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Stand Up to Sitting Down All Day There’s no bones about it. Most of us are sitting creatures. Whether it’s working at our desk, driving the car, catching public transport, enjoying dinner with friends or binging on Netflix – we spend a lot of time on our butts. Yet sitting for prolonged periods isn’t good […]

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While it may be somewhat different to the cyborg that was envisioned in Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Terminator movies, technology is already acting as a less tangible extension of our human potential. Human memory, intention, and actions can fall short of ideal, although fitness tracking technology, including wearable tech, is helping bridge that gap. While there’s no […]

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With over 300,000 Instagram followers, Fitness First Barangaroo Titanium’s PT Jonathan Acero, is quickly becoming as famous as his celebrity clientele. For this month’s 60 Seconds With.., we sat down with the trainer who whips The Bachelor’s Matty J and Laura Byrne’s bodies into shape.   IS THERE A FITNESS PHILOSOPHY OR METHODOLOGY YOU LIVE BY? Progressive […]

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For years gym users have been pounding treadmills and ascending steppers only to have their workout data vanish as soon as they hopped off their beloved machine. At the end of a session there’d be a sea of cardio-lovers standing patiently reading through their key data and metrics, only to lose that information as soon as we departed for the weights area. Aside […]

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As Australia’s leading fitness offering, Fitness First attracts some of the best Personal Trainers in the country. For this month’s 60 Seconds With.. we sat down with celebrated PT Shannan Ponton (The Biggest Loser trainer), who calls Fitness First Dee Why home.   IS THERE A FITNESS PHILOSOPHY OR METHODOLOGY YOU LIVE BY? ‘Hard, but fair.’ I train […]

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Does the idea of crawling through mud, navigating obstacles or running through the wilderness sound like your idea of fun? Then adventure racing could be for you. Part The Amazing Race, part obstacle course, adventure racing has been gaining momentum in recent years. From the world renowned Tough Mudder to Spartan Race and lesser known routes, here’s […]

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