To this day, I scarcely feel at total peace with this body of mine. I feel like a failure admitting that, but I also know that I am a work in progress and that’s ok. When I was asked to open up about my darkest moments I really struggled to articulate it in a manner that didn’t sound clinical and diagnostic. The only way I could think to do it was to write myself a letter – a letter to Ashleigh at age 19, on the cusp of what would be her most challenging and terrifying adventure. So here it goes…Read More
I honestly feel like I bang on and on about my story and that everyone is sick to death of hearing it… haha. But the truth is, I have a very public story, about my journey into fitness, losing 20kgs and starting Lissome. But I also have another very raw, sad and scary story too. And that’s about suicide.Read More
My darkest moment was the first time that I felt like a failure as a mum.Read More
As a child I was very fortunate to live an active lifestyle, always being encouraged to chase every opportunity with sport that came my way. Weekends were spent bouncing around local sporting fields with my Mum and two older brothers supporting one another. Unfortunately, at 18 it all came to a holt when I suffered a torn ACL and meniscus. After my surgery and recovery time, my lifestyle had changed, and I wasn’t prioritising my fitness anymore.Read More
Growing up, I have always had a very healthy and active life.
I started noticing my body starting to change after being in a new relationship, starting my first job, socialising more (drinking more) and eating whatever I wanted most of the time, not even thinking about it. I remember looking at my body and not being happy with what I saw or how It felt and how I had put on so much weight.Read More
Cancer and Fitness – not really two words that go together right?Read More
When I was asked to open up and write about my darkest times in life, my struggles, I thought – alright… I can do this. I’ve lived 30 odd years earth side and my relationship with myself has to be my biggest work in progress.Read More
To be able to execute the Kipping Pull-Up you must first have strength and control in the Kip as the kipping swing is generated through our shoulders and lats.Read More
Factors could be from a previous injury and the fear of re-injury which could alter movement patterns.
Fatigue; this could be from training, sleep, work be sure to always listen to your body daily and respond, this could mean not training when you were meant to or decreasing the intensity of the session.Read More
Well, its officially OUR favourite time of year! Autumn is such a special season because the weather is still warm. The days are gorgeous. You’ve had a whole summer and you’re now looking forward to the slightly cooler change.Read More
One of the most common things we hear is women experience anxiety about coming along and trying Lissome out for the first time.
Yes we get it.
Walking into a gym, a room full of people you don’t really know.
“Will anyone talk to me?”
“I won’t be fit enough!”
“It looks SO HARD!”
“What if I can’t DO one of the movements?”Read More
Ever guess what and how we do the things we do in order to create “community” within Lissome…? As it turns out, there’s quite a bit that goes into it.Read More
You’ve taken the step. You joined the gym. You’re loving it!
Every day is a new PB! Every day you’re meeting new women! Every day you’re being inspired!
Until… You aren’t…Read More
Being motivated is easy. Staying motivated is the hard part!
So, how do we stay motivated?
We LOVE that we have created a brand that so many women get on board with in training and in leadership! It’s amazing! It’s always been a huge part of our vision to employ more and more women into roles that they love coming to work at every day!Read More
The Glutes assist with hip extension, external rotation, abduction and stability. They also help protect the ankles, knees, hips, hamstrings, lower back just to name a few!Read More