What’s All The Fuss About Barre?

I’ve been planning to write about barre for a while now (I’ve had a draft of this post for about a year) and after having had a 3 month break and trying out a couple of different styles of exercise classes and corporate gym group fitness classes, I’ve come crawling back.

I first started barre 2 years ago, about the time that it exploded as the “it” exercise class in every fitness magazine. However, unlike every other fitness class I have taken in the past, I still love barre two years on – it has well and truly passed the fad stage. It’s never a chore for me to go to a class in my lunch break and I always feel great afterwards. Basically, the jackpot when it comes to exercise!Read More »

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Walking v Running?

Most people seem to have a strong preference for whether walking or running is better for you in terms of health, fitness and weight loss and which one they prefer to take part in, if either. But does it really make a difference which activity you do and is one better than the other?

Personally I am more of a walking person. I find it a nice way to clear your head and take in some fresh air and scenery (the picture for this post is one of my favourite walks in Sydney, the Bondi-Coogee coastal walk). While I also go for a run once a week to have a bit of extra high intensity cardio in my life, I don’t love running (although I always feel good afterwards). When it comes down to it, it’s a personal preference. I think both are effective forms of exercise although interestingly the benefits derived from each can be quite different.Read More »