BOOK REVIEW: Courage to Soar by Simone Biles

BOOK REVIEW: Courage to Soar by Simone Biles

So exciting to have the World Cup Gymnastics come to Melbourne this week! Even though Simone Biles won’t be competing, I thought it would be a great time to review Continue reading

Why and How is Young Athlete Nutrition Unique?

Why and How is Young Athlete Nutrition Unique?

Do you have kids who play lots of sport? You may be constantly wondering how much to give in to those hungry appetites. I know my girls are always looking Continue reading

Awesome family fun at the Gold Coast Marathon!

Awesome family fun at the Gold Coast Marathon!

We have just returned from a fantastic week away in Broadbeach, Queensland. It was our school holiday getaway, planned around our first time at the Gold Coast Marathon event. You Continue reading

Young Triathletes Recommended to Add Another Sport

Yes I know, triathlon already combines three sporting disciplines – swimming, cycling and running. But USA Triathlon’s 2015 Developmental Coach of the Year, Ken Axford, recommends that young triathletes should Continue reading

Loudy Wiggins on raising sporty kids

Loudy Wiggins on raising sporty kids

  It was such a pleasure to meet with the beautiful mum and four-time Olympic diver, Loudy Wiggins nee Tourkey. We discuss her thoughts on raising sporty kids and she Continue reading

The Will to Fly Movie Review - Active + Nourished

MOVIE REVIEW: The Will To Fly

“The Will To Fly” – An Inspiring Sports Documentary! I was privileged to watch a pre-screening of the movie “The Will to Fly”. This is an inspiring, feature-length sports documentary about Lydia Continue reading

Is strength and weight training safe for young athletes?

Is strength and weight training safe for young athletes?

At the start of last year, my young gymnast (tween) was to commence a specific weight training program with her new gymnastics coach. I had to admit that I was Continue reading

Protein Powders - To shake or not to shake?

Protein powders – To shake or not to shake?

Protein Powders and the seduction of marketing Many young athletes have been enticed by targeted advertising of the very professional looking protein powders on the market and the promise of Continue reading