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NYC Post-Pregnancy Journey

29 August 2016, My post-pregnancy has started with me joining my hubby in NYC while he is completing some contract work. With 3 wonderful trainers in place back home to take our face to face sessions at 'ibelieve fitness' this has allowed me to keep my family together and also allowed me a focus in these early weeks to get started on my post-pregnancy fitness journey. Brody was born by C-section so the recovery has been a little slow to my liking as although I know it's major surgery, i....

Fun Run Preparation – Hill Work

10 July 2016, Fun Run Prep Tips - It's time to embrace hills. I personally have a love hate relationship with hill work, and with races like the City2Surf they really need to become an important part of your fun run race preparation. The City 2 Surf has lots of gradual inclines and also some very steep hill climbs like the famous Heartbreak Hill. I've had a lot of people confuse the earlier gradual inclines in the race around Kings Cross and Double Bay for mini heartbreak hills, but trust me....

Preparing for City2Surf – Leg Power

13 June 2016, This is my 2nd tip for preparation in the lead up the City2Surf and in fact any running event that you are planning on entering - even if it's just learning how to run your first few kilometres. You need great leg muscle leg strength to power you on during your run. This is where compound exercises like Squats, Lunges and Calf Raises become an extremely important part of your training regime. Build your quad, glutes, hamstrings and calf muscles to power you through long....

Advantages of Green Veggies

5 June 2016, Green Veggies are absolutely essential for a fabulous healthy diet and with so many green leafy vegetable varieties to choose from, there is bound to be at least a few that you will find to love to include regularly in your daily intake. Green leafy veggies help fuel your body, build up your immune system, help lower cholesterol and aid in the fight against disease - It has now been proven to show that veggies like brocolli are aiding in the prevention of cancers.... now who's....

Preparing for City2Surf – Interval Training

30 May 2016, City2Surf Interval Training - If you are preparing to run the City2Surf, the best place to start is with some basic Interval Running Training. Interval training is quite simply alternating between running and walking distances. Ensure you are warmed up appropriately, and then alternate between running at a hard pace for a period of time - say 2 minutes - and then switch to a slow jog or walk for about the same amount of time until you can catch your breath. As you progress....

My Top 3 Quick Wins for Weight Loss

22 May 2016, TOP 3 QUICK WINS - If weight loss is your goal and you are just starting your journey or looking to get back on the right track after your losing your way I highly recommend starting out by creating some life-long healthy habits that in my opinion can be really 'quick wins' as they are quite simple to implement. No.1 - Water Intake. So many people I speak to are just not drinking enough water and this becomes even more important once you embark on a fitness journey, especially....

Staying Committed

15 May 2016, Commitment to your training can be challenging, but if you want results then it's time to get tough with yourself and really work for it.  For me it starts with treating all your workouts like extremely important meetings. Trust me, i've heard all the excuses under the sun - it's too hot, it's too cold, it's too windy, it's raining, i'm tired, my child is sick, i'm sick..... and maybe if you've been training with me for a while you have even heard this little pep talk from me....

Tips to Stay Healthy Over Easter

20 Mar 2016, Easter is next weekend so it's time to plan ahead for a Healthy Easter this year and avoid undoing all your hard work! You are most likely going to be faced with chocolate easter eggs, get togethers with family and friends and you may even be planning a small get away to take advantage of the long weekend. So here's some simple steps to help you stay ahead of all the temptations that you are likely to encounter of Easter! 1-Stock the fridge and pantry with healthy foods and....
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