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September 20, 2017

Here's our full list of classes. Whether you were a lycra-clad gym bunny in the 90s or you've never set foot in a class, we are going to have something for everyone. Guys- it's not just for the ladies - there will be some serious strength classes going on as well.   Stand by for the full list.

November 23, 2016

Mild Cognitive Impairment involves problems concerning memory, thinking, language and judgment, MCI significantly sums up the decline of dementia. Dementia targets usually an older audience however it can happen to anyone during their lifespan. 47.5 million people suffer from dementia with 7.7 million new cases of it o...

October 25, 2016

The deadlift performance wise is a muscle and mass builder. It is a fundamental movement among powerlifters, bodybuilders and trainers. The deadlift strengthens the whole body and acts as a protective barrier against injury and physical pain, however if the deadlift is not done correctly it can cause serious sprain or...

September 1, 2016

The squat is an essential component used in strength training exercises, the squat is a natural movement in which you crouch then stand up. Squats work the entire lower body, this includes the Quadriceps, Hamstrings, Glutes and surprisingly the Erector Spinae (as the muscle group contracts isometrically). There are man...

August 17, 2016

"The Glute-Hamstring-Developer is considered one of the best movements as it attacks the entire posterior chain this includes your glutes, hamstrings, lower back and calves." This machine is great as it prevents hamstring strains, ACL knee injuries, strengthens/fixes imbalances in the lower back and strengthens the kne...

July 28, 2016

Charles Poliquin, one of the world's most elite and respected strength and conditioning coaches awarded the Animal Kingdom as one of the top 10 gyms globally to visit based on the high end equipment, excellent training advice and the positive gym environment.

“The Reverse Hyper is one of the most valuable pieces of equi...

January 28, 2016

When most people talk about your "core" they are focusing on just the abs.


But there's so much more to core!


Abs = transverse abdominus, obliques and rectus abdominus, but what about the rest?


What you really should be thinking about is the entire torso and how it works as a team to stablise the body, spine and limbs. 


September 30, 2015

Like most blokes, I don't frequently look at women's magazines. But Kerri Anne Kennerley's fantastic cover shot on Women's Day took my eye:



Wow! that's a lean and toned figure for a 62 year old.


So, I picked up the magazine, (my wife's copy of course) and flipped through the article.


One thing really stood out for me:...

August 30, 2015

You would be surprised how many people say to me "Oh, I've read up on Google and I've managed to work out my own fitness program."


To which I reply "That's did you callibrate  your single dead-lift to back-squat ratio to work out your rep lift weight?"


or, to put it another way: "How's it working for you?"