6 Ted Talks That Will Change the Way You Think

While we are all about that sweaty gym life, we know it’s important to also get a mental sweat on every now and then!

We are always on the lookout for new information to challenge our perspective, continue building our own knowledge bank and facilitate personal growth.

We love Ted Talks because they cover a broad range of topics, are relatively short, you can listen to them anywhere and their speakers are engaging, entertaining and drop a heap of knowledge bombs.

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Melanie Corlett
DOING AWAY WITH DIET DOGMA

Every felt confused by who to believe when it comes to diets like keto, paleo, veganism, calorie counting and intuitive eating?

Especially with influencers, celebrities, nutritionists and doctors all telling you why their particular ideology is the best way to eat, no doubt with studies and statistics on health benefits to back them up.

Why do people do this?

Because, in the health and wellness industry, it pays to provide comfort among the chaos. It pays to provide solutions.

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Melanie Corlett
Treign Talk: 15 Phrases You Need To Know

When you start training at a new gym, quite often it can be more of a workout for your brain than for your body, learning approximately one thousand new movements you didn’t even know were a thing, that just change next week anyway! Not to mention all the absurd sounding names for stretches, equipment and acronyms written on the white board.

Understandably, it can leave you feeling like you’ve stepped into a foreign country that you didn’t even know existed.

So to help a sister out, we’ve put together a list of jargon that we casually throw around in conversation to help ease that transition and make you look like an expert, or at least impress us that you’ve studied up in advance!

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Melanie Corlett
YOURS, IN SWEAT AND STRUGGLE

Over the last three years this gym has morphed and adapted and grown just as much as the women it has welcomed through its doors. It has truly fostered my unrelenting belief that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world.

This gym is built on struggle.

This is us. And we are damn proud of that.

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Melanie Corlett
PICK UP THE DAMN WEIGHT

So many people focus on what training can give you physically. 

Personally though, the best type of strength I have gained in my years of training, is a powerful sense of confidence and capability that I had never known before getting under the barbell.

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Melanie Corlett
HEALTH IS THE NEW WEALTH

The rise in popularity of health and fitness over recent years can, in part, be attributed to an increased awareness of the important role fitness plays in maintaining overall health and longevity. While this is obviously a great thing, the problem is that with this rise in popularity, health and fitness has also become a symbol of status.

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Melanie Corlett
5 REASONS YOU NEED TO TRY GYMNASTICS

It’s often the sexier side of gymnastics that gets people in the door. Everyone wants to be able to do a backflip or walk on their hands, they want the cool “party tricks”. However once you hang around (literally) and experience what gymnastics training is really like, you’ll realise there’s so much more to it, and so much more to gain from it.

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Melanie Corlett
TAKE YOUR SELF CARE TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Quite often when we think of self care, we think of sleeping in an extra hour on the weekend, taking time to dial out listening to a podcast or reading a book, eating foods that bring us joy, getting a facial… the list goes on.

But this is self care on a very basic level…

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Melanie Corlett
Lose weight without fucking up your body

If you follow us on the reg, you know that we are all about empowering women and body neutrality. We often talk about the detrimental effects of diet culture and how women shouldn’t feel the pressures of needing to fit any “ideals” dictated by society and the media.

However, there is also nothing wrong with wanting to lose weight, when it is for the right reasons. 

Here is a 4 step guide on how to lose weight in a healthy way, without fucking up your body in the process.

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Melanie Corlett
Why would you ever CHOOSE to be less?

Why do you train?

If you asked our girls, or even our coaches, when we first started training, the answer might have been “to lose weight” or “so that I don’t put on weight” or “to fix XYZ body part that I don’t like”.

Yes, that answer might have been what you’d get if you asked us at the beginning... 

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Melanie Corlett
THE REAL COST OF THAT BOXING CLASS

It’s a fun way to exercise, it challenges you both physically and mentally and after a long, difficult day, throwing some hard punches can be just what you need to unwind (just make sure the person holding the pads is prepared before you unleash!).

But what is that boxing class actually costing you in the long run?

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Melanie Corlett
4 reasons why you should train in an all female environment

The initial image your brain might conjure up when you read the words “all female gym” is probably along the lines of: light weights and machines in full body, cardio based 30 minute workouts with a focus on fat burning and sculpting.

What started out as what I can only describe as a misguided band aid solution for the challenges women face in the gym, has evolved to properly support women’s true needs. 

You see, women’s only gyms are not just about fitness (and I’m not talking about spa treatments and hairdresser facilities).

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Melanie Corlett
THE ULTIMATE PERFORMANCE ENHANCER

Psst. Want to try this performance enhancer?...

All the top athletes are using it, it has zero negative side effects and incredibly, it’s totally free.

Doesn’t that sound UNREAL? Like, actually almost too good to be true?

The funny thing is… you could have been using it THIS WHOLE TIME.

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Melanie Corlett
It's time to speak up

It’s easy enough to read about what is happening, feel horrified for the women in America who are on the brink of having a basic human right stripped away from them, and remain quiet. To remain largely unaffected, because after all it’s not happening here.

But it could.

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Melanie Corlett
FIVE SIGNS OF SUCCESS IN THE GYM

What does success in the gym look like to you?...

There are tonnes of ways to measure PROGRESS, but if you think about the real, underlying reasons you train, they go beyond the actual weights that you’re lifting, beyond the intervals on the bike, the wall balls and burpees.

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Melanie Corlett
How to become an intuitive eater

If you follow us on the reg, by now you know our stance on diet culture.

Hopefully you’re onboard (woohoo!), you’ve told diets to eff off and now you’re ready for what’s next…

I’m sure you have some follow up questions though, like... if you’re not on a diet, how do you know what to eat? Or how much? Or even when to eat?

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Melanie Corlett