27 Mar 2017
Thoughts in Gym

7 Thoughts We Have All Had During A Workout!

Author: Kate Kraschnefski, National Training Team Captain at the Australian Institute of Fitness Whether you are an avid gym goer, or have recently commenced your fitness journey, there is no doubt that you have found yourself deep in thought while at the gym, but don’t worry you are not alone! During a workout there are […]

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15 Mar 2017

IS HEALTHY FOOD TOO EXPENSIVE?

There is no doubt, that you can spend a lot of $$$ on healthy food, particularly if you are going for produce that has been hand raised by Tibetan monks and blessed on a mountain by Sun gods. But this is not the only option out there, so we would like to dispel the myth […]

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19 Dec 2016

EATING HEALTHY? WHO’S GOT THE TIME?!

By far, one of the biggest reasons that we hear from people for not eating healthy isn’t that they don’t know where to start, it’s because they don’t have time. Between trying to get the kids to school, partners who deserve more attention and meeting after meeting, most of us can only squeeze in enough […]

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14 Dec 2016

HOW TO SET FITNESS GOALS THAT STICK

Whether you have a goal to lose five kilos, or you plan to run your first 5km event, the key to your success is to set clear and concise goals to help get you there. Setting a goal is an essential part of any fitness journey, whether you are new to the gym, or you […]

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18 Nov 2016

PREPARE YOURSELF FOR SUMMER RUNNING

As the song goes “Summer runnin’ had me a blast, summer runnin’ had me so fast” (that’s how it goes, isn’t it?!)..We want to help you get prepped and ready for running this summer and with these tips and tricks, you’ll be having a blast and fast! TIP 1: CHOOSE YOUR GOAL – WHAT DISTANCE […]

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17 Nov 2016

WHAT IS MINDSET?

If we break the word mindset into two parts, the challenge is not so much the mind part, but the set.  What happens when we get set in a certain way? Many mindsets are conducive to us experiencing , so we don’t want to mess with these.  The optimistic mindset, the resilient mindset, the curious mindset – all […]

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14 Nov 2016

THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF PUSHING YOUR PRAM

Working in a busy maternity hospital is such a great job; I get to meet so many young women who are going through such an exciting time of their lives. It’s no secret though that having a baby is a life changing event! It can certainly take time for mums to settle in at home […]

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12 Oct 2016

FEELING OVERWHELMED?

Our brains aren’t equipped to handle modern life.  Our cerebral brains responsible for logical thinking have only been with us for around 2 million years (within a process over 100 million years) and evolved out of ‘fight or flight’ mode relatively recently in evolutionary terms. Add to this the pace of change that technology now […]

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09 Sep 2016

MINDSET AND WEIGHT LOSS

There is forever going to be people claiming to have the secret to weight loss – the special diet, the ultimate fitness program, the perfect pill.  If you want to lose weight it is easy to be drawn in by the lure of the easier or “only” way to get it right.  The reality is that without […]

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09 Aug 2016

5 REASONS WHY STRESS IS KILLING YOUR FITNESS RESULT

Stress. A word so frequently used in our everyday lives, that we have all become accustomed to just accepting it. The problem is, do we really understand what stress does, and how it can impact our fitness results? Maria Simeone, Fitness Coach at the Australian Institute of Fitness exposes five reasons why stress is killing […]

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08 Aug 2016

HOW TO STAY WELL WHEN WORKING OUT

Being consistent with your training is vital in the ongoing pursuit of your health and fitness goals. But you also need to stay well when working out if you’re going to get where you want to go. Try these 3 key strategies to help your immune system to function at its best. 1. BALANCE YOUR […]

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14 Jul 2016

LISTEN WHILST YOU WORKOUT!

Audible, the world’s leading producer and seller of audiobooks, has recently revealed research that 5.6 million Aussies are embracing a new form of ‘me time’ entertainment by listening to audiobooks. When it comes to multitasking, Aussies are temptation bundling; a term coined by U.S researcher Katy Milkman, which refers to the act of bundling something […]

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