Osteoporosis – Are you at Risk?

Osteoporosis literally means ‘porous bone’. It’s a condition that causes bones to become thin and fragile, decreasing bone strength and making them more prone to fractures. It is often called the ‘silent disease’ as bone loss occurs without any external symptoms.    ...

How I became addicted to Pilates

I was just twelve years old when my mum first took me to try Pilates. At that point, I had been doing ballet for eight years.  Each year came with a new set of challenges as I pushed myself to dance and compete at the highest level I could reach. Mum didn’t know then...

An interview with Anabel

Originally from Johor Bahru, the capital of the state of Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) on the southern part of Peninsular Malaysia, Anabel moved to New Zealand to study Physiotherapy in Dunedin.  She has since been in New Zealand for 7 years, and has fully embraced the...

26 km down, 16 to go!

I am now into my 11th week of training for the Auckland Marathon with only 5 weeks until the big day! The past few weeks of training have been mostly smooth sailing with only a few small bumps in the road.  One of these being the treacherous weather us Aucklanders...