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Are You Stressed and Trying to Lose Weight?

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 | By Annette Shepherd
If you’re stressed and trying to lose weight, check this out! It’s something a little personal but something you need to see to understand the various forms of stress and how you may also be affected. Have a look at the image below. That's me. The photo on the left was taken just before a blood test where we needed to elevate my bodies stress response, the photo on ..

How to Identify Trustworthy Health and Fitness Advice

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 | By Annette Shepherd
What your body responds best to is determined by many factors. Factors such as stress, your gut health, inflammatory foods, weak muscles, tight muscles, old injuries, your posture, mindset...this list can go on and on. 10 years ago just before I became a personal trainer I used to go to the gym with my favourite fitness magazine and do the workouts the fit toned models were doin ..

Lessons by the Bar - Part 1: Spirituality & Me

Saturday, June 16, 2018 | By Annette Shepherd
Welcome to "Lessons by the Bar", a seven part series of life experiences and lessons that have shaped Annette into the coach she is today. Spirituality & Me I thought I'd kick off my "Lessons by the Bar" series with a blog on Spirituality, what it means to me and how I now view it as I've had a pretty full on experience when it comes to religion, faith and god, the univ ..

What is Applied Muscle Testing and how does it Work?

Saturday, June 02, 2018 | By Annette Shepherd
Applied Muscle Testing (AMT) is a bio-reflective analysis that looks at energy patterns in the body. Applied Muscle Testing is best known for its effectiveness in identifying and working from the root cause of whatever is causing the body some form of dis-ease. We like to refer to it as the sniper approach toward reaching your health and fitness goals faster, rather than the shot gun approach, ..

What To Do When Scales Become Your Enemy

Monday, May 21, 2018 | By Annette Shepherd
Ok, so you're longing to see progress, I get it. I really do. I've been there too. You're training hard, eating pretty well and you're jumping on the scales every single day. When they drop you feel amazing and when they go up you feel like throwing in the towel and you start the yoyo cycle of dieting. Here's the thing though, the scales are keeping you a slave to the l ..

Too Time Poor to Eat Well or Train? Here's Our Top 10 Tips!

Friday, March 23, 2018 | By Annette Shepherd
Life is busy, we get it. Once upon a time you had all the time in the world to be active and you had the energy to keep up with it all too. But now you work long hours, you have a world of stress on your shoulders and most of the hours in your day are taken up worrying about everyone else but yourself. You may have also noticed the things that used to keep you trim and feeling great aren' ..

Our Clients Have Been Raving About Us Since 2010!

Friday, March 16, 2018 | By Annette Shepherd
HERE'S A BLAST FROM THE PAST! A short promo video for the Fenix Transformation Challenge back in 2010. For us, this is where our experience in running 12 week challenges started and boy oh boy have we learnt a lot since then! Featuring Lilydale Personal Trainers Matt and Annette along with 4 of our clients, one of them still trains with us today! In 2016 Annette began wo ..

Inspirational People: Simone and Lola - No Barriers

Monday, March 12, 2018 | By Annette Shepherd
Week in, week out these two lovely souls grace our studio to train together. It hasn't always been this way though. February 2018 marked Simone's 8th year training with Assist PT (back when we were known as Body Blitz Health & Fitness). She had been suffering with MS (Multiple Sclerosis) for 14 years and her flare ups often left her partially paralysed for many weeks and unable to ..


Our Results

In 12 weeks Jai achieved more than what he had set out for....a whopping 9.3kg heavier! Lean Mass went from 78.6kg up to 85.3kg Increased chest circumference by 13.5cm Increased shoulder ..