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[A Quick Recap] Filex & Les Mills Super Workshop

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Here’s my recap of Filex, AKA: The Australian Health & Fitness Expo, and the Les Mills Super Saturday & Sunday #lmapsuper

I had an absolutely amazing weekend and loved every second of it. Check out what I got up to-

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A quick breakfast post 5:55am flight- yum yum. Ps. Butter on wholemeal toast- rocks. I didnt need every slice of toast but couldn’t help taking a few extra bites ;)

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We arrived at our hotel- which was so amaze. The Radisson on Flagstaff Gardens blew our expectations out of the water- everyone was super sweet and helpful, and the room was flashy ;) The huge king size bed felt lush.

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The Incredible Mark Nu’u (Program Director for BS- aka: The big boss)

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The amazing Lisa Osbourne (creative director for BS & head program director for BA)

As soon as we got to Melbourne and checked in, I scooted off to the BodyStep class at the convention centre (where I saw my mentor), with all the amazing International & LMAP Presenters. I’m such a Les Mills groupie that I just had to get photos. Oh and Les Mills 96 is SO good.

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Then it was CXWORX time and the CX instructors are so inspirational- it’s a tough release!

Then it was time to check out the Australian Fitness & Health Expo- I was pretty much in heaven ;)

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What a find! Thanks Well, Naturally. There Chocolate Orange is also to die for and reminds me so much of Jaffas (and I’m not typically an orange + choc fan!)

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Totally the most indulgent tasting protein bars- Titan bars. Whilst I probably wouldn’t treat them as an everyday snack- they’d be a perfect dessert substitute ;) My favourite is the Vanilla Creme- and the chocolate is a close second. Vanilla creme= snickers, chocolate= mars bar. Surprisingly there was a pb one also but it was okay.

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I spotted my friends from Slim Secrets. Totally taste tested more than a couple of times.

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Then the bf had a hover challenge hahah!

The actual best vending machine

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After lots of inspiration and tastings we headed back to the room, where someone needed a 2 hr nap…

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After his nap it was dinner time…

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things got hot

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and I got stuffed to the brim with this amazing and HUGE calzone filled with ham, tomatoes, mushrooms and cheese…oh and cheese. Did I say cheese?

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After dinner we needed to walk it off so we went for a little exploration through the Melbourne Crowne Casino and can I just say this place is amazing. There was like water fountains and all these great things.

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After a huge sleep we went to the Victoria St Markets where I got a tasty Egg, Mushroom and Spinach tart, which went unphotographed. This fueled me up for a BodyAttack class which was the bees knees. I swear this is the reason I flied to Melbourne- just for these classes.

It was such an amazing weekend and I can’t wait to go back again next year.

Standout Moments:

  • Best eat(s) at Filex: Well, Naturally choccies & protein bars, & Titan Protein Bars
  • Fave moment: Doing the BodyStep & BodyAttack classes
  • Biggest Inspiration: Lisa Osbourne & this amazing lean male doing Crossfit that would do pull ups and all these amazing things on the bars that made it look crazy easy.
  • Greatest challenge: Getting up at 4:45am…wah ha.
  • Best meal: The Calzone from an Italian Restaurant.
  • Biggest annoyance: a bf who can’t keep up haha and needs naps OR not being able to find a good froyo place- so someone had to go without :(

What is your favourite type of expo?

Preparing for LOVE

Hey yall- I bring you a slightly less mood-crushing post then last time…actually I won’t lie this whole post is filled with mushiness and all that lovey dovey stuff I love ;)

It’s been an action packed day for me and since I’m just a romantic at heart I knew I wanted my BodyAttack class tomorrow (aka Valentine’s Day) to be Love themed. So I got busy browsing my BodyAttack releases and managed to come up with a love-fied mix that gets ya in the mood ;) Hahaha!

I thought this was relevant! ;)

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For other Les Mills BodyAttack instructors out there, here’s the mix (I managed to find like 8 of the 12 that would fit with my limited releases- so the tracks without the love connection will have a *)

1. I Love It- BA 82

2. Nothing Can Hold Us Back- BA 79

3. Turn Me On (ha!)- BA 81

4. This is how we rock!- BA 81*

5. Rock The Boat- BA 79*

6. Summer of Love- BA 80

7. Tainted Love- BA 83

8. You Got The Love- BA 83

9. This is Love- BA 81

10. We Run the Night- BA 79*

11. Let It Go- BA 79*

12. Yes to Love- BA 83

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I think I did well ;) I’ve also been preparing for a cute afternoon/evening for the bf and I. I won’t say much (even though he doesn’t read my posts- don’t want to risk it) but I will say there will be activities abound, a delicious dinner and a few bits and bobs to give (yes I got crafty people!).

And hay since we’re in the mood let me give you the lowdown on- Things I’m Loving Lately!

Things I’m Loving Lately

I love Valentine’s Day. Yup no hate. I don’t buy into the whole spend heaps of money and you must get me a present…but I do think it doesn’t hurt to do something out of the usual, and hay V day is the perfect day for it ;)

My new tub of PB is a good one. I swear I always buy the same tub, but sometimes the batches are just better than others mmmm.

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How much my inner thighs hurt- thinking it was the impromptu post blood test leg workout that did it. Damn you sumo deadlifts!

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Having PT clients that I actually enjoy chatting to as I train them- it doesn’t even feel like work.

Chemist Warehouse- because you always give me the best damn dealios.

My onesie, because it’s so comfyyyy I want another so I can wash this one haha.

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Cheese…because you make me forget the fact that I don’t have many carbs in this meal haha!

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That it’s so close to FRIDAY, which means HELLO weekend…wait does it count if I have to work all day Saturday? Doh.

Selling my old textbooks online- yah for $$$ for doing nothing. Just the way I like it haha.

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HOLD UP, YOUR TURN:

  • Do you celebrate Valentine’s Day?
  • What do you love lately?