Couple walking on boardwalk through grass

Diabetes… the facts.

Couple walking on boardwalk through grass

Diabetes is a chronic condition where there is excess glucose in the bloodstream, due to the body’s inability to adequately produce or properly use insulin. About 1 million Aussies are reported to have Diabetes and it is the 6th leading cause of death in our country. Before developing Type 2 Diabetes, nearly all patients have “pre-diabetes”.

500 for the Fight Breast Cancer Fundraiser

Drop the weight & donate!

500 for the Fight Breast Cancer Fundraiser

Do you have excess kilos to shed?
Do you want to help fight the cause for Breast Cancer?

We’ve set the goal, but we can’t fight the fight without YOU! As a team we are aiming to lose 500kg by 28th October, with all funds going to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Men, women, members and non-members of Health Mates all welcome.

Dad playing with sons on the beach

HEAL: Healthy Eating, Activity & Lifestyle Program

Dad playing with sons on the beach

Are you a Type 2 Diabetic? Do you need help with healthy lifestyle advice? If so, HEAL may be just what you need.

The Healthy Eating, Activity & Lifestyle (HEAL) program is an 8 week program conducted by Allied Health Professionals. It assists in the management of weight, heart disease (including high blood pressure and cholesterol) and metabolic conditions.

Group of people stretching at the gym

Class In Focus: Lite n Lo

Group of people stretching at the gym

If you feel that many of the classes look like you need to be at the top of your fitness level then this class is not one of them. Lite n Low is a great class to build your confidence with classes and very effective all over body workout.

Brooke with pony tail

Brooke’s big chop to cure cancer

Brooke with pony tail

Health Mates staff member Brooke recently chopped of her extremely long locks in the name of charity. Brooke raised over $1,000 for the Leukaemia Foundation as part of The World’s Greatest Shave. Money raised will go towards research, treatment and providing financial assistance to patients and families affected by all types of leukaemia and blood […]

Mature couple eating in kitchen

Nutritious eating in your senior years

Mature couple eating in kitchen

Healthy eating is just as important now as it was when you were younger. Good nutrition will keep you feeling young at heart and help you stay healthy, active and independent.

With age, your body undergoes many changes. The way your body digests and absorbs nutrients changes, as do your nutritional needs.

Man doing pull-up

Correct pull-up technique

Man doing pull-up

Before taking part in our pull-up challenge, make sure you’re doing it right. Our trainers share their wisdom…

How to Do the Basic Pull-up

Begin from a dead hang: arms fully extended, hands about shoulder width apart (palms facing out for pullups), elbows straight, chest up, shoulders back and tight, eyes trained on the bar above.

Davin Sparks before and after

I lost 22 kgs in 12 weeks!

Davin Sparks before and after

Demonstrating that Heath Mates has the potential to change people’s lives – 93 people lost a grand total of 366kg in just 12 weeks by participating in the Weight Loss Challenge, which ran from 27 August – 18 November 2012. We have all been inspired by their dedication and commitment. We sat down to chat […]