Cortisol: Friend Or Foe?

Cortisol: Friend Or Foe?

Cortisol is often referred to as a ‘stress’ hormone but its main role is to put you into a state of readiness. It does this by: · Increasing adrenaline to boost wakefulness and focus. · Increasing heart rate and oxygen transportation to muscles. · Mobilizing...
Laurie’s Rant:  What’s Your Priority?

Laurie’s Rant: What’s Your Priority?

Over my 20 years in the fitness industry, I’ve met thousands of people all hoping to get into great shape and improve their health. Without fail, the ones who actually achieve their goals are the ones who are fully aware of what VALUES each of their daily activities...
Laurie’s Rant: You Don’t Have To… You Get To

Laurie’s Rant: You Don’t Have To… You Get To

When it comes to doing more exercise, healthy eating, going to bed early, drinking water or anything else related to achieving any kind of health and fat-loss goals, a lot of people consider these things as chores or inconvenient necessities. When trying to achieve a...
6 Tips To Avoid Injury During Exercise

6 Tips To Avoid Injury During Exercise

We’ve all been there before: we’re in a really good exercise groove and motivated to push ourselves and keep improving, and then… INJURY! Not only is this painful and distressing but it can also completely derail all of your training efforts and plans. The best way to...
Top Tips for Raising Fit, Happy and Healthy Kids

Top Tips for Raising Fit, Happy and Healthy Kids

With well over half of the adult Australian population now classified as overweight or obese, the prospects for the next generation are not looking good. It is estimated that over a third of Australian children are overweight and studies show that overweight children...