AdrenalineHIT x BrainPark

You know training is great for your mood and movement, but did you know training can improve your memory and even your brain function?

Scientific research has shown that programs like AdrenalineHIT are amongst the most powerful kinds of physical training to achieve positive brain and mental health outcomes.

What is the opportunity?

YMCA are partnering with the world-leading neuroscience and mental health research team at Monash University BrainPark to give you the opportunity to track changes in your mental health and well-being through your eight-week AdrenalineHIT challenge.

How does it work?

Below is a link to your first well-being tracking survey.  It asks your name, age, contact details, and gives you your week-one wellness questions, including energy, mood, stress, sleep, resilience, and social connectedness.  If you want to take part please complete the survey, it’ll take around 4-minutes.  Please complete this by midnight on Tuesday 5th February.

Later this week you’ll get a second email with a link to access your well-being questions for weeks two to eight of the AdrenalineHIT challenge. You’ll also get instructions showing you how to pin the survey to your phone’s home screen, making it really easy do each week. We’ll send you a weekly text reminding you to answer them.

What will I get out of it?

At the end of your AdrenalineHIT challenge, along with your body composition data, we’ll send you a personalised well-being report showing how you’ve progressed in each of these areas.

We’ll ask you to complete the survey again three months later and share with you how much you’ve maintained.

This is rare opportunity to get personalised feedback on how the work you do inside the gym enhances the life you live outside it.  It’s also an opportunity to be part of the scientific process and improve our understanding of how physical training leads to better brain and mental health.  #citizenscience

Who can see my responses?

All of your responses are confidential. Only the YMCA coordination team and the Monash BrainPark team will have access to the survey responses, and this is so they can create your feedback report.

None of the AdrenalineHIT trainers or other YMCA gym staff will have access to the data.

Group data will be shared with the community so others can see the impact of AdrenalineHIT on well-being, but nothing that can identify you will be made public.

Do I have to do it?

Nope. This is a great opportunity to learn how your physical training impacts your well-being, and to contribute to the neuroscience of exercise, but it’s totally up to you whether or not you opt in.

I have questions, who can answer them?

YMCA: Jerram Newton, 0433 747 942

Monash BrainPark: Rebecca Segrave, 9905 0110

What about ethics?

This research has been approved by Monash University’s Human Research Ethics Committee (MUHREC). Should you have any concerns or complaints about the conduct of the project, you are welcome to contact the MUHREC Executive Officer directly:

Executive Officer
Monash University Human Research Ethics Committee (MUHREC)
Room 111, Chancellery Building D,
26 Sports Walk, Clayton Campus
Research Office
Monash University VIC 3800

How do I get started?

Simply follow this link: