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22/06/2019
Do you want abs? You HAVE to do this!

Many men and women like you want that elusive 6 pack. You will see people do sit ups, ab crunches, wheel roll outs all day in pursuit of it. None of these matter. What really matters is your food. You have abdominal muscles underneath a layer of fat, that's why you can't see your 6 […]

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22/06/2019
PESTO TURKEY MEATBALLS

500g turkey mince 3 tbsp pesto Handful sliced shallots ¼ cup quick oats 1 egg Salt & pepper PESTO 1 large bunch of basil (leaves removed) 2 tbsp Parmesan cheese 1 large handful of macadamia nuts 1 tbsp good quality olive oil 1 clove garlic (optional) Salt and pepper to taste 1. Start by making […]

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21/06/2019
How to not choose the worst diet for you!

What is the best diet for you to choose? This is one of those questions that we would all like to know the answer to. Surely there is some magic pill you haven’t heard of or something you are missing!! You can waste a lot of time. Failing a diet leads to poor self esteem. […]

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19/06/2019
Can you pass your kids fitness test?

Ever felt out of breath playing with your kids? They have endless energy right? Or maybe you have very little energy! Your kids want to play with you. They want you to keep up with them and enjoy endless happy times. You deserve to be a parent that can do that for your kids. Look […]

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19/06/2019
How to help your workplace thrive and make it better for you!

Where ever you work and whatever your role is there, the people you work with make going to work exciting or you dread it. Now you can control only your actions but your actions might just be what help you AND those you work with. If you are a mum or dad you know how […]

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19/06/2019
I can feel I am getting closer and closer to my goals than before.

"I was unsure if one on one sessions would benefit me so I held off booking my first one. After my first session, I was able to identify specific aspects that held me back, this was important to me. I have been able to take that into classes and modify movements based on this. I […]

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17/06/2019
Choc Raspberry Oat Bars

2 medium bananas 2 cups oats 1/2 cup raspberries 2 tbsp choc chips 2 tsp cocoa powder 1/4 cup maple syrup 1 tbsp coconut (optional) Mix together and spread out in a slice pan. Cook for 15-20mins @ 180 degrees. Makes 12 bars @ 2.2g protein, 2g fat, 16g carbs

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17/06/2019
The best way we care for our members.

My Fiance and I love going to Water St. Kitchen when eating out. Their food is delicious, they also have the tastiest desserts and great coffee! But this isn't why we keep going back. The real reason we choose Water St. Kitchen more than other places is that they care about each person that walks […]

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17/06/2019
The ONLY way to guarantee you don't quit getting fit!

You try to get fit, you quit. You try again and again. You quit again and again. This ain't school where your teachers try every day to help you learn. This is life. People will allow you to buy without first explaining why it will work for you. So I believe, it's not your fault […]

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16/06/2019
You Are Losing When You Don't Get Prescribed!

Prescription in everything is KING! It's a recommendation that is authoritatively put forward to you with the goal of helping you solve a problem. Think about how many services you currently pay for that you were prescribed. The ones that prescribe to you are the higher value services. You spend a lot of time at […]

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16/06/2019
Should You Listen To What Your Parents Told You About Eating

There are a few things we were all told as kids that we either need to ignore, or pay attention to when it comes to ensuring we don’t overeat:- 1. “Don't drink while you are eating” A glass of water either before, during or after your meal will help give you a feeling of being […]

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16/06/2019
Fighting Against the Lying Weight Loss Gurus for You

You have tried before. It didn't work. You feel frustrated, sad and don't want to try anymore. I plead that you stop this. It's not your fault. You are the victim of people selling the idea that it's easy, that it happens quickly and you won't have to learn. These are the lies you were […]

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15/06/2019
What confusion is doing to our customers isn't right!

Confusion is costing you money. Confusion is paralysing your ability to make a choice. Confusion is making you feel like you don't know what's right. Confusing health and fitness advice is stopping you from getting results and it's just not right! You see hundreds of different diets. Thousands of different workout programs. Heaps of different […]

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15/06/2019
Make people excited to be around you!

Who do you like hanging out with? What are the characteristics of those people? Do they make a lot of jokes? They might help you out in some way. It may be that you have a lot in common. Whatever it is, people you like hanging out with have leave an impact on your life. […]

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15/06/2019
This Mistake is Costing You Fitness

Remember back when you were younger, you felt much more flexible, had greater stamina and your body recovered fast! Unfortunately that's all in the past and you feel like that was a totally different person. There is one mistake you are making that is continuing to cost you the fitness you had and every day […]

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14/06/2019
People hate paying for bad service.

Bad products and bad service are things no one wants. People definitely don't want to pay for it and I am sure you don't either. So why is it we are still suckers for getting caught out? Price comparisons. Back in high school I sustained a nasty knee injury. Over 18 months this was misdiagnosed […]

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13/06/2019
You can do it, let me explain why...

People just like you walk into Ariston every day for a No Sweat Introduction and they too are concerned if they can do it. Put simply, you can! And so can they. You may not believe me just yet, but you will. Everytime I sit down with someone like you for an intro meeting my […]

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12/06/2019
Who Is Ariston For?

Ariston is not like other gyms. We are more like your sports team that wins every week! We don't like bringing others down, judging others because they do something different or making people afraid of failing. I had a good time in my youth playing many different team and individual sports. I didn't win much. […]

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11/06/2019
Tuesday Fitness Tip

Simple and easy fitness tips you can do anywhere. Tabata time! Tabata is 8 Rounds of 20 seconds of work, 10 seconds of rest. This is designed to elicit high intensity outcomes so when picking the movements you will do for a tabata it is best to stick to easy and light or bodyweight movements. […]

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11/06/2019
How to STOP your kids from being Lazy

You care for your children with all the love in the world and want only the best for them in the future. However, it's hard for you to convince them to be healthier and more active. Particularly in today's world of technology. There is one way that can ensure your kids future will be healthy […]

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04/06/2019
Amanda

My biggest challenge before starting personal training was pull ups! I initially started one on one sessions because I wanted to be able to do pull ups. I was annoyed that after years of training I was still unable to do a pull up, even though I felt I was getting stronger. Even though I […]

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04/06/2019
Jenna

My biggest challenge was making the time to get to the gym. Looking after myself was not a priority. I would make excuses not to go to the gym like the kids come first or I would say I’ll go tomorrow and wouldn’t. I felt really depressed and disliked myself for being so lazy. I […]

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04/06/2019
Sarah

After years of bouncing from gym to gym without any results and only bad experiences, I lacked a lot of confidence in myself which always made it hard for me to commit to any gym program. That was until I joined Ariston Fitness… What really made Ariston different to every other gym I have been […]

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31/05/2019
James

Although I love swimming and surfing/body surfing, I was losing confidence in the surf especially at the Gold Coast due to lack of fitness. I was very frustrated and embarrassed about my lack of fitness. I was not too appealing in boardies either. After joining Ariston my fitness improved out of sight, diet improved and […]

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25/05/2019
This has changed everything

My biggest challenge was making the time to get to the gym. Looking after myself was not a priority. I would make excuses not to go to the gym like the kids come first or I would say I’ll go tomorrow and wouldn’t. I felt really depressed and disliked myself for being so lazy and […]

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15/05/2019
Allan Carter - I'm just a little bit older, that's all.

I Have certainly gained from and enjoyed the past months at Ariston. My medical reports have all shown positive gains and I have noticed an improvement in my balance and upper strength. I have been hampered to some degree by minor injuries sustained earlier in life but the modifications the Ariston team has implemented have […]

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30/04/2019
Marne

This is my story, and I would not change a thing, my only wish is that I started this years ago. At 105kg+, I was on a slippery path to bad health and at nearly 50 years old something had to be done. You could call me an empty nester, kids gone, working home alone […]

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31/03/2019
Overcome barriers

During the 12 weeks, I discovered that I was mentally stronger than I ever thought and that I am not a slave to my sugar cravings. Ariston nutrition has shown me that by eating smaller, regular amounts of wholesome delicious food I could push past my cravings and fuel my body to perform better both […]

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02/05/2018
How long will it take me to return to my pre-baby weight?

As a first time mother, I remember walking out of the hospital after giving birth and wondering why I still looked 6 months pregnant.  On the other hand, I had friends who walked out 24 hours later looking as though they had only eaten a large meal. That was step number one in the battle […]

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30/07/2017
Tumeric Latte Recipe

Turmeric has recently been touted as being the “next big sports nutrition supplement” due to is ability to reduce inflammation and blunt the effects of muscle soreness.  However, while the jury is still out on the amount of turmeric that is actually required to produce any positive effects, we thought we would give it a […]

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20/06/2017
The value of a coach

I must admit, I am the type of person who likes to learn something and figure it out on my own. Whether it is building a website or improving my health and fitness I find the right information for my situation and apply it. Having completed tertiary studies in sport and exercise science I thought […]

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19/06/2017
5 Steps to Prevent Injury

If we move the chance of injury occurring increases. Injury is even more likely when we attempt something with little knowledge of correct procedure or participate in something that is inherently high risk. Injuries are a part of life, as kids we constantly pick up bumps and bruises along with the occasional bone break because […]

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19/06/2017
Redefine Your Definition of Failure

We have recently discovered, or rather rediscovered, that our youngest daughter is quite a faster runner. We figured it was perhaps time to get her some athletics training to help hone in on those skills. As my daughter and I set out to her first training session, she said to me “but mummy, what if […]

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23/05/2017
SUPER QUICK SALSA

3-4 tomatoes handful of green shallots large handful of coriander leaves a slice of capsicum 1 fresh chilli squeeze of lime juice salt & pepper   Simply throw it all into a small food processor or blender and pulse. Don’t over blend to a smoothie, just have it chopped enough to combine.   Serve with […]

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07/05/2017
The Magic Secret To Weight Loss

We all want to know what the secret equation is for losing weight. Perhaps you’re trying to find something more exciting, perhaps something new that surely someone doesn’t already know, something that can work while you continue to live your life the way it is without disruption, without effort and without thoughtfulness and consistency. Something […]

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03/03/2017
Asian Brown Rice Noodle and Green Salad

1/2 head broccoli 100g green beans 1 cup chopped kale 200g brown rice noodles (Woolworths) Dressing 2cm ginger grated 1 clove of garlic crushed 2 limes juiced 2 tbsp soy sauce 2 tbsp sesame oil 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar Topping 1 sheet of nori crushed 1 tbsp toasted sesame seed 1 tsp fresh chilli / […]

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16/02/2017
Why Women Should Lift Weights

Some years ago, my go to exercise was running. It was cheap. I could choose when I wanted to do it and, for a time, it seemed to help with controlling my weight. Then things just got harder. I got frustrated. My weight started to increase and I didn’t understand why. I was exercising and […]

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14/02/2017
Is CrossFit making females bulky?

Within fitness many old beliefs stemming from decades ago exist, some are spread by trainers who are ignorant to evidence and new research while many believe them because they heard it. One of these is that lifting weights will make females look like men, or appear too muscular or bulky. First off let me say […]

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08/02/2017
Low Back Pain, Is It Normal?

Many people, both active and sedentary experience pain or discomfort in their low back region. Such a high rate of occurrence must make this condition normal right? Wrong. Even though it is common, particularly in today's society it is far from normal. Firstly let's address that low back pain is often used as a "diagnosis" […]

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13/01/2017
You love your kids, right? But what about you?

Being a mother is a tough gig. We are constantly at the beck and call of those we love, but sometimes this can be to the detriment of our own selves. I come from a place of understanding though. By the time my second child came along, I was trying to be super woman whilst […]

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11/12/2016
Roast Pumpkin, Cranberry, Pepita and Quinoa Salad

Looking for a healthy and festive looking side dish for your christmas get togethers?  Try our amazing pumpkin, cranberry, pepita and quinoa salad! 1 cup quinoa 500g pumpkin cut into cubes 1 cup baby spinach leaves bunch coriander leaves 1/2 dried cranberries 2 tbsp pepitas 1 tsp ground cumin 1 lemon squeezed 1 tbsp olive […]

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11/12/2016
Zucchini Ricotta Fritters

Need a light lunch or a tasty snack? Try our Zucchini Ricotta Fritters! 2 medium zucchini - thinly cut into sticks or grated 80g low fat ricotta 1 egg 1/2 cup fresh breadcrumbs zest of 1 lemon 1 tsp each salt & pepper olive oil (or use spray for a lighter option) Combine zucchini, ricotta, […]

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08/12/2016
Pumpkin Oat Breakfast Biscuits

Make these delicious breakfast biscuits and keep them in the fridge for a quick brekky on the run!     1 cup rolled oats 1 cup quick oats 2/3 cup crasins (dried cranberries) 2/3 pepitas (pumpkin seeds) 2 tbsp chia seeds 2 tsp ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp nutmeg 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 cup coconut oil […]

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30/11/2016
Delicious Chia Pudding

Try our delicious chia pudding! It’s a great gluten and dairy free summer snack that you can make ahead and leave in the fridge for a special treat. 2 tbsp chia seeds 1/3 can light coconut milk (150ml) 1 tbsp maple syrup Mix and leave in fridge overnight to set.  Serve with banana and a […]

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21/11/2016
Gingerbread Protein Smoothie

Get some christmas cheer with our Gingerbread Protein Smoothie!  Great for a quick breakfast on the go, or as a post-workout replenisher. 220ml unsweetened macadamia milk, almond milk or your favourite type of milk 2 tsp chia seeds 1 tbsp maple syrup 1/4 tsp mixed spice 1/4 tsp ginger 10g oats 1/2 scoop bulk nutrients […]

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28/10/2016
CrossFit for Obstacle Course Racing

Obstacle course racing (OCR) has become a very popular activity for many people and with this many new obstacle course type races now exist. From the Spartan Races, Tough Mudder, The Holt Bolt and Operation Blackhawk there are many opportunities to have fun. You may be looking at entering one of these races or want […]

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16/08/2016
3 Ways Teens Can Improve Sports Performance

A huge mistake that many coaches or parents make when undertaking training with their teenager for sports performance is that they see what the current champions do and attempt to mimic that. This is the number one way NOT to improve and if anything your athlete will burn out. Champions do the right things but […]

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07/02/2016
Does your day include any of these 5 simple and healthy tips?

These are all very simple and easy tips that you can introduce to your daily routine to help your health. Let's use this list as a reminder and checklist to start the week. Aim to implement each tip into every day of this week and see how you feel. Stay hydrated. Water is the best […]

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