Peter Simmons
ALTIS Brand Lead & MD of 5or6 Design & Branding

January in ALTIS 360°

Happy New Year from ALTIS! What better way to start the year than some fresh content to hit the ground running in 2017? Check out the first instalment of the new year. Not signed up yet to ALTIS 360°? Get on board: 360.altis.world This Month on ALTIS 360°… John Berardi: Nutrition Coaching  @insidePN               ...

Ameer Webb reflects on U.S. Trials

Sprinter Ameer Webb finished third in Saturday's 200m final at U.S. Team Olympic Trials to secure his spot on the plane to Rio next month. Webb, who has been in scintillating form this season, spoke of his feelings going into the showdown which also saw Justyn Gatlin & LaShawn Merritt book their place. "I had some confidence, but I was...

How Perspective Creates Success

By Ian Warner The interesting thing about success is that to become more successful, we have to help others achieve success. What does this have to do with the sport of track and field? Everything. Because success in this sport is about relationships. And relationships require perspective when communicating with others, especially for track and field athletes. For relationships to...

Series 16: Ameer Webb

As the USA Track & Field Olympic trials get underway in Eugene, we caught up with sprinter Ameer Webb on his season so far and hopes going into the event. "It’s going pretty good, it has been exciting" reflected Ameer. "I’ve put in a lot of hard work but when you see a 19 as an opener, it makes you...

How Collaboration Leads to Success: A Comparison of Walt Disney and Performance Therapy Best Practices

By Rick Wade Growing up in Southern California, I got to experience Disneyland more often than most people. The “Happiest Place on Earth” draws huge crowds every day of the week, all year long, and adults enjoy it as much as kids. That’s not an accident—Walt Disney paid incredible attention to the details that are most meaningful to people looking...

Sports Medicine: Acupuncture’s Role in Trackside Therapy

By Donna Rebadow, M.S., M.Ac., L.Ac., SMAC. Many of the ALTIS athletes and a few of the coaches call Sports Medicine Acupuncture “magic” because of how quickly it works and without medications, shots, or surgery. Often, results with them are seen in one treatment. In my view, Sports Medicine Acupuncture is about 90% science, anatomy, and physiology, and 10% magic....

Excuses are the Nails that Build the House of Failure

Formerly posted on Freelap USA, this week's blog-post - written by Laurier Primeau - explores the value of learning, and the impact of experience. As Track & Field coaches we’ve often heard that the best learning takes place not in formal educational settings, nor in coaching clinics; but in the opportunities one takes to sit down over a coffee with...

Series 16: Jeremy Dodson

Lucky number three in our Series 16 is Colorado native, American citizen, and Samoan representative - sprinter Jeremy Dodson. Born and raised in Denver, CO, the 28 year-old attended the University of Arkansas and finished at the University of Colorado, where he earned his Bachelors in Economics, Sociology, as well as Neurophysiology. Now based full-time in Phoenix, AZ in pursuit...

Returning to Play the Altis Way

Written by Coach Kyle Hierholzer, this week's blog-post explores the methods used by Altis staff in the rehabilitation of injured athletes. In the sporting world it is inevitable that injuries are going to happen during a long term athletic career - whether they be chronic, acute, catastrophic, or just minor niggles. Whilst it is true that the risk of sustaining...

Anaso reflects on Beijing 2015

Before leaving China, we caught up for an exclusive interview with South Africa's Anaso Jobodwana, who will be boarding the plane with a bronze medal in his suitcase. Jobodwana, who set a national record with a 19.87 PR in the IAAF World Championships 200m final, wasn't sure that he had done enough for the medal when he crossed the line...
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