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IT’S YOUR HOUR. WHAT WILL YOU DO WITH IT?

IT’S YOUR HOUR.  WHAT WILL YOU DO WITH IT?

IT’S YOUR HOUR.  WHAT WILL YOU DO WITH IT? Let me share with you a little experience I’ve had recently. I’m currently in the Philippines visiting family and over the weekend, we went to check out a local “fitness and strength” competition.  The event brings together the town’s local gyms’ members and others to compete in different categories such as “Endurance” (Women only) and “Strongman”.  When I heard the women’s event was a combination of burpees, deadlifts, kettlebell swings and goblet squats, I decided to register last minute (in thongs, nonetheless) and give it a go!  I was the 11th...

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Want To Reach The Goals You Set For 2020? Read This.

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Want To Reach The Goals You Set For 2020?  Read This.

January  This time of year, this month particularly, we often find ourselves asking;  "What do I want to achieve this year?"  "What differences can I make in my life that will allow me to progress in my training, work, relationships and health?" *If you're not asking these questions though, start now. ;) There is only one problem with these questions.. We go through the pattern of setting these goals, big or small, and then - We just hope it happens. We pray that we get there by the end of the year, often without doing more than just writing the...

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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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