Top 5 Benefits of Spin

Low impact Spin is a GREAT alternative for people with knee, foot or hip injuries as there is very little impact on your joints unlike other forms of cardiovascular exercise.   Set your own pace The spin instructor acts as a guide however YOU set the speed and the resistance on your bike so you […]

Ten minute energy boost

If you’re short on time or just want a bit of an energy boost during the day – these quick but effective workouts are just the thing! Do each exercise for 1 minute then repeat. Ten minutes and the job’s done!   WORKOUT 1 Squats Push ups Squat jumps Forearm plank Walking lunges   WORKOUT […]

Five Tips for Living Big!

It’s easy to lose focus on ourselves – we get so caught up in our daily lives looking after other people, working, running kids around…. then collapsing into bed at the end of the day with our minds racing thinking about what we have to do tomorrow! It’s not possible to cancel commitments but it […]

The Diet Trap

Diets don’t work. We know that – so why do we keep going back? There always seems to be a new diet on the market – elimination diets, supplements, ‘healthy food plans’ – but all focus on depriving intake, creating food rules and unrealistic eating patterns that aren’t sustainable in the long haul. The fact […]

Re-energise for spring

  I was hiking at Werribee Gorge on the weekend and it was beautiful to see the wattle starting to bloom, which always triggers a wonderful change in my mood and mindset because it means spring is on the way! Spring is a time of growth and renewal in nature so it’s a great opportunity […]

Goal Setting

  Goal setting. It’s probably something you hear the Take Shape team talking about all the time, something your employer may mention at work, something you may mention yourself to your colleagues, partner or kids, but is it something you actually put into practice? In theory, goal setting is simple. The best approach, is like […]

Quinoa and Cauliflower Salad

Ingredients: Pumpkin Cauliflower 2 cups of cooked quinoa Half a cup of cranberries 1 cup of coriander 2 cups of spinach leaves (optional) half a cup of slivered almonds(optional) half a cup of sunflower seeds (optional) Dressing: half a cup of lemon juice ¼ of olive oil salt and pepper Method: Chop pumpkin and cauliflower […]

FIVE WAYS TO GET OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE

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