The Power of Setting Goals

Why are goals so powerful? Because they give us a purpose; they help propel us forward; they help us believe in ourselves; they hold us accountable; and they help us live life to the fullest.

Three months into 2015, we are proud of the progress our Beauty of Exercise members have been making:

  • Our Run-FIT team completed their 10km Sun Run event in February – huge kudos to Amanda Green for placing 3rd in her age-group;
  • Our BEXI Trekkers completed their 55km Coastrek event last week; 
  • Our committed Race-FIT team are in serious training-mode for the marathon and half-marathon events at the Australian Running Festival in April; 
  • Our inspirational beginner runners and walkers are four weeks away from achieving their first 5km parkrun; and
  • Our fabulous beginner swimmers are gaining confidence in the water as they prepare for their Pinkie Triathlon at end-March.

Goals drive success! So if you’re looking for success, we’ve got some awesome programs planned for the upcoming autumn term:

– Gold Coast Airport Marathon (& half-marathon/10km)
– RUN BETTER Workshop
– 5km-FIT
– Walk-FIT
– Swim-FIT

Put your feet up and read about the above in our latest newsletter –


We’re thrilled that Dave Robertson (Robbo) is able to make himself available to deliver his highly recognised Run Better workshop. Designed & delivered by Robbo himself, a qualified physiotherapist, you will come away with loads of professional advice on running anatomy, skills, drills & prevention/management of running injuries. Suitable for anyone who wants to become a better runner – first-timers to ironman-triathletes.

If you are struggling with your running and are looking for expert advice on how to improve your technique and performance, then this workshop is for you.

Date: Friday 13 March

Time: 6-7.30am

Cost: First-time program $110 | Refresher program $70.

Limited to 10 x participants.

More info:

The Road to Coastrek – friends, fitness and coffee!

In just two weeks, at 7am on Friday the 6th of March 2015, a small group of our Beauty of Exercise (BEXI) community will begin the final phase of an incredible Coastrek adventure that started almost exactly six months ago.

In September 2014, the call was put out among the BEXI community for any brave souls who would be interested in walking 55 kilometres from Palm Beach to Balmoral – to raise awareness about our gorgeous coastline and raise money for the Fred Hollows Foundation. The BEXI-Trekkers was born.

With great excitement Lucia Hains, Liza Dukino, Lisa Bale and I (Kristin Prescott) signed up. We knew eachother, but with every kilometre of training it wasn’t only our fitness that grew, so did our friendship. The BEXI community rallied behind us, supporting us during walks and fundraising – but then came a crushing blow. An injury ended Liza’s walking journey. Gutted as she was, she embodied the BEXI spirit – shifting into the role of super support crew and we welcomed the lovely Kym Gray into the team.

Now with just one big training walk to go, The BEXI-Trekkers are nearing the end of this challenging but rewarding journey. But none of us will ever lose the bond that’s been forged along beaches, over headlands, boardwalks, ocean trails and through plenty of laughter … and coffee!

Beauty of Exercise team shines at the 2015 Sun Run

A huge congratulations to our Beauty of Exercise runners for ALL achieving their race goals at the 2015 Sun Run event in Manly!

An outstanding day – great weather, awesome camaraderie and an amazing sense of community! Well done team and well done Manly. You all rock!!

And a special shout out to Amanda Crane for placing 3rd in her age group. Thrilled for such a dedicated and committed runner – we are all very proud of you!



Come swim with us!

If you are injured, just starting out with fitness or you are looking to build your confidence and efficiency in the water, then our 7-week Swim-FIT program is for you.

Based at Collaroy Pool on the Northern Beaches, the program has a strong focus on water safety, breathing, improved technique, stroke correction and consistent stroke rate. Not only will the course improve your fitness and build your water confidence but it will also prepare you to tackle your first triathlon or ocean swim.

– Swim-FIT (Beginner) starts on Fri 6 Feb
– Swim-FIT (Intermediate) starts on Tues 3 Feb

Our gorgeous coach, Sue Bennett, is passionate about sharing her love for water.

Swim-fit is a fantastic compliment to any of Beauty of Exercise’s womens running programs or as a stand alone program.

Anything is possible

When you were a kid everything was possible. When you became an adult, you started to fear failure. Our new summer term is all about focussing on being a kid again – dream big dreams, set new goals and believe that anything is possible.

The Beauty of Exercise Term 1, 2015 started on Tues 27 Jan with women’s fitness programs at various locations on the Northern Beaches. We’ve planned an exciting new timetable that will inspire you to dream big. Together with our awesome community of coaches and members, we’ll be there to encourage you, challenge you, believe in you, support you and do whatever it takes to help you succeed.

To view our latest newsletter please click here.

Fab Friday Flat-run at Church Point

If you’re looking for a gorgeous, flat run (maybe one small hill!) then definitely consider Church Point. This morning our Friday Run Club met at Coffee Brothers in Mona Vale then ran to Churchy and back. Super-gorgeous route. 

If you’re looking for good coffee, then @Coffee Brothers is it! 
If you’re looking for a fab running group on the northern beaches, then we’re it…

What’s your 2015 goal?

2015 RACE CALENDAR – if you have a goal to run a 10km, half-marathon, or full-marathon this year and are looking for a community of supportive, inspirational, motivational, passionate and energetic friends – then look no further.

Our 2015 race calendar is based on an awesome selection of targeted, flagship races that will challenge and excite you. Our first race is the Australian Running Festival in Canberra in April. Training commences as follows:
– 42km: Sat 06 Dec (in progress)
– 21km: Sat 17 Jan
– 10km: Tue 27 Jan

Achieve your 2015 goal – surround yourself with people who believe ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!

Get fit and have fun with circuit training by the beach

Introducing 20/20-FIT, a brand new class for Beauty of Exercise in 2015. This 45 minute workout blends cardio with core and resistance exercises. It is a complete workout and is great training for upper body, lower body and core strength. Sessions are circuit-style and will keep you on your toes. Our coaches will provide multiple options for each exercise to cater for varying levels of fitness and flexibility. You can ramp it up or scale it back to suit you.  No two classes are ever the same in one week. This keeps each session fresh and dynamic!

Suitable for any women on the Northern Beaches wanting to add a fun, dynamic circuit class to their fitness program to improve health, tone and strength.