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Body-Brain Intelligent Movement: Interview with Paul Taylor

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Traditionally, the mind and the body were seen as separated. With beginnings by scientists like Rene Descartes, this thought process has spread and become prevalent in many healthcare professions. Only recently, is science refuting history and bringing to light that the mind and body are inseparable. 

Unfortunately, the field of fitness has been one of the aforementioned professions; however, pioneers in the field are not speaking up and insisting that personal trainers grasp the "intelligent movement" model of bringing in neuroscience into the exercise physiology of training. Paul Taylor, our guest today, is one of these pioneers. 


Paul is a former Naval Aviator, who spent 8 years specialising in both Anti-submarine Warfare and Search and Rescue in the British Navy. Since coming to Australia in 2004, Paul has forged a new career in health, fitness and peak performance coaching. Now a Research Professor of Exercise Science, Paul is an accredited Exercise Physiologist, Nutritionist and Neuroscientist. He is the founder and Director of the Body-Brain performance Institute. He set up the Personal Training Academy in 2006, taking it from a small Melbourne based company to a global company (www.ptaglobal.com.au) that has brought 25 of the world’s top educators together to raise the standards of education for personal trainers.