Is your work harming you?

Continually working in a seated position can be bad for your health.

Stefanie Ipsaro-Passione

April 12, 2020

With office jobs on the rise, Australian activity levels have hit an all-time low. Statistics show 50% of Australians work in a job position that involves being sedentary for over eight hours. Safe Work Australia says prolonged sitting can cause negative impacts such as poor posture, a reduction in energy expendit...

What’s On: Get moving this October

Yoga at AQWA

Danielle Blanch, Reporter

October 2, 2017

There are plenty of events to get your body moving this October. From Yoga with the fishes to a Halloween fun run, there are plenty of reasons to stay active this month. AQWA Yoga Selected Saturdays from 14 October-16 December you can stretch and relax in front of the Living Coral Reef at AQWA. ...

She Rides: Women on wheels

Photo credit: Ashleigh Melanko

Ashleigh Melanko, ECU Reporter

August 28, 2017

Are you a woman who likes bike riding and hanging out with friends? If so, you may be interested in She Rides. Created by Cycling Australia, She Rides is a group specifically designed for women who like bike riding. The program introduces women to fitness building, skill developing and friendship a...

A triathlon with a difference

The second leg of the triathlon involves a 90 minute yoga session

Danielle Blanch, Reporter

August 21, 2017

The world’s first mindful triathlon is coming to Gwelup Lake Reserve on Saturday 9 September. The Wanderlust 108 Triathlon involves a 5km run, 90 minutes of yoga followed by a 30-minute guided meditation. You don’t have to be an athlete or yoga master to take part. Wanderlust 108 is for people...

Reformer Pilates All the Rage in Perth

Reformer Pilates machine

Tayla Damir, Staff Reporter

May 16, 2017

Reformer Pilates has taken Perth by storm with classes booked out in studios around town. “Reformer pilates is Perth's latest health craze and it will continue to grow as anyone and everyone can do it, and the benefits are endless," said Helen Clarke, owner of Core Focus Pilates. “WA is always...

Nude yoga anyone? Perth’s top five alternative yoga places

Nude yoga anyone? Perth's top five alternative yoga places

Penny Thomas, Staff reporter

March 1, 2016

As the health and fitness industry grows, new forms of yoga are surfacing that challenge yoga goers, creating niche markets within an industry that is exploding with popularity. Yoga as a form of exercise has grown and developed over hundreds of years, but the somewhat conventional ancient meditation...

#Fitspiration or #fitsploitation? How health hashtags can harm

Jess Baller from JKM Fitness shares a fitspiration photo on Instagram
Image: @jkm_fitness

Danielle Marklew, Staff reporter

June 10, 2015

Type 'fitspiration' into any social media website and within seconds millions of slim and athletic bodies, motivating catch-phrases, and stylishly healthy meals fill the screen. It’s enough to make you push aside that block of chocolate and reach for an apple instead. Instagram alone has more...

The Apple Watch: does our future look fit?

The Apple Watch: does our future look fit?

Heather Hanson, Staff Reporter

October 27, 2014

When you think futuristic, you think 'time traveling, flying, and talking into your wrist watch'. Well folks, it looks like we are slowly  catching up with the Jetsons. Apple has a brand new Apple Watch in the making, said to be released early in 2015. The watch is iPhone iOS 8 compatible, includes...

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