Age is no barrier - Train With Purpose

Here at Team Momentum we have clients of all ages and fitness levels, people with specific sport based training goals, and people who train for an event or just to be healthy, fit and strong.

Take Terrona for example - in her 60's (I know she wont mind us saying this as she is Clare's mum!) - and in the midst of trekking the Camino de Santiago - known also as The Way of St James. This "walk" is approx 800km, broken up in to sections (see example above). You walk, then rest, eat and sleep in special accommodation houses called auberges - meeting, walking, sharing food and wine with your fellow "pilgrims" along the way.

"The Camino offers many things to many people, each comes on the journey with their own  motivations – but all are united by the common goal of reaching Santiago. For centuries the Camino de Santiago has been a great teacher and leveller, all those who travel it’s path connect with simplicity and are changed in some way, great or small."

If you have a goal for your training, if you want to know how YOU could prepare yourself and complete such a walk, or any activity/event/sport then get in touch with us. We can build your strength and fitness from any base, no matter what your fitness level or age. There are no barriers to achieving your goals. Train with Purpose. Train with Direction. Get in touch now!

If you want to keep up with Terrona and follow her journey - simply follow her on Facebook "Terrona Ramsay" - easy to find with such a unique name. 

Suspension Training at Momentum

Did you know that you are able to do an entire workout on the suspension equipment? Abs, arms, back, glutes, hammies, whatever it is you can do it. Suspension training optimises your body weights potential and can be modified to be as easy or as hard as you like. It aids with recovery and can help you build a VERY strong core. Want to know more or see how we integrate suspension training in to our sessions? come and try it out - register for your 6 day trial.  

Viking athletes doing their thing at Momentum

Thanks Jelly for giving us a highlight of what our Vikings athletes get up to each week with their Strength & Conditioning program at Momentum. S&C is crucial for all to build power and strength. It is even more crucial for athletes and in particular sprinters as they require more lean muscle to generate explosive power to run faster! Some other great benefits of strength and conditioning in relation to improving your running - sprinting or endurance:

  • Helps to build lean muscle
  • Aids in injury prevention
  • Improves body composition (decreased body fat)
  • Helps to improve force production and explosiveness

Want to know more about training at Momentum? too easy - check out our options here

Introducing Crystal - Massage is back!!

You may know Crystal - our Team Momentum yoga guru. But what you may not know is that she is also a really really really good massage therapist. We are happy to announce that you can now book a massage at Momentum with Crystal - when? starting Monday 21st August you will be able to book in on Monday (2pm - 5pm) or Saturday (8am - 12pm).

Crystal is trained in traditional Thai Massage as well as Myo-Fascial Release. If you're feeling sore, have a niggling injury, or want to simply increase your mobility Crystal will work with you to find a solution for your body. Check out Crystal's bio here and to book just message our Page or contact Crystal on 0434 765 601 / results@momentumsports.com.au. 

Manning Up to dominate the Kokoda Trail

A big congrats goes out to Greg Scott who has just completed the ultimate endurance challenge in the Kokoda Trail. Greg began his Man Up journey in 2014 and since then has worked hard to improve his health, his fitness and his mental toughness to be able to complete this epic adventure. 

In Greg's own words..... "It's relentless, the hardest thing I've ever done. Its unbelievable how tough it is. Man Up and lets go for it" - this says it all. Respect for the soldiers who lived this trail all those years ago and respect to Greg for getting it done. This is the perfect way to continue to remember all who sacrificed on the Kokoda Track. If youre interested in seeing how you can achieve a challenge like this, get in touch - start your Man Up Journey now.  

Ever wondered what we do in Yoga and why??

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Recovery is important especially when you train hard during the week. Yoga, stretching, massage, meditation, surfing, whatever it is, ensure that you do it and do it regularly to keep your body free and ready to go each week. Yoga not only stretches the body it promotes strength and correct breathing techniques. You also get to practise with the awesome Crystal and learn new moves like the one above. Looks harder than it is :) - its amazing what the body can do. Come along to Momentum yoga - you will love it.  

Team Momentum Physio off to London with the Aussie Para Team

WOW! thats a kit. Congrats and best of luck to our resident physio Gregg Fyffe who is off to London with the Australian team for the 2017 World Para Athletics Championships. The Aussie team has 37 athletes in total competing. The Aussies managed to win a whopping 26 medals in the Rio Paralympics - 3 Gold, 9 Silver and 14 Bronze. Lets hope they can do this again in London!

The 2017 World Para Athletics Championships will run from 14th to the 23rd of July taking place at the London Olympic Stadium. Gregg and the athletes will be heading over this Friday. Congratulations to Gregg for getting the gig to support such a successful team, and we wish all of the athletes and you great success in London. Never fear, Gregg will be back on deck at Momentum from 25th July! 

21 Day Shred - Body Fat lost, Fitness times smashed

Congrats to all of our men and women who completed the 21 Day Shred. With a combined focus on nutrition and training we saw some amazing results. Take the above for example, one of our new men Brad managed to drop 7kg over the 21 days as well as to take his fitness test time from 21 mins 47 seconds to 17mins flat - smashing more than 4 minutes off his time.

We don't stop here, work has begun this week on our next training phase - 6 Week Prime Movers. During the next 6 weeks we aim to build the bodies 4 prime movement patterns which must be strong for us to function smoothly - these are movements we use everyday and are the cornerstones to functional human movement:
1. Squat
2. Bend (deadlift)
3. Push (bench,push up…), and
4. Pull (haha stop it… pull up, row)
These 4 movements are the foundations of this training phase - add to this our conditioning and accessory core and activation work and you have a good idea of what our clients expect to gain over the next 6 weeks.

Want to know more?, or join us in this next training phase? sign up now for your free 6 day trial - click here