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Benefits of Suspension & Training with TRX Master Trainer Marin Lazic 

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Marin Lazic, a national league water polo player, became one of three TRX master trainer in Australia, and now runs the TRX Training Sydney facility in Rozelle. Lazic talks to Inside Sport about the benefits of suspension training and an insight into the TRX way of doing thing.    The TRX backstory is an interesting one: the gear was founded by a Navy SEAL, Randy Hetrick, who improvised a contraption while on […]

A beginner’s guide to the WSL Champs

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The world’s best surfers are waxing up their boards ready to surf their way to a champion title with Quiksilver and Roxy Pro. The competition starts today, right through until March 22, 2018. See 37 men  and 17 female and wildcards vie for champion status. The event takes place on the beautiful Gold Coast, at […]

5 Active things to do on the Gold Coast when not attending a Commonwealth Games event

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If you’re heading to the Gold Coast for the Commonwealth Games, you’ll be looking for some fun things to do between events. We’ve put together a guide to the best things to do. Swimming at Currumbin Rock Pools A popular swimming spot with locals and just 15 minutes from Currumbin Beach is this hidden jewel […]

The only 12-week plan you need for marathon season (part 2)

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With running season soon approaching, we recently mapped out part 1 of our 12-week race preparation plan. Spoiler alert – if you haven’t been following, start from the plan for week 1 (which is the base phase where you build your endurance and prepare for harder workouts) then follow through with this schedule. This plan […]

5 Essentials every personal trainer needs

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Starting out as a personal trainer and about to start advertising for clients? There are a few essentials you won’t be able to live without. 1. Activewear for all occasions Showing up for an appointment in your favourite trackie dacks and a t-shirt that’s seen better days won’t create a professional impression. It’s important to […]

Can I change my body shape?

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Apple-shaped women are at more risk of having a heart attack than men, according to the latest research from the Journal of the American Heart Association. It’s not unusual for us to want to change body shape, but is it possible? What body shape am I? The Apple: Round like an apple, particularly in the […]

How to perfect your freestyle stroke like a world champion

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It’s never too late to take up swimming, and if you ever needed proof of that you only have to look at 99-year-old George Corones, who broke two world records last week in Queensland for his age group. And to think he only started swimming for health when he was 80. George told BBC in […]

To stretch or not to stretch? That is the question…

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It has been standard procedure to stretch prior to a workout or sports practice session. We’ve all reached for our toes or engaged in a pose that stretched our hamstrings until it felt uncomfortable. This technique, known as static stretching, was thought to increase flexibility, lengthen muscles, improve performance and prevent injury. But in present-day […]

The must-have app for all fitness instructors

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Whether you’re a group fitness, yoga or boot camp instructor, your clients depend on you to be at the top of your game. Sick days equal frustrated clients and even loss of income. But what if there was an easier way to find cover when you’ve woken up with the head cold from hell or […]