How does training really affect your health?

AGOGIANS, it’s been a while between posts but the exciting news is we’re back and live! Just in time for World Health Day this Saturday (7th April) – watch our live chat with Libby and Nic talking about how staying active affects your overall health.

In this chat the guys cover:

  • What staying fit really means to your Agoga trainers
  • Why moving your body is so critical to keeping your energy up
  • The part a balanced program plays in managing your health
  • Why progression in your training is so important
  • The simple ABC principle you can use to stay on track

Check it out on Facebook now!

AGOGA’s Speed & Strength Standards

Treadmill

AGOGA training provides a platform for our everyday athletes to continually improve their athleticism. From running speed and vertical pressing, to pulling strength and hinge movement capabilities, there’s always room for improvement. From untrained newbies to renowned Olympians, we’re each on a journey to becoming the best version of ourselves. To help you along your health & fitness journey, your AGOGA coaches have prepared a set of speed and strength standards to serve as a reference point for your training. Here we go!

Continue reading

Finish Winter Feeling Like An Athlete

The warmth is returning to the air and with a few weeks left of the Aussie winter, now’s the time to prepare your body for an epic spring/summer season of training.

But you’ve got to be smart about it. Don’t just dive in headfirst and overdo it, plan your return so you path the way for an illness and injury-free return to optimum fitness.

Here are a few tips to make sure your game is strong, you get up every time that alarm goes off, and you finish winter feeling like an athlete, with a body to match.

Continue reading

A Shotover the Moon: The Mind of an Endurance Runner   

The term “endurance race” can strike fear into the hearts of even the most enthusiastic athlete. Whether it’s a half-marathon, Ironman triathlon or ultra marathon, endurance races challenge participants’ physical and mental stamina and resilience. This week, AGOGA’s very own Swedish endurance hero himself, Kalle Kortelainen, shares his experience running the incredible Shotover Moonlight Marathon. Whether you’re an endurance junkie or not, grab a cuppa, get comfortable and enjoy Kalle’s journey, insights and learnings which can help us tackle our everyday challenges. Over to you Kalle.

Continue reading

Why I joined The Biggest Loser: Transformed

libby-babet-tbl

The Biggest Loser: Transformed kicks off at 7:30pm tonight on Channel TEN and I’ll be stepping on screen as the newest trainer on the series. I really hope you watch it and love the incredibly brave and authentic contestants just as much as I do. Before the show kicks off, I wanted to tell you why I was so passionate about saying a big YES to this daunting but exciting, life-changing adventure.
Continue reading

4 Steps to Increase Your Running Cadence

Whether you’re a weekend jogger, a budding marathon runner or simply looking to improve your technique on the treadmill, there are always simple changes that can dramatically improve your running form. Who doesn’t like some cheeky coaching advice?! We know you do, so AGOGA has brought in some international expertise to help boost your running by increasing your cadence.

Continue reading

Delightful Desserts: There’s a New Nutritionist in Town

img_5483

There’s never a dull moment these days on Bondi Road! You’ve already read about our sweaty (in a great way) infrared sauna friends at Nimbus & Co, and now it’s time to meet Accredited Nutritionist Claire Barker from Whole Health Nutrition who’ll be practising from the beautiful Nimbus & Co wellness studio. Heads up – we’re talking about chocolate raspberry & hazelnut bark AND raw snickers bars in this blog… are you ready?

Continue reading

Infrared Saunas – The New Kind of Sweat

Nimbus & Co 2

 

AGOGA has a new neighbour, and if you’ve been into the studio lately there’s a good chance you’ve heard us raving about our new friends at Nimbus & Co. When you need to take a break, relax and recover from the distress that sometimes creeps into our lives (remember, we love eustress!), a great way to dedicate some time to you is by visiting a sauna. Luckily for the AGOGA community, partners Su and Neil have recently launched Nimbus & Co, a tranquil infrared sauna and wellness studio literally across the road from AGOGA.

Continue reading