Oh my oh my oh my. I feel like I blinked and now the weekend is over Team. It was a crazy busy one, full of workouts and catch-ups and puppy cuddles and a little too much wine. Some would say that’s exactly the way a weekend should be! [Read more…]
Sleep. Most of us love it, and most of us probably don’t get enough of it, the implications of which can be both physiological and psychological. Sleep is when your mind and body rest and rejuvenate, and a disturbed sleep can negatively affect your mental state, as well as impact your immune and nervous systems. [Read more…]
Can I let you in on a guilty secret? I’m always skipping out on ab stuff. Unless I sneak it into the middle of my workouts there’s no freaking way I’ll be doing it… I just always find something better to do, like run off to my next appointment, eat my lunch, watch the grass grow. So usually I try to approach abs in a similar way to a mother trying to get her child to eat veggies without it noticing what’s going on. Except in this scenario I’m the mother and the child. It’s a bit like squats, push-ups, plank, lunges… what? Noooo, no abs here Jess, you totally imagined it.
Sometimes it works. Sometimes it doesn’t. Let’s face it, it can be hard to fool yourself in this kind of scenario. I shouldn’t be such a baby about it though. After all, I know how good it is for me, and who doesn’t want a killer six-pack? (Or at least a two-pack, right?). And throughout the 28-Day Abs Challenge I’m really diligent! But then I fall back into back habits.
Anyway, this week I’ve decided that I will commit to a short standalone abs workout on five of the seven days. It’ll only take 10 minutes and you should do it with me!
Whaddaya ya say?
Live in Sydney and want to help me raise money for a good cause? Come to my fundraising training session! See above and RSVP by Wednesday. I’ve got an awesome session planned, with lucky door prizes from some amazing companies – so get on board! [Read more…]
I love working out… which is lucky really, because otherwise being a personal trainer would have been a very poor career choice. [Read more…]
Andrew ‘Pap’ Papadopoulos is the newest IsoWhey® Sports ambassador, owner and operator of BattleFit Australia and was the star of ESPN’s search4hurt Season 2.
A fortnight ago I was lucky/unlucky enough to take part in a session run by Andrew and sponsored by IsoWhey® Sports. 100% honesty, I loved every sweat-filled second of it. Andrew takes a pretty honest, no bullshit approach to training – which I love – so I wanted to find out a little more about him, his own training ethos and steal some of his tips for getting the most out of training.
I did it all for you, ladies. [Read more…]
So you’re new to exercise. That’s good!
But it’s Monday morning. Blergh.
And you had a big weekend. Double blergh.
You’re supposed to work out today. Double, triple, quadruple blergh. [Read more…]
KIDDING (that would make me the worst personal trainer ever).
You whip up a smoothie of course! [Read more…]
Mondays. It’s fair to say that not many people really truly love them. It’s kind of a shame really, because they offer so much; a fresh start, a clean slate, a whole week of opportunity! But I won’t go into that in too much detail because hearing that on Sunday night will probably make you want to hit me. [Read more…]