Exercising for the Right Reasons
Have you ever had that lightbulb moment, deciding it was time to jump into a health or fitness goal? You were so excited by this goal, you committed to changing everything that you possibly could – adding in exercise every day of the week, or possibly drastic measures of cutting out sugar or alcohol intake altogether. How did you go with that goal? Did you struggle to stay motivated? Feel like you were taking one step forward before some “bad” habits snuck back in and temporarily derailed your progress?
A lot of the time, this can be due to not finding your real why.
That is – why do you want to make those changes? What do you get from the improvements in your health and fitness? We are talking about digging deeper than “losing 10kg”. General goals will often have other outcomes and feelings that really mean a lot more to us than seeing numbers change on the scales! This could be about keeping up with your children or grandchildren, boosting your energy levels, or managing stress levels. Behind the weight loss or other general goals, there will be a deeper lying “why” that needs to be tapped into!
Goal Setting with your Exercise Physiologist
As fitness professionals, we often see goal setting go in 2 directions. People will start with a target that may be achievable, but the time frame set and the steps that need to be taken are unrealistic for their current lifestyle and require upending your life as you know it. This then becomes a struggle to keep up with these steps, resulting in a loss in motivation as you sink further behind where you dreamed of being.
This is the reason, when talking to each of you, we want to know your why. This will hep us set realistic time frames or re-evaluate your goals and focus you on this why and ultimately the process rather than the outcome. To give an example, if, realistically, exercising just twice a week is what you can get in, we need to set goals that align with this energy output. This may mean it will take longer to reach your goal, but it is much more maintainable and allows the process to focus more on the “why” behind your goal.
It is also important to remember that progress will never be a smooth ride.
There will be some speed bumps and wrong turns. This is ok, and a perfectly normal part of any goal in life, not just for your health and fitness. Don’t let this deter you, a setback doesn’t need to mean starting all over again, or further restriction. It’s time to pick up where you left off and keep going with the process!
Booking with an Exercise Physiologist
Initial Assessment – 1 hour – $120: During an Initial Assessment, an Exercise Physiologist will assess, identify and discuss with you your medical history, concerns and goals and create an exercise program tailored to your needs.
Private Exercise Session – 45 Minutes – $100: After an Initial Assessment, your EP will thoroughly go through your program and implement your exercise prescriptions with you. This appointment type will also be used for reviews of your current program. After 8 weeks of consistent exercise, it is time to review and progress your program! Book in for a Private Exercise Session to discuss your goals and revitalise your program.
Group Exercise Sessions – 1 hour – $45: Once you have completed your first Private Exercise Session, you have the option to complete your program in a group (max 4 per session) or continue with private one on one sessions. Our Exercise Physiologist will be able to discuss times and availability with you.
We welcome all doctors referrals as well as walk ins. Medicare, Workcover, DVA, NDIS and Private Health rebates may be available.