Walking Group

I have recently begun a walking group twice a week here at Vision. It provides an opportunity for those that would like to go walking of a morning or afternoon but find it boring on their own or need help with motivation. By simply increasing your walking each week it can aid in reducing your…

What is Progress?

Anyone undertaking a lifestyle change plan is ultimately looking for some sort of progress or goal achievement. The plan may involve nutritional changes or increases in daily physical activity. It may also involve training for an event to achieve a better outcome or just to complete it for the first time. The big question is…

‘I eat a healthy diet, but…’

Most clients will report they are healthy eaters. They eat plenty of vegetables, and salad, and fruit – and enjoy it. But they just can’t seem to shift the extra weight like they once were able to, or gain the extra strength from their workouts like they think they should. Often they’re tired, and feeling…

Getting A Good Night’s Sleep

Sleep is an important physical, mental and regenerative activity. However there are many things that can cause issues with having a good night sleep: such as trouble getting to sleep, waking in the middle of the night, waking early, being unable to get back to sleep after waking. When sleep quality is poor it can…

A Big Dose of Empathy

Empathy can be defined as “…the ability to understand and share the feelings of another” and is one of the cornerstones of generating rapport with clients/ patients. Most of us think we can empathize with someone when they talk about their constant pain, or lack of confidence in a specific joint or their worry about…

Exercise, muscle soreness and growth

Delayed onset muscle soreness (often referred to as (DOMS) is bought about by damage to muscle tissue. It is primarily caused by eccentric exercise as is often seen in resistance training, where the muscles are lengthened under tension. During this exercise, the ‘braking’ forces produce small micro tears in the muscle tissue which results in…

BACK to Life!!

Here at Vision we run a program called BACK to Life that aims to optimise spine health and increase function for those with non-specific low back pain. The 8 week program overhauls the fundamental spine stabilizers and aims to re-correct poor movement habits and patterning. Since starting the program at the end of 2015, we…

In season Basketball Programming

In season resistance training can be tricky for all sports, as a strength coach of a team or individual you have to take into account game day, training, recovery and rehabilitation as well as the strength component. While taking this into account you also need to keep the strength of your athlete at an optimal…