Nichelle Laus: The Kickboxer

Want a body like THIS? We chat with kickboxing instructor and fitness model Nichelle Laus. What possessed you to take up kickboxing? I came from a broken, very dysfunctional and abusive childhood. My self-esteem and confidence had taken a beating as a result, which in turn filtered to school. It made me a prime victim, a target for the ‘mean girls’. I was always very physically active and one of…

April 3, 2015
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Money management tips for couples

Separate bank accounts? Shared property? Find out how to successfully manage your money. Step 1. Be brutally honest with each other Step one’s not fun, but it’s a solid foundation and will serve you for years. Have ‘the talk’First discuss your relationship goals so you know whether you’re on the same page about that trip to Corsica. If he’s making his own lunches to fund a man cave, one of…

April 3, 2015
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5-minute wind down

 Stressful day at work? There’s an easy way to wind down. Walking in nature is among the best ways to wind down and reconnect after a brain-frying day, according to Dr Aaron Michelfelder, MD, from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. “Our stress hormones rise all day long in our bloodstream and taking even a few moments while walking to reconnect with our inner thoughts and to check in…

April 3, 2015
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3 pillars of vitality

April 2, 2015

I have three key pillars when it comes to getting the best out of my day. These bastions help me to think more clearly, make better decisions and generally be more productive when writing and coaching, explains WH&F Head Trainer Nikki Fogden-Moore. I hope they help you think differently about exercise when you are busy balancing work or study, family, friends and your own fitness goals. 1. Fresh Air Clear…

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Low libido?

  No interest in sex? Low libido is more common than you might think. Question is, when is it a problem? Memo: not everyone else is begging their partner to fake a morning meeting to squeeze in a quickie (or soliciting hookups on Tinder every second night). Far from it. In a landmark study, researchers from La Trobe University, the University of Sydney and the University of New South Wales…

April 2, 2015
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Meet our cover model: Sara Fennell

Want to look like THIS? We ask our June 2014 cover model Sara Fennell to share her fitness secrets. The gadgets/websites/apps I use to boost my health and fitness are twistmetoned.com and the twistmetoned app. They offer guidance and accountability to keep you on track. My focus is on my health and wellbeing all year round. I don’t like the way I feel when I am inactive and eat unhealthy…

April 2, 2015
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6 ways to step out of your comfort zone

Want to change your life? It’s time to step out of your comfort zone and take action! 1. Give yourself an incentive Rather than punish yourself by denying yourself every element that makes up your comfort zone (say a Mars bar while you wait for the kids to finish footy training), choose a healthier substitute and view it as a reward. Be curious about what it can add to your…

April 2, 2015
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Holly Barker’s cover model secrets

Find out how to be a cover model with Holly Barker’s top tips! Exercise secrets Yoga has helped with all aspects of my fitness regime.  Implementing three to four sessions a week as a complement to my weight lifting has helped me get more out of my workouts. I am able to reach deeper into an exercise and perform exercises with proper form and function with minimal risk of injury….

April 1, 2015
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10 ways to bring your holiday home

Returning to work after your annual 4-week holiday can feel like Monday morning on steroids. Extend that holiday with a few simple changes to your routine. 1. After walking throught the door, give yourself the first hour of your time. 2. Only do one thing at a time. Leave the multitasking for work. 3. Eat something you wouldn’t normally eat. 4. Turn the phone off after dinner. 5. Have a…

April 1, 2015
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Meet our cover model: Amanda Adams

  We chat with our gorgeous cover model Amanda Adams. On career bucket listsWhen I started out in the industry I knew I wanted to inspire other girls and women to live a healthier lifestyle, but at the age of 22, I was still learning who I was and what I was most passionate about. Did I want to focus on training? Nutrition? Competing? Modelling? Once I started treating myself…

April 1, 2015
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