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Maybe you’ve watched other Instructors rolling on these cylindrical pieces of foam and been curious. Maybe you use a foam roller yourself and routinely ask, “How can something so innocent looking cause me so much pain?” Maybe you just want to know what they’re meant to do, and whether they actually work. Here’s what you need to know...

As the face of BODYCOMBAT and CXWORX, Dan Cohen is known for his lightning fast punches and ability to hold a hover for over five minutes. But what else is going on beneath the surface? We caught up with Dan to discuss martial arts, faith, and what advice he would give his 18-year-old self.

Let’s start with the basics! How did you get into teaching?
I had three options when I was 18: I could become a firefighter, an aerobics instructor, or I could work on the oil rigs.

It’s that time of year again! The best in fitness fashion is on its way to make you and your class members look the real deal when you work out in 2019. The inspiration for this collection is ‘Step Into the Light’ – referring to that moment when we step up to teach. Here’s a quick rundown of what you can expect from the newest Reebok range:

Strong colours and silhouettes

Somehow, like magic, the New Year has become the defining point in our lives that holds the promise of a fresh start. Goals are set, plans are made and good intentions abound. Yet, as most of us know, few people actually stick to their New Year’s resolutions for more than a few short weeks.

Have the numbers in your classes suddenly swelled? If you have been teaching for more than a couple of years you will recognise January as one of the busiest times in your classes. No surprise really as “get fit” is consistently at the top of the New Year’s resolution wish list.

The million-dollar-head-count question is this: How do you keep these well-intentioned individuals on the bandwagon and lining up for your class well into February and the rest of the year? Bribe them? That’s not the worst idea. Here are 3 better ideas:

Born and raised in Kuching, Sarawak, Kenny Sia needs no introduction. Once Malaysia’s best-known blogger and TV personality, Kenny is the Executive Director of Level Up Fitness and a certified Les Mills RPM instructor. For those who do not know, Level Up Fitness is the largest fitness chain in East Malaysia with 13 outlets nationwide, offering both premium full service fitness experiences and a 24-hour low-cost gym Level Up Fitness Xpress.

There is no doubt learning a new release takes extra time and energy. Below are some ideas to extend the life and value of your latest release.

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