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Recommit To Get Fit And More For 2024

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It’s that time of year when the excesses of holiday indulgence may have left its mark. Perhaps it’s some extra padding, or that sluggish feeling that sabotages all plans to get back into your fitness and health regime. Whatever the barriers, stepping back into your trainers and strapping on the fitbit can feel overwhelming, so it’s time to adapt a plan.
You’ve celebrated, cut loose and hopefully been able to rest and recharge, now you need to recalibrate. Here’s a few back to basic tips that will help you find your rhythm:

  1. Quality over Quantity – Less time doesn’t mean less effective workouts. Knowing you don’t have to slog it out for hours at the gym helps maintain commitment and gets great results when done efficiently. The High Country Fitness timetable is loaded with varied and exciting 30 minute classes from HIIT style RPM and cardio sessions through to Les Mills Grit workouts that will get your body powering.
  2. The longer and warmer summer days mean there’s the opportunity to smash out a heart pumping session before work or catch up with a friend for a late afternoon “buddy training” workout to spur your conviction.
  3. Nutrition and Hydration – yep, drink lots of water throughout each day not just during exercise. Do your best to eat a balance of nutrient rich and diverse whole foods that nourish and energise the body. Enjoy and savour fresh summer salads and fruits to help your body detox and get a good kick of serotonin to boot.
  4. Have FUN – It’s summer time, it’s the beginning of another lap around the sun. Jumpstart your body, get your groove back, rope in friends and family to follow through on their New Year’s resolutions and don’t procrastinate. Just leap back in.

And remember, the eager and energetic staff at High Country Fitness are ready to empower and support you in hitting your personal health and fitness goals. So get back in the game and bring on 2024.

Getting back on track with High Country Fitness!

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After seeing all the “How not to overindulge in the holidays” posts and blogs we are now being bombarded with “How to get back on track” newsletters and tips.
So let’s reset with some good, positive, general advice…

RELAX – A few days off will not ruin all the hard work you have put in over the course of the year. In most cases, its good for us and we all need a break! Holidays, parties, nights out with friends and family are a part of  life and should be cherished. We do not need to beat ourselves up!

GOOD FITNESS HABITS – It is however important to re-establish your good habits. So whether you like working out early in the morning, in the evening or sometime during the day… get back into your good fitness routine as soon as possible. Remember endorphins are a wonderful thing!

FIND A WORKOUT BUDDY – Scheduling to meet a friend or family member for a workout makes us committed and keeps us honest! If someone is waiting for you, you will less likely cancel or just not show up.

NUTRITION – Clear your pantry and fridge of all left over treats and stock it with good, whole foods including fresh fruit and vegetables. This will help you get your good nutrition plan back on track naturally.

WATER – Drink lots of water to flush out your system and curb your snacking! Water is a wonderful resource to help cleanse our body and make our skin glow!

Here at High Country Fitness, we believe that life is about balance! There is no need for elaborate New Year’s Resolutions or commitments. Just remember holidays are just that – holidays. Get back into your normal health and fitness routine and you will be back on track in no time.

If you require a little help sign up to our New Year’s Resolution Boot Camp starting on Tuesday, 5th January 2016. This 4 week Boot Camp will reset your habits and help restart the New Year feeling fabulous!

Happy New Year … Bring on 2016!!!

High Country Fitness Launch New Website

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High Country Fitness has completely revamped its online presence. Check out our new website showcasing all our services, facilities and customer feedback. We are very excited to launch our brand new online store, giving clients the opportunity to purchase memberships online from the comfort of their own living room.

Perisher Winter Sports Club Fitness Testing

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High Country Fitness completes Perisher Winter Sports Club Fitness Testing

High Country Fitness has successfully completed Round 2 fitness testing Perisher Winter Sports Club athletes in its Jindabyne gym. It was a jam packed day where all athlete’s not only tested their individual fitness levels but received instructions on how to properly exercise their bodies to prevent injuries. Manuela and her team did a fantastic job of demonstrating exercises and running athletes through their programs. It was an exciting day with a great vibe and we can’t wait to do it all again soon.

Healthy Snacks made easy!

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We all know the dilemma. We need our afternoon pick me up and have nothing in our bag to tie us over until dinner. So off to the office vending machine or the next coffee shop. Mind you there are over 600 calories hidden in your favourite chocolate muffin and a raspberry friand can be over 300 calories. This is a sure fire way to undo a good morning work out or a healthy meal plan.

At High Country Fitness we believe that snacking does not have to be boring or naughty. With a little bit of preparation anyone can enjoy a delicious healthy treat. There are so many great recipes online to satisfy your taste buds. Weekends are the perfect time to do some healthy food prep and as a valuable tip freeze your snacks individually & take out when you need a nutritious, healthy & yummy boost.


  • 1 cup hulled Tahini,
  • 2 tbsp natural honey
  • 2 cups desiccated or shredded coconut
  •  2 cups sundried apricots
  • 1/2 cup soaked almonds
  • Method: Blend all all ingredients in a blender of food processor until well mixed together. Wet your hands to shape mixture into little balls. Roll balls in a little more coconut & Enjoy!

High Country Fitness Opens its new gym in Jindabyne

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High Country Fitness has moved to a new premise in Jindabyne! Now even better equipped to service the Snowy Mountains area Manuela Berchtold has proudly revealed her new gym. The facility boasts a fully equipped gym with cardio area, group fitness studio and an RPM room with 22 bikes. “We are very fortunate to receive great support from our community and are so excited to look after the fitness needs of our members.” said Manuela Berchtold owner of High Country Fitness.