the most of their break with some beach sessions!
The U16 team were taking a break in Croyde after finishing their exams and before moving up to U18s. As part of their weekend break, they did some beach sessions and had an introduction to training...
Marcus Chapman - The Riders Rider!
Marcus has been traing with me since early 2012.  His goal was to ride 500 miles from London to Edinburgh alongside his brother to raise money for Friends of the Earth.  Along with the help of some...
Woolacombe Surf Lifesaving Strength & Conditioning Videos on YouTube
All the demonstrations from the exercises on the Strength & Conditioning program are now on the YouTube blacksheepfitness channel and soon to be uploaded to the website.  Any problems or...
Woolacombe Bay Hotel Wedding Fayre
On Sunday the 1st of April, Black Sheep Fitness will be at the Woolacombe Bay Hotel for the Wedding Fayre from 11.00am - 4.00pm. Want to be in shape for the big day or know someone who would like too...
Exercise for Children
I was asked if I would write an article for the North Devon 4 Mums website about exercise for children.  I think that my children are my most treasured possessions (apart from my wife of course ) and...
Black Sheep SnowFit
Starting in November, a SnowFit package to get you in shape for winter fun.  Whatever your snowsport, this package will make sure you can make the most of your time on the slopes.  Playing in the...
Get ViPR fit
"ViPR was created from a need to evolve training tools, foster purposeful motion and blend strength training with functional training and movement. Movement is fundamental. And what makes up...
Black Sheep Fitness Studio
The race is on, Black sheep Fitness versus winter!  Exciting times continue..... groundworks are well under way and things are looking good for having the studio ready by mid-late October.  Just in...
Childhood Exercise = Stronger Bones in Adulthood
High impact physical activity during childhood and adolescence can lead to long-term improvements in bone mass, even after the cessation of exercise according to research published in a recent...