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Older Australian’s are getting more active

01 Mar 2017 - FitnessRecreation

An interesting article from the Huffington Post says an increase in incidental activity is on the rise as Australians are getting older.

More physical activity reduces hospital stays

01 Mar 2017 - FitnessRecreation

A recent study has shown that walking more could mean less hospital time for those aged 55 and over. Simply being more active for 40 minutes a day has been statistically linked with fewer hospital-bed days.

Healthy Holiday Fitness Tips

15 Dec 2015 - Fitness

The holidays are the perfect time of year to connect with friends, spend time with family and enjoy all the festivities. With just a few simple changes, you can set yourself on track for a healthier and happier New Year. You'll make it easier to beat the Holiday Bulge and that New Year's resolution won't seem nearly as difficult to obtain.

Reclaim Your Motivation

05 Oct 2015 - Fitness

When we start our fitness journey, it’s easy for us to get out and exercise. The workouts are fun and we have a determination to succeed. Fast forward a month however and the routine workouts are a lot less appealing than an extra hour’s sleep while the determination gives way to the apathy and the continual list of goals that are still to be achieved.

The 5 S’s of training with a mate

08 Sep 2015 - Fitness

Ever wondered why people say 'Fitness is more fun with friends" or talk about the benefits of exercising with a mate? Well in this blog, Fitness Specialist Alisa Wells shares the answer as well as tips to maximise your exercise time with friends...

Why do my muscles hurt after a workout?

04 Mar 2015 - Fitness

Ever come off a training session feeling great but found yourself achy 24-48 hours afterwards? You’re not alone.

Workout to Try: HIIT

23 Feb 2015 - Fitness

HIIT, or High Intensity Interval Training is an amazing cardiovascular and fat-burning workout that involves performing exercises at maximum capacity for a short amount of time. This workout has been proven to be more effective in improving overall fitness than an hour long cardio session.

A beginner's guide to lap swimming

08 Feb 2015 - Fitness

If you’re after a ‘whole-body’ workout there is no better option than swimming.

Workout to Try: Barbell

03 Feb 2015 - Fitness

Looking for a barbell workout out? You've come to the right place!

Workout to Try: Cardio Kick-starter

27 Jan 2015 - Fitness

Kick-start your heart with this cardio workout thanks to our team at YMCA Epping.

Workout to Try: Beginner's Workout

19 Jan 2015 - Fitness

New to the gym and don't know where to start? Give this workout a try!

7 tips to help you actually reach your 2015 health and fitness goals

08 Jan 2015 - Fitness

It’s New Year’s Eve, the clock ticks midnight and we start a fresh year filled with hope and optimism, promising to do more exercise, live healthier or lose weight. Fast-forward two weeks later and it may seem that staying on track with your New Year’s Resolution feels near impossible. Fear not, you’re not alone!

How To Find The Right Running Shoe

06 Jan 2015 - Fitness

I remember getting my first pair of brand name running shoes like it was yesterday.

Turn your commute into a fitness workout

18 Nov 2014 - Fitness

For many of us, the commute to work is the most sedentary part of the day. We sit idly in cars, busses or trains, often staring dreamily out the window as the world outside goes by. But your journey to the office and back again is the perfect opportunity to squeeze in some time to be active. Afterall, every little bit counts!

The best way to measure results (hint: no scales involved)

19 Oct 2014 - Fitness

Everyone’s got a perfect number; the number to fit in those pair of jeans, to wear a bikini again or to look amazing in a wedding dress. But what happens when the scales betray us?

The busy mum's guide to exercise

28 Sep 2014 - Fitness

A mum's job is never done, and we know finding time to exercise can seem almost impossible.

A Beginner’s Guide to Running

24 Sep 2014 - Fitness

Let's face it, running is not everyone's idea of fun. We asked our resident fitness buff Chelsea to give her advice on how she grew to love running and went on to complete her first marathon.

How to Get the most out of your gym membership

18 Sep 2014 - Fitness

So you’ve bought a gym membership, now what?

8 benefits of regular exercise

08 Sep 2014 - Fitness

We know that regular exercise is good for you, and that it makes you fitter and healthier in some vague way. But you may not be aware of the extent to which exercise can transform your life.

5 fitness myths you probably believe

28 Aug 2014 - Fitness

So you hought you knew the key to exercise success? Think again. Much of our assumed fitness knowledge is based on hearsay rather than science. To start you off in the right direction, let's make sure you know the difference between fitness fictions and fact.

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