If you’re anything like me, January 1st marks the start of not only a new year, but a new me…or at least that’s what I tell myself. Many of us begin the year with a multitude of good intentions but no amount of saying them aloud, writing them on a piece of paper or sticking hundreds of brightly coloured post-it notes around your house, office and car can make you stick to the unrealistic goals we set on a yearly basis.

So, this year, instead of telling ourselves we’re going to lose 10kgs by March, become a fluent in Japanese or have an alcohol-free year, let’s look to commit to one thing; making ourselves happy – however that may be. Don’t get me wrong, I know the things we put ourselves through in an attempt to keep our resolutions and the inevitable turmoil we go through as our efforts wain is amusing in retrospect, but this year, let’s set goals that are broad and all-encompassing…and don’t make us feel terrible when we ‘fail’!

Be Healthy in Body

One of the most common New Years’ Resolution is to lose weight. No doubt you’ll have made this resolution before. Whilst some of us stick to these resolutions and now incorporate going to the gym into their daily lives, many of us begin a regime of exercise that we don’t enjoy but force ourselves to do. And that’s the main reason we break this resolution – exercise isn’t easy…but it is easy to put it off.

This year, pick something that you’ll enjoy.

Studio Pilates Cairns offers high energy, intense 40 minute Pilates reformer workouts that deliver incredible total body sculpting workouts to challenge your body. Every. Single. Time. Innovative technology allows clients to experience a personal workout with the vibe of a group class. With great music, amazing instructors, individual attention and luxe surrounds, it’s a great alternative to slogging it out on the treadmill.

New clients can get started with a special introductory offer of 6 classes for $60 (t&cs apply). Book now at Studio Pilates Cairns on 40414140 or go online to Because life’s too short for ordinary workouts.

Zumba has been the workout of choice for thousands of people for many years now as it offers a fun way to exercise without feeling like you’re working out! Zumba Fitness with the Z Crew continues to bring their dynamic Zumba classes to 2017. Zumba is the perfect way to reach your goals of weight loss and toning up, all while having an amazing time! The qualified instructors create a friendly, inspiring and motivating environment.

The Z Crew offers energetic Zumba Fitness classes, body sculpting Zumba Toning classes, super fun Zumba Kids classes as well as low impact Zumba Gold classes; GO ALONG AND TRY YOUR FIRST CLASS FOR FREE!

For our full class schedule or more info contact Deb on or 0401 023 084 and visit for more information.
Another great way is to invest in a personal trainer that has your best interested at heart and will tailor a programme. Kirsten Legg is a Cairns based personal trainer who makes training easy; she comes to you so you can train wherever you like. Not only does her service provide a convenient way to work out but Kirsten says that when you’re comfortable in your environment, you’ll achieve more.

Training Packages can be designed for designed for individuals, groups, families and corporate groups so get yourself, a group of friends, or work colleagues ready for a fitness programme you’ll really stick to.

Call Kirsten on 0449 193 233 for more information and to book.

Be Healthy in Mind

And it’s not just our bodies that we need to work out. Our minds are just as precious and need maintenance too. K&K Counselling Services is managed locally by counsellors, Katrina & Kate, who provide compassionate support to those in need. They believe in guiding their clients to lead more purposeful and fulfilling lives and help them to achieve this by individualised therapy sessions at a location convenient to them.

Love your Body

If you’ve read the glossy pages of any women’s magazine, you’ll have probably read some staggering fact about the number of men, women and even children who hate their bodies. Over the past few years, the emergence of the ‘positive body image’ movement has been more and more evident. With that said, why not make 2017 the year to love your body?

Sometimes the exercise we do is not enough to get rid of our jiggly bits. We all have areas of stubborn fat and cellulite that traditional exercise just won’t budge. For women, it’s typically the stomach, hips, bottom and thighs. As time goes on, it becomes increasingly difficult to find a weight loss solution that doesn’t have you running more km’s or eating less.

Hypoxi combines technology with low impact exercise and healthy nutrition to optimise your fat burning. Hypoxi is scientifically proven to be three times more effective at targeted fat burning than traditional exercise, not to mention easier!

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Get a Hobby

Our Tropical North Queensland home lends itself to a multitude of outdoor activities that can become hobbies this year including stand up paddle boarding, bush walking or mountain biking.
Looking for something a little less strenuous? Stampin’ Up offers a range of craft and scrapbooking supplies for a great at home activity that you can turn into a hobby – or host a party
Stampin’ Up!’s annual Sale-a-Bration sale is upon us – there is no better time to buy Stampin’ Up! products, get your own account or party, than now. For every $100 spent, earn an incredible gift of your choice absolutely free. Great benefits for hosts! And incredible deals for becoming a demonstrator. For more information contact Shannean today.

Have Some ‘Me’ Time

In our busy schedules of looking after the kids, working and the multitude of other activities we manage to jam-pack into our days, it’s hard to remember that we need to look after ourselves too.

Our tip: make a regular appointment to get waxed, tanned, massaged or just generally pampered. If you book in advance, you’re more likely to make time to do it rather than wondering when you’re going to fit it into your life!

Dare Waxing and Tanning in Oceana Walk is the perfect place to book your monthly waxing or tanning appointment. The team at Dare offer a range of services for both women and men including full body waxing, eyelash waxing and tinting and spray tanning.

Call them on 07 4031 4112 to make an appointment or visit for more information.