Ever wondered what Australia’s strongest men eat in a day? We chat with Simon Brown, the National Sales Manager at Goodlife Health Clubs about all things training, tactics and food! Simon is competing in the mens under 105kg 2019 Official Strongman Games, November 1-3 in Florida USA.
Do you want to lift heavier, push harder, and ‘soldier-on’ for longer? We’re here to help you! Our 5 top nutrition tips for building strength and gaining muscle should have you achieving your goals in no time!
Our minds are constantly over stimulated, stressed and mistreated! We know how important it is, to ensure our minds are a well-oiled machine so we are able to function properly. We have listed 4 ways to help you do just that...
Not everyone has the time to prepare a café-style breakfast at home, especially during the working week. However, most of us can probably spare 2 minutes for whipping up a nourishing smoothie! We’ve shared our top 6 blends for Spring – simply blend all ingredients until smooth.
There is a strong body of evidence linking regular physical activity with improved mood, productivity and sleep quality, and reduced risk of anxiety and depression. We’d like to share our findings with you!
Exercise has always been like therapy for me. I remember in high school when I was feeling frustrated and needed to vent anger or frustration. I would go for huge runs around the block. It would always help and make me feel better.
We’re kicking off our inaugural Moments of Magic campaign with Michael Adams, one of our long-standing and much loved Fitness Professionals who has dedicated his career at Goodlife to training special needs clients.
Fascia – have you heard of it? If not, don’t worry – most sports scientists and health professionals are still learning about fascia, and the role it plays in exercise and physical health. Let us bring you up to speed, because as it turns out, fascia plays a pivotal role in creating the lean, dynamic and flexible bodies we all strive for!
In an effort to cope with stress, many people turn to unhealthy habits, such as comfort eating, alcohol, and binge-watching Netflix until midnight. We’ve listed our top 5 stress-busting activities that will nourish you physically and mentally.
If you’re a fan of bulk-prepped meals like us, baked oats are a brilliant weekday breakfast option. We’ve collected 4 delicious baked oat recipes that are sure to satisfy you until your morning tea or lunch break.
Walk down the aisles of any supermarket and you’ll see the word ‘protein’ highlighted on all kinds of food products. It’s definitely the trendiest of the three macronutrients – the other two being carbohydrates and fat.
We’re heading into peak ‘cold and flu’ season, so now is the perfect time to focus on our immune system. To help keep you fit and firing over winter, we’ve listed some key nutrients and food sources to strengthen your gut microbiome and boost your immune system.
Are nachos your ‘spirit food’? Do you love nothing better than tucking into a cheesy, soul-warming bowl of nachos in your dressing gown, watching the rain outside? We hear you! And we’d love to help all of you enjoy nachos to your heart’s content, using these 100% indulgent, 100% guilt free recipe ideas:
It’s 6am, you’re lying in bed, and your alarm goes off to signal it’s time for a morning run. Your first instinct may be to hit the snooze button, but once you lace up your trainers, plug in your earphones and get started, you’ll feel great. We have explored 5 reasons why running makes us feel so happy.
Low impact exercises avoid stress on your joints by either keeping one foot on the ground at all times, or having your body weight supported. Low impact workouts can be just as effective as high impact training for boosting your fitness, strength and endurance, as well as being safer and more sustainable.
If you are reading this blog post, and you are pregnant – congratulations! Your life is about to change forever, in the best possible way! Whilst there may be sacrifices along the way (wine and brie – sigh!), your fitness doesn’t need to be one of them.
Healthy living is worth the effort. You will be rewarded with better mood and energy levels, a healthy body weight, increased longevity and reduced risk of chronic disease, to name some of the many benefits.
Are you always busy? In today’s fast-paced world, staying on top of things can be difficult and taxing on the body. Between balancing work, your social life, your family life, eating well, exercising and housekeeping, there’s not much time left in the day for YOU.
When it comes to superfoods, there are none quite as versatile, nor as beneficial as turmeric. Here are 4 ways you can incorporate the humble root into your diet, in an effort to help keep your immunity system in tip top perfect shape this Winter.
Put down the popcorn, step away from the choc tops, can the frozen coke! Satisfy your movie munchies with one of these delicious and nutritious healthy snacks, that will satisfy your cravings, without the dreaded sugar crash.
The benefits of regular exercise stretch far beyond the boundaries of physical health. Getting your sweat on can boost your energy levels, your productivity at work, your mood and even your immunity! We’ve listed 5 top tips to help you stay active in the upcoming cooler months
Setting realistic and achievable goals is a key component of many fitness programs. Indeed, having firm goals in place may keep you on track towards achieving results. Here are some tips to get you get started.
When it comes to eating five serves of vegetables each day, we will always be a big fan of fresh salads. However, as the temperature drops outside, a big bowl of vegetable soup may be the more appealing option. We’ve put together two entrée and two main soup recipes that are sure to keep your bellies happy and light this winter!
Anyone that cycles on the regular, you will most likely know about, as they’re sure to rave about it. Have you ever wondered why those who cycle are all about it and are the fittest on their shining armor? Not only does it boast a heap of health benefits, it’s amazing for the planet (and bank balance) too.
If you’re looking for the perfect way to show your love and respect for our fantastic country and its soldiers this Anzac Day, attend the dawn service of course, then get to baking these Anzac Day treats! We have sourced a range of Anzac recipes to suit all dietary requirements, and modified them slightly to make them healthier. We hope you find something that tempts you!
Starting a fitness/weight challenge can be incredibly daunting. In particular, many people fear that they will need to sacrifice their social life, and eating foods they enjoy. Going out may seem like a bad idea, as we come face to face with peer pressure and temptation.
Looking for something ‘heartier’ to listen to on your commute to work, morning walk or weights session? Maybe you’re looking to make some changes to your life, and need some practical advice and direction?
The use of foam rollers has increased in popularity over the last few years. A foam roller is usually a cylindrical shape, much like a log, that is made out of foam. Most personal trainers recommend using them for the ‘self-massage’ of tight muscles post workout.
We know what you’re thinking. The dietitians and Goodlife trainers are going to say ‘swap your chocolate eggs for boiled eggs’ this Easter. But believe it or not, we are all for a little indulgence! Celebrating traditions is an important part of living, and this includes enjoying the holiday foods.
When it comes to nutrition, we take a balanced approach and don't believe in diets or deprivation. So imagine our excitement when we heard our friends over at YouFoodz had formulated a 70/30 meal plan, to ensure you never feel like you're missing out.
Sure – there are some processed, high GI carbohydrates we can live without. However, there are just as many nutritious, low GI carbohydrate foods that benefit our health and our wellbeing. We feel strongly about including these nutritious carb foods in your diet, and here are 5 reasons why:
Feel like a cheeky snack after dinner? Go for it! We’ve gathered a collection of ‘ready-to-eat’ and ‘make-yourself’ snack ideas that are nutritious, satisfying and low calorie – i.e. totally guilt free!
Poor sleeping patterns can have a harmful impact on our lives, in particular, our fitness levels. Do you think a lack of sleep is affecting your health? We have listed four symptoms linking sleep deprivation with poor nutrition and fitness outcomes.
No doubt, embarking on a fitness challenge (either self-directed or with Goodlife) will bring about some changes to your lifestyle – both with exercise and with food choices. We would like to offer you some advice to help you prepare you for change, and stay committed.
Perhaps cravings have less to do with our nutritional needs and more to do with psychology and hormone responses. We have listed six of the most the most common reasons, and how to overcome them. If you experience food cravings regularly you need to read this!
Pre, intra and post-workout supplements can be marketed as complete game changers for your training and results, but often these are overhyped as part of a sales pitch. In this post we will go through the actual benefits and drawbacks.
Type in ‘meal plan for weight loss’ and around 5 million results will pop up. You’ve got to remember that all of them won’t be as reliable as seeing an Accredited Practising Dietitian or Accredited Sports Dietitian and getting that individualised plan. But we will list here some of the steps to help you create your own.
With the festive season just around the corner, it can be tricky sticking to health and nutrition goals. Our solution? Offer to bring a healthy dish to your Christmas party! Your friends, family and colleagues will appreciate the effort, and you can rest assured there will be something ‘waist friendly’ for you to tuck into!
With the new year looming so many of us are thinking of what we want to achieve in 2019. And making resolutions is a good thing – effective goal setting gives you a sense of direction and purpose, boosts your motivation and narrows your attention.
The most hectic time of year is here. And no, we’re not referring to Christmas and Hanukkah, we’re talking about school holidays! With so much extra time with the kids, why not get moving with them and teach them about the importance of exercise? Here are our top ways to stay active with kids over the holidays:
Considering the foods we enjoy during Christmas - think luscious roasts, chocolates and Christmas pudding - moderation is especially important. If you’ve feasted over holiday seasons past, and don’t ‘bounce back’ the way you used to, we have prepared five rules to help you enjoy your holiday meals more sensibly.
Let’s talk about your bum. Your booty. Your butt. Whether you’re looking to gain a bit more shape, build more size or increase the strength in your glutes, everyone could benefit from a strong derrière. Whether you’re looking to build your booty for a sporting goal, practical reasons or aesthetically, I’ve got some top tips to get you there.
There are a whole host of benefits that go hand-in-hand with working out in the morning. But if you’re not used to rising with or before the sun, it’s going to take a bit of practice before you find yourself springing out of bed and into your activewear.
How many times have you woken up on a Monday morning, bursting with more motivation than your favourite Pinterest account, ready to workout twice a day, every day, only to the have those intentions unstick like Teflon by Wednesday? Don’t worry, you’re not alone… we’ve ALL been there!
Training is all fun and games until you wake up the day after a huge session, in so much pain, that a single flight of stairs requires the same amount of mental stamina as Everest. Congratulations, you’ve been hit by, you’ve been struck by… DOM’s… the not so smooth criminal also known as delayed onset muscle soreness. So what now?
When you think pancakes, you automatically think sweet, stacked and dripping with syrup, right? But what if we told you that we’ve got a post gym approved version, that not only packs a serious nutritional punch, but also proves you can have your (pan)cake, and eat it too!
Our immune system, our risk of chronic diseases, our body weight and even our mood can be linked back to the health of our gut. The million dollar question is – how can we improve the health of our gut, and in doing so, improve our physical and mental wellbeing? We’ve listed five healthy habits that you can follow:
The world of exercise and fitness can be a bit confusing for both the novice exerciser and someone who has been training for a while. If you’re confused about where to start, try following the below tips to find an exercise routine that’s right for you.
Spring is finally here. The mornings are getting lighter, the days are getting warmer, and summer clothes are looming! You would think all these motivators would help us to spring out of bed in the morning to get our exercise done. Sometimes it's not. Follow our top 8 tips to get yourself out of bed in the morning to exercise!
I mean, who doesn't love a bliss ball? When apricot & coconut go so well together, these little bite-sized treats will have you curbing those three o'clock cravings in no time! The best part is, they are super easy to make, and no bake!
Are you aiming to gain muscle, boost strength, and improve your balance and stability? That’s great to hear! Strength training has been shown to reduce your risk of chronic diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease and osteoporosis.
The physical and health benefits of exercise are pretty well known – improved cardiovascular health, stronger muscles, improved bone density, lower heart rate and decreased blood pressure, to name a few.
We use our smart phones to work, shop, read and every now and then we call a loved one! With technology so available at our finger tips, it makes sense that our smart phones are the first place we visit when it comes to getting fitter, losing weight, eating better, sleeping better and finding sports activities we can join in.
EMOM stands for Every Minute On the Minute and is an interval style of training where you perform a specific exercise on every minute for a certain amount of reps, then rest for the remainder of the minute. It’s also one of the most effective workouts you can try!
Whether you're new to a class or a group fitness fanatic, ensure you get the best workout every time in every class with these simple tips. Ensure you get the best workout every time in every class with these simple tips.
When it comes to exercise, simply showing up just doesn't cut it. While the right approach can get you in the best shape of your life, the wrong approach can leave you stuck, frustrated and even injured. Find out the five most common workout mistakes and how to avoid them so you can stay on track to being your best self!
Avoid the Christmas blowout and keep yourself on track with some of the best tips to help you through the festive season. From staying hydrated, to making smart food choices, surviving Christmas just got easier.
From the music, the full-body strength workout to that post-pump burn, a BodyPump class offers something for everybody. If you haven’t already, raise the bar – the barbell that is – and learn why you should try it!
Struggling with to stick to a vegetarian diet? Getting familiar with these basic goods and stocking your vegetarian kitchen makes reaching for a quick snack or the ingredients for any recipe just that little bit easier.
Celeb fitness instructor Tracey Mallett and bbarreless founder knows better than anyone that her programs work. Here, Tracey reveals everything you need to know about bbarreless including her favourite exercise to start building strong abs!
Two litres, four pints, eight glasses – there’s plenty of myths floating around about hydration, but just how much water should we be drinking on the daily? We’re turning on the tap of truth with 4 ways to get your optimum H20 intake.
If "get fit" and "eat healthy" are at the top of your list of 2015 resolutions, our Brand Ambassador Jess Connelly has some advice to give yourself the best chance of creating healthy habits in the New Year.
If you're not on a first name basis with the kettlebell, then the swing is a great place to start. It's designed to work the posterior chain muscle group to improve strength and explosiveness in the body.