Band vs Weights. What is the difference?

michael winter

Greetings Superstars, A few weeks ago I posted a video about the difference between Elastic/Band training and using weight. I love my bands and band training and they have a big place in my training and those of my clients, but I also use other forms of resistance. But I feel I did not fully explain and get the message … Read More

Get up and Stand up for your Health


Greetings one and all, Are you sitting down to read this? If so, you may be engaging in one of the major health problems of the 21st century! Sitting, as it turns out, burns little in the way of calories, and may well be the cause of the obesity ‘epidemic’ that we are struggling with in Australia at the moment. … Read More

Shorter queues with better health

michael winter

Dear society, Hi. it’s me again. Remember, I wrote about why I think the PDHPE curriculum should return to straight PE. More movement. More activity. Healthier, fitter students. Better focus and concentration. Less obesity and fewer medical issues. Well here is another thought. I, like everyone here in Australia pays taxes and hears and sees the medical industry is in … Read More

Dear society. Why are we like this?

michael winter

Dear Society, I am writing to you as I want to rant and air my concerns and issue with you. Being a Personal; Trainer and involved in the fitness industry for over 20 years, my grip is not so much with the fitness side of things, but more how we operate and how we have de-evolved as functioning, mobile, standing … Read More

Are you working hard enough??

No pain, no gain is the saying, but who defines what pain is? It turns out that you do. Recent research shows that the intensity of physical activity needed to reduce the risk of heart disease depends on individual fitness levels, and you are the person to determine what a hard workout really is. The bad news in this is … Read More

Putting your plan into action


Last week we raised the issue of how people can refine their skills of self-management to better adopt and adhere to desired lifestyle change. As it turns out adopting a more physically active lifestyle is not that hard. Adhering to this change over a long enough period of time to see the benefits and to truly make the behaviour a … Read More

Overcoming Excuses


Is this subject getting a little repetitive? Physical activity is good for you! How much more evidence do you need to be convinced? Probably none! It is more likely that you need to work out how to overcome the daily obstacles to acting on your best intentions rather than hear more research telling you that being active will add years … Read More

Make your first step in 2016 a good one


Taking steps is all about getting people to make movement a part of their everyday lives. The body is built for movement, and like the old car out in the shed, it will just rust away if not used regularly. If you are already regularly active, great, just make sure that you maintain that existing habit. If you are not … Read More

The not-so new face of illnesses

One hundred years ago, the most common causes of death and disease – pneumonia, influenza, and tuberculosis – were contracted by infection. Because of vaccines and antibiotics that have been developed through modern medicine, these and similar diseases, such as smallpox and polio, are typically no longer life-threatening. Today the most common forms of death – cardiovascular disease and cancer … Read More