Author: Jeremy Lau

How Figure Skating Can Transform Your Body

Are you watching the Olympics? I certainly am. One of the marquee sports of every Winter Olympic Games is figure skating. As a student of the human body and the ways it moves, I’ve come to appreciate just how difficult it really is. The technical demands of the art are one aspect, like any sort…

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Opinion: The Training Secrets of the Vikings

Whenever a group earns a nickname like the “Attacking Vikings”, you know they’re something special. This is the nickname given to the Norwegian athletes who compete in Alpine Skiing, and they’re a group that have dominated the Olympic medal podium for a very, very long time. We can learn a lot from them. When you…

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How Physical Therapy Predicts Your Future

In my opinion, Physical Therapy as a profession has done a very poor job of explaining all that we can do. Unfortunately, most folks think of us only after they’ve gotten hurt and have seen a doctor for specific musculoskeletal issues like an ankle sprain, rotator cuff tear, or spine surgery. For these folks physical…

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Opinion: This Month, Don’t Celebrate the Olympic Games

Halfway across the world, the 2018 Olympic Games in Pyeongchang have already begun. Unless you were part of the dedicated few who were up early to watch the opening ceremony, you’ll be catching up on all the action and festivities tonight. For almost all of the athletes who will be marching in the ceremony for…

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Should Your Personal Trainer Be Licensed?

Last week, fellow coach Ross Curtis posed the question of whether or not personal trainers, coaches, and other individuals in the fitness profession should be licensed. The fitness profession has largely operated without any sort of government oversight since its inception. Anyone can call themselves a “personal trainer” or “fitness coach,” even without any prior experience…

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Opinion: For Your Safety, Stop Tracking Your Steps

In the news lately, there have been multiple reports about how the fitness-tracking app, Strava, is revealing more about its users than anyone ever intended. Militaries around the world found that with this app, people could not only track specific routes that important military personnel went about during their day, but could also determine WHO…

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How to Stop “Text Neck” From Killing You

Are you looking down at your phone right now to read this article? “Text neck” is no longer an isolated phenomenon. It is a real problem that is not only killing your manners and your mood; it’s also killing your neck. A recent NYTimes article focused a good deal on the social implications of text…

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Lessons From The Iron Cowboy

Last week, we had the distinct honor of hosting The Iron Cowboy, James Lawrence, for a seminar here at Halevy Life. Lawrence is the only person to ever run 50 Ironman Triathlons in 50 days, in all 50 states. An honor to learn from @IronCowboyJames last night! Everyone should be inspired by the grit and…

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Opinion: Should We License Personal Trainers?

In recent years, many states have begun introducing legislation requiring personal trainers and coaches to obtain state-issued licenses. These licenses would allow them to legally work as fitness professionals and provide services in that category. The industry is full of many certifying bodies, like the NSCA, ACE, NASM, or even CrossFit, that would all define…

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The Fallacy of Fitness in the City

What happens when people take “fitness fun” and social media too far? If you are active on social media these days, you can definitely relate to what I’m about to tell you. Personally, I love keeping up with my friends, family, and the wide variety of people that I’ve met throughout the years. Time is…

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