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…

Exercising for my Health

While watching the news last Thursday, a segment about vascular dementia and cardiovascular health came on. It discussed the link between regular exercise to keep your cardiovascular risk factors down, helping reduce your risk of vascular dementia. The segment follows a lady who was recently diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment fighting to keep her memory…

Long Term Athlete Development.

    Strength and conditioning can be  scary words for some parents as the stereotype of a gym maybe a bit skewed. This is not always the case. With correct supervision and an understanding of how the human body can work, training initiated in pre-adolescence and maintained into adolescence will maximize training age and the…