Client of the Month – John Tonzing

JOHN TONZING John has been with Active Once since 2017, he first met our Exercise Physiologists when he was attending Cardiac Rehab at Peninsula Health. During stage 3 lockdown John took advantage of our smaller exercise groups and attended twice/week with fellow members.  He found this a great way to maintain his strength and fitness as he knew he wouldn’t have been able to do it at home by himself.  During stage 4 John has […]

Exercise and Menopause

EXERCISE AND MENOPAUSE Menopause is the cessation of a woman’s menstrual cycle and typically occurs between 45 and 55 years of age. As women age, oestrogen and progesterone levels reduce and ovarian function begins to diminish, which affects the menstrual cycle. During menopause, women may suffer from a wide range of symptoms including disturbed sleep, hot flushes, headaches and mood swings. They are also more susceptible to osteoporosis. Osteoporosis (low bone density) is linked to […]

Client of the Month – Alan Coventry

ALAN COVENTRY Alan has been with Active One for over 10 years.  He was referred by his GP for management of T2DM and osteoarthritis.  Alan has a condition which is called diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) which causes his spine to fuse.  This makes normal daily tasks, such as picking things up from the ground very difficult.  Alan regularly attends our group classes and hydrotherapy to improve his strength, mobility and fitness.  Alan also has […]

Deadlift – an exercise to help or harm your back?

Deadlift – what is the verdict? The deadlift is one of the most beneficial and functional exercises that should be incorporated in most exercise programs. But the deadlift has always suffered a poor reputation for causing lower back injuries which scares most people off attempting them. However research on the topic often reports the exact opposite saying deadlifts can improve our lower back health. Deadlifts are fantastic for improving strength in the posterior chain, including; […]

Client of the Month – Lyn Meagher

Client of the Month – Lyn Meagher Lyn joined Active One in 2011 after being referred by her GP for osteoporosis.  She has been attending 2-3 times per week and her OP has stabilised.  Lyn is enthusiastic in class and knows the importance of weight baring exercise for her bone health.  Lyn sets an enviable pace on the treadmill and she enjoys challenging herself with weights always trying to improve. This all has great impact on her […]

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