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The Bodyneed Team's Top Tips for Injury Prevention!

Written by The Bodyneed Team! on September 15th, 2015.      0 comments

Prevention, Prevention, Prevention!
It’s Injury Prevention month here at bodyneed and our team has some great advice for keeping you injury free and on track with your training this season….

Topics: Injury Care

A conversation with Pip Meo, professional triathlete, bodyneed ambassador

Written by Bodyneed on September 8th, 2015.      0 comments

This week we sat down with Pip Meo - professional triathlete, bodyneed ambassador and all round good sort.
With her sights set firmly on the 2020 Olympics, Pip's dedication and drive has helped her overcome injury and train over 30 hours a week, all while maintaining a full time job, find out what her secret is.....


Train your body for life - Functional strength and finding optimal muscle balance

Written by Bodyneed on August 12th, 2015.      0 comments

Functional strength and optimal muscle balance is essential in order to tackle and dominate life without injury. So what exactly is it and how do you make sure you have it? Our team reveals...


Why Total Barre? Or, in other words, Why should I take Total Barre?

Written by Bodyneed on August 11th, 2015.      0 comments

Barre Classes are a bit of a craze sweeping the nation (and the world). For you, they may conjure up images of women living out childhood dreams of being (or looking like) a ballerina -  but trust us, you want be thinking like this anymore after taking part in just one class. We reckon our Total Barre classes are perfect for individuals wanting a fun, high-intensity, toning, strengthening workout - find out why you should try it out...


Meet the Fantastic Ms. Fox - Our Trail Running Warrior

Written by Bodyneed on July 20th, 2015.      0 comments

We love catching up with our regulars and learning more about them. One of our favs (we don’t actually have favs!) is the dynamic Claire Fox. Claire is a charismatic, goal-setting fire ball – she started running just over ten years ago and her latest goal is to complete the 85km Tarawera Ultra marathon this coming February. She’s learnt a wee bit during her time running so we were eager to pick her brains.

Claire Fox - Endurance Runner

Breathing for Better Performance – Simple Tips

Written by Bodyneed on June 24th, 2015.      0 comments

Breathing can be as complicated or as simple as you like. We believe in keeping it simple - breathing is a tool not a rule - and the number one tip we could give is - RELAX!

Breathing for runners
Topics: Pilates

Breathing for Better Performance – The Basics

Written by Bodyneed on June 24th, 2015.      0 comments

Breathing is something we take for granted. From the moment a child enters the world and takes their first breath we don’t give it a second thought. But how you breathe is crucial to your success as a runner. Poor breathing can limit your performance and even cause serious injury.
Breathing for Runners
Topics: Pilates

Red flags for injuries - How to know when you need to stop

Written by bodyneed on June 2nd, 2015.      0 comments

Injury is the number one fear of all athletes – and it doesn’t discriminate between beginners or elites.  Training for a big endurance event is never going to be completely pain-free – mild aches and pains are to be expected as your distance increases. The trick is knowing when to seek advice…

Sports Massage

Ditch the Drugs – Massage and Pain-free Training

Written by Bodyneed on June 1st, 2015.      0 comments

Can massage really replace your voltaren?   YES – it all depends on the reason you’re taking pain relief.  In many cases, those ongoing training aches, pains and niggles can be soothed away with some good ‘ol massage. 

Massage Therapy

Fuel for the Journey

Written by Bodyneed on May 27th, 2015.      0 comments

Mars bar or protein bar? Barley Sugar or boiled egg?? Carbs are good, carbs are bad…?!!
When it comes to knowing what and how to eat, we are inundated by information. It can be a minefield to navigate and it’s really important to get this right. Here’s our take on the where-to’s and why’s of good sports nutrition.

Topics: Training , Wellbeing

Seven Critical Keys to Finishing Your Event

Written by Bodyneed on May 20th, 2015.      0 comments

There are 7 critical keys that you need to know before you embark on your training journey.  While you might finish without them, your journey will be easier and less painful if you make sure you incorporate these critical keys.

Active Recovery and the Road to Success

Written by Bodyneed on May 19th, 2015.      0 comments

Active Recovery isn't a new idea, but do you know why it's so good for you?

We get all scientific on it and unpack the reasons why it's so great to get moving on your off-days.

No pressure mind, we know that couch is calling...

Active Recovery Runners
Topics: Pilates, Training

Busting the 6-Pack Myth

Written by Bodyneed on April 19th, 2015.      0 comments

Core stability – it’s about so much more than a beach-ready bod. Learn why it’s a key factor in injury prevention and how it’s going improve your performance.

Instant Six Pack

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Girl versus Goal

Written by Bodyneed on April 16th, 2015.      0 comments

Recently selected as the Lead Physiotherapist for the New Zealand’s Woman’s National Football Team, our senior physio Catherine Porteous shares insights from her time on the sidelines and the philosophy that drives her towards success.

New Zealandís Womanís National Football Team

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5 ways to wellbeing

Written by Bodyneed on March 16th, 2015.      0 comments

Mental Health and Exercise

Stats cite that one in 6 New Zealanders will experience serious depression at some point in their lifetime. Even those of us who have never had a brush with the dreaded black dog will benefit from an increased focus on our mental health.

We take a look at practical ways you can put the Mental Health Foundation NZ’s “5 ways to wellbeing” into action.
Topics: Wellbeing

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