The Effect of Stress on Weight Loss

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Written by: Isabella Peters (Bach.Ex.Sci) Stress can have a detrimental effect on the body as well as impair our ability to lose weight. When experiencing stressful conditions or when you are constantly battling with stress;  this can release hormones which inhibit us from losing weight; whilst increasing our risk factors for many chronic health conditions. This is a summary of the physiological and biochemical effects of stress; which can impair your ability to lose weight.…

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Achieving your goals: A positive approach for your journey!

Written by:  Matthew Azzopardi  (Accredited Exercise Physiologist) Achieving your goals doesn’t have to be daunting. Here are a few thoughts to remember as you strive towards your goals this year. The New Year is now under way and it’s critical to start the year by getting clear on your goals. Take time away from your schedule to sit down and write down your goals. What actions do you need to take this year to achieve your…

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3 Powerful Lessons for Success

Learning from others who have succeeded is a powerful strategy to achieve success in our own life. Success leaves clues, and these clues point us in the right direction to achieve our own goals. Inspire Fitness members were recently honoured to have Paul Hoffman, an English Channel swimmer, presenting his amazing story of perseverance and overcoming obstacles. Paul spoke about his journey towards conquering the English Channel in 2014: an ultimate display of physical and…

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Conquering the English Channel: Inspire Fitness Seminar

We are honoured to have guest speaker Paul Hoffman to tell us about the journey to achieve his lifelong goal: to swim the English Channel. Paul had dreamed of swimming the English Channel since he was 14 years old, and became a volunteer lifeguard in Cape Town, South Africa. Paul’s story is one of true dedication and resilience. After an unsuccessful attempt in 2012, Paul set his sights on conquering the mighty Channel in July…

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Four simple ways to stay active during winter

Brrrrr!  It’s been a cold start to winter in Melbourne!  And when the temperature drops, it can be easy to let your good training habits drop off too.  So what can you do stay active during the cold winter months? Make the smart choices easy Pack your gym bag beforehand.  By doing so, you reduce the effort required to battle the elements: all you need to do is get out of bed, grab your gym…

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Water Polo Champion Demonstrates Importance of Individual Exercise Plans

In a recent visit to her home town of Melbourne, we had the pleasure of having Rowena Webster train with us at Inspire Fitness. Rowie, an Olympic bronze medallist and champion of the Australian Water Polo team, who chose Inspire Fitness to maintain her strength and conditioning whilst at home. Rowena’s training approach highlighted a number of key messages that we teach our clients: Conditioning your body to become an elite athlete and beat the…

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Motivational Messages to Accelerate your Fitness

I am a huge fan of motivational quotes.  Quotes that make us stop, think and evaluate the direction we are heading with our health, and they help us see things from a different perspective.  I dedicate these motivational quotes below to anyone holding themselves back from starting an exercise program and committing to a healthier lifestyle. Reading a quote can often be the trigger that helps you take action, to make the positive changes to…

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Inspire Fitness clients succeed in the 50 km Upstream Challenge

Goal setting and working hard to successfully achieve those goals are foundation principles that we teach our clients at Inspire Fitness.  Mastering your health is like any other pursuit in life – you need to know where you are going in order to maintain long term commitment and willpower.  Once you know your outcome and make a plan to achieve it, your brain locks onto this goal like a guided missile.  By committing to this…

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