Rugby, the field of dreams (and sprains, and broken bones)

Don’t look now, but we’re smack in the middle of another punishing rugby season (and that’s not even counting our tragic World Cup result!) That is, if you believe the rugby season ever actually ends – many of the players I look after simply finish the 15s season and go straight into the 7s season, a perpetual life of rugby. …

Nick TaimitarhaRugby, the field of dreams (and sprains, and broken bones)

Ballet Barre – grace under pressure

Have you ever glanced in the mirror and worried that everything seems to be heading south? This usually means you’re losing muscle tone, which is vital for keeping you upright and looking your best. Unfortunately, this can happen quite easily if your job requires sitting for long periods of time – especially if you don’t make time to exercise. Why? Essentially, your body …

Nick TaimitarhaBallet Barre – grace under pressure

An uphill struggle? Make cycling hills a bit easier

Love them or hate them, hills are an inevitable part of cycling. Sure, it’s no fun to struggle up an incline that’s so steep that you grind to an untimely halt …. but there is another way. If you can tackle hills armed with good technique and confidence, you should be able to get up almost anything – and maybe …

Nick TaimitarhaAn uphill struggle? Make cycling hills a bit easier