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Let's start with the difference between exercise and training. YES there is a difference between the two let me take you through it :)


Exercise refers to any sort of physical activity that involves bodily movement. This will result in an increased heart rate and respiration rate! Exercise has increased in prevalence in recent years and has become a new standard in may

peoples lives as walking rates and sport participation has slowly increased over the last years! The Australian Bureau of statistics found that there has been a slight increase from 52% in 2011/12 to 55% in 2017/18 by Australian aged 15+ meeting the physical activity guidelines of 150 minutes a week of moderate physical activity.

It was also found in the same data set that those labelled as doing no physical activity at all dropped from 34% in 2011/12 to 30% in 2017/18. This shows that inactivity rates are dropping and activity rates are rising which is a positive movement!

As stated before exercise is anything that involves bodily movement some examples include but is not limited to:

  • swimming

  • walking

  • running

  • weight lifting

  • stretching


Training on the other hand is targeted exercise that is tailored and structured in a way to achieve a specific goal in mind :)

Whether that be improving your cardiovascular activity through a structured walking, running or HITT plan, strength and conditioning program that is used to b

uild strength and your ability for a specific sport or physical endeavour and/or a mobility program that can be used to improve your joints movement ability and strength.

Be sure to follow a plan or trajectory that is focussed on that goal in mind so you will eventually achieve that target. This is the main difference between exercise and training and will be the differentiator when you go from someone that is just jumping around a room for fun or someone that tracks the heights that jump and makes a plan to increase their jump height. That person will eventually have a higher jump height due to putting that plan in place!

Training is exercise with a plan and basically any exercise effort that is done for a purpose or reason. Those people that train also do exercise and this can be seen by a powerlifter bodybuilder that goes for walks. Or that marathon runner that goes to the gym casually. They may not have specific plans for that athletic bout but they do it for health and for fun!

If you have a specific goal that you would like to achieve remember to train not exercise! Build, find or enquire about a plan that can be made and tailored to you so you will have access to a successful goal targeted future :)


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