Tag Archives: Darwin

Exercise Improves Sleep

Sleep – it’s great, right? Everyone loves those nights when you get a solid 8 hours of decent sleep and I feel fairly confident in saying no one loves those nights where you toss and turn or just straight-up cannot sleep. Sleep is one of those things we know we know we need but most […]

Motivation to stay active during COVID-19

Like many others, I to had big plans for the year 2020. My plans for this year included travel, career development and completion of my first half marathon, just to name a few. However, with the growing uncertainty of COVID-19 this has all come to a devastating halt! At Bodyfit VIC we understand how overwhelming […]

Exercise & Cancer #1

Did you know in there is estimated to be 138,321 of new cancer cases diagnosed in 2018? With improvements in research measures, data has indicated between the period of 2009-2013, Australian’s that were diagnosed had a 68% chance of survival rate. In May 2018 the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia released a position statement on […]

ACL Injuries in Women #2

A recent study has found that 20 minutes of exercise three times per week can reduce anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in women by 60%. But what exercises should we do? Although the ACL is an integral part of the knee, the knee itself is not the area of focus for the exercises, we have […]

Diabetes & Insulin Resistance Explained…

The prevalence of diabetes in Australia has tripled between 1989/90 and 2014/15. An estimated 1 million Australian’s had T2DM in 2014/15 according to data from the ABS 2014/15 National Health Survey. (Self-reported data, as was collected by the NHS, is likely to underestimate the prevalence of T2DM as many cases remain unreported, due to participants […]

Rolling in and out through ankle injuries…

Ankle injury! We’ve all been there right? Or at least you know of someone that has?  That dreaded, instant gut-wrenching pain of an ankle roll during a game of netball, at the school sports or during a harmless jog around the park… Ugh, ankle injuries. Unfortunately ankle injuries can be an ongoing issue and you […]

ACL Injuries in Women #1

Something that has been in the news quite a lot lately is the increased rate of Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injuries that are occurring in the AFLW league. Studies have shown that females are 4-6 times more likely to injure their ACL than males! But why is this the case and what puts females at […]

Coach Jake Shannon – Unstable Surface Training

Bosu balls have their place in a rehab setting and in some cases with the elderly. So if you’ve had a knee replacement or major surgery recently they have a place in your rehab plan. They have a place! That’s it; they can’t be the staple of your rehab and they most certainly shouldn’t be […]

Coach Jake Shannon – Squatting & Your Knees

Let me put a persistent strength training myth to bed for you all. It revolves around squatting and knee placement… When you squat, your knees can and should travel past your toes!! Shock horror I can almost guarantee at one point in your life (assuming you have been in a gym before,) you’ve heard someone […]

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 […]