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An Irish beauty with a deep-seated passion for fitness, an intelligent mind and a down-to-earth nature, 'pocket 'rocket' Susan Baxter is the epitome of 'well-rounded'. In this issue, she provides some food for thought on shaping up, finding balance and staying motivated to succeed that's well worth 'ingesting'.
Alkaline versus acidic
There has been a lot of hype lately about the ill effects of an overly acidic diet and the wonders an alkaline food regimen can do for your health.To find out wha'ts fact and what's fiction, read the full article here.
With 30 years of industry experience under her belt, Wendy is pretty much a part of the Kiwi ‘fitness furniture’. No wonder we’re delighted to have the opportunity to tap into her extensive knowledge of all things fitnessy and health-related. One claim to fame is that Wendy helped establish personal training as a credible profession in New Zealand in the 1990s. Back then, she innovated education and on-the-job training for personal training within the Les Mills group. An academic by heart who is always at the forefront of the latest fitness research, Wendy is currently lecturing at the University of Waikato’s Sport & Leisure Studies Department, whilst completing her PhD in the strongly evolving area of fitness, women and active ageing.
Siboney (aka Sib) has more than 15 years’ experience as a qualified fitness instructor and personal trainer. She also has degrees in psychology and sociology, has worked as a counsellor and health educator, and has written for a range of health and fitness publications including Fitness Life, Australian Women’s Fitness and Health, and Revive, amongst others. Her aim with her articles is always to demystify, inform, and inspire. “I want people to feel invigorated about their health, not overwhelmed by it,” she says.
With a busy family life and a hectic workload, Sib understands the tendency to put health and fitness at the end of a long list of other commitments. “But it’s a false economy,” she argues. Instead, she makes a point of participating in regular yoga and Pilates classes, and walks every day. “The nearby Byron Bay lighthouse walk is my favourite – I get to watch sea eagles soar and dolphins swim while I exercise!”
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