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Two foam roller exercises everyone should do

Two foam roller exercises everyone should do

How ready are you to ski or snowboard?Foam rolling is a form of self-myofascial release, or self-massage, that gets rid of adhesions in your muscles and connective tissue. Foam rolling also increases blood flow to your muscles and creates better mobility, helping with...

Four exercises to help prevent skiing injuries

Four exercises to help prevent skiing injuries

How ready are you to ski or snowboard?Winter and the snow season is just around the corner. If you’re planning on heading to the slopes this winter then it’s time to start getting fit to ski. Skiing and snowboarding are high intensity exercises that require great...

How to run your first 5K

How to run your first 5K

Follow these tips to make your first five kilometres both enjoyable and rewardingStarting running for the first time or getting back into it after an extended break can be daunting. But it doesn’t have to be if you follow these simple rules that are designed to help...

Four reasons to workout in winter

Four reasons to workout in winter

Don’t let the cold weather freeze your motivation and exercise programWhen the mercury drops, so too can your motivation to exercise. Dark and frosty mornings, bleak days and rainy weather can freeze the best laid plans. It’s easy to see why so many people end up...

How to safely do a plank exercise

How to safely do a plank exercise

How ready are you to ski or snowboard?Traditional sit-ups or leg lowers (especially double leg lowers) can often lead to pain and injury, especially in the lower back because people perform these loaded exercises incorrectly or with poor form. At PhysioTrain we prefer...

Four proven health benefits of massage

Four proven health benefits of massage

How ready are you to ski or snowboard?Massage has been used for thousands of years to help relieve the body’s aches and pains, and we believe you should make massage a regular part of your life. We all have little niggles from time to time. Whether it’s sore leg...

The less travelled road to recovery

The less travelled road to recovery

Try these simple, quick and affordable forms of recovery A lot of work goes into being a runner. From fine-tuning technique; to building strength and better mobility; to increasing endurance by running for hours and hours. But ask most runners how much time they spend...