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Our Blogs

My 5 Favourite Types of Running (and where I do them in South Australia)

Running can take lots of different forms. Here is a list of my 5 favourite ways to run and where I like to do them around South Australia.

What iNform is doing to your body…

What makes YOU exercise? (Other than your trainer) We all know that exercise is good for us. Some of us exercise for particular reasons and to get certain benefits over others. Whilst some of us exercise with goals in mind like running a half marathon or just being...

5 Simple Steps to Enhancing Fat Loss This Summer

The weather starts to improve, the days start to get longer, the shorts start to come out, and the knowledge that summer is just around the corner starts to hit. Happy days. Until you realize that you planned on doing a little more work in the gym before beach season…...

Exercise and chemotherapy: 7 key reasons why they should go hand in hand!

Chemotherapy is prescribed to do a great number of things: to cure, aid other treatments, control the cancer, and help with symptom relief. It is a powerful tool, but as everyone knows, it brings with it a vast array of challenges, both during your cycles and after....

Never too old for play-time – Mountain biking as playtime for adults

The fours lads were ready to ride. Their backpacks were stuffed with water and sugary snacks. Their bikes were good to go. They planned to head off into the distance, but they didn’t know exactly where. What they did know is that they’d end up muddy, sweaty, hungry...

Strength Train Your Blues Away

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...

How much fruit should you eat? Looking at the evidence

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...

What’s your plan to survive Christmas?

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...

Exercises to burn more calories over christmas – resist the momentum against you!!

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...

Why strength training is the key to looking and feeling better

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...

How can strength training help your walking? 

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....

Cancer related fatigue: Does exercise help or hinder?

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,...

Granny arms, big bellies, rotund behinds…. Can we choose where to lose our fat from?

"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...

The big ‘O’ word: Osteoporosis and Exercise

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...

Health as a currency of the future – Are you investing wisely?

This thought was inspired during a conversation with a good friend mine, Brendan. He made this 'proud-parent' comment (yes we are always trying to one-up each other!) that went something along the lines of: "well educated kids with a foundation of health will have an...

Move yourself free of pain: Part 2

Now in part one of this blog we learnt that pain is a vital part of our survival but sometimes it can persist for longer than we need. So now I'd like to share with you some of the longer term changes that can occur as discovered by pain scientists (Hodges & Tucker,...

Creating change: Do you need to be unhappy before you can make long lasting behavioral change

There is no doubt, we have all tried to change something in our life. Whether it was losing weight, sleeping better, eating healthier or moving more. Did it work? Has it lasted or have you slipped back into old habits? A well-respected lecturer in the area of...

What iNform is doing to your body…

What makes YOU exercise? (Other than your trainer) We all know that exercise is good for us. Some of us exercise for particular reasons and to get certain benefits over others. Whilst some of us exercise with goals in mind like running a half marathon or just being...

Injury Free Surfing. The Upper Back and Shoulders Part 2: Assessment

In part 1 of this blog we looked at some possible issues surrounding surfing with restrictions in movement through the upper back and shoulders. This blog will take you through some exercises that can get your surfing injury free. Now I will address how you can do a...

5 & 2 + 20 = Perfect Health! The missing piece of this equation

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...

Exercise and Depression: 5 Tips to Move Your Mood!

It's natural and normal to feel depressed at times, particularly and especially when, life throws you a curve ball. Whether it's the ending of a relationship, a death in the family, the loss of a job, or even just adjusting to different circumstances. Depression is a...

Where are you getting your information from?

I am generalising here, but usually your phone/tablet/laptop is the first thing you see in the morning and last thing you may see at night. Facebook, twitter, Instagram, reddit… Social media is everywhere (even if you try and ignore it).  Through these information...

Don’t run any more? Who do you think you are?

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...

Fighting the status quo for your health

I'm not surprised you may not have enough time to exercise, or to look after yourself. It is very clear that our society has it's reward system back to front; despite the evident negative outcomes such as lack of energy and stiff bodies. I'd like to take this...

Why should I exercise when I just don’t feel like it? Tips to stay motivated to exercise

It can be really hard to be motivated to exercise. Much like most people in today’s society, we throw ourselves into a fast paced world where work, family and life are not always balanced. We are typically overtired, our to-do lists overflow and we tend to still say...

How much fruit should you eat? Looking at the evidence

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...

Why do I feel so lazy? Our stone age drive for survival

If you’ve followed iNform’s blogs and social media we quite often comment that we are “Made to Move”. However, why do we (I’m talking society as a whole) find it so hard to get out and be active? Why is it so easy to be lazy? Well it seems our drive toward sedentarism...

People watching: do you have enough strength??

I love people watching. My 'creative expression' is understanding human movement, and helping others move better so that they can get more from life. This is what I do, every day, and I love it. In fact, this is not a job, but somehow, a part of who I am. As such, I...

Meet Some Of Our Team

Max Martin iNform Health and Fitness Solutions

Max Martin

Director/Principal Exercise Physiologist

Nathan Harten iNform Health and Fitness Solutions

Nathan Harten

Director/Principal Exercise Physiologist

Karla Newman iNform Health and Fitness Solutions

Karla Newman

Exercise Physiologist

Hunter Bennett iNform Health and Fitness Solutions

Hunter Bennett

Strength & Conditioning Coach

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