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URBANSWEAT is all about being active. We want to help you discover new gyms, fitness classes and events, by providing an in-depth and independent guide to health and fitness in Sydney. You’ll find reviews, articles, advice, an events calendar, and more. We’re also passionate about active travel – climbing volcanoes, camping in jungles and basically finding the adventure in every trip. This is a one-stop shop for everything that you’d need to live a fit and healthy life in Sydney.

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Lucy E. Cousins, Editor
Lucy Cousins is a writer/ editor with a passion for fitness and adventurous travel. She was editor of Women’s FitnessCleo and Dolly magazines, and has written for high-profile magazines and websites for over 15 years. She has lived in Bolivia and London working as a journalist, as well as Argentina, where she founded an English-language newspaper. She loves yoga, Pilates and spin, and walking her dog, Luca, who she is obsessed with. Email Lucy, and follow her on @lucyecousins

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Leda Ross, Fashion Director 
Leda Ross is a fashion and lifestyle stylist, who has put her creative talents to use for ASOS, Adidas, LOOK magazine and home-grown brands including Women’s FitnessShop Till You DropCleoAustralian Women’s Weekly and Dolly. She currently calls Sydney home. At least for now – she’s still got NYC and Berlin to tick off her bucket list. She’s obsessed with her green juices, running in Centennial Park and her cats Archie and Ziggy. Follow her on @ledaross_stylist

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Sarah Brooks-Wilson, Beauty Director
British-born Sarah Brooks-Wilson has been a beauty editor and stylist for 20 years, contributing to some of Australia’s leading fashion and lifestyle mags. She has appeared on A Current Affair, Channel Nine’s Today Extra, and is a regular on TVSN. Sarah believes the secret to glowing skin comes from regular exercise, but says a good old face mask can work wonders. You’ll find her running the cliffs, in a yoga class or training for the next adventure race. Follow Sarah on @sarah_brookswilson

URBANSWEAT review team
Our reviews and roadtests are written by a dedicated team of fitness enthusiasts from all over Sydney. They give honest and in-depth reviews of the classes they try so that you can work out if that workout/ gym/ studio/ gadget, fitness program is for you. Want to join the team? We’re always look for reviewers, in all different suburbs of Sydney and with all different levels of fitness. Just email us and we’ll be in touch!


Our experts

Meet our awesome experts who provide experience, advice, recipes and more!

Alex Georgeou Urbansweat

Alex Georgeou, Personal Trainer

Alex is a qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Certified NLP Practitioner, Certified Personal Fitness Trainer, Cross Fit Trainer, Strength & Conditioning Coach and Pilates Instructor. He is curretnyl a strength coach at Base Gym in North Sydney. Follow Alex on @alexgeorgeou

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Hayley Stockbridge, Naturopath

Hayley is a Sydney-based Naturopath with over eight years clinical experience working from two busy practices in Manly and Stanmore. She is passionate about helping others understand how to live a healthy lifestyle. hayleystockbridge.com.au;  @hayley_stockbridge_naturopath

Dan Churchill Urbansweat

Dan Churchill, Healthy Chef

Dan is a chef from the Northern Beaches with a Masters in Exercise Science (Strength & Conditioning). He has written three books and has appeared on various TV programmes. He currently lives in New York and has plans to open a restaurant soon. Watch this space! Follow Dan on @dan_churchill