Fitness

FITNESS SCIENCE

The science behind muscle repair

We’re all familiar with the burning sensation in our muscles after particularly hard exercise. It’s caused by micro-ruptures in the muscle, which eventually force...

When you exercise may matter to your muscles

Between the 5am early birds, the midday mums and the 10pm late night bodybuilders, it seems that there really isn’t an exercise time that...

TRAINING TIPS

Your yoga class might not be active enough

While yoga is great for the body and mind, researchers from the American College of Sports Medicine have found that some yoga classes aren’t...

Top 10 gym faux pas

Gym culture can be inspiring and uplifting — but there are some bad habits that can ruin a workout. Stephanie Ayre gives us a...

HEALTH

10 tricks for great sleep

We spend almost a third of our time sleeping — so let’s make it good! Here’s how to get a great night’s sleep, every night. Stick to a schedule The golden rule...

Pomegranates: the secret to stronger muscle and longer life?

New research says that eating pomegranates can lead to enhanced muscle strength and slowing of ageing because compounds from pomegranates renew the cells' energy producing centre, the...

The new danger in exercise: overhydration

It was almost inevitable that people would take well-meaning advice to hydrate before training or sport to extremes, resulting in water intoxication and its terrible...

Keep your holiday chill longer

So you had a relaxing holiday? Right now, you’re in a super healthy low-stress state that will eventually fade as work commitments and the...

MOTIVATION

Training special: your first steps fitness guide

So you’ve joined a gym and are taking your first tentative steps towards a mental and physical upgrade to transform your life. All this week...

Training special: 10 steps to hitting your goals

Know your goals, stay motivated. Fitness First trainer Vanessa Bennett explains how to set the right goals and stay motivated on your fitness journey. 1. Know your...

What's on

Bicycle NSW Spring Cycle, Sydney

Whether you’re a beginner, regular rider or a lycra lover, the 2016 Spring Cycle on Sunday the 16th of October has the ride for...