By Topic: fitness

Paradise Pilates: Fiji Core Galore

Welcome back! If your core is fairly deconditioned, I can currently really relate. After several weeks of mainly yoga, swimming and kayaking, I am slowly building back up to looking and feeling like a Pilates instructor. With your core, less can often be more – in particular if you are generally quite sporty and your […]

Paradise Pilates: Fiji Leg Alert

I spent all of September deepening my understanding of yoga in gorgeous Fiji. Staying at Daku Resort in Savusavu, it wasn’t your usual holiday. Instead of  exploring the island or sailing from one to another, I spent my days meditating, practising yoga sequences and chanting with a whole bunch of amazing girls. It was an […]

TRY THIS: wellbeing practice

If you think the latest crash diet, a personal trainer to whip you into shape or the odd nip and tuck will help you become or stay gorgeous, you’re on a one way train to divorcing-your-body-hell. Perhaps you sometimes wonder how models, actresses and celebrities get  incredibly good-looking and healthy and think easy fixes are […]

Training: Embrace Resistance

“There is something terribly morbid in the modern sympathy with pain. One should sympathise with the colour, the beauty, the joy of life. The less said about life’s sores the better.” Oscar Wilde And while it’s easy to get caught up in talking about pain, injuries, reasons why your training session didn’t feel so good, […]

Injury? What Injury?

When you’re sick, laughter, rest and sleep are the best medicine… Unless if you’re an athlete. Elite or not, they’re a particularly interesting breed.  While I understand the concept of rest and strive for balance in my training, I must’ve been sitting on my ears when I was told that rehab exercises won’t help my […]

Time For Play – Pilates Style

As you keep doing Pilates and improve your range of motion and core strength, there are only so many variations and repetitions of the Hundreds you want to do. Let’s face it, Joseph’s exercises are great and the various schools, such as Stott, Polestar, Classical and Romana’s have modified and developed them well. Their teachers are […]

Go Nuts On Fast Food!

Do you like fast food? Me too! The healthy kind! While I love cooking, I’m quite often too busy to want to spend time in the kitchen… This week one of my clients “caught” me with a brown paper bag, big shake and packet of crisps. His comment: “For a second there I thought you […]

Runner’s Knee

This blog post is a direct answer to a question i was asked on facebook… SO if you have any questions, fire away. If I don’t have the answer, I’ll interview those in the know for you. QUESTION: Have you ever had runner’s knee? And what can you recommend? ANSWER: Yes… See the bruised and […]

Deb Roach “Leading The Way” Filex 2012

Billed as the health and fitness industry’s #1 event in Australia, Filex, once again, offered an impressive array of seminars, talks and sessions in 2012. What perhaps stood out most to me on my first (and only – thanks to my broken foot swelling up to ginormous proportions) day at Filex was a glimpse at the […]

Extreme Ironman

Why anyone would enter an ironman would have been completely beyond me just two years ago. And yet, entries to popular Ironman events sell out in minutes. It looks like there are quite a few semi-crazy people out there who don’t mind the odd 3.8 km swim, 180 km bike ride and 42.2 km run. […]