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We can't wait to meet you at the Australian Fitness & Health expo!

Some of your favourite Oxy cover girls and ambassadors will be at the Australian Fitness and Health Expo for you to meet, greet and get their hottest tips and tricks – DON’T MISS YOUR CHANCE TO CHAT TO THEM IN PERSON!

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When one door opens, another closes

At 28, when Erin Stern missed out on qualifying for the Olympic high jump team by three centimetres, a door closed.  But another one soon opened.
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Life is a balancing act




Nadine Dumas has far more going for her than just her stunning looks. She is a fitness model, world-wide coach, entrepreneur, personal trainer, wife and mother. While working at one of the top accounting firms in the world, Nadine attended a fitness modelling competition, an event that would unknowingly lead her life in a whole new direction.

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Nina Silic: The Detriments of Crash Dieting

 



Cover girl Nina Silic spent years yo-yo dieting in a bid to look ‘thin’ as she pursued a dancing career followed by the focus of becoming a pro bikini model. At 25 years of age the damage she had done to her body through crash dieting and excess cardio caught up with her: she was diagnosed with adrenal fatigue, hypothyroidism and PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), and discovered her three-year hip pain was a prolonged case of tendonitis and bursitis. Following Nina’s history of crash dieting and six months off of training to rest her hip, her metabolism shut down.

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The Detriments of Crash Dieting




The potential damages of yo-yo dieting* (the cyclical loss and gain of weight) are well known: slowed metabolism, hormone imbalances, increased risk of developing heart disease, cancer and diabetes… just to name a few. Yet it’s a fluctuation in behaviour extremely familiar to countless women – and men – worldwide

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The Voices of Negativity




Do you struggle to take control of your negative thoughts and emotions? We all feel sad, angry, guilty, scared and overwhelmed at times. It’s all part of being a human on planet earth. But when these niggling feelings won’t go away we feel bad and out of control. So what do you do?

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EMBRACING CHANGE


Change is inevitable; places, people, opinions will change. Just think back to where you were five years ago – how much of your life has changed? How much of that change did you welcome? How much did you resist? What change did you create? When it comes to change in life, you have three options: you can resist it and fight for the comfort of familiarity; you can accept and embrace it; or you can reach for and create change.  One option creates inflexibility, harvests negative energy and prevents opportunities; the other two take courage, yield growth and create freedom.

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Why don't I look like that?



YOU’RE AT YOUR WIT’S END. IT DOESN’T SEEM TO MATTER HOW HARD YOU TRAIN OR HOW WELL YOU EAT, SOMEHOW YOU NEVER SEEM TO LOOK LIKE THOSE BEAUTIFULLY SCULPTED FORMS YOU SEE IN THE MAGAZINES. YOU FEEL FRUSTRATED AND DEMORALISED - ALL THAT EFFORT FOR SUCH LITTLE REWARD! THERE HAS TO BE A BETTER WAY. A WAY THAT WORKS.

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No final destination

Discover cover girl Rita Catolino’s secrets to her transformation success! Check out her weekly training regime and diet here:

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Hollie Attwood transformation story

My weight-loss goals weren’t originally driven by the opportunity to become a fitness model. The chance to become healthy and in complete control of my life has always been the biggest incentive.

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