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February 2020 As a personal trainer it’s very likely that you’re providing exercises that involve lifting weight – things like squats, bench press and deadlifts. Did you know that every repetition could potentially cause cumulative damage to the load-bearing joints? While there are some general guidelines that encourage a few basic postural and alignment positions…

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Studies around the world have reported exercise is beneficial on physical and mental health in patients with cancer. The question is what type of exercise, and how much exercise, is optimal for patients with cancer? To answer these questions, a recent study from Canada studied 301 participants with stage one, two, or three breast cancer….

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It is not surprising to know there is a strong correlation between physical activity and mental health. Regular exercise and physical activity can have a positive impact on depression, anxiety, ADHD, and other mental issues. Physical activity is known as a powerful depression fighter for several reasons. First and foremost, it develops all kinds of…

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The sports and recreation industry plays a vital role in the wellbeing of all Australians. As well as our physical health, the industry promotes the mental health of individuals and the wellness of our communities by building social cohesion and inclusion. Highly skilled coaches and instructors help Australians engage in a wide range of recreation…

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Pelvic Floor Essentials


It’s an often forgotten fact that pelvic floor muscles are part of your core. They don’t work in isolation, but work synergistically with your transverse abdominus, diaphragm and deep spinal muscles and are essential for maintaining good posture, supporting your back, supporting your internal organs and controlling body functions such as passing wind or pee….

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The Gyms and Fitness Centres industry has grown strongly over the past five years while undergoing considerable structural change. According to IBIS World, the average Gyms and Fitness Centre industry growth from 2014 to 2019 was 5.7%. The rapid growth of functional fitness-based gyms has attracted wealthy and time-poor consumers and supported industry revenue growth….

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Exercise for cancer


According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s ‘Cancer in Australia 2019’ report, 1 in 2 Australian men and women are being diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85. Every day, 396 people are diagnosed with cancer making cancer, in 2019, a leading cause of death in Australia. Scientific research, around the benefit…

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The Fitness Show Melbourne returns to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on October 26-27, 2019. Join us at the Fitness Show Melbourne and get access to the latest equipment, learn new skills, meet with key industry players and earn PDPs. (Please note PDP seminars will be held on Sunday 27 October ONLY) When: 26th…

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Exercise is one of the few things that all researchers agree has additional health elements. But does it matter where you do your exercise? Does a gym work-out have the same health benefits as a bootcamp in an outdoor area? The truth is any exercise is better than no exercise, doctor and researcher Sandro Demaio…

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Times have changed, women are no longer discouraged from lifting weights for fear they will become ‘too muscly’. The benefits of strength training are now recognised in the Federal Government’s Physical Activity Guidelines, which recommend a minimum of twice-weekly muscle strengthening exercise – with no difference between the sexes. The benefits of strength training include:…

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