NETWORK BLOG

Reflections on fitness, wellness, health and more

NETWORK CELEBRATES THREE DECADES OF LEADING THE WAY

At the recent FILEX 2017 fitness industry convention, Australian Fitness Network celebrated three decades of leading the way in the fitness industry. During the event’s Opening Ceremony, Network’s CEO, Ryan Hogan, took the company’s directors by surprise when he went...

THE DANGERS OF CELEBRITY HEALTH AND FITNESS ADVICE

Celebrity chef Pete Evans is never far from controversy. Not satisfied with calling sunscreen poisonous and suggesting mothers should feed their babies camel milk, his advice to a woman with osteoporosis on social media was slammed by doctors, causing even more...

WHAT IS YOGAFIT?

This post was written by Lisa Greenbaum. Lisa holds her E-RYT 500 in yoga and is the Program Development Manager for YogaFit Australia and Director of YogaFit Canada. Perhaps the most common question I have been asked since I began my own training journey...

ARE PERSONAL TRAINERS BEING PAID THE CORRECT RATE?

A media release from the Fair Work Ombudsman this week highlighted the issue of confusion around pay rates for personal trainers who are employed by fitness facilities. The Level 4 PT was back-paid $9,800 after questioning his wage, which for 19 months had been paid...

HOW WILL WE STOP OBESITY CRUSHING OUR SOCIETY?

‘We will have to build factories to cut off people’s toes’ screamed the front page headline on the Sunday paper; ‘Dire warning on diabetes’. A bit sensationalist, surely? Perhaps not. Perhaps this is the in-your-face approach needed to keep the obesity epidemic at the...

ARE FILEX AND THE FITNESS EXPO THE SAME THING?

If you work in the fitness industry you’ve probably heard of FILEX. And you’ve probably also heard about the Fitness & Health Expo. Some people have mentioned cool training gear they bought at FILEX, while others have said the same about the Fitness Expo. So are...

TEN FOODS TO IMPROVE YOUR EYE HEALTH

The following post was written by Optometry Australia’s resident optometrist Luke Arundel. It’s a common adage that carrots are good for your eyes – but is that really true? Here are ten foods that, in addition to other health benefits, will boost your eye health and...

WE NEED TO BE MENTALLY FIT BEFORE WE CAN BE PHYSICALLY FIT

I recently read an essay titled ‘No diet, no detox: how to re-learn the art of eating’ which included the assertion that ‘the art of eating …is a question of psychology as much as nutrition. We have to find a way to want to eat what’s good for us.’ The same could be...

SHOULD I JUICE OR SHOULD I BLEND?

This blog post was written by Lisa Craven, author of Juice It! Blend It! With party season upon us, and the increased opportunity to indulge in snacks and alcohol that this entails, you might want to give yourself a pre-emptive health boost by packing more nutrients...

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