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Archive for August, 2018

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Team Spotlight: Liana Arestia

Posted on: August 30th, 2018 by thealife_admin in No Comments

Liana has a passion for applying her knowledge in biomechanics and functional movement to assess and treat both acute and chronic injuries. She believes in a multi-faceted approach to health and well-being and uses her knowledge in nutrition, exercise, and rehabilitation to help patients achieve their goals.
Liana practices at The A Life Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays.  To make an appointment with her click here.

Team Spotlight: Fauntine

Posted on: August 10th, 2018 by thealife_admin in No Comments
Meet Fauntine! Osteopath, Yoga Teacher, PT & Badass Bgirl…
What does optimal health mean to you?
To feel good.
To be of sound mind.
To have the required strength & mobility to complete a desired physical movement.
To approach optimal health as a life long journey.
What do you love about the work you do?
My patient’s, students and team- I feel privileged to spend as much time as I do having chats and learning about different people. I also enjoy the constant challenge. Every body is different, the same injury/condition in one person can manifest as something different in another.
Favourite condition/s to treat?
I’m not sure if I have favourites, I guess I enjoy the variety that seems to organically arise.
Favourite way to move your body?
Dancing! Especially breaking but I do enjoy a variety of styles.
What podcast are you currently listening to? 
I’m currently not listening to any podcasts but I am listening to the audio book of “Thinking, fast and slow” by Daniel Kahneman. It’s a brilliant book discussing our intuitive and conscious brain.
Your ‘must do’ daily health practice?
My morning green smoothie, it’s tasty and healthy! I know I don’t consume as many vegetables as I should, so getting some additional servings at breakfast time is a sneaky way to squeeze them in.
Favourite quote? 
“We can do anything but not everything”- David Allen. I’ve got it on my fridge to see every morning, it reminds me to make wise decisions about how I spend my time.

Chicken San Choy Bow

Posted on: August 2nd, 2018 by thealife_admin in No Comments

Bow down to this super simple but very tasty 15 minute meal.

Mix up the protein or make it vegetarian with tempeh. Add your own creative flare or stick to the basic.

This meal provides you with a hearty source of protein, good fats and essential nutrients.

Let’s dig in!

Time: 15 minutes

Feeds: 4

GF, DF (Ve optional)


Asian Style Dressing:


  1. Finely dice the onion and set aside.
  2. Dice the chicken breast into 2cm chunks and set aside.
  3. Warm a fry pan over medium heat with 2 tbsp. of olive oil. Add the onion and sauté for 1-2 minutes. Add the chicken and allow it to brown before turning – this may take 5 minutes. Turn once and allow to the other side to brown. Once browned, toss freely in the pan until cooked through. This may take 15 minutes all up. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. While the chicken is cooking, slice your cabbage into thin pieces. Place in a serving bowl and roughly break over coriander. Toss together with a dash of olive oil, the juice of ½ lemon and season lightly with salt and pepper.
  5. Wash and dry your cos lettuce leaves and set aside.
  6. Slice the avocado and set aside. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. Place all dressing ingredients in a bowl and whisk together. Set aside.
  8. Now you are ready to assemble your san choy bow! Start with the cos lettuce leaf, add your cabbage, avocado and top with chicken. Add a 1-2 tsp of dressing and voila. Dinner is served!


You can get meal plans, easy recipes and more when you visit Annalise for a Nutrition Consultation at The A Life.  Book in for you free Nutrition consultation Assessment today! 

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