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Berries - The Miracle Fruit

Written by Coach Cathy Barry, Head Coach of Eclipse Track and Field Club in Bowmanville, Ontario. What do those delicious little fruits we lump into the category of "Berries" have in common? Well, they definitely taste amazing and flavourful but more than anything, Berries are amongst the healthiest food on earth!!!! So, let’s go thru and discuss why they are amongst the healthiest foods and what benefits we can get from eating more berries each day. Antioxidants - the Free R

Lack of Motivation - A Vicious Cycle

Written by Coach Cathy Barry - Head Coach of Eclipse Track & Field Club Inc. In my many years of coaching athletes and teams, I've noticed a disturbing trend in the level and ability of athletes to complete basic fitness exercises and they seem less motivated to engage. Athletes today seem to be less fit than their counterparts were 10, 20 or 30 years ago. Why should this be when today we have more access to sports, we know more than we ever have, we have access to technology

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

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

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

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