Do you practice what you preach and love it? We do!

As Exercise Physiologists it’s our job to help others find the most suitable type of exercise for them. But the team at Longevity are in this industry because we LOVE exercise.

Our team are involved in all different types of exercise:

  • Team sports including: Netball, AFL, Soccer, touch footy
  • Running
  • Power-lifting
  • Resistance training
  • Aerobic training

I reached out to some of the team to give you an exclusive insight to their exercise regimes.

Annie

What kind of exercise do you do?

I do strength training 2-3 times a week and play Oz tag, 6 a side and 11 a side soccer 3 nights a week. On my off days I love a good sprint session!

Why do you enjoy your exercise?

I love the feeling of being strong and that I can lift weights I’ve never been able to lift. It is also a huge adrenaline rush! Since childhood I’ve always been heavily into sports, and that has continued into my adult life. I feel like you’re getting a good workout without having to think about it!

How has your exercise regime changed as you’ve gotten older?

Yes and no. Sport has been a constant for me. I would feel lost without it. Strength training has been the last couple of years as I really felt it was something I was missing. I’ve absolutely fallen in love with it.

 

Guy

What kind of exercise do you do?

Resistance training & aerobic training

Why do you enjoy your exercise?

It builds muscle, joint strength, cardiovascular strength, it’s enjoyable pushing myself and getting pumped up, makes me feel good afterwards and makes me feel confident.

How has your exercise regime changed as you’ve gotten older?

For the past few years I was training for and competing in powerlifting. After I competed in the National Championships in October 2022, I felt less motivation to focus on this anymore. This lead me to change my training to find a way to enjoy it again while still working hard. Now I focus more on hypertrophy and high volume training with two aerobic sessions per week. One day is a high intensity day working on maximal anaerobic and aerobic output and the other is a low steady state aerobic workout. This mixture allows for my neurological system to recover to accomodate for the 4 resistance training sessions I complete per week.

 

Grayson 

What kind of exercise do you do?

I train for soccer 2 times per week, and complete a strength and conditioning program three times a week designed by one of our Longevity team members, Andrew.

Why do you enjoy your exercise?

Team sports have always been my bread and butter. I absolutely thrive and love the camaraderie with my soccer team. The difference not only for my physical health, but my mental health after a training session is incomparable. The soccer training sessions and games also keep me accountable – it gives me motivation to show up and exercise, not just for me but my teammates too.

How has your exercise regime changed as you’ve gotten older?

When I was younger, I think I was usually juggling 3 to 4 different sports and their trainings during the week. Now that I’m older I’ve started incorporating the strength and conditioning training so that I can perform better in soccer and stay injury free. After 2 ACL surgeries and starting a job where I need to be mobile – staying injury free is very important.

We understand the benefits of different types of exercise – so we aim to practice what we preach and do the best exercise for ourselves!

If you’re looking for an exercise program to improve your strength & skills for the activities you love doing or want to reduce your injury risk, give Longevity Exercise Physiology Drummoyne, EdgecliffMarrickvilleCastle Hill, RandwickPymbleKingsgroveNeutral Bay, Coburg – Melbourne, and Barrie, Ontario – Canada a call on 1300 964 002 to book in today!