Conquering Cancer  

  In the past month we have had some truly inspiring results from participants in our Conquer Cancer exercise program. The graded exercise program provides an opportunity for those undergoing or those have been through cancer treatment to regain their physical and mental health. As we know cancer and its treatments have significant effects on…

Energise – Group Exercise for All

Since the start of this year, a long running program has changed its name from Heartmoves to Energise. The Energise program is a gentle physical activity program suitable for anyone who has not participated in any regular exercise in a while.  Energise is open to anyone and is designed to be safe for people with…

Exercising in Hot Conditions

Whilst you may be a creature of habit, driven toward your goals or unable to function without your morning workout it is important to remember that exercising in hot conditions can place significant stress on your body’s systems. Both exercise and air temperature will raise your core body temperature, increasing your body’s need to cool…

Bodyweight Exercise

This article is for those of you out there like me who are not as interested in lifting weights. The type of training that appeals to me is body weight training. This type of training uses no equipment, the exercises are relatively easy to learn, they can be modified to suit most levels of ability,…

Something is better than nothing!

We are living in a busy society where people often say it is difficult to find time to exercise. Whether it be work, children’s sporting commitments, dinner, social events, there are hundreds of reasons why we cant fit in exercise. It is this mindset that we often need to change and not necessarily our commitments…

Recovery

We often get told that we must complete exercise every day to help keep the body healthy. But this is just one area of how to help us become healthier. What we need to do is look at health in a holistic approach and look at a variety of areas that is going to help…

Runners show greater Brain Connectivity

If you’re thinking about taking up running as your New Year’s resolution and still need some convincing, consider this: MRI scans reveal that endurance runners’ brains have greater functional connectivity than the brains of more sedentary individuals. University of Arizona researchers compared brain scans of young adult cross country runners to young adults who don’t…

Changes for the New Year

  With the New Year comes the need to make those changes that you intended to achieve last year or a change in attitude/ behaviour, everyone who has tried to make and stick to a new change in the past know that it is not as easy as it sounds. So this year here are…