My F45 8 Week Challenge Diary Part 2 – The Big Reveal


  As you all know from my incessant instagram-storying I have been doing the F45 8-Week Challenge. If you missed out on why I have signed up for this rather full on exercise and nutrition challenge you can catch up here. I have been keeping a diary throughout my ordeal (sorry, I really did mean to say joyous experience) on the off chance that anyone who reads this feels inspired to take part next time and wants a thorough understanding of what is involved.   Week Five After being rather naughty nutrition wise the weekend before in Sydney, I was… Continue Reading

Don’t Go Against The Grain


  I have a confession to make: I love bread. That’s probably not surprising but what might surprise you is bread or grain based foods are an essential food group we should all be eating every day. Now I know anything made out of grains or whole grains like pasta, breads and cereals have copped a beating over the past few years by those who think they cause a range of diseases like obesity, diabetes, leaky gut and systemic inflammation, but I’m here to tell you that is all rubbish. Before we go any further I want to make it… Continue Reading

Don’t Ruin Your Metabolism


  In the ever ongoing pursuit to look the way society tells us, people all over the world go on diets and exercise programs to achieve the ideal look and shape. When people start this journey, changing what they eat is par for the course. Science tells us when you eat less food, below the bodies energy requirements, you lose weight. Obviously you want the weight loss to come from body fat, with minimal amounts coming from muscle mass. This is why combining exercise with reduced food intake is great for losing fat and increasing or maintaining muscle mass. When… Continue Reading

My F45 8 Week Challenge Diary Part 1


  As you all know I am doing the F45 8-Week Challenge. If you missed out on why I have signed up for this rather full on exercise and nutrition challenge you can catch up here. I have been keeping a diary throughout my ordeal (sorry, I really did mean to say joyous experience) on the off chance anyone who reads this feels inspired to take part and wants a thorough understanding of what is involved.   The Lead Up I started at my local F45 studio three weeks before the Challenge started and from the get go there were… Continue Reading

Inside the Cult of F45


  On the first day of my recent period of unemployment I joined my local F45 Fitness studio. The F stands for Functional and the 45 for forty-five minutes of bloody hard work. I had heard of F45, of course, as I’m sure most of you have. A lot of my friends either already go or wish they did: but my choice was made, rather lazily, by its proximity to my house (a five minute walk). I rolled up on my first morning in very old exercise gear and without a towel (I somehow missed that in my conformation email)… Continue Reading

Health and Fitness with Tim Robards


  Today’s workshop at the Canberra Centre had the most attendees that we have seen for some time. Although the food from Thrive was delicious, the juices from TopJuice divine, and the goodie bags on point, it might just have been because the person leading the health, wellness and nutrition workshop was none other than the original Bachelor himself, Mr Tim Robards. And yes, he was every bit as chiseled of jaw and ripped of body as he appeared on TV. You may not know (we certainly didn’t) that Tim is actually a chiropractor and has developed a whole healthy… Continue Reading

The Soul Project – New Year, New Perspectives


  The Soul Project Canberra is bringing together a group of inspiring women for an evening of fun discussing health, wellbeing and nutrition. As well as hearing from the incredible women below, enjoy a drink and a chance to socialise as well as raise money for the Eden Monaro Cancer Support Group.   Performers and Speakers include: Amber Nicols – finalist on The Voice Kate Pamphilon – kinesiolgist, complementary medicine practitioner & expert for I Quit Sugar Blair Kelly – NLP coach, Arbonne national vice president & nutritional therapist Danielle Shine – natural food chef, Hay House author, yoga teacher… Continue Reading

Diet and Inflammation


  Over the past two months I’ve noticed way too many articles on the topic of diet and inflammation. So this has compelled me to write up a quick article to give you some background on inflammation and clear the air on the real impact of diet and inflammation. To start, when our bodies identify something as foreign or when we undergo some type of trauma the body reacts with an immune response. This immune response is designed to fight the foreign invader or fix the trauma to bring the body back to equilibrium. So an example of this is… Continue Reading