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We've been observing from afar. Following the FACTS and now it's time to share our intentions moving forward from this week, Sunday 15th March, until further notice. This is a tough one! A once in a 25-30 year pandemic. It's new to us all and it's important to not panic and focus on what we can control. As a small business that is responsible for the livelihood of staff & the health & well being of many, we want to be prepared and take this seriously.As mentioned above, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is new. We don't know where it's going to...

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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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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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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 - 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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