• Inactivity can be Risky

    22nd June, 2022 | by Victoria Gill

    Inactivity can be Risky By the time we reach 50, the likelihood that we will have some health/body challenge which will respond to exercise increases significantly. It may take the shape of a chronic condition, for example Type 2 Diabetes, heart dysfunction, osteoporosis, arthritis, COPD, cancer, or it may come under the heading of biomechanical… Read more »

  • A Green Apple a Day

    1st June, 2022 | by Victoria Gill

    A Green Apple a Day… “What is it that you do here? The other day I was asked this question by one of the patients referred to us by a local doctor.  I had to explain that, no, we were not an “over-50 gym” even though many of our members are over 50. I explained… Read more »

  • Why do we need strength training?

    11th May, 2022 | by Victoria Gill

    One of my clients, John, had retired at 65 and felt driven to come and talk about his exercise needs because of something that had happened to him. John had lived the life of a very busy executive for 40 years with most of them spent sitting in a chair somewhere in the world. On… Read more »

  • Social Benefits of Exercising With Others

    14th April, 2022 | by Victoria Gill

    Research tells us that if you are regularly participating in exercise around like-minded people you will have better physical wellness, mental health and emotional well-being. At the Green Apple the social interaction plays a huge part in the results people can get just from being in the same area of the Centre, or in the… Read more »

  • To Fuel or not to Fuel That is the question!

    21st March, 2022 | by Victoria Gill

    World events leading to a significant fuel crisis and the escalating costs of petrol and diesel had me thinking about potential alternatives and also health-benefitting opportunities. One question I have asked myself is how can members continue to come to Green Apple without burning a hole in their pocket. And I came up with an… Read more »

  • Have You Tailored Your Diet Based on Your Age?

    21st February, 2022 | by Victoria Gill

    Just as our body has special needs in relation to our exercise, based on what decade we are in, our body also needs dietary modifications as we age. There is a lot written about exercise for “older adults”, “over 65s”, “seniors” but gaining a really good understanding of what foods we should include in our… Read more »

  • Four Steps to Boosting Your Immune System

    25th January, 2022 | by Victoria Gill

    If there is one major change in society currently it is our awareness of picking up “germs”.  Germs are tiny little body-invaders that can cause sickness and disease. Germs can be bacteria, viruses, fungi or protozoa and they love making a home in our body through any entry portal they can find.  Viruses like COVID… Read more »

  • The Weekly Bite – Tuesday January 4, 2022 – Issue 2445

    4th January, 2022 | by Victoria Gill

    Hi All First and foremost let’s cover the necessary updated “house-keeping” so we are all on the same page regarding keeping each other COVID-safe and our whole Green Apple environment as protected as possible. We know the virus is everywhere at present and that we are all vaccinated, and hopefully had the booster, so we… Read more »

  • Water Exercise Before and After Surgery

    18th November, 2021 | by Victoria Gill

    Let me confess, before I tell you about the wonderful benefits of using water for exercise purposes, I am definitely not a water-baby!  Unlike many people who have grown up on the coastline of Australia, I don’t even consider water as a “fun” recreational activity. Perhaps the fact that I nearly drowned as a toddler… Read more »

  • The Magic of Fascia and Biotensegrity

    6th September, 2021 | by Victoria Gill

    FASCIA wends and winds it’s way throughout all of our body and yet it is seldom mentioned as an important part of our anatomy, or seen as functionally essential in many medical fields. In fact some people have never heard of it and when you mention the word “fascia”,  they say “what’s that??” I became… Read more »