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Sport, Exercise Medicine and Lifestyle Institute (SEMLI)

Burnett Street, Hillcrest Campus, University of Pretoria, Hatfield, Pretoria RSA


What is the goal/purpose of your facility?

SEMLI aims to help people live a healthier, more fulfilled life, by offering credible information and clinical services backed by research.

Who comes to your facility?

Our expertise and services cover a spectrum of areas - assisting those looking for guidance on their health and wellness, to the elite sportsperson wanting to improve their performance.

What is your favorite part about the facility?

SEMLI has a unique multi-disciplinary approach to research and scientific/clinical services, allowing collaboration between expert specialists and fostering a culture of research informing best clinical practice, and vice versa.

What are the facility’s core values?

Innovative, passionate, reputable, nurturing.

In what ways have your Woodway Treadmills benefited the facility?

Our Woodway treadmill allows us to meet the demands of elite level athletes who often surpass the speeds available on traditional treadmills. The versatility of the ELG allows our facility to offer a wide variety of services such as specific measurement and evaluation protocols, training scenarios and biomechanical analysis in order to improve athletic performance, reduce injury risk, and monitor progression during injury rehabilitation. It has been a reliable "member" of our team for many years.


The ELG treadmill is one of the industry’s fastest treadmills. This treadmill is ideal for speed and over-speed progressions due to a 40.2kph capability. The ELG provides uphill, and downhill training with a significant incline range of -5% to a max elevation of 35%. We engineered and built this treadmill for serious athletes.

Woodway Pro

The ultimate performance fitness treadmill.

Bigger, faster, and stronger than other treadmills, the Pro has the ability to handle some of the most elite and most powerful athletes. Accurate speeds for reliable testing, WOODWAY’s performance treadmills will not be the limiting factor in your training. The Pro treadmill provides a great uphill workout with a max incline of 25% elevation. The Pro’s larger running surface provides ample space for lateral workouts for any size athlete.