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Family is Everything

By: Geelongs Gym on 9th May 2018 in Life Lessons Comments are off for this post.

There is a common saying that actions speak louder than words, but often we don’t give a whole lot of thought to what that really means in our busy day-to-day lives. Recently, I had to drop everything and return to Canada to visit my gravely ill sister. It’s not a cheap or quick trip and I […]


Why Men should do Yoga

By: Gerard Spriet on 23rd January 2018 in Fitness Classes, Yoga Comments are off for this post.

Once upon a time, when you spoke to men about yoga, they almost immediately had images of Lululemon-clad women chanting verses of Sanskrit while bending their bodies into impossible positions. For the hockey-playing, basketball-watching, sports-obsessed male species, the practice of yoga was about as appealing as watching a Julia Roberts romantic comedy — twice. However, […]


Introducing Strong by Zumba

By: Gerard Spriet on 1st December 2017 in Fitness Classes Comments are off for this post.

Paula Kontelj, one of our longest serving Group Fitness Instructors, shares why Strong, our newest class on offer at Geelong’s Gym, is so fantastic. Paula, this class is from Zumba. Is it a dance class too? No, Strong is definitely not a dance class! It’s a high intensity interval training class, which is synchronized to […]


The Mind-Body Connection: Attitude is Everything

By: Gerard Spriet on 21st November 2017 in Health Tip Comments are off for this post.

Had a bad day? Are you self-aware enough to know that your temper, your attitude, and your general outlook can actually affect your health – good or bad? Over the last few years, it has become increasingly obvious there is a relationship between your emotional well-being and your physical health and vice versa, meaning the […]


Never throw in the towel again

By: Gerard Spriet on 14th November 2017 in motivation Comments are off for this post.

How many times have you started an effort to better yourself only to try for a week and then throw in the towel? Most people struggle to reach their goals. It isn’t because they aren’t gifted. Every person has some extraordinary power or talent that, once harnessed, could change lives. It is rarely because these […]


Mindful Fitness: The Smart Way to Exercise

By: Gerard Spriet on 7th November 2017 in Fitness and Personal Health Comments are off for this post.

Exercise used to be about pushing yourself to your limits. Sweat and pain were part of the procedure; if you didn’t ache after working out, you weren’t doing it right. Now, people have started to exercise the smart way, by being mindful of making the most of their training. Instead of struggling to keep fit, […]


What your resting heart rate says about your health

By: Gerard Spriet on 16th October 2017 in Health Tip Comments are off for this post.

Your resting heart rate, or the number of times your heart beats per minute when you are at rest, is more than just a number. It is also a measure of your health. Technically, anything between 60 and 100 beats per minute is considered normal. However, that’s not the only thing you need to know. […]


How Much Stretching Should You Really Be Doing?

By: Gerard Spriet on 9th October 2017 in Stretching Comments are off for this post.

Stretching is important. There are multiple benefits to maintaining a full range of motion in your joints. These include increased athletic ability and capacity to carry out daily activities; reduction of chronic pains, tension in the body, and stress in the joints; better posture, injury prevention, and more. So, how much stretching do you need […]


Three Yoga Positions That Will Help Anyone Who Suffers With Back Pain

By: Gerard Spriet on 11th September 2017 in Health Tip, Yoga Comments are off for this post.

These days it’s more and more common for people to visit their doctor, physio, massage therapist or chiropractor because they’re suffering with chronic back pain. All too often this is caused by our sedentary lifestyles. Spending eight hours at a desk in your office all day isn’t good for anyone. Movement and stretching are key. […]


Vitamin A: Why You Need It and How to Get It

By: Gerard Spriet on 4th September 2017 in Health Tip, nutrition Comments are off for this post.

Vitamin A, also known as retinol, is an essential nutrient and antioxidant needed for a healthy immune system. Retinol is a fat-soluble nutrient, which means it can be stored by the body and released gradually, so it does not need to be replenished every day. The human body can also convert beta-carotene, the pigment found […]

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