Velocity Sports Lab



A whole new health and wellness experience awaits you at Velocity Sports Lab in Hout Bay. Our private fitness club is so much more than a local gym in Hout Bay. It’s a community of like-minded people who share common goals of attaining health, fitness and holistic wellness. It’s a family-orientated space that inspires new friendships and motivates wellbeing. It’s a fresh and friendly meeting place to work out, work and play.


Mondays – Thursdays 05h30 – 20h30
Fridays 05h30 – 20h00
Saturdays 07h00 – 17h00
Sundays/Public Holidays 07h00 – 13h00
Flexible Membeships



Design your own strength routine.
State-of-the-art Technogym weights that cater for all levels and allow you to tailor make your training to suit your fitness and strength goals.


Track your progress.
Our cardio equipment and pure strength machines, in conjunction with the Technogym Wellness System, allow you to track the improvements you are making day to day. A great way to stay motivated.


Aerobic & Personal Trainer Studios

Find the groove that moves you!
The club is equipped with a larger aerobic class studio and two smaller personal training studios. Join a conditioning, cardio, dance, movement, yoga or stretch class.  Our timetable will keep you on top of your game and alert you to any new classes.  Or enjoy some personal time with our trainers to achieve your goals.


Kickstart your day.
Spinning classes are held most mornings and the studio is equipped with Suunto Fitness Solutions.  A perfect way to kickstart your mornings with captivating views over the Hout Bay beach adding some of nature’s spellbinding powers to your fitness and cycling routine.



Revolutionise your swimming technique.
All the benefits of a traditional pool, but in a smaller space.  Endless Pool Elite is a counter-current swimming machine that is revolutionizing swim instruction. The Endless Pool offers coaches a unique and unprecedented opportunity to analyse every element of their swimmers’ stroke, while providing both the coach and athlete instantaneous feedback.


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.

This indoor bike provides the smooth sensation of the road, and not only improves your cycling, but also analyses every pedal stroke 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.  The unweighting process also allows you to train sooner after injury or surgery.


We understand that everybody is unique…

Alex Arries

Alex Arries

  • Diploma in fitness ETA College
  • Exercise Specialist – All populations

How clients will benefit

Alex is constantly educating himself in new methods of training the human body as science develops over time.  He is open to helping anyone who is willing to commit to achieving their goal and is motivated to see results.  Alex works with athletes, youth, the elderly and with pregnant women.

Life mottos: “Believe in yourself and be positive and the impossible becomes possible!”

“Push yourself, not to discover your weakness but to acknowledge your strengths!”

Matthew Altern

Matthew Altern

  • International Sports Sciences Association – Certified Personal Trainer
  • International Sports Sciences Association – Specialist in Strength and Conditioning

How clients will benefit

Matthew enjoys working with a variety of clients, from those seeking sports and athletic specific conditioning, to those looking for weight loss programmes and general fitness training. He is an advocate of functional training and pushes the human body to move like it was designed to.

Life motto: “Everything you want is outside of your comfort zone.”

Carmen Buchacher

Carmen Buchacher

  • Diploma in Sport and Fitness  Coaching / Personal Trainer – IST Studieninstitut Düsseldorf
  • Diploma Personal Training – IST Studieninstitut Düsseldorf
  • Certified Pilates instructor
  • Sports Massage Therapist

How clients will benefit

I look at every person individually; their goals, their past successes and failures in training and focus on either rebuilding, maintaining or starting from zero to achieve new goals. I do HOWEVER require full commitment to a program as I commit 100% to each client too.

Programs can include anything from weight loss, to flexibility and strength training and conditioning. My style is versatile from compound, functional training to gentle progressive Pilates exercises.

Life motto: “Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.”

Lydia Hannan

Lydia Hannan

How clients will benefit

With over 20 years’ experience in the Health & Fitness industry (10 overseas)– Lydia has gained the reputation for delivering results based workout experiences in both the Group & Personal Training environment.

Whether it’s presenting to literally thousands of fitness enthusiasts or working on a one to one basis – her experience, qualifications and ultimately caring attitude ensure that no stone gets unturned.

As a qualified sports therapist she is as happy providing a professional massage service as she is working with small groups or personal training where she specializes in body transformation, movement and pre & post-natal.

With a global network of fitness experts at her disposal you can be sure that you’re in safe hands with Lydia every time…


Biokinetics is the science of movement through the application of exercise in rehabilitative treatment.

Cathryn Masterson – Biokineticist

  • BSc Sports Science (2013)
  • BSc Sports Science (Hons.) Biokinetics
  • Registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa

Treatment for:

Cathryn works with all populations – orthopaedic and chronic conditions (sports injuries, chronic disease management, general health and wellness, sports specific exercise prescription).

How clients will benefit

Each patient is treated individually according to their needs/requirements/injuries/conditions. We strive to improve quality of life, and general health and wellness.

Life motto: “Life is like a coin, you can spend it anyway you want, but you can only spend it once.”

Tara van Alphen – Biokineticist

  • Human Movement Science
  • Med (Hons) Biokinetics
  • Registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa

Treatment for:

Tara works with orthopaedic patients – pre-& post op, Injured individuals, sports injuries & general injuries. Special populations include – children, the elderly, and pregnant women and with patients needing:  Chronic Disease management, general health & wellness and sports-specific conditioning.

How clients will benefit

Each patient is treated individually.  Based on our initial assessment with the patient, we devise an individualized specific exercise prescription accordingly, together with taking their own needs & goals into account. For example, with the elderly, we would aim to improve their quality of life & make their activities of daily living easier to manage.

Life motto: “Live well, Love a lot, Laugh often…everything else in moderation!”


Massage Velocity

Willie Louw

  • BA Sport Science
  • Therapeutic Massage Therapy (Sports & Remedial Massage)

Treatment for:

Even though everyone can benefit from some bodywork and muscle release from time to time, the clients Willie works with are most often physically active people preparing for or recovering from a specific activity or event.  Additionally, people in the later stages of injury rehabilitation.

How clients will benefit

Willie provides his clients with a treatment that is tailored to their specific needs. This is determined by their own feedback and a specific range of motion testing. Facial or connective tissue release, trigger point work and deep tissue massage all play a big role in his approach to freeing up the movement in muscles, other soft tissues and restoring your body to the way it should be moving.

Life motto: “If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing it well.”


Velocity Sports Lab: 021 791 7600

Willie: 071 295 9968

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Carmen Buchacher

  • Sports Massage Therapy
  • Traditional Swedish Massage

Treatment includes deep tissue massage and Swedish massage for physically active people (athletes), people with loads of day to day and work-related stress.

Massages are individually sculpted to achieve specific results for each client. Massages can also be for anyone that just requires some time to destress and self-focus!

All these can either be booked as 30 minute, 60 minute or 90 minute appointments.

Benefits of Massage:

  • reduced muscle tension
  • improved circulation
  • stimulation of the lymphatic system
  • reduction of stress hormones
  • relaxation
  • increased joint mobility and flexibility
  • improved skin tone
  • improved recovery of soft tissue injuries


Velocity Sports Lab: 021 791 7600

Carmen: 072 796 6027

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Chris Allan

  • BSc (Physiotherapy) Wits
  • MPhil (Sports Physiotherapy) UCT

Treatment for:

Chris typically works with clients who have Sports injuries (especially endurance athletes), Orthopaedic injuries and with post-orthopaedic surgery rehabilitation.

How clients will benefit

With more than 20 years’ experience treating sports and orthopaedic injuries as well as participating in multiple sporting events Chris brings knowledge and experience from both sides.  He always tries to keep athletes training during their recovery so that the return to sports participation is seamless and timeous.

Life motto: “Through hard work, consistency and planned training and recovery, your goals are attainable.”

VSL Hout Bay: 021 791 7608 I

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