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working with your conditions


Type 2 diabetes is often an accumulation of multiple lifestyle factors that result in our body’s inability to regulate blood sugar levels effectively throughout the day. This typically develops from insulin resistance, where our body is unable to utilise all the insulin that is released in the blood for our body to store and use as energy. Here at Medgym Local, our exercise physiologists use the latest scientific research to combine cardiovascular, resistance training and lifestyle modification to ensure we reduce the risk of diabetes related complications by:

  • Increasing insulin sensitivity
  • Decreasing HbA1c levels
  • Management of blood glucose levels
  • Assist in weight loss and improve body composition


As our bodies age, we expect to see a gradual physiological decline. One of the ways where this is prominent is in the loss of bone mineral density (BMD) leading to osteoporosis and increased risk of fractures. For many, this can affect our day to day function by impacting our confidence to perform activities inside the home and out in the community. At Medgym Local, exercise physiologists use a multifaceted approach in balance, resistance training, gait analysis and much more to provide you with a safe, effective program to improve your confidence by:

  • Increasing bone mineral density
  • Improving balance to reduce the rate of falls
  • Build strength & flexibility to assist in functioning around the home and community


Having cancer can have an enormous impact on our lives, not only in our emotions and relationships but adversely affecting many aspects of our day to day functions. Cancer related fatigue and various changes in our body following treatment and surgery can often make us feel apprehensive about returning to back to previous activities. With exercise physiologists educated in the symptoms specific to your cancer, you can be sure Medgym local will have great impact on your quality of life, whether its prior, during and post treatment of the following conditions:

  • Prostate cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Cervical cancer
  • Bowel cancer
  • Haemotologic/blood cancers


Osteoarthritis is characterised by the wear and tear of joint surfaces often causing a lot of stiffness & pain during movement. This often results in loss of function as we attempt to limit the pain we experience by reducing activity. Sometimes this lack movement can lead to other chronic health conditions that accompany muscle wasting, reduction of bone mineral density & loss of cardiovascular fitness. While the condition in itself cannot be cured, exercise physiologists at Medgym Local implement patient-centred exercise programming to work with your pain and ensure they achieve the following:

  • Increase lower limb strength & function
  • Decrease pain sensitivity
  • Improve functional outcomes following joint replacement surgery


Cardiovascular disease often comes as a result of a combination of lifestyle risk factors such as hypertension & high cholesterol as well as genetic family history. Whilst it can be a little frightening to be diagnosed with a cardiovascular condition, your physical function and quality of life can still be improved. With the help of the exercise physiologists from Medgym Local, you can feel confident that lifestyle changes will be implemented to help manage your risk factors and improve your quality of life in the following cardiovascular conditions:

  • Chronic Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Ischaemic Heart Disease
  • Rehabilitation & recovery from cardiovascular surgery or procedure


Hypertension is characterised by elevated levels of blood pressure within our arteries. Often being flagged as a risk for the development of heart disease, the constant high pressures in our blood vessels can cause damage to artery walls, reducing its elasticity.
High cholesterol or dyslipidaemia as it may sometimes be called, refers to the unhealthy levels of one or more of the different types of lipids or fats in our blood. This may mean that our LDL or ‘bad’ cholesterol is too high and is a contributing factor to the build up of plaque in our arteries.
The arterial stiffness from hypertension and risk of plaque development from high cholesterol can lead to atherosclerosis or narrowing of the blood vessels, increasing our risk of heart disease and stroke.
Here at Medgym Local, exercise physiologists are equipped with the knowledge of the latest evidence-based research in managing these risk factors with an individualised program combining different styles of resistance and aerobic training.

helping everyone lead comfortable lives

Medgym Local offers personalised programs to numerous chronic health conditions. If you were unable to identify with the conditions listed, please contact us for more information on how you can benefit from our tailored exercise services.