Living a healthy, sustainable life can be easy, like water off a duck's back!

Welcome to duck’s back

Whether you are wanting to start your own veggie patch, get off the couch and start moving more, or cook healthy, nutritious meals for your family, duck’s back is here to help.

Hi, I’m Moira Tobin and it is my aim to help other busy women and men adopt healthy, environmentally sound fitness and food practices. Through a range of personal training programs, workshops and cooking demonstrations (as a Thermomix Consultant), I would like to share my experience and knowledge to help you on your journey to a happier, healthier life.

Keep an eye out for our programs and resources, and find the latest info, advice and recipes in our Fitness and Food sections. Make sure you connect with us via the duck’s back Facebook page too.

I hope you discover the secret… that with the right advice and motivation, living a healthy, sustainable life can be easy, like “water off a duck’s back”!

Recent Blog Posts

December 11, 2015 |

8 easy ways for busy mums to keep fit

With four kids under six years I often felt like I didn’t have the energy or inclination to lift a finger, let alone exercise. My second child survived on minimal sleep so I was forced to do the same. Although I was diagnosed with post-natal depression, I knew that what I was really suffering from was post-natal exhaustion. I was not keen on taking ‘tablets’ so threw myself into a fitness regime. Being physically fit could also help my mental health. Over the years these simple exercises have developed into sustainable, achievable and affordable exercise routines that I continue to practice daily. In addition, these workouts leave a light footprint on our planet… Walk...

August 31, 2015 |

It’s time to get your “spring” back

As a society we have never had so much information at our fingertips about nutrition and fitness. Television programs, radio segments, newspaper and magazine articles, books, social media…no matter where you look it’s there. And yet, with all the available information, there has never been so much confusion about fitness & food. So many people are tired. Others are struggling with a bad case of the Winter sads (seasonal affective disorder). It is distressing that so many men and women are struggling with their weight. Exercising is seen by many as a chore not a priority and that it often takes a special event to find the motivation to lose those extra kilograms. I...

July 24, 2015 |

No time to work out… really?

You are reading this article from some sort of screen so letʼs start this workout by doing a quick posture check. If you are at a desk, are you sitting up tall? Is your monitor, keyboard and seat at the right height? Are you hunched over, straining all the muscles in your neck if you are reading this from a tablet or phone? Now that we have got that sorted, let’s begin… The following tips are for men and women, whether you are an office worker or stay-at-home parent. This might not be your typical routine but you can see how easy it is to incorporate ʻmovement minutesʼ into your busy day. Wake up...

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