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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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The Contessa Holiday Guide

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The Contessa Holiday Guide

And just like that - Here we are!  The first day of the month, the beginning of Summer AND the start of Christmas! Aka: Where everyone loses their shit and gains that unwanted weight!  While we love Christmas and the chance to spend more time with our families, we often see people throwing in the towel on their health & fitness because it all just gets too much to manage with the holidays, food, parties and lack of motivation to do just about anything else!  Instead of sitting back and watching your health take the backseat, we have decided 2019...

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DON'T QUIT.

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DON'T QUIT.

Trust me. I'm the first one to fight of the want to throw my hands in the air and say; "Fuck it. Too hard!" (When you've done CrossFit for 7 years and still struggle with the more technical gymnastics side as much as I do, you'd understand why).DON'T GIVE UP. Sometimes, we feel our progress is moving to slow, sometimes stagnant and all to often, we feel like we are going backwards.We're all unique, delicate, little flowers and will respond differently when this happens but i'ma take a rough guess and say if this has happened to you - you've considered...

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