Monthly Archives: September 2012

The Hulk Complex on the increase

With Summer nipping at our heels, I am generally finding myself bombarded by questions from clients about getting in shape. With the fear of fitting into a swimsuit looming, it can be a confronting time to look in the mirror and then curse ourselves for letting things go a bit over Winter with second helpings of Dads Sunday Roast. But never fear, because hope is not […]

Breakfast on the run!

Finding myself racing to the gym for training, hurriedly showering and then busting out in the Nug mobile to go see my massage therapist meant I was stuck for time with my post workout snack this morning. Nevertheless I had prepared a little beauty of a snack late last night to accommodate for such situations. This little gem is so […]

Looking to lose weight? K.I.S.S

Being in the fitness industry for over a decade now means that I am commonly being asked questions by new clients about everything exercise related you could possibly think of who want to know everything to help them lose the weight fast. More often than not these conversations start of with the phrasing: ‘I read the other day…’ […]

Whats your excuse?

There are certainly many people out there who are truly inspirational and who continue to amaze me everyday, and now Todd Love is one of them. After standing on a landmine in Afghanistan 2010, Todd was left a Triple Amputee. But instead of becoming a victim of his injuries, Todd now travels the world for charity […]

At a loss for motivation?

Being a morning exerciser usually means that when a change in my work hours comes around to force me to exercise in the afternoon I struggle. Bigtime. Mentally my mind is already on its way home to wind down for the evening, physically my body has bypassed the idea of the gym hours ago and is already gloriously […]

One Man, 20 Million Steps

I couldn’t believe after reading this book how I hadn’t heard about Pat Farmer or his amazing feat earlier. In 2011 he ran all the way from the North Pole to the South Pole in around 10 months 13 days or something close, ridiculously fast. He documented his whole journey with a diary and also with […]

Getting a shoe-in on running shoes

Choosing the right pair of running shoes can prove to be an absolute nightmare for the first time, especially if you’re not really sure what you need. But talking to hundreds of people in the gym over the last year about their favourite running shoes, or their brand of choice has led me to believe in three-four major […]

Friday Fitness Funnies

Although I’m a firm believer that all forms of fitness have their uses and place in the world. I certainly favour some over others in terms of functionality. But if your stuck for motivation this weekend, perhaps you could try one of these workouts:        

Training for the trailathlon (try saying that 3 times fast)

What on earth is a Trailathlon I can hear you ask? It’s an interesting concoction of weekend running thought up by Ultrarunner Bernadette Benson for the last event on the Perth Trail series calendar. It’s the ‘big mama event’ to finish up their line up for 2012 and they are calling it a Trailathlon. It consists of a weekend spent camping […]

Beginners Guide to Trail Running

For those of you who enjoy a break away from the hustle and bustle of a busy city, and prefer to be outdoors and amongst it, trail running maybe for you. It takes the average exerciser to places they may only ever see on a tv in a gym, and plunges them into the great outdoors. You can […]

Crunchy Protein Bars

My girlfriend Tess just posted an awesome recipe on her blog that I am just itching to try. For those who are also interested the link is below: Crunchy Protein Bars.

My love hate relationship with Wally Grunta

I visited one of my long-lost loves today and reignited my passion for trail running. Walyunga National Park or Wally Grunta as I affectionately call him is the bad boyfriend that I love to hate and hate to love. He is at times the gentle protector, offering cool water and the shade of the trees, but other times he’s downright abusive […]

Salmon & 4 Veg – Din Dins for two!

As per normal I was faced with the usual dilemma. Bugger. It was Wednesday night, traditionally my cooking night and I had absolutely no idea what I was going to cook! A long stroll through the supermarket ignited a brain wave. Fish, we haven’t had fish for a while. Normally I’m super anal about making sure fish is […]

Longest Bouncy Castle Marathon

It may not seem the an obvious fitness challenge, but bouncing on a bouncy castle is not as easy as it looks, especially when done for 26 hours! In March 2011, as part of the fourth birthday celebrations for Hero’s the Party Experience in Ohio, five staff members set themselves a challenge to beat the […]

Isn’t it supposed to be Spring?

Who knew it snowed in Western Australia? Hope everyone is keeping safe and warm in their houses this morning because these certainly aren’t conditions for being out and about. Please drive safe and secure loose items around your home. We already lost a window!

Low Fat, 99% Fat Free, No Sugar, 50% Less sugar. How to interpret the Goobleegoo.

Marketing. Food Companies invest millions per year in marketing their products to the willing consumer by finding nice little ways to highlight all the benefits on their packaging while fineprinting the unhealthy or more negative ingredients. Which brings me to a question I was recently asked about Yoghurt. The question was: is normal yoghurt better for you or low fat? One of […]