22 Golden rules for fitness beginners

 Five of Australia's top personal trainers explain how to kick off your fitness regime so that it works and you enjoy it. BEFORE...

Evidence shows massages help your muscles grow

New research from two US universities has shown that a massage can assist in muscle growth and increase the...

Is the Fat Burning Zone the only exercise I need?

Fitness First’s National Training Manager, Michael Cunico, answers readers’ questions. Q.My fitness tracker app lists exercises for the "fat burning zone."...

Prime your metabolism to keep weight off as you age

Your metabolic rate slows as you age, making it harder to keep the kilos off. The good news is, you...

Don’t break stride: runners, go with what feels natural

When it comes to running efficiency, there are hundreds of different opinions as to what is “best”. Full shoes...
video

A day in the life of a fitness watch

Personal trainer Sami Hardy, our fitness wearables expert, shows how she gets more out of her fitness watch on a...

Too much exercise can be a bad thing in the bedroom

Going too hard in the gym can make it difficult to go hard in the bedroom for both men...

Training habits that got Max Hendrie an American Football contract

Fitness First member and Sydney-based rugby player Max Hendrie has just won a contract with the University of Hawaii...
video

The king of beast mode

Intense training doesn't just help actor Charlie Hunnam achieve physical perfection. It helps him generate the emotional intensity and confidence...
Learn a new skill

Science reveals how to learn new skills quicker

Learning a new skill, technique or even a new sport is a challenge worth doing — whether it’s to...