Olympic gymnast Simone Biles gets criticised for six pack abs

Social media can be a tough place and it seems to be open fire for criticism some days. Some just love to sit behind their computer and use it to slam others down as quickly as they can. And that’s what happened when Simone Biles – a 4 x gold medal-winning gymnast from the USA – shared an Instagram photo. Was she being an idiot? No. She was having a great time with her friends. The problem? There were girls with ‘six pack’ abs. Luckily it was only a problem for one Twitter troll who commented ‘Y’all find this attractive? Imaaoo’.

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How to train for a marathon and still have a life

When you take that plunge and decide to register for a marathon, a lot of feelings surely swirl through your mind – including excitement, anticipation, dread, elation, and fear. You might wonder how you’re going to complete all of your training satisfactorily while also still tending to your other obligations, such as those related to your family or job. You might even think that you’ll be kissing your non-running life goodbye when you decide to train for a marathon.

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Yoga is for hippies?

I was first introduced to Kundalini Yoga in 1994 while going through a very challenging time in my life. I was 25 years old, newly married to an alcohol and drug addict, and feeling trapped by my commitment to God in the presence of my family and close friends in my marriage to this man. As well as that, his family members were telling me that I was a horrible woman for even considering divorcing their son.

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Why all mums must find the time to exercise

Ouch! Yes, this is my tough love approach. And before you get on the bandwagon to ask me ‘what the hell do you know?’ I will tell you that I am a mum to three kids aged 10, 8 and 6 and during at least six years of this myPodcast husband worked 12-14 hours per day and was away quite a lot. Oh yes, and I worked from home. Sound like fun?

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What exercises do I have to do so that I don’t pee when I sneeze?

It’s important for everyone to have strong pelvic floor muscles but post-baby is THE most important time in your life to pay attention to them. One in three women suffer from some form of incontinence post-childbirth and if you have delivered even one baby with tearing, stitches or instrumental delivery, then you have a higher risk of developing pelvic floor problems.

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3 reasons busy mums need Pilates: How to get back your core strength

We are so spoilt for exercise choice at the moment with so many latest ‘fads’ and new- style fusion studios popping up all over the place so it’s easy to forget the time-tested training techniques, such as Pilates. There’s a reason why Pilates has stuck around…it works! Let’s take a look at exactly why Pilates should be part of your training regime as a busy mum.

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Fitness Groupies

I was a personal trainer for a really long time before I became an Exercise Physiologist and to be perfectly honest the clients I continue to train outside of my clinic hours are still the high points of my week. A majority of these clients are mums and one of the questions I am faced with every January is: ‘How about group classes? Can I do those too?’ Absolutely!

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Keeping Flexible With Buzvil

It’s a juggle we all know too well, every day, week in, week out. You have to get the kids ready for school, pack their lunches, then drop them off at school after picking up that one friend who is always running late. Plus there’s a full day of work ahead,

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Strong mums make strong babies

Adapting to changes within your body and in your environment can be difficult at first. But finding balance is crucial to a happy, healthy mum and baby. But don’t let unhealthy habits take control during this time. Exercising through your pregnancy can improve your physical and mental well being. Maintaining a healthy weight during pregnancy helps in returning to your pre-baby body more quickly.

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