Must-visit spa retreats in Victoria, Australia

February 13, 2016

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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Salted caramel post workout smoothie

February 2, 2016

Change up your post-gym snack with this salted caramel smoothie by @silverspies. 3 heaped tbsp (approx. 30g) of natural whey protein (WPI or WPC) 2-3 medjool dates (depending on desired sweetness) 1/8 tsp pink Himalayan salt 1 large frozen banana ¼ tsp cinnamon 1 cup rice milk Simply place all ingredients into a blender & blend until smooth and creamy. Pour and enjoy. NEXT: Choc chip banana protein ice cream……

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7 tips for workout success

WH&F head trainer Nikki Fogden-Moore shares her tips for workout success. 1.    Find exercises you love2.    Mix up the order of things3.    Take your gym outdoors4.    Bring a friend and put an interval timer on your phone5.    Pump up the sounds6.    Be grateful that you’re able to plan and create the body and the life you want. Gratitude for where you are at now is integral to getting to where…

January 5, 2016
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How to apply flawless foundation

Get the perfect summer glow with make up artist Rachel Wood tips for flawless foundation. 1. Maintain moisture “Your foundation will go on so much better if your skin is thoroughly hydrated with the appropriate moisturiser for your skin type – if your skin is well balanced then it won’t be trying to suck up the moisture from your foundation.” 2. Primer “A good primer will even out tone and…

January 2, 2016
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4-week ab workout

  If your wish list includes strong abs that pop, this ab workout by WH & F Trainer Nichelle Laus will tick the box while carving an hourglass waist.     Designed to trick your muscles into faster progress, this six-move power circuit leverages the principles of repping to failure with minimal rest between moves. At a glace: 6 moves 2 sessions a week 4 weeks 6-pack Are you game?…

December 31, 2015
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Summer Body Warrior Challenge – wk2 strength

November 26, 2015

Use this strength session to compliment your wk2 cardio and step it up!            Equipment Weight plate 5kg, 10kg, 15kg Mat Cone This one is a tough one. So be ready to put that warrior paint on and bring it. This workout can be done indoors or outdoors, just ensure you have approx. a 20 m length of space you can run. Set you mat up…

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How to do the splits in 6 weeks

  Learn how to do the splits with our step-by-step guide. It’s surprising what you can achieve in 6 weeks! While doing the splits probably seems a world away from your cross-legged default desk chair position, the improvement trajectory is steep. “I’ve had students who have never done the splits who managed to achieve them in a matter of weeks,” says dance teacher Lara McGirr. (She’s also had students who…

October 28, 2015
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4 reasons you’re not shedding those last few kilos

  Struggling to lose those last few kilos? Here are some common weight loss saboteurs that might be getting in your way. 1. Liquid energy Less filling and easy to over-consume. Smoothies and juices may seem like healthy options, but can be packed with sugar and kilojoules. Cut back on sweetened beverages. Think carefully about long-term alcohol habits and drink less.   2. Portion size Eat slowly and use smaller…

October 26, 2015
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9 tips for spring fitness

Want to kick-start your spring fitness goals? We ask PT Kim Beach to share her top tips for success. Her shape-up philosophy is all about balance and finding ways to keep the peace between fun, fitness and food. 1. Don’t weigh yourself every day. “This will allow you to focus on the positive things you need to do to achieve your goals and not let the scales dictate your emotions….

September 11, 2015
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Happy Baby yoga pose

  Feeling stressed? Relax your body with the Happy Baby yoga pose. How to Lift the legs up in the air, taking a hold of the outsides of your feet into Happy Baby. Pull the knees in towards your armpits and stack the ankles above the knees. Keep the core activated, and the hips on the floor. Relax through the neck and breathe. Exhale, release, lying prone on the floor….

September 10, 2015
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