Caroline, Author at Improve Yourself PT

Physical and mental tips on how to deal with an injury

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3 weeks ago I injured my shoulder. I wish I could say it happened while I was doing a badass set of 15 unbroken muscle-ups, but the truth is it didn’t. Like most injuries, it happened stupidly. I mean really stupidly. My hand simply slipped on a sweaty floor while I was demonstrating a bear crawl to my CrossFit class. As a result, I torn some shoulder muscles pretty badly and here I am, out off of my training program for at least the next 6 weeks. Unfortunate? Yes and no.

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It’s summer time, adapt your training!

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Here we are! It’s summer. Finally. This beautiful and anticipated season comes with loads of events, festivals, parties and temptations to miss a training or two. We’ve all been there. It’s warm and sunny, and you ditch your training program at the gym to join friends and get drinks at the beach. Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing to blame in this behaviour and enjoying friends in summer is a very important part of life!

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Strong is Beautiful

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Many of us are in a constant battle to make our body different. Changing your attitude towards how you should look, losing the focus about how other woman look and not being afraid of others’ judgments seem to be an impossible task for many women.

8 months ago I embraced Crossfit and since then my physical appearance has changed…

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Finding the right balance

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Hey there,

As the year of 2015 has started, so should have the good resolution. But how many times in the past have you promised yourself you’ll change your bad habits from January 1st on? And how many times did you effectively achieve your goals?

It is maybe time to stop waiting for the miracle of new year’s eve fireworks and simply put together the real ingredients of a long-lasting lifestyle change: find the right balance.

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Summer bodies are made in winter

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Hey there!

It’s Caro again. Remember? The personal trainer / action sports enthusiast. Now that the presentations are done, let’s talk about a tricky subject I am sure you all struggle with: how to get the best out of yourself during the winter period.

It’s Tuesday 4.30pm, it’s already dark, freezing, rainy and windy and you’re body screams « Go home, lie on the couch, and watch TV, don’t worry for that extra kilo, you can wear a hoodie for the next 5 months… » How on earth could you resist to this evil invitation to laziness.

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Action Sports & Fitness

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I’ve dedicated all my young years to two sports that are commonly considered as “Action Sports”: Wakeboarding and Snowboarding. I could experience every aspect of them. From the thrill of learning new tricks, to the struggle of dealing with injuries.

Truth is that most of us, extreme sport lovers, usually don’t give enough importance to building the body and the physical condition required for these sports. Read More

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