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You know the one — he’s the type of dad who would keep a diary just to keep track of marathons and his fitness schedule and loves nothing more than to spend his weekends being active (in and outside the gym). If this sounds like your dad, then you’d know buying him a mug and […]

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Glute activation exercises to keep you in line. Your gluteus maximus, medius and minimus play a pretty important role in maintaining your posture and helping you power through the day. Yet they can easily get neglected in your training when the bigger muscles around them take over. When you do a squat, can you feel […]

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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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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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Pregnancy has many wild physiological rides: from your growing belly, to loosened ligaments, surges in hormones and fluctuating blood pressure. We speak to the experts to discuss the benefits of exercising during pregnancy.   “Pregnancy was once considered a time for rest, when women were advised to take it easy and refrain from participating in […]

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Looking for an escape that combines your love of adventure and sampling new cultures with far-flung destinations? Then now’s the time to put your leave application in, as we take you through our top 5 adventure holidays.   1. BELIZE – DIVING With it’s famed aquamarine iris, Belize’s Blue Hole on the Lighthouse Reef is […]

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