NJ FITNESS, a special fitness home with even more special people

Since August last year, I have been training at a new fitness studio in Glenferrie Road Malvern. NJ Fitness or Nathan Jones Fitness has changed my training abilities, fitness thoughts and attitudes and my overall wellbeing. It is the best fitness home I have ever come by and I am so happy to be apart of the club. Although, this isn’t really online fitness and has nothing to do with fitness influencers or youtube stars, this is perhaps why I want to write on it. NJ Fitness is the opposite to all the fitness fads and trends going on in the world. It is authentic and hard training and Nathan really understand people and how to effect their spirits!

Practice your skills… #handstands #gymnastics #skills #progression #koru

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FitnessBlender… The YouTube channel which deserves more attention!

Daniel and Kelly Segars are perhaps one set of “fitness stars” that don’t get enough attention in the YouTube and Instagram world. Despite having over 4 million YouTube subscribers and have over half a BILLION views on YouTube, Daniel and Kelly remain rather under the radar.

This week's new workout is early! This is a very interesting one, a bodyweight challenge (which you can always add weights to) that can work for both beginner and advanced exercisers. Daniel did a great job on the write up for this one – it's a worthwhile read because it applies to all workouts. Make sure you don't miss it! . Will you tackle this new workout this week? Or are you starting into our new 4 Week #FBStrong Program? Whatever you're tackling this week, give it your best but also try not to stress too much. Just like in your workouts; push yourself, but also be forgiving of yourself. In the end, you'll end up getting further, and with less distress. Happy #WorkoutComplete! Find the new workout video & 550 others @ #fitnessblender.com

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Pilates By Lisa… the master of online pilates

Since landing in USA a month or so ago for a quick holiday to visit my boyfriend, I have been using Pilates By Lisa. I’ve had a lot of stays at my boyfriend’s house in suburban New Jersey and one of the first things I realised I’d have to do (to continue with some sort of sanity) is start at home work outs. His house is no where near a gym and I don’t have a car. So this is where my at home workout journey has begun.

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JAGGED

JAGGED is the active wear range of some of Melbourne’s coolest and most finest A listers, Chris and Rebecca Judd. With Chris being an all star ALF captain for the Carlton Football Club and Bec being an all round fashion and lifestyle guru, it makes a lot of sense that the husband and wife pair would launch this amazing active wear line.

This is my first pair of JAGGED leggings however I hope there will be more to come because I TOTALLY ADORE them!  I was a little late on the Jagged band wagon as the prices are quite high. However, having worn these 7/8 compression leggings, I can now justify the spend. They fit so perfectly- they skim the legs effortlessly, there is a lot of movement to squat, lunge and lift dem weights and the prints are flawless and so unique. They are the epitome of active wear luxe.

I love how the brand is so Melbourne like but has also grown to have a big international following too. It’s definitely a brand to “be seen” in at the moment, however I think due to the quality fabrics and perfected fit, you’ll also get longevity out of Jagged active wear too.

On another note, in attempt to uncover more of the concepts surrounding the world of influencers, it would be fab to interview Bec Judd. She’s been an “influencer” in the Melbourne scene for many years and her social media presence is no doubt significant for many brands. So stayed tuned! And stay fit! Corny ending I know, but seriously JAGGED is a great brand and one to invest in.

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Is this the most effective HIIT workout? LES MILLS GRIT

Les Mills GRIT. To do this day, it is still the hardest, best and most effective workout I’ve ever done. And I have done a lot. I have walked high and low around Manhattan, ClassPass membership in hand, trying out classes galore. Yet with every class that I went to, I only missed GRIT even more.

Les Mills Grit is broken up into three groups- GRIT Strength, GRIT Cardio and GRIT Plyo. Each one has their own unique twist and each is just as hard.

Strength focuses on controlled movement and using power to push through heavy weighted high interval tracks. Cardio focuses on being fast and having strong agility, it’s always the one that amps up the most sweat. And Plyo is all about the jumping, jumping high, to the side, backwards and in front, some jumps with weights and some just body weight. It’s only half an hour, but GRIT truely is my fave half hour of the week.

Hold your applause til the end of the performance.

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Aussie Fitness Gurus to follow on Insta right NOW!

Australia. The land of surf, beaches, tans and now Instagram fitness gurus. Mega famous fitness stars and up and coming workout wonders, the land down under is a mecca for sporty inspiration. And let’s faces it who wouldn’t want a sun kissed Aussie summer bod.

…. be just as strong on the inside 💜 www.kaylaitsines.com/app

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How to wear the PJ trend outside the bedroom

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT- before you start reading this blog post, I was you to know that I wrote this entire piece as a trial article for an Australian fashion website I will not name. In my quest to discover how to become a fashion writer and have my own fashion business, I have realised how sometimes impossible this quest can be. I wrote this piece which is over 1500 words for no money and the word part is I never heard back. No feedback, no nothing. Not even an “I’m sorry you weren’t successful in this writer position role.” I’m not complaining, I am just looking at the intricacies of how hard it is to become a freelance fashion writer in todays world. it is so easy for people of businesses to take your work and never hear from them again. Never fret though, this is a nice article for my own blog. Just thought I would put it out there as an interesting point.

The pyjama trend is making mornings a little bit easier. For those that love comfort and literally staying in your pyjamas all day long, you’ll be happy to hear that the PJ trend isn’t going anywhere and is still gracing our runways in all different styles and forms.

However, it’s important to know that the trend requires a little more effort than simply throwing on your old worn in flannel types. You are taking the PJ look outside the bedroom so even though this look is supposed to say “no fuss”, just make sure it’s a stylish “no fuss.” 

From high fashion to celebrities to fast fashion, everyone is getting on board this trend that gives “put together laziness” the thumbs up. So how does one put together this look? It should have a relaxed yet sensual aesthetic. 

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Top Hot Hairstyles for the guys!

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT- before you start reading this blog post, I was you to know that I wrote this entire piece as a trial article for an Australian fashion website I will not name. In my quest to discover how to become a fashion writer and have my own fashion business, I have realised how sometimes impossible this quest can be. I wrote this piece which is over 1500 words for no money and the word part is I never heard back. No feedback, no nothing. Not even an “I’m sorry you weren’t successful in this writer position role.” I’m not complaining, I am just looking at the intricacies of how hard it is to become a freelance fashion writer in todays world. it is so easy for people of businesses to take your work and never hear from them again. Never fret though, this is a nice article for my own blog. Just thought I would put it out there as an interesting point.

Long hair for men has always been a stylish but edgy choice. Suave, sexy, dangerous, bad boy, hipster and street cool are just some of the many terms given to guys with longer hair. If styled right long hair for a guy can be an incredibly versatile look. However, not styled and unmaintained this look can sometimes look a bit scruffy and rough around the edges. 

Girls always love a guy who can sexily push back their hair. It’s a playful, brooding look. Or a guy whose hair they can run their own hands through. Long hair will always catch attention on a guy and maybe that’s why it’s such a street cool trend at the moment.

Very hipster but also very classic looking, there are so many variations of long hair for guys. And like for girls, in the change of a hair style, guys can totally change up their style up! Adapting your long hair for different occasions like us ladies. A shaggy look for daytime beach activities, a tied back ponytail for a hipster coffee date, slicked back and straight for fancy evening occasions and a messy natural long locks when running or hitting the gym!

For guys though the concepts of different hairstyles might be all too much. Never fret. Here we have compiled a list of six styles for long hair that might be worth giving a shot. They are super easy and will make life with long hair a man style walk in the park. 

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The High Street Gal

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Oh the fashion high street. For most it is a favourite street any where in the world. Fashion forward, cheap and accessible pieces. The fashion high street is for the trendy and those wanting to try new looks. I do love the concept – don’t get me I love experimenting with new looks just as much as any farshunnnnn girl- but somehow I have come to dislike the high street. Continue reading “The High Street Gal”