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Christmas School Holiday Sessions for Kids

    Stuck for something to do with the kids in the holidays leading up to Christmas? Our popular school holiday sessions will be running again, both in the week before Christmas and during January. Suitable for primary school-aged children, these...

Surviving and thriving this festive season

Hand up if you find this time of year exhausting?! Then you’re definitely not alone! Everyone I speak to at the moment seems to be running on fumes. Just hoping they can maintain their last shred of energy long enough to get through the inevitable rush of...

Why more women are reaping the benefits of boxing

(source: http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/health-and-wellbeing/why-more-women-are-reaping-the-benefits-of-boxing-20171026-gz8wn8.html) Sylvia Scharper was just 16 years old when her father died, pitching her into a grief so profound she failed to process it...

Why we should stress less

I've been wondering lately, when did stressed out and exhausted become the norm? Has it always been this way or is it a relatively recent phenomenon in this do-it-all, have-it-all era? In our quest to be the best wife/ mum/ daughter/ partner/ boss/...

How having FUN could help you lose weight

As I sit down to write this, my youngest daughter is playing imaginary games in her bedroom with Lego and my eldest is spending the week with her best friend’s family at the beach. Meanwhile I’ve just sat down after running a couple of training sessions...

What Are You Waiting For?

I went to Vietnam with my family recently and, having not been overseas for a couple of years, I’d forgotten how much time you spend waiting around when you’re on holidays. I know some people revel in the downtime but it drives me insane! I just think about all the...

Is alcohol making you fat?

I've decided to go alcohol-free this month. Not for any particular reason – I'm not raising money for a worthy cause, although if you need a reason that’s a good one – I just like to lay off the booze for a few months each year. Sometimes it’s because I’m training for...

Sweet nothings

It’s fair to say I’ve had a love/hate relationship with sugar over the years. Unfortunately for me it’s been pretty one-sided – as in, I love sugar but it doesn’t love me back. It leaves me feeling bloated, tired, gassy and worst of all, always wanting more. So giving...

Fast food – part 3

A strange thing has happened in the past week, I’ve found myself actually looking forward to my fast days. (For those who've just tuned in, I'm experimenting with the 5:2 diet for a month - see previous posts for the back story). I'm kind of enjoying getting in touch...

Fast food – part 2

So I’ve just come off the second fast day in my first week on the 5:2 diet and while I can’t say it’s been easy, I feel like I’m starting to get in the groove of it. The first fast day was tough – I found myself starving at 10am, having had a breakfast of one...

Fast food

If you’ve opened a women’s magazine, read a fitness blog or watched a morning talk show lately, chances are you’ve heard of the latest craze that’s sweeping the diet landscape. Google “fasting” or the “fast diet” and you’ll see what I’m talking about. Not a diet in...

Quinoa

Recipes QUINOA Chances are you’ve heard of this protein-packed superfood, but many people aren’t exactly sure what to do with it. Similar in appearance to couscous, quinoa is a gluten-free seed (although it's often referred to as a grain) that's been used by the South...