As I sit on the eve of my first triathlon of 2019 I am reflecting on the start of taking up this crazy sport. In my last blog post Why I started running I said that I had intended to take up triathlon many years previously, but fell in love with running and 10 years later […]
The video below is what you can expect during your first biomechanics session with me. I wanted to make something that helped take away the uncertainty of coming to see me for a screening for the first time.
This screening process allows me to find out what exercises to give to clients that are specific to how […]
Why I started running
I have been a runner for over 15 years now. But what got me started and why do I run?
Many people who meet me think that I have always been a runner, but I actually started from zero.
I was always active as a child and was desperate to be a gymnast, […]
“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail”
This is a much-repeated quote by Benjamin Franklin. And it makes sense in all areas of one’s life.
You don’t just walk into an important meeting without preparing. You don’t go write an exam without going over the material. You don’t enter a competition without training first.
But what about […]
Tine started training with me at the start of February 2017.
In her own words this is her experience working with me:
“I was always afraid to run, but had the dream to do a sprint triathlon, afraid of the pain and injuries, I thought I could never run, but with your strength training I exceeded […]
As humans we are designed to be hunters and gatherers, our bodies are not designed to be sitting all day. From home to car/public transport, sitting at work all day, sitting having lunch, back home probably involving sitting again and then plumping ourselves in front of the telly to sit yet more hours and […]
When I started running I had no idea what a piriformis was. When I did my Personal Training qualification I remember learning what it did and where it was, but also thinking it looked so small and insignificant. It really got skipped in my mind for bigger, cooler muscles like the glutes, hamstrings and […]
Corrien came to see me for Biomechanics Coaching because she had this amazing goal to swim 10km. I was very excited – to be part of somebody’s plans for a big goal like this is always a delight!
Corrien swims using the Total Immersion method of swimming. There is a lot of movement required in […]
Last week I sent out the following in my newsletter leading up to the Bosbaan Olympic distance triathlon, taking place just a 15 minute cycle from home.
I’m exposing myself a bit in this month’s newsletter. The reason is that I am writing this before my last triathlon of the season and I really don’t like […]
Christien came to see me as she had heard about my Biomechanics Screenings and wondered if I could help her.
She had been running for a while and when she decided to move up from running 5kms to half marathons she started to experience injuries. She has successfully ran 4 half marathons despite the occasional […]