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Eating and Exercise Disorders and Athletes - Coach Cathy Barry - Head Coach Eclipse Track & Field

Eating and Exercise Disorders in Sports Sports and athletics are a great way to build self-esteem, promote physical conditioning, and demonstrate the value of teamwork, and sets a foundation for lifelong physical activity. However, not all athletic stressors are positive. The pressure to win and an emphasis on body weight and shape can create a toxic combination. Athletic competition can also be a factor contributing to severe psychological and physical stress. When the press

Coach Cathy Barry - Interview with BACD

Coach Cathy Barry - Head Coach and CEO Eclipse Track & Field Club is a more multifaceted sports performance business dedicated to help athletes of any age share in the pursuit of excellence in all aspects of Track and Field, Running, Athletic Conditioning and Fitness, Team and Speed Development Training. We aim to build the leaders of tomorrow and to help athletes exceed to a newer higher level of success. Our commitment is to provide the best training, knowledge and experien

What's the deal with Intermittent Fasting (IF) - Coach Cathy Barry - Head Coach of Eclipse T&F Club

I must profess that I've always been an "eat everything in moderation, don't eat processed foods and exercise" kind of advocate for weight loss. It goes without saying that if we eat healthy and exercise regularly and keep these two habits consistent we should be able to either maintain weight or even lose a few pounds. So why can't we just stick to what is easy and good for us? Well, that's really a loaded question. We live in the "NOW" society of get me what I want, when

The importance Women Coaches in Sports - Coach Cathy Barry -Head Coach of Eclipse Track & Field Club

Why Women Coaches Matter The statistics for girls and women in sport are overwhelming. There is not one sport where girls and women do not play, excel at or even achieve record breaking performances at. However, the most recent national surveys indicate that female coaches only account for 19% of all coaches. Let’s face it, Women’s sports are here to stay and will undoubtedly continue to grow and maybe even surpass their male counterparts. Having said that, here’s some s

Recovery by Cindy Ofili - posted by Coach Cathy Barry - Head Coach of Eclipse Track and Field Club

I came across this amazing article on Spikes https://spikes.iaaf.org/post/cindy-ofili-recovery . I thought it was a well written and well thought out blog that deserves sharing. It's a story of perseverance after injury, patience and the will to keep on going because of our passion for the sport. It's a story of Recovery. Going into the race, there was a voice in my head: Cindy, don’t do it. The week before, I had run at a street meet in Manchester where I felt a twinge i

Performance Anxiety - A Silent Killer

Written by Coach Cathy Barry - Head Coach of the Eclipse Track and Field Club. Performance anxiety in our youth today is very real. The problem with performance anxiety is when it causes athlete to disconnect from the sport they once really enjoyed. Let’s face it, anxiety is in all of us and its part of our DNA and emotional character. It's how we process anxiety that makes us all a little different. Anxiety has long been regarded as an "unpleasant" feeling, and anyone suffer

Vaping And Its Effects on Youths and Athletes:

Call me crazy or out of touch with today’s latest craze but I just don’t get Vaping and I’m pretty sure I probably won’t ever get it. The thought of taking in “flavoured vapour” with a hit of nicotine while all this vapour escapes as you exhale looks…well…. just plain stupid. Not to mention holding on to something that looks like a rather large pen or injection needle. To be blunt, it just looks dumb. I do however recognize that my lack of understanding or acceptance of vap

My First Fitness Competition October 2019 - Coach Cathy Barry

Pre-Conceived Ideas: Just because you see something on TV, read about it online doesn't always mean it's always true. Information about Fitness is everywhere—and it can be quite complicated to determine what is fact and what is fiction. Women and strength training have not always been a popular combination, although I suspect and believe wholeheartedly that this trend is definitely shifting in the right direction. However, some women are still holding back, often because of t

The Benefits of Speed Training for All Athletes - Coach Cathy Barry

Speed Training is one of the most important aspects that should be incorporated for all athletes who serve to benefit from it. The benefits of Speed Training are many and can truly help Athletes and Sports Teams increase in their athletic potential. Speed Training is one of the most important aspects that should be incorporated for all athletes who serve to benefit from it. The benefits of Speed Training are many and can truly help Athletes and Sports Teams increase their ath

The Importance of a Great Coach - by Coach Cathy Barry

The Role of the Coach What exactly is the Track & Field Coach’s role? You could say that coaches often assume many diverse roles such as a teacher, trainer, negotiator, manager, administrator, organizer, communications expert, diplomat, psychologist, disciplinarian, counselor, and/or parent substitute. At one point and time coaches assume one or all of these attributes in order to deal with their athletes. But more than anything, a coach has a most important level of influenc

An Interview with Myself - Coach Cathy Barry

Some may call it weird, others may call it interesting but either way what a better way to get to know me? After all, I know myself best. So, here we go, an interview like no other where I ask the hard-hitting questions and then I answer them honestly, baring my soul. Honestly, this may be a bit weird but I think I can handle it. Coach Cathy Barry (The Interviewer) So, before I get into it, let's get to know a bit more about you. Tell us how it all started. Coach Cathy Barry