3 million Australians are living with anxiety or depression
Mental health is gripping Australia with both hands. It has been one of the hardest areas for our community to talk about, yet it becomes one of the most important conversations of our generation. The difficulty comes from the fact that each case and each individual.. is just that! An individual!
If you are seeking help to manage anxious thoughts or just find it difficult to enjoy things you used to.
Exercise may be a strategy you haven’t tried to help your mental health. We know from recent research that participating in regular exercise changes the structure and function of your brain. This helps to reduce stress, clear your head, and release hormones which work in your favour.
If exercise is yet to be a part of your day, try perform a 15-20 minute walk, jog or cycle outside. If you are after a challenge go for a bushwalk and emerse yourself in the kuring-gai national park just on our doorstep. Better yet get a friend involved and make it a regular weekly event, with Spring just around the corner get out and experience the new growth in the tress and yourself.
An exercise Physiologist is trained to provide the most individualised exercise regime to be challenging yet achievable. This has been shown to be the best in increasing confidence, self esteem and general wellbeing.
Do you suffer from anxiety, depression or other mental health condition?
15% Adults do
13% Children & Young people do
Suicide is the leading cause of death in young people, with boys seeking less help than girls
Over 75% of mental health problems occur before the age of 25
Book now with one of our EP’s!
Gwen EstigoyExercise Physiologist
Alex BateExercise Physiologist
Deb EvenissExercise Physiologist
Alex has worked as an exercise physiologist for nearly a decade in a number of private practices, seeing patients across a wide spectrum of physical abilities and exercise needs.After moving to Dynamic Motion, Alex spent time developing our exercise physiology services and building our seniors exercise class program.
He has previously been involved in a research team at University of Sydney which specialised in high-intensity exercise in older populations and people with chronic disease, where he ran a clinical trial examining resistance exercise in pre-diabetes and depression. His clinical background largely covers athletic strength and conditioning, particularly weight training; exercise in older individuals; and exercise for chronic conditions, particularly cardiometabolic conditions such as diabetes and heart disease.
He believes you’re never too old to exercise, and that keeping a habit of strength training is crucial for healthy ageing and adding life to years, as well as years to life. He is passionate about teaching people to do this safely, in a way that suits their circumstances and preferences, while addressing any specific health issues they may have.
For recreation Alex enjoys staying active by training for powerlifting, muay thai, recreational mountain biking, and exploring the Sydney outdoors with bushwalking and scuba diving.
Deb began her health and fitness career working as a personal trainer after obtaining her Certificate III and IV in Fitness. Here she developed a keen interest in healthy aging, falls prevention and cancer and exercise. Deb then decided to further her knowledge and experience by further study and becoming an exercise physiologist.
Deb has a keen interest in helping those with cancer, neurological conditions such as MS, HD, PD and stroke and brain injury survivors. More recently she has been researching and treating fatigue conditions including Long Covid, ME/CFS, POTS and EDS. Deb strongly believes that “movement is medicine” and wants to help people enjoy all that safe and healthy movement can bring.
In her spare time Deb is heavily involved in parkrun, soccer, trail running, hiking, kayaking and raising two very busy teenagers.