Exercise and Mental Health

Recently, I have had several friends suffer through mental health issues and made me wonder and dig a bit deeper into the benefits that exercise provides for such circumstances. In Australia, around one million people have depression while one in five between the ages of 16-85 experience a mental illness in any year. Traditionally, medication […]

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Importance of Progressive Overload for Adaptation

Hi all! Questions we often get asked by our members is “how much weight should I lift?”, or, “how many repetitions should I do?” These are great questions as both weight and the number of repetitions are important training variables in eliciting improvements in muscular strength. Both work in tandem with the principle of progressive […]

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HIIT and LISS training simplified

If you are across the latest fitness lingo then you would have heard those two buzzwords being spoken about Especially HIIT or high intensity interval training. It has grown in popularity in recent years to the point where it’s seen by many fitness pros and enthusiasts as the only way to “get results”. LISS or […]

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A simple overview of Tendon Pain

Tendon Pain Have you ever run a couple of laps of the block and felt a dull ache in the Achilles that seemed to ease once you warmed up, only for it to return much worse hours after you’d cooled down, leaving you hobbling around in significant pain? Have you ever been hesitant to jump […]

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Protein supplementation – What are the different types?

Protein powder or supplementation comes in many different types and from different sources, so the question needs to be asked, which is the best one to take? We will give you a brief overview of some of the common protein supplements on the market. Whey The most popular and well-known protein is whey, which is […]

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Strength Training Versus Cardio for Weight Loss

A common misconception for many gymgoers is the idea that performing tons of cardiovascular exercise is the only way to lose weight effectively. Of course, a good nutrition plan focusing on a calorie deficit is critical to weight loss, too, particularly when complimented with a regular exercise routine. However, strength training is also beneficial to […]

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