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Strong, Powerful Hamstrings

Posted on August 8th, 2019 by Andries Lodder


By Jennifer Steele How do we develop strong, powerful hamstring muscles? In our every day lives we spend way too much time sitting. In a seated position the hamstring muscles become weaker. We spend well over half the day in this position and so numerous people regardless of how active they are suffering from weak […]

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Peroneal Tendonopathy

Posted on July 11th, 2019 by Andries Lodder


By Jennifer Steele Are you suffering from pain on the outside of your foot while running, walking or jumping? If the pain is directly behind the little bone that sicks out on the outside of your ankle, then you could have Peroneal Tendonopathy. Peroneal Tendonopathy occurs when the Peroneal Tendons become inflamed. This can be […]

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Fitness Testing; VO2Max and More

Posted on May 14th, 2019 by Andries Lodder


By Jennifer Steele Fitness Tests: Fitness tests can be used to measure certain abilities of the human body. Every fitness test has a specific outcome or value that it aims to measure. This outcome then becomes an athletes baseline value. Future tests and results can then be compared with this baseline and it can be […]

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Common Cycling Injuries

Posted on April 10th, 2019 by Andries Lodder


By Jennifer Steele Humans have been riding bicycles since the early 1800s and it is now one of the most popular weekend sporting activities to take part in. Whether it be road racing, mountain biking, completing a few laps at your local bike park or just popping out for a coffee, there are always people […]

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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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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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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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Getting Started with Exercise

Posted on October 23rd, 2018 by Andries Lodder


By Jennifer Steele How to Get Started: Getting started Getting started with a new gym program or trying to get healthy can be a very daunting task. Walking into the gym for the first time is something all newbies fear. This is why we are here to offer you some advice on how to start […]

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