17 October

Consistency will see you succeed

Consistency will see you succeed

When people choose to embark on a lifestyle change and aim to lose weight, get healthier or improve their fitness, many are surprised that it doesn’t happen as easy as what they may anticipate. When training is tough and eating healthy food seems unpleasant and after 1 week the scales still haven’t shifted, it can […]

16 September

Top 3 Awesome Workouts.

Posted in Exercise, Motivation
Top 3 Awesome Workouts.

As a personal trainer you are always wanting to find new ways to challenge your clients, thus there is a lot to be said for creativity within the gym space. With hundreds of exercises and variations at our disposal, you would think that it would be easy coming up with a new workout every day. […]

28 August

Business Meetings in the Gym!

Business Meetings in the Gym!

We’ve all experienced it before, the challenge of coming up with ideas or sorting through work problems, only to no avail. Usually it doesn’t even matter if its 3 people or 30 people in a meeting, when the mind goes stagnant it seems to affect everyone. Funnily enough, the environment we commonly set our meetings […]

15 August

Workplace Health Initiatives. Are they working for your company?

Workplace Health Initiatives. Are they working for your company?

For the most part, workplace morale and culture is governed by workplace health. Think about it, we all know we are happier and more productive when we are fit and eating healthy foods, its a proven fact. So if we improve the health of our staff we improve our bottom line right? You would think […]

12 June

ACTIONS speak volumes

ACTIONS speak volumes

So many times I am asked the question: “What are the qualities of a good leader?” Now there is no hard and fast way to answer this, however from experience, I know that what a leader does, has much more of an impact on their team, than what they say. Yes, as the age old […]

24 April

Stretch and be healthier

Posted in Exercise
Stretch and be healthier

There are a number of benefits to stretching as I’m sure we may or may not be aware. Stretching should formulate a routine part of your regular exercise regime or more over, a permanent part of your daily routine in general. For those of us with muscular or skeletal pain (back pain, neck pain etc) […]

6 March

Train Like a Spartan!

Posted in Events, Exercise, News
Train Like a Spartan!

Only last weekend did the team here at I Choose Awesome (14 strong) compete in the inaugural Spartan Race Australia, a 7km adventure course containing 15 various obstacles spread through out the track. In the fitness industry adventure racing and these types of events are becoming extremely popular (others include Tough Mudder, Warrior Dash etc). […]

7 February

Compound exercises burn fat faster!

Posted in Exercise, Uncategorized
Compound exercises burn fat faster!

If you have been around the gym for a while you may have come across the terms compound and isolation exercises. Have you ever wondered what these terms mean and what is perhaps better for you? To clarify, compound exercises work more than one muscle group and have a tendency to recruit core muscles, while […]

29 November

Training in the heat

Posted in Exercise, News
Training in the heat

With summer coming up and the temperature beginning to rise, we need to make sure we take care of ourselves whilst working out in the summer heat. While some of us will no doubt forgo some gym sessions, when we do make the time to get into the gym or train at home or in […]

22 November

Pushing through injury

Pushing through injury

When our health isn’t at 100%, due to injury, I find it fascinating that the first thing that tends to stop in someone’s lifestyle is their fitness regime. Let’s just ask ourselves a little question hear, isn’t our exercise regime the one thing that should remain? Isn’t exercise a key component to maintaining good health […]