Exercise and physical activity is known to have positive benefits for not only physical health but also mental health. The same benefits apply for new mothers during pregnancy, however with some slight modifications.
Inflammation and cortisol play massive roles in contributing to weight gain. Both are reactions that occur within the body in response to certain triggers. These triggers are caused when the body perceives that there is a threat or stress. We can avoid these outcomes and ensure optimum health and body composition by making certain lifestyle choices.
Over the past 4 years, the missing element I consistently see in training programs is the lack of emphasis on mobility, which is alarming because of how important it is for a healthy and sustainable training program.
With warmer weather on its way, now is the perfect time to get out and explore Melbourne, so we’ve put together a list of our favourite spots for an outdoor workout. We’re not saying ditch the gym but a change of scenery and some vitamin D could be just what you need to boost your workout routine this summer!
No matter how dedicated we are to our health and fitness, it’s likely that you’ll face some obstacle along the way, so I’ve put together a list of the five things you’ll need to overcome to achieve your fitness goals.
Thanks to our personal trainer Zana, you can now beat those sugar cravings with delicious (and healthy) treats.
Zana, also known as A to Z PT, is a force of positive vibes and energy at Ascot Fitness. Her dedication to her clients and passion for the fitness industry are some of the qualities that make her a fantastic personal trainer. We picked her brain about some stuff.
The lighter and healthier with Jordan 12 week transformation challenge not only focuses on aiming to drop body fat percentage in the individual and create a visually better you but challenges the individual to take their training and nutrition and overall lifestyle to the next level.
Your back is one of the most important parts of your body however unfortunately, approximately 75% of us experience back pain. So what does it take to keep your back healthy?
You may have seen Giulian around the Ascot Fitness studio. He’s the tall one, known around the traps as the guy who’s always busy and late for team meetings. Whether you’ve met him or yet to have the pleasure, get to know him better in this interview.
Are you tired of feeling uncomfortable in your own skin? Do you want to feel good from the inside out and, more importantly you are ready to lead a healthier, happier and lighter life?
If you’ve been to Ascot Fitness, you’re more than likely to have run into Marcus White. The talented trainer is hard to miss with his vibrant personality and charm. We decided to get to know him a little better…
High intensity training can not be achieved year round, and training for a sport that requires multiple fitness components can't all be trained at once. Therefore periodisation is required to help achieve best results and peak performance.
It can be difficult to find the right balance when tackling your fitness goals to try and find the new you. But keeping organised and maintaining a systematic approach is important.
As a physiotherapist I get asked many questions from my patients; some helpful, some not so much. Here are four helpful questions to ask your Physiotherapist so you have an active approach in your rehabilitation and drive a positive outcome.
Have you ever wondered why you get back pain?? Or pain in the knee, hip, ankle or even headaches! Are a physically active person, training most days of the week and still experience one of the theses pains. You pay countless dollars to Chiropractors, Physical Therapists and other medical doctors and still the problem isn’t solved. The next day you wake up in pain and you are back to square one. Have you ever thought why this happens?
How much of a role does your mind play in your training?
Many people don’t realise how often we talk to ourselves, constantly working through our own issues, making day-to-day decisions. One thing I have learnt over the years, is that hard training can take us to our most vulnerable points, we second guess ourselves, we panic, we give up. -> Read More