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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

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

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