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Physical health is vital for overall well-being and is defined as the condition of your body. We not only consider the absence of disease, but also your fitness level when talking about being physically healthy. Not surprisingly, it is the most visible of the multiple dimensions of health: some of the most obvious and serious signs that we are unhealthy appear physically. Addressing this dimension is crucial for anyone attempting to sustain overall health and well-being.
Physical activity is great in keeping our bodies healthy, improving our overall well-being and in improving our quality of life.
Mental health is a different matter although many of the coping skills developed through wellness can be utilized in addition to treatment prescribed for mental health issues.
Mental health concerns are often medical and require intervention on a more intensive level through trained professionals. These diagnoses range from minor depression upwards and usually require medical support.
Either way – any support you can get is valuable.
In recent times there has been a distinct shift in the way companies are approaching corporate and employee wellness. As a result, many organisations are starting to invest more in comprehensive employee wellness programmes that aim to address work-life balance.
The mental health and wellbeing of employees is critical for maintaining sustainable levels of employee engagement, resilience, motivation and innovation. Employees are now experiencing increasing stress and pressures because of different working environments and/or because they are working from home. We have seen a rise in depression, anxiety, fatigue, stress-related illness and burnout in recent times.
A comprehensive and holistic wellness programme has lasting benefits in positively managing risks surrounding mental and physical wellbeing for employees. Through an integrated employee wellness approach, employers can benefit through the positive impact on productivity and business performance.
This workout is specifically designed to reset and rebalance your body. The 45 – 60 minutes will focus on dynamic mobility exercises, stability exercises and flexibility (stretching). Mobility is vital in order to allow the joints to move as they should, stability includes core stability and strength, together with our smaller stabilising muscle groups; whilst flexibility is important in order to maintain an ideal length of the muscles to allow for optimal movement.
All you need is a mat/comfortable floor, an exercise band (or long towel) and a good attitude. This class is suited especially those battling with lower back pain, injuries, high stress levels and general fatigue or burnout. By balancing the body, we hope to reset the body so that you may continue on your chosen fitness path. If you are a fitness fanatic, this class is also vital (we recommend doing it once a month at least) since it helps with injury prevention and overall recovery. The good news is that this workout is suitable for ALL fitness levels.
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“Jolene has been absolutely amazing! She ensures that you get the results that you want. With her background in Biokinetics, she ensures that you do the exercises correctly: from correct posture to using the correct muscles to do the exercise. I have definitely seen great results thanks to her expertise and patience.”
Had never been a serious ‘gym’ person, but that all changed when I met Jolene. I’ve been training with her for 10 months now, and am hooked on her style and way of training me. Jo has a gentle persuasive way of making me push myself to do much more than I think possible. In the 10 months, I’ve never done the same workout twice. With Jo being a biokineticist, she understands my body - it’s aches, it’s pains, it’s limitations, it’s max limits and she expertly adjusts my training sessions accordingly. I walk away from each session with Jo tired, but happy and motivated! Jo has helped me fully recover from a grade II/III Rectus Femoris injury 9 months ago, and you be hard pressed these days to know which leg had the injury. I am grateful for Jo’s commitment and recommend her for any fitness journey you would like to embark on.
“Jolene has helped me, a 70+ year old, 65kg runner, arrest and recover age-related declining muscle mass – sarcopenia. Using her clear skills and knowledge, combined with a light touch and some laughter, she has helped me achieve this in just two sessions a week. There is an added component of variety which always keeps the sessions entertaining. Only to be recommended”
"Jolene was my first personal trainer -- and I consider myself lucky that I ended up with her. Her professional approach, infinite patience, gentle humour and determination to guide me through the training programme to the end helped me achieve a pain-free state -- something I haven't experienced for as long as I can remember. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Jolene. She's a special one."
“I hired Jolene when I discovered through a Biokinetic assessment that I have less strength in my upper body than what is ideal. She initially worked on stabilizing my weak points in my upper body, and then on building up towards muscular strength and power. I have loved getting the “inside track” from her on all the biomechanics at work in my body. Her knowledge of the body and how it works gave me huge insight in what I was working in my body and added an extra dimension of education and safety, which I really enjoy as a Body Movement Specialist. I have enjoyed her relaxed yet very focused manner in how she facilitates my workouts. Her strengths are her knowledge, her dedication and that she goes the extra mile for her clients. I am grateful I am one of them!"
Love my training experience with Jo! She keeps it challenging and interesting. I have increased my strength a lot and having a ton of fun along the way!