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Bianca Cheah's fitness secrets

Bianca Cheah's fitness secrets

As a fitness blogger, model and founder of the digital publication sporteluxe.com, Bianca Cheah wears many stylish hats. Fernwood caught up with the Aussie beauty to talk all things health and fitness.

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Women we love: Serena Williams

Women we love: Serena Williams

As the Australian Open approaches, Fernwood learns about the queen of the court’s long-held passion for tennis, fashion and Aussie brand, Berlei.

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13 ways to finish the year on a high

13 ways to finish the year on a high

Whether you’re re-visiting the New Year’s resolutions you set back in January, or looking for energy to get you through the festive season, here’s how to wrap up the year.

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Shape up your finances

Shape up your finances

When spending money is as easy as waving a credit card in front of a machine, it’s no wonder household debt is a significant burden for a growing number of Australians.

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Win the Kokoda trip of a lifetime!

Win the Kokoda trip of a lifetime!

Steeped in history, the Kokoda Track has been luring Aussies for decades. We spoke to two women about the challenging and inspiring trek we're giveing you the opportunity to win!

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Great Australian walks

Great Australian walks

The Inca Trail, the Cinque Terre and the Great Wall are all serious bucket list contenders, but don’t overlook the beauty of our own backyard.

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Is it time to change careers?

Is it time to change careers?

If you’re staring longingly at the clock waiting for the workday to end, maybe it’s time you shake up your career and do something that you love instead.

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Top Australian health retreats

Top Australian health retreats

A chance to escape the daily grind (at least for a while) to focus solely on your health, fitness and wellbeing... you will reap rewards from even a quick stay at a health retreat.

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Women we love: Liz Cambage

Women we love: Liz Cambage

She’s the first woman to slam dunk in Olympic history and was named a WNBA All Star in her rookie year. Drum roll, please … Let’s hear it … for Liz Cambage!

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Roadtrippin' in Victoria

Roadtrippin' in Victoria

The open road and a generous dose of country hospitality make for the ultimate girls’ weekend on the mainland's southern state.

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Women we love: Teresa Cutter

Women we love: Teresa Cutter

An authority on healthy cooking, Teresa is a qualified chef, nutritionist and fitness trainer, author of five books and founder of The Healthy Chef.

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Women we love: Lola Berry

Women we love: Lola Berry

Colourful and passionate, Lola is a presenter and naturopathic nutritionist, inspiring us to get excited about healthy eating via TV, radio, her web series, blog and books.

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The best of Queenstown

The best of Queenstown

No visit to New Zealand would be complete without a trip to Hobbit town. Here's what to do once you've touched down in Queenstown.

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The best of Auckland

The best of Auckland

Off to New Zealand's largest city for the weekend? Here's your essential guide to food and wine indulgence. (Promise we won't tell your PT!)

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Escape to Waiheke Island

Escape to Waiheke Island

With fine beaches, delicious wines and plenty of sunshine, New Zealand’s Waiheke Island has all the right ingredients for a secret seaside break.

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Members who motivate: Kim Kelly

Members who motivate: Kim Kelly

Fernwood Belconnen personal trainer and marathon runner Kim Kelly is practically superwoman. Every day she juggles family, work, friends and a whole lot of training...

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Active Australian holiday ideas

Active Australian holiday ideas

Looking to ramp up your fitness levels? Need a holiday at the same time? Work up to one of these weekend breaks while you’re hitting it hard in the gym.

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Members who motivate: Sarah Dobson

Members who motivate: Sarah Dobson

Fernwood Moonee Ponds member Sarah Dobson was diagnosed with cancer at just 26 years of age. Now, the whole club gets behind Relay For Life, in support of the Cancer Council.

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Life as a pole dancing instructor

Life as a pole dancing instructor

You may only ever meet a pole dancing instructor on a hen's night out with the girls, but there's a reason she looks so fit: pole dancing works every part of your body, brain, stamina and willpower.

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Show Me The Money Honey

Show Me The Money Honey

There are many ways to join your finances with your partner, some of them much easier than others. Here is a guide to help you navigate your way through the process.

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Action Packed Holiday

Action Packed Holiday

An active holiday on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast revitalises with a balance of action and relaxation. Read about what it could do for you.

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For Love and Money

For Love and Money

Social enterprises are revolutionising the world of work. Operating for people and the planet, not just profit, they’re solving some of society’s biggest problems. Here’s how.

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Women We Love: Dame Edna

Women We Love: Dame Edna

From humble beginnings to worldwide megastar, Dame Edna Everage has sparkled as the Queen of satire for more than 50 years. That wit! That style! Those legs! Fernwood pays tribute to an icon of the stage as she embarks on her final tour.

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Hawaii Five-ohhhs

Hawaii Five-ohhhs

If you’re after an adventure that gets you to say “Oh!” then Hawaii is sure to make you get up and go.

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Destination: Not London

Destination: Not London

It’s late July and early August, and the London Olympics are in full swing. Unless you have tickets for the biggest sporting show on earth, you’d be mad to be in London, and unless you want to spend all night watching television to keep up with Australia’s medal prospects, you’d be mad to stay at home. So where do you go?  Led by the five Olympic rings, we offer five great places to head while the Games are on – in Oceania, the Americas, Africa, Europe and Asia.

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Make tax-time less taxing

Make tax-time less taxing

Yep, it’s that time of year again. On life’s fun scale, lodging a tax return generally falls somewhere between unblocking a stinky sink and tackling a laundry basket full of ironing. But being organised really can pay when it comes to tax. Let us help you make the end of the financial year less taxing for your finances.

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A holiday for mind and body

A holiday for mind and body

I suck in a deep-belly breath, silently chanting the mantra “live”, exhaling slowly to the word “love”. Fingers dance through my hair; oil is drizzled from my hip to my toes. Hands sweep down my legs in long, rhythmic and repetitive strokes that make it impossible to tell where one ends and the next begins. I replace any remaining thoughts in my head with the lyrics to What a Wonderful World … sounds like a pretty good weekend away to us!

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How to find a career that fits your values

How to find a career that fits your values

The right job isn’t always the one with the greatest number of zeros on your pay slip. Look beyond the pay packet and consider what’s going to make work a passion instead of a chore. Find out what the ideal role is for your values.

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Monkey Magic

Monkey Magic

With beaches, mountains, jungles and wildlife, Borneo, Malaysia, has action and relaxation for every body and soul.

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Investing in an Uncertain World

Investing in an Uncertain World

One minute we’re told the property market is improving, the next we should sell up and rent. Are shares a safer investment or should we steer clear? 

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How to not kill a co-worker

How to not kill a co-worker

Time out! The workplace can be a tinderbox that sparks anger, as most of us would agree. A snippy boss, demanding customers, deadlines, lack of support, job insecurity … actually the real wonder is that we don’t lose our tempers at work more often.

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Four Steps To Financial Health

Four Steps To Financial Health

If your credit card is begging for the sharp end of the scissors to put it out of its misery, or you’re keen to start some serious saving, it could be time to go on a spending diet. 

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Work It in 2012

Work It in 2012

Work-life balance. We all strive for it, but few can honestly say they’ve found it. Whether you’re eyeing a raise, a new leadership role, thinking of starting your own business, or want to spend more time with your kids without losing your career, Fernwood’s National Franchise Manager Maree Rogers has some great advice.

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Festival Fever

Festival Fever

They say travel is about the journey, not the destination. But let’s pretend for a second that the opposite is true – and, in this case, the destination is an awesome festival. Consider these 2012 travel dates…

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