Quick & easy hip alignment routine – video

Find out some simple moves to improve your hip alignment. Great for before squats, lunges and running. Read More

Overuse injuries in Children

When I grew up (which wasn’t all that long ago), I played netball in the winter and tennis in the summer combined with swimming all year round. I eventually switched netball for basketball and dropped the tennis and eventually dropped the swimming too. I also tried my hand (or foot) at soccer, aussie rules, badmitton,… Read More

Soleus stretches to improve your squat!

Short calf muscles, mainly the deeper soleus muscle can easily hold back your squatting ability. When this muscle is short you will have trouble letting the knee travel past your toes. In a normal squat (and particularly once you add load) in order to bio-mechanically keep everything aligned, the knee needs to travel past the toes… Read More

Strengthen your core the right way!

When customers come in for their initial Pilates consultation, a lot of them have the goal to strengthen their core, which can be a great goal for a lot of people, but most of them point to their abdominal area which is actually only one part of the core. The problem with only strengthening the… Read More

Do you suffer from groin or hip pain? It could be FAI.

Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI) also known as hip impingement is a problem among active and sedentary people alike. Symptoms may include pain in the groin or hip area and restricted hip range of motion (ROM). It may be aggravated by activity (both intense and endurance types), sitting for long periods of time, operating the pedals in… Read More

Cricket Injury Prevention

It’s that time of year when summer sports such as cricket are underway. Training and playing hard to achieve the team goal of becoming the best in the division and ultimately taking out the championship. One of the biggest obstacles in achieving these goals are injuries. Part of the problem is that sports such as… Read More

5 ways to ease DOMS (post workout soreness)

Ever wondered why you are at your sorest 24 to 48 hours after a workout? Ever left the personal training session feeling great only to feel tight and stiff after 6 to 8 hours? Remember those times you went “Yep that was a tough legs session yesterday.” The reason behind this is Delayed Onset Muscle… Read More