Exercise advice and programs in a safe and structured environment

Exercise, at the correct intensity and duration not only improves quality of life, it decreases the incidence and helps treat cancer, diabetes, heart disease, blood pressure, osteoarthritis, depression, and obesity among countless other major health issues.

"Regular physical activity, at the correct intensity, is so powerful in maintaining and improving health that it should be prescribed, just as a medicine or drug would be"

Whether starting a new exercise program, trying to recover from an injury or surgery, or just knowing that you are getting appropriate guidance, starting a new activity can however be a daunting process. Exercise physiologists are much more than personal trainers; as university graduates their qualification covers not just appropriate training programs, but also importunately how to work with your injury or medical condition to get you your best results, efficiently and safely.

Our process

Whether recovering from an ACL surgery or treating your diabetes, the key is making your program work for you. Therefore, getting to understand your goals and unique situation is the first step. An evaluation of your health and fitness is then undertaken, after which prescriptive exercise programming is introduced to compliment your goals, rehabilitation of injury, or treating your medical condition. Sports specific programming for performance as well as injury prevention (such as ACL prevention programs) are also available.

The clear majority of modern diseases (Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and others) are heavily influenced by our fitness. While focus in the media has traditionally only been paid to obesity, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and other issues, we now know that lack of exercise or fitness is far more important than any one of those risk factors.

"Smokeadiabesity: Smoking, diabetes, and obesity combined are a lower risk to your health than lack of exercise"

So whether as treatment for your injury or medical condition, or prevention of a future injury or potential future medical condition (such as diabetes), appropriate exercise therapy is truly ‘exercise is medicine.’

Regular exercise can:

  • Significantly improve overall health
  • Reduce the risk of heart disease by 40%
  • Lower the risk of stroke by 27%
  • Reduce the incidence of high blood pressure by almost 50%
  • Reduce the incidence of diabetes by almost 50%
  • Reduce mortality and the risk of recurrent breast cancer by almost 50%
  • Lower the risk of colon cancer by over 60%
  • Reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease by one-third
  • Decrease depression as effectively as medications or behavioural therapy

We look forward to keeping you healthy, active and happy in whatever you choose to do, and welcome you to meet our exercise physiologist and team.

Seeing an Exercise Physiologist is the Answer!

Do you or someone you know has any one of the below conditions:

  • Diabetes (Type 1 or 2)
  • Osteo-Arthritis
  • Cardiac Disease
  • Weight management issues
  • Post-operative Rehabilitation issues
  • COPD or Asthma
  • Parkinsons Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Stroke
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • A History of Falls
  • Body Deconditioning

All these above conditions can be helped by increasing your levels of physical activity.  The trick is finding someone who understands your specific problems or conditions, who can help guide you, help to motivate you, and put in place a plan that will give you results.

Introducing Stephen, our Exercise Physiologist.

Exercise Physiology uses the physiological adaptations of exercise to help treat, manage and prevent chronic conditions that will impact on an individual’s health and well-being.

An exercise physiologist is specifically trained to prescribe the correct type of exercise based on the chronic condition present, and specialises in the treatment of that condition, the management of that condition and the prevention of further chronic conditions in a safe, supervised environment.

Exercise has also been scientifically proven to aid mobility and strength which helps to reduce pain, and also improve symptoms of depression and anxiety.

Your Exercise Physiologist will get to know you and your specific problems that you need help with, then design and guide you through your targeted fitness & rehab program.

At other gyms you may well get some young inexperienced gym instructor who knows nothing about your particular condition and just gives you a ‘one size fits all general program’ that may need be appropriate or very helpful!

You need a specific program designed just for you, with expert eyes watching your technique and progressing you through

Our on-site gym is for our client’s use only. There are no leotards in sight or sweaty weight lifters trying to compete with you.

Our gym has all the equipment required to suit your rehab needs.

There will only be small numbers in our gym at any time. You won’t have to compete for machines.

‘An exercise physiologist is trained to understand and help treat conditions chronic illness conditions.’

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Our exercise physiology services can offer clients a wide range of options including:

  • 1 on 1 supervised sessions in our specialised rehabilitation gym

  • group classes

  • private gym membership

  • home exercise program

Meet Our Exercise Physiologist

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