Training Aids & Tools

A big favourite at What’s New in Fitness because small training aids and tools can compliment your general fitness offering and bring alive your one-on-one PT sessions and your group fitness training and performance sessions (such as HIIT) by offering exercise variety and variations at a personal level and training intensity and that can make the difference between your members coming back or not! Check this out on a regular basis, there is always something new hitting (or about to) the Australian market.

smai 3-in-1 plyometric box

Is the SMAI 3-in-1 Plyometric Box the Most Versatile Product in the Gym?

Box jumps have to be one of my favourite exercises. I’m not particularly good at them – I certainly can’t jump as high as I probably should be able to, but I really enjoy them. You know why? They scare me… just a bit! I also came to realise just how many exercises a plyometric […]

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Using the Evolt 360 Body Scanner to Get Members Through The Door

Are you looking for ways to get members to reconnect with you and motivate them to get back into their workout routines? The cost of living crisis is being felt across Australia, and gyms need to offer increased value to members for those membership fees to be justified in the next round of household spending

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6 Tips for Preparing for Your First Fun Run

Article written by Ben Lucas, Director of Flow Athletic. Preparing for your first fun run can be both exciting and a little daunting. Whether you are brand new to running or simply setting yourself a new challenge in your running journey, preparation is key. Setting a solid foundation with good technique and training is vital

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unilateral training

Supercharge your Strength with Unilateral Training

Unilateral training is an often-overlooked approach to fitness programming that can be a game-changer for your strength training goals. When you engage in unilateral strength training, you focus on training one limb at a time, instead of using both in tandem. Incorporating unilateral training in your fitness regimen can help correct muscle imbalances, create more

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My Fit Pro: A Better Live Streaming Platform for Fitness Businesses

When Fiona McKenzie was struggling to find a good way to stream her dance fitness classes during the pandemic, she decided to take matters into her own hands. With a background in IT and a web developer for a husband, Fiona set about creating her own streaming platform, designed specifically for fitness professionals. This “little

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yoga blocks for beginners

The Benefits of Using Yoga Blocks for Beginners

Yoga blocks serve as an excellent prop for beginner yogis by helping them feel supported and confident in their abilities. They make yoga more accessible to everyone, by accommodating different body types, physical capabilities, and limitations. By providing a stable base of support, yoga blocks help beginners maintain proper alignment and balance during asanas (yoga

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Close the Gap: Expert Advice on Managing Diastasis Recti with Exercise

Diastasis recti is a common condition that occurs when the rectus abdominis muscles (the muscles that make up the six-pack) separate along the linea alba, the connective tissue that runs down the centre of the abdominal wall (1). This separation can lead to a bulge in the midline of the abdomen, a symptom sometimes referred

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cardio for lower back pain

The Do’s and Don’ts of Cardio for Lower Back Pain Sufferers.

Lower back pain is a common condition that affects over three million Australians (1) with estimates suggesting that 80% of the population will experience it at some point during their lives. For fitness professionals, this presents a unique challenge – how to incorporate cardio exercise into their clients’ routines while also taking care not to

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Meditation for Sports Performance: Unlocking the Mental Edge in Athletes

Highly performing athletes do not only require physical strength, agility, and resilience paired with skill level; they need mental focus, quick response time, and cognitive adaptability to excel in their sport. Exploring meditation or mindfulness practices could bring rewarding results for these mental aspects. Even on a more casual level of the person who thinks

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Aging Gracefully: The Importance of Balance Training for Seniors

In an aging population, it becomes increasingly important to ensure that seniors maintain their balance and mobility to reduce the risk of falls, resulting in injuries and a lack of independence. In this article, we will discuss why older people lose balance, what seniors can do to improve their balance, the best exercises for addressing

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The Healing Power of Heat: How Sauna Can Help Recovery

Heat therapy has been used for centuries due to its ability to induce relaxation and promote muscle recovery. Various native cultures in Europe, Asia, and North and South America are known for practicing sweat bathing, which refers to various passive bathing strategies in high temperatures. Regular exposure to heat can reduce inflammation and soft tissue

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