At the Shake UP we are very lucky to be surrounded by the best in the ‘health and fitness’ game! Our members are engaged and motivated, our coaches live the philosophies that they coach and on top of this we are blessed to be aligned with some of the best allied health professionals on the Gold Coast.
Peter Griffin is a remedial massage/myotherapist, a fitness enthusiast and the kind of health professional that is super passionate about improving people’s lives. Recently Peter has been training the house down at the Shake UP Palm Beach and regularly spends time post session offering advice and support to our members. At the Shake UP, we believe that there is no better way to educate and influence others to better health and improved movement than by getting in there and leading by example. We are stoked to have Peter involved in our community and even more stoked that he is backing our Shaker of the month with a well-earned remedial massage treatment.
We recently caught up with Pete to chat about smashing his 1st half ironman and his genuine love of helping people.
G’day Pete….What are you passionate about?
I am passionate about things that give me fulfilment in life. I have always been interested in most sports and with this, came an understanding of the human body and what we can achieve if we do the little things right (The one per-centre’s as I like to call them). It’s about putting these things together with knowledge and education and collaborate what goal you want to achieve in life.
How do you like to spend your time?
I like to spend my time surfing, cycling and running. I have a new passion of half iron mans in which I completed my first only three weeks ago. It was not the finish that I hoped for but it certainly will not be my last. With this, the majority of my spare time is spent running or riding my bike. But in a way, these things are relaxing to me.
Tell us about your business and why you love what you do.
I am a remedial massage therapist and myotherapist at Palm Beach chiropractic clinic. As I mentioned earlier I have always been involved in sports and how the human body functions and what we need to do to get the most out of it has always interested me. With this interest I completed a “bachelor of exercise and sports science” and gained the knowledge about human anatomy/physiology that could guide my clients in way to achieve a healthier life. I see all types of demographics come through Palm Beach chiropractic clinic but my objective is generally the same to each individual. And that is, how can I get this individual back to full health and enjoying what they love to do? It is this progression in my clients that gives me fulfilment in my job and that’s why I love it.
Can you give us 3 simple tips to help improve functional movement?
That’s actually a hard question. The reason being, we need to look at what type of functional movement problem it is?
If it’s a tissue extensibility dysfunction – we need to look at ways to improve tissue (muscle/fascia). This can be done through massage, foam rolling or stretching.
If it’s a joint dysfunction disability – we can look at ways to improve the joints range of motion through joint translations, joint mobilisations and of course stretching.
However, when it comes to 3 ways to improve movement overall this can consist of;
1: Making sure you have a weekly routine with training. That might mean getting out there at 6am and doing your shake up session or training after work. The key word is consistency. Let it become a part of your life and soon it will not even feel like exercise.
2: You must eat a healthy diet. If you train 7 times a week but eat terrible foods you’re in effect cancelling the positive effects of training.
3: It is imperative that you find exercise that you enjoy. If you don’t enjoy the activity you are doing it will never become a habit.
Where can we find you?
Palm beach Chiropractic clinic
Address: 28 Palm beach avenue, Palm Beach, QLD 4221