Recovery from Exercise – Looking at what’s Best

michael winter

The human body operates most efficiently when it is in balance, or has achieved a state known as homeostasis. As such, optimal recovery means that all body systems have returned to the state they were in before exercise (homeostasis). However, for most avid exercisers, recovery is a limiting factor. The better you can recover, the sooner and better you can … Read More

Move your body well and it will look after you.

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The most important aspect of any physical training is quality of movement. A good, sound movement pattern has to take priority over increased loading. To dominate in and out of your training environment you need strength, speed, power, agility, and endurance. Everyone knows they are the basics of high performance. But these are basics built upon solid, foundational  movement patterns. A … Read More

Don’t be tired with your sleep

michael winter

A lack of sleep has and too much sleep has also been associated with early death. It really put us in a no-win situation with much confusion. Poor quality sleep (whether it’s too much or too little) can create for a many health problems ranging from: Insomnia Depression Cardiovascular disease. Here are some things to avoid for a good nights rest … Read More

Five Fantastic Tips to go Furniture Free

michael winter

Biomechanics is the study of living structures and how the forces created by and placed upon them affect how they work. As a Personal Trainer and movement specialist, I understand the relationship between musculoskeletal function, bone robustness (density and shape), and functions like breathing. Having too much furniture isn’t good, but in our modern lives, list how many different types of furniture you use. … Read More

Exercise for your sex life. Here’s why!!

michael winter

We always look for reasons and motivation to exercise. Whether it is weight loss, a sporting dream, rehabilitation, strength, postnatal exercise or to increase your energy. if these don’t get you thinking about being fit and active and there are many more to add to the list. The one which I did not add to the aforementioned list is one … Read More

It Isn’t About Exercise, It’s About Moving


For young people, exercise usually has something to do with either performing in fitness tests or participating in sports. The problem is, not all kids are athletes, and many don’t find traditional exercise or fitness tests enjoyable. Ask a kid to run a mile or do as many push ups as he or she can in a minute, and the … Read More

Sit or stand. Your choice. But keep moving!


For those individuals who are in the process of, or have done so already, the standing desks are the new trend in office setups. There are many pro’s and there are some con’s s well. Space would be a big pro but space might be a con.  Let’s delve into the musculoskeletal arguments for and against  stand up desks/workstations. Research … Read More

Your strength is really behind you!

michael winter

You might be concerned about sculpting a strong booty to fill out your favourite pair of jeans, but there’s so much more to a tight butt than the way your pants fit! Being able to use the glutes to their maximum will benefit you greatly with your movement. Your backside consists of three major muscles: the glute maximum, glute medius, … Read More

Stress less to better recovery


No one does a workout with plans to burn out and invite injury. We eat well, and drink well  then we’re done training. We do everything we can to recover…or do we?  IF YOU FIND YOURSELF IN AN OVERTRAINED STATE, IT ISN’T THE STRESS OF YOUR LIFTING PROGRAM. IT’S YOUR LIFE. Are you in a job you hate? Does the presence of … Read More

Know your insulin. Just get moving.

Insulin is a hormone and is found in even single-celled organisms and has been around for several billion years. Insulin is also a protein just like many other hormones. The pancreas has a group of cells called islet cells. It is the islet cells that secrete insulin. The pancreas is an organ that sits behind the stomach and has many … Read More