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5 Tips to Become More CONSISTENT

Many of us would LIKE to be more consistent. I hear it all the time from new students...that they've tried getting fitter, stronger, healthier, losing weight etc before, but for one reason or another didn't stick with it! They struggle with being CONSISTENT - and often it's not just exercise that's the problem. But whatever … Continue reading 5 Tips to Become More CONSISTENT

8 Reasons to Get Moving this Winter

Of course, an exercise routine should be all-year-round for the best results. But, with its cold temperatures, sometimes wet and miserable days and shorter daylight hours, winter sometimes derails our best intentions to exercise, and hibernating indoors looks appealing. While there is nothing wrong with some couch time, it should be in moderation, and not … Continue reading 8 Reasons to Get Moving this Winter

Why the Mediterranean Diet is the #1 Diet in the world

For years, medical experts have observed and confirmed that residents of Mediterranean countries have much lower cases of obesity, cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases than people in the United States and other European countries. After much observation and research, scientists have traced this phenomenon to their diet difference.

Bungee/Suspension Fitness – what the???

The term "bungee" automatically conjures up visions of dare devils jumping off tall bridges and swinging upside down by your ankles. But rest assured, none of that is involved in a Bungee workout...daredevils, you'll have to get your thrills elsewhere. If you've ever dreamed of flying, leaping, and dancing in the air, or working in harmony with the forces … Continue reading Bungee/Suspension Fitness – what the???

Adrenal Fatigue – Fact or Fiction?

What is it? The term “adrenal fatigue” is used to explain a group of symptoms that are said to occur in people who are under long-term mental, emotional, or physical stress - the fact however is this - there is NO SCIENTIFIC PROOF to support Adrenal Fatigue as a true or documented medical condition! Supporters … Continue reading Adrenal Fatigue – Fact or Fiction?

5-HTP – and 5 Science Backed Benefits of Using It

Back in 2011 I was feeling flat! Like my mojo had gone MIA. I instinctively knew that my body was lacking certain nutrients, and after speaking with a Naturopath friend of mine about the possibilities, she suggested that I look into a range of supplements. One of which was 5-HTP! After doing a ton of … Continue reading 5-HTP – and 5 Science Backed Benefits of Using It

HEALTHY PRAWNS w/ZUCCHINI NOODLES

WEEKNIGHT DINNER INSPIRATION One thing I will never say "no" to is prawns - and zucchini comes a close second - so this quick and easy meal ticks ALL the boxes for me 🙂 Prep: 20 MINUTES Cook: 10 MINUTES Serves: 4 INGREDIENTS 2 Tablespoons olive oil1/2 Kg King Prawns, shelled & deveined (weight after shelling)1 Tablespoon minced garlic1/4 teaspoon crushed red … Continue reading HEALTHY PRAWNS w/ZUCCHINI NOODLES

8 Simple Ways You Can Look After Your Joints

In June 2019 I found myself in a wheelchair after breaking my foot in 5 places and forcing the heel bone 1.5cm up into the joint and destroyed all the muscles, ligaments and tendons in my foot - OUCH! I decided against surgery to pull it back down and pin it back together, preferring instead … Continue reading 8 Simple Ways You Can Look After Your Joints

4 Quick Tips to Creating the PERFECT Home Office Space

The key to inspiration and productivity when working from home is a clutter free and well organised space. Here are 4 tips to creating the perfect home office or study area. Ideally, your home office or study should be kept separate from your living space. However, if you don’t have a spare room, set up … Continue reading 4 Quick Tips to Creating the PERFECT Home Office Space

Health & Wellness – for Business Owners

I’ve learned the hard way that our business is only as healthy as we are! We take on many roles – in our business, in our families and in our social life. We say yes to all sorts of requests and opportunities… BUT it’s important to remember that we are also the designer and CEO of our … Continue reading Health & Wellness – for Business Owners

5 Tips To Looking Great on Zoom – without getting off the lounge

Leggings have become your full-time work apparel, and the lounge is our new "office". This has become our new normal during the COVID-19 pandemic, and with all this ZOOM, the video chat service has become a household name! BUT, if you're like a lot of people, you don't necessarily want your clients or co-workers to … Continue reading 5 Tips To Looking Great on Zoom – without getting off the lounge

3 Tips to Stop Being BUSY and Taking Back Your Life

There was a time when having leisure time despite work was seen as a status! People valued their time - and indeed saved/made time - for their family, friends and hobbies. Those who had time for business AND themselves? Well they were seen almost as Role Models. MY-OH-MY - how times have changed! Today, people … Continue reading 3 Tips to Stop Being BUSY and Taking Back Your Life

The ELLEvated Woman

The ELLEvated woman has the whole world in her hands! We've all seen her! We've all wished we could be her! She walks down the street or into a meeting, with her head held high, shoulders back, and a self confidence in her step that we  envy.  She has an air about her that is undeniably attractive, yet has nothing to do … Continue reading The ELLEvated Woman

The “Secret” to my 20kg Weight Loss & Living a Healthier Life Revealed

We're bombarded daily with so much information about losing weight! Which "diet" you should follow! What "workout/s" you should be doing, and how often you should be doing it! It's a full-time job just working out what's right, what's wrong - and more importantly what will work for you! But there is a ONE BIG … Continue reading The “Secret” to my 20kg Weight Loss & Living a Healthier Life Revealed

Winter Wellness Tip | Give Your Face a Little Extra Lovin’

When it comes to Winter, our skin feels the cooler weather as much as we do, so it's important to give it a little extra lovin' during these cooler months. I know "nesting" during winter is, of course, one of life's great joys - but tending to the skin you're in with some care during the cooler … Continue reading Winter Wellness Tip | Give Your Face a Little Extra Lovin’

“HOLY S*#T – that stuff really works!” That time I was SERIOUSLY bloated – and what I did about it…

You know how it goes - you work your butt off all year, and you've been HANGING OUT for the Christmas/New Year break! You make it through (JUST) and head home to enjoy the festivities, some relax time and re-charge the batteries - then all of a sudden out of nowhere...BAM! You're knocked for six with some … Continue reading “HOLY S*#T – that stuff really works!” That time I was SERIOUSLY bloated – and what I did about it…

5 Ways to Invest in a Healthier, more Natural Lifestyle

As I’ve gotten older, I’ve come to realise that a more natural lifestyle goes way beyond just eating your veggies and has a gone a long way to improve my health and wellness. From household cleaners to your favorite beauty products, we’re surrounded by products that aren’t ideal for optimal health. Thanks to a lot … Continue reading 5 Ways to Invest in a Healthier, more Natural Lifestyle

STRESS & HORMONES! How they impact our weight – and what we can do about it!

Recently I was invited to do a Facebook Live video presentation for a local group - What's On In Our Backyard. The topic was "STRESS & HORMONES! How they impact your weight - and what we can do about it!" It got the attention of over 2000 people on Facebook, and I've been contacted by a … Continue reading STRESS & HORMONES! How they impact our weight – and what we can do about it!