Proving and Improving the Benefits of Exercise

We are dedicated to promoting the benefits of fitness and protecting against unsafe or ineffective exercise methods. Fitness Research explores the frontiers of fitness, provides evidence for best practice and improves the way people exercise to maximise participation, adherence and enjoyment. This site is dedicated to anyone who has an academic or practical interest in fitness, particularly fitness professionals such as Instructors, Personal Trainers, Exercise Therapists, Exercise Physiologists and Allied Health and Medical Practitioners. You will find a body of exciting knowledge that can be instantly applied so that the fitness industry can expand and improve the health and well-being of Australians.


Featured Fitness Research Articles

Biomechanical Aspects of Aquatic Therapy: A Literature...

The application of aquatic therapy for health and rehabilitation purposes has been promoted for centuries.Although used... Read More

High Intensity Interval Cycling Improves Physical Fitness...

Introduction: High intensity interval training (HIIT) is a specific type of vigorous intensity exercise characterised... Read More

Safety Alert for Treadmills in Health & Fitness Facilities...

Introduction: Design of a health/fitness facility is a crucial element in managing risks to its operators, users and... Read More


Other Research and Position Papers

Barbell Deadlift Training Increases the Rate of Torque...

The primary purpose of this study was to examine the effects of 10 weeks of barbell deadlift training on rapid torque... Read More

Effect of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus on Exercise Intolerance...

Aims/hypothesis: There are conflicting data about the effect of type 2 diabetes mellitus on exercise tolerance in peripheral... Read More

Enhancing cognitive functioning in the elderly:...

Purpose: The primary purpose of this study was to compare the effects of two different exercise training programs on... Read More