What is an Exercise Physiologist?
An Exercise Physiologist (EP) is a University qualified Allied Health Professional who has completed a minimum 4-year Bachelor degree. Our EP’s are also Accredited by the national body known as ESSA (Exercise Sports Science Australia).
Accredited Exercise Physiologists specialise in clinical exercise prescription for special health risk populations. These people may currently have or be at risk of developing medical conditions and injuries. The interventions from Exercise Physiologists are exercise based, with the aim of improving function and quality of life.
Exercise Physiologists offer:
- Physical rehabilitation
- Behavioural coaching
- Education around health and exercise
- Safe and effective exercise prescription with consideration of any underlying conditions
Our EP’s goals are to prevent or manage acute, sub- acute or chronic disease or injury, and assist in restoring one’s optimal physical function, health, or wellness
Accredited exercise physiologists do not provide invasive services, diagnosis, joint manipulation, or manual therapies.
Why would you see an EP?
There are many reasons you could benefit from working with our EPs.
Following diagnosis and referral, our EPs can assist in the management of the following conditions:
- Cardiovascular disease
- Pulmonary disease
- Neurological disease
- Musculoskeletal disease (including arthritis, osteoporosis/osteopenia, acute and/or chronic musculoskeletal issues)
- Depression and other mental health conditions
Our EPs are also qualified to assist in
- Assessments of functional capacity
- Advice on lifestyle modification to improve health status
- Exercise prescriptions following injury
- Exercise prescriptions for pre and post-surgery.
Services offered by our EPs
- Medicare EPC
- Private patients
Our private studio setting is the perfect midpoint between a small clinical setting like a Physiotherapy practice, and the hustle and bustle of a commercial gym. We have all the space and equipment of a large gym but operate under appointment only, so you always have the comfort of small numbers on site.
If you would like to hear more about any of our EP programs, please fill out the enquiry form here and we will be in touch very shortly.
5 simple keys to your success
Avoid the crowds
Gyms in Newcastle can become very crowded, especially in peak times. In our private personal training studio, there are never more than a handful of fitness trainers running 1-on-1 sessions at a time. Even the group fitness sessions are limited to small numbers and there is usually no contracts.
Good Personal Trainers work closely with their clients to achieve outstanding results. Working within a private studio means that there are no distractions and full focus can be given to you. Wellfit’s fitness professionals will never stop to talk to their friends or watch tv during your workout. Full attention is given to the client at all times.
Trainers who care
WellFit’s Personal Trainers know what they’re doing. We only hire fully qualified & experienced trainers who have helped people achieve outstanding rapid weight loss & fitness results in the past. Our focus is you, not pumping through sessions for a higher commision like some commercial gyms.
Monitor your results!
Because private fitness studios have less clients, they are able to put more time in, & pay more attention to, their clients. Private fitness trainers are also able to keep a close eye on your progress so that you never lose sight of your weight loss & fitness goals.
Confidence & Self-Esteem are often overlooked by fitness ‘professionals’ when dealing with clients. However, these two factors are actually the key to achieving long-term success for your body. In a private personal training environment, you don’t have to be self-conscious about who is watching you workout or what you look like on the treadmill.