Client testimonial

Rachel has been a critical partner and motivator throughout my health transformation. Over 2 years of working with with her has resulted in significant measurable and sustainable improvements in my lifestyle and fitness. Her friendly, practical approach and balance of support and challenge has made PT sessions and circuits easy to look forward to and […]

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Correcting hormonal imbalance through exercise

Hormones play an influential role in a woman’s health. In the peri-menopause and menopause years, women may experience an array of negative health effects triggered by hormonal fluctuations. Exercise has a role in correcting hormonal imbalances, which ultimately leads to more positive health outcomes. Symptoms of hormonal imbalances affecting women aged 40+ are decreased flexibility […]

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What, no kegals..?

What, no kegals to strengthen the pelvic floor? OMG! OK, the gig is finally up on ONLY performing Kegels to re-activate and re-condition the Pelvic Floor! Don’t get me wrong, after giving birth when the musculature, nerve and blood supply, fascia and ligaments of the Pelvic Floor and Pelvic Basin have undergone significant trauma or […]

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Weights will not make you bulk up

You’ve probably heard this “advice” before, ladies: When it comes to your gym routine, stick to cardio. Lifting real weights could leave you looking like Wolverine! After all, if you stray from “ladylike” exercises — you know, Pilates, yoga, spin class — you just might morph into one of those hairy, grunting gym beasts you […]

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Raise your metabolism through exercise

Many people find exercise either boring or uncomfortable. However, to burn fat efficiently your metabolism needs to be raised, and a very effective way to do this is through exercising. Metabolism involves a complex system of hormones and enzymes interacting to convert food into energy, and to burn that energy more effectively. However, your metabolism […]

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What are the effects of Environmental Oestrogens?

Xenoestrogens and Phytoestrogens We are constantly assaulted by environmental oestrogens, from the food we eat and the chemicals we use. Oestrogen mimickers in the form of chemicals (xenoestrogens), and foods and plants (phytoestrogens), mimic the action of oestrogen produced in cells and can alter hormonal activity. It is important for all of us to be […]

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Fat loss for the older woman

Every woman knows how hard it is to lose body fat on the butt, thighs and belly. Sometimes it feels like fat loss is simply impossible!   However it’s the abdominal fat that creates the greatest health risk to a woman. This abdominal fat seems to rear its ugly head when a woman reaches her […]

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