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Arthritis: A pain in my Joints!

Posted on May 3rd, 2022 by Andries Lodder


By Daniel Sauer Have you been experiencing joint pain and discomfort as you get older? Are you noticing swelling in your knees, wrists, shoulders or ankle? Maybe you have arthritis… But what is arthritis? Arthritis is the swelling and tenderness of one or more joints. The main symptoms of arthritis are joint pain and stiffness, […]

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Exercise and Mental Health

Posted on May 3rd, 2022 by Andries Lodder


May is seen as mental health awareness month, so what better time for us to talk about the impact exercise can have on mental health issues, especially depression and anxiety.  We all know how exercise keeps us physically healthy, but research has shown that people who exercise regularly heave improved mental wellbeing and decreased rates […]

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Muscle Tone: High vs Low

Posted on April 5th, 2022 by Andries Lodder


By Daniel Sauer What is “Muscle Tone”? A term you may have heard alot is “muscle tone”. But what actually is muscle tone? Why is muscle tone important? These are the most common questions one usually asks around the topic. Muscle tone is the amount of tension or resistance to movement in muscles. Our muscle […]

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Tendonitis and Overuse Injuries

Posted on March 1st, 2022 by Andries Lodder


By Daniel Sauer Tendonitis is an inflammation or irritation of a tendon, a thick cord that attaches bone to muscle. Tendonitis is most often caused by repetitive, minor impact on the affected area, or from a sudden more serious injury. There are many activities/movements that can cause tendinitis, such as: GardeningPaintingScrubbingTennisGolfThrowingBeginning exercise too quickly and over-loading your […]

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Postural Awareness

Posted on March 1st, 2022 by Andries Lodder


By Sean Pickup Many of us believe that our posture is very good, but the truth is that our brain has adapted to feeling balanced and straight when we’re not.  Posture refers to a person’s body in space and the alignment of different body parts in relation to one another. The human skeleton is designed […]

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Heart Awareness Month

Posted on February 1st, 2022 by Andries Lodder


By Daniel Sauer February is Heart Awareness Month! Here is some information on getting a stronger, healthier heart!  Over the past 4 decades, numerous scientific reports have examined the relationships between physical activity, physical fitness, and cardiovascular health. Expert panels, convened by organizations such as the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American […]

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Strength Training for Weight Loss

Posted on January 28th, 2021 by Andries Lodder


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By Sean Pickup Many people think that strength training is only done by people that want to gain large amounts of muscle and get strong. Strength training does help with increasing muscular strength but what a lot of people don’t know is that it is also a great form of training to help with weight […]

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Lockdown Core Training

Posted on April 22nd, 2020 by Andries Lodder


If you’ve been wanting to try improve your core strength but just cant get around to it due to lack of time, energy or motivation, what better time is there than now. Lockdown is your time to shine. Pilates is a great way to do this. It is a form of low-impact exercise which aims […]

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HIIT- Quick and effective Sweat Session

Posted on April 6th, 2020 by Andries Lodder


During this lockdown period we don’t all have access to a home gym with cardio and strength equipment. However, that does not mean we can’t get in a great exercise session that will get the heart rate up and help build strength and cardio fitness. How do we do this you ask? Well the answer […]

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Keep Moving, Keep Healthy and Stay Home

Posted on April 6th, 2020 by Andries Lodder


So we are at the half way point, 11 days into the lockdown and 10 to go! Just because all of our routines have been thrown out the window, it doesn’t mean you should let your health and fitness goals go the same way. This may not be the time to start training for an […]

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