Exercise In Practice was recommended to me by a local GP, following a diagnosis of osteoporosis in my spine and osteoarthritis in my neck. In the 12 weeks that I’ve been working with Brendan, I’ve not only had a marked reduction in the daily pain I’d become accustomed to, but a corresponding lift in my fitness and, perhaps most importantly, my mental approach and outlook. Brendan has achieved this very quietly and incrementally, with unquestionable professionalism and a deep grasp of his area of expertise. It is this approach, unquestionably, that has been the key to the huge improvements I’m experiencing in my physical and mental well-being as I continue to work with him. Brendan’s patience with my questions; the level of detail with which he’s willing to engage; his timely follow up to queries, and, above all, his professional integrity, all speak to his qualities as an Exercise Physiologist, and make him a rare find indeed.

SarahOsteoporosis; neck pain

Very happy with my exercise program - can do things I never expected to be able to do! Melanie is very good and I would recommend her strongly to others


I came to Exercise In Practice after I had recovered from an Achilles tendon injury. I was putting on weight and was pathetically out of condition. What Brendan gave me was serious, non-judgmental or condescending attention. He gave me a graded, progressive, scientific way to a fabulous feeling of health and well-being. I am seriously grateful.”

RichardWeight management, Achilles tendon injury

I have experienced chronic thoracic and lumbar pain for decades and previous treatments (massage, acupuncture) have not provided any sustained relief. Sometimes doing simple household chores such as washing dishes or vacuuming aggravated the pain. Since working with Brendan in focusing on regaining spinal mobility, developing core strength and improving posture, my back has improved significantly and I suffer a lot less stiffness and muscle soreness. I can walk for longer periods without a sore back. I now have a strategy in place to manage the occasional soreness. Thanks Brendan for your ongoing support and patience in working through all the challenges I throw at you. And equally important is your ability to correctly identify the issues that contribute to my back pain and devise a program that is effective and manageable to do.

VeroniqueChronic back pain

A year and a half after having my thyroid removed I had dropped 18kg with the 5:2 diet and weekly visit for support with my GP. I had hit a plateau and with only 6 months to my daughter's wedding and a weight loss goal of 30kg, she referred me to Luke. He has far exceeded my expectations. He has developed a program that constantly changes to consider my physical limitations, and is also highly motivational and a pleasure to see on a regular basis. I have reached my goal weight and had a wonderful day at my daughters wedding. Since then I have been eager to continue my schedule and become as fit as I can be. I am so thankful that I found him!

EvaThyroidectomy, bilateral knee pain, plantar fasciitis

The exercise routine devised for me has improved my fitness and the gradual increase in difficulty of the exercises has been important to maintain and improve my strength and flexibility. I am impressed by the professional process and by an excellent Exercise Physiologist in Melanie.

MargaretBreast cancer, osteopaenia

Before the program I was overweight with high blood pressure and cholesterol. With Brendan Cummins’ help, support, dedication and encouragement I have lost weight (10kg), become fitter and my BP and cholesterol have dropped considerably. Brendan monitors results carefully, conscientiously and gives sound advice which is easy. There is no harsh pressure. I love doing the exercises he recommended. Thank you Brendan for continued interest and support.

JeanetteHigh blood pressure, high cholesterol

Working with Exercise In Practice has been a pleasure. The Exercise Physiologists have created a program suited to my needs & I am seeing consistent results in my strength, stamina and overall fitness. I would highly recommend Brendan and Luke to help anyone achieve their health & fitness goals.”