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The Importance of Hydration with Celebrity Trainer Luke Istomin

Should you drink coffee before a workout?

“When it comes to exercise, what you drink is as important as what you eat. This month I get a crash course in the best ways to stay hydrated.”

Do you know how much sugar is in the average protein shake? Will drinking water during a workout make your queasy? Is a cup of coffee before hitting the gym a bad move? This month, The Carousel’s wellness editor Amy Molloy is joined by celebrity trainer Luke Istomin, founder of the F45 training studio (, to talk about the best drinks for before, during and after a workout. It’s a little more complicated then you might imagine.

(Amy wears: Lorna Jane discipline tight, Lululemon top )

Written by Amy Molloy

Amy Molloy, formerly editor of Grazia Australia, is a columnist and author, with a particular interest in health and wellbeing.

Amy is an editor at large for The Renegade Collective and, along with, has contributed for a host of Australian publications including the Sydney Morning Herald and Harper’s BAZAAR. She also regularly writes for UK publications including The Sunday Times, the Daily Mail, the Guardian, Grazia magazine, Cosmopolitan and Women's Fitness.
She previously published a memoir called Wife Interrupted in 2007.

Amy also runs sell-out yoga & creative writing retreats in Sydney, and offers one-on-one workshops on how to use journalling to improve mental wellbeing.

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