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Riding a bike, swimming a stroke, even doing zumba – if you do any activity over a period of time, the chances are you are performing without conscious effort – your body knows exactly what it has to do and performs it unconsciously. But is this ‘memory’ in the muscles or in our brain? Researchers…

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Starting and sticking to a regular exercise program can be challenging for many of us. We get busy, we get lazy… But research has shown that incidental, high-intensity physical activity can produce health benefits, even if it’s done in 30-second bursts spread over the day. Carrying heavy shopping up the stairs, running to catch the…

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Steve Jensen is the founder and CEO of Impact Training Corporation (ITC). ITC is a Sales training organisation that helps businesses and individuals to grow their sales and leadership skills. Steve believes sales is “a genuine conversation with someone to help them make their life better”. As business owners, managers and leaders, we are always…

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A recent study found that there is higher satisfaction and willingness to recommend a business/Gym/studio/leisure centre when members have more than one reason to go to that business to work out – especially if they take part in group exercise sessions. On the other hand, the longer someone is a member of a business, the…

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Are You Getting Enough?


According to the Australian Dietary Guidelines, the minimum recommended serving of vegetables for adults is 4-5 cups per day, depending upon physical and energy demands. What percentage of adults in Australia fail to meet this basic recommendation? You might think 30% or 50% percent… According to our own National Nutrition & Physical Activity Survey (NNPAS),…

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Looking for a new venue for your outdoor training sessions? Why not investigate whether there are any outdoor gyms in a park near you. China was the first country to embrace the outdoor gym in the 1990s, and since then, many other countries – including Australia – have followed their lead. The gyms are often…

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We know that sleep is an essential aspect of our health. Not getting enough sleep doesn’t just make us tired the next day, it has a big impact on our bodies, especially if we are undertaking a high-intensity exercise regime. It’s crucial, regardless of who we are and what we are doing in our lives….

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Where do people often go when they’re unhappy with the way they look? To the gym! They believe their unhappiness and ‘problems’ will be solved through group exercise classes or regular sessions with a PT. People want to be happier and healthier, and in today’s image-obsessed society, this means they want the ‘right’ body that…

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Perimenopause and menopause can dramatically alter a woman’s response to exercise. As a health and fitness professional helping female clients reach their health and fitness goals, it is essential that you understand menopause and how it affects the exercise response, and, importantly, how exercise affects how women experience menopause. It is important to realize that…

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Whether you’re a group exercise instructor, weekend warrior, elite athlete, age grouper, hobby cyclists or exercise in any form can contribute to a longer life. A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (October, 2018) found, cardiorespiratory fitness increases the long-term mortality. This study investigated the effect of cardiorespiratory fitness and…

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