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Start Moving & Keep Moving.

We all know that exercise is good for us, but many of us still don't do as much as we need!

Did you know? Exercise & physical activity is one of the most powerful medicines out there!

The stats below show that our lives continue to be sedentary, even though we can all access this amazing treatment for free! We think moving our bodies is going to be hard, but really, the secret is finding an activity you love to do, and doing it often!

45%

45% of Australian adults did the recommended fitness activity in 2017-18.

17%

Only 17% of Australian adults did the recommended strength & fitness activity in 2017–18.

30%

Only 30% of pregnant Australian women met the fitness activity recommendations in 2017-18.

Fortunately, the broad term 'exercise' can include structured activity like gyms, exercise classes or team sports, and also unstructured lifestyle activities such as ballroom dancing, bushwalking or gardening. 

BEING PHYSICALLY ACTIVE CAN:

  • Help people control their weight and blood sugar
  • Increase fitness and muscular strength
  • Lower blood pressure and increase circulation
  • Stimulate bone growth
  • Improve mobility and freedom of movement
  • Dramatically increase happiness and overall quality of life

There are countless health conditions that can be positively impacted through exercise; a short list could include: heart disease, depression, cancer, obesity, arthritis, diabetes, osteoporosis, PCOS, sleep apnoea, and so much more! Exercise can control blood sugar regardless of insulin resistance, and can even make your body more sensitive to insulin! Exercise has also been shown to be as effective as antidepressants in those with mild to moderate depression!

Exercise physiologists (EPs) prescribe exercise to treat acute injuries, and manage chronic health conditions. University qualified, EPs have a broad knowledge of the human body and the many benefits exercise has, both physically and mentally.

Exercise physiologists offer a range of services including physical rehabilitation, health education, behavioural coaching, and assessments of physical capacity (fitness, strength etc). A typical session may include: the prescription of a tailored exercise program, setting goals and building habits, promoting increased lifestyle activity, and discussing the best way to reduce sedentary behaviours.

They differ from physiotherapists - where physios tend to be hands on for assessments and treatments, exercise physiologists are typically hands off and focus on how and why the client moves. EPs also don't provide invasive services, diagnosis, joint manipulation or medication. In Australia, accredited exercise physiologists are affiliated with Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA).

CASE STUDIES:

Diabetes weighing on your mind & body?

1.2 million Australians have diabetes, and up to 500,000 more are currently undiagnosed.

It's the world's fastest growing chronic condition. It can have a significant impact on your quality of life, lead to serious complications & reduce life expectancy.

The benefits of exercise can't be overstated, especially with diabetes! Exercise lowers blood glucose levels and boosts your body's sensitivity to insulin. Essentially, exercise helps your body where is struggles.

Even a small weight loss can make a big difference. The key is have a plan, get started, and stay active!

Sore Back limiting your freedom in life?

Almost 40% of Australians have back pain that 'moderately interfered' with their daily activities. 

In other words - it's frustrating and hurts doing the shopping, playing with your kids, or even sitting for too long. Basically, it's a pain just living life!

It doesn't need to be like this! Starting with simple stretches and targeted strength exercises, you can support your back and get more comfortable, week by week. It really is possible, and you CAN do it!

Just ask yourself, does back pain limit you at all? And what are you willing to do to change this?

WHAT DO CLIENTS SAY?


This is the first time I’ve been given a clear overview.

" Thank you for the explanation about resetting my posture. I’ve been told frequently that my posture needs correcting to address my pain issues, and despite a lot of stretch and strengthening programs, this is the first time I’ve been given a clear overview that I can practice each day 🙏"

Sharon Parfait


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I felt a marked difference within the first session!

" Before seeing Michael I had pain in my shoulders and neck constantly. I felt a marked difference within the first session, and after a week I was feeling 100% better! Michael really listens to you to what your problems are and gives you exercises to relieve the pain or stiffness, and adjusts your exercise regime if you find any of the exercises are too difficult. Just amazing!"

Annette Motro


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These stretches helped just following you today!

" Fantastic thankyou! My shoulders and neck have been giving me grief for years. I will continue with these stretches as helped just following you today!"

Diana B.


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Exercise Physiology Pricing.

SHORT

Exercise physiology consult (30min), fee can be reduced by Medicare EPC referral or HICAPS rebate.

$80

What is Health Coaching?

A health coach is a supportive mentor who partners with individuals to help guide and motivate you towards healthy lifestyle behaviours, and to help you achieve your health goals.  Put another way, it's like having a personal trainer for your overall health!

There is a strong body of evidence that health coaching works. Health coaching takes an individualised approach based on your needs, goals and risk factors. It takes into consideration your specific motivations, concerns and barriers in order to find a plan and path forward that works.

Health coaches help you break down big goals into small regular steps that are specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and timely. Having someone to report back to means you are more likely to follow through actions. Research shows that social support makes people more likely to stick with behavioural changes. 

GETTING HEALTH COACHING CAN:

  • Give you a personalised plan according to your specific needs.
  • Educate you about your health and how to make changes that will support you in the long-term.
  • Provide guidance to help you break through the brick walls, allowing you to continue moving forward on your health journey.
  • Keep you motivated and accountable.
  • Keep the balance between the big picture, and the detail. Everything can contribute to health - including nutrition, activity, personal relationships, employment satisfaction, and more!

The aim of health coaching is to empower each person to take charge of their health.  When we feel more confident, motivated and knowledgeable about our health and well being, we become more successful in making healthy choices, adopting behaviour changes,  and navigating obstacles in the long run.

CASE STUDIES:

Not Motivated to do anything?

This is a big issues that most of us face many times in life. We get stuck in a rut, and can't (or won't) get out!

The result is that we stop striving to grow. Our goals go unachieved, we feel more miserable & less fulfilled each month. Some of us do this for DECADES!

The wonderful thing is that motivation is not the key. ACTION is the answer to take us forward. This also doesn't need to be big, just consistent. This lowers the bar, and makes it achievable for all of us!

Like building a towering building, building a firm foundation of baby steps can lead to the biggest action.

'Too Busy' to take care of yourself?

If this sounds like you, you're a wonderfully caring person. Until it's time to care for yourself!

The problem is that when you're run down and aren't working at your best, what you can give to others is severly limited.

I've got news - You are not being selfish looking after yourself first. Taking care of yourself better allows you to give your best for those you love and care for. This mindset shift may contridict all your beliefs.

If you slowly do more for yourself you'll find you can do more for others, take it on and test it yourself!

WHAT DO CLIENTS SAY?


The main benefit was ACTION!

" His advice was so simple. I wanted to walk 10,000 steps a day but couldn't and felt a failure. Michael suggested to walk 10 minutes 5x/wk. Simple. Doable. Now, I often walk for more than 10 minutes and feel buoyant. Like I'd given a gift to myself. So much better than feeling a failure!

The routine changed my mindset and I started jumping out of bed to go for a walk!"

Kerry Levi


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Michael made a long term difference to my health and fitness.

" Before seeing Michael I knew I needed to improve my health and fitness but felt overwhelmed about how to start. His approach suited me, he made me see how I could make smaller changes that fitted into my life.

I now walk almost every day with lots of hills and stairs. It has become part of my life! I’d say seeing Michael made a long term difference to my health and fitness."

Kay Leonard


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I now have a clear plan that I can follow each day!

" I've received help across a broad range of matters from Michael – support on physiological matters, back pain relief, goal setting, mindset, book recommendations, sleep hygiene, meditation, morning routines and more!

He is extremely knowledgeable, very attentive and encouraging. Thanks Michael!"

Paula Richards


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Health Coaching Pricing.

DISCOVERY CALL

Choose this before booking a Health Coaching bundle. On the call we'll see if we're on the same page and if I can offer you exactly what you're looking for.


$0

3 MONTH

Weekly health coaching for 3 months. 1x 60min initial session, 2x 60min monthly review sessions, 9x 30min follow up sessions (subsequent sessions booked later).

$975

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