The Urban Leopard gym

The Urban Leopard gym

Strength Training In Brunswick

We often find that our clients want to get stronger but because they’re coming from injury they’re frightened of doing the wrong thing in the gym.

What about if they re-injure themselves? Or make their pain even worse?

Their fears are well warranted as initially it seems counter-intuitive that resistance training will help ease their pain.

But that’s what our Myotherapist and Strength Trainers are specialised in safely guiding a client back into exercise making sure they’re protected throughout the process.

One of the most common things our clients comment on is how surprised they are at how the pain they came into the clinic with often disappears after they have done some good quality exercises.

If they come in feeling stiff and sore they assume that lifting weights might exacerbate their symptoms, yet just the opposite is true.

After you lift heavy weights your tissue goes through a stretch phase where it expands and lengthens. This stretch phase includes the deep, intrinsic muscles and connective tissue that hide away in the nooks and crannies of our spine, hip flexors or rotator cuff.

Muscles and connective tissue that are very often the cause of chronic pain but are sometimes too deep or hidden away to release with a thumb. 


Heavy Weights in the right posture

Of course this response hinges on being in a very safe, strong and well aligned posture. Your practitioner will be watching you like a hawk throughout this process to ensure this outcome. Once these particular postures and movements are practised several times they become second nature to the client, like touch-typing. Soon enough clients start noticing that they’re standing in perfect posture without even realising. This is the start of truly exciting change.


High Threshhold

All “high threshold” means is lifting weights at close to what your limit is. This can range from 20kg – 150kgs, it’s different for every person. People are often frightened by this concept but we always work at your pace. When lifting weights at high threshold is done under supervision, with the right biomechanics and in the right posture it’s very measured and safe. It even gets quite addictive. The strength gains that you get from say one repetition of 50kgs far outweigh 5 repetitions of 40kgs. This is why you can do this process for just 30 minutes once a week and yet make huge strength gains.

Strengthening Neural Pathways

Myelin sheath aligning nerve

Heavy one repetition lifting doesn’t just strengthen your muscle, it also strengthens your neural pathways – this is the real game changer. They become thick with myelin, which is like a lubricant aligning the nerve to help it travel faster. You can see evidence of this with daily tasks that are so habitual that you don’t even notice you’ve been practising all this time, such as touch-typing. Muscles and neural pathways have been used the same way for so long and the myelin is so thick that these movements seem to happen automatically without you even thinking.

This is the way the muscles and nerves in your body should activate while you’re moving. As a baby you didn’t have to “learn” how to activate your core while you stood up for the first time. It happened naturally.

Speeding Up Sluggish Nerves

A lot of the time it’s not just that the muscle is weak; it’s that the nerve impulse that feeds that muscle is sluggish. Having sluggish nerve impulses will mean that there’s a slight time delay in activating the right muscles, which means your joints are left unstable even if it’s just for a millisecond. Whether joints are unstable for a millisecond or a second they’re still unstable and pain will eventually follow.


Clients need to have a bit of trust and faith in the process and their practitioner. We will push you but only because the limitations that you put on yourself are much less than what you’re capable of and your fear will stop you from seeing that. This is why you always get much better results when you work with a personal trainer compared with if you just hit the gym by yourself. But we can guarantee that the rewards far outweigh the fear.

Visit Urban Leopard For Strength Training In Brunswick

Are you looking for a one stop shop for all your muscle pain relief? Then you have come to the right place as Urban Leopard combines Strength Training in Brunswick with Myotherapy to help you relieve these aches and pains.

While our competitors may be able to help you with the Myotherapy element, the Strength Training is crucial in helping you in the long term.

Strength training can help to address the root cause of the injury and ultimately fix the problem.

Our clients always walk away feeling like a better version of themselves and this is what we are so passionate about!

Find out below the top reasons why you should choose us for all your strength training and myotherapy needs.

Top Reasons To Choose Urban Leopard For Your Strength Training

There are many reasons why you should choose Urban Leopard for your strength training and myotherapy. Here are just a few of the top ones below:

  • The first reason why you should us is that we can help you solve the problems that you are having with pain. We specialise in pain reduction and this includes working with the nerves, joints and muscles. We do this through many different services with myotherapy in Brunswick and strength training being the main two.

  • The second reason to choose us is that we can help you to understand why your pain exists and how we can help you to fix it. We’ll also give you the best advice on how to maintain being pain-free, so that you get to experience the amazing long-term effects that our service brings.

  • Of course, one of the top reasons to choose us is that, again, we provide strength training which is something that many other practices fail to do. This means you are never going to get the quality of the service that you really need. We show you how to train correctly when you are just coming out of an injury so that you also don’t have another injury again in the future.

  • What makes our service different too is that we always aim to educate our clients along the way. We believe sharing with you our years of experience and knowledge helps to empower you and provides more education on how to avoid injuries again.

  • Lastly, our service helps you to build a pain-free and strong body so that you can feel young and fit again.

Chat To Us Now

We understand that you may still have some more questions about the services that we provide and so we offer free consultations over the phone to discuss your specific issues and how we can best help you. We also have a range of other services to complement your strength training such as remedial massage in Brunswick.

Use the contact form to fill out just a few of your details and a member of our team will be back in touch with you as quickly as possible.

If you prefer, you can also find our phone number and email address over on our contact page.