2 Aug 2017

4 Reasons Why Everyone Should Practise Yoga

Yoga is an ancient practice that began over 5000 years ago in India. Originally it was a practice developed to unite the mind and body. Nowadays there are many varying styles of yoga; bikram, power, hot, hatha, vinyasa, yin and the list goes on! All of these styles of yoga can help you find balance and […]

27 Jun 2017

Muscles You Need For The Slopes! Skiers vs Snowboarders

Its important when embarking on your first snow trip, or going back to the snow for the first time in a while, to understand which muscles you will be using and preparing them for the impact of the snow! Mulled wine, hot chocolate, peach schnapps, powdery (or slushy) white snow. In Australia it is a […]

3 Jun 2017

The How To Of Handstands And Handstand Push Ups

Handstands are a very unnatural movement and are rarely performed except in the CrossFit and gymnastics realms. The main goal is to have enough strength in the shoulders to do a freestanding handstand and of course a free-stand handstand push up. BUT this takes a lot practice with the right amount of strength, stability and […]

28 May 2017

Different Types Of Pull-Ups

What are Pull-Ups? Are they safe? Are you ready for them? Pull ups, kip ups, butterflies, muscle ups, what actually are these and are you ready to perform them safely? There are several different types of pull-ups that have become increasingly popular in recent years due to the ever-growing following and enthusiasm for functional training or […]

12 Apr 2017

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)

BPPV or Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo is a disorder of the vestibular system that can affect anyone. Vertigo can be described as a kind of dizziness that makes it feel like everything is spinning around or moving around you which can cause you to feel nausea, light headed or faint. BPPV is most common in […]

11 Apr 2017

Over-Active Trapezius Muscle…A Pain In The Neck!

The “traps” or trapezius muscle is one we have all heard about at one time or another, whether you are referring to the pain in your neck that you get from sitting at your desk OR you are a gym fanatic and always over activate those suckers when doing overhead activities! It is a commonly […]

22 Jan 2017

CrossFit: How Risky Is It And How Do We Prevent CrossFit Injury?

CrossFit is a type of exercise where the programs involve constant variability of high-intensity functional movements with the goal of optimising physical proficiency across a number of domains including: cardiovascular and respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance and accuracy. While all exercise and sport can create injury, it seems that CrossFit […]

7 Dec 2016

The 5 Phases Of Injury Grief

And how to handle the emotional stress of injury and get back on that horse ASAP! Injury, no matter how big or small, can impact your daily lives in more ways than just making you a little less mobile or active! Injury can have an emotional impact on your life. The stress of not being able […]

21 Sep 2016

Shin Splints: A Condition We Have All Heard Of, But What Exactly Are They?

Have you ever had lower leg pain or complained of “shin splints”? What exactly are shin splints and how can you rid yourself of this niggling leg pain that comes on during exercise? “Shin splints” are a generalised term used to describe pain felt in the front of the lower leg. The most common cause […]

1 Sep 2016

The Hunchback Of Corporate Life

Are you a desk-jockey who feels their poor sitting posture is turning them into the resident office hunch back? I like to call this posture the “Hunchback of corporate life”, but don’t worry you are definitely not alone if you feel like this! When you sit at a desk all day in one particular position, […]