Is it time for growth? A special Inspire event THIS WEEKEND!

Join us for a full-day workshop of learning and growth to help you achieve what you really want in your life. Bettina Tornatora is a life and business coach with a passion for assisting people achieve at a higher level in their life. Bettina has designed this special event to extend upon her very popular evening seminar conducted at Inspire earlier this year. This is the first full-day event that Inspire is hosting to create…

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Your Nutrition, Your Choice: Inspire Fitness Seminar

Our upcoming members’ seminar, ‘Your Nutrition, Your Choice’, will provide you with the tools you need to make the right choices about your nutrition. In this one-hour seminar, delivered by Inspire Fitness Personal Trainer Adam Sheedy, we will teach you about: The reasons why we choose to eat the way we do; The positive and negative aspects of popular diets and their suitability; and The tools to create nutritional change in the long term. Your…

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Why Sitting Is Bad For You

Studies demonstrate that sitting for long periods of time can be harmful to your health. Physiological harm arises from excessive sitting! Sitting also leads to adverse changes in your posture, which increases your risk of suffering from injuries and pain. As an accredited exercise physiologist, I educate clients about the strategies they can use to overcome the harmful impact of modern work environments, especially those that involve sitting at a desk (e.g., in front of a computer!) for long periods.…

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The Role of Exercise in Treating Cancer

Cancer is one of the leading causes of death and disability in Australia, with most of us knowing someone close to us who has been affected by the disease. Traditionally, people undergoing treatment for cancer have been advised to rest and avoid physical activity, based on the perception that it could exacerbate fatigue and hinder recovery. However, over the last two decades there has been mounting evidence to support the use of exercise as a…

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Women And Weight Training Myths

“I don’t want to lift weights because it will make me look big and bulky” The above statement is a misconception shared by both male and female gym goers, although it tends to be more common among females. Resistance training comes in many formats There is a difference between resistance training for function and resistance training specifically for muscle mass gains. The aims of functional resistance training are to improve strength, endurance, and mobility as…

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The Habits Of Happiness

What is happiness and how can you feel happy more often? Matthieu Ricard has devoted his life to studying and answering these difficult questions. Influenced by his Buddhist faith and his scientific mind, Matthieu proposes that we all can train our minds with the habits for ongoing happiness. Happiness is an important dimension to health and wellbeing, as it is intricately linked to your emotional wellbeing. In his engaging TED Talk, Matthieu delivers key strategies for creating…

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Psychological Flexibility and Your Health

Psychological flexibility is an academic term that refers to your ability to “stay present and be willing to experience discomfort in order to do what is really important and what works”.   Fundamentally, it reflects your capacity to stay present and fully conscious in the moment, so that your emotional responses to situations are based on long-term values, rather than on short-term impulses. But how does this impact your health and fitness? The quality of your…

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Fasting: What You Need to Know

In Western cultures, the most common eating pattern consists of consuming three daily meals with snacks between meals. However, more and more research in the area of human nutrition, dieting and weight loss is challenging this traditional idea of how our nutritional habits should be. More studies have questioned not just what we eat, but also how we eat! Recently, fasting (or cleansing) has been at the centre of popular diets like the 5:2 diet,…

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