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As wonderful as it would be to wake up feeling fresh, invigorated, and ready to absolutely own the day ahead – this is rarely the case for most of us! Whether you’re sore from yesterday’s workout, haven’t had a great night’s sleep, are feeling a little lazy, or you’re just generally not a morning person; getting out of bed can be chore #1 of the day. As we don't move as much in our sleep, our muscles can cramp and tense up. Stretching of a morning helps rid our bodies of tension and stress, and increases blood flow to our muscles and...

Easter;   A time synonymous with overindulging on the treats the 'Easter Bunny' so generously delivers; and whilst you shouldn't feel guilty for treating yourself every known and again - it's important to make sure you keep moving.   Staying healthy isn't all about counting calories; but it's quite shocking to know that scoffing a 100g chocolate Easter egg comes at a calorific cost which will take roughly a 2hr 15minute walk for women, and 1hr 36minute walk for men to burn off. It can be hard to muster up the energy to workout after consuming copious amounts of sugar, although it can give you a 'sugar...

One of the biggest excuses not to exercise is ‘not having time’ and this was recently backed up with a study led by the Australian National University, who found that one in five people aged 25-54 years old claim they ‘don’t have time to exercise and eat healthy food’. On this note, we thought we'd investigate the excuses people use to avoid exercise, here's what we found. Here are some of the top excuses we make not to exercise and how we can overcome them:   ‘I don’t have time' I don’t have to time to exercise translates to I don’t have time to...

I have been asked what is the best way to warm up prior to commencing a strength session using weights. A few questions are “should I warm up by walking on a treadmill?” or  “should I just do a few stretches?”   First off - what is a warm up? A warm-up is a session,  comprises of light cardiovascular exercises combined with stretches, and is necessary to help avoid injury whilst working out. Why warm up? For majority of all Australians we have a desk job comprising of 8-9 hours of sitting hunched over a desk. Due to the nature of the job our...

Do you have that friend or family member who you always end up buying socks or PJs for, because you’re not sure what to get them? Or maybe you're the recipient of copious amounts of socks & PJs and want to give your family some subtle hints of what you'd really appreciate for Christmas! Here's a workout wishlist, for all budgets!   Water bottle – water bottles somewhere along the way became cool. You can now get glass water bottles, stainless steel water bottles and BPA free water bottles, in a range of colours, shapes and sizes. Useful for both the gym junkie and to take to the...