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10 Best Foods for Your Heart

14 April

Simple food choices go a long way when it comes to your heart’s health. Focusing on fresh foods full of heart-healthy fats and antioxidants can decrease your risk of developing heart disease and cut your chances of a heart attack. These 10 foods will help keep your ticker in top shape.

Start your day with a steaming bowl of oats, which are full of omega-3 fatty acids, folate, and potassium. This fiber-rich superfood can lower levels of LDL (or bad) cholesterol and help keep arteries clear.

Opt for coarse or steel-cut oats over instant varieties — the coarse and steel-cut contain more fiber — and top your bowl off with a banana for another four grams of fiber.

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Be The Healthy Role Model For Your Family

14 April

Childhood obesity, underage drinking, smoking and failure to exercise are all concerns for parents these days. If you want your kids to adopt a healthier, wiser lifestyle, you are going to have to show them the light. Children often learn best by example. Lead and they will likely follow.

How can you set the example and get them off on the right foot if your habits aren’t that great? Consider taking these steps to put yourself and your family on the road to better health and fitness: Continue Reading →

Vanilla Spice Oatmeal

14 April


  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar, plus more, to taste
  • 1 cup lowfat milk, divided
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

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“The path to a new me…Forever!”

14 April

Having woken up one day realising that this is NOT how i wanted to live my life, being over weight and unhappy with the reflection that looked back at me, I decided to do something about it. I had tried to loose weight before and had small successes,  but I had let bad habits creep back into my life. I always let the excuses run my training, niggling injuries ( a hangover form footy) and lack of accountability kept getting in the way. I knew that my excuses were flimsy to say the least I just needed to do it.

I knew what to expect and when to expect it, such as better recovery times and noticeable differences every three to four weeks. This time I embraced the challenges and worked my way through them. My attitude was beginning to change and I could see the changes it was allowing me to achieve.

It was during this transformation, loosing almost 30 kg and gaining my life back, that I thought I can help others do the same. So GymRidz Personal Training and CrossFoit Armidale were born. I have been able to do this because I now know in myself that I can do anything I set my mind to. I changed not only how I look but also what I do and where I am going in my life.

Back then I had my excuses. Now I have my reasons. Reasons to keep healthy, reasons to inspire others and reasons to keep challenging myself.

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Box Tour

30 March

CrossFit Armidale box is located at 4/225 Mann Street, Armidale.

The box is equipped  everything  you need to ensure you are able to challenge your level of fitness.

We also provide shower, change room and toilet facility for your convenience.

 The box is equipped with the latest equipment including Olympic weights, boxes, pull up bars with bands to assist in the movement, wall balls, squat rack, rowers and plenty of space for you to move freely.

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What Is Your Favorite Post-Workout Meal?

27 March

We all know it’s best to have a healthy snack after working out. Studies have shown that eating a small meal of protein and healthy carbs helps increase the benefits of your workout and speeds up the fat loss process.

So what’s your favorite post workout meal?

Leave a comment below and tell us your favorite healthy after-workout snack.