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Sports massage is very common in high performance sports and at the amateur level, generating a multi-million-dollar industry of professional therapists and massage devices. A new systematic review and meta-analysis of 29 eligible studies, (recruiting 1012 participants), investigated the effects of massage on measures of sporting performance and recovery. This study found: Massage induces no…

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Travis and Jono from Fitness Education Online interviewed each other to discuss what Fitness Professionals need to consider when re opening their face to face group fitness programs during the easing of COVID-19 restrictions. Check out the transcript below. CONSIDERATION 1: Equipment TRAVIS: Some of the big questions at the moment with equipment are: “What…

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With Coronavirus having had a significant impact on the fitness industry, Dan Henderson, Director of the Functional Training Institute and founder of Dan Henderson Coaching, explains seven ways to face the future. Henderson writes, that the worst mistake operators can make is to assume that the business model that worked so successfully for them pre-COVID-19…

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According to a new guide published on Earth day by International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), in collaboration with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), sports events and their organisers should take a step to protect natural environment. The “Mitigating biodiversity impacts of sports events”, provide guidelines to sports event organisers on how to reduce…

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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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