Gym Bowen Hills | Personal Trainer Brisbane | Group Fitness Classes

Covid 19 Update: We are now coaching both online and in-person at the YMCA Bowen Hills!

“For those who are finally ready to gain energy, lose unwanted fat and or just simply feel better. In these difficult times there is nothing more important than looking after yourself. We will coach you to new life-long habits” 

Kay Herse

“Best Practice has been able to transition me to online training so smoothly. What follows is my feelings about Best Practice whether we are working face to face, like we did pre Covid 19 and also now! The Best Practice approach is professional and motivating and incorporates very high levels of expertise in the fitness area. All the team are very knowledgeable about the mechanics of the body and they have devised a program for me that eliminated a significant neck problem that many visits to a physiotherapist had not achieved”

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Dom Harper

“My goal when I joined BP was to “not die young” and I figured the path to achieving that was to regain an enjoyment for participating in physical activities. Any previous gym I had been to I felt like just another number, a “sheep in the crowd” but with Best Practices intimate and personal gym and class sizes I feel part of a community….”

Terri Macchion

“Anthony and the team at Best Practice made it so easy for me to start doing exercise activity after many years of doing nothing at all. I now have much more energy, feeling healthier, more flexible and I can see my body changing over time. They get my highest recommendation. And they are still helping as normal but now all online. They haven’t missed a beat!”

11/08/2020

Energy and Injury Management in the age of Covid 19

At the tender age of 54 this subject becomes more and more important to me with each passing year. You don’t get to this age with out some lingering memories of exercise gone wrong. I am talking here about old injuries, which can be a big limiting factor when it comes to either getting back in to a good exercise routine or maintaining one. As with all things, it usually comes back to how you look at it. The mind can either help you get around this or allow you to use it as an excuse to not do anything. I find the trick with this challenge is to go back to a process focus and forget about the end point. When you stay transfixed on what you ‘used to be able to do’ or have unrealistic expectations about your results, you are setting yourself up for failure. It really comes down to the age old principle of starting small and then building slowly but surely. If you keep to the task and deliver on the action, pretty soon you will arrive at a better place. It’s hard to do rehabilitation exercises for example (this is me!) when all you really want to do is start lifting heavy weights again. But you just gotta do it first and know where you are at, not where you might want to be in some far off future or past (glory days!) So what about energy? How do we manage that when there is just so much that can eat away it? The […]
11/08/2020

What are you waiting for?

This is a question that often perplexes me when it comes to seeing (or not seeing as the case may be) people take action on the most important thing one can do, bar none. It is hard I know because why would you want to invest in something that takes a reasonable length of time to show a return on investment? It is a world of, I want it now! When you buy a new car, you get the instant feedback on that new car smell and that pleasing shiny look as it sits parked in your driveway. Not so when it comes to health and fitness. You pay, then you work which are two relatively painful things. Although I would say that when fitness training is done right, you should walk out the door of the gym feeling better than when you came in. You should not be exhausted, injured or wishing you stayed in bed. In reality, it is far easier to keep your head down and not really look at what is happening. This is why I say, ”awareness” is your very first step on the journey to better health. I guess if you understand the importance of investing your finances then the principle for improving your health and fitness is exactly the same. Often people will come to us after years of not ever weighing themselves or looking in to a full length mirror or observing the changing shape of their image in photos over the years. I mean it is easy to write off these […]