What Clients are Saying
I started training with Henari 4 months after ACL reconstruction having approached him after seeing him training someone in Queens Park and noticing the superior quality of the sessions.
I could not recommend Henari highly enough - not only for the initial highly professional rehab on the knee, but improving general strength and mobility and also exciting, varied and suitably hard broader training sessions.
From the first zoom consultation, through the initial sessions to build the strength up and beyond every session has been meticulously planned and organised. Henari is constantly innovating on the sessions and pushing me harder.Whatever your fitness, mobility or injury rehab goals, I couldn't recommend Henari highly enough, plus he is also a super nice guy (even on the day's he lines the cones up to do the Bronco sessions!)
Ross Cameron - Global Planning Director - VCCP
I would highly recommend these sessions to anyone who is stuck at their desk all day. Henari gives you practical ways to improve your mobility to combat the effects of being hunched over your computer screen on zoom calls. I found the sessions invaluable and felt much better both physically and mentally as a result. Thanks Henari.
Laura Smith - VCCP
I attended Henari's lunchtime mobility sessions through work and they were brilliant. It was great to have a different focus each day and I learnt loads of new stretch and techniques that are really helping while I'm sitting at my desk for so long WFH. I would highly recommend them to anyone! Henari himself was so great and friendly - especially hard over zoom when everyone has their cameras off! I really enjoyed the sessions and would highly recommend them.
Lucy Roberts - VCCP
I felt instant relief and reduced tension in my back and shoulders after the first VeraSport mobility session I did with Henari would definitely recommend him!
Keith Robinson - Employment Judge
Just finished a series of six sessions with Henari on Zoom. All but one took place in the morning. The exercises that Henari had planned for me were pitch perfect for my requirements. I felt invigorated for the rest of the day.
Henari's knowledge of the human anatomy was excellent. Once he had assessed me, he tailor made each of the three or four exercises he felt I needed for each session.
I cannot recommend Henari highly enough. Money well spent and I shall be returning to him after Christmas to shake off the post festive sluggishness.
Rory Jennings - French Top 14 Pro Rugby
Having used VeraSports’ core bands for nearly 6 months. I can confidently say they are the best mobility bands on the market. The bands are extremely durable and have a high tension, perfect for what I need.
The knowledge VeraSports have in regards to health, wellbeing and mobility has been so helpful in helping me transform and improve my mobility, recovery and game prep.
When I first started training with Henari I was in the worst physical shape of my life - not overweight but just feeling 'soft' and really physically weak after giving birth 2 years previously. I've seen a huge improvement in my strength, muscle definition and posture over the past 6 months. Prior to training with Henari I really struggled at the end of the day with lower back stiffness - this has pretty much gone now.
VeraSports for a Life Less Sedentary
As society continues to grow and develop technologically, our lifestyles become more and more sedentary. We sit on average 13 hours a day, burn less calories whilst at our desks, have joint and muscle stiffness arising from excessive computer and smart device use. On top of that we have an increased risk of health problems ranging from CVD, Type II diabetes and musculoskeletal pain, all linked from being sedentary.
We all strive to live an active lifestyle, however the demands of our ever increasing work commitments, and more recently the effects of Covid 19 restrictions, prevent us from moving as efficiently and as frequently as we should. As a result, our bodies can be left posturally imbalanced and overweight. In order to exercise well and exercise efficiently we need to first be able to move the way our bodies were designed to.
My name is Henari Veratau, but most people call me H and I am a recently retired 18-year professional rugby player. During my rugby career I was fortunate enough to play in Australia, Japan, France and the UK, allowing me to experience different cultures and approaches to sporting performance. I started out playing professional rugby league for the Sydney City Roosters whilst in my last year of high school and moved over to Rugby Union 2 years later where I stayed ever since. I'm a dual international Sevens player having represented Papua New Guinea in rugby league and Australia in rugby union as well as being a part of 2 championship winning teams; the Sydney City Roosters in the Australian NRL and the A.C.T Brumbies in the SANZA Super Rugby Championship.
Sport has always been a part of my life and I feel very fortunate to have experienced the many different aspects of sports performance. I love coaching and am passionate about sharing my experiences and beliefs with clients and wider community, with my work based around functional strength, mobility and corrective flexibility.
We all have bodies that are designed to move well and efficiently, we just have to be committed to the process. I want to help guide people on their journey to living a healthier pain free life.
The VeraSports Journey
For so many years I played rugby not knowing how lucky I was to lead an active and healthy lifestyle, until retirement.
As a professional athlete I understand how beneficial mobility and efficient movement is when it comes to physical health. Mobility was a huge part of my career, even more so towards the end, when years of heavy contact began to take its toll. I spent time researching and educating myself on the best way to move more efficiently, and how to effectively treat myself without having to rely on others to get me back on the field. This is where the VeraSports journey began, I started off developing our trade mark CoreBand as I wasnt satisifed with the flimsy, poorly made rubber resistance bands and other versions already used throughout the sports industry. They broke, peeled, split, pinched the skin, were too soft and were bad for the environment with the amount of times they needed to be replaced. The first step for me to improve my mobility was to develop a band that I would use and hopefully so too would my teammates. The CoreBand was made to be tough, durable, have a high tension and needed to be able to cater for the bigger, stronger athlete. I want to help guide people to live a pain-free and less sedentary life through the knowledge and experience that I have gained and believe I can help people at all stages of life improve their movement and overall health.
Through my mobility and strength programs, I create solutions to combat the effects of prolonged computer use, physical inactivity and joint/muscle stiffness from exercise. My aim is to give you the necessary tools to move efficiently, pain-free and have the ability to treat yourself.
*NASM Certified Fitness Professional
*Dual International Professional Rugby Player - 18 year career
*World Rugby Certified Rugby Coach
Fjij Rugby 7s/15s
"In order to maximise my speed and power, it's essential I maintain my mobility. The CoreBand is a great tool in helping me do this."
Fiji Rugby 7s
Using the CoreBand has increased my range of movement and flexibility greatly! After using other stretch bands in the past that were just too soft, I found that the amount of tension the CoreBand has is perfect for keeping my range of movement and performance consistent. Thanks!
Wales Women's Lacrosse
Playing International Lacrosse alongside a full-time job means that I have to take individual responsibility for my recovery and game prep. The mobility pack has really made this easier, improving my flexibility and freeing up tight muscles - which in turn keeps me off the physio bed! Thanks VeraSports!
Australia Rugby 7s
Thanks VeraSports for the coreband, the tension is spot on. I'm using it all the time to loosen off my tight hammies!
USA Rugby International
"The VeraSports coreband is vital for me in my preparation during the week and in my recovery after a game"
Italian Rugby International
"The CoreBand has the exact tension I need to help me focus on preventing and freeing up some old injuries. It'll be a good addition to my regular mobility routine before training."