“Ideal weight according to your body shape, age, and height”

What a Load of $%^& A friend of mine recently shared an article she read published on a ‘stylist’ website of all things. Here the title reads ‘Weight Chart For Women: What’s your ideal weight according to your body shape, age, and height?’ The title itself just infuriated me (I really should learn to chill out but that’s another story). When are the ‘doctors and specialists’ so claimed to have written this stuff going to back off the focus of advertising weight loss as a bunch of figures that everyone…

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Why ‘Concentration Camps’ are Not a Weight Loss Strategy.

By Rosemary Marchese Physiotherapist and mum of 3 fit kids A Note in Response to Comments Made by Dr. Ric Gordon. Dear Dr. Gordon & Channel 9, Why ‘Concentration Camps’ are Not a Weight Loss Strategy. ‘Concentration camps’ have at times (and also very recently) been mentioned, often in passing, as an example of how people have lost weight. While I agree that most often these comments are made without the intention to offend I find that there is something fundamentally missing from the these references of weight loss –…

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4 Ways to Tone Your Thighs

Do you want lean, sculpted thighs and get back into those ‘short shorts’? Strong legs and butt are essential to be able to function well in life. As a physiotherapist I am always concerned about preventing back pain and other injuries. Strong legs and butt can go a long way to keeping all these niggles at bay while also helping to carry you through an awesome outdoor run, chase the kids or just get about doing your daily stuff. How To Do It: Add these moves to your workouts 2-3…

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4 Moves to Tone That BUTT

A strong set of glutes (butt) is more important than you may realise. A lean, strong set of glutes muscles are essential for a healthy posture and the power you need to climb hills and sprint as fast as you can. It’s a big set of muscles and may need a little extra attention. These exercises will challenge your butt, your legs and get you burning kilojoules!       1. Step up – high! Find a step (not too high, not too low) and step up and leap into…

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How to Get Moving When You Can’t Be Stuffed!

Tired? Got no energy? Who can be stuffed getting out of bed to exercise? Seriously, I get it. It’s tough. But here’s the secret. There is no secret. There is no ‘motivation’ to find under a bed. Exercise has to become a habit. No ifs, or buts. You just need to move and make no exceptions.

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No Flabby Arms Workout

Want to get rid of some that flab at the back of your arms? Well, you do need to train hard and do some work on cutting down the body fat. But in terms of toning up that little hidden extra piece of flesh, there’s a few handy exercises you can do to sort that out.

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8 Minute Lean Legs Workout

Keep it short, sharp and effective. Training sessions don’t need to be long and I am a huge advocate for 30 minute door-to-door workouts. But here’s another one of my quick workouts for the ‘time-poor’ days or as a great addition to a training session. This short session can be done anywhere, any time. You just need a bench and skipping rope.

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7 Reasons You’re Not Blasting Fat

Not losing the weight you want? Still got that dreaded muffin top (that little bulge that hangs over your shorts)? You could be training every day and still not getting the results. Success doesn’t happen by accident. It takes planning and commitment.

Here are 7 pretty simple reasons that you may not be getting the results you want.

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4 Minute Flat Abs Workout

‘Flat abs’. What’s that? If it has been a while since you didn’t have that ‘little extra’ hanging over your pants then this workout may be of interest to you. Remember that excess fat usually gets there while you turn a bit of a blind eye but getting rid of it takes a bit of work (yes, you need to sweat).

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Change your life. Change your body.

Are you constantly saying you are ‘too busy’ to exercise? Do I hear you say it’s ‘too hard to find the time’? Or ‘I’m too tired’? I get it. But guess what? Exercise is NOT NEGOTIABLE. It’s time to cut the crap, and I mean all crap (horrible food, horrible people and horrible schedule), out of your life for good. Today.

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Blast Fat in 30-Minute Workouts!

If you’re spending countless hours on a treadmill pounding away in a steady jog just wishing the fat to melt off you could be wasting your time. While I heavily endorse a daily workout you need to make sure it’s the RIGHT workout for YOUR goals. Around this time of year is when I hear a lot about desires to ‘lose weight’ and get asked frequently ‘How do you find the time?’ when I lead

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