3 million Australians are living with anxiety or depression
Mental health is gripping Australia with both hands. It has been one of the hardest areas for our community to talk about, yet it becomes one of the most important conversations of our generation. The difficulty comes from the fact that each case and each individual.. is just that! An individual!
If you are seeking help to manage anxious thoughts or just find it difficult to enjoy things you used to.
Exercise may be a strategy you haven’t tried to help your mental health. We know from recent research that participating in regular exercise changes the structure and function of your brain. This helps to reduce stress, clear your head, and release hormones which work in your favour.
If exercise is yet to be a part of your day, try perform a 15-20 minute walk, jog or cycle outside. If you are after a challenge go for a bushwalk and emerse yourself in the kuring-gai national park just on our doorstep. Better yet get a friend involved and make it a regular weekly event, with Spring just around the corner get out and experience the new growth in the tress and yourself.
An exercise Physiologist is trained to provide the most individualised exercise regime to be challenging yet achievable. This has been shown to be the best in increasing confidence, self esteem and general wellbeing.
Do you suffer from anxiety, depression or other mental health condition?
15% Adults do
13% Children & Young people do
Suicide is the leading cause of death in young people, with boys seeking less help than girls
Over 75% of mental health problems occur before the age of 25
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Deb EvenissExercise Physiologist
Alex ArmstrongExercise Physiologist
Alex SteinkampExercise Physiologist
Bianca HarrisExercise Physiologist
Alex has worked in the fitness industry for 8 years as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor. Upon completion of her Exercise Physiology degree she began pursuing a more wholistic approach to health management, coaching and wellbeing. Her method encompasses lifestyle changes education, support and evidence-based exercise.
With special interests in cardiovascular disease, diabetes, heart conditions and exercise, Alex knows she’s done her job when someone feels empowered and confident to manager their condition on their own.
In her spare time Alex enjoys hiking, football (soccer), surfing and researching.
“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” – Chinese Proverb
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Alex comes with a keen interest in sports and healthier living. During his completion of his Exercise Physiology degree at the University of Sydney he has been involved in football coaching and providing strength and conditioning for youth footballers. Over the course of his studies he has developed an eagerness to guide and empower people of all ages to realise their potential and help them understand the role exercise can have on their longevity.
Alex believes it’s never too late to become stronger and is always aiming to get his clients to have a healthier relationship with exercise in order to achieve their goals and become more independent.
In his spare time you will see Alex on the football field, on the mountain bike trails or on the squash courts.
Bianca has experience working in hospitals managing joint replacements post-operatively in an in-patient and day-therapy rehabilitation setting, alongside treating neurological and musculoskeletal conditions. Working in a private practice setting has also exposed her to managing mental health conditions and intellectual disabilities with a variety of clients.
10 years of competitive gymnastics and 4 years of gymnastics coaching has inspired her to continue making exercise a priority in her life, and to help others to do so too. Bianca likes to take a holistic approach to health and wellbeing and wants to ensure that she continues learning and educating herself to provide the best quality care for clients.
Bianca has no greater enjoyment than seeing individuals reach their goals and unlock their potential.
Bianca’s special interests include: mental health, lower back pain management and diabetes.
Hobbies: reading, bushwalking, spending time at the beach, baking and art (although I am not that great).
Motto: “Change is the end result of all true learning.” ― Leo Buscaglia