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Motivation matters

Reaching elite performance takes time. Years, in fact. Such time, while diffused with the satisfaction of improvement in skill and application, also comes with an...

Advice for Young Athletes from Dame Valerie Adams

(Listen to the excerpt from Valerie Adams here) “I think if you hand everything to a young athlete they’ll never learn. You actually need that...

Building Connection and Improving Confidence.

There are almost 3,000 Swim Schoolers at AUT Millennium. From three month old babies to teenagers and adults, every class is dedicated to teaching the...

Lessons from A Silver Fern

Guest Contribution: Anna Harrison - New Zealand Netballer. Another big year of Northern Mystics and New Zealand Silver Fern Netball commitments has come to an...

The R Word: Responsibility and how we can develop it in...

If there’s one thing sport can teach, it’s responsibility. Being responsible means performing a particular task assigned to you by someone else, or created by...

Athlete Blog: Tracey Lambrechs – Similarities Between our Gym Members &...

Lately I have been thinking a lot about the similarities between most of our AUT Millennium Gym members and athletes. After talking to many...

Pushing through when the going gets tough!

There are certain times when you’re in the middle of an exercise or class and your brain decides; quite frankly I’ve had enough! It’s...

Exercise Efficiency. Get in. Get out. Get it done!

We all lead busy lives and when we are time pressured it’s very easy to put your own exercise needs on the back burner. As...

Summer training: How to stay on track & keep improving

Now that school’s out and the summer holidays are here it can be easy to get distracted from working towards your sporting goals. Therefore,...

Have a happy and healthier Christmas

Hurray! The festive season is here – such a great time of year when we can all hopefully enjoy a bit of time out...

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50 Questions Every Youth Athlete Should Ask Themselves

Asking good questions is an excellent way to assess your performance and become more in tune with what to focus on to get better. At...

The Menstrual Cycle and How It Affects the Female Athlete

It’s well-known that sex differences between men and woman exist. Differences that affect your physiology. But what’s not so well known is how these differences...

5 Reasons Why Competition is Good (and bad) for your Child

What does the word ‘competition’ bring to mind? Is all competition a good thing? How do you distinguish between helpful competition and that which...

Lessons from A Silver Fern

Guest Contribution: Anna Harrison - New Zealand Netballer. Another big year of Northern Mystics and New Zealand Silver Fern Netball commitments has come to an...

What makes sport fun?

The positive benefit sport can provide kids is highly dependent on one thing: continued involvement. If a child drops out, which evidence suggests is happening...

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