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Neck Pain

Posted on March 19th, 2019 by Andries Lodder


By Nicole Harran Neck pain is becoming an increasing problem amongst the population. Various factors are contributing towards neck pain which will be discussed and some tips will be provided on how to prevent and deal with it. The Neck: The neck is made up of a series of vertebrae which extend down from the […]

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Lower Back Pain

Posted on March 12th, 2019 by Andries Lodder


By Jennifer Steele Over 80% of all adults will experience lower back pain at some point in their lives. Lower back pain is one of the leading causes of disability in the work place as well the top reasons for days of work missed.  It can affect both men and women and can range from […]

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Joint Range of Motion (ROM) and Flexibility

Posted on March 4th, 2019 by Andries Lodder


By Fathima Jeewa The importance of stretching and it’s benefits often goes unnoticed. Here are some tips and advice to keep you injury free. What is flexibility? Flexibility is the ROM or movement around a specific joint or joints. When improving ones flexibility is the objective of a session, focusing on the muscles and fascia […]

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What is strength training and why is it important?

Posted on March 1st, 2019 by Andries Lodder


By Nicole Harran What is strength training? Strength training is a component of physical exercise, focusing on using resistance to induce a contractile force to inevitably increase a muscles strength, anaerobic endurance and size. When doing strength training, it causes microscopic damage to the muscle fibers (catabolism – breakdown of muscle fibers). The body’s natural […]

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What is Stability

Posted on February 22nd, 2019 by Andries Lodder


By Jennifer Steele Components of Fitness There are multiple terms used everyday to describe a variety of different areas within fitness.  Strength, stability, flexibility, mobility, proprioception, balance, reaction time, power, speed agility to name a few are all components of fitness. However, the difference between all of them is sometimes blurred. If used correctly, all […]

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Killarney Country Club Wellness Day

Posted on February 6th, 2019 by Andries Lodder


  Killarney Country Club Wellness Day – Saturday 23rd February 2019! The Discovery Vitality Fitness assessment is a quick functional assessment to observe your strength, flexibility and cardiorespiratory fitness. With seven simple exercises and a few measurements, this test is a quick and fun way to identify your strengths and weaknesses with regards exercise as well as […]

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Prehabilitate Your Golf!

Posted on January 31st, 2019 by Andries Lodder


By Nicole Harran Golf: “a game played on a large open-air course, in which a small hard ball is struck with a club into a series of small holes in the ground, the object being to use the fewest possible strokes to complete the course.” What makes golf so challenging? Golf is a game of […]

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The Importance of Prehabilitation

Posted on January 22nd, 2019 by Andries Lodder


By Jennifer Steele Rehabilitation, the word alone sends chills down most athlete’s spines. Why, because it means the worst has happened and a dreaded injury has crept up and is getting in the way of normal training or competition. Rehabilitation is therefore the approach taken to recover from injury and return to full function. However, […]

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Keeping Injury Free this Holiday Season

Posted on December 5th, 2018 by Andries Lodder


  By Jennifer Steele     It’s officially holiday season and so our routines are thrown out the window. The number of Christmas parties start to increase, the servings of pudding go up. While on the opposite side of the scale the exercise programs get put on the back burner. This is all normal. However, […]

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Exercise for the elderly

Posted on November 20th, 2018 by Andries Lodder


By Jennifer Steele   The benefits of staying physically active throughout our lives are numerous. It prolongs physical independence, reduces aging, prevents the risk of diseases such as dementia and Alzheimer’s, it keeps bones and muscles strong, it also keeps your heart and pulmonary system healthy. As we age our bodies under go slow deterioration. […]

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