Mental Health in Australia

There is still a stigma attached to anyone who has a metal heath concern, there needs to be a change in the perception of mental health considering that Anxiety and Depression are two of the most common mental health conditions in Australia. In any year in Australia there are over 1 million adults who will…

Micro Pacemaker Technology

In the world of science we are constantly seeing new advancements to enhance life. In the past week the FDA have approved a new pacemaker that not only requires no leads, but can also be implanted through the femoral artery. The new Micra Transcatheter Pacemaker is the smallest pacing device available and is implanted directly…

The Posterior Chain

Many people will talk about the posterior chain in reference to the glutes, hamstrings and lower back. I look at it differently. I see it as pretty much any muscle that you can’t see in the mirror. Many of these muscles that we can’t see become and can cause overuse and chronic injuries or other…

The Importance of Flexibility and Mobility

Flexibility training is often overlooked in an exercise regime as participants search for the calorie expending routines of cardiovascular and resistance exercise. Unfortunately muscles that aren’t mobilised can become stiff and tight and can contribute to pain or difficulty performing simple tasks. The good news is that flexibility and mobility exercises are relatively simple to…

Heartmoves with Amy

It’s hard to believe that we are already in April, and now it is as important as ever that we create a solid exercise routine to help us stay compliant in to the cooler months. Our community-based exercise program ‘Heartmoves’ is thriving yet again, with 25-30 participants regularly participating in this low-moderate intensity exercise class…

Ashley’s take on Organ Donation

Have you seriously thought of and discussed this with your loved ones? This is a topic that is close for my family, as one of my relations is a successful  recipient of a transplant for more then 12 years. She has had a great life due to this donation. The below information shows that it…

Movement Is Exercise!

Many of our clients come in and state that the reason why they haven’t been exercising as much as they should is because they don’t enjoy it. Going on a walk or hitting the gym isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, however exercise can be in the form of any activity requiring physical effort aimed at…

Committing to Exercise

  With 7 weeks having passed since the start of 2016, I have already had my fair share of conversations and consults with those looking to enhance their health this year. One of the biggest challenges for those people who are not regular exercisers (or those that were and have been a bit inconsistent) is…