School's Back, Now it's Time to Focus on You!

Love or hate the summer school holidays, your little angels (or terrors) can really throw your ...

The Power of Habits

Oxford defines a habit as “a thing that you do often and almost without thinking, especially ...

Private Health Care and Your Gym Membership

Generally, when it comes to thinking about health insurance, I can feel my eyes glaze over and my mind start to wonder to what’s on the menu for tonight’s dinner. I got hospital cover because I was told that I had to and yeah, every couple of years ...

Summer Bodies are Made in Winter?

When I first mentioned the title of this blog post to one of my besties, I thought her eyes would literally roll into the back of her head. ‘Not you too!’ she cried. ‘Why does everyone keep saying that!?!?’. What followed was a very lengthy debate ...

Body Scanners: The Start to Your Fitness Journey

Body composition scanners are a relatively new piece of equipment that you may find in your gym. As the benefits of these scanners and the invaluable contribution they can make to your fitness journey are realised, they are bound to become a gym ...

How To Stay Motivated Everyday

If there is one trait that every successful person has its motivation. Everyone that has accomplished their goals, and strives for self-growth all have a strong drive that is pushing them forward each and every day. Motivation is essential to not ...

Hamstrings Assemble!

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Move Towards Mental Health

When we think of working out and joining a gym, our mind immediately races to the picturesque body we all hope to achieve and all the other wonderful physical attributes it brings! However, the benefits of fitness extend far beyond simply just the ...


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Importance Of Kids Nutrition

Optimal health is only achievable through the combination of fitness/ exercise and healthy eating! However, forming a healthy diet rich in vitamins and wholesome foods can be a struggle, especially, if healthy eating isn’t already a habit in your ...

Why You Need Functional Training

When we think of fitness, the first thing that comes to a lot of people’s minds is either doing bicep curls in the gym or running on a treadmill. While these exercises have their place, they tend to not be transferable to everyday living, or in ...

5 Ways to Improve Your Gut Health

It’s easy to forget about your gut, but did you know that your gut health affects much more than just your digestive system? The gut is one of the most important elements to proper bodily functioning! The gut is where the food is broken down and ...

Parents Leading By Example

A parent’s role extends far beyond simply cooking, cleaning and keeping your kids safe. Parent’s are the lenses in which children view the world. Kids look up to parents as models for how to be functional adults, including how to treat others and ...

Tips and tricks to stay healthy during the holiday season!

With the holiday season fast approaching we are all beginning to plan our celebrations and outings! With Christmas dinners, complete with Christmas cakes, roast pork, roast ham, chocolate, pudding, gravy, and our little getaways out of town, it’s ...

How To Set New Years Resolutions

How to set and achieve New Year's Resolutions

The Benefits of Weightlifting

For many, the mere thought of weightlifting/resistance training can be enough to discourage them from grabbing onto a bar. Many people are quick to associate weightlifting with ONLY body building, or as something reserved for people who want a ...

How To Control Calories On Christmas

How To Control Your Calories During Christmas Dinner

How Dance-Based Workout Classes Can Add More Spice To Your Fitness Life!

We all know just how great we feel when we get carried away dancing to our favourite song! However, shaking your booty and having the time of your life is not only beneficial for your mental health, but just as well your physical health as well!

Why Swimming Might Be Your Family’s New Favourite Sport!

Here in Australia, we are all very familiar with swimming! Not only do we live in a country that is completely surrounded by water, our summers are just too bloody hot and the only escape we have is diving into a refreshing pool!

Best Wearable Technology

Best Wearable Technologies For Fitness

Postulating Posture

The Myths that distract you from the core of the problem…

Short Workouts For Fat Loss

For many of us, our initial move to join a gym or begin our fitness journey is based upon our drive to not only sculpt our bodies, but lose body fat. However, many people associate fat loss with running on a treadmill for extended periods of time or ...

Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

With our society's obsession with fad diets and quick fixes it can be difficult to identify what truly is (and what isn’t) a healthy dieting option. One of these recent trendy diets that has been gaining popularity is intermittent fasting. However ...

Meet Thor Simmons

Meet Rory Simmons AKA Thor! Electrician by day, bodybuilder by night! And Roar Fitness Sponsored Athlete 24/7!

Full Body Bikini Blitz by Ambitious Bodies

Izzy Beeston from Ambitious Bodies shares the how and why to achieve a sensational bikini body. And if her body is testament to its effectiveness, its evident she knows her stuff!

Brazilian Ju-Jitsu Injuries

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Happy Mum Happy Bub

Roar Fitness 247 is a holistic fitness centre. But what does that mean you ask? It means that we believe in the connection between the body, mind and spirit. And by ‘spirit’ we not making a reference to anything religious but rather the essence of ...

All Aboard the Anatomy Train to Hamstring Town

Hamstring injury rehab is a buzz topic in physiotherapy right now and rightfully so! Subsequently, I’ve been reading and listening to everything I can to provide to you a condensed version of what we know, so you can get better, faster!

10 Small Changes to See Big Results!

Whether you’re just getting started on your fitness journey or you want to shed those last 5kgs these small changes can have a big impact!

John Duff - Competition Bodybuilder

John Duff grew up like many kiwi kids; out on the Rugby field. A passion that grew as he did in age. When John was 18 years old he severely injured his ankle, resulting in him no longer able to enjoy the game he loved. But as every progressive ...

Gym Rebates and Your Insurance

It’s hard enough squeezing a healthy and fit lifestyle into a busy schedule, let alone finding enough money for a gym or a personal trainer. However, not allocating the time or finances for fitness and health can lead you down a terrible path and in ...

Kids are fit for the gym too!

In this digital age, it’s tempting to just let your children stay inside and play video games. It’s easy, they’re ‘safe’ and sometimes it’s just what they want to do. However, teaching your children to be inactive can have dire consequences in the ...

The Habits of Healthy People

There are several obstacles one faces when they finally deciding to change their unhealthy lifestyle towards a healthier one. One of the most difficult yet most overlooked is the development of new habits, and elimination of the old!

Why Fitness Partners Matter

Once you take the first step to change your life, by eating healthy and working out, it’s exciting. However keeping up the momentum once the initial novelty has worn off is where the real challenge comes in! This is where having a fitness partner ...

Why Fad Dieting Is a Fad You Should Avoid

Anyone who is on a fitness journey has come across a fad diet (yes, the glamorous and over sensationalised diet that promises dramatic results with little effort - it almost seems too good to be real!) Well unfortunately it is, and weight loss can’t ...

The Power of the Mind

Like physical energy, mental energy is essential for optimal body functioning and quality of life. A strong mind with elevated mental energy creates happiness, confidence, increased willpower, focus, motivate and enhanced productivity. Plus a ...

Amp Up Your Metabolism!


Burn 800 calories in 30mins

High-intensity interval training (HIIT) describes any workout that alternates between intense bursts of activity and fixed periods of less-intense activity or complete rest.

Got (Coconut) Milk?

Growing up we’re told milk is essential to build strong and healthy bodies! However, cow’s milk isn’t the only drink that offers a source of essential nutrients. Coconut milk is stealing the spotlight as it shares the same texture but with ...

Why have a Personal Trainer?

Why have a Personal Trainer? If you are new to the world of fitness, the abundance of information can be overwhelming. With all the variations of exercise and the new trending diets, it can seem almost impossible to find a fitness plan that seems ...

The Quadrant of Doom

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It's Too Bloody Hot To Use a Sauna!

It's too bloody hot to use a sauna in summer! We hear this often. However, the statement couldn't be more wrong. Here are several reason's why you should use a sauna when it's hot.

Exercise - Your Free Anti-Anxiety Medication!

It’s no surprise in our fast paced world that over 40 million adults suffer from anxiety-related issues. Something that can start off so small, by simply overworking yourself or eating the wrong foods, can lead to major anxiety issues down the line. ...

Dry Needling & Trigger Points

I have had many people ask about trigger point dry needling as a treatment and how and why it works. Dry needling has been used, with great success, in the treatment of various cases involving soft tissue dysfunction and is something that I ...

Running from Injury

Part of being a physiotherapist, who is involved with athletes, is finding solutions to, at times, difficult problems. So, when I read a study, which provides not only interesting findings, but helps me assist my patients to achieve their absolute ...

Body Mass Index

Body Mass Index ‘BMI’ is used to determine whether you are in a healthy weight range for your height. It is useful to consider BMI increases or decreases as weight outside the ‘healthy’ range may increase your health risks.

Water Weight

If you’ve been feeling like a Michelin man of late, there is a chance you could be retaining water.  But by no means should you stop drinking your 2 litre minimums a day!  Here’s a greater understanding of the importance of water intake! Why you ...

Mel's Transformation

Twenty six year old, mother of two Melissa Sullivan joined Roar Fitness at the start of 2016 and hasn’t looked back!


Following on with the theme of loading, I wanted to discuss how loading can impact on injury rates. Brace yourself for some factual healing, Dr Marvin Gay style. Work by Tim Gabbet (Professional Man Crush alert), has paved the way for these results, ...

Tips To Beat The Christmas Bulge

Did you know that on average Australians gain 0.8-1.5kg over the Christmas period; of which a recent study identified that the weight gained during the holiday period usually occurs around the waist. Weight gain in this area is associated with an ...


Today we will discuss a subject dear to my heart and dearer to my muscles, joints and tendons.

Casey's Transformation

Hamstring Injuries

The winter season is well and truly underway thus the busiest time of the year for field sports is upon us. Hand in hand with this comes soft-tissue injuries for the unlucky and unprepared. A significant proportion of these people will experience a ...

The Wandering Pelvis – Controversy & Clarity

The last piece I wrote was on the glutes and how to activate them to their full potential, I have now moved slightly further north to the SIJ. Onwards and upwards, I always say!

Tired? Stressed? You’ll LIFT better with SLEEP

You’re having a terrible nightmare where, every time you train, the ‘strength gains’ literally melt off you. You awake in a pool of sweat and struggle to get back to sleep through the stress of it all. It is this moment where the ‘gains’ actually ...

What is Plantar Fasciosis?

As someone who has always had a passion for sport and fitness, I have had my fair share of experiences with pain and injury. Although in some people’s eyes this may not be ideal, I think it helps me relate to you better and get you back doing what ...

What is Body Composition & Why it's Important!

Are you the type of person who will resort to the number on the scales to assess your overall success and allow this total number to dictate just how much progress you have made?

Santa Clause, The Easter Bunny and Core Stabilisation


Knee Pain

I decided to write this article on knee pain, as it is something I see frequently, as well as deal with myself.

Exercise and your Brain Chemistry

It’s currently peak study season and any of the Uni students reading this will be undergoing large amounts of stress, as well as cramming a tonne of knowledge into their overflowing brains. So I thought I would try to help you justify a much needed ...

Your Fitness Career at Roar Fitness 247!

Is fitness a huge part of your life? If you could do anything at all, would you like to turn Fitness and Health into your career?

Who is Bec Chandler?

Introducing one of our newest sponsored athlete's at Roar Fitness 247 Rebecca "BEC" Chandler!

Roar Fitness 7 Day Programs

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Why should you get started on your summer body now?

It is May already, can you believe it? How quick has this year gone? Five months gone, which means we only have 5 months until the warmer months are upon us.

Best Booty Builder's Bonanza!

It’s all the rage these days, a voluptuous and vivacious derriere (let me know if anyone has a word beginning with ‘V’ for your gluteal region). Some are born with this gift, however if you’re someone who has tried more than a few ways to grow your ...

Why your body needs an Infrared Sauna experience...

One of the primary reasons for using a sauna and possibly the most beneficial is that of detoxification. An infrared sauna Detox can result in elimination of heavy metals, chemicals and many other toxins which are detrimental to your health.

Jens Transformation story

We love acknowledging client transformations at Roar! Especially when they are achieved through the support of our awesome trainers and good hard dedication from the client!

Should I get surgery for my sore shoulder?

It is a reasonable question. Your shoulder has been sore for a while, you’ve had a scan (MRI or ultrasound, most likely) and you’ve been told the “dreaded” news…

What supplements to add to your diet to maximise results

We all know a good balanced diet consists of quality lean protein, good fats rich in omega’s, and a range of carbohydrates. But what else can you do to maximise results when your diet and training is already on point? Thats when supplements come in!


How to grow a booty


Tips for the silly season

Lauren's THREE week transformation

Lauren has achieved amazing results in just 3 weeks! Lauren has already come so far and results are certainly only going to get better for her big wedding day next year!


The New Year of 2016 is fast approaching which is a common time for people to consider a new set of Resolutions.

Daily WOD - 29th June 2016

CrossFit A: Power Clean and Push Jerk (4 x 3; rest 23:00) B: Front Squat (@32X1; 3 x 3(F:5); Rest 60s) C: Weighted Pistols (3 x 8 reps/leg; rest 60s bw legs) D: Banded Hamstring Curls (3 x 15 reps/leg; rest 60s bw legs)


This article is specifically about ‘emotional eating’, ‘closet eating’ or ‘binge eating’.

The Benefits of a 24/7 Gym

Roar PT Josh explains the benefits of being a member of a 24/7 gym and how working out at different times of day can help contribute to your individual goals and results. Josh is a Personal Trainer here at Roar and although he is relatively new to ...

10 tips to help you stay motivated over winter!

Winter is the perfect time of the year to focus on your training and nutrition routine. There are far less events on and reasons to have BBQs and consume alcohol when it’s cooler.


How long have you being doing CrossFit and why did you start?

Here's What You Should Be Counting for Weight Loss (Hint: It's Not Calories)

Are you finding yourself counting calories, sticking to your numbers, and even still not seeing results? The problem might be not about the number of calories, but the kind of calories.


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