Functional Movement, Real Food, Cardiovascular Fitness and Balance Training for Body and Brain Health
Why is BrainFit Exercise Physiology different to other clinical services?
BrainFit Exercise Physiology uses a unique “Low Anxiety” learning framework to create a relaxed learning experience for all participants. This learning framework is called Fiteracy.
BrainFit Exercise Physiology has 4 focus areas to assist with brain health and human movement:
Improving functional movement to assist participants to continue activities of daily life
Increasing knowledge on the benefits of "real food" and decreasing processed foods for brain health
Improving balance as a foundation for whole body strength
Including progressive cardiovascular exercise into your weekly exercise program
BrainFit Gym Opening Hours and Registration Processes The BrainFit Gym is open Tuesdays to Fridays by appointment. Interested participants will be forwarded a BrainFit Registration Form prior to being booked for an initial assessment. The registration process enables participants to determine if the BrainFit programs are the correct programs for their individual needs prior to committing to the cost of an initial assessment.
People with any chronic condition may see an AEP one-on-one for private and individualised exercise testing, prescription counselling and support. Chronic diseases include arthritis, asthma, osteoporosis, COPD, obesity, chronic pain and cardiovascular disease
Type 2 Diabetes Management Exercise Physiology provides programs and advice based on the latest evidence based guidelines for the management of Type 2 Diabetes. Brodie Cambourne Exercise Physiologist has an interest in sustainable weight management and lifestyle programs for people living with Type 2 Diabetes, heart disease and other lifestyle related illness
BrainFit provides exercise advice and programming for musculo-skeletal conditions and injury including cerebral palsy, stroke rehabilitation, gait training and Work Cover injury
We provide exercise advice specific to musculo-skeletal conditions and injuries including rehabilitation post-surgery. Our exercise programs aim to address the mechanical component of injury, retrain functional movement and posture. BrainFit programs also provide education on functional movement so as to assist clients to learn mindfulness with movement to prevent recurrence of injury.
Brodie has been providing exercise programs for brain development and brain health for over 25 years. Her experience in brain development and brain health programs includes working with new born babies through to 100 year old participants. Brodie has experience working with the many neurological conditions with a particular focus on the following 4 conditions: Multiple Sclerosis Parkinson's Disease Stroke Rehabilitation Acquired Brain Injury
Brodie Cambourne is experienced in working with participants who suffer from PTSD, anxiety and depression and understands the need for individual approaches to activities for each client. Exercise program design for mental health issues may include outdoor activities such as Blue Therapy ( water based such as Stand Up Boarding or Kayaking) or Green Therapy (outdoor based). Clients are also invited to use our gym and programs are designed in collaboration with psychologists and mental health support to slowly introduce progressive exposure to group exercise using gym based rehabilitation or outdoor programs, Clients are also linked with online exercise support and monitored via these programs if they chose to exercise independently Read more
BrainFit programs partner with Wooden Eye Stand Up Paddling to provide a water based programs that provide a alternative core strength exercise that can assist with improving posture and balance. It is also a great way to increase your vitamin D and a wonderful exercise for assisting with mindfulness and relaxation for clients who may be living with high stress, PTSD and anxiety.
Wooden Eye Paddling is an Accredited Stand Up Paddling School through Australian Surf Instructors and offers stand up paddling groups and kayaking groups/ SUP and Kayaking is a great Blue Therapy activity and are used to assist with introducing clients to small group exercise programs without being stuck in a small room.
The Fiteracy Mini Education Sessions have been designed to help participants " unlearn" some of the myths around diet and exercise as well as other important health topics such as " how the brain learns" and " looking after your future brain health" Fiteracy Online Video Series are available free for current BrainFit members
The BrainFit Program Activities participants will be involved in are listed below:
Cardiovascular Exercise: Stationary cycling, treadmill, boxercise, walking and aqua-based exercise ( aqua based held at separate venues)
Balance exercises: Balance exercises using various equipment and involving both pelvic stability exercises ( hips/ legs) and upper body stability ( shoulders/ neck). Small group classes available for Falls Prevention Participants
Pilates Reformers exercises: Individual sessions and group sessions for overall strength and posture
Stretching and Floor based strength: Individual sessions and group sessions for overall strength and posture
Metabolic Health Education : education sessions outlining the benefits of eating real food and reducing processed food for brain health