Longevity Personal Training and Exercise Physiology Edgecliff, Lindfield, Marrickville and Randwick have Accredited Exercise Physiologists and Exercise Scientists servicing a wide range of people for differing purposes.


Many of us will look at training for specific goals throughout our lifetime. These can include certain physical goals such as weight loss, increase muscle mass, improve our cardiovascular endurance or improve our overall health. We can also train to improve our performance for specific sports and even to win competitions.


In today’s blog, we are going to discuss why seeing an Exercise Physiologist for your training provides many benefits.

Who are Exercise Physiologists?

Exercise Physiologists are dual qualified through the governing body, Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) as Exercise Physiologists and Exercise Scientists. Click here to learn more about ESSA.

Exercise Physiologists:

‘AEPs are university qualified allied health professionals equipped with the knowledge, skills and competencies to design, deliver and evaluate safe and effective exercise interventions for people with acute, sub-acute or chronic medical conditions, injuries or disabilities. Pathology domains covered by the services of AEPs include cardiovascular, metabolic, neurological, musculoskeletal, cancers, kidney, respiratory / pulmonary and mental health, and any other conditions for which there is evidence that exercise can improve the client’s clinical status.’ https://www.essa.org.au/Public/Consumer_Information/What_is_an_Accredited_Exercise_Physiologist_.aspx


Exercise Scientist’s:

‘AES are professionals with high level training in exercise and sports science. At a minimum they hold a Bachelor degree that meets the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) Level 7 requirements*.This equips the AES with the knowledge and skills to apply the science of exercise to develop interventions that improve health, fitness, well being, performance, and that assist in the prevention of chronic conditions.’


What do Exercise Physiologists do?

Many Exercise Physiologists don’t just spend their time treating conditions or injuries, but also use their knowledge and experience to train individuals for specific goals.

Exercise Physiologists can be found in sporting organisations, gyms, hospitals, and even community programs for their expertise in training these populations. As we are specialists in prescribing exercise programs, we use these to achieve muscular strength, power, endurance and size or aid in weight loss and even improve your cardiovascular fitness. We can optimise our programs for achieving everyday goals or sport specific programs.

As previously stated in our 7 reasons to train with an Exercise Physiologist blog and the fact that we are Allied Health Professionals means that choosing us for your training also greatly improves your safety. With our qualifications, we are able to ensure your training is safe and can manage and improve any injury you have or may have had in the past. We do this through high level prescription, providing you with up to date education, effective injury prevention programming and the understanding of physiology.


If you’re looking at starting training and need help with your goals or are already an athlete and need to prepare for a certain event, Longevity has a number of Accredited Exercise Physiologists available at our Edgecliff, Lindfield, Randwick and Marrickville locations. You can get in contact with the Longevity team on 1300 964 002.


Written by Dylan Furey