• Top spa retreats around Australia
  • Must-visit spa retreats in Victoria, Australia
  • Australian spa retreats in New South Wales
  • Beauty escapes around Queensland, Australia
  • Spa and beauty retreats in Australian Capital Territory
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Holly Barker’s 7 day workout program

We chat to fitness model, trainer and gym owner and WH&F February 2016 cover model Holly Barker about her typical 7 day workout routine.   I am active seven days a week. I am currently lifting five days a week and performing some type of cardio seven days a week. Monday – Hamstrings Stiff-leg deadlift, German volume set 20 warm-up with bar, 10 sets of 10 Lying hamstring curl, 4…

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Upper body workout

Kick start your workout and tone with this upper body workout by fitness trainer, Nikki-Fodgen Moore.   Whether you pop this into your full body workout, use it as a warm up or want to include it as an express upper body workout, these exercises are designed to tone and strengthen your upper body. Express Sessions – 15 minutes •    Go max out on each exercise for 50 seconds then…

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Lower body workout

Get ready to work up a sweat with this lower body and leg toning workout by fitness trainer Nikki Fodgen-Moore. For an express 15 minute session go max out on each exercise for 50 seconds, then rest for 10. Step-Ups Perk: The move combines the action of the lunge with stepping upward, like climbing stairs, to really target your butt and upper hamstrings. All you need for the move is…

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Healthy, nutrient boosting smoothies

Get your daily dose of nutrients with one of these healthy smoothies, each unique and delicious in their own way. FOR FAT LOSS HERO: Matcha (powdered green tea) TIP: Unlike many ingredients with weight loss claims, green tea won’t overstimulate your adrenal glands. If your goal is fat loss, a low-energy smoothie (500 to 750 kJ) is ideal. A smoothie with a low GI level, and high protein and fibre…

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Top spa retreats around Australia

Let us take you on a tour of beauty around Australia this Valentine’s Day. Whether you fancy a cut and polish or want to reset in a luxe retreat admist Balinese gardens, we’ve found a spa to suit. Victoria   New South Wales   Queenland   ACT   South Australia   Tasmania   Western Australia   NEXT >> Check out our beauty section for all your health and beauty tips….

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Must-visit spa retreats in Victoria, Australia

Want to escape the city buzz or relax in exclusive inner city getaways? There’s plenty to experience in Victoria. PURE LUXE Spa de Marrakech The place: A traditional Moroccan bathhouse in Victoria’s picturesque Yarra Valley. There’s a steam temple, and treatments include colour therapy sessions, aromatherapy massage, radiant facials and exquisite dining. At the centre, you’ll find a Roman bathhouse where guests can relax in hot mineral spring water. It’s…

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Australian spa retreats in New South Wales

From resorts and spas, to lifestyle and beauty retreats, find an escape at one of these top locations in New South Wales, Australia.   PURE LUXE Nature’s Energy The place: Everything is based on earthy elements at Nature’s Energy in Sydney’s Balmain. The spa baths are surrounded by dark cobbled stones, creating an experience akin to being in a secluded rainforest. Just leave the kids at home. The experience: Book…

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Beauty escapes around Queensland, Australia

Experience a true Balinese spa escape at these top spa retreats in Queensland, Australia.   PURE LUXE Ikatan Balinese Day Spa The place: Voted best destination spa in Australia, Ikatan Balinese Day Spa is set on an acreage just a few minutes outside of Noosa. Truly tranquil, it boasts gorgeous Balinese gardens and villa-style treatment rooms that truly embrace nature – slightly redolent of a traditional Balinese village. Set deep…

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Spa and beauty retreats in Australian Capital Territory

Treat yourself at one of these beautiful escapes in the nations capital, Australian Capital Territory and let your body heal and relax. PURE LUXE Geranium Day Spa For Women The place: This picturesque bush retreat for women is perfect for a getaway with your favourite lady pals, or by yourself if you’re partied out or just need to reflect and relax. The day spa, situated just 30 minutes outside of…

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South Australian spa retreats

For secluded locations and breathtaking scenery, relax your body and soul at one of these spa retreats in South Australia.   PURE LUXE Southern Ocean Lodge The place: Due to its truly secluded location, perched high on a cliff top, you can only access the treatment rooms via a boardwalk through the coastal flora. Once you reach your private oasis, admire the view, rewind and relax, soaking up the sounds…

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