Exercise Physiology Classes in Williamstown
Exercise Physiology classes offer a controlled and safe gym environment to perform your gym exercises following any injury.
Exercise Physiology classes are also used for people who may suffer from diabetes, osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, respiratory disorders, to complete their individualised exercise program under the care of a university-trained Accredited Exercise Physiologist.
How to join?
Head over to our Bookings page and select Exercise Physiology to book your Initial Assessment.
All new clients to classes need to attend an Initial Assessment with a practitioner prior to entering the classes, to ensure a thorough history, assessment and individualised program can be completed.
How Exercise Physiology Classes Can Help
Cardiovascular diseases are a group of disorders of the heart and blood vessels. The most important risk factors of cardiovascular diseases are unhealthy diet, physical inactivity, tobacco use and harmful use of alcohol.
These effects of behavioural risk factors may show up in individuals as raised blood pressure, raised blood glucose, raised blood lipids, and overweight and obesity.
- Abnormal heart rhythms, or arrhythmias
- Congenital Heart Disease
- Coronary Artery Disease (narrowing of the arteries)
- Deep Vein Thrombosis
- Myocardial Infarction (Heart attack)
- Heart Failure
- Peripheral Vascular Disease
Metabolic syndrome is the name for a group of risk factors that raises your risk for heart disease and other health problems, such as diabetes and stroke. You must have at least three metabolic risk factors to be diagnosed with metabolic syndrome.
The Five Metabolic Risk Factors
- A large waistline. This also is called abdominal obesity or “having an apple shape.” Excess fat in the stomach area is a greater risk factor for heart disease than excess fat in other parts of the body, such as on the hips.
- A high triglyceride level (or you’re on medicine to treat high triglycerides). Triglycerides are a type of fat found in the blood.
- A low HDL cholesterol level (or you’re on medicine to treat low HDL cholesterol). HDL sometimes is called “good” cholesterol. This is because it helps remove cholesterol from your arteries. A low HDL cholesterol level raises your risk for heart disease.
- High blood pressure (or you’re on medicine to treat high blood pressure). If your blood pressure rises and stays high over time, it can damage your heart and lead to plaque buildup.
- High fasting blood sugar (or you’re on medicine to treat high blood sugar). Mildly high blood sugar may be an early sign of diabetes.
In 2016–17 there were 85,509 hospitalisations for minimal trauma fractures in people aged 50 and over. 
Osteoporosis is a common disease affecting over 1 million Australians. It occurs when bones lose minerals such as calcium more quickly than the body can replace them. They become less dense, lose strength and break more easily. Osteopenia is a condition when bone mineral density is lower than normal but not low enough to be classified as osteoporosis. 
Risk factors associated with the development of osteoporosis include increasing age, sex, family history of the condition, low vitamin D levels, low intake of calcium, low body weight, smoking, excess alcohol consumption, physical inactivity, long-term corticosteroid use and reduced oestrogen level. 
Our Accredited Exercise Physiologists can analyse your exercise techniques such as squat, deadlift, bench press, shoulder press, etc.
From this, we can make technique adjustments and create a specific training program that can reduce the risk of injury and can get the best out of your exercise.