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Working out with your dog – 5 easy workout ideas for you and your furry friend

Are you bored with the same workout routine you have been following since forever? Do you feel horribly guilty for shutting the door on your pupper when you go to the gym? Working out with your dog can be one of the most rewarding experiences in the world. Apart from the obvious physical benefits, there is so much more that comes with it: Your mental health improves– Studies have shown that dogs can help with depression, anxiety and many other mental health conditions. Even if you don’t suffer from any of these conditions, dogs make you feel happier!  They never let you down– Ever had a gym buddy cancel on you? It’s brutal. But your little doggo would never do...

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7 TIPS FOR STAYING ACTIVE DURING WINTER

Chilly mornings and long nights can make it hard to stay motivated to keep active over winter.  Even the most dedicated gym junkie can find it difficult to get off the cosy couch and keep moving!  Keeping that exercise going through winter is super important to keep your health and wellness goals on track and keeping away those winter blues.  Here are a few simple tips to winter proof your work out and get you off the couch. Find a workout buddy When exercising soIo, it can be easy to talk yourself out of an exercise session and opt for rugging up with Netflix instead with the all too familiar promise of “I’ll exercise tomorrow instead”.  But if you have...

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Your 2020 Guide to finding the BEST GYM TOWEL for YOU

If you take a second to google ‘best gym towel Australia’, you get about 7 million results. With so many options, choosing the best gym towel may as well take a whole century. Unless you know exactly what you are looking for! That is why we have created the ultimate guide to finding the best workout towels for the gym. Be it size, fabric, or style, there’s that one gym towel out there that is good enough to be your OTGP (One True Gym Partner). Let’s get started! Why do you need a gym towel? There are two main reasons people use sweat towels: To wipe off your sweat To lay over gym equipment, acting as a barrier between yourself...

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Are you Guilty of Making this Fitness Faux Pas?

When it comes to looking after your skin when working out, it’s important to get this one thing right.  We have all heard the horror stories of bacteria and germs at the gym. Even with the increased cleaning measures that gyms and fitness studios are taking to keep us safe, you can still be exposed to any number of germs including staph bacteria, viruses and fungal infections which can cause those dreaded skin breakouts. Think about the last time you were at the gym, yoga or pilates studio.  Where did you place your towel? Was it on the floor, a treadmill or other workout equipment? Did you then wipe your face or even just touch your face after holding the...

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5 Ways to Keep it Clean with Good Gym Hygiene

Worried about gym germs? Don’t sweat it, we’ve got you covered. It’s a truth universally acknowledged that your local fitness centre has the potential to become a giant petri dish of bacteria aka a germaphobes worst nightmare. In fact a study commissioned by fitrated.com, a gym equipment comparison website, proved this by putting 27 pieces of equipment at three different gyms under the microscope. The findings scored incredibly high on the “that’s super gross” scale: The free weights had 362 times more germs than an average toilet seat. The treadmills had 74 times more bacteria than a tap in a public bathroom. The exercise bikes had 39 times more bacteria than a tray from a food court. But if we...

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