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Stretching Your Flexibility

Stretching Your Flexibility

Some people believe that there is no limit to how flexible you should be. The more flexible the better, they say. If you can wrap yourself into the shape of a pretzel, power to you. My views on the topic are more conservative. I’ve spoken to several former gymnasts who suffer varying degrees of joint […]

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Lets Get Physical: A Media Exercise

Lets Get Physical: A Media Exercise

The impact the media has on the health and fitness industry is astronomical. Thanks to shows such as ‘The Biggest Loser’, terms like caloric deficit, clean eating and metabolic rate are recognised by many households. ‘The Biggest Loser’ debuted in Australia in 2006, and when I started my fitness business in early 2009 the knock-on […]

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Lets Get Physical: Fitness on a Budget

Lets Get Physical: Fitness on a Budget

Not everyone can afford one-on-one personal training sessions while trying to get in shape. But don’t allow this to become an excuse to lose motivation and fall off the wagon. One cheaper option is to get together with a few friends and do a group fitness session with a trainer. And there are plenty of […]

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Lets Get Physical: Old Dogs and New Tricks

Lets Get Physical: Old Dogs and New Tricks

  Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks I have a favourite little park where I train a few of my clients. Visits to this park often leave me feeling warm and fuzzy because I get to witness many interactions common in a close-knit community. There’s an abundance of happy dogs chasing balls and about as much […]

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Lets Get Physical: Preparing for a Big Event

Lets Get Physical: Preparing for a Big Event

There has been an unquestionable increase in the popularity and regularity of running events in Western Australia over the past decade. This could be because on the whole we’re better educated and more proactive when it comes to looking after our individual fitness needs. Many participants are experienced runners but there are also countless unprepared […]

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Lets Get Physical – High Resolutions

Lets Get Physical – High Resolutions

Although it may be a bit predictable and cliché for me to talk about New Year’s resolutions, I just can’t help but feel this is a very important and timely topic. What does this have to do with health and fitness? Other than losing weight and getting fit being common re-offenders at the top of […]

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Lets Get Physical – A Smarter Way to Party

Lets Get Physical – A Smarter Way to Party

Lookout everyone! Here comes that crazy time of year which feels like party after party. While it can be all fun and games at the time, we’re frequently left feeling depressed and blobby at the end. It doesn’t have to be that way. It all kicks off soon with a flurry of work Christmas dos […]

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Lets Get Physical – Eating To Muscle Up

Lets Get Physical – Eating To Muscle Up

Last issue we took a close look at exercise regimes that help skinny guys muscle up. Exercise is only part of the weight-gain solution so let’s focus on the dietary component to building lean muscle mass. We’ll also look at an eating disorder faced by the gay community. When guys start talking about muscle building, […]

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Lets Get Physical

Lets Get Physical

On numerous occasions over the years I have found myself talking to skinny guys who are at a loss because they just can’t put weight on. In my opinion the solution to the problem is simple … eat well and exercise correctly. In this issue we’ll take a close look at the exercise component. Bulking […]

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Lets Get Physical – Trimming Up For Summer

Lets Get Physical – Trimming Up For Summer

After many long months of people asking ‘Is this winter ever going to end?’ slowly but surely the days are getting longer and warmer. Spring is finally poking her much-anticipated flowery face around the corner. That makes now the time to start thinking about dragging yourself out of hibernation and shedding those extra kilos you’ve […]

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