Our commute to and from work, lunchtime training with your PT, or catching up with friends after work was the way we maintained our sanity to cope with the pressures of modern life. However, the lines of delineation between home and our work are now skewed with the rise of working from home arrangements.
We are highly adaptable and resilient industry who were first hit by the closure of gyms, closely followed by group fitness classes or bootcamps. Now we have moved into a new era of delivering exercise prescription with the delivery of training at home amid COVID-19.
I have had the privilege to experience education in the formal setting from multiple levels. Not only as a student, both within school and at university, but also in front of the classroom as secondary teacher and now as assessor within vocational education and training...
We now have the rise of three (3) amazing products reaching people’s homes and leading fitness experiences. With time-poor families and the need to fight the traffic to reach the gym or fitness centre makes it a logical argument of why not train in the comfort of your own home?
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the new way of providing services to Australians living with a disability, as well as the families and carers who support them. Inclusivity into mainstream fitness services including personal training and small group exercise classes have become a developing way for participants to improve their fitness levels in a safe and nurturing social setting.
Exercise Physiology (EP) is a university qualified allied health professional who utilise their expertise in anatomy, physiology and exercise to tailor appropriate training regimes for individuals suffering from chronic conditions. I have always had a passion for sports, constantly playing or being involved. After a severe injury sustained when I was younger, I was unable to continue playing competitively. However, I still wished to remain amongst the industry in some capacity.
As fitness professionals we must be observant to the needs of the community that extend beyond gyms, fitness centres and bootcamps.
Very little has changed in bodybuilding training principles since my time as Mr Australia. Besides the development of resistance training equipment and supplementation, the fundamentals are built on the FITT principle including Frequency, Intensity, Time, and Type of training. Within this includes the rest between sets, cadence of repetitions performed, training split, volume of training load, and order of exercises performed.
This article could easily be named Mindful movement and injury prevention. When prescribing or selecting an exercise to perform you must ask yourself the all important question, “Why?”
Achieving a balanced life in a world that can sometimes feel like too much to handle might seem like an impossible task. This is especially difficult in our modern world where we have to find a balance between the demands of work, study and home.
ABCs Catalyst television program featured Fit in 6 minutes a week on 29th September 2015. It investigated High Intensity Training (HIT) and its effects on improving fitness levels and weightloss.
One of the best things about being a Sports Chiropractor is the network of health professionals that you meet and collaborate with on a daily basis.
Maintaining NESA educational standards including assessment are no easy feat for any school community during a nation-wide roll-out and delivery of learning at home within the distance learning environment amid COVID-19.
When I started training all I ever thought about was what body part I was going to target and what exercises I was going to do. It was not until I started to consider the importance of recovery and sleep as an integral part to my gym program.
PT National was invited for a second consecutive year to design and deliver a football training camp to educate players on the importance on trunk stability in specific facets of the game including agility, cardiovascular fitness, and musculoskeletal strength.
The roles and responsibilities of personal trainers continue to evolve. The need for education and support within the community has become a growing aspect placed into our PT toolbox of skills.
At age 33 Tim was recently diagnosed with Severe Aplastic Anemia (AAS). Life can certainly change from the first time of not feeling the best back in Easter till now. Despite multiple blood tests, two bone marrow biopsies, and ongoing blood transfusions, while in isolation from risk of infection the family continues to be informed and take each day as it comes towards the next steps of a bone marrow transplant (BMT).
As fitness professionals our role in supporting client’s achieve their health and fitness goals is to be able to better understand their behavioural patterns in maintaining exercise adherence. There are a number of tools that can be used to further understand the personality traits of clients. Examples may include Myers-Briggs, DISC profiling, or 5 love languages.
As an exercise therapist I raise awareness. I cannot count the number of clients that I treat who need to be educated on correct sleeping positions and how their sleeping position in turn affects poor biomechanics and causes pain throughout their given day.
Muscle weighs more than fat. This is a myth I have heard clients say for 20 years.
Jeff Laurence, Catalyst PHD - Personal, Health & Development Coach, discusses how to be a mentor for your personal training clients
So 2016 is looming and you may be thinking about changes you want to make, whether it be to lose weight, exercise more or take up a new hobby. The list can be endless. BUT New Years resolutions are attempts to change habits.
The strength continuum refers to the four (4) core pillars of strength, and how absolute strength, strength speed, speed strength and absolute speed, interrelate to build each other.