Master turned PT

My name is Kyle and I thought I’d take this opportunity to introduce myself. For those of you who haven’t met me already, I’m a student studying me Masters in Exercise Physiology at Sydney Uni currently on placement here at 6X. You’ll see me around on Wednesday... Read More


The why of Khy

Hi 6x, my name is Khy and I will be with you all for the next few weeks completing placement hours and gaining practical experience for my studies. You will see myself and Kyle in on Wednesday and Saturday mornings and we’ll try our best to get to know you while on the floor.. Read More


My First Week

Personally, I chose to undertake a Masters degree, as I am interested in the rehabilitation process for a range of injuries as well as chronic conditions such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes. I have a keen interest in most sports and understand the movements required to be able to perform well in sport. Through the completion of my Bachelor degree, I have a broad knowledge of injury prevention and rehabilitation, as well as various ways to train in order to improve performance and recovery methods. Read More


Steph's First Week!

I am here to introduce myself- My name is Steph and I am a first years Masters student studying Exercise Physiology at Sydney University. You may remember me as the short brunette girl hassling you for your name in the Monday kick-start Read More


Life’s process of ageing

My name is Adam and am currently completing a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science at Sydney Uni, and am currently completing my work placement at 6X, to gain experience and valuable knowledge working in the Health and Sport Industry.

I’ve lived in Maroubra all my life and have represented many local sport teams in cricket, rugby and soccer and currently representing North Sydney District Cricket Club. Being a local to the beach, it has encouraged me to endorse an active lifestyle.

By completing a degree of Exercise & Sports Science, it has allowed me to develop my skills of prescribing exercise and how the body reacts to exercise which I believe is vital for physical and mental wellbeing and prolonging healthy aging. Learning both from the personal trainers at 6x training and my knowledge from my degree, will allow me to help client’s work towards their goals whether it is to lose weight, get stronger or simply improve their healthy state of mind.

One thing that everyone goes through their life is aging which unfortunately is a degenerative process that can’t be stopped but can be maintained. With the prescription of exercise, we can delay this process and promote a healthier lifestyle. Aging leads to decreased muscle mass, loss of strength, gain in adiposity (fat) and loss of spatial memory. Exercise has shown to:

  •   Promotion of “happiness” hormones (endorphins, dopamine & serotonin) resulting in increased enjoyment/satisfaction, more alert, more focused and improves concentration.
  •   Increase hippocampal volume in the brain which leads prolonged spatial memory
  •   Promotion of muscle fibres leading to increased muscular strength which is vital for a strong base of support and essential for bodily movements
  •   Maintenance of bone strength which also delays the onset of weaker bones and osteoporosis.

If you see me around the gym please come say hi, and if you need any assistance or have any questions please let me know.


Maroubra Fun Run Preparation

So we’re just a little more than 3 weeks out from the Maroubra fun, we should all take a closer look at our preparation to make sure we’re primed and ready for a good run and strong finish... Read More


Motivation for High Intensity Training and Progressive Weights Sessions

It’s all good and well knowing the benefits of PRT and HIIT but finding the motivation to undertake one of these programs is the hardest part. Here are a few strategies to help overcome any motivational issues you may have Read More


Exercise for chronic disease

Hi everyone! My name is Jacinta and I am currently in my third and final year of my university degree in Exercise and Sports science at the University of Sydney.  As part of my degree, I am required to Read More


The Neurobiological Benefits of Exercise

It is time to discuss the neurobiological benefits of exercise. How cool is it that we can physically and chemically alter our brain with exercise? Read More


The Psychological Benefits of Exercise

This week is all about our mood, personality, and motivations; and how exercise can make us feel good. So how does it make us feel good? Exercise reduces our stress; makes us stronger emotionally; helps us combat negative feelings (of depression and anxiety); and can improve our self confidence and self-esteem. Read More