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Thursday, February 08, 2018 | By Sean Bartle
Could the goal of obtaining a lean, toned physique actually be making you fatter in the long run? Quite simply the answer is yes. It’s a bit of a conundrum really… Fortunately more and more people are becoming aware of their health, performance and body composition from a younger age. Unfortunately, (I think heavily due to social media’s influence) there’s an ..

The difference between training and exercise

Monday, November 20, 2017 | By Sean Bartle
Every single year the number of Australians who have a gym membership increases. Yet every single year our nation is getting fatter and sicker than it’s ever been before. So where are we getting it wrong? What’s the underlying issue causing our deplorable health and body composition? Well the truth is that owning a membership doesn’t mean jack shit. Simply being a me ..

The Effects of Alcohol on Body Composition

Tuesday, February 07, 2017 | By Sean Bartle
The Effects of Alcohol on Body Composition Now I know that I've bashed alcohol before in the past, and for a good reason. However from the research and anecdotally I personally haven't seen any meaningful negative effects to anyone's health or body composition when consumed in small portions infrequently. Once again, this should be worked into someone's calorie and macronutrient g ..

Our approach to making improvements in body composition

Monday, January 30, 2017 | By Sean Bartle
Our approach to making improvements in body composition Most people joining a gym these days have a goal along the lines of losing some weight (body fat), gaining some muscle, toning up and just looking better in general. These are all body composition goals. Whilst this may sound superficial, it is actually an extremely important goal for long term health, happiness and vitality. Plus, l ..

The Ignorance of Mediocrity

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 | By Sean Bartle
The Ignorance of Mediocrity I may have had a little hiatus from writing my over opinionated and at times controversial blogs, but I’m back! Mediocrity doesn’t come from a lack of desire to change, it’s more accredited to a chronic inconsistency in completing the everyday tasks you need to in order to move away from mediocrity and towards that “something mo ..

Training related headaches and what we can do about them

Thursday, June 16, 2016 | By Sean Bartle
A large number of individuals report that they are effected by training related headaches and I'm quite often asked by other trainers what the cause of this is and what we can do about it; so I thought I'd put together a little article to cover just that. Firstly it's important to realise that headaches can be caused by anything that stimulates pain receptors in a persons head or nec ..

Personal Trainers and the Fitness Industry

Thursday, June 02, 2016 | By Sean Bartle
I've talked a lot previously about my take on the fitness industry and what it's all about, but for a much more entertaining and in depth explanation, you might want to check out some of Damon Hayhow's rants on the topic by clicking HERE ( and HERE ( ..

Abdominal Bracing and it's Role in Force Transfer and Injury Prevention

Wednesday, June 01, 2016 | By Sean Bartle
Learning how to move properly is one thing, but learning how to move properly UNDER LOAD is another. It's really easy to maintain positioning throughout a lift without any weight, not so much with 95% of your 1RM on the bar! One of the first places I like to start when addressing this is correct abdominal bracing and core stabilisation. Note, once you move up towards these higher per ..

Our Results

In 1996 Tony Bartle was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. For 16 years Tony’s health was on a steady decline and the diabetes was getting harder and harder to manage. Along came more medicatio..