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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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YOUR WORTH IS NOT WHAT YOU WEIGH.

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YOUR WORTH IS NOT WHAT YOU WEIGH.

I got kinda passionate with this one so please consider this language warning before reading on...   I think this week alone I have either been told personally, read on Instagram or overheard a woman get SO PUMPED because... "GUESS WHAT?! IN TWO WEEKS I'VE DROPPED OVER 2 KG!"@everyday.fifo.wife - You were my last straw mate. Sorry, but SMASH YO' DAMN SCALES. Your IG story sent me over the edge to write this post and you're leading from affront. NO MORE WEIGHT. *Find her on Instragram - She literallly smashed her scales! #best LADIES - LISTEN UP!YOUR WORTH, YOUR HEALTH,...

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Five reasons you aren't seeing results.

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Five reasons you aren't seeing results.

We agreed this one could have been A LOT longer.. Stay with us to the end!  We promise it's worth it. ;)  So.. You’ve joined a gym. Tick!  You’ve started eating a little better. Tick!  But things aren’t changing as fast as you would like them to be. Unfortunately, just signing that membership form and paying the money isn’t going to get you where you want to be. This health and fitness thing takes a whole lot of effort & hard work..but we don’t want the quick & easy fixes - right!? Below are our top 5 on why you...

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