Your health, body shape and fitness are all influenced by both nature and nurture – part genes and part environment. And while you can certainly modify environmental factors that influence your health (diet, exercise, training and medicine), recent studies show that knowing a little about your genes can help you get better results.
If you love the idea of obstacle and adventure racing but are not so keen to drive hours away just to trudge 20km through mud with thousands of strangers, come get your weekend warrior on in your own backyard and with a bunch of awesome locals instead! [read more]
Everyone knows the feeling. It’s the first day of spring and you’ve just spent all winter hibernating, ignoring your alarm and warming up with comfort foods (helllloooo toast!). Now the weather’s warming up and the reality of bikini weather is creeping closer, you realise you’re going to have to work really hard to get into shape before the long summer sets in, so you decide to spend the next 30 days on a green juice cleanse, training every day and burying your head in fitness magazines, rather than ‘winter warmer’ cook books. [read more]
Do you ask for a soy cappuccino instead of the full-cream-milk version because you think it’s healthier? Can you explain why? Probably not… Don’t feel bad about it. Most of us were mislead to believing that soy milk is better than regular milk, tofu is better then cheese and soy yoghurt is better than regular yoghurt. We were told that replacing animal milk products with soy will help prevent a heart disease and menopausal symptoms and help us lose weight. [read more]
It’s that exciting time of year again, Bondi’s moment in the sunshine, the race that stops a nation… drum roll please… hellloooo City2Surf 2013! Yep we are indeed only a few months out from Sydney’s most iconic fun run and this year your Bottoms Up! trainers have decided to go above and beyond. We’ve created a program that will help beginners, intermediate and advanced runners alike set their sights higher than ever. [read more]