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Coach Jake Shannon – Power Series

Athlete Development

Training an athlete for power, or more specifically, training their ability to rapidly produce force, has to be coached, periodised and programmed properly for all athletes. Let’s be honest, majority of sports require athletes to be able to express high amounts of power. When all else is equal, 99% of the time, the athlete who […]

Coach Jake Shannon – Your check engine light is on..

Last week I finally got around to dropping my laptop off at an IT place in Darwin to fix it. When they asked me what the problem with it was, I couldn’t even tell them because I didn’t know. All I knew was that I was getting random messages, things wouldn’t close after I tried […]

Coach Jake Shannon – Comparing Yourself

Recently I got caught out comparing myself to another strength coach. He’s the same age as me with the same qualifications as me, yet he works at AFL level with one of the best teams in the competition. I quickly remembered why I try hard not to compare myself to others in my profession. We […]

Exercise and Depression

In Australia, it is estimated that 45 per cent of people will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime. In any one year, around 1 million Australian adults deal with depression, and over 2 million struggle with anxiety. Exercise helps prevent and improve a number of health problems, including high blood pressure, diabetes and arthritis. Research […]

4 Tips for Reducing Anxiety Naturally

Did you know that one in every six young Australians is experiencing severe anxiety? Chances are if it isn’t you, you would at least know someone who is. According to Beyond Blue, anxiety is more than just feeling stressed or worried. While stress and anxious feelings when we feel under pressure is normal, they usually pass once […]

When Things Go Wrong With Your Heart

Did you know that your heart beats up to 100,000 times a day to pump blood, oxygen and nutrients around your body – that’s up to 3 billion heartbeats during an average lifetime. But what happens when this amazing muscle suddenly stops working the way it should? This month the Heart Foundation’s Big Heart Appeal is taking centre […]

Tradies National Health Month

Unfortunately it doesn’t come as a shock that statistically speaking, Australian tradespeople including labourers, technicians, machinery operators and drivers are among the top four occupations of serious injury claims! While there have been improvements, our tradies continue to have the highest health and safety claims of any sector (check out Australian Physiotherapy Association’s tradies health snapshot for […]

Men’s Health Week 13 – 19 June 2016

By Bodyfit NT Exercise Physiologist Alex Bruggisser Men’s Health Week is upon us! To celebrate, naturally we thought we ought to celebrate our menfolk, but then… We were struck down by some scary stats!! It’s well-known that men don’t live as long as women – on average, they die 5 years earlier across the globe. A […]

The Journey of Human Behaviour

By Bodyfit NT Exercise Physiologist James Ryan When dealing with change, whether for health or otherwise, our core behaviour follows a pattern called the Stages of Change Model. It is with this model that we can view change as a process that even includes sometimes falling off the bandwagon. The first stage starts with absolutely no interest in change. Here people can’t […]

Activate: Exercise for Your Condition

The City of Palmerston’s Activate Program is back in 2016, bigger and better than ever. Partnering with the Activate program, we are very excited to be offering 8 weekly sessions with our ‘Exercise for Your Condition’ workshop, which kicked off on Wednesday the 4th May! We wanted to put something together that was specifically for people suffering from an […]