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Quick fix knee rehabilitation

Posted on May 19th, 2021 by Andries Lodder


By Nicole Harran Everyone has experienced some type of knee pain or niggle in the knee during their life time. Sometimes it can be serious and other times a little strengthening and stretching of the right muscles can alleviate majority of the pain. *Not all knee pain is the same. These recommendations should only be […]

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“NEW YEAR, NEW ME!”

Posted on February 7th, 2020 by Fathima


By Fathima Jeewa Your 2020 goal setting guide At the beginning of every new year, marketing agencies flood our social media with logos such as “new year, new me”, or, “make this year one to remember!”. We are excited to begin new hobbies, join the gym or register for that 5 km we have always […]

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Getting started in 2020

Posted on January 16th, 2020 by Andries Lodder


By Jennifer Steele It is a new year and like most people we have all made our list of resolutions. Whether these are to get fitter and healthier, run your first 10km, cycle the 94.7 or run the comrades we all have to start somewhere. For those that are starting from scratch it can be […]

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Obesity and Exercise

Posted on June 6th, 2019 by Andries Lodder


By Jennifer Steele Obesity is a complex disorder that involves an excess of body fat. This is not just a cosmetic concern as it can result in numerous health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure. Classification An individual can be classified as obese in several ways. BMI When an individuals Body […]

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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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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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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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Osteoporosis

Posted on November 13th, 2018 by Andries Lodder


By Jennifer Steele Osteoporosis is the term used to describe porous bones. It is a chronic medical condition that affects the bones of the body. The condition is such that the bones of the body become brittle as their micro-structure is altered. Our bones are living tissue and so from the moment we are born […]

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