“Why I’m not an Olympian”

“Why I’m not an Olympian”

Australian runner Heidi See was on her way to Rio when her Olympic campaign was devastatingly cut short. Running at the IAAF World Relays in 2015 (Photo: supplied) The types of stories you hear during the Olympics are those of success and heroism. Stories where...
The ten-minute workout you should do every morning before work

The ten-minute workout you should do every morning before work

It’s quick, relatively painless and is equal to just about one round of snoozing. #NoExcuses Photo: iStock If you hit that snooze button on repeat and you’ve perfected the 9-minute nap (you know, until it goes off again), we can relate. Getting up in the morning...
This is exactly what you should eat before a run

This is exactly what you should eat before a run

How to fuel yourself to the finish line. Photo: iStock Hydrating is one thing but runners (at every end of the spectrum) need sustenance to get them through a race. Rumour has it that Usain Bolt ate 1000 chicken nuggets throughout the 2008 Beijing Olympics. And, while...
The hilarious hazards of taking up pole dancing as a sport

The hilarious hazards of taking up pole dancing as a sport

Lou Blair’s workout of choice isn’t your regular spin class. Here she shares the pros and cons of swinging on a pole. Image from World of Pole in Blacktown, Sydney Pole dancing is an incredible sport – more and more people now appreciate it for the art-form it...
Inside the cult of F45 training

Inside the cult of F45 training

It feels like everyone you talk to has signed up, but what’s the deal with F45? We speak to the founder, and two recently-converted regulars to find out. Photo: Supplied It feels like everyone you talk to has signed up to F45, which, given it’s the fastest-growing gym...
How to lose 206 calories a day without even trying

How to lose 206 calories a day without even trying

Such a simple game changer. Photo: iStock We’re often told it’s the small tweaks that can help us reach our weight loss goals faster, and for the naysayers this new study might sway your opinion. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has...