4. What kinds of classes do you hold for corporate groups?
There are strength training classes for people who want to get better at running. We offer ergonomic assessments, you would be much better to move every 30 to 45 minutes for anything between 30 seconds and two minutes. Standing up desks are great but what your body wants is variety. Go and sit in a squat to take a phone call. We have worked with JP Morgan’s staff to find some ways of mitigating the downsides of sitting for 14 hour days. We teach corporations about sleep science, stress management and meditative practices. We talk about the benefits of exercise for cognitive development and how it would be much better to let our clients’ children run around and fall out of trees than see tutors every day.
5. You host some interesting community programmes. Tell us about them.
We have connections with several charities, including Run Hong Kong, which we offer training to. There are several refugee women who are going to do a 100K run, and these women are amazing. At our studios, we host Inside Scoop events, where our experts present on a topic such as skiing in November. Through providing free education, we also give back to the community.
6. Do you treat any elite athletes?
We work with the New Zealand All Blacks when they are in town, ultra-distance runners Samantha Chan and Andre Blumberg, MMA title holder Rodrigo Capora, and David Gething, who ran seven marathons across seven continents in seven days. He was my vet before and we used to drink cheap beer together, and then he turned into this awesome athlete! He is a huge inspiration.
7. What is the most memorable thing that has ever happened to you at work?
I remember working as a physio in a Johannesburg hospital ICU and getting a call at 2am from the doctors saying they had tried everything with a patient whose oxygen levels were decreasing and I was basically their last resort. So I spent 45 minutes with him, trying to clear his chest before leaving, and when I came back in the morning he was still alive, so I feel like I have genuinely saved a life. I’m so proud of my profession because of that.
8. Are there any simple things we can do every day to look after our joints and prevent injuries?
Move! The simple thing is to get off your butt and do something that moves your heart rate. Go for massages regularly as it helps you recover after exercise and reduces stress levels. Learn how to breathe properly, and meditate or find a way of stilling yourself. Learn how to measure your success too, as success breeds success.
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