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The Big Picture of Exercise

PARC Trainer Andrew talks us through the big picture of exercise.

The essence of exercise or physical training is the improvement of your current status, mood, wellness or performance capabilities. In order to illicit the “training response” one must ‘’stress the body” for adaptation.

The General Adaptation Syndrome (GAS) described by Hans Selye (1907-1982) outlines the training response elicited by stressing and straining the human body physiologically and psychologically through the delivery of exercise or training.

The 3 stages of GAS are 1) the Alarm Stage (the stressor), 2) the Recovery Stage 3) Adaptation Stage (response).

When the appropriate stimulus is applied, the human body will repair itself, or condition itself to improve upon its previous status. However, if an inappropriate stimulus is applied, or, if the dosage is too much, then the Recovery Stage will can be prolonged, and you may spill over from the Adaptation Stage into the stage of Overtraining, where weariness, failed responses, injury and/or illness lay.

To prevent the agony of Overtraining, exercise prescription should include the F.I.T.T principles of Frequency, Intensity, Time and Type of exercise. This dosage should also follow the 6 Components of Exercise Prescription, which include 1) Overload 2) Intensity 3) Duration/Time 4) Frequency 5) Type/Mode of exercise 6) Progression/Periodization.

But of course, not just any-old exercise programing will do. It must be designed to your needs, capabilities and intentions. The S.A.I.D principle states that one will achieve Specific Adaptations to Imposed Demands when training prescription is closely applied to and monitored by a trained professional.

So as you can see, exercise prescription is not something one can just come up with off the cuff, and if you want to have the greatest opportunity to achieve your best results, working with a trainer on a regular basis will help you reach those results sooner, safer, and confidently.

Make an appointment with a Personal Trainer today!

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18 Dec - 23 Dec: Hours as normal
Sunday 24 Dec: 7am-6pm
Monday 25 Dec: CLOSED
Tuesday 26 Dec: 7am-7pm
27-30 Dec: Hours as normal
Sunday 31 Dec: 7am-6pm
Monday 1 Jan: 7am-7pm
Jan 2 and beyond: Hours as normal

For a more in depth breakdown on the services available please see our website! 

🚨 REMINDER: PARC closing early on Saturday 9th December 🚨

PARC will be closing at 6pm on Saturday 9th December as our staff enjoy their end of year Christmas function. 

Please allow for extra time in planning your workout or swim as the centre will close an hour earlier. 

We will open at 7am as per normal operating hours on Sunday 10th December.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

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We have loads of different gift ideas from our retail range, personal training, memberships, swimming lessons, gift vouchers and more! 

Visit us in Centre to see our retail range, or let our friendly team help you purchase a voucher for your special someone. Or, check out our website and purchase a membership online. 

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