Yoga and the Power of Breath

A young woman practising yoga and the power of breath

We all (hopefully) know how important breathing is to us human beings. If we’re not getting that much needed oxygen, something’s going wrong, yes? But are you aware of the strong connection between yoga and the power of breath? Read on to learn more. Many of us even know that different levels of breath help … Read more

How to Avoid Injury Going Into a New Exercise Routine

An older woman, sitting on a balance ball, holding dumbbells. How do you avoid injury going into a new exercise routine?

Beginning a new exercise regime will likely bring on a set of brand new aches and pains in areas you didn’t even know existed. So how can you avoid injury going into a new exercise routine? This is great, you are now working new muscle groups and engaging your control centre in a range of … Read more

An 11 Step System to Feeling Happier

A yonug woman in a red and white striped top, smiling at the camera and feeling happier

Read any self-help book or motivational blog and you soon discover that at the heart of the human condition is a core search for happiness. There appears to be a mythical contentment that we all crave to feel with many of us spending large amounts of money as we chase the promise of feeling happier. … Read more

Group Exercise or Personal Trainer?

Group exercise or personal trainer?

Considering hiring a personal trainer? Or do you prefer exercising with others? When asking yourself the question ‘Should I choose group exercise or personal training?’, there are a few key things to consider. What’s Your Exercise Experience? Firstly, and foremost: What is your experience level? Have you ever stepped foot in a gym? Do you … Read more

7 Food Myths Debunked

A hotdog roll stuffed with sausage and salad - an example of a food myth debunked

Nutritionist Stephanie McElhany was so fed up with some of the sub-optimal information about healthy food out there, that she decided to write an opinion piece about food myths debunked. We hope you enjoy the read as much as we did: Low calorie diet foods are the best option for those trying to lose weight. … Read more

Don’t Let Netball Injuries Obstruct You

Young women playing netball. DOn't let netball injuries obstruct you.

Safety Tips For Netball Players – With the netball season underway thousands of netballers are stepping onto the court for the first time in many months. Netball is a fabulous sport to both play and watch but for who participate will know that it places many demands on one’s technical and physical skills. As a … Read more

Are you Environmentally Fit?

A young woman running outside, along a stone=walled seafront, with her dog. She is being environmentally fit.

You know that your exercise regime is good for you, but is it good for the environment? Consider a typical gym member. The exercise starts with a drive to the gym, obviously consuming energy and creating pollution. The gym is frequently an air-conditioned environment with plasma screens playing and loud music pumping. More energy expenditure. … Read more

Detox Your Home

woman in a field imagining a healthy house

Many of us think nothing of following cleansing diets to detox our bodies, but when was the last time you did something to detox your home? Synthetic Fragrances If you want to detox your home, the first thing you’ll probably need to do is throw lots of products in the bin. These are found in … Read more

Need more energy?

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Ever feel like getting out of bed is impossible? Before you reach for a caffeine hit, perk up with these tips. 1. Make over your morning If you need more energy, start the day with a glass of fresh juice for burst of nutrients. My favourite combination is carrot, celery, ginger, parsley, garlic, and pineapple. … Read more

Marketing for Personal Trainers

A man in a white t-shirt in a gym. He is a personal trainer. He runs bootcamps and outdoor fitness programs.

Don’t neglect a marketing strategy if you wish to attract more clients Most personal trainers struggle to win new clients in their first years of independent work. The industry rule-of-thumb has long recommended that a personal trainer acquire at least 15 clients in order to work comfortably full-time. Most trainers expect (hope?) gyms to recommend … Read more

Build Your Fitness Mindset

one fit male and one fit female doing planks in a gym

Stop, reflect and work on your mindset So sometimes when I leave town and get away for the weekend, its hard to leave behind my bootcamp training and in general my own fitness training. I love training! The beauty of getting some down time is the ability to reflect and just be present in nature … Read more

Confessions of an anonymous life coach

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A life coach opens up about her experiences I constantly hear… I can’t afford it I don’t have time I want to be fit I want to be healthy but I don’t have time What does this do? It creates a spiral of decline It makes us feel less worthy It makes us feel incompetent It makes us … Read more

How Ayurveda Helps Healing

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Ayurveda’s primary method of healing is via the use of herbs, massage and aromatic oils. However, nutrition is also key to Ayurvedic healing. Ayurveda is founded on the belief that all diseases stem from imbalances in the digestive system, hence its focus on diet and digestion. Constipation: Drinking a glass of hot water each morning … Read more

An Introduction to Nutritional Medicine

A table of foods high in nutritional protein

Nutrionist vs Dietitian The nutrionist: Providing advice on matters relating to food and how it impacts health is the main role of a nutritionist. The Nutrition Society of Australia (NSA) explains how nutritionists design, coordinate, implement and evaluate a range of health interventions to improve the wellbeing of individuals, communities and the population as a … Read more