What can Fitness Professionals Learn from Delivering a 5 Minute Session?

This was a challenge I was given recently, and my first reaction was, how am I going to teach anything in 5 minutes? But, of course, that was kinda the point. I duly planned my session, rehearsed, and thought I had it sussed. Then came the hard part, delivery. And, I didn’t deliver the session… Read More

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The Hawthorne Effect & Wearable Technology

Bosses have always wanted to know how to get the most out of their workers. Back in 1924, the big cheeses at the Western Electric Company wanted to find out how the level of lighting, among other things, affected productivity at their Hawthorne Works factory near Chicago. So they gradually reduced the illumination in one part of the factory. Rather to their surprise, productivity rose as lighting levels… Read More

Accelerometers & The Postman!

Research Paper Title The Feasibility of Rapid Baseline Objective Physical Activity Measurement in a Natural Experimental Study of a Commuting Population. Background Studies of the effects of environmental interventions on physical activity should include valid measures of physical activity before and after the intervention. Baseline data collection can be difficult when the timetable for introduction… Read More