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Fitness Classes For People Who Hate Fitness

Getting motived enough to leave your bed is hard enough without monotonous squats and endless kilometres. Ain’t nobody got time (or…

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Let’s Get Physical | Australian Health & Fitness Expo

Fitness fanatics, gym junkies and clean eaters of Melbourne, you'd better prepare your protein powder because the Australian Health…

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The Hottest Fitness Trends of 2015

Whoa, whoa, whoa, back it up. Where did that year just go?  If, like us, you failed to hit your fitness peak in 2014, fear not. 2015…

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5 Fun Fitness Classes

Look, I’m going to be really upfront here: fitness isn’t really my thing. I feel like I just got a dirty little secret off my…

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9 Awesome Health & Fitness Apps for Winter

Ahhh winter, you sure do provide a multitude of hurdles to our health routines. As the mercury drops, green smoothies and boot camp lose…

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8 Winter Workout Apps That Will Kick Your Chilly Ass Into Gear

The temperature is dropping, fast. Which makes getting up and going to the gym about as appealing as watching a pigeon orgy. But don’t…

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Fitness Dummy | We Try Cardiolates

What do you get when you mix cardio with Pilates? Cardiolates, of course! If I’m going to be honest, I had nooo idea that this was…

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5 Reasons Boxing Is This Autumn’s Must-Do Fitness Trend

Throw out your Les Mills gear (trust us, there’s better music out there), cancel your functional training membership (congratulations,…

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10 #Fitspo Health Nuts To Follow On Instagram RN

If we're going to spend five hours a day on our phone, we might as well spend a couple of those stalking some #fitspo bosses and…

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Melbourne’s Fitness Events for 2015

Whether you consider yourself a fitness freak, or more of a frail fellow, there are a range of fitness events in Melbourne to cater for many…

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Hottest Fitness Trends 2014

Long ago, in an age before Lorna Jane crop tops and MyFitnessPal, human beings didn't need to worry about working out. Chasing wild…

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These Are The 10 2019 Fitness Trends To Get Around

Every year, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) release the Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends, a prioritised list of projected…

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Fitness Dummy | We Tried BBG And Regret Everything

Designed by fitspo queen Kayla Itsines, the fan-dubbed “BBG” guides has one of the biggest fitness followings across the globe.…

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A 4-Step Guide To Feeling Confident At The Gym

You guys, we’ve got a confession: we’re not natural fitness junkies. We know exercising is really freaking important (especially…

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A Kath & Kim Fitness Event Is Coming To Melbourne

Calling all foxy ladies and/or hunks of spunk. We have one word to say to you: fitness. And here’s two more: Kath and Kim. Yep,…

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Nightclub Gyms Are The New Fitness Trend You Need To Know About

Choosing between hitting the bar or sweating up a storm on the barre is a thing of the past thanks to nightclub-esque workout classes, the…

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Take It Up A Level At Melbourne’s Epic New Rooftop Training Sessions

Unless you're rusted onto your usual work out routine or gym, you're generally continually looking around for the next best thing in…

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Fitness & Form: Studio PP Arrives

Sports luxe is a huge movement and Studio PP is the latest South Yarra fitness studio keeping pace with its ever-growing clientele. But as…

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The Lit Running Scene You Need To Know About

In this shivery season of bubble jackets and steaming bowls of broth, keeping up with your #fitspo exercise regime is perhaps (most…

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Serotonin Eatery: New Melbourne Happiness Cafe to Open

When we first met Melbourne entrepreneur, Emily Hazell, the self-professed Serotonin Dealer, we had some serious doubts regarding the…

30 Things That Happen When You Give Up Wine For 30 Days

Hands up if you love a vino? Raise the other if maaaaaaybe you tend to overindulge on the weekend? Legs up if making it through hump day…

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9 Of The Best Fitness Apps For People Who Are Too Cheap To Pay For A Gym

These days, all it takes to turn your phone into a bona fide fitness coach is a double tap and swift download from the App Store. With the…

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Plogging Is The Latest Fitness Trend That’s Cleaning Up The Globe

The Scandi’s know a lifestyle trend or two—Hygge anyone?—and the latest emerging from the Nordic region promises not only…

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24 Reasons To Workout With Your Partner

Some days you just lack motivation at the gym. Nothing’s going right, you’re tired AF and your usual gym playlist just…

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Melbourne’s Most Fun Fun Runs

Melbourne hosts an extraordinary number of fun runs, charity walks, and hardcore, out-and-out marathons. Targeting fitness junkies and…

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Fitness Dummy: We Try Tap Dancing Cardio Because Why The Hell Not

When I first found out about TapFit­­­­ (the tap dancing cardio fitness craze that started in Brisbane and is slowly taking…

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5 New Melbourne Fitness Studios To Check Out ASAP

We haven't rung around and checked, but we're pretty sure Melbourne's the wellness capital of the world right now. There seems…

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Core Candy to Open on Chapel Street

Flexy lexies, get ready to hone and tone those bods with Core Candy, a slick new boutique fitness studio set to open on Chapel Street, South…

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Introducing Melbourne’s Best New Fitness Studio

Move over Zumba, see ya later water aerobics, sayonara Body Attack; we’ve just found our new favourite Melbourne workout. KX Cycle is…

Fashion
Introducing Talbot Avenue

Here at The Urban List we have a very important job: bringing all of Melbourne, nay, the world, the latest and greatest things to help make…

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Two Minutes With Hayley Roper | Love My Body

Hayley Roper is one of those people who just leaves you in awe. Director and owner of Love My Body, a ladies only fitness business that runs…

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13 Summer Fitness Classes That Will Help You Work Off That Christmas Belly

Summer: the three months of the year we get as a reward for sticking through arctic rain, Game of Thrones-esque winter and snot season. If…

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Crunning Is The Newest Weird Fitness Trend

If you thought the humiliation of falling off a treadmill, sweating through a hot yoga class of death, or visually struggling on your second…

Fashion
This Melbourne-Born Activewear Label Is Made From Recycled Fishing Nets

Unless you’ve been living in a bubble, you're probs aware that our planet is…well, look, we haven’t exactly been…

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Got Fitness Fatigue? We’ve Found a Workout That’s Actually Fun!

If you're anything like us, Listers, you're probably tired of the same old training techniques, bored with repetitive gym sessions,…

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Get Your Sweat On At Melbourne’s New Fusion Fitness Mecca

We’re going to hit you with the hard truth first—if you want to be healthy AF well into your grey nomad days, regular exercise…

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One Hot Pilates to Open in South Yarra

Spring in Melbourne has a little bit of explaining to do; one minute its tepid, the next, you're trembling. Never fear, there is now a…

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Meet The Crew Behind Melbourne’s Biggest Bouldering Gym

There’s a warm murmur of conversation, a shriek of frustration. Thumping music plays on the speakers. The distinctive sound of bodies…

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9 Perfect Exercise Apps For Lazy People

With a new year comes new resolutions. For many, December has always been an excuse to consume your own body weight in Cadbury Favourites…

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Melbourne’s Best Boxing Studios

Boxing has recently remerged with fists flying (and elbows in). Top supermodels including Gigi Hadid, Karlie Kloss and Chanel Iman (hello,…

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Wanderlust Festival Comes to Melbourne This May

Keen to sink your teeth into this mindfulness thing that everyone’s talking about? Wanderlust, a global lifestyle group that focuses…

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Melbourne’s Getting An Outdoor Wave Pool!

Melbourne's getting a wave pool—and it’s going to be twice the size of the MCG (*dies). Set to open late next year…

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These Sneakers Are Helping Save The Ocean

Bear with us for a moment team, we’re about to get serious. If you’ve been watching the news lately (or, you know, ever)…

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Reader’s Choice: Melbourne’s Best Places To Workout

We all dream of keeping our buns firm and tummies flat while still indulging in Melbourne’s delicious feeds. Keeping fit is the best…

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Welcome to Melbourne | Search 1,500+ of The City’s Best Businesses

The Urban List is a hand-selected directory of Melbourne's best businesses—from restaurants & cafés to health, fashion…

Fitness
4 New Fitness Trends You Should Be Trying Right Now

Do you remember when keeping fit meant cringe-worthy aerobic classes, or endless laps of the school footie field? What about those gym…

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Health Dummy | We Try Twerking

A wee while ago, old mate Miley C introduced the world to the booty poppin’ phenomenon known as twerking. We all oooed, aahed and…

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Health Dummy | We Hang Out At Aerial Yoga

I love yoga. Not in an annoying I’m-going-to-talk-about-yoga-all-the-time kind of way. But I like it. It’s challenging and…

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7 Foodie Trends That Aren’t As Healthy As You Think

It’s time to admit it: we are is bizarrely excited about eating. Not only do we queue (willingly) for hours to enter the latest…

Fitness
45 Things A Foodie Thinks At The Gym

Not every person who is at the gym is there by choice. Some of us are there under duress. The duress of having eaten way too many (double…

Travel Tips
How To Do London Like A Royal | Meghan Markle’s Favourite Spots

Like you, we’re devo that Meghan Markle has deleted her Instagram account and lifestyle website— The Tig. It’s standard…

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This Weekend in Melbourne

February is filled with festivals, films, food and free fitness events! In fact, February plays host to a range of free events across the…

Fashion
We’ve Got Your Winter Activewear Needs Sorted

It's cold and wet outside and extra incentive to get into the gym is definitely needed. To help get your butt to gym in the colder…

Wellness
Unmissable Wellness Festivals Around The World

Held in jaw-dropping locations all around the world, wellness festivals bring together like-minded people, promoting holistic, mindful…

Fitness
Melbourne’s Best CrossFit Studios

We've squat jumped, sumo deadlifted and swung our kettlebells all around town to bring you the very best CrossFit studios in Melbourne.…

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Where To Workout For Free In Melbourne

If your lack of any smidgen of money is preventing you from getting active and outdoors in the warmer weather, we’ve got the solution…

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Melbourne’s Most Fun Dance Classes

Dance class. It’s a phrase that strikes the fear of God into those of us who, like me, have little-to-no coordination and a figure…

Fashion
Stay Cosy With These Activewear Winter Collections

Working out in winter comes with pros and cons. Con: when the mercury dips, resisting the siren song of your duvet in favour of a sweaty…

Fitness
Every Melbourne Hotspot You Should Have Visited On Foot

Picture a running crew. Your mental image may include a cluster of fit people sprinting clad in all their skin-tight, fluoro glory. The…

Fashion
Crop It Like It’s Hot | 8 Sports Bras We’re Loving Right Now

The land of sports bras used to be a barren and utilitarian place. Well, barren and utilitarian no more! Thanks to the ever-strong…

Fitness
Introducing…. Bike Cabs!

For all of you well versed in the art of complaining about the incomprehensibility that is Myki, prepare yourself for some sweet relief.…

Fashion
Athleisure: It’s A Thing (And We Love It)

Athleisure;  it’s fashion’s latest buzzword and it goes hand in hand with the fact that active-wear is the new black. Yep,…

Health & Beauty
Six Running Routes You Must Try in Sydney

Being the health conscious Sydneysiders that we are, one of our favourite things to do in Sydney is go for a run. There's nothing quite…

Fitness
Best Hikes Around Melbourne

Living in the city is great, but sometimes you just need to go get amongst nature, you know? Near Melbourne, there are so many great walking…

Fitness
New Yoga Studio Humming Puppy Opens in Prahran

Yogis of Melbourne, get excited—Humming Puppy, a luxurious new yoga studio, has just opened in Prahran! Co-founded by yoga experts…

Wellness
All The Reasons Why Your Yoga Studio Needs A Himalayan Salt Wall

We know we’re calling out the obvious here, but Himalayan lamps have been a thing for a while now. Apart from being a striking light…

Fitness
How to Get a Killer Core

It’s one of the top fitness goals around—achieving a killer core, abs of steel, a mid-section you could bounce a coin off. Oh…

Fitness
8 Of Our Favourite Fitstagrammers

Ah, Instagram. Remember when it wasn’t a thing? Us neither. And it’s hard to deny how perfect it is as a visual platform for…

Fitness
6 Reasons You’ll Never Drive Or Tram Again

There’s no better reason to shake up your routine than the beginning of a new year. It’s the perfect time to set yourself some…

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Fitness Dummy | We Try 7 YouTube Workouts

With all the eating out, entertaining and shopping I do I’ve had to be pretty crafty when it comes to saving money. I’m a DIY…

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Love All | Melbourne Central’s Rooftop Tennis Club

The Australian Open means two weeks in January when tennis and tourists take over Melbourne. For us locals, this can be a somewhat daunting…

Style & Design
Work Up A Salty Sweat In The Newest Sustainable Swimwear Collab Made For The Surf

While we regularly follow H&M for its sell-out designer collaborations (think P.E Nation, Alexander Wang and Kenzo), their latest…

Travel
Melbourne’s Best Natural Swimming Spots

For days when a chlorinated, crowded pool just won’t cut it, escape to Melbourne’s best rivers, lakes and beaches to swim your…

Fitness
Health Dummy | 5 Tips For Marathon Newbies

Running your first marathon (or any marathon!) is no easy task. It takes weeks of preparation, some serious motivation and also a really…

Fitness
Here’s How To Get Free Bike Hire In April

​Feel like life is coming at you too fast? Well, we’ve just heard about the perfect way to help with that, you look exhausted.…

Fashion
Here’s Your First Look At Nike’s Fastest Sneaker Ever

Nike’s iconic marathon shoe has copped a scientific, athlete-approved upgrade and is said to actually make you run, on…

Fitness
Everything You Need To Know About The Hottest Gym In The World Right Now

There’s a hot new facility in the fitness-sphere that’s pushing the boundaries to create a community of mentally-aligned fitspos…

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Want A Dancer’s Physique? This Melbourne Studio Makes It Easy…

Cyclists, you’ve got the thighs of steel thing nailed. Rowers, your shoulders would put the Herculean Gods to shame. But when it comes…

Fitness
10 of the Best Express Workouts in Melbourne

It’s the modern day dilemma—a million things to do, people to see and places to visit, and only 24 hours a day to do it in.…

News
Saddle Up, Melbourne Is Getting 40kms Of Bike Lanes Throughout The CBD

The City of Melbourne has announced over 40 kilometres of cycling lanes after the rise in bicycle sales and use during the pandemic. To…

Fitness
Harold Holt Swim Centre’s Iconic Diving Tower Is Set To Reopen

The irony that a public pool is named after a sitting Prime Minister that disappeared, feared drowned, is not lost on any Melburnian. The…

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Melbourne’s Best Winter Water Sports

While Melbourne’s glittering beaches might be a degree (or twenty) too cold to enjoy in winter, there are heaps of cold…

Wellness
Wanderlust in the City

Conscious consumers and yogis of all bendy abilities – this one's for you! Australia's newest holistic festival, Wanderlust…

Food & Drink
We Rank Our Favourite Brunch Foods

There’s no doubt in our minds, brunch is the best meal ever created: bigger than breakfast, more exciting than lunch, we love all…

Wellness
Read This Before Trying the 5:2 Diet

The 5:2 diet has been in the headlines a lot lately—it’s the ‘diet du jour’, the detox that’s everyone’s…

Fitness
9 Ways To Get Fit Without Joining A Gym

The crowds, the fees, all those mirrors…joining the gym can be an overwhelming experience for many. If you’ve tried to become a…

Bluffer’s Guide to Cricket | The Ashes Edition

Cricket. Love it or hate it, it's an undisputed Aussie institution. And with the Ashes in full swing, maybe it's time to fake it…

Fashion
How To Ditch Your Activewear Habit (In 3 Easy Steps)

The rise of active wear in non-active situations has really got us wondering: have Australian fitness levels skyrocketed or has our…

Wellness
The 7 Best Yoga Poses for Ultimate Relaxation

It's a scenario that's all too familiar: after a long day of sitting at your desk, bashing away at your keyboard or driving around…

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There’s A Weekly Beyonce Dance Class In Melbourne!

Your best mate, your work pals, your mum…EVERYONE wants to dance like Queen Bey. And now, Melbourne dance group, Bey Dance, are…

Fashion
Two Minutes with Lorna Jane Clarkson

The brains, beauty and biceps behind global activewear label Lorna Jane, Lorna Jane Clarkson is every bit the Australian fitness and fashion…

Wellness
7 Super Healthy Superfoods to Eat Now

Bondi-based naturopath and business owner of The Last Resort Organic Detox Spa, Saimaa Miller is walking, talking proof that super foods are…

Restaurants
Pick Of The Precinct | Hawthorn

Move over Smith Street, coz Hawthorn's Glenferrie Road is seriously becoming one of Melbourne's most delicious destinations. With…

Hair & Beauty
Give Someone A Little Self-Care With This Gift Guide For All Things Beauty And Wellness

If there is one thing that is definitely on everyone’s wish list this year, it’s some time to take a breather and indulge in a…

Fitness
The Electric Run is Coming Soon to Melbourne!

We donned our bedroom best for Cupid's Undie Run, slathered ourselves in neon paint for Neon Run and ruined our white tees at Colour…

Fitness
No Lights No Lycra | The Verdict

The Boss was onto something with his lyrics 'dancing in the dark'; and so were two Melbourne dance students who took this notion…

Things To Do
Get Schooled On All Things Melbourne With This New Short-Form Docuseries

Summer in Melbourne is a time to be savoured and celebrated. Which is why we can’t get enough of Fed Square’s Fed Summer, a…

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Where To Find Melbourne’s Best Swimming Pools

As the temperature rises and summer holidays get into full swing, you're definitely going to need a spot to cool down. Luckily,…

Fitness
The New Activewear Piece You Need For Summer According To Your Star Sign

Star signs are bloody great, because there’s nothing like making sweeping, completely unsCiENtifiCAlLy-backed statements about 7.6…

Fitness
4 Kick-Ass Core Workouts for Toned, Tight Abs

If there’s a catchphrase that’s trending in fitness right now, it has to be ‘core strength’—everyone’s…

The Lazy Persons Guide To #Fitspo

With ‘#fitspo’ accounts dominating social media, we are all guilty of announcing that it’s now our time to put down the…

Travel
Noosa Escape | Our Top Picks For A Weekend Roadtrip

Early summer is the perfect time of year for roadtrips… It's not quite the holidays, but come Friday, all you want to do is…

Wellness
Cryotherapy & Floating: We Try Melbourne’s Extreme Wellness Treatments

We’re calling it—these are THE health and wellness treatments of 2016. The team that brought you (ultra addictive) meditative…

Fitness
We Predict 2017’s Hottest Exercise Trends

New year, new trends...especially when it comes to exercise. And, we don’t mind, because we’re always up for a new ways to stay…

Fitness
Where’s The Best Place To Work Out In Melbourne?

There’s a lot we can’t live without: our local drinking hole, our fave burger joint, and that man down the road who makes…

Fitness
All The Free Exercise Classes In Melbourne This Summer

Bikini season is basically here which means it’s getting hot and heavy in the exercise department, quite literally (looking at you,…

Art & Design
Kickstart a New Hobby With These 10 Alternative Workshops

If you have been feeling uninspired recently, maybe it's about time to take up a new hobby. Forget the clichéd art and cooking…

Fitness
Winter Workouts We Love

The couch is overrated. Get your butt on a stationary bike – complete with complimentary sugar snakes! – or move it and lose it…

Fitness
My Apple Watch Is Fat Shaming Me

I wouldn’t call myself an early adopter. I feel no desire to line up for two days to get the latest gadget that you can order online…

Style & Design
Nike’s Jarrett Reynolds On Authenticity, Performance Gear And Working With Virgil Abloh

Jarrett Reynolds doesn’t mind if you wear your Nike c/o Virgil Abloh running gear out to the club or on your next half-marathon.…

Fitness
Light Up Your Morning Run With This New High-Powered, Melbourne-Designed Head Lamp

Depending on what time you rise out of bed to shake the cobwebs off, it might be bloody dark and the street lights probably won’t get…

Fitness
Two Minutes with Emma Seibold

The terms 'pocket rocket' and 'glows from the inside' could easily have been coined for the effervescent blonde behind Barre…

Fitness
Bro-ga: Why Guys Can (and Should) be Bendy Too

So let’s talk yoga. It’s a girl-thing, right? Hell no! There are heaps more guys getting into yoga these days, and the art of…

Fitness
We Try Yoxing… And Also Tell You What The Heck It Is

Yoxing, I hear you say, like it’s some strange beast forged in the fiery pits of exercise hell. Nope, it’s not yodelling while…

Fitness
9 #Fitspo Health Nuts To Follow on Instagram

Post-Easter, we're willing to bet a few Cadbury Crème Eggs that you could use some healthy living inspiration to get you back on…

Fashion
How To Make Activewear Acceptable For (Almost) Any Occasion

Seriously, is there anyone these days who isn’t constantly crazy busy? Between work, life admin, socialising, exercise and everything…

Fitness
Health Dummy | We Learn To Fly At Trapeze

Having seen some stunning trapeze pics appearing on my Instagram feed recently and being the ever-curious exerciser, when Access Circus…

Fitness
The New Nike Free Could Help You Become The Runner You Always Wanted To Be

The Nike Free is nothing new in the running shoe world. In the early 2000s, Nike noticed that some of the best runners weren't always…

Food & Drink
The Nutrition Bar to Branch into Windsor

Any Swan Street stroller worth their weight in kale knocks back a few at The Nutrition Bar. Now Windsor's finest fitness and juice…

Fitness
The Best Yoga Poses For Toned Arms

Arms, like butts can be a a tricky old thing when it comes to working out. ‘What are the right exercises for a good level of lean…