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We’ve seen in an earlier post how the acute program variables of strength training affect the degree to which the neuromuscular, neuroendocrine, and musculoskeletal systems adapt to training. Prescribing a progressive resistance training program involves manipulation of variables such as exercise intensity, volume, sets and repetitions to induce specific training adaptations. But did you know that the speed of your lifts is another variable that can significantly influence training adaptations?

2020 has been a challenging year for everyone and, unfortunately, it has taken a huge toll on peoples’ mental health. A recent survey conducted on the acute mental health responses during the pandemic in Australia revealed more than three quarters of Australians felt their mental health had declined since the outbreak, of which 23% felt “a lot worse”1

The idea that “carbs are bad” has left many people confused and misinformed about the vital role they play in a part of a balanced and well-rounded nutrition plan. They have become quite a polarising topic, with many people promoting the adoption of low carb diets such as Atkins and the Ketogenic diet, so I’ve done the hard work for you and reviewed the literature on the topic to help you make informed choices around nutrition and fuelling.

LBP is the most prevalent musculoskeletal disorder and leading cause of disability - 84% of the population will experience LBP over their lifetime, of which 90% will present as non-specific lower back pain which cannot be attributed to a known cause or identified spinal pathology2.

Studies have shown that caffeine can benefit endurance performance, high-intensity exercise, and power sports. In addition to coffee as a source of caffeine, more and more caffeinated drinks and pre-workout supplements are appearing on the shelves and marketed towards people looking to improve performance. Almost 1/3 of young adult consume these pre-workout supplement on a regular basis1. But do they really work?

Appropriate program design is key the key to successful resistance training1. There’s more that goes in to designing a session for a Strength Circuit or ABT class at MPF than you might realise.

Franchising is gaining considerable momentum with every passing day. People from different walks of life and different ages are opting for franchising business opportunities. But many are still wary about venturing into this space. Their hesitation stems mainly from misinformation that exists about this landscape.

Times are tough right now, and it's a tricky period to commit to a business venture. However, this is the perfect opportunity to investigate which sector might have one key element for survival – the capacity to switch products and services quickly.

So why would you choose a fitness franchise?

Some key benefits from having your own personal trainer broken down and simplified: Personalised - program to suit individual needs. Whether it's for weight loss,performance,posture,strength, flexibility,injury or just companionship. Motivation- helps you through your individualised program, feeling great about your...

The glutes are the largest muscles in the body, and optimising their function is crucial for their role in pelvic stability, and initiation and control of hip and pelvic movements.

Reformer Pilates

Reformer Pilates is an all over body workout designed to stretch, strengthen and tone your muscles. Pilates is all about precision of movement and isolating and activating your muscles which gives us greater body awareness and the ability to strengthen weaker points in the body.
Great for injury rehabilitation and post birth to get the body fired up and back on track, whilst keeping you in the zen zone!!

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Pilates Mat, Ball, Band & Ring

A step up in intensity from our Pilates classes, this class focuses on exactly what the title says… so if your looking for a mid intensity class, and you want the ultimate way to strip fat and tone your abs, butt and thighs, then come join in!

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Reformer Pilates Barre

Boost your natural hormone output and fire up your metabolism with this high-load training circuit. It’s designed to build muscle while you strip away fat.
Push the limits for fun and see if you can annihilate your own expectations!

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Boxfit

Build strength, fitness, speed and coordination in high intensity boxing workout that is fun and generates results. Great for skill development and suitable for all levels.

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Strength Circuit

Mix of strength training and functional exercises to develop strength, build lean muscle, and boost your metabolism. Using a range of exercises and techniques to target all the muscle groups and can be scaled to suit everyone!

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Private Personal Training 1:1

The ultimate level if you want someone pushing you in every session, mapped nutrition, accountability, and being able to track and change your exercise and nutrition at any point along the way to make your goals as achievable as possible in the shortest amount of time.

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