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Personal Training with Exercise Physiologists

Do you want to exercise but feel you are limited by your pain, injury, niggles, weight, age, or a health condition?  Do you need another level of care to what a standard personal trainer, group exercise class, or pilates class can offer?

At Optimal Health all personal training is delivered by our exercise physiologists. Our deep understanding of the complexities of pain, medical conditions, and exercise science allow us to formulate an exercise plan which will help you achieve your specific goals.

Our Exercise Physiologists can help you:

  • Exercise in an all-inclusive, non-intimidating environment
  • Decrease your pain and increase your function
  • Achieve and maintain your goals, even when life gets busy
  • Get active, no matter what shape you are in
  • Galvanise your body against future injury
  • Build strength and confidence in your body
  • Eliminate injuries, pain, and niggles
  • Cut through the confusion – learn what to do, and how to do it
  • Achieve your specific goals e.g. playing with your grandkids, preparing for travel adventures or leisure activities.

Whatever your current level of ability, we will assist you in achieving your goals. Work with a Masters qualified exercise professional to help you lose fat and gain muscle, and increase your strength, cardiorespiratory fitness and flexibility/mobility. Depending on your goals, we can utilise a huge range of training methods and techniques from weight training, pilates, metabolic circuits, high intensity interval training (HIIT), bodyweight training with minimal equipment, kettlebells, calisthenics, gymnastics….the list goes on.

Do you want to be able to enjoy your older years with good health? Do you want to continue to live to your full potential, travel, and have fun with your loved ones? Do you want to have peace of mind that you’re doing the best you can to invest in your body?

Research has proven that exercise, at the correct intensity and duration, is the single most multifactorial health intervention possible. Our Exercise Physiologists will prescribe joint-safe, pain-free exercises and progress you at a pace at which you feel comfortable. We ensure that exercise is suitable for your age, level of fitness, ability, and takes into account any injuries, pain, or health conditions you may have. We will prescribe targeted strength, mobility, and aerobic exercise, and provide you with direction and support so you can regain control of your health. The result is that you’ll not just add years to your life, but life to your years. 

We can help you to optimise your health by:

  • Reducing your blood pressure and cholesterol levels
  • Helping you reach and maintain a healthy weight
  • Treating and providing symptom relief from arthritis
  • Managing or preventing heart disease, cancertype 2 diabetes, and osteoporosis
  • Strengthening your bones 
  • Prolonging your independence, allowing you to live your ideal life
  • Improving cognition and brain function through exercise
  • Reducing health related medical costs
  • Reducing reliance on medications
  • Helping you feel more energetic, confident and happy 
  • Helping you sleep better
  • Improving your posture 

“I started with Optimal Health because I hoped to get more sustainable results than I had achieved through personal trainers (PTs). I had a desire in my senior years to maintain fitness, strength, mobility and enjoyment, but without the continuous run of injuries that characterised my time with PTs.

I have not been disappointed in any way. There has not been a single injury that can be attributed to the Optimal Health program. The staff are so highly trained and have a deep understanding of the physiology of the body, combined with a highly-evolved skill to make the exercise specific to the particular individual, meaning that real progress is made.

One interesting thing is that it is not necessary to do the intense grunt work that the PTs had me doing, for long periods, with sweat pouring out and leaving me exhausted. Sam at Optimal Health gives me very well chosen exercises that are closely supervised to make sure that the right muscles are being engaged and the set-up is correct.

Done very well for a short period of time is much more beneficial than exercises done for a longer time but without the input of the knowledge base of an exercise physiologist. I'm therefore putting in way less time to my exercise program than I used to, but achieving much better results.”


“I started training with Sam more than a year ago and am pleased to sing his praises loudly to whomever will listen; I wish we could all work out with him. The benefits: I no longer have chronic pain issues associated with a sedentary job; and I can dance/cycle/stomp-around-the-park to my heart’s content. Sam is a wonderful trainer because he works with you to establish goals. There’s no chance of boredom – every session includes a new challenge, and he keeps track of your progress so you stay motivated. Sam’s gentle encouragement and commitment to ensuring I use proper technique for each exercise (we all love hearing ‘that’s textbook technique’ during a session) means that I also feel confident when I work-out on my own. I encourage anyone interested in working out to book an appointment with someone at Optimal Health. Don’t be intimidated – they are wonderful!”

Chantal, 49yrs

Optimal Health is the BEST - hands down!! Their friendly, understanding and informed approach makes for a great experience overall! I have been with Optimal Health for two years now and am at a place with my strength and fitness I never thought I could achieve! From barely being able to do a push up when I began I’m now well on the path to bench pressing 100kg! Also, my EP Nik Cupic is simply the best - such a lovely, supportive and encouraging man who makes training something I actively look forward to! If you want to get your health and fitness back on track, I cannot recommend Optimal Health highly enough!

Peter C