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8 — Sport & Fitness 2014 — Times Newspapers Supplement — August 2014 www.times.co.nz SPORT & FITNESS Option 1: $747.50 for 12 months Option 2: $995.00 for 15 months Enquiries: 09 535 1001 firstname.lastname@example.org www.howickgolf.co.nz *Conditions Apply 218904 Howick Golf Club at Musick Point, Bucklands Beach TWO OPTIONS - IT’S YOUR CHOICE Limited Special Offer* New Full Membership Email: email@example.com or look us up on Facebook (Watch our Facebook page for updates) Bells Road, Lloyd Elsmore Park. Pakuranga With a family-friendly vibe, we have everyone from 3yr-olds on striders & 40+ parents on cruisers, to National and World Champions. We run club nights every Friday night throughout summer, so come down with any bike and try it out. We can loan you a helmet and gloves, just make sure you have long pants, long sleeves and covered in shoes. SEASON STARTS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3 5.30-7.30PM Mountain Raiders BMX Club 2014 BMX Club of the Year How did we win this award? By building an awesome track, facility and club culture which caters equally to both new and experienced riders. 218642 Full meals avail Wed to Sat from 6pm A member of Clubs NZ. Member/affiliates/new members welcome. Active sport sections include: Pool, Darts, Fishing, League & Golf Cnr Moore & Elliot Sts, Howick. Ph 533 4600 JOIN OUR CLUB ask about our amazing deals 126671126672 EASTERN JUNIOR TOUCH Lloyd Elsmore Park & Hockey Stadium Competition starts Sunday October 19 Limited Spaces For more information and REGISTRATION details www.sportsground.co.nz/ easternjuniortouch 126672 Phone Lance 021 286 8288 KEMPO KARATE & KUNG FU Flexibility - Confidence - Fitness - Focus Suitable for Adults & Children 7 yrs and up Friendly Club Atmosphere First Lesson Free Tuesday and Thursday General Class 6.15pm - 7.15pm 7.30pm - 8.30pm Saturday Weaponry Class 8.30am - 9.30am Mission Heights Primary School in school hall 103 Jeffs Rd, Flat Bush, Auckland Phone Peter 021 271 3730 126674 Oleander Point, Sunnyhills 2013-14 Women’s Caro Bowl Winners CLUB OPEN DAY Sunday, August 24 from 1.00-4.00pm Social Tennis and fun for everyone NEW MEMBERS WELCOME BBQ and refreshments available Professional Tennis Coaches on-site to give you tips! All ages and abilities welcome For more information contact Club Secretary/Manager Club 576 4765 - Angie Wallace 021 576 481 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 219174 S UNNYHILLS TENNIS CLUB SLOWPITCH SOFTBALL SLOWPITCH SOFTBALL SLOWPITCH SOFTBALL Play - Laugh - Have Fun! The most popular summer sport played in the USA, Canada and the UK. Come along and join the fun every Wednesday evening Mixed teams, male/female (16 and older) Experienced team on hand to assist Fun for the whole family Gloves/bats available to rent To register as an individual or a team: www.slowpitch.co.nz Julee 021 750 342 or Jo 021 443 572 219198 Love the game but have no one to play with? Want to learn how to play? Looking for a sport to keep the kids active? We offer: Cockle Bay Tennis Club Enrolments now open. Ph 534 4152 or visit www.cocklebaytennis.co.nz 126666 Preventing injuries Footwear is vitally important for runners of all ages and fitness levels, and for the surfaces they’re used on. Here, Zane Powell surges to the finish line for Pakuranga Athletic Club in cross-country. Photo supplied By Alex Blazhevskyiy MANY of you enjoy running as an effec- tive way of keeping fit and healthy. However, running exposes you to a number of potential injuries, especially those involving the lower limbs. To help you stay moving and injury-free, here are four tips from the team at BodyFit Physiotherapy: n Increase slowly: Many people get excited by the start of a new active sports season. However, they get so impatient at their slow progress that they go from three months on the couch to attempting a marathon in four weeks. This is a recipe for disaster. Make sure you increase your running and training times by small increments only. A 5-10 per cent increase in either dis- tance or time each week is plenty and will more likely keep you pain-free. One of the biggest predictors of injury in runners is rapidly increasing training volume – the more training you do, the greater the risk. It’s simple maths. n Check your shoes: Many people also get excited about starting a new training programme. However, they make the mistake of grabbing their favourite pair of sandshoes (also a favourite worn by roof tilers – not marathoners) and then wonder why they get foot, knee and leg pain two weeks into their programme. Make sure you get a good pair of run- ning shoes before you start your training regime. Unfortunately for your bank bal- ance, you do get what you pay for when it comes to running shoes. n Watch out for hills: Many new runners get injuries due to following a route that has too many hills in it. Hill running is a great training tool, but hills also place incredible demands on the joints of the lower body, and can acceler- ate injury risk in certain people. Try to stay on the flat for the first few months, and then add some hills in as your fitness improves. It’s better to be running on the flat than not running at all. n Get a check-up: I mentioned earlier that one of the biggest predictors of injury is training volume. The other biggest predictor is past injury history. At BodyFit, we’re amazed at the number of previously-injured people who do not have any treatment or assessment before starting their next season’s training. The injury may have left some scar tis- sue, reduced range of movement, or caused muscle weakness that will greatly increase injury risk once training resumes. If you come to BodyFit for a check-up, we can assess your risk of any injury reoc- curring, and help you to minimise that risk over the coming season. n Alex Blazhevskyiy is director/physi- otherapist at BodyFit Physiotherapy Group, at Howick Recreation Centre, 563 Pakuranga Road; or CLM Fitness, 45C Mt Wellington Highway. Phone 532-8942, or see www.bodyfitphysio.co.nz.
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