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Bottoms up – how to really work your glutes

Bottoms up – how to really work your glutes

23-May-2018

Why you should strengthen your glutes, pelvis and hips – plus 3 easy exercises to work this often-overlooked area of your body. By Harriet Edmund ...
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How to improve your posture

How to improve your posture

20-Mar-2018

Carlton North Business Owner Lino Caruso tells how to start straightening up – for the better – with these easy exercises. By Harriet Edmund Why is having good posture so...
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6 dietary mind shifts for 2018

6 dietary mind shifts for 2018

06-Mar-2018

Working towards a weight loss weight loss goal? Don’t miss Matt O’Neill’s advice on how to create the right mindset. By Harriet Edmund The thing about...
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Do weight loss apps actually work?

Do weight loss apps actually work?

16-Jan-2018

Here’s what you ought to know about online calorie counting, food tracking, support networks and fitness advice. By Harriet Edmund Losing weight requires many commitments...
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Training trends of 2018 – what’s new at Step into Life

Training trends of 2018 – what’s new at Step into Life

12-Jan-2018

Step into Life welcomes three new business partners and delivers on the community’s demand for convenient and supported exercise programs.   By Harriet Edmund   If you thought last year was...
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No more random exercise resolutions

No more random exercise resolutions

08-Jan-2018

Matt O’Neill shares his seven simple steps to help make your 2018 New Year resolutions stick. By Harriet Edmund ...
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What is your BMI, and should you care?

What is your BMI, and should you care?

04-Dec-2017

Want to know if tracking your body mass index is useful? Chris Hennessey, Step into Life Graceville trainer, explains. By Harriet Edmund ...
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Christmas and your health – how exercise can help

Christmas and your health – how exercise can help

04-Dec-2017

The mental and physical side effects of this time of year can be totally consuming – Ocean Grove PT Penny Tomkinson shares this important advice. ...
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5 exercises you can do anywhere

5 exercises you can do anywhere

04-Dec-2017

Don’t let your fitness condition slide while on holidays, follow PT Peter Hudson’s plan instead. By Harriet Edmund   Whether you’re traveling overseas or interstate this summer, camping...
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Why am I hungry on rest days

Why am I hungry on rest days

04-Sep-2017

Why am I hungry on rest days?  Here’s why you may be craving high-carb, sugar-clad foods on...
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New business opportunities for beginner personal trainers

New business opportunities for beginner personal trainers

10-Aug-2017

  New business opportunities for beginner personal trainers   Interested in becoming a personal trainer? Step into Life founder Larry Cohen explains the challenges new PTs face, and easy ways...
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Morning routines of 3 Step into Life trainers

Morning routines of 3 Step into Life trainers

25-May-2017

Morning routines of 3 Step into Life trainers   An insight into what life is like before the...
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Why autumn is the best time to get fit

Why autumn is the best time to get fit

06-Apr-2017

Why autumn is the best time to get fit Have you found sticking to your New...
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5 common sports injuries and how to avoid them

5 common sports injuries and how to avoid them

11-Jan-2017

With more than one million sports injuries occurring each year, you will want to read this article! Whether you are a beginner or you’ve been...
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Buying new running shoes? Here’s what you should know

Buying new running shoes? Here’s what you should know

20-Dec-2016

3 common mistakes when buying running shoes and how to avoid them. There’s no doubt new running shoes are a sure way to, well, put a spring in your...
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Summer holidays: 3 reasons why it’s the perfect time to train

Summer holidays: 3 reasons why it’s the perfect time to train

08-Dec-2016

Whether you’ve got big fitness goals planned for 2017, or you want to consolidate your hard work of 2016, here’s how to make the most of summer...
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Pre-workout meal ideas to keep you powering

Pre-workout meal ideas to keep you powering

17-Nov-2016

Plus, how to time your exercise nutrition right to avoid unwanted workout woes. There is nothing worse than putting in the hard yards on the...
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PT Mel Hiatt’s top 5 training tips for runners

PT Mel Hiatt’s top 5 training tips for runners

04-Nov-2016

Got a running goal on the horizon? Mel shares her running tips as she steps into a sunny new role! Queensland’s newest Step into Lifer Mel Hiatt is on...
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When to listen (or not) to your inner voice

When to listen (or not) to your inner voice

27-Oct-2016

Q&A with PT Kerrie Olson about how self talk can make or break your training. If anyone knows about the power of an inner voice it’s Kerrie Olson,...
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5 ways to prevent sore muscles this spring

5 ways to prevent sore muscles this spring

13-Oct-2016

Don’t let muscle pain slow you down, here’s how to shelve the soreness. Everyone from weekend warriors to seasoned professional athletes can suffer from sore...
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9 numbers every personal trainer should know

9 numbers every personal trainer should know

22-Sep-2016

Get these figures right and you’re sure to avoid some common mistakes rookie PTs often make. You’ve probably noticed personal training is a numbers game. But some figures...
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3 things you ought to know about muscle memory

3 things you ought to know about muscle memory

08-Sep-2016

If you’re returning to training after a winter hiatus, we’ve got some great news for you. So, you’ve had a layoff over winter? ...
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Inspired by the Olympics? Learn how the pros get in ‘the zone’

Inspired by the Olympics? Learn how the pros get in ‘the zone’

01-Sep-2016

What is being in the zone, plus 3 easy steps to mentally prepare for any fitness goal. Whether it’s dancing on the start line like Aussie hurdler Michelle Jenneke,...
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Interval training for beginners

Interval training for beginners

25-Aug-2016

Ready to take action this spring? Why not try interval training with this step-by-step guide? Believe it or not, the warm weather is almost here and – if you’re...
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A-to-Z of exercise during pregnancy

A-to-Z of exercise during pregnancy

11-Aug-2016

Learn which pregnancy exercises are safe, plus how to avoid common pregnancy set backs. If you’re pregnant, now is not the time for setting PBs or smashing a new...
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5 ways to know you’re getting enough protein

5 ways to know you’re getting enough protein

28-Jul-2016

Must-know protein pointers for recreational athletes, just like you. Confused about your protein intake, especially now that you’re training on a regular basis? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. “Many people...
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3 muscles you should always warm up in winter

3 muscles you should always warm up in winter

14-Jul-2016

Find out which warm up exercises really work. Warming up your body is crucial no matter what the weather, but more so during the colder...
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5 easy ways to set realistic fitness goals

5 easy ways to set realistic fitness goals

23-Jun-2016

Don’t risk loosing momentum because your fitness goal is too ambitious. By Harriet Edmund There’s a knack to setting fitness goals. It’s as much about your...
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3 core exercises that work

3 core exercises that work

16-Jun-2016

Your basic guide to understanding – and strengthening – your core. By Harriet Edmund Sure, core exercises...
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Activewear: how to dress for winter workouts

Activewear: how to dress for winter workouts

09-Jun-2016

Wardrobe tips to get you through the colder months. By Harriet Edmund Want to know the truth about training in winter? There’s no such thing as bad conditions, only bad...
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Women v men: is our fitness motivation different?

Women v men: is our fitness motivation different?

19-May-2016

Whatever your gender, it’s your fitness agenda that really counts. By Harriet Edmund   Everyone has their own fitness motivation – whether it’s training for a fun run or wanting to...
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Valentine's Healthy MakeOver: French Toast

Valentine's Healthy MakeOver: French Toast

06-Feb-2016

If you’re celebrating love this Sunday (*psst* it's Valentines Day!), you don’t have to blow your whole healthy eating diet in one breakfast sitting, even if your sweet-heart...
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Winter Skin Wellness

Winter Skin Wellness

08-Jul-2015

The air outside is cold, the wind is biting, and the heaters inside are turned up to ‘toasty warm’. While winter’s contrasts make for a great sense of coziness...
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‘Water’ You Drinking This Winter?

‘Water’ You Drinking This Winter?

10-Jun-2015

Exercising in winter can be just as dehydrating as exercising in summer. It’s easy to remember to top up your H20 levels when the barometer is peaking ...
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Caring For Your Active Wear

Caring For Your Active Wear

03-Jun-2015

Mum taught us to separate our darks from our whites – however our workout wear needs a little bit more TLC to get the most out of it....
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Tissues or Trainers? The Right Moves for the Winter Flus

Tissues or Trainers? The Right Moves for the Winter Flus

19-May-2015

Walking through the supermarket around this time each year, you start to notice the throat lozenges and tissue boxes being stocked up and moved to more prominent shelf positions,...
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Is it time to replace your training shoes?

Is it time to replace your training shoes?

28-Apr-2015

Our shoes don’t get off lightly at Step into Life – they’re out in the mud, in the cold, on the pavement, in the heat, we kick with...
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Stretch It Out!

Stretch It Out!

16-Apr-2015

You put in the time pounding the pavement, celebrating the metres and the kilometres as they disappear behind you. When you reach your target though, triumphant ...
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Squat Variations To Challenge Your Glutes

Squat Variations To Challenge Your Glutes

25-Mar-2015

We love squats at Step into Life – they’re simple, they’re effective, and best of all: you can do them anywhere (in fact – wherever you’re reading this, why...
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It’s Never Too Late: Resolutions For Success

It’s Never Too Late: Resolutions For Success

11-Mar-2015

Now that we’ve well and truly waded into the warm waters of 2015 (did someone say March already?) it’s time to look at those resolutions you were planning on...
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In The Zone: Burn baby, burn!

In The Zone: Burn baby, burn!

03-Mar-2015

If you’ve done the gym thing in the last few decades, you might be familiar with the ‘Fat Burning Zone’ – most people become acquainted with the theory through...
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Make It A Sweat Date

Make It A Sweat Date

11-Feb-2015

This Saturday is Valentine’s Day, and while we’re all up for taking the romantic celebrations to a new level for this one day of the year – we...
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Perfecting Your Push-Up

Perfecting Your Push-Up

17-Dec-2014

Love them or loathe them, push-ups are an amazing exercise to become friends with! They don’t require any equipment so you can do them anywhere, they’re a very effective...
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Improve your running form with 3 simple tricks

Improve your running form with 3 simple tricks

24-Nov-2014

“Swing phase”, “stance time”, “loading rate”, “stretch reflex”... If you Google “proper running form”, it can be easy to find yourself lost in a maze of ...
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How to bust through a workout wall

How to bust through a workout wall

15-Oct-2014

Ever found yourself in the middle of a particularly intense workout or run, and felt physically unable to push yourself any further? Most of us will feel challenged when...
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Top Tips For Your Best Run Ever!

Top Tips For Your Best Run Ever!

07-Oct-2014

Even for the most motivated among us, sometimes scoring a new PB, or even finishing a run, can become a challenge some days. If you’re new to running...
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5 habits holding you back from your weight loss goals

5 habits holding you back from your weight loss goals

23-Sep-2014

1. Excuses, excuses. Ditch ‘em! It can be so easy to make an excuse when it comes to our own health and fitness. “I want to get in...
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Join the club! Step into Life’s Training Club

Join the club! Step into Life’s Training Club

27-Aug-2014

Finding yourself a little confused about all of this “Training Club” business at your local Step into Life? Take a seat, dear member, and allow us to tell you...
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Efficient Fitness Training: Understanding Heart Rate

Efficient Fitness Training: Understanding Heart Rate

11-Aug-2014

Ever wonder what it all means when your Trainer takes your heart rate after some cardio work? Knowing your heart rate is a great way for your Trainer...
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Fitter, Faster, Stronger: Why Runners Should Strength Train

Fitter, Faster, Stronger: Why Runners Should Strength Train

15-Jul-2014

Running has come a long way over the past 30-40 years. Running isn’t just running anymore – it’s evolved to the point where we understand just how important it...
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Winter Woes: Energise Your Inner Sloth!

Winter Woes: Energise Your Inner Sloth!

08-Jul-2014

The mercury may be dropping, but that’s still no reason to give exercise the cold shoulder! With the cooler nights and even frostier mornings, it can seem like winter...
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Common Weight-Loss Mistakes For Runners

Common Weight-Loss Mistakes For Runners

26-Jun-2014

While running can be a fantastic element to include in your weight-loss strategy, there are a few factors that can derail the weight-loss goals of even the most dedicated...
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Fat Busters! Bodyweight Exercises To Burn Fat

Fat Busters! Bodyweight Exercises To Burn Fat

03-Jun-2014

When you’ve set yourself a weight loss goal, it can be easy to get caught up in fitness tracking gadgets, fiddly diet plans, or flashy workout gear (although it’s...
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How to ditch those excess kilos… for good!

How to ditch those excess kilos… for good!

27-May-2014

According to Science Daily, the number one reason why weight loss fails is because dieters underestimate the amount of calories they consume. In reality, it goes far deeper than...
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Stay Strong! How To Prevent Muscle Loss

Stay Strong! How To Prevent Muscle Loss

20-May-2014

We've all been guilty of skipping a workout… fine, several. Eventually, we get back on the horse, but it feels like that 1 km we could once so...
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At The Core Of It All: The Importance of Strengthening Your Core

At The Core Of It All: The Importance of Strengthening Your Core

29-Apr-2014

Core strength – what’s it all about? Many folk discuss core training, yet often they are unclear on exactly what this is. People tend to believe that core ...
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What’s Going On? Why Muscles Can Shake During Exercise

What’s Going On? Why Muscles Can Shake During Exercise

22-Apr-2014

Ever been in the middle of a V-sit and found your abdominal and core muscles starting to quiver almost uncontrollably? Or perhaps you’ve been working through a set of...
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It’s The Little Things: 10 Unexpected Ways To Add Cardio To Your Daily Routine

It’s The Little Things: 10 Unexpected Ways To Add Cardio To Your Daily Routine

15-Apr-2014

It should come as no surprise that exercise is a key contributor to health and happiness. Beyond the endorphin rush from a runner’s high, exercise is closely linked to...
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Staying Power: Building Your Endurance

Staying Power: Building Your Endurance

08-Apr-2014

Whether you’re a runner, cyclist, swimmer, or footy player, aerobic exercise requires endurance so you can keep on moving without running out of steam. So what’s the best way...
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Fattening Fibs

Fattening Fibs

24-Mar-2014

Struggling to shift stomach weight? For most of us, stomachs are a common place for fat to be stored, and this can be frustrating to someone who’s trying to...
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Maximise Your Workout: Training With A Heart Rate Monitor

Maximise Your Workout: Training With A Heart Rate Monitor

10-Mar-2014

You might have noticed fellow Step into Life members wearing Heart Rate Monitors at training - or perhaps your Trainer has mentioned how much they love using a Heart...
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Dealing with DOMS

Dealing with DOMS

03-Feb-2014

Avoid DOMS pain - Step into Life Personal trainingStruggling to walk up the stairs at the train station after yesterday’s workout? Unable to laugh without your abs feeling...
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Your most active summer yet!

Your most active summer yet!

16-Jan-2014

Summer’s the perfect time to get outside and make the most of your local outdoor spaces. Whether you’re in the city and suburbs, by the beach, or in...
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Beat the heat: exercising outdoors in summer

Beat the heat: exercising outdoors in summer

13-Jan-2014

In case stepping outside into the toasty warm air wasn’t indication enough for you, summer has truly arrived across Australia, with much of the country seeing temperatures between 30-40...
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Planning to succeed

Planning to succeed

07-Jan-2014

Every New Year, many of us resolve to be healthier versions of ourselves in the year ahead. Yet sadly, often so few of us actually achieve this goal....
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Mistakes to avoid after an exercise hiatus

Mistakes to avoid after an exercise hiatus

06-Jan-2014

So you haven’t exercised in a while. Maybe it’s been a few years, months, or even just a few weeks. Perhaps you were busy with the festive season,...
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Work it: Key exercises for your core

Work it: Key exercises for your core

09-Dec-2013

Okay, perhaps you’re enough of a realist to know that you may never have a supermodel six-pack, but exercising your core is still a vital part of your...
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Challenge yourself: Taking your workout to the next level

Challenge yourself: Taking your workout to the next level

02-Dec-2013

If you’re finding that despite your consistent efforts with exercise your body fat won’t drop, or are simply seeking fresh motivation on your health and fitness journey, then...
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7 Deadly Sins of Strength Training

7 Deadly Sins of Strength Training

11-Nov-2013

While strength training is an essential element of any successful exercise program, there are a few key aspects that you should be aware of before picking up those dumbbells....
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We love working out(doors)

We love working out(doors)

10-Nov-2013

With the weather heating up, it’s a crime not to take advantage of the combination of sunshine and the beautiful outdoor spaces that are available to us all locally....
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Cool Running(s)

Cool Running(s)

28-Oct-2013

If you read the headline of this article and instantly felt a wave of nostalgia for that classic little film about the Jamaican Bobsled team, then we’re totally...
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HIIT - What's It All About?

HIIT - What's It All About?

21-Oct-2013

HIIT – high intensity interval training – is an enhanced form of interval training, which is a cardiovascular exercise strategy alternating periods of short intense anaerobic exercise with...
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How To Sneak In An Early Morning Workout

How To Sneak In An Early Morning Workout

14-Oct-2013

Ever wonder how your super fit mate manages to fit in multiple workouts a week amongst their busy social life and schedule of family commitments? What ...
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Top 5: Bodyweight Exercises

Top 5: Bodyweight Exercises

07-Oct-2013

Forget the “instant” abs promised by infomercial gadgets, the weight-loss body wraps, and any other exercise fad popping up in those online banner ads –...
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The key to happiness

The key to happiness

24-Jul-2013

A positive attitude can have a life-changing impact on your physical as well as mental health. People who are happy experience fewer strokes, heart attacks, pain conditions and...
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Low stress & high energy

Low stress & high energy

19-Jul-2013

Ever notice how your girlfriend is always looking fresh? Or what about that colleague of yours who’s super-charged no matter the day of the week? Stress-free people are...
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Winter Hunger

Winter Hunger

28-Jun-2013

Winter sometimes brings with it the overeating monster and subsequent weight gain. Most people beat themselves up over binge-eating however it's important to realise your hunger pangs are...
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Natural remedies to fight colds

Natural remedies to fight colds

21-Jun-2013

Dropping temperatures, open plan offices, sick children... it's that time of year again when we all become a little more susceptible to the common cold. Follow our top natural...
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Outdoor training

Outdoor training

14-Jun-2013

Most of us love the great outdoors - not only is it more inspiring than indoors and less mechanical, it's now proven to have extra benefits! Today, there is...
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How are those NYE resolutions working out?

How are those NYE resolutions working out?

06-Jun-2013

We’re fast-approaching the middle of the year so where have you gotten yourself with your resolutions? One of the key reasons people fail with goals is that they don't...
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Run like a champion

Run like a champion

31-May-2013

Did you know your running technique could actually be making running harder for you? Correcting this will mean you save some of that wasted energy and convert it into...
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Training for success

Training for success

23-May-2013

Driving a V8 super car may sound amazing, and you might think just sitting and steering would be relatively low on the workout intensity scale right?... ...
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Training for a goal

Training for a goal

16-May-2013

When it comes to motivation there's no better way to achieve this than by goal setting - whether it's completing your first marathon or simply making it up...
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Does cold weather sabotage your workout?

Does cold weather sabotage your workout?

10-May-2013

Nobody wants to spend time outdoors if it’s cold or raining however giving up your regular fitness program during the colder months can be disastrous to your long...
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