Christmas Timetable

With the holidays quickly approaching we should all be taking a well deserved break. Our final GTS sessions for the year will be held on Monday 22 December. Our normal schedule returns from Monday 5 January, 2015. You can download a copy of the timetable by clicking on the image below. We are wishing you and yours a very safe and happy festive season!

Exertional Rhabdomyolysis – When Pain Does Not Mean Gain

What is rhabdomyolysis? Rhabdomyolysis refers to the disintegration of muscle, due to the breakdown of individual muscle cells and the contents of the cell being released into circulatory system or bloodstream. One of the key compounds released is myoglobin, a protein that has an oxygen carrying capacity.  The unusually high levels of myoglobin in the bloodstream burden the kidneys and the potential for acute renal failure can occur.  Common situations […]

The Let’s Get Fit Christmas Party 2013

Sarcopenia – The Osteoporosis Of Our Muscles

WHAT IS SARCOPENIA? Sarcopenia is the age-related loss of muscle fibres (i.e. a decrease in mucle mass or lean body tissue) and strength.  Sarcopenia is sometimes described as the osteoporosis of our muscles and is a contributor to falls, frailty, and mortality. WHY SHOULD YOU BE CONCERNED? If in your retirement and older years you would you like to, Be living in your own home? Travel? Be actively involved in […]

The Benefits of Shiatsu Massage Therapy

Shiatsu is a non-invasive therapy that can reduce stress and contribute to overall well-being. Advocates believe that it has both preventative and remedial effects. Shiatsu, literally means finger pressure. It is a form of traditional Japanese massage that works on the energy lines (meridians) in the body to bring about balance (health) and peace of mind. The practitioner uses thumbs, fingers, elbows, knees and even feet at times to work […]

Time For Men To Make Health A Priority

Men’s Health week is held in June each year. Back in 2011 the week had a special focus as it coincided with the release of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s report, “The health of Australian males” … To view the complete post,

The Clockwork Body – Why When We Eat Matters

Original article by GI News July 2013 ‘Body clocks are ancient mechanisms that regulate fundamental biological systems important to health, such as insulin secretion, the time we go to bed, the time we get up and the time we get hungry,’ says Dr Joe Bass, associate professor of medicine at Feinberg School of Medicine and of neurobiology and physiology at the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences. To view the […]

Fab Food Month 2013 – Week 4 – Dessert

Condensed Milk Lemon Slice Slices of all varieties/flavours were favourites in the 70’s – and nearly all contained Nestle Condensed Milk. Found a great piece about the pronunciation and change to ‘poshness’. “I always think of condensed milk as “Nestles milk”, with Nestles pronounced to rhyme with wrestles, as that was what we called it when I was growing up. None of this fancy “Nestlay” business in my 1970s-80s childhood.” […]

Fab Food Month 2013 – Week 3 – Our Changing Tastes

The 1970’s represented a time when many discovered the flavours of more exotic cuisines such as Indian and Chinese. To view/download/print the complete recipe,

Fab Food Month 2013 – Week 2 – Beef Stroganoff

This week we are onto a main dish. We are sampling the ‘modern’ low-fat version and have included a traditional recipe – not so good for the arteries! To view/download/print the complete recipe,