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...}

Prepare to succeed | Tips for overcoming your inner saboteur

Inner Saboteur

When it comes to starting and sticking with a new exercise program, nobody undermines our efforts better than we, ourselves, do. The most common stumbling block to developing new fitness habits isn't time or money or access to a gym or clean … {keep reading...}

Why I don’t want to survive the holidays

The holiday season is upon us. Every time I turn on the computer I see articles and posts and Tweets about 'surviving' it. Surviving the stress. Surviving the food. Surviving the 'busy'. Surviving with our waistlines and pocketbooks and … {keep reading...}

Creating new exercise habits| 21-Day ‘Re’-Bootcamp

Starting a new exercise program is easy. I've done it a thousand times. I get it. We all start new exercise programs with the highest of hopes. Hopes that this time we'll actually enjoy working out. Hopes that nothing will 'come up' and get in the … {keep reading...}