Tag Archives: Palmerston

Train Smarter Not Harder – The Facts About Supercompensation

In this blog post we will go through how to structure a training week in the most efficient way possible as well as explaining the very important concept that is supercompensation! More and more people are heading into the gym these days with a similar goal, whether that be to increase muscle mass, increase strength […]

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 […]

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 […]

Exercise for your brain!

By Bodyfit NT Exercise Physiologist Rebecca King Since Brain Awareness Week (14th– 20th March), we’ve been keeping up to date with ESSA (Exercise & Sports Science Australia) and their Exercise Right movement on ways to help Australian’s get their sneakers out of the wardrobe and keep their grey matter healthy! It is well understood that engaging in regular exercise provides significant […]

New Study: Can HIIT help older adults with dementia?

By Bodyfit NT Exercise Physiologist Alex Bruggisser DID YOU KNOW that dementia is among the leading causes of older adults losing their ability to live independently?! Recently published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, was an interesting study looking into older adults with dementia and whether high intensity functional exercise programs helped improve independence […]

New Study: Fitness and Academic Achievement

By Bodyfit NT Exercise Physiologist Alex Bruggisser A spanking new study released by the American College of Sports Medicine has looked into the long-term relationship between fitness and academic achievement. The study followed nearly 1,300 boys and girls aged between 11-14 year olds, and broke them into 3 groups – those who were persistently active (fit-fit), those who were […]

Strength & Conditioning vs Personal Training

By Bodyfit NT Strength and Conditioning Coach Jake Shannon I often get asked what the difference is between a Personal Trainer and a Strength and Conditioning Coach. It’s a great question because while the industry is the same and from the outside both may seem very similar, both play a very different role. Both professions can clearly […]

No Time to Exercise?

By Bodyfit NT Exercise Physiologist Rebecca King The National Heart Foundation has released new research which reveals 3 in 4 people of working age (25-54yrs) do very little to no exercise. With so many benefits to getting regular exercise, including reducing stress (and boosting those happy chemicals), preventing diseases and chronic conditions and improving your general well-being, why […]

Make 2016 The Year You Finally Committed

New Year’s resolutions suck right? Every year, another bout of self-commitment to finally do that thing you’ve been committed to doing so many times before. Maybe this year is different, maybe you are about to embark on something entirely new. But how many times have you found yourself in month two (or day two in […]

New Clinic Open For Business

It’s official – Bodyfit NT Palmerston has moved and we are giving you 15% off all services to celebrate! Today we finally move into our brand new clinic on McCourt Road in Yarrawonga, Darwin NT. While only just down the road from the old place, we now have so much more room for all the good […]