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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....

Learn to Run

13 Mar 2016, As the cooler weather approaches, it becomes a perfect time to learn how to run long distance. I taught myself to run when I first embarked on my weight loss journey and I loved the feeling of accomplishment as I learned to slowly increase my distance over time plus the added benefits of cardio fitness and the mental challenge. Over time I grew to love the sport of running long distance which really helped me to de-stress and I also found it gave me valuable thinking time away from....

Reviewing Your Progress!

6 Mar 2016, Half way through Term 1 and now it's time to review your progress! It's hard to be your own critique, but if you are looking for results by the end of this current term it's now time to review, reward and/or reset - yes there's still time! Here's some helpful hints to keep you on track or get you back on track for the remainder of the term - and don't forget that you can do this self-review at any time. Remember, only you can make the decision to make changes in your life for....

Favourite Walks Around Sydney

28 February 2016, I love going on a long recovery walk at least once a week. This is a great activity you can either do on your own, with your friends or family. Walking helps me de-stress and think more clearly, and it's great for muscle recovery too! Here's a few great spots that you really must discover if you have not already done so - local and also a few out of the area as well. Add them to your list of activities to try on the weekends with friends and family! THE BAY RUN - 7KM....

Get off the Diet Merry Go Around

22 Feb 2016 - If you find yourself constantly on yo-yo diets, it's time to get off the merry go round. Some of you have heard me say before 'I don't believe in fad diets'. Mainly because they don't teach you any useful every day life skills. In short, diets should be replaced with healthy sustainable eating for the long term. Replacing regular meals with shakes, lemon juice detoxes, 1 type of food or eating at irregular intervals are examples of unsustainable eating habits. Eating....
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