Bathing in natures goodness. Give it a go!

Research about the Japanese practice of forest bathing shows that time spent in nature lowers stress levels – and could even help fight cancer. It’s widely assumed that escaping the noise and stress of the city to spend some time in nature is good for us. In recent years scientists have been putting this assumption to the test, and evidence … Read More

Crawl, crawl crawl your way to better movement.

Recently, there has been a lot of attention given to crawling within the fitness industry. Crawling, the developmental movement pattern that we were all given the ability to perform, is being touted as a rehabilitative, restorative, and even a performance-enhancing movement. We all had it, but it left us. Some people are even calling crawling one of the best strength … Read More

Getting a D is actually OK

Being outdoors most of my days and living in a country where there is relatively equal light and dark throughout the year, I always wandered why we as Australians have a vitamin D deficiency in a growing number of people. Granted, I am on the extreme, but even so outside sunshine there are other means to absorb Vitamin D. We … Read More

A program that will work with everything you do!

With so many varied and varied fitness styles and programs around, it can be easy to jump on each and every one of them and go crazy with excitement. Bu I have found something which balances what Alive Personal Training values and believes in with what we want to deliver. With all the training tools we use and the ethos … Read More

The power of proper posture

  With so much sitting and hovering over technology, something has to give. Unfortunately in today’s world it is our posture. Whether it is actually sitting or overloading ourselves incorrectly, not mobilising or stretching enough. Who knows. But the fact is many of us are do not have sound posture. I don’t just mean head and shoulders. Posture encompasses everything … Read More

Here you go. Let’s chew on the fat!!

Trans. Saturated. Omega-3. Omega-6. Omega-9. Polys. Monos. So many fats to keep track of! And information in the media and science seem to conflict about which fats are healthy and which are not. It’s no wonder many people are confused about which types of fats we should be eating – and which types we should be avoiding. 3 Myths About … Read More

Bands vs weights

Hello to all, I hope you are having a great day. As you may or may not be aware of, Alive Personal Training is very big on power bands and brining those into our training sessions. It is not that we solely use these, however there are reasons which we do and in this blog I will inform you as … Read More

Why your stomach really isn’t that sweet.

With my plight of sugar reduction still on the go, it is interesting to read that there is actually more serotonin in your gut than in your brain(the happy/feel good neurotransmitters). So you might be able to understand there might be a link between food and mood even more than before. Here is an article I found I thought might … Read More

3 Steps to beat sugar cravings

You know the feeling… you’ve made it to mid-afternoon at work and then the sugar craving hits. You head to the vending machine to snap up a chocolate bar, bag of lollies or can soft drink to get your fix. With all the talk about sugar taxes the ever increasing incidences of Lifestyle diseases due to overconsumption of sugar, is … Read More

Good support is not just from your friends and family

Sports bras – the “elephant in the room” of women’s running and fitness apparel but without doubt, one of the most important items of exercise clothing a woman can buy. No matter what standard of runner or athlete you are, good support whilst you are running is vital for both your running comfort and for the long term health of … Read More