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Moving through lower back pain

An article by exercise physiologist, Jennifer Smallridge We all know the feeling - a grab, a pull, a twinge, a tightness in the lower back. It can take our breath away and make us want to try anyt...

Trying out Tai Chi

An article by exercise physiologist, Jennifer Smallridge When we think of Tai Chi, we often envision images of people doing peaceful movement classes in local parks. But did you know that Tai Chi...

Is Pilates right for you?

Named after its founding father Joseph Pilates, what we now know as the Pilates method started out as a rehabilitation approach for injured soldiers in the First World War. It has since come a lon...

Yoga is for every body: which style is best for you?

Many people shy away from yoga due to its reputation of getting into awkward positions, standing on your head, and generally needing to be “flexible”. But what if we viewed yoga as an attitude, ra...

Knee and Hip Osteoarthritis

Do you have knee and/or hip osteoarthritis? Here’s what the evidence says is best    1 in 11 Australians suffer from osteoarthritis, which is defined as the degeneration of joints over time (incl...

Getting Your Steps Up

We’ve all heard the old adage of reaching 10,000 steps per day, but where did this come from? Did you know that this figure was originally used for marketing in the lead up to the 1964 Tokyo Olymp...