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Disconnect to Reconnect: Why You Should Try a Digital Detox This Summer

Go back 20 years to when internet was kept to the evening and calls were kept to the landline. Fast-forward to now and Australians spend on average 10 hours a day on internet connected devices. It’s fair to say that the advancements in digital technology have impacted and improved our lives in a big way. […]

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3 Mindfulness Exercises

Mindfulness is having a big moment right now, and rightfully so! Most of us have heard about the benefits that mindfulness can bring but for whatever reason, less of us are making it a priority on a daily basis. The bottom line is – we definitely should! Mindfulness is the simple act of learning to […]

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How to Sleep Better

There’s no question about it, sleep is vital for our overall health and wellbeing. It can have a huge impact on our bodies if we’re not sleeping correctly or not sleeping for long enough each day. With sleepless nights comes tiredness, stress, and a lack of motivation. And while most of us know that a […]

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Mood Boosting Foods

Maybe the weather isn’t what you’d hoped for, your day takes a turn for the worse with an unpleasant email, or perhaps your plans for a catch up with friends falls through. Sometimes your mood can take a beating – we get it! But regardless of what’s making you feel less than inspired, there’s a […]

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The health benefits of water and why you need to stay hydrated this summer

Keeping yourself hydrated is crucial for maintaining good health and working out safely in the Summer heat. But, for a lot of people, hitting the recommended 2L a day goal isn’t always something that’s easily achieved! If you feel like you don’t keep hydrated throughout the day, consider some of the benefits of drinking water […]

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Why changing your training routine is key this summer

With lighter and warmer days on the horizon, there’s never been a better time to change up your workouts. Use the change in seasons to power up your fitness routine this Spring for an unstoppable Summer workout! Follow our top tips for changing workout routines and learn more about how different forms of training complement […]

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Why work out in winter?

Winter is here and it’s cold, and when it’s cold, it’s really hard to stay motivated about your health and fitness! Winter brings the blues, illness, the cold and isolation. You might want to snuggle up indoors, but it’s during the colder months that getting active is even more important. 5 reasons why you should […]

Practicing barre while pregnant

Xtending with a baby bump

For me, pregnancy has been filled with equal measures of relief, excitement and uncertainty. You can’t help prematurely thinking about the long term (I’m sure I’m not the only person who started thinking of baby names within hours of finding out I was pregnant!), but you’re also dealing with the reality of NOW – hormones, […]