EXERCISE WITH CONFIDENCE Work with a team of professionals focused on giving you the ability to enjoy the lifestyle you desire. Your journey 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 Do you want to enjoy your retirement? by Holly | August 7, 2017 | Education, Exercise, Fitness, Healthy Ageing, Movement | 0 Comments During one of the group classes last week, I was engaged in a delightful conversation about a client’s 70th birthday. He was shocked he was turning the big seven-zero and when asked why he just responded…“Because I don’t feel it.” Interested, we prodded him further,... Read More Movement Revolution: Exercise effect on knee pain by James Smith | July 11, 2017 | Exercise | 0 Comments Now as a disclaimer of sorts, I am going to straight out say that the following is purely qualitative & objective. One is sure The New England Journal of Medicine won't be calling to publish the following... We are born to move! Lets begin, Neuroscientists have... Read More Is there such thing as perfect technique? by Hunter Bennett | June 29, 2017 | Education, Rehabilitation and training, strength | 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 Bus stop action: Finding time to exercise by Karla | May 1, 2017 | Exercise, FESS, Movement | 0 Comments The other day while driving along 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 The big ‘O’ word: Osteoporosis and Exercise by Sebastian Isabel | April 13, 2017 | Education, Exercise, Falls, Physiology | 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: three training-hacks to fast track your cycling results by iNformMaxMartin | March 31, 2017 | cycling, From 0 to 1000km | 10 Comments So, we have four weeks (eeeek!!) till the Leukaemia Foundation ride from St Kilda, Melbourne to Adelaide. That's 1070kms in effectively 6 days (as we have a recovery day in the middle). Needless to say, some of us are getting a bit nervous about this undertaking! As... Read More From 0-to-1000km: Mobility for cyclists to keep you riding longer! by iNformMaxMartin | March 28, 2017 | From 0 to 1000km | 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 Should you include sit-ups and crunches in your training? by Ash Sinclair | February 2, 2017 | Education, Exercise, Fitness, Movement | 0 Comments These exercises have been a mainstay of physical conditioning routines for as long as physical conditioning has been around. We all know that one person that starts their day off with a hundred (or other arbitrary number) sit-ups or crunches. We’ve been told for... Read More Relieving the pressure: How does exercise affect your blood pressure by Holly | January 26, 2017 | Education, Exercise, Healthy Ageing, Physiology, Uncategorized | 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 FROM 0-TO-1000KM: The Value of COMMUTING while the TDU is on! by iNformMaxMartin | January 17, 2017 | cycling, Event preparation, From 0 to 1000km | 0 Comments Adelaide is arguably Australia's best city to be a cyclist in, and at the moment, with the Tour Down Under (TDU) in full flight, this is particularly the case! It is so good to see so many cyclists enjoying our beautiful roads, and in particular, the number of... Read More Neurotrophins: Fertilisers for your brain! by James Smith | January 10, 2017 | Education, Exercise, Health, Healthy Ageing, Mental Health | 0 Comments With Christmas come and gone for another year and along with it, the usual side effects of over eating and minimal exercise ie: blunted Leptin (hormones that inhibit hunger) and decreased nerve cell generation. It is time to throw some coal into your brain and plant... Read More Is ageing just an accumulation of habits? what are you accumulating?? by iNformMaxMartin | December 9, 2016 | cycling, Exercise, Fitness, Health, Healthy Ageing | 0 Comments There are so many memes and cliches floating around about ageing, and how we are supposed to feel as we age, and what's normal - about the aches and pains we should just expect because we are getting older. Well let me add one more in there for you, that I think you... Read More Move Well to Move More to better Health! The genius is in the order! by iNformMaxMartin | December 6, 2016 | Exercise, Fitness, Health, Movement, Rehabilitation and training | 0 Comments If I could wave a magic wand, and make exercise feel easy for you; if you knew you were going to feel light, agile, nimble - would you want to do more of it?? 60% of our population (an average figure across many 'western' countries) is inactive... I don't think that... Read More Don’t run any more? Who do you think you are? by scottwood | November 29, 2016 | Exercise, running | 0 Comments I’ve taken on a lot of clients who have been told by a Health or Medical Practitioner that they should not run ever again. Usually it is due to chronic knee pain with some evidence of structural change- like some cartilage degradation for example. This may not sound... Read More Spring fitness solutions by admin | September 8, 2009 | Health, Rehabilitation and training | 0 Comments With spring upon us we are already seeing a lot of our clients, and friends and family, starting to increase their physical activity. This is typically a result of the slighter longer and somewhat warmer days, and the impending approach of summer and its scantiness!... Read More City to Bay: Preparation is the key to success by admin | July 8, 2016 | About iNform, Event preparation, Exercise, Fitness, Health, Health Goals, running | 0 Comments How many times have we heard the saying 'Preparation is the key to success'? Similarly one of my favourites is ‘In failing to prepare we are preparing to fail’. These sayings can be applied leading into any event in our lives from an up and coming job interview, to a... Read More Getting the black dog moving: The effects of physical activity on mental health by admin | October 7, 2015 | Exercise, Health, Mental Health, Physiology | 0 Comments Did you know over 3 million Australian’s reported having a mental health or behavioral condition. That’s nearly 14% of the country! That’s absolutely staggering considering that figure only includes those currently diagnosed. In reality, if you personally haven’t... Read More Redefining Weight Loss Success by admin | March 20, 2013 | About iNform, Diet, Health, Health Goals, Weight Loss | 0 Comments Weight loss goals are easily tracked right? Record your current weight, set your ideal (or have it kindly set for you), create a plan, set a time frame then put your plan into action. At the end of your allotted time if you have achieved your weight loss target you... Read More Don’t run to get fit – Structuring your running week by iNformMaxMartin | November 29, 2016 | Don't run to get fit, running | 0 Comments Did you know that the way that you structure your running week can have a huge impact on the improvements you make, your capacity to avoid injury and maximise enjoyment?! You are probably well aware of the 'periodising' concept, which is often understood to be the way... Read More The limited and precious commodity by Claire Neylon | August 10, 2016 | Education, Exercise, FESS, Health Goals | 0 Comments Let’s start with a riddle………. This thing all things devours: Birds, beasts, trees, flowers; Gnaws iron, bites steel; Grinds hard stones to meal; Slays king, ruins town, And beats high mountain down. Anyone who considers themselves a lord of the rings nerd might... Read More Sick Building Syndrome by admin | June 14, 2012 | Health, Productivity | 0 Comments It is appropriate for business owners, employees and home-dwellers alike to consider the potential impact of Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) as we move into Winter. SBS arose out of the energy crisis in the early 70's, whereby the cost of regulating outside air... Read More Motivational Harness #3 – Flow From Within by admin | April 4, 2012 | Productivity | 0 Comments In my recent football article, here's what I eluded to: Is your workday structured around your physiology, or is your physiology dictated to by your workday? On a very complex level, asleep or awake, our bodies operate in cycles. It is physiologically impossible to be... Read More Fitness Myths iNformed by admin | September 9, 2009 | Fitness, Health, Rehabilitation and training | 0 Comments After discussing our last post on spring related aches and pains on radio last week (ABC 891 'Drive' with Grant Cameron - wednesdays at 5.45pm) we've been told by a lot of people that they felt challenged to get out and get more active, which is fantastic! However... Read More When the Grim Reaper comes looking, where will you be? by scottwood | September 16, 2016 | cycling, FESS, Health, Health Goals | 0 Comments I was Mountain Biking at Fox Creek in the Adelaide Hills a few weeks ago and had an experience that lead to a thought, which lead to a blog. This blog. The experience: At the bottom of a downhill run, that converges with a few other downhill runs, I intersected... Read More Get That Monkey Off Your Back! by admin | February 11, 2016 | Diet, Exercise, FESS, Fitness, Health, Health Goals | 0 Comments It’s 2016, the year of the Fire Monkey in regards to the Chinese Zodiac. People born in the year of the Fire Monkey are characterised as being ambitious and adventurous, but irritable. In Australia, we see the monkey as being cheeky and mischievous. What can we take... Read More Exercise and Low Back Pain by admin | June 15, 2009 | Health, Rehabilitation and training | 0 Comments Here's some scary stats for you: 80% of the Australian population has suffered from low back pain at some stage in their life. 25% is suffering from it right NOW!! - there's a good chance that this may be you as you read this. And one in four people that you walk past... Read More Fitness Fads: Toning Shoes by admin | January 30, 2012 | Health Goals, Weight Loss | 0 Comments Right up there for me with the Ab King Pro and other elaborate fold-out clothes hangers is the phenomenon of toning shoes. You've seen them: they kind of look like canoes for your feet. And that's pretty much how they act as well. Canoes were built to move in... Read More RunStrong- The blog about Black Caviar’s Arse…….. by admin | October 29, 2015 | Fitness, running, Sport | 0 Comments Mark Lindsay, from Eliza Park Stud (where Black Caviar was conceived) was once quoted as saying of the great sprinter “she’s got an arse like a bus”, which he meant as an utmost compliment. Her generous rump was one of the physical gifts she possessed that gave her... 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