In this issue
DID YOU KNOW??
Your eyeballs are 3.5% salt!
Need some inspiration??
Marietta has a large variety of DVDs for intructors and trainers. Masterclasses and workshops and exercises galore!
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Gymstick PT testimonial
"Just wanted to let you know I really got a lot out of your Gymstick for PT course. I have already been using the Gymstick with clients and they are all impressed with the workout intensity. It's also amazing to see squat and lunge technique improve just by using the stick..." Fran Furci
Take a look at how Gymstick is being used world wide!
Click here to see Gymstick in Hungarian Fitness Convention
Another fitness convention in Budapest? Good work you guys!
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You tell us!!
If you have a success story or testimonial you would like to see included in the newsletter, send it along with a picture of yourself to
What drives you?
I recently had a non formal counselling session with a great friend and family member. It was an interesting talk because I guess I don't really analyse why do I what I do – in my personal life, in my career and for myself. What a great question to ponder on, because our reality is that we often get up in the morning and go about our everyday lives with some level of routine and occasionally we may try something different or are challenged to think differently. This chat challenged me to think differently. Ask yourself the following questions and you may find yourself challenging your own ideals, thoughts and beliefs. Maybe...it is time to do or try something different.
1. What is the first thought in the morning – is it about your family, your day, your life or just how to get to the bathroom in time?
2. Do you have a routine that must be completed otherwise the world just does not feel right?
3. When did you last judge something or someone because what they did was just not 'right'. Was it really because it was different from you think is 'right'
4. Do you make contracts with yourself (this is me), so that when you complete X, Y and Z, you can then receive a reward
5. Do you ever have that reward?
6. Are you a balance of activity and rest, function and fun, duty and whimsy
7. Is your life what you want it to be.
I am no 'big thinker', just a simple person who is searching, like the rest of us.
Tricks, Tools and Trades of Program Coordinating
Acknowledging that the group fitness coordinator is one of the most challenging roles within a fitness facility, this informative two day workshop will provide you with detailed knowledge and tools to be an effective team leader and to navigate the challenges that face all coordinators.
Wednesday 11th & Thursday 12th July 2012
Times each day: 8am – 4.30pm
Click here for more information and bookings
Day one topics to be covered will include:
- Programming, reporting and budgets
- Feedback and communication
- Staff meetings
- Marketing and promotions
- Wellness programming
Day two topics to be covered will include:
- How to create the 'right' team
- Interviews, auditions and inductions
- How to find instructors, mentoring and class coverage
- How to deal with unreliable instructors
- Defining loyalty and creating staff incentives
Women's Health from top to toe (VIC)
Grab your mum, sister, girlfriends and join us for this fun, educational event
Tuesday June 19, 2012 6.30pm - 9.00pm in Pakenham
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Location: Pakenham, VIC
Times: 6.30pm - 9.00pm
Date(s): 19 June 2012
WOMEN'S HEALTH DAY (W.A.)
Boddington Hospital Presents
Woman's Health Day
Friday 8th June 2012
10am – 2pm
Venue - Boddington Medical Centre (HACC Room)
COST $10 for the day including a light lunch provided by the CWA
Crèche – available dependant on numbers
Together Marietta and Dianne will bring to you "Pelvic floor and real core training for women" helping you to exercise safely and enjoy the benefits while also protecting your pelvic floor. Learn safe effective core exercises, suitable for any level of fitness, and explore options using the Swiss Ball and Gymstick.
In this practical session you will need to be wearing loose comfortable clothing. Exercise choices will be suitable for any age and fitness level.
Find Cancer Early Presentation – during lunch
Emma Peddey - 1pm – 2pm
Women's Health Nurse and Continence Advisor
Southern Wheatbelt Primary Health-Narrogin
To Boddington Hospital by the
1ST June Phone - 9883 4444
PELVIC FLOOR FITNESS, FUNCTION AND MORE (ACT)
Join us for a FREE education session presented by Maureen Bailey (Physiotherapist) and Marietta Mehanni (Fitness Leader) to learn about pelvic floor fitness, function and more.
Monday 25th June, Woden ACT
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GYMSTICK FOR PERSONAL TRAINERS CHRISTCHURCH June 16th Click here for info
GYMSTICK FOR PERSONAL TRAINERS AUCKLAND June 17th click here for info
GYMSTICK MUSCLE MELBOURNE June 24th click here for info and bookings
NEW WORKSHOP!! GYMSTICK FOR OLDER ADULTS July 14th
The Gymstick for Older Adults education will provide personal trainers, group exercise instructors, physiotherapists and exercise physiologists with the tools to be able to provide their clients with varied, safe, appropriate and effective workout.
This education includes:
· How the Gymstick can be used to cater for different needs:
Physical and cognitive abilities, injuries, flexibility, strength,
balance and endurance
· Provide modifications and develop functional
training to suit the specific needs of the client
· How to challenge balance, proprioception,
muscle strength and endurance and joint stability safely
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Exercise of the month - Bridge with one dumbbell
Primary - Hold dumbbell above chest and lift and lower hips
Progression 1 - Lower dumbbell in right hand and the hips are lifted. Bring hands together above the chest when hips are lowered. Pass the dumbbell and perform the fly action to the left
Progression 2 - Place the right foot on the left knee. Lift and lower hips whilst holding the dumbbell above the chest
Progression 3 - Continue the single leg bridge, and add the dumbbell fly action starting with the right arm
Gymstick Muscle release 6
FRESH, NEW GYMSTICK MUSCLE RELEASE!
What doesn't kill you - Kelly Clarkson
Good feeling - Flo Rida
Good Vibrations - Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch
Conga - Miami Sounds Machine and Gloria Estefan
I won't give up - Jason Mraz
Moving on up - M People
International Love - DJ Shocker Remix
Another one bites the dust - Michael jackson
Hips Don't Lie - Shakira
Say, say, say - Michale jackson and Paul McCartney
I'm into you - Jennifer Lopez
The only exception - Paramore
License free music originallly made famous by the those named above.
Testimonial of the Month - Lucy Martin
As a group fitness instructor with 20 years experience, I have seen the fitness industry evolve over the years. Some of the innovations in exercise equipment have not been so successful – promising instant fitness and weight loss benefits and only delivering injuries. When I first heard of Gymstick, my first reaction was, I will admit, a little sceptic. However, I decided to try it before I made up my mind so I booked into Marietta Mehanni's Gymstick Muscle workshop. From the onset I was very impressed. Marietta's knowledge of functional training and her ability to facilitate our learning was exceptional. However, the real surprise came when I first tried the Gymstick. Once I had set up the starting position for the first exercise, I could feel my abdominal muscles activate before I had even moved. The exercises were easy to set up and follow and very effective in activating multiple muscle groups and most importantly challenging enough for even the most trained athlete. I have a back injury and am pregnant so was very concerned about causing any damage, however I felt physically supported through every exercise. By the end of the day, I felt like I had challenged my body but had not compromised my health.
I realised that this small piece of equipment could revolutionise the fitness industry. Not only do we have a training tool that can be used at home safely by beginners or by physiotherapists in rehabilitation, we have a tool that can be used in gyms both in personal training and group fitness environments to challenge trained athletes. I highly recommend the Gymstick and the Gymstick Muscle program as a safe and challenging training tool. Thanks Marietta!
Group Fitness Instructor, Goodlife