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  • From Hating Running To Representing Australia & Running 120km Ultra Marathons: Meagan Brown

    From Hating Running To Representing Australia & Running 120km Ultra Marathons: Meagan Brown

    As a world trail running competitor, ultra-marathon runner and someone who has represented Australia on the world stage, it’s something of a surprise to know that Meagan Brown hated running when she started out. Her first memory of running a marathon was at the Gold Coast Half Marathon, which she hated, to say the least. “I ran it in 2 hours 20 mins, I got to 17K and walked the rest and thought I never have to do this ever again,” confesses Brown. Coming from an army background, Brown moved around the country a fair bit, but what remained constant was her participation in sports. Basketball, tennis, netball, badminton – sports she showed much interest in ....

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  • 10 Years To The CrossFit Games: Mike Catris

    10 Years To The CrossFit Games: Mike Catris

    “If you want something bad enough, you have to believe in it,” words Mike Catris says and words he lives by. Considered among the fittest men in the UK, Mike Catris, former rugby player and current CrossFit coach and competitor, Mike Catris is a man of passion and resilience who joined the Rebuild Health and Fitness podcast to share his journey. This week’s episode delves into what it took for Mike to reach the CrossFit Games, and the determination required to not only motivate yourself but your team as well. As a strength and conditioning coach and health programmer at The Athlete Program , Catris has been long involved in sports mixed with boxing and ....

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  • Maximising Human Potential: How To Build Better Bodies

    Maximising Human Potential: How To Build Better Bodies

    As humans continue to evolve, we see world records broken across multiple sports and specialties. It goes to show, what humans are really capable of. But how do these humans keep adapting and improving constantly? This week, on Season 2, Episode 1 of the Rebuild Health and Fitness podcast we discuss building better bodies, and maximising human potential. Joined by Brandon Hasick, a gym owner and coach who also provides coaching to those wanting to train others, we look into what one can do to develop maximum potential and all the effort behind the scenes. First step is to start To do anything in life, to achieve something, what’s first required is the will to ....

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  • 5 Frequently Asked Questions We Get As Nutrition And Health Experts

    Five important questions from a health perspective As coaches and nutritionists, Sean and James are constantly being asked for tips and advice on health and fitness-related things. On e pisode 51 of the Rebuild Health and Fitness Podcast, we discuss some common questions that people ask regarding health and nutrition. Should you have protein before bed? There are some advantages to having your largest serving of protein before bed. In terms of sleep science, the earlier you can have your last meal, the better. Say you have your meal at 6pm and go to bed at 9pm; that will enhance your sleep quality because your body won't be working as hard digesting food as you ....

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  • How To Optimise Your Power Cleans

    How To Optimise Your Power Cleans

    When you’re setting up for a clean, here are some cues to follow. If you haven’t done a power or squat clean before, we recommend speaking to a coach or personal trainer before trying the lift. It is a complex movement that’s best done in the safety of a coached environment. 1. Grip Always use hook grip, wrap your hands around the bar and hold your fingers over the top of your thumbs. 2 Start Position When you step up to the bar, position your feet in a shoulder-width stance. Hands should hold the bar just outside shoulder width. Set your back straight. Align the barbell over the balls of your feet. Drop your hips and ....

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  • Lily Riley: The Story Of A Resilient Power-Lifter and Cancer Survivor

    Lily Riley: The Story Of A Resilient Power-Lifter and Cancer Survivor

    One of the strongest women in Australia, her story is as powerful as she is. Lily Riley is 25-year-old powerlifter who was at her peak when she was diagnosed with stage 2 kidney cancer with a 12cm tumour in March last year. Lily the powerlifter A relatively sporty girl, Lily was involved in sports, track and field activities all throughout high school. While her main interest was playing rugby league, she started going to the gym fairly early, at age 15, to help her perform better on the track. “I started lifting when I was around 15 or 16. I think I’d finish school and a bunch of boys and I would walk to the YMCA gym and pump out arms, shoulders and bench. And ....

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  • How Being Comfortable Could Be Ruining Your Life

    As humans, we tend to feel comfortable in familiar situations, among people we know, in environments we’re most used to residing in. However, these are the same factors that present themselves as a barrier when we try to grow and improve in the health space. Episode 47 of the Rebuild Health and Fitness Podcast is all about how being comfortable is ruining our lives – and most of us don’t even realise it. Rebuild coaches, Sean, James and Darius discuss how discomfort and challenging yourself actually pays off long term, by helping you grow and evolve. Sean says typically, we live fairly comfortable lives From waking up in our comfy beds in a ....

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  • Should Restaurants Put Calorie Counts On Their Menus?

    Should Restaurants Put Calorie Counts On Their Menus?

    There have been calls from the public to include calorie counts on menus for meals. But is this a good idea? It could mean more information for people to make educated decisions, but the ramifications on mental health could do far more harm than good according to James and Sean, Rebuild’s in-house nutritionists. Yes it could be helpful to those looking to make an educated decision on eating out, but going out for a meal is about more than calorie counting. James says, “It would make sense if everyone had the same mindset (in terms of eating better) then it could give people a little bit of guidance to what they are eating, therefore make people more mindful about their ....

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  • From Cheerleading To Professional Muay Thai: The Story Of Lucy Deadman

    From Cheerleading To Professional Muay Thai: The Story Of Lucy Deadman

    Lucy Deadman is a small human. Weighing in at roughly 44kg, she’s slight, but strong, fast and tough. She’s also a professional Muay Thai fighter, with her sights set on the world championship. On episode 45 of the Rebuild Health and Fitness Podcast, we talk to Lucy Deadman, a 22-year-old Muay Thai fighter who got into the sport through her sister’s persistence but stayed because of her passion. Lucy, who grew up in Wynnum Manly, discovered Muay Thai after giving up cheerleading because of an injury - her sister was in part to thank. “My sister was doing Muay Thai at the Corporate Box by the Valley and she really had to drag me with her ....

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  • How To Build A Better Looking Body

    If you’ve been dieting long term and not seeing the results you want, then it could be your training that’s the problem. You want to not only cut your weight but also improve your body composition. And lifting weights can help you lose weight. On episode 44 of the Rebuild Health and Fitness Podcast , James and Coach Darius talk about how to build a better-looking body. People tend to try and cut calories and reduce mass, but James says that’s not the way to go James says, "When people focus on losing fat, they end up really lean in terms of low body fat, but they want to get leaner since they don't have the body they want. With this, they think if ....

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