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This is a four minute video of the gym in full swing taken with a drone. I was praying that we didn’t hit one of our members! Since this was taken we have installed new grass, hip thruster, fans and included a shop but the vibe remains!

From 135kg to 90kg

Steve Thompson’s story After requests for real life examples of success we offer the following. It’s a long article but worth the read. We see this all too often. If you are in this position and need a push then have a chat with me, Coby Williams, and I’ll point you in the right direction.…

Recovery from a broken hip

This is one of Impact’s valued members. John broke his hip and used training to mentally & physically overcome his injury one step at a time. Fantastic story

Quick Vegetarian Pizza

This is one of our favourite go to quick and easy light meals. Medium Pizza base from Coles. Tablespoon and a half of Pizza Sce, Steamed vegetables (Mushrooms, Pumpkin, Sweet Potato, Capsicum, Zucchini. (We start the week with par steaming a bunch of veggies and store them in the fridge and make many great QUICK…

Technique – Hip Thruster

Hip Thruster Machine use. The “Glutes” is a slang abbreviation that refers collectively to the gluteal muscles, especially the gluteus maximus. These muscles make up the buttocks. Impact now has a purpose built Hip Thruster machine after seeing many members undertaking this exercise using less than safe or ideal alternatives. The Hip Thruster is a…

Technique: The Romanian Dead Lift

Coby Williams and Naomi Glover show how to do a Romanian Dead lift. (Also know as a stiff legged dead lift) Both Coby and Naomi were very keen to do this short video because they often see members doing this incorrectly. This is a great exercise but if not done properly using the correct technique…

Let’s talk about Protein Supplements

With so many supplements on the market it’s hard to know what types will benefit you. Protein plays a crucial role in muscle repair so adding it to your supplement line up is important. Here Mike D breaks down some of the different types of protein. These are available at Impact Strength & Fitness and…

How to get heavy DB’s up to do a chest press

Coby demonstrates his technique on how to lift heavier DB’s up in a pressing movement. Having the right technique when lifting weights is important, and more so as you start lifting heavier . Following is a short video that I hope gives you some tips on correct lifting practises to avoid unnecessary injury. It certainly…

4 tips to surviving Easter

Easter can be a hard time to navigate if you are on a healthy journey. Here are a 4 tips to help get you through. 1. Make the decision if you are going to eat chocolate or not….. 2. If the decision is YES…. (think again)…….. No, if it is yes then decide how much…

Why Mindsets Matter

There are two types on mindsets: Fixed Mindset: People with a fixed mindset believe that these qualities are inborn, fixed, and unchangeable. Growth Mindset: Those with a growth mindset, on the other hand, believe that these abilities can be developed and strengthened by way of commitment and hard work. Your mindset plays a critical role in…

Hip mobility and why it’s left to the side….

Some pains are not what (or better yet, where) they seem. For instance, low back pain must be due to a problem in the low back, right? And what about knee pain – surely there’s something wrong with the knee that can only be cured by knee surgery, right? While sometimes those observations are correct,…

Amino Acid Basics

Amino acids are the basis of protein. They essentially are protein broken down to their most basic form or molecules. The proteins that make up our muscles are in a constant state of turnover; as old proteins breakdown, we produce new proteins to take their place. When the number of proteins being created exceeds the number of…