EXERCISE WITH CONFIDENCE Work with a team of professionals focused on giving you the ability to enjoy the lifestyle you desire. Your journey Find out more One-on-One Training Find out more Exercise Physiology Find out more Health Coaching Find out more Your Journey The right start The best place is to start at the beginning. Laying foundations Moving well is the foundation to moving more. Getting active Enjoy the journey as much as the destination. Your best performance Move beyond daily health and well-being. Our Blogs Strength Train Your Blues Away by James Smith | 14th June 2018 | Fitness & Exercise, Medical Exercise Support | 0 Comments Can we use Strength Training for depression? Any keen gym goer would have heard of the film "Pumping Iron" - and the subsequent revolution of Bodybuilding. Besides from being built like Hercules and having a positive-B sample, Strength Training has a lot of wonderful... Read More How much fruit should you eat? Looking at the evidence by Dr. Nathan Harten | 25th April 2018 | Healthy Living, Nutrition & Weight Loss | 3 Comments So we established in Part 1 of this blog that the guidelines suggest that two or more serves is how much fruit we should consume. However, for some of us, it’s really easy to over consume. And this may well be having a negative impact on our health. Now I finished the... Read More What’s your plan to survive Christmas? by iNformMaxMartin | 4th December 2017 | Nutrition & Weight Loss | 0 Comments Warning - challenging content ahead! Please only read on if you are prepared to have a serious conversation with yourself about your health choices over the next month; and if you are willing to not only set up a plan to survive Christmas, but to come out the other... Read More Exercises to burn more calories over christmas – resist the momentum against you!! by iNformMaxMartin | 21st November 2017 | Nutrition & Weight Loss | 0 Comments Are you enjoying the warmer weather we are having in Adelaide? Have you started to attend a few extra barbeques and 'Christmas' parties already?! I certainly feel like the social calendar is getting busier, and so the demand for time is increasing. So I'd like to... Read More Why strength training is the key to looking and feeling better by Hunter Bennett | 17th October 2017 | Nutrition & Weight Loss | 0 Comments With summer just around the corner many of us are starting to think about easing ourselves back into our old exercise routines. Whether it be to lose a couple of kilos, or to ensure we feel just more comfortable spending time at the beach, most are slowly starting to... Read More How can strength training help your walking? by Dave Lowrey | 4th October 2017 | Sport & Recreation | 0 Comments Walking is easy right? We learn to do it from around the first birthday mark and continue to work on it through our younger years until it becomes an action that we really think very little about. In this time we are building a base level of strength and function.... Read More Cancer related fatigue: Does exercise help or hinder? by Holly | 8th June 2017 | Medical Exercise Support | 0 Comments Have you ever been too tired to walk up your stairs, eat, or even go to the toilet? Welcome to the life of individuals with cancer related fatigue. Fatigue is one of the most common and debilitating side effects of cancer treatments that presents itself before,... Read More Granny arms, big bellies, rotund behinds…. Can we choose where to lose our fat from? by Holly | 9th May 2017 | Nutrition & Weight Loss | 0 Comments "Give me abdominal exercises to lose fat around my stomach! Can I do triceps exercises to get rid of my granny arms? These are statements or questions I have heard more times than I can count. It is a question steeped in marketing, wishful thinking and a desire for... Read More The big ‘O’ word: Osteoporosis and Exercise by admin | 13th April 2017 | Medical Exercise Support | 0 Comments Osteoporosis is a global disease in which the remodelling process (replacement of new bone for the old) results in an excessive loss in bone mass. This issue here is that it leads to an increase in our fracture rate (and severity), musculoskeletal impairment and... Read More From 0-to-1000km: Mobility for cyclists to keep you riding longer! by iNformMaxMartin | 28th March 2017 | Sport & Recreation | 0 Comments Wow, I can't believe its only 4 weeks until we leave for Melbourne to start our 1000km bike ride back to Adelaide for the Leukaemia Foundation's RideasOne! It's been a little while since my last post on the series - sorry! But I promise I've been on the bike! ... Read More Exercise and cancer: Move it or lose it! by Holly | 21st March 2017 | Medical Exercise Support | 0 Comments Trying to put cancer into words is beyond difficult. It is more than just a series of statistics; it is a ruthless disease is something that has devastated us all in one-way or another, whether we have personally been affected or we have seen loved ones go through the... Read More My Training Diary by scottwood | 2nd March 2017 | Sport & Recreation | 0 Comments Entry 1 I’ve been training for the 2018 Paris-Dakar rally for a few months now. I’ve got a fair amount of time to prepare but it’s a bloody gruelling and unforgiving event so I got to prepare properly. My preparation strategy? I’m just smashing out the kms! The event... Read More Can AFLW, WBBL and W-League influence women’s health? by Holly | 3rd February 2017 | Sport & Recreation | 0 Comments I sat glued to my television tonight watching the first ever women’s AFL game. I am in awe! Awe of the strong, fast, resilient women who have worked exceptionally hard behind the scenes to put this spectacle on. Awe in the spectators who have come out in their... Read More Relieving the pressure: How does exercise affect your blood pressure by Holly | 26th January 2017 | Medical Exercise Support | 0 Comments Before we begin, I just wanted to pop these stats in front of you…. · 34% of Australians (over 18) are have high blood pressure (BP) – that’s about 6 million people · 4.1 million Australians have uncontrolled or untreated hypertension So, let’s answer... Read More What does your sleep say about your health? by Dr. Nathan Harten | 4th July 2016 | Healthy Living | 0 Comments Sleep Awareness Week is here and what better time to remind us all the importance of a good night’s sleep. Do you consistently get less than six hours sleep? Or, do you frequently wake during the night? If you do, don’t fear, as we have a few practical sleep hygiene... Read More Bus stop action: Finding time to exercise by Karla | 1st May 2017 | Healthy Living | 0 Comments The other day while driving through the hills, I saw something that surprised me… A young guy doing chin ups on the bus shelter, while waiting for the bus! It made me stop and think (well not literally as I was driving!) but continue to ponder for some time; why... Read More Increased Retirement Age – Will you carry your strength into retirement? by iNformMaxMartin | 26th May 2016 | Healthy Living | 0 Comments Seeing this image appear on my Facebook feed made me really think about the implications highlighted by the pictured gentleman. There is no question that we need to think about the national (and global!) financial sustainability of an ageing population and associated... Read More Determined to make healthy choices? Resist pressures around you! by iNformMaxMartin | 27th December 2017 | Fitness & Exercise | 0 Comments How is this week going for you? I hope you've had a great Christmas, and that you are excited for the year ahead! For many of us this time of year also presents an interesting struggle, as we start to think about the things we would like to do differently next year,... Read More Melatonin: The Victim Of Technology by admin | 12th December 2012 | Healthy Living | 0 Comments Melatonin is a naturally occurring hormone secreted from the Pineal gland in the brain. It's production is triggered by factors within and outside of the body, and it's primary function is to prepare the body for good quality sleep. Internally, production and... Read More Is there such thing as perfect technique? by Hunter Bennett | 29th June 2017 | Injury Prevention & Recovery | 0 Comments As someone who gets the opportunity to coach people on a daily basis, I work hard to get my clients moving with the best technique possible. Why is technique important in resistance training? Moving with poor or inefficient technique can lead to altered load... Read More ‘Green’ vs ‘brown’ carbs. The Omega argument by admin | 15th June 2009 | Healthy Living | 0 Comments In our last post we left off with a recommendation to increase vegetable intake as a means of reducing total carbohydrate intake, and to also improve the ratio between 0mega-3s and omega-6s. This is very important as this ratio is totally unbalanced by our common... Read More Slow the ageing process with a V8 metabolic engine by Dr. Nathan Harten | 26th March 2012 | Healthy Living | 0 Comments March is a month of mayhem in Adelaide. With the festival coming and going and the V8's long gone from our streets, I have sensed a great deal of fatigue in those who have tried to keep up with the frenetic pace. It is like we need a tank of that high octane fuel to... Read More Mastering Gravity (Part 2): How do you improve your balance? by Holly | 28th April 2016 | Injury Prevention & Recovery | 0 Comments Mastering Gravity: How do you improve your balance? In a previous blog, we discussed how our lack of play and challenge has slowly led to decrements in our balance. Research in the Age and Ageing Journal (2013) has proven that less active lifestyles appear to... Read More How to lose fat with exercise Part 2 by Dr. Nathan Harten | 7th November 2012 | Fitness & Exercise, Nutrition & Weight Loss | 0 Comments So to burn more fat you need to work at lower intensities in the "fat burning zone" right?? This is probably the number one exercise myth that despite it's lack of evidence never seems to be truly debunked. You still even see on the cardio gym equipment to this day... Read More The importance of goal setting! by admin | 30th November 2015 | Healthy Living | 0 Comments Life can be chaotic, unpredictable and at times overwhelming. We can often get consumed in our own routines and a little bit lost. The simplest task can seem like sending flowers to the moon. So how do we make a bit of sense out of our own world and make sure we are... Read More Exercise and gut health: The benefits may be greater than we think! by Dr. Nathan Harten | 8th March 2018 | Healthy Living | 1 Comment What do exercise and a diet high in fibre have in common? We’ve known for some time now that both of these are good for our gut health and decrease our risk of colon cancer. However, it seems as though there may something extra that fibre and exercise have in common,... Read More Exercise for the Risk Averse: choose to be active! by admin | 25th March 2015 | Fitness & Exercise | 0 Comments We have all heard about that uncle that didn't smoke or drink, and went to bed early, and died of a heart attack while going for his morning run, right??!! Why would we even bother?!! Well, there's some truth to that fear, as your risk of injury and other negative... Read More 5 & 2 + 20 = Perfect Health! The missing piece of this equation by admin | 14th June 2013 | Healthy Living | 0 Comments It's all about the 5 and 2 diet right now. Oh, and high intensity interval work. I have had plenty of clients rock up to sessions full of excitement that they have found this new, scientifically-proven diet that means they only have to be mindful of what they eat... Read More Meet Some Of Our Team Max Martin Director/Principal Exercise Physiologist Nathan Harten Director/Principal Exercise Physiologist Karla Newman Exercise Physiologist Hunter Bennett Strength & Conditioning Coach Newsletter SubscriptionKeep your health and fitness journey on track, by getting our latest news, tips, and offers delivered straight to your inbox. We don't spam! SUBSCRIBE! You have Successfully Subscribed!