A FIT MINUTE. BROOKE MEREDITH

Health Coach, Model and creator of the inspirational A Conscious Collection, Brooke Meredith is one babe kicking some serious fitness and food goals, with her simple, no-nonsense approach to wellness. 

FITNESS TO YOU SUMMED UP…

For me fitness is about striving for progress, about having goals and working toward them in a healthy, and honest manner.  Fitness in not just a physical state but also an emotional achievement encompassing all things healthy in; Mind, body and spirit. I feel my fittest when I’m happy, healthy and have an abundance of energy to achieve my workout regimes, long days on set and anything that requires a bit of physical endurance.

WHAT'S YOUR GUILTY PLEASURE..

Chocolate… Hence why I created an entire e-book around it. ;) (GET IT HERE)

WHAT DOES YOUR FITNESS ROUTINE LOOK LIKE…

I have no particular routine as my schedule changes from week to week. On an average week I would have two personal training sessions, 2 Hot Pilates sessions and 2 solo gym sessions of HIIT or targeted resistant training. I love being active and outdoors and at the moment I’m loving surfing which is great for a total body workout.

 Yes it’s freezing.. Thank god for wet suits!

WHAT MOTIVATES YOU TO GET FIT/HIT THE GYM WHEN YOU'RE HAVING 'ONE OF THOSE DAYS'…

It’s all a mind game, the longer you think about it the more likely you wont go.  I always try to remember how good you feel after a workout and focus on that. Nothing like releasing those endorphins to counteract your “off moods.”

FAVOURITE FOOD/ RECIPE?

My Chocolate Protein Balls, the perfect little pick me up, pre or post workout snack or when you just need to nib those craving in the butt. (GET THE RECIPE HERE)

WHAT DOES YOUR WORK-OUT WARDROBE LOOK LIKE?...

I have 7 pairs of Nike runners and a whole draw full off Nike, lorna Jane and Tully Lou.

YOUR SECRET TO MAINTAINING A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE?...

Balance is key.  The first thing is to realise that healthy living is a lifestyle and not a diet, once you get over that restriction you are far less likely to fall back to old habits. Keeping it interesting in the kitchen is essential for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. No one can live of boiled chicken and steamed broccoli for the rest of their life, nor should you have to. Get creative, experiment with natural flavours and find meals that interest you. When you enjoy the food you eat your 10 times more likely to continue on your path to wellness.

POST WORK-OUT YOU'LL FIND ME...

Devouring some sort of deliciousness.

MY SIGNATURE MEAL IS...

I’d have to say my healthy treats and desserts.. They get around a bit..

ANY ADVICE/ MOTIVATION FOR PEOPLE TRYING TO KICK-START A HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE…

Take it slow, nothing happens over night but with the right mindset and dedication anything is possible.

FOR MORE, VISIT BROOKE AT
@brookiechook
www.aconsciouscollection.com

A FIT MINUTE. JESS MARSHALL.

FITNESS TO YOU SUMMED UP...
is making time each day to do something active whether it be an intensive circuit or a walk.. just get your body moving.

WHAT'S YOUR GUILTY PLEASURE…
dark chocolate.

WHAT DOES YOUR FITNESS ROUTINE LOOK LIKE…
My fitness routine is different every day to be flexible with my working schedule. I love fitting in long walks, pilates, a run or bike ride depending on what I have time for that day.

WHAT MOTIVATES YOU TO GET FIT/HIT THE GYM WHEN YOU'RE HAVING 'ONE OF THOSE DAYS'…
For me personally if I am having one of those days I try to fit in something that will still get my body moving that is also relaxing such as a long walk along the beach in the afternoon to clear my mind.

FAVOURITE FOOD/ RECIPE?…
Do I have to pick just one? I would have to say one of my favourites is smashed avocado on sourdough. I have to admit I am not a recipe girl at all; I like to experiment and get creative in the kitchen when it comes to mealtime. 

WHAT DOES YOUR WORK-OUT WARDROBE LOOK LIKE?...
It is a mix of monochrome pieces with some pops of bright colour depending on my mood.

YOUR SECRET TO MAINTAINING A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE?... 
Having a positive mindset really helps to sticking to a healthy lifestyle as well as doing some research as to what you can do to be the healthiest version of you.

POST WORK-OUT YOU'LL FIND ME...
drinking coconut water & snacking on almonds.

MY SIGNATURE MEAL IS...
One of my favourites to make (and eat) is a chicken & vege dish with coconut milk, spices & rice noodles.

ANY ADVICE/ MOTIVATION FOR PEOPLE TRYING TO KICK-START A HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE… from my own personal journey of starting to living a healthy lifestyle is to just start, set yourself goals, be positive & try not to be too hard on yourself. 

Everything takes time but when you start to see results you will look back and thank yourself for it.

FOR MORE, VISIT JESS AT
@jeskaalee
jeskaalee.com

A FIT MINUTE. KARISSA SPARKE.

Blogger, blonde beauty and self proclaimed ocean child, Karissa Sparke  (@karissasparke), wraps up her simple and holistic approach to health and fitness.


FITNESS TO YOU SUMMED UP...
Fitness is all about feeling good. For me, its all about active living and having the energy to do everything you want to do.


WHAT'S YOUR GUILTY PLEASURE…
Hmm I don’t really have any food-related guilty pleasures. If you call delicious raw vegan chocolate or cakey delights guilty, I suppose that would count.. I must admit actually, America made guilty vegan-friendly pleasures all too easy. Wholefoods had these incredible vegan donuts that my fiancé and I ate copious amounts of in our travels- things that I would never really eat or crave back here in Aus.


WHAT DOES YOUR FITNESS ROUTINE LOOK LIKE…
I actually don’t have a strict routine at all. Its all about active living, and most of my fiancés & my favourite things to do are outdoors. We surf, standup paddle board, or even make the most of a quick beach study break by playing Frisbee or doing AcroYoga. I run whenever I can and love making use of the outdoor exercise stations we have on our coastal run. I also practice yoga for strengthening and the peacefulness I experience afterwards. Hiking/Nature walks, waterskiing, snowboarding are all some of my other favourite things to do.

 

WHAT MOTIVATES YOU TO GET FIT/HIT THE GYM WHEN YOU'RE HAVING 'ONE OF THOSE DAYS'…
I always just remind myself – you never ever regret doing something active. Those endorphins fill your body with positive energy, you sleep better, and you just feel better all round.


FAVOURITE FOOD/ RECIPE?… 
I’m such a salad bowl/Buddha bowl kind of girl – they are just so freaking delicious and versatile. Go for a theme- i.e. Japanese, Mediterranean, Mexican and work with that. Never-ending deliciousness right there.


WHAT DOES YOUR WORK-OUT WARDROBE LOOK LIKE?...
Depends what activity I’m doing, but I’m a massive sports crop lover – pairing them with looser shorts for running, or tights (of varying lengths) for yoga practice. In summer I invested in quite a few sporty bikinis so I could run to the beach and go for a swim and run home.


YOUR SECRET TO MAINTAINING A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE?...
Really for me, it is all about the food I am putting into my body. I’ve never really understood the idea of cheat days – because I feel like the idea of rewarding yourself for taking care of yourself with something unhealthy seems counter intuitive. If you’re still putting that food on a pedestal, then you are making it difficult to change your habits into something long term. I always ‘treat myself’ with more expensive healthy food I don’t always buy – e.g. “hell yes, I am going to buy that $7 punnet of blueberries”. I personally choose to follow a plant-based diet, and I find this makes it so easy to know what I am putting in my body is healthy and nutritious. People are actually surprised to know I don’t exercise a ridiculous amount and that I actually eat SOOOOO MUCH. I choose to follow a lifestyle that is focused on abundance and eating until I am satiated, rather than being restrictive or calorie counting in any form.

POST WORK-OUT YOU'LL FIND ME... 
Either juicing or smoothie-ing. Or munching on fruit in some form. Something really hydrating to replenish my body.


MY SIGNATURE MEAL IS...
See above – Buddha bowls or any Asian-inspired food – curries, sushi, rice paper rolls.


ANY ADVICE/ MOTIVATION FOR PEOPLE TRYING TO KICK-START A HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE…
I’m not an expert of any kind, but I guess just find things that you love doing, that make exercise not feel like exercise. Second to that, educate yourself and make sure the changes you are making are sustainable and are focused on long-term achievements. Focus on abundance and eating the right foods. I believe any diet that focuses on calorie restriction isn’t sustainable. Also WATCH DOCUMENTARIES! They are so inspiring and can help you find/fuel your passion.

 

15 MINUTE SKIPPING ROPE CHALLENGE

 

High calorie burning, low impact (vs running) and inexpensive, skipping is one of the best full-body cardio workouts.

Got a spare 15 minutes, grab a rope and give this boxing-inspired challenge a try.

+ Skip (speeding up & speeding down) for three minutes

Rest for a minute

 + Skip + add cross-overs for three minute

Rest for a minute 

+ Skip + add double unders for three minutes 

Rest for a minute

#FITEATREPEAT

 

 

A FIT MINUTE. LISA HAMILTON


Fashionista, health advocate and insta-sensation, Lisa Hamilton (@seewantshop) share's with us her approach to fitness and well-being.
 

FITNESS TO YOU SUMMED UP...
Sweating it out on a regular basis


WHAT'S YOUR GUILTY PLEASURE...
Chocolate


WHAT DOES YOUR FITNESS ROUTINE LOOK LIKE...
I go to group fitness classes at the gym about 4-5 times a week. This includes a mix of cardio, strength, yoga and pilates


WHAT MOTIVATES YOU TO GET FIT/HIT THE GYM WHEN YOU'RE HAVING 'ONE OF THOSE DAYS'…
Going with a friend


FAVOURITE FOOD/ RECIPE?…
Currently, I am loving Mexican


WHAT DOES YOUR WORK-OUT WARDROBE LOOK LIKE?...
I wear Brooks runners, Lululemon leggings, Nike tee & a Lululemon sports bra


YOUR SECRET TO MAINTAINING A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE?...
Finding the perfect balance of work, rest and play
 

POST WORK-OUT YOU'LL FIND ME...
Making a smoothie


MY SIGNATURE MEAL IS...
Breakfast


ANY ADVICE/ MOTIVATION FOR PEOPLE TRYING TO KICK-START A HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE...
Don't think about it, just do it. The sooner you start, the sooner you will develop healthy habits

FOR MORE, VISIT LISA AT
@seewantshop
www.seewantshop.blogspot.com