Situated in the beautiful vibey hout bay,
with staff complimenting the energy of this venue

Velocity Sports Lab




State of the art Technogym Weights that will cater for all people and will let you target all the muscle groups you desire


Our cardio equipment and pure strength machines, in conjunction with the Technogym Wellness System, allow you to track your progress and see the improvements that you are making day to day.


Aerobic & Personal Trainer Studios

Aerobic and Personal Trainer Studios.
A larger aerobic class studio and two smaller personal training studios are available. Join a class, stretch or have some time with our trainers to achieve your goals


Spinning classes, equipped with Suunto Fitness Solutions, are held most mornings, a state of the art studio to improve your fitness and cycling?



All the benefits of a traditional pool, but in a smaller space.
Endless Pool Elite, a counter-current swimming machine that is revolutionizing swim instruction. The Elite offers coaches a unique and unprecedented opportunity to analyze every element of their swimmers’ stroke, while providing both coach and athlete instantaneous, real-time feedback via multiple adjustment cameras and mirrors.


If you need help with stroke correction or training, our in-house swim coach can assist.

Contact: Ian Mitchell 072 679 9992



“Inspired by a lifetime of elite sport and passionate about performance, we set out to create what others thought was impossible; an indoor bike for cyclists.” – Wattbike.

An indoor bike that will improve your cycling through offering the smooth feel of the road but also by analyzing every pedal stroke and providing instant feedback on power, heart rate and technique.

AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill®

“Changing the way the World’s best Athletes Train. And Rehab.” – AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill®

Developed by NASA, AlterG® treadmills unweight a runner allowing you to train harder, longer and with a lower impact. Stay motivated and track progress with concrete data, which increases confidence levels.

Also, the unweighting process allows you to train sooner after injury or surgery.


We understand that everybody is unique…

Alex Arries

Alex Arries

Alex studied a diploma in fitness (exercise specialist) at ETA college, and qualified as a Personal Trainer in all populations, pregnant, elderly, youth or sports specific. He is motivated as a Personal Trainer as Fitness is his passion.

He is willing to work with any client that is ready to make a commitment to achieving their goal. He enjoys pushing people to reach their goals in a systematic way – the correct way. Let your fitness goals become his sense of achievement, today’s actions are tomorrows results.

Matthew Altern

Matthew Altern

Matthew studied through the International Sports Sciences Association and specialized in Strength and Sports Conditioning. He has been personal training since 2010 and fine-tuned his skills at a leading Virgin Active health club. During this time he also launched a successful outdoor gym in the Constantia region.
Matthew enjoys working with a variety of clients, from those seeking sports specific conditioning, to those looking for weight loss programs and general fitness training.
Carmen Buchacher

Carmen Buchacher

Carmen received a Diploma of Sport and Fitness Training with the German Olympic Sports Association in July 2013. Her personal training interests lie in the field of rehabilitation and return to sport.

Being an athlete herself, she can relate to athletes requirements. Fitness training and personal training for the youth, the elderly and anyone who hasn’t been successful in achieving their fitness and health goals all lie within her capabilities.



Biokinetics is defined as the science of movement through the application of exercise in rehabilitative treatment. Biokineticists are concerned with promoting health, maintaining physical abilities, and final phase rehabilitation of orthopaedic injuries and chronic conditions. They achieve results by using scientifically based physical activity programme prescription, specific to an individual’s needs and goals.

Both Tara Van Alphen and Cathryn Masterson are registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa. They are both exercise specialists who are driven to improve a person’s physical well-being and quality of life.

Their Services Include:
– Individual scientific assessment
– Evaluation of body posture, body composition, blood pressure, blood glucose and cholesterol levels.
– Evaluation of Fitness, muscle strength, flexibility and other health screenings.
– Discovery Vitality Fitness assessments

For more information please contact Cathryn on 0825569983, Tara on 0714821625 or our landline on 0217917608.


At Velocity we offer some of the best sports and remedial massage around.

For more information please contact us at:
VSL Hout Bay: 021 791 7608
Willie: 0712959968 |


Chris Allan is a registered Physio who operates from Velocity Sports Lab. He qualified in 1996 from Wits University and has worked at The Centre for Sports Medicine in Rosebank and at The Sports Science Institute of South Africa in Cape Town. He has assisted on numerous provincial and national level sports teams.

He currently runs his own sports physiotherapy practice at Velocity Sports Lab, ably assisted by physio Kelly McKenzie. His practice offers pre- and post-operative orthopaedic rehabilitation, injury prevention management and return to sport.

Chris Allan has always upheld the highest standards in service delivery and is committed to efficacy and an evidence based, innovative approach to rehabilitation and manual therapy. Chris obtained a MPhil in sports physiotherapy from UCT in 2013. His research dissertation, which was awarded a distinction, was on the biomechanics of Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome in runners.

Contact Details:
021 791 7608




Our resident dietictian, Mariella Dierks is a passionate triathlete and runner. She did her undergraduate degree in Sport Science and completed her honors in dietetics and nutrition last year.

She is passionate about sharing her knowledge and recipes with the world and this is what drives her.

” I find such joy in enriching fellow athletes with knowledge about nutrition and to show them how to make a healthy diet an easy part of life because having time to cook complicated meals and snacks is a luxury that athletes, especially us triathletes, simply don’t have. So come join me on my journey of making nutritious, easy, delicious food.”

Contact Mariella at Velocity Sports Lab Hout Bay to make and appointment
021 791 7600
082 574 5573

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