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Covid 19 Update: PT & Nutrition Coaching Now Both Online And In-Person

“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!”

Anthony Gillespie Professional Personal Trainer Brisbane

The Why Of Best Practice Revisited……

There is no doubt that Covid 19 has impacted us all in some way or another. No one is unscathed. Some of the changes have been actually good, as we learn to think differently using our ability to adapt. But some of the fallout has clearly not been good, as I consider those who have had businesses devastated and literally livelihoods taken away. We should also not forget to mention of course, all those who have lost their lives. I figured it was time to share some thoughts of mine as I reassess my life, my business and my future in this world we find ourselves. Best Practice started pretty much off the cuff back in 2005. When I say ‘off the cuff’ it is because there wasn’t a lot of business planning per se. It was more like, “I want to be fit, healthy and robust for the rest of my life and I reckon others do too. If I help others I am more likely to stay on that path myself” That was it, that was the inspiration. I guess it was kind of selfish when you get down to it, but putting self interest aside I have always been a natural coach and helping others something that I was drawn to. Besides the aforementioned motivation, I had studied all aspects of human performance including, exercise science, coaching, nutrition, physiology, anatomy, motor learning, biomechanics and psychology across 3 university degrees. But despite all that, I was still wanting to know more. You see, this whole field was super […]

What I see wrong with 99% of group training

So before I begin my hatchet job on group training, let me just list what I think is great about it first. I don’t want you to think I am a doomsayer or a negative Nellie. My name is Anthony though, which means it would be something like Antagonistic Anthony. Group training fosters community. It encourages participation because you don’t want to let the group down, when you may have no qualms about letting yourself down. Weird I know. It’s social. We are social animals so it fits. There’s safety in numbers. Some of our clients prefer it because you can hide a little. Now that may be a reason that it isn’t great, but let’s face it, not everyone wants every single movement scrutinised. That’s a lot of pressure! Friendly competition. Now this one is a double edged sword because a little can be so good as progress can be faster when we push our boundaries but the downside….. well this is a great segue way in to what I see wrong with most group training these days. Now imagine this. You are an ex athlete and pretty darn fit in a previous life. You have a competitive nature but it has waned a little. You have matured and feel that now it’s more about feeling good from exercise and making slow but steady progress. You turn up to a group that is full of highly competitive types. In fact the training methodology has a formal world wide competition that the local group has been carved from. The movements […]