Keiser M3 Indoor Cycle Proper Set Up

With the launch of our new Keiser M3 Spin Bikes this week into Inspire Fitness for Wellbeing; we thought we’d take this opportunity to demonstrate for all our valued clients the correct method for setting up and using these magnificent training machines! Correct biomechanics is crucial when cycling to ensure optimal power and to reduce the risk of injury. Watch this video below prior to using these bikes to learn how to correctly set up…

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High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)- What is it?

Written by: Sebastian Mann Bach. Exercise and Sport Science (current) HIIT – understanding the physiology. You may be interested incorporating HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) into your exercise routine but you might not know the science or purpose behind it. Many people wonder what the point of HIIT is and how it differs from traditional endurance training. HIIT- is an abbreviation that refers to High Intensity Interval Training. HIIT involves short bouts of exercise intensities…

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Five Training Principles you CAN’T ignore to achieve your fitness goals

Written by: Sebastian Mann  Bach. Exercise and Sport Science (current) Many people who attend a gym are unsure about how and what they should be REALLY doing.  The result is they are inefficient with the time they spend training: and sadly, DON’T ever achieve their goals! If you are like most people, you go the gym and lift a few weights, spend some time running on the treadmill (or bike!) and then leave. You don’t…

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Exercise Right Week 2017

This week is Exercise Right week (22nd – 28th May)  which celebrates the important role that Exercise Physiologists play in the delivering of specialised exercise programs to thousands of Australians every day. At Inspire Fitness for Wellbeing we are passionate about designing tailored individual exercise programs designed for the unique needs of each person.  Unlocking the amazing fitness and preventive health benefits of exercise is so important for every single person.    However your body is…

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Personal Training Movement Analysis

Observing clients movement patterns during exercise is an important strategy for our personal trainers and exercise physiologists to be able to give accurate feedback on exercise correction during a session.  Movement pattern analysis is also important for our team to assess whether a client is activating the correct muscles in each exercise.  This information allows us to adjust a client’s technique or exercise program with appropriate exercises to strengthen the ‘right’ muscles. Correct exercise technique and…

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Strength Training Secrets – the Lat Pulldown

Written by: Blake Lombardi AEP ( Accredited Exercise Physiologist) You have heard it all before, but it’s no surprise that with the constant sitting we do today, our postures have adapted to the sustained position we find ourselves spending a lot of our time in. So if you spend a lot of your time driving, sitting down or doing work behind a computer, you know exactly what I’m talking about. But more specifically, what I’m…

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Diagnosing and Treating Anterior (Forward) Pelvic Tilt

Written by: Sebastian Mann  Bach. Exercise and Sport Science (current) What is Anterior Pelvic Tilt? Anterior Pelvic tilt (APT) is a postural condition where the orientation of the pelvis in respect to the femurs (thigh bones) and the rest of the body is moved or tilted forward away from its neutral or correct position and becomes the resting position of the pelvis. What causes Anterior Pelvic Tilt? This musculoskeletal condition is extremely common in modern…

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Strength training for endurance sports

Strength training has been shown to have enormous performance benefits for athletes (and weekend warriors!) involved in power sports such as AFL football, sprinting, tennis, squash, swimming etc.   However, there are many sports and activities such as long distance running and triathlon which are endurance based where athletes don’t make time in their training schedules to include strength training. Is strength training also beneficial for these endurance sports? The simple answer is yes – but…

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