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The Importance of Rest and Recovery

Posted on April 20th, 2018 by Andries Lodder


By Jennifer SteeleIn today’s world of competitive sports all athletes are searching for a competitive edge. Some spend an extra few hours in the gym or practicing their techniques. Others ensure their training is as sports specific as possible. However, how many are optimizing their recovery sessions and rest time?Rest and recovery are seen as […]

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Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS), here’s what you need to know!

Posted on March 28th, 2018 by Andries Lodder


Thoracic Outlet Syndrome?By Xavier Mc CreanorThoracic Outlet Syndrome is a term used for several different conditions that can occur when nerves and blood vessels in the thoracic outlet are compressed or irritated. The thoracic outlet is the narrow space between your collarbone and first rib. Blood vessels, nerves, and muscles that extend from the back […]

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The Importance of Core Stability

Posted on March 26th, 2018 by Andries Lodder


By Jennifer SteeleWhen speaking in terms of the human body, stability refers to a person’s ability to control the movement and position of their muscles, joints and limbs. With greater stability comes greater control. So, with this in mind, core stability refers to the individual’s ability to control and move their core with or without […]

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This one is for the oldies out there! Just a few minutes of low intensity exercise can help you lower your death risk!

Posted on March 19th, 2018 by Andries Lodder


The importance of exercises for older adults By Xavier Mc CreanorHow physically active are you? Some might answer “I am to busy to fit in a exercise session”. Others might say that “I am to old to do exercises”.  The recommended guidelines for exercise for older adults are at least 150 minutes a week of moderate […]

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All you need to know about shin splints!

Posted on February 28th, 2018 by Andries Lodder


Do you suffer from lower leg pain?Below your knee either on the front outside or inside part of the lower leg?You might have shin splints!By Xavier Mc CreanorShin splints or medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS) is a symptom complex seen in people who complain of exercise induce pain along the distal posterior-medial aspect of the […]

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Hypertension – Here’s how exercise can help you!

Posted on February 15th, 2018 by Andries Lodder


 Do you suffer from high blood pressure?By Xavier Mc CreanorIf you do, your doctor will probably suggest that you increase your activity levels to lower your blood pressure. Your doctor may want to lower it with medicines to start with before commencing you on an exercise program. It is important to remember that you must […]

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Mobility vs Flexibility

Posted on February 6th, 2018 by Andries Lodder


By Jennifer SteeleIt’s the new year and everyone is trying to get fitter, healthier and stronger. However, how many of us are taking the time to improve every aspect of our fitness.  There is far more to improving fitness then just doing cardio and strength. Yes, cardio and strength are very important and will help […]

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How to prevent injuries in 2018?

Posted on January 29th, 2018 by Andries Lodder


Here are the best exercises for your body to stay injury-free.By Xavier Mc CreanorInjuries such as sprains, strains, tendonitis, and even broken bones are all consequences of living an active lifestyle. With the right knowledge and preparation, many injuries can be reduced or entirely prevented.There are two classes of injuries: traumatic or acute and cumulative […]

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Vitality Fitness Assessment

Posted on January 10th, 2018 by Andries Lodder


What is Vitality Fitness Assessment?The Vitality Fitness Assessment is made up of two parts – the first part measures your cardio-vascular fitness and the second measures your strength and flexibility. It has been designed to give you an accurate and personalised understanding of your fitness. After the Vitality Fitness Assessment, our team of biokineticists will […]

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