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Research has presented the negative impact that social media has on postpartum womens’ body image. Social media creates negative body image and unsustainable expectations on mothers, which puts women at a higher risk of eating disorders, depression and other mental health problems. The statistic has showed 96 to 99 percent of the women aged 18…

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There is no doubt the spread of the coronavirus in Australia is creating some anxiety and stress. Mental health experts emphasised it is normal, and potentially even helpful, to feel anxious at this time. As Dr. Kelli Harding, an assistant professor of clinical psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center in New York, said “It’s OK…

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)


At this time, Australia and the world is experiencing a pandemic in COVID-19 which has implications for everyone both on a business and personal level. Yesterday, March 23, all gyms were instructed to close. For clarity on what that definition is please read: ESSA – COVID 19 23 March 2020 Physical Activity Australia urges all…

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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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