Workouts are easier with music. Whether your library swings toward pop, rock, indie or rap, countless studies show that you really can’t beat a good quality playlist to motivate you and maximise your performance in the gym. In fact, a study by Olympic sports psychologist Professor, Peter Terry, found elite athletes who trained with music […]

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Each day thousands across the globe hit the gym and eat their carefully chosen foods in order to feel good and perform at their best.  We all know that exercise is great for us and years of evidence support this. Exercising is good for our health – period. The endorphin rush that comes with a […]

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Melissa Hickey has made history this year playing in the AFL’s first national women’s football competition for the Melbourne Demon’s Football Club. When she is not being one of the best defenders in the game, Melissa is a fitness consultant by day. Here, Melissa shares how she stays in shape and her what a typical […]

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The word ‘cardio’ is often met with a visceral response; you either love or loathe it. If you’re in camp ‘loving it’, you’re in the minority. Over the past few years gym-goers have been encouraged to ditch long periods on the treadmill in favour of shorter, high intensity sessions. HIIT (high intensity interval training) has […]

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To all the Mamas and soon-to-be-Mamas out there, how familiar does this sound: “You’re pregnant! Why are you exercising? Is it even safe?” or “Surely you shouldn’t be lifting weights while pregnant?” I’ve worked with many pregnant women over the years, and one thing’s for sure; when you’re pregnant, it seems your life and personal […]

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We all know that regular exercise is good for our physical health. Decades of research has consistently found that those who engage in moderate to intense activity, at least 3-5 times each week, are significantly more likely to enjoy health and wellness. More specifically, regular exercise helps with weight control, reduces risk of cardiovascular disease […]

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