How to reduce stress

  • Hallie Criste
  • April 18th, 2019

Stress can be a powerful and overwhelming feeling. Knowing what your triggers are, how it affects you and what you can do to manage it will help minimise the impact. To get you started we’ve compiled a list of nine things you can do to help reduce stress and ease your mind. It’s important to […]

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25 self-care activities to try today

  • Hallie Criste
  • April 5th, 2019

With World Health Day just around the corner, we want to discuss an aspect of your health that often gets overlooked: self-care. Self-care can be defined as activities undertaken with the intention of enhancing energy, restoring health and reducing stress[1]. Essentially, it’s doing something that’s just for you! It means taking time to fill your […]

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Workout motivation: 7 reasons to exercise that aren’t based on weight loss

  • Hallie Criste
  • March 5th, 2019

Everyone’s catching on to the fact that exercise is good for you – but not everyone understands why. At Xtend Barre, we’re all about movement, empowerment, strength and community. From increased energy levels to better sleep, barre will improve your life far beyond aesthetics. If you’re in need of some exercise motivation, don’t worry – […]

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Easy, healthy breakfast ideas

  • Emily Thompson
  • January 31st, 2019

Need some breakfast inspiration for those mornings where you’ve got to run out the door? Look no further! Our very own marketing guru a.k.a nutrition coach, Josie, (@josie_eatyourselfstrong) has come up with three easy, healthy breakfast ideas that are the perfect combination of carbs, protein and fats giving you that boost you need in the […]

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How to cure a hangover

  • Emily Thompson
  • January 23rd, 2019

Almost everyone has experienced a hangover at some stage. And whether it’s a little bit of tiredness, a pounding headache or a queasy stomach – whatever your post cocktail curse may be – one thing’s for certain, hangovers aren’t fun! The good news? There are some simple tricks you can do to help cure a […]

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

  • Xtend Barre
  • November 28th, 2018

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

  • Xtend Barre
  • November 20th, 2018

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

  • Emily Thompson
  • November 13th, 2018

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

  • Xtend Barre
  • November 6th, 2018

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

  • Xtend Barre
  • October 29th, 2018

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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