ANTI-AGEING PIONEER JOINS ASIA’S TOP SPORTS LIFESTYLE DESTINATION TO FIND FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH FOR ATHLETES

By Su

PHUKET, THAILAND – Cutting-edge anti-ageing expert and revered doctor, scientist, lecturer and author Prof. Dr. Michael Klentze is to take up the role of Chief Scientific and Medical Officer (CSMO) of the leading sports facility Thanyapura Sports & Leisure Club (TSLC).

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Peer impressive: Dr Michael Klentze leads an astounding array of fields, from anti-ageing to sports medicine, nutrition, stress intervention, endocrinology and psychiatry.

Such a high-profile appointment as Dr. Klentze’s highlights TSLC’s commitment to hiring the best international talent in all its operations, particularly as it steers towards the official launch of Thanyapura at the end of 2012.

Special mention was made of the staff members, who are committed to learning and developing the implementation of a transdisciplinary programme.

“It’s a great honour to be appointed to this role at TSLC as it is recognised for leading the way in sports and leisure facilities across Asia,” says Dr. Klentze. “As a world-class sports facility it is equally dedicated to the health and safety of all who attend, be it professional and amateur athletes or local, national and international sports enthusiasts.”

The appointment also confirms Thanyapura’s bid to becoming Asia’s leading active lifestyle destination. Sports medicine plays a significant role in the club’s philosophy, given its unprecedented range of academies in the region, with competitions, teams and training at all levels and ages, including Football, Aquatics, Tennis, Rugby and Triathlon academies.

Thanyapura President Robert Hauck says the TSLC is delighted Dr. Klentze is joining to the team.

“His long, illustrious career and his experience across such a multitude of medical fields will make him a force to be reckoned with and will boost our commitment to sports medicine and sports science even further, ensuring all our members and guests reach their full physical potential while keeping safe,” he says.

The TSLC’s facilities are among the best in the region; a 50m Olympic-standard outdoor swimming pool with electronic timing system, coaches’ observation window and a 600-seater shaded grandstand, a 25m outdoor swimming pool with coach/teaching platform, full-size International Rugby Board-standard artificial rugby pitch and 1,500-seat shaded grandstand, four Plexi-cushion indoor tennis courts with a 600-seat shaded grandstand and two Plexi-cushion outdoor tennis courts.

Members and guests will also find a 500m cushioned athletics track with long jump, high jump, triple jump, and a 1500-seat shaded grandstand plus a Limonta ‘Soccer Pro’ FIFA-standard pitch, floodlit basketball and handball courts, beach volleyball and soccer pitch, state-of- art Fitness Centre with latest Technogym equipment and studios for martial arts, yoga, Pilates and dance classes.

Situated on a 23-hectare plot framed by mountains and nature just 15 minutes from Phuket International Airport, the TSLC boasts is the Thanyapura Integrative Health Centre on its complex, which combines several aspects of medicine, such as physiotherapy, traditional Asian medicine and contemporary treatment technologies. Elsewhere, members and guests can enjoy local and international dining choices with signature organic dishes, juice drinks and boosters at DiVine Restaurant.

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