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About Moonee Valley Health and Fitness

Moonee Valley Health and Fitness is a private personal training studio in the North-Western area of Melbourne. Our Personal Training Studio has some of the best personal trainers, exercise physiologists and fitness specialists in Melbourne. Located at 378 Mount Alexander Road, Travancore, 3032 VIC. We offer personal training, exercise physiology, boot camps, group fitness and corporate fitness programs.
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Prostate Cancer & Exercise Research

New weapon against prostate cancer Did you know everyday more than 45 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer in Australia? Exercise is being teamed up with drug therapy to see if it can become a potent weapon against prostate cancer. EX-HEART trial Everyday more than 45 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer in Australia. Baker Institute EX-HEART Trial Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT) is a potent anti-cancer therapy that reduces prostate cancer mortality. However, ADT may increase the risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. The purpose of this research study is to evaluate the impact of ADT on cardiovascular structure and function, as well as the impact of exercise training during ADT on cardiovascular structure and function. Participate in the trial with Baker Institute Who can participate? Men 40 years or older. Diagnosed with prostate cancer. Scheduled or within one-month of receiving ADT. Benefits of participation? Comprehensive cardiovascular screening including echocardiography, cardiac magnetic resonance imaging and cardiopulmonary exercise test. 3-month best practice exercise intervention. Supervised by an accredited exercise physiologist who specialises in prostate cancer. Individualised exercise prescriptions. Small group exercise sessions. Delivered at one of four fitness centres around Melbourne. All screening and training is provided free of charge to participants. All participants will receive the exercise intervention with the control group offered a delayed intervention (wait list control). Contact Baker Institute if you are interested If you are interested in participating or would like further information, please contact Baker Institute: Ashley Bigaran T 03 8532 1108 E Ashley.Bigaran@baker.edu.au Contact Moonee Valley Health and Fitness Our Melbourne clinic is based at 378 Mount Alexander Road, Travancore [...]

Asthma Australia – PJ Day

PJ Day - Funding Asthma Research PJ Day is on again for 2019, so join in the fun. Lock in a date today, to host your PJ Day this Winter! PJ Day is Asthma Australia’s biggest national community fundraiser and raises essential funding for research and programs to help people with asthma. Your support may one day save a life! It was started in 2009 by Montanna, a young girl who was living with asthma and spent a lot of time in hospital and in her PJs. She had the idea of getting others at school to stay in their PJs too as a way to raise funds for asthma research. Montanna came to us at Asthma Australia with her idea in the hope of one day finding a cure and now we are celebrating our tenth year of PJ Day. Register now to host an event this Winter. It’s easy, it’s simple and remember your fundraising will go towards crucial asthma research and programs. PJ Day events can take place anywhere in Australia, on any day between 1 June – 31 August. For information about running a PJ Day event: www.asthmaaustralia.org.au/pjday How PJ Day Works Taking part in PJ Day is a fun and easy way to join the mission for a community free of asthma. Step 1: Register your PJ Day It's easy - go to the Asthma Australia website and register online and follow the prompts. They'll send you a registration pack with help and advice on running your PJ Day and some useful asthma information. Step 2: Promote your Event Once you've registered your PJ Day you can start sending out [...]

Xmas Carols 2018 in Queens Park

Christmas Carols in Queens Park Come on down to the 2018 Carol's in Queen Park in December and enjoy the free entertainment that the Moonee Valley City Council has organised. Saturday, 8 December 2018 When: Saturday 8th December 2018 Where: Queens Park, Moonee Ponds Kid’s activities: Free children’s activities from 5pm Carols Concert: 7pm It's a wonderful time of year Christmas, so if you are in the Moonee Valley area and looking for something to do why not join us all with a free evening of carols, children’s activities and festive cheer in Queens Park. Pack a picnic, gather your family and friends and enjoy an outstanding line-up of local performers, schools and community groups including Moonee Valley Brass Inc and Moonee Valley Community Choir. Candles, food and refreshments will also be onsite for purchase. Performing at this years Xmas Carols: Teeny Tiny Stevies is a children's music group established in 2015 by sisters Bethany 'Beth' and Sibylla 'Byll' Stephen, who also perform as the indie folk band The Little Stevies. https://www.facebook.com/teenytinystevies/ Aydan Calafiore is an Australian singer best known for being one of the four finalists in the seventh series of The Voice Australia in 2018 and for his role as main cast member in Network Ten's 2012 reboot of Young Talent Time. https://twitter.com/aydan_music Lisa-Marie Parker will be performing Moonee Valley Brass is one of the local community’s longest running community groups. Originally Essendon City Band, they have been performing at local community events like the Christmas Carols in Queens Park for over 100 years. http://mooneevalleybrass.org/ The Moonee Valley Community Choir is made up of members of the local community. No experience necessary to join. https://www.facebook.com/mvcommunitychoir/ Essendon North Primary School is a coeducational [...]

Men’s Health Week 2018

Men’s Health Week - June 11th – 17th Men’s Health Week is a week for communities across Australia to promote the benefits of a healthy body and healthy mind in men and boys – and Moonee Valley Health and Fitness is encouraging all of Melbourne to inspire the men in their lives to move more. “An active lifestyle is the most powerful way for a man to remain healthy, so that everything they have worked hard for can be enjoyed for longer. We know that regular exercise is one of the most effective ways to reduce and manage many chronic conditions and improve mental health, and that’s what makes it so vital for a healthy body and a healthy mind,” explains Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Daniel Berkelmans. If you’re needing a hand with maintaining an active lifestyle, speak with an Accredited Exercise Scientist or Accredited Exercise Physiologist on how to get started with an exercise plan. This year’s theme “HEALTHY BODY – HEALTHY MIND: KEEPING THE BALANCE” explores the different ways men and boys are managing to keep healthy, physically and emotionally, in a busy and sometimes challenging world. #MensHealthWeek We want to motivate the men in our lives to include more physical activity into their daily schedules. With family and work life becoming more demanding, and the perceived pressure from society of maintaining masculinity, exercise can drop low on the list of priorities. However, as per the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare statistics, only an alarming two in five men are getting enough exercise. The health status of males is generally poorer than that of females. More males have accidents, die at every life stage and suffer from lifestyle-related health conditions than [...]

Another 5 star gym review – Kajsa

This gym was my happy place when I lived in Melbourne. The trainers are very professional and knowledgeable, and will help you achieve your goals. Or in my case - help find good goals and my way towards that goal. I trust the trainers completely, and would sincerely recommend MV Health and Fitness for anyone, regardless of their goals. Thank you for the kind words Kajsa. You are an absolute pleasure to have as part of our boot camps and all the coaches at MVFit love having you be part of our gym. If you would like to view more success stories and see the results other clients have had here at Moonee Valley Health and Fitness you can read more HERE Can our local personal trainer team help you?

This Girl Can

This Girl Can Finding a fun sport to try can feel intimidating, especially for many women who don’t feel like they’re ‘sporty’ or ‘talented’ enough to take up a new activity. Vic Health have put together a great selection of stories from Victorian women who have first-hand experience overcoming these challenges and have helpful advice for getting active. Visit This Girl Can - Victoria to learn more about how to embrace physical activity in a way that suits you. Looking for some inspiration to get active? Get Moving Whether it’s a walk in the park, a gym session or group fitness class, a jog / run, or getting a few friends together for a game of netball, there are so many ways to get active. Here are a just few ideas to help you get started. Women supporting women This Girl Can asked their ambassadors to share their top tips for being active – let them inspire you! I keep my sports bag packed and in my car, so I’m always ready to exercise. I go with a buddy, so I feel accountable – I even imagine them waiting for me alone, in the cold – I don’t want to let them down! I put my alarm clock on the other side of the room. Then when it goes off, I physically have to get up to turn it off. I also set three consecutive alarms so I don’t have an excuse! When I’m doing the child-drop off first thing in the morning, I wear my exercise gear. And I make a promise to myself to exercise before I go home. I like to remind myself not [...]

Group PT Feedback 2017

Group Personal Training / Boot Camp Feedback Results Thank you to everyone that took the time to provide us with valuable feedback on our Boot Camps and how we can improve our services to you all. Below is a breakdown of the results, the improvements we will be looking to make as well as the winners of our prize draws. I am a member of MV Health and Fitness because... Achieve a certain fitness goal Socialise, meet new people, train in a group enviornment Lose Weight, Tone Up, Get Stronger Maintain / Improve Fitness Level Rating our Boot Camp Sessions Scale of (1 - 10) rate our Boot Camp Sessions overall. 1 - Terrible 10 - Love It, Best Thing Ever. Rating (1-10) Average Score (8.93 out of 10) 8.93 Enjoy MOST about Group PT... Variety Positive Atmosphere Sessions are Always Different The Results I have gotten so far :) Support & Encouragement from Everyone Fun, Trusting Environment Being Pushed / Challenged Trainers are all personable and approachable The people in the groups. Love the MVFit Community Enjoy LEAST about Group PT... The Airdyne Bike Running lol Classes I like are offered at limited times That bloody bike! Dubious music selections The sled kills me Non-structured Sessions Can get repetitive at times 10,000 Rep Workouts. Race to do as many reps rather than timed exercises What type of sessions / workouts would you like more of? [...]

Ascot Vale – Food Truck Park

The Ascot Lot - Food Truck Park A local food and social hub has arrived in Ascot Vale. Launching on Friday October 26, The Ascot Lot is a new food truck park in the city's north-west with a rotating line-up of tasty choices to try each week. Poke Time, Two Fat Indians, Nuoc Mama’s and Dip’d Gourmet Donuts will be there on opening night. Each weekend they will feature live music with some local talent, along with nostalgic tunes and video projections. Hours Fridays: 5pm–10pm Saturdays: 12pm–10pm Sundays: 12pm–9pm The Ascot Lot | Opening Weekend - 27th, 28th, 29th Oct For the opening weekend of the local food truck park, it looks like there will be a great range of food trucks across the weekend. Poke Time Hawaiian/Japanese inspired cuisines, made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Nuoc Mama's Nuoc Mama's Food Truck serves Vietnamese street food. Copa Grill Carcoal BBQ offering delicious traditional Brazilian food and healthy juices and smoothies. Just like Nonna's Italian street food with a Sicilian influence. Dip'd Dip'd offers Gourmet Mini Donuts The Art of Fried Chicken They aim to make the tastiest, juiciest and crunchy fried chicken ever imagined. Chef Calamari Calamari and refreshing natural homemade lemonade Two Fat Indians Dedicated to bringing you the best North Indian food in Melbourne Brazilian Bites Specialising in Authentic Brazilian Street Food. The main item is "Espetinho", meat skewers marinaded Brazilian style. Dum and Dumpling They prepare and deliver [...]

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R U OK? 2017

R U Ok? Suicide Prevention 2017 R U OK? Day is an annual day in September (today, 14/9) dedicated to remind people to ask family, friends and colleagues the question, "R U OK?", in a meaningful way, because connecting regularly and meaningfully is one thing everyone can do to make a difference and even save lives. We have built a fantastic fitness community here at Moonee Valley Health and Fitness and we are proud to support R U OK? Day and promoting their cause. By encouraging meaningful conversations about mental health and wellbeing, R U OK? strives to create better connections among peers, helping to improve support networks for those who are struggling, and ultimately prevent suicide. How to start the conversation and ask R U OK? Often we don’t ask because we’re not sure how. These conversations can sometimes be difficult, so it’s important to learn some ways to approach the situation. The R U OK website (https://www.ruok.org.au/) provides detailed resources to guide you through the process, along with lots of great ideas for creating conversations at school and in the workplace. Exercise & Sport Science Australia (ESSA) - Mental Health Client focused exercise plan becomes crucial not just for the short-term benefits on mental health, but more importantly the long standing effect exercise has on overall mental health and wellness. Exercise, when provided suitably, and in a way that is specific and individual to the needs of the client is an excellent addition to other treatment for the ongoing journey towards good mental health. If you know of someone in your life who is wanting to commence exercise, but is suffering from some mental health challenges, or [...]

Travancore gets a mention in The Age

Travancore and MV Health and Fitness get a mention in The Age It was good to see Travancore and MV Health and Fitness get a mention in an article in The Age today.It mentions the great range of fitness services available in our tiny suburb, and how we are nice and close to the Moonee Ponds Creek Trail bike path which runs alongside the CityLink walls.In the latest census, it only list Travancore with a population of 2480, up from 1700 in 2011 and a tiny 839 in 2006. The article itself focuses on the property and housing in the area and if you have never been down the streets near our Personal Training studio, I do suggest going for a walk or run as some of the houses are beautiful. Read the article as well as MV Health and Fitness (personal training) mention MV Health and Fitness At our gym we have personal trainers, boot camp, private group training and corporate fitness programs. If live or work near North Melbourne, Flemington, Travancore, Moonee Ponds, Essendon, Ascot Vale area come on in and get started today.Moonee Valley Health and Fitness is right on the edge of the small suburb of Travancore. We are located at 378 Mt Alexander Road, Travancore VIC 3032.  Read The Age article as well as MV Health and Fitness (personal training) mention