TERRIFIC TRAMPOLINING VENUES AROUND SYDNEY

Let’s face it, kids love to bounce. And it’s a great way for them to keep active – even in cold or rainy weather. So here are the best spots to do just that all around Sydney.   1. Flip Out, 7 Sydney locations  At Flip Out, the aim is to give you healthy and awesome fun Read more…

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TRY BOX BREATHING … AND RELAX!

Focus is especially important during competitive sports, and the box breathing technique can help to heighten your performance and concentration while being a powerful stress reliever. So why not give it a go to see if it gives you an edge?   Box breathing involves a simple four-second rotation of breathing in, holding your breath, Read more…

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TIPS FOR TRAINING ON COLD DAYS

Chilly days, particularly icy-cold and rainy mornings, can be a big deterrent when it comes to training and exercise. After all, hibernating under the covers or staying warm over a coffee is much more enticing. However, with the right gear, and good old-fashioned grit and knowhow, you can brave the cold and benefit from cold-weather Read more…

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HOW TO RIDE THE 35KM OF CYCLING PATHS AT SYDNEY OLYMPIC PARK

Sydney Olympic Park is a seriously great place to ride your bike. The 35km of cycling pathways (perfect for the whole family, BMXers, and racing and training cyclists) take you through spectacular parklands. You can also pass Olympic icons, shipwrecks, wildlife, art and more along the way. And if you don’t own a bike, simply Read more…

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HAVE YOU PLAYED DISC GOLF YET?

Disc golf is the newest sporting craze sweeping the nation! It’s fun, competitive, inexpensive to play and you can do it alone or in a team, no matter the age of the players. So let’s find out a little more about it…   Created in the ’60s, this game is bit like golf. You follow Read more…

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SYDNEY SPORT: WINTER SCHOOL HOLIDAY SPORTS CAMPS

Sydney Sport’s Winter School Holiday Sport Camps features exciting sports activities, clinics and camps around Sydney for kids of all school ages. School holidays can be a bit of a bore for our young ones and teens, so the following options are a fantastic way to keep them occupied and help them burn energy. They will also refine their motor skills, learn Read more…

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ARE YOU NUTS ENOUGH TO ULTRA RUN? I AM!

If you’ve been to the Blue Mountains lately, whether to Katoomba Scenic World, Wentworth Falls, Mt Solitary or the Megalong Valley, you’ve likely seen an odd breed of human – not a hiker with poles and pack, and certainly not a family-snapping tourist, says trail runner Anne-Marie Cook. These people wear colourful socks, fancy vest-backpacks with tubes Read more…

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COULD YOU BE ADDICTED TO EXERCISE?

OK, so we keep getting told we must exercise regularly in order to stay fit and generally healthy … and possibly stave off a host of diseases. But when does exercise become too much of a good thing? When does it become a full-blown addiction? Let’s find out… On the surface, being addicted to exercise Read more…

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GOIN’ OFF-ROAD: HOW TO GET INTO TRAIL RUNNING

When I started running on surfaces that weren’t, y’know, concrete, I found out a few things, admits experienced trail runner Anne-Marie Cook. The first was that I wasn’t as skilled at ‘running’ as I thought I was. I figured that out pretty darn quickly, as I tripped and slipped my way through a 10-kay, and Read more…

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WHY IS MY KID’S SPORTSGROUND CLOSED AGAIN?!

So, your U9 is eager to get to their Saturday football game, but though it’s a sunny morning, it’s been raining cats and dogs for most of the week. Will the sportsground still be closed, you wonder?   Suddenly, you get that message which says the match has been cancelled by the Council as the ground is too wet to play Read more…

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FYI, DRINKING TOO MUCH WATER IS DANGEROUS!

We’re all told to keep our fluids up, to keep our bodies hydrated during and after spending time in the sun or exercising. But how much of a good thing is too much? It’s true that drinking too much water (known as hyponatremia) can deplete your system of vital nutrients which, in extreme cases, can lead Read more…

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HOW TO MAKE 2017 YOUR ‘PERSONAL BEST’

Athletes and those focused on their health want to better their personal best, win events and overcome any injuries over their sporting season. It can be tough to get motivated and know what to do to make positive changes, so hopefully these 10 tips will help you reach your goals this year. 1. Address your attitude Read more…

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20 NEW-RELEASE SPORT, FOOD AND HEALTH BOOKS!

Laze away summer arvos with a book – and we’re not talking a Mills & Boon romance here. Make it something inspirational, healthy or … delicious! Be it a bio or a novel, there are loads of new titles out now to entertain the whole family… CRICKET The Big Bash Book 2016-17 by Daniel Lane Get Read more…

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UNIQUE XMAS GIFT IDEAS FOR SPORTY PEEPS

Deck the halls with all things delightfully sporty this festive season. Where to start? How about with this list of goodies?! Buy them for loved ones or pop them on your own Chrissie wish list. We’ve arranged our Xmas gift ideas into three price ranges for ease of browsing… ♥ Under $50         ♥ $50 Read more…

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JOG TO IT: FIND A PARKRUN TO DO ON SATURDAYS IN SYDNEY!

Parkruns are a fantastic way to get fit, make friends and challenge yourself. The 5km timed runs take place every week on Saturdays in beautiful parklands. What’s more, they’re FREE! Find a Parkrun, then find your pace! Recently, even journalist and author Peter Fitzsimons got in on the Parkrun action in beautiful Mosman. ‘I googled it, joined, Read more…

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CYCLIST-FRIENDLY COFFEE STOPS ACROSS SYDNEY

Devotees of the bean and bike certainly love their cafes. Members of cycling clubs, MAMILs (middle-aged men in Lycra) and social riders can be seen gracing coffee stops, refuelling after a lengthy or leisurely cycle. So, where do they go? This list may offer a few clues… Cycling in the city, north, east south or west, we have you covered Read more…

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SPINNERS ARE GRINNERS! TRY IT DIY

There are loads of spin classes on offer at gyms around the city, but if you can’t make one at a time that suits, then spin class DIY. Just jump on a bike at the gym or at home and give this 45-minute class a spin… Before you start… Make sure you have a doctor’s ok to Read more…

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30 WAYS TO FIT 30 MINUTES OF EXERCISE INTO A DAY

You really can find time to exercise. Sure, it’s very easy to come up with a string of excuses as to why you can’t, but when it comes down to it, most of us can honestly find at least 30 minutes a few times a week to get our moves on. And the benefits to our Read more…

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A LEG UP ON SHIN SPLINTS…

Any social or professional athlete who has experienced shin splints will tell you … it can really hurt! It can also reduce training and game time. As one of the most common sports injuries, affecting everyone from runners to netballers, footballers and tennis players, here are some tips on preventing and treating this painful injury. What are shin splints? Read more…

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8 CARDIO EXERCISES THAT ARE EASY ON THE KNEES

If you have a sports injury or suffer knee pain, you can’t realistically pound the pavement, join your mates on the footy field or play a round of tennis – therefore running and jogging are out for a while. And even though a run or a jog may be terrific for cardiovascular fitness, they aren’t the only exercises that can get the Read more…

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FITNESS FIRST PARRAMATTA: 5 REASONS BURPEES SHOULD BE YOUR FAVOURITE EXERCISE

What do extreme athletes, gym junkies and footy teams all have in common? They all embrace burpees and regularly include them in their work-out routines. Lots and lots of burpees. But burpees aren’t just beneficial for hardcore athletes or certified badasses, say the fitness experts at Fitness First Parramatta. They’re for everyone! Not only will burpees turn you into an Read more…

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5 ADVENTURE TRIPS FOR STAY-FIT FANATICS

So, you’re not the lying-on-a-beach-or-by-the-pool-for-days type. That’s ok. There are plenty of places you can travel to that allow you to get your fit on while enjoying an escape from the daily grind. Here are just some you may like to book… 1. Cycle the Great Ocean Road Many of us have done the journey via Read more…

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