How to improve muscle tone and strength

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Lots of people struggle with muscle tone and strength, especially as they get older and muscles lose that elasticity to stay in shape. If we look at firstly strengthening a muscle it is important to know that muscles are made of millions of fibres that slide and work together to contract. How many fibres are actually engaged and working in … Read More

Running isn’t everything!

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Running isn’t everything! When people think fitness program they immediately think painful exercise that usually involves push-ups, burpees and running. All of which can be very daunting and scary. I’ve had lots of conversations with people about their health and fitness. One of the first things they say is “I want to be fit but I hate running”. I’m always … Read More

Time – How we waste more than we think!

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The #1 excuse for not exercising is always time. When you say “I don’t have enough time to exercise”, what you really mean is “I don’t want to spend any time on exercising because I would rather do…… (anything else)”. Do you really think that you have absolutely no time to exercise? I bet if you added up all the … Read More

Striving for a quality life

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“Sorry Joy but you’re bone density is below the benchmark.” “WTF, are you telling me that after 20 odd years of flogging myself around a court, field, track, pool and road, that it has amounted to lower than average bone density, with a high possibility of osteoporosis.” I didn’t say this but I was thinking it! The joys of hindsight! … Read More

The Bikini Body Bluff

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Bloody bikinis! Who would have thought they’d be associated with physical fitness and overall health. Let’s not forget they are only about 50cm of material! If only it was tracksuits!! Then we’d have the 6 week Tracksuit Body Program which would be totally achievable for a lot more people. The bikini body image, in my opinion, has done more damage … Read More

Mothers Guilt

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“Why would you put your body through that?” questions the husband as he quizzically looks at his wife, bending and stretching through her final set of push ups and squats.She replies through breaths, “If you have to ask that, then you really don’t get it”. Do we need any justification to exercise and if so why? Has exercise really become … Read More

MOVEMENT IS A MUST

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Oh the dilemma of another failed yo-yo diet or fitness program that you couldn’t quite commit to. It seems that life is filled with the ups and downs of eating plans and fitness programs that are either leaving you on an extreme high or in the depths of depression. There’s no other more exhausting process then being constantly on, off … Read More

PRESSURE AND RELEASE

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If you have anything to do with managing animals then you’ll no doubt be very familiar with Low Stress Stock Handling and the concept of pressure and release. Yes, get ready because I’m going to relate it to how we manage the people around us and especially coach them to creating sustainable change.   As a mother, business partner and Fitness … Read More

I DON’T GO TO A GYM SO SHOOT ME!

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I’m not one to slam anything to do with fitness, as it all has its place however if you think the answer to long term fitness comes with a gym pass, then in my opinion you are sadly mistaken. Don’t get me wrong, gyms have taught me a lot about fitness but more about how people operate in these “fitness” … Read More

You can’t outrun a bad diet!

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No amount of huff and puff will ever make up for eating crap food! It’s a well known perspective throughout the health and fitness industry and society in general.  If you are one of those people that think exercising is your opportunity to eat whatever you feel you want to shove down your throat, then you need to take a good … Read More

Ya Fat Bastard

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Look at you; you fat bastard! Isn’t this just the most delightful way to greet a mate? NOT! There’s a reason why this kind of line would never be said to a woman; it’s because women really do care about how they look, no matter what they say. Some really do care more than others but in general we all … Read More

Get A Life – Off The Track Training

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If you think I’m one of those fanatical freak fitness trainers that eat, think and breathe exercise, then you are sadly mistaken. Don’t get me wrong, I love doing fit things and I love talking, and helping people feel and look fit too, but I’m not a “fit-at-all-costs” type of chick. I want you all to know that, just so … Read More

Weather Or Not Ladies Weekend, Kooroorinya QLD

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Off The Track Training headed along the dusty road off the beaten track to Kooroorinya Reserve, south west of Hughenden, where a bunch of outback women were hosting a weekend retreat on August 29. There was oodles to indulge in, from bra fittings to fascinator making. It was also a fantastic opportunity to provide some huffing and puffing among the ... Read More

AgQuip, Gunnedah NSW – CBA Women’s High Tea

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20-21 August 2015 Tripping all the way down to Gunnedah for the 2015 AgQuip CBA Women's High Tea was worth every flight, road trip and motel night. I'm so very grateful for the invite and was totally chuffed to see a long-time-no-see friend, Benita Bensch, as the fellow guest speaker. I'm pleased to say that we had that marquee rocking! ... Read More