Feeling like an athlete at every size

Feeling like an athlete at every size

You don’t have to look like an athlete to have the spirit of one.   I get incredibly frustrated by our media's narrow representation of what it means to be fit and active. We witness stories of elite athletes crossing finish…

Why wasn’t my race as fast as I expected?

Why wasn’t my race as fast as I expected?

Factors that affect your running performance Every now and then, our fun run time or our running time trial is disappointingly not what we expected.  There are many factors that affect your running performance on any given day. If your…

Design your own Running Program

How to be your own running coach Jogging is a great way to improve cardiovascular fitness whilst enjoying the great outdoors.  All you need is a pair of sneakers and you can get a workout in anywhere.  A common question we…

Ignite your Love for Exercise – 9 Tips and a Confession

Ignite your Love for Exercise – 9 Tips and a Confession

9 Tips to ignite your exercise passion, and a confession from a fitness professional As a fitness professional with over 17 years experience in the industry, people usually assume I have always loved exercise.  I have a confession...   After a…

Client Story: Mandy’s First Marathon

My running journey from 5 km to 42 km Written by our running group participant, Mandy Bolton The journey I joined HBF run group in January 2009. I had ran socially prior to that and participated in the odd 5…

A trainer urging you NOT to train for a marathon?!

A trainer urging you NOT to train for a marathon?!

Essential considerations before training for your first marathon For many people the ultimate fitness goal is to complete a marathon.  Undertaking the 42km event will mean many months of regular training, staying on top of niggling injuries and paying close…

Achieving a Goal When Everyone Says You Can’t

Achieving a Goal When Everyone Says You Can’t

This moving story is written by Deidre, one of our long term clients. It's an amazing story that needs no introduction.   A seed is planted It was around June this year and everyone seemed to be doing marathons, fun…

What elevator? – A trainer smashes 1,652 stairs

The Eureka Climb is an annual event to raise money for disadvantaged youth charities - White Lion and Interplast.  One of the highest 'vertical' races in the Southern Hemisphere, the event takes place in the Eureka Tower, Melbourne, Australia.  Participants compete individually or in…

I just ran a half marathon and can’t believe it!

Who would have thought that three years ago I would be here?! Written by Lisa Donnet - Client of Healthy Balance Fitness since 2007 Lisa was kind enough to share her recent experience in the St.George Melbourne Marathon Fun Run…