Granola Snack Bar: May 2017

Granola Snack Bar: May 2017 A lovely crunchy little snack bar to enjoy with a cuppa! Quick and easy to make and much healthier than the sugar laden muesli/granola bars available at the supermarket. These are so delicious I've had to keep them stored in the freezer to stop the family eating them all in one go :)   Granola Snack Bar (16 pieces)   Ingredients: 4 tablespoons organic butter or extra virgin coconut oil ¼ cup sweetener (honey, rice malt syrup or pure maple syrup) 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 cup rolled oats (Gluten free options: quinoa flakes, rice flakes or rolled millet but you may need to increase the quantity slightly) 1 [more]

Advanced Full Body Chair Workout (May 2017)

Advanced Full Body Chair Workout (May 2017)Hey Everyone! This month I am excited to bring you a special workout I created especially for Get Leaner Susan's visit to New Zealand. Some of you may remember our recent interview re her Hashimoto's journey and Get Lean (see below). Autoimmune conditions are challenging, however Susan is testament to the fact that despite having to do things a little differently to get results you can look and feel great. This is an Advanced Follow-Along Routine designed to workout the full body. You'll get a sweat up plus build lean muscle in all the places that matter most (butt, legs, core and arms). Please post your feedback [more]

Cauliflower Rice or Cauliflower Mash: April 2017

Cauliflower Rice or Cauliflower Mash: April 2017 A lovely warming bowl of rice or potato mash is very comforting food but not a good option at dinner time when we're trying to Get Lean. Try these delightful and healthy alternatives with your casseroles or as a side to your proteins. Experiment with some of the flavor options to find your favorite & please post below any others that you enjoy!  Cauliflower Rice or Cauliflower Mash (Makes approximately 3-4 cups) Cauliflower Rice: 5 cups cauliflower florets (5-6 cups once grated) 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive or coconut oil ¼ cup water or low salt stock   Directions: 1. Using a box grater, food processor or knife, chop or grate [more]

Exercise Technique: Getting Started

Exercise Technique: Getting StartedHi Everyone! Lovely Coach Maree requested we put together a series of coaching videos focusing on Exercise Technique. And Get Leaner Lauren kindly agreed to help us out! Thank you Lauren :) We've filmed a series of short coaching videos below. I will be taking you step-by-step through all the key points on good technique for each exercise.  Even if you're Intermediate or Advanced these will serve as a good refresher and you may pick up some new tips. If you find these useful please let me know and we'll add to the series over the coming months.  Any question please post in the forum or below!   Note [more]

Mix It Up Meatloaf (Dinner): March 2017

Mix It Up Meatloaf (Dinner): March 2017   Fantastically simple yet incredibly flavorsome, meatloaf is a winner for the whole family. You can prepare this in the morning (without baking it), cover it with cling film refrigerate it for the day & pop it in the oven when you get home. You can also freeze it in slices (once baked) for when you don't have enough time to make it from scratch. This recipe has plenty of mix & match options for you to choose from, don't be afraid to experiment with flavor combinations. Feel free to choose other herbs and spices (even if they're not listed) as there [more]

Yoga Core Strengthening Routine: March 2017

Yoga Core Strengthening Routine: March 2017Hi Everyone! This month I'm excited to have Ali our Get Lean Yoga Instructor sharing a fantastic core strengthening routine. You may remember Ali from our Power Yinyasa Yoga last year. In yoga nearly all the poses utilize the core muscles. However the moves in this routine (and the sequence of them) are especially designed to condition your entire core, from the pelvic floor to the diaphragm. You may recognize some of the moves from our other ab/core workouts, however with yoga the tempo is slower and involves more isometrics (static holding) which is a fantastic way to flatten your tummy and improve your strength. I hope you love this routine as much as I [more]