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Our Coaches Top 4 Insta Follows

From time to time we all get stuck down the rabbit hole of Instagram, there are so many people out there, doing great things, inspiring others, teaching valuable lessons, using their platforms in meaningful ways to connect with others. 

Today we want to share with you some of our favourite Instagram accounts of people we believe are there doing great things for the fitness industry in the gymnastics and movement space.

Court's recommendation:
1. Hunter Cook
Hunter is doing some very cool shit. He is so strong and mobile...the things he can do with his body is incredible. He put's out a lot of content which is very applicable to our member and client training.
Check out Hunter Cook  

Mel's recommendation:
2. Laura Novack
Laura is not strictly doing gymnastics but she does calisthenics, she comes up with some really cool creative ideas. This always helps us come up with new creative ideas for the DS Squad programs.
Check out Laura Novack

Ev's recommendation:
3. Carl Paoli
I follow Carl because he genuinely seeks to make a connection with people through his movement practice. He challenges people to think, explore and grow when interacting with his content as opposed to blindly following or subscribing to his program.
Check out Carl Paoli

Kat's recommendation:
4. Gemma Cheung
This girl does gymnastics, pole dancing, yoga, lyra. Seriously...what can't she do. Not to mention, she just had a baby, which has not stopped her fitness pursuit.
Check out Gemma Cheung

We hope you enjoy following these superstars as much as we do.

Amateurs show Olympian how it’s done!

We have a question for you, when was the last time you did something that scared you?

A couple of months ago, our spectacular coach Melissa Wu took us to her daily playground, The Sydney International Aquatic Centre Diving Pool. She suggested we try diving to challenge ourselves and try something new outside of our normal training.

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Under her watchful eye we spent 1 hour at the pool practicing dry land drills, jumps and dives into the pool. A few lessons we took away:

- Doing something out of your comfort zone is terrifying, exhilarating, and rewarding. We definitely plan to do that more often.

- The level and precision involved with diving is incredible

- The impact of your body when it hits the water is significant, that's why many divers have wrist, elbow and neck injuries

- SO much core control is required, we realised that One interesting thing we noticed is the Olympic divers warming up as we wrapped up our day, they warmed up of the bike beside the pool, then spent at least 30 min working their core before getting on the platforms.

Dalecki's Go Diving Vlog