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  • FASCIAL FITNESS - By Aaron Callaghan

    Posted 25 March 2015

    In the 80s and 90s the fitness industry in its infinite wisdom thought the best way to train the body was to work in a very isolated muscle centric manner.  Often seated on a machine that controlled range and had very little degrees of freedom from a movement point of view.  The theory being that if we can get the isolated muscles stronger, then as a whole we will function better.  As our understanding of the body has increased most would agree that this wasnt wrong but maybe incomplete when considering optimal human capacity. 

  • HOW TO BE A GREAT COACH - by Aaron Callaghan

    Posted 02 December 2014

    Let me begin this blog with a great quote by the great Philosopher Aristotle. 'We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit'. If you want anything in your life to be better you must also strive to be better.  After twenty years of coaching here are five habits that I have found very helpful. Some of these I learnt very early in my career and some that I hate to say I learnt only recently. Maybe that is one of the joys of this job? We are constantly learning and evolving.



  • CAFFEINE AND KIDS: THE ULTIMATE GATEWAY DRUG - by Brett Klika

    Posted 25 October 2014

    Hey kids, say NO to drugs! Unless, or course, that drug comes in a brightly colored can that can be legally purchased at every store in the nation. In that case, about 75% of our youth age 5-12 years old are saying “yes” to the most widely used stimulant in the world, caffeine. While moderate caffeine intake (less than 300 mgs/day) has generally been considered “safe” for adult populations, very little research is available on the affects of caffeine in children. This is alarming considering the above statistic in addition to the fact that children age 12-17 are the fastest growing segment of the population using caffeine on a daily basis. Should we as adults be concerned? Should we intervene? Read on to discover the answer to these, as well as other rhetorical questions.
  • KEN'S BLOG: 3 STORIES - By Ken Baldwin

    Posted 23 August 2014

    What is the one thing we need most? All of us have it but some of us have more than others. We often take  it for granted. We do not miss it until we have less of it or no longer have it at all. It helps us with everything, being active or taking it easy. It drives us, challenges us and gives us that little extra when  we have no more. It makes us happy and it makes us sad but in some form or shape,  it  is always there. It is physical; it is organic, stable yet ever changing. It  is pre-determined, but moulded by us. It is priceless, yet some people place no value on it, until it's gone. Here with us every day we are alive, yet very easy to lose. How much of it we have, you must choose.
  • What Do We All have In Common With Elite Athletes? - by Ken Baldwin

    Posted 23 August 2014

    The other day I was lucky enough to be part of and experience interacting with some of the world’s best Rugby League players as they went through their paces whilst in training camp preparing to battle and come back from their first series loss in eight years.  Eight years in a row is incredible in today’s age of professional team sport where so many things change on a daily basis let alone year in and year out.  Part of the day was being able to hear from their team doctor who was going to give us an insight into what it takes to keep them playing at their optimum level and how to manage their injuries.

  • SPORT CONDITIONING DRILLS TO IMPROVE YOUR FITNESS

    Posted 23 August 2014

    Going to the gym or having a personal trainer is not for everyone. There are some healthy, fit and active people who prefer to gain their fitness through competing in actual sporting events. Whether you are a regular competitor in weekly local sporting events, an elite athlete or just someone who loves the thrill of playing and competition associated with organized sports,Sports Conditioning Drills can really add an extra layer of challenge and fitness to your performance and help you get the most out of the sporting activities you love to do. 

  • FUNCTIONAL TRAINING: WHAT IS IT & WHY SHOULD I DO IT?

    Posted 02 July 2014

    Functional TrainingIt was originally employed by physical therapists and rehabilitation staff in order to restore strength and response to the body after accidents. However functional training has found a new lease of life in assisting with a variety of different day-to-day activities through increasing the range of motion, strength and ability for the individual through a variety of different tasks. Things such as lifting, bending and back strength benefit enormously from functional training. Whilst most people with a keen interest in fitness are usually quite flexible and fit, even the healthiest person can discover problems or have difficulty participating in these types of activities, especially later in life.
  • PLENTY OF FITNESS BENEFITS FOUND IN STABILITY BALLS

    Posted 02 July 2014

    Plenty of FitnessBack and core strength are at the heart of bodily fitness. The stability ball can be used to strengthen your back muscles and your core fitness in a variety of different ways. When working with dumbbells or machines, you can use a stability ball as a bench substitute. By doing so, you are able to isolate the specific muscle groups that will be worked and focus on areas which need improvement in order to gain a more rounded approach to your muscular exercise. In addition to working traditionally exercised groups of muscles, you can even target muscle groups which you simply cannot with the same workout when using the bench. 

  • BOSU TRAINING FOR IMPROVED CORE STRENGTH

    Posted 02 July 2014

    Primarily used in balance training, the BOSU helps to improve your core strength and expand your range of motion. The goal is to make sure your body is able to work as a unit rather than as individual segments. Too often the focus with exercising is on target areas so the core is overlooked. Yet working on this area of the body will help you to get the most out of the efforts you put into your training and on the other areas of your body. In short, the BOSU helps to bring your body together for the best possible result.
  • INSTITUTE OF MOTION LEVEL 1 MENTORSHIP

    Posted 02 July 2014

    Institute of Motion

    The Institute of Motion (IoM) Level 1 Mentorship with Michol Dalcourt and Pete McCall will be held in Sydney at Brighton Le Sands from 11th - 13th November 2014. During your time with the faculty you will learn some key aspects as well as network with some of the best in the industry.

  • ViPR INVENTOR MICHOL DALCOURT SHOWCASES LOADED MOVEMENT

    Posted 02 July 2014

    Michol Dalcourt is an internationally recognized industry-leading expert in human movement and performance. He is the founder and Director of the Institute of Motion, inventor of the fitness tool “ViPR” and co-founder of PTA Global.

    As an international lecturer and educator, Michol has authored numerous articles on human design and function, developed a series of performance videos and created an athletic model for high performance training (the RMA model).

     



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