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It's Not All About The Gains.

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It's Not All About The Gains.

This is your Sunday night reminder that you can handle anything this week throws at you. We are quick to criticize ourselves with where we are right now, more to the point, where we are NOT right now.  We seem to get caught up in how long we've been a member of a gym, not the many other factors that contribute to our overall health."But I should be fitter, I've been training for ages. I set a goal to be able to do a pull up, like 12 months ago and I feel no closer than I was yesterday." I'm...

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But.. What about you?

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But.. What about you?

I know. I get it. You have responsibilities. ADULTING IS HARD.But.. You have a responsibility to YOURSELF too. You have a responsibility to be the best you can be, so you can give your best to those you love.However, this current trend I'm noticing needs to be addressed. Right here, right now. We give our 110% to others. Then we leave us last. So we have nothing left to give our self. I mean, this is not new. I've worked with women a long time and it is one of the most common objections as to why women want to take...

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5 mental Must-Haves For Training, 2020.

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5 mental Must-Haves For Training, 2020.

5 Mental Must-Haves For Training, 2020 - Rhian Roussos, Head Coach, Contessa South When purchasing new clothes, shoes, lifters or grips to “benefit” our training, we need no persuasion.  But there are some other things I feel are more important to bring with you to every training session. These "things" will ensure you are getting the most out of every session you attend, you will walk away feeling accomplished and fulfilled with your efforts in the gym. 5 mental must-haves for training. Acceptance  We all know comparison is the thief of joy. Walking into training and being able to accept where you currently...

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Please welcome our new Coach on the block - Rhian Roussos!

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Please welcome our new Coach on the block - Rhian Roussos!

I met Rhian almost 6 years ago through our mutual friend, Camilla. Cam connected Riz and I because we both loved, lived and breathed CrossFit, fitness, health and helping people do the same. Rhian and I caught up when I would visit Cam in Sydney, she also did a couple of sessions at Contessa when she was visiting family in QLD. We kept up to date with each other and early 2019, I asked her to be my weightlifting coach.I knew this girl was a powerhouse. I've known her for years and had experienced her coaching and passion for empowering women too....

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You’re not too busy to train 12 times in December.

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You’re not too busy to train 12 times in December.

Sorry.  You’re not.  I’m not going to sit here and justify why, you’re just not. So shoosh. If you have time to read this, catch up on your latest TV shows, binge-watch stories on the ‘gram and impulse buy Lorna Jane Black Friday sale, girl, you got time. Stop feeling sorry for yourself and keep reading. 12 times. Is all I ask.  I get it!  I'm a busy working Mum too! It all feels overwhelming. A little too much with the holidays/busy season upon us.  But you have to put a few things into perspective; There are 744 hours in...

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