Blogs: Fitness for Families

Exercises to manage light bladder leakage

light bladder leakage

When you’re juggling a busy life, the last thing you want to do is get slowed down by having to deal with light bladder leakage. Continue reading »

Exercises for new mothers

exercises for new mothers

Congratulations on becoming a mother, how exciting! It is a brand new chapter that is exciting and full of changes. It is also a time when we feel we need to take a back seat and focus on the baby. But mums are important too, and we need to take some time to care for ourselves. Let’s look at some exercises for new mothers.  Continue reading »

Exercise in pregnancy

exercise in pregnancy

Firstly congratulations on your pregnancy. What an exciting time lies ahead. There are many wonderful exercise opportunities for you to explore while you are pregnant. It is a perfect time for me to be writing an article on Pregnancy and Exercise. I have just returned from a seminar in Australia where the topic was Exercise for Two. Continue reading »

Entering running events with your children

Running events with your kids

Mothers and daughters who run together – have fun together… Well … mostly :-) Continue reading »

Fitting exercise into your working day

fitting exercise into your working day

Fitting exercise into your working day couldn’t be easier, that is if you explore the possibilities. From start of your day to the end there are so many opportunities just waiting for you to stretch yourself – no pun intended! Continue reading »

S.M.A.R.T ways to keep on track with your fitness goals this year

fitness goals

Let’s get S.M.A.R.T with goal setting this year. A reliable way to help you achieve your fitness goals is by using the S.M.A.R.T modelContinue reading »

Active Christmas gifts for the whole family

Active Christmas gifts

Yes that time of the year is upon us again. Yaay! I love this season. The summer brings the promise of warm weather and the longer days give us time to be outdoors. Continue reading »

Keeping active on holiday

Keeping active on holiday

In my previous post, I talked about some ideas for active Christmas gifts. Now that you have your gifts sorted, where are we heading for the holidays? The beach, lake, holiday park, bush? Wherever you head here are some ideas for keeping active on holiday. A great time to pull out all those active gifts you received over Christmas. Here I will list ways to be active when camping or in the bush. Continue reading »

Fitness Fun for Families


As parents we often find ourselves revisiting activities we did as a child. We’re talking about, swingball, scooters, hydroslides, cycling and adventure playgrounds. I am sure you could think of others in this category. It’s not often that we stop to think about the fitness benefits of these common family activities.

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Motivation for mums and mini-mes

Makaia active families

I constantly hear protests from mums who say they don’t have time to exercise – that they’re exhausted by the time the kids are in bed and don’t get enough sleep to give any up for exercise! Yet there’s a reason it’s called running around after your kids – being a mum can be surprisingly good exercise, if you just change a few things and incorporate exercise into time spent with your kids. Continue reading »

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