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The Psychology of a Better Body (& What is Being Healthy?)

It seems like everyone is chasing a new look these days. Everywhere you look there are magazines with titles like ‘Slim Down for the Summer!’ or ‘Six Pack Shortcuts!’. We get constantly bombarded through T.V., magazines, movies and websites that we aren’t good enough. That having a little bit of fat is unhealthy, unsightly and …

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Holistic health: training body and mind with Vision Personal Trainings’ Andrew Simmons

There are very few personalities in the Australian fitness industry that gain the same respect and admiration as Andrew Simmons. Starting as a personal trainer in 1995, Simmons went on to create Vision Personal Training the nationally recognized personal training franchise with 50 studios spread across Australia and New Zealand in 2000. Vision has won …

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Workout motivation: find an excuse to win

“Just find an excuse to win.” This quote, spoken in the opening scenes of the recently released filmLone Survivor, where Navy Seals are being put through rigorous training, will make almost everybody realize they could be in better shape; and that Seals have mental toughness well beyond most people. Think about the words though. People …

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My weight loss – a One Fit Stop contributor’s inspirational account

On November 12th 2008, I threw away all my take away menu’s. I then ventured out to buy loads of fruit & vegetables. I came home with everything healthy you could imagine. For just over a month I lived on steamed vegetables & chicken, huge bowls of fruit. Here are some quick stats for you: …

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Anything is possible: the first woman to run the Boston Marathon

The Boston Marathon is undoubtedly one of the well-known marathons and serious runners from all over the world dream to take part in this prestigious event. It is held annually and attracts at least 500,000 spectators and participants. Both amateur and professionals run in this most-sought-after event and this year. This year, the first American …

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Motivation: what is that stuff and where can I get some?

“Everyone gets tired, feels lazy or occasionally can’t be bothered. What sets a Champion apart from the average? A Champion bothers, even if they don’t feel like it!!” Some people simply exist from day to day. They lack energy and are not committed. Often they are too tired, too bored, too lazy and can’t be …

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