Tips for choosing a sports bra that fits

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Disclaimer: The following is a sponsored post. Classic Shapewear compensated me for sharing my thoughts about what to wear under workout clothes. The pseudo-scientific poll results and tongue-in-‘cheek' comments are entirely my own ;-) Next to … {keep reading...}

The psychology of eating | small behavioural changes add up to big results

the psychology of eating

I am a student of the human brain. Honestly, I love learning about what goes on inside my own head, especially when I’m not even aware there’s anything happening :-) Humans are exposed to hundreds of thousands of pieces of information about their … {keep reading...}

40 plus fitness online training | spring session registration now open

Wanted: 10 inspiring, motivated, fitness-and-health-seeking, eager-to-succeed women in their 40's and 50's to expand and enhance a well-established and energetic online training community. No need to be fit, thin or nutritionally virtuous. This 40 … {keep reading...}

Not your usual New Year’s Resolution post | fitness goals with soul

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This is not your usual New Year’s Resolution post (and not just because it's the third week of January...). No resolutions will be made. Nor will there be any mention of S.M.A.R.T. goals. In my experience, most resolutions and fitness goals tend … {keep reading...}

Exercise for women over 40 | three key strength moves

exercise for women over 40

With age comes wisdom, confidence and beauty (or so we'd like to think...) For many women, the 40’s are a magical decade. Our confidence increases. We care less what the neighbours think. We have our own sense of personal style. And we’re more … {keep reading...}

The science of creating new health and fitness habits


hab∙it; n. 1. actions that are triggered automatically in response to contextual cues that have been associated with their performance; 2. an established disposition of the mind or character; 3. customary manner or practice Behavioural change is … {keep reading...}

My favourite posts of 2014

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This year, I'm doing something I don't normally do over the Christmas holidays. I'm taking a two-week hiatus from training clients, teaching classes, designing programs and creating new blog content. Two-weeks to recharge and relax and recover … {keep reading...}

Fitness clothes that inspire and motivate | EleVenbyVenus

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If you're a regular to this site, you'll know that I don't partner with brands very often. In addition to not wanting to dilute your reading pleasure with too many ads and sponsored posts ( ;-) ), I just haven't found very many brands whose … {keep reading...}

What’s the best workout when I’m short on time? | Ask a personal trainer


I get asked a lot of questions about exercise and nutrition. Questions from my clients, group fitness participants, blog readers and social media followers. Sometimes these questions are of a personal nature and I reply privately. Other times, … {keep reading...}