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Olympic holding camp ACP

We are excited to announce that bookings are now open for our special Olympic edition of the ALTIS Apprentice Coach Program. In conjunction with our Rio Olympic Games Holding Camp, we have a panel of renowned guest presenters set to speak at what promises to be an incredibly special ACP: Dr John Berardi, Dr Jeremy Koenig, Matt Jordan, Brett Bartholomew...

Series 16: Fabrice Lapierre

As part of our Series 16, we caught up with Australian long jump star Fabrice Lapierre as he competes on the European circuit ahead of this summers' Olympic Games. Off the back of a World Championship silver medal in Beijing last year, Fabrice became one of the first ALTIS athletes to punch their ticket to Rio after winning the 2016...

Performance Therapy: What Is It and How Is It Applied?

By Dr Gerry Ramogida If you have followed the ALTIS Twitter feed and read Facebook posts or other articles in this blog-post series, you have likely seen the term “Performance Therapy,” with some description of how therapists are integrated into the training environment. But what is really meant by Performance Therapy? Is it a case of simply having treatment provided...

Barriers to Championship Performances

The below is a collection of Coach Dan Pfaff's thoughts and observations acquired through 40 plus years of coaching and interaction with Championship Performers from across the globe ... Enjoy! Risk taking is a common trait among champions. Learning to be comfortable with taking calculated risks to drive positive change – whether than be in mind-set, mechanics, strategies, tactics or...

Rutherford & Lapierre in Altis medal double!

Day four of competition at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing saw incredible success for Altis athletes Greg Rutherford and Fabrice Lapierre. Rutherford, who was aiming for gold to complete his collection that includes Olympic, European and Commonwealth Gold, was is sensational form and duly obliged with two outstanding jumps of 8.29 and 8.41 to win the competition. "It's unbelievable....

Nettey aiming for Beijing success

Canadian long jump star Christabel Nettey is aiming to cap an outstanding year so far with a place on the podium come Friday night. "This season has been going pretty smoothly," reflected Nettey. "Coming off the Nationals and my last two diamond league meets I have been resting up so I'm feeling fresh." "Practices have been going well over here...

Gill Apprentice Coach Program 2015-2016 dates announced

Hot on the heels of the final Gill Apprentice Coach Program (ACP) of the 2014-2015 season, we are excited to now share the dates for the upcoming autumn and winter editions of our renowned coach education program. Launched in April 2013, the Apprentice Coach Program was introduced as a response to a need for a ‘real-world’ view into the holistic...

Dan Pfaff on competition-time coaching

Last July, on a decidedly damp summer afternoon in Glasgow during the 20th Commonwealth Games, Coach Pfaff and I were sat in an apartment overlooking Hampden Park Stadium. Whilst listening to the nearby roar of the crowd as a home town girl clenched gold, Dan and I had been chatting about the Scottish weather and relative merits of local coffee...

Highlights from the inaugural Performance Therapy Program

Early December saw the long-awaited inaugural Altis Performance Therapy Program take place. Delivered primarily by our Medical Director Dr Gerry Ramogida, this Program has been almost 20 years in the making. As defined by the founder of this concept - our Education Director - Dan Pfaff, Performance Therapy is “an integrated process, whereby medical expertise combines with athlete-coach feedback loops...

Lessons learned: A Q&A with fitness expert Joy Victoria following her week at the ALTIS

A former S&C Coach, Joy Victoria found her passion for fitness early on in life. Currently working as a personal trainer at Equinox Gym, Toronto, Joy’s love for the field and obsessive drive to seek out the best minds has made her a trusted source of information in the world of fitness. This drive to seek out the best is...
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