Melanie Becker

What I Have to Say About Body Image

Being positive about your body and having a good body image is an attractive feature for anyone. See how your flaws are actually advantages!

Author: Melanie Becker
Recent Blog Posts - Exercise & Fitness
Improving hip health in women

Exercises to Improve Hip Health

Approximately three quarters of all hip fractures in Australia occur in senior women, making it essential for women to make lifestyle changes to prevent hip damage later in life.

Author: Sally Diamond
23 Apr 2017
Weight Loss Journal

Keeping a Weight Loss Journal

Keeping a weight loss or food journal is one of the most powerful tools you have at your disposal if you want to lose weight and be healthy. Here’s why.

Author: Melanie Becker
05 Apr 2017
Become a personal trainer

So, You Want To Be A Personal Trainer?

Working as a private personal trainer can be hugely rewarding– but it does take hard work. Here’s our advice on starting your personal training career.

Author: Melanie Becker
30 Mar 2017
5 mum exercises

6 Exercise Tips For New Mums

If you’re a new mum, a regular exercise routine can help boost your energy levels. Here’s our roadmap of six exercise tips to help you get back into the game.

Author: Melanie Becker
28 Feb 2017
New Year New Exercise

A New Year For New Exercise

Hate the gym? Bored with running? Feel claustrophobic in the pool? Trying a new form of exercise can help you commit to staying active – here are five ideas.

Author: Melanie Becker
01 Feb 2017
FEmale For Life reviews

Female for Life Ambassador: Meet Erin

Learn more about our Female For Life customers, including more about their lifestyle and family set up, what they do to keep fit and what they do for fun.

Author: Melanie Becker
20 Jan 2017
New years resolutions fitness and health

New Year’s Exercise Resolutions: Why They Fail

Read why New Year Resolutions on exercise often fail, and how you can adjust them to make them more achievable. Find out more.

Author: Melanie Becker
19 Jan 2017
Nikki Parkinson from Styling You loves Female For Life

Nikki Parkinson from Styling You loves Female For Life

Nikki Parkinson is the guru on styling and fashion advice and trends. Millions of women follow her and the activewear she loves best is Female For Life

Author: Melanie Becker
19 Jan 2017
Female For Life Customer Reviews

Meet Our Customers: Donna Stove

Learn more about our Female For Life customers, including more about their lifestyle and family set up, what they do to keep fit and what they do for fun.

Author: Melanie Becker
09 Jan 2017
Female For Life Customer Reviews

Why People Love Female for Life Activewear

Real life feedback from customers on which Female for Life products they love, why they love them and what they use them for. Find out more.

Author: Melanie Becker
14 Dec 2016
Exercising in your 30s and 40s

Exercising in your 30s and 40s

Our top tips for exercising in your 30s and 40s including being consistent, following your preferences and listening to your body. Find out more.

Author: Melanie Becker
07 Dec 2016
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10 Tips for Healthy Holidays

10 tips to make your holidays healthy, from mindful eating to helping others to giving someone a hug – so you can emerge in January feeling good. Read more.

Author: Melanie Becker
06 Dec 2016
WIN $500 Healthy Living Package

WIN USD$375.00 Healthy Living Package

Sign up to our Female for Life offers and you could win a USD$375.00 Health Living Prize Pack thanks to I Quit Sugar, the Online Jewellery Company and Female for Life.

Author: Melanie Becker
05 Dec 2016
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Top 5 Exercise Excuses – and How to Get Over Them

Why are so many of us resistant to exercise? Find out the five most common excuses we use not to exercise, as well as how to get over them – read more.

Author: Melanie Becker
02 Dec 2016
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Why Wearing Activewear Every Day Rocks

Comfort, convenience, confidence and keeping things simple: there are so many reasons why wearing activewear every day is growing in popularity. Read more.

Author: Melanie Becker
30 Nov 2016
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What Exercise Personality Are You?

Prefer feeling Zen after a yoga class to working up a sweat while playing hockey with teammates? Here’s our take on the main exercise personalities.

11 Nov 2016
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Do Fitness Apps Really Work?

The rise of smartphone exercise apps mean keeping fit is as simple ever. Or is it? We take a look at the most popular apps, and the pros and cons of using them.

Author: Female For Life
07 Nov 2016
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Ballet Barre is the New Black

All you need to know about Ballet Barre: why it’s a global trend, the physical & mental benefits are, plus what you can expect at your 1st class.

Author: Female For Life
04 Oct 2016
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Yoga Clothes For Newbies

Namaste, yoga newbie! The first thing to think about is what to wear while you practise. Here’s the lowdown on what to wear for your first class – and what to avoid.

Author: Female For Life
28 Sep 2016
comfortable sportswear leads to motivation

How the right active wear can help motivate your healthy lifestyle

How the right active wear can help motivate your healthy lifestyle Flick open the pages of any women’s magazine, and find me a picture of a woman exercising or wearing active wear. What does she look like?

Author: Anastasia Amour
17 Jan 2016
Dance and Zumba to Fitness

Dance & Zumba your way to fitness

Dance and recently Zumba offer an alternative way to get you fit and active in a fun and judgement free environment.

Author: Female For Life
10 Mar 2015

Fitness Resolution tips

The new year is here and so is the fittest and healthiest year of your life, just follow these helpful tips

Author: Female For Life
01 Feb 2015

Vote Your Fave Fitness / Exercise Blog 2013

Which health and fitness or exercise blog has helped you the most in 2013? Share your favourite with us and we'll announce the best blogs January 15th 2014.

Author: Female For Life
16 Dec 2013

10 fitness myths debunked

SEparating truth from fiction is important to not only ensure you get the best from your workout but also to ensure you limit injury

Author: Female For Life
04 Dec 2013

Women in Sport

Come and see this informative infographic on 'Women in Sport'. This infographic has been designed to provide inspiration to girls and women that are interested in sports and fitness.

Author: Female For Life
01 Dec 2013

Exercise for wellbeing

Modrn life is stressful, so make sure your workout really count. Read some tips on how to save time and beat stress here.

Author: Female For Life
11 Oct 2013

Why not just go for walk?

Walking can be the best form of exercise, Try incorporate it into your every day. Also wear comfortable sportswear and keep hydrated.

Author: Female For Life
09 Oct 2013

The key to fitness success

Follow these 6 tips to help you achieve fitness success.

Author: Melanie Becker
17 Jul 2013

Eat to maximise your workout

What to eat before a workout. What to eat after a workout. How to eat depending on whether doing a cardio or weight training session.

Author: Female For Life
15 Jul 2013

Work your Upper Abs

Looking to have a flat tummy? Giving your Upper Abdominals a good workout is as simple as this routine.

Author: Female For Life
12 May 2013

Make your workout.. WORK for YOU

Has your workout become routine? Do you want to spice things up and keep your motivation going? Check out this awesome new article

Author: Female For Life
16 Dec 2012

Trim your Tummy with this Lower Ab Workout

We are all on the ever persistent wagon of trying to get our tummy trimmer. This workout helps you focus your energy where you want it most.

Author: Female For Life
15 Dec 2012

Exercise for Osteoporosis Prevention

Osteoporosis affects 1 in 3 and 1 in 5 men. Exercise is a healthy way of sustaining your bone density. Follow this workout to get the maximum from your workout

Author: Female For Life
18 Nov 2012

Core Workout

Having a strong core has several benefits and should be a core component of your exercise routine. This article gives you a core workout for every day,

Author: Female For Life
21 Oct 2012

Bootylicious Bum Routine

Like your bum, but looking to LOVE your bum into being bootylicious? Get off the couch and try out our bootylicious bum routine

Author: Female For Life
09 Sep 2012

Best Exercises if you are plus size

Exercising when you are plus size means you need to take extra care to ensure you won't hurt yourself.

Author: Female For Life
18 Aug 2012

Stretching Workout Routine

The importance of stretching is often underestimated. The advantages are many including toning and reducing injury. Try out this simple routine to ensure you are properly stretched

Author: Female For Life
05 Aug 2012

Keeping Fit During Pregnancy

Keeping fit during pregnancy is important to ensure you are physically prepared for labour and for the recovery after birth. Here are some suggestions to keep yourself in shape throughout your pregnancy

Author: Female For Life
01 Mar 2012

Keeping motivated when the scales aren't moving

Many of us struggle to keep motivated when trying to lose weight, gain weight or improve our fitness. Here are a few simple things to consider to help you keep motivated. Xtend Barre, Pilates, Yoga, Exercise

Author: Female For Life
17 Nov 2011

New Workout Trends

Looking to vary your workout? Here are a few new trends to give you some options on where to spend your exercise minutes

Author: Female For Life
15 Nov 2011

Your wedding beauty and fitness plan

Your wedding day is one of the most special days in your love. If you want to look your best follow these simple tips.

Author: Kelly from SaySo Weddings
30 Oct 2011

Maximise your workout

For many of us it's not just about finding the time to exercise, its about maximising the time we have to get the best result, injury free!

Author: Female For Life
25 Oct 2011

7 Super Summer Stretches

The importance of stretching cannot be underestimated. Here are 7 super stretches to help keep your body healthy.

Author: Jake from Lovinyou.com.au
20 Oct 2011

Arm Yourself - tips for the perfect arms

Developed flabby arms and looking for the ultimate exercises to firm them up? Here are some tips and examples of graet exercises to use to develop lean and toned arms

Author: Jake from Lovinyou.com.au
05 Oct 2011

Push-ups your whole body workout

Want an exercise that will work your entire body? Push-ups are a secret weapon to help you firm and tone

Author: Jake from Lovinyou.com.au
30 Sep 2011

Are you Definition Fit?

Starting on a new exercise journey can be all the more intimidating when you don't understand the terminology. I have been exercising for most of my life and I learnt quite a bit putting this article together, so definitely worth a read

Author: Female For Life
28 Sep 2011

The Importance of Stretching

The importance of strertching and teh resulting benefits are often misunderstood and undersestimated. Stretching is a crucial part of energy physical activity.

Author: Female For Life
28 Sep 2011

Fitness 101 - Fitness Guide for Beginners

Getting fit for the first time can be pretty scary for the beginner. Here are some simple tips to help you get your butt off the couch!

Author: Female For Life
27 Sep 2011

How to run your first marathon

What does it take to run a full marathon when you’re not a long distance runner and you’ve never run one before? Taking the fear of failure and turning it to your advantage, and having all the right fitness gear helps too.

Author: Emma Wilson
12 Sep 2011

Exercise - The Perfect Mood Enhancer

No more excuses about not being in the mood for movement check out these tips to get your groove on.

Author: Vanessa Auditore
11 Sep 2011

Beginners Guide to Cycling

Getting behind the wheel for the first time is fun and exciting. But it's really important to have the correct womens cycling gear and activewear to ensure you are protected on the bike

Author: Female For Life
02 Sep 2011

Beginners Guide to Fitness

A beginners guide to fitness. Some easy steps to follow including positive thinking and buying some comfortable activewear and fitness clothing women.

Author: Female For Life
31 Aug 2011

10 weight Loss Tips for Brides

10 Weight Loss Tips for Brides. Want to lose weight for the wedding? Interested in Bridal Weightloss and Wedding Weight Loss? Read our easy to implement tips.

Author: Female For Life
27 Aug 2011

I have no time but want to get fit - help!

Do you want to get fit but find you hardly have any time? Here are some tips to get fit for the time poor.

Author: Female For Life
26 Aug 2011

Get Fit at Home

Can't afford gym membership? Get fit at home with 6 steps: Activewear, trainers, gym equipment, sports bra, nutrition and planning

Author: Female For Life
25 Aug 2011

Kickstart your health / weight loss journey this spring

Kick start your weight loss journey by following these easy to use tips including: love exercise, building a strong network, celebrating your successes and more.

Author: Female For Life
20 Aug 2011

Benefits of listening to music for your workout

The benefits of listening to music for exercise are massive. Find the right music to get you up and motivated.

Author: Female For Life
20 Aug 2011

Get in Shape for Your Wedding

Losing Weight for your wedding day is on the mind of most brides who want to look their best.

Author: Female For Life
20 Aug 2011

Tips about keeping active and weight management

When keeping active sometimes things don't go according to plan, every bodys body is different. Here are some tips and answers to common questions

Author: Female For Life
09 Jul 2011

Why Incidental exercise?

The benefits of incidental exercise and some easy ways of bringing it into your life to make you the healthiest version of yourself. Read More

Author: Melanie Becker
03 Jun 2011

Keeping active during winter

Keeping active during winter can often be difficult. It's cold, you're cold and that packet of maltesers is harder and harder to resist.

Author: Melanie Becker
30 May 2011

Finding the Right Gym

At some point in our overweight and unfit lives we've all had the new year's resolution to "join the gym"

Author: Jean Griffiths
30 Jan 2011
Create a fitness plan

Plan your exercise to become a habit

Finding time to get your exercise done is often a challenge, planning your exercise and fitness regime beforehand in weekly chunks makes it easy to be organised and stay motivated

Author: Female For Life
06 Jan 2011

How to be in the best shape after pregnancy

Getting back into shape after pregnancy can be tough. The signs of pregnancy can take time to dispel, but it doesnt mean you can be even more fabulous than before

Author: Tania Tod, Trying to Conceive
27 Dec 2010

Want to get your man to exercise with you?

Doing exercise with someone makes keeping to an exercise regime much easier. It makes you accountable and it means you won't get lonely or bored :)

Author: Martha Lourey-Bird, Fitness Editor
16 Dec 2010

Cant afford gym membership

It's important to keep healthy no matter your circumstances. So for those who cant afford a gym membership, here are some tips for the home

Author: Martha Lourey-Bird, Fitness Editor
16 Dec 2010

How to teach your kids to keep active!

Body image is a growing issue amongst the youth of Australia. One of the contributors to childhood obesity is lack of exercise, here are some tips to set them up for adulthood!

Author: Martha Lourey-Bird, Fitness Editor
16 Dec 2010

Anything he can do –women can do it (better)

Modern society focuses upon the differences between men and women more than the similarities. However in some circumstances like fitness its important to understand the differences

Author: Adam Stanecki, Fitness Coach
16 Dec 2010

Your body is a sexy machine

Exercise and fitness are core to keeping a healthy lifestyle both in your persnal life and your professional life

Author: Melanie Becker, Founder of Female For Life activewear
16 Dec 2010