21 Sep 2012
On Auckland’s North Shore is one of the top three sport facilities of its kind in the world. That was how Dr Jacques Rogge, the president of the International Olympic Committee, described AUT Millennium at an official opening late last year.
The public has an opportunity to see the SPRINZ Clinics in action and get a better understanding of how they too can benefit from the world-class facility at an open day this Saturday.
The Clinics, under the guidance of AUT’s team of sport science experts, have been used by a range of New Zealand’s Olympic teams prior to London 2012 including the Football Ferns, heptathlete Sarah Cowley and members of the NZ swimming team.
The objective of the clinics is to help people, irrespective of their fitness levels, optimise their training and performance, as well as prevent injuries and recondition them when they do occur.
A range of unique services are available, including 3D running and cycling mechanics assessments, endurance physiology profiling and heat chamber training.
At the running and cycling mechanics clinic, a 3D image is produced, similar to those created in film animation. AUT experts then examine the image to give you feedback on your running technique. Suggestions on how your technique can be altered will help in improving performance and avoiding injury.
The Endurance Performance Clinic is used to assess aerobic fitness and the heat chamber is used to condition the body’s ability to endure the high temperatures and humidity often experienced in competition. The recently installed chamber can simulate temperatures from -5degC to 60degC and humidity between 5-95%.
AUT’s SPRINZ Clinics based at AUT Millennium Campus 17 Antares Pl, Mairangi Bay will be open to the public on Saturday September 22 from 10am to 3pm.