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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YOU CAN HAVE BEAUT GLUTES, TOO!

Beaut glutes are a given for most elite athletes who get them as a bonus due to their tough training regimens. But the rest of us aren’t so fortunate – to achieve buns of steel we need to adopt a regular work-out that’s targeted to the muscles in that area. The good thing about these exercises is that, while they do target the butt, Read more…

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STRENGTH YOGA FOR ATHLETES

Male or female, young or old, practising yoga can benefit everyone. And when it comes to strengthening and toning, it can offer a full-body work-out for your muscles and diaphragm. Could it give you an edge in competitive sport? Quite possibly. Many professional athletes have added yoga to their training regimen. We say, don’t knock it till you Read more…

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10 FOODS AND DRINKS TO HELP YOUR BODY RECOVER AFTER SPORT AND EXERCISE

You’ve just run a zillion miles in your Saturday morning football or netball game and don’t think you’ll ever be able to move another muscle again, or you’ve cycled till your legs ache, or pounded the pavement till your feet are numb… Whether you are a social or competitive athlete, all this exercise has a profound impact on your body, Read more…

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CAN BEETROOT TURN YOU INTO A SUPER HERO?

The latest studies by our top sports institutes confirm that beetroot is a little ball of goodness and may enhance the performance of top athletes. Given that every millisecond counts in most competition sports, could this be the right ‘root’ for you to take? Let’s have a look at the facts… It’s long been known that ruby-red Read more…

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50 SONGS TO GET SWEATY TO – VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE!

There is just something about some songs that resonates with a great work-out. A tempo that drives you to go faster, push harder, strive to be a winner! Here are 50 songs that have made lists around globe as the best songs to work-out to. So, which ones are your favourites? Vote now so we can see! In 2006, Read more…

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THE BACHELOR’S NEW APP WILL MAKE YOU SWEAT…

Some athletes are following strict training regimens, where there is no room for procrastination. But many others just want to maintain their health and fitness to play their chosen sport on a weekend. Working out for an hour a day can be tricky to factor into a hectic lifestyle, but could you do 28 minutes? I chatted with recent Aussie Bachelor and personal trainer Read more…

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17 GOLF DRIVING RANGES AROUND SYDNEY

If you want to practise your killer swing, or the weather is too woeful for a round, a golf driving range is ideal. Take your own clubs to hone your skills (or you can often hire an iron or driver there) then choose how big a bucket of balls you wish to attack. Golf driving ranges are Read more…

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20 PUBLIC POOLS, ROCK POOLS + BATHS IN SYDNEY

Warmer weather means trips to local public pools and baths are more common, whether for laps of leisure to stay fit and healthy, or to further your swimming training. Take a look at our list of public swimming pools in Sydney, both by the sea and in the suburbs. We let you know which are saltwater and chlorinated, and which are heated, so Read more…

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26 SPORT APPS FOR FANS, FUN + FITNESS

Here are a stack of sport apps that will help you get fit, add a bit of sporty fun to your day and keep you informed about the latest scores and much more…

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ARE YOU A FITBIT FANATIC? TAKE OUR TEST!

It doesn’t matter whether you are a top athlete, a social player, or simply want to be fit and healthy and maintain your weight, the Fitbit craze (and the use of other fitness trackers) has well and truly swept the nation. Whereby colour worn around the wrist used to signify bangles, Swatch watches and friendship bands, it now Read more…

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