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10 Health Myths Busted

There are many myths in all media justifying the consumption of almost any food or drink. Let’s look at some of those myths. Red wine is good for your heart There are definite pros and cons to drinking red wine. It is common knowledge that excessive alcohol consumption is associated with liver disease and for […]

The Glycaemic Index

Unlike many diet plans that you come across, low Glycaemic Index (GI) is not a fad and there are no medical journal articles or scientific studies that say it isn’t a healthy dietary concept. Eating low GI carbohydrates is a key nutrition message that goes hand-in-hand with other healthy eating guidelines such as eat less […]

Client Story – Sarah McKenzie

Last year I became a client of Personal Best.  At 147Kg I had to make a very difficult, yet essential decision:  change my life or eat my way to an early grave.   Making this decision was not the most difficult part of my journey.  Sticking to my plans and continuing with my program was […]

Client Story – Simon Smith

During the later part of 2009 I became conscious of the fact that I needed to address my health needs. Working as a nurse and having different shifts all the time, with resultant poor eating choices and virtually no regular exercise, I found myself to be stressed, lacking energy and looking rather dull. Plus, being […]

Client Story – Sarah Hunter

I spent just over two years training at Personal Best and it was one of the best investments I could have made.  The only reason for leaving was my relocation overseas, and my twice weekly personal training sessions are now sorely missed. My reason for signing up initially was to tone up and lose a […]

Client Story – Sally Lambourne

Five months ago I contacted “Personal Best”. I knew it was time try something new to improve my health and wellbeing – I had just turned 40, I was unfit and overweight and I had found it really hard to get back into exercising – something I’ve done on and off with differing levels of […]

Client Story – Peter Richards

I have never been a ‘gym’ or a naturally athletic person.  When I was younger, being tall and pencil thin, physical fitness was not a major issue and I accepted the fact that I struggled to do one push-up.   After I turned 34, my waistline (in inches) began to match my age, so in […]

Client Story – Natalie Sproule

For the past two years, I hadn’t exercised or played any sport, was unfit, overweight and had been put on blood pressure medication. Although this still didn’t make me realize that I needed to make a change in my lifestyle, this came at the beginning of this year when I tipped the scales of 90kg. […]

Client Story – Nat Scalia

“It is 6.30 am and it is December, 2002.  I am nervous, scared and excited all at once.  I am about to swim 300 m  in the murky waters of the Pulmistone Passage – salty, cold, crowded with other feet and arms, in the Bribie Triathlon.  I am part of a team in a beginner […]

Client Story – Moira McDade

18 months ago I became a client of Personal Best. My initial goals were to lose some weight and improve a physical problem, resulting from a knee injury. Within 4 months I had achieved my desired weight loss in time to feel good about myself and my image at my 50th birthday party. During the […]