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DID YOU KNOW??
Laughter relaxes the whole body. A good, hearty laugh relieves physical tension and stress, leaving your muscles relaxed for up to 45 minutes after.
Gymstick on land and in water!
The Aqua Gymstick’s foam grip is made from a close cell foam preventing absorption of water and the bands are chlorine resistant. The bands differ from the Original and Telescopic versions as they only have one loop for the feet and the ends can not be exchanged. The Aqua Gymstick can certainly be used on land, however DO NOT use an Original or Telescopic (including the Boot Camp) in water.
Masterclass any day of the week!
Marietta regularly teaches classes at a variety of clubs in the Melbourne area. If you would like to attend a class please click here to find out when and where she teaches.
Inspiring confidence, pelvic floor fitness for your clients
Click here for the pelvic floor fitness article that Troy Morgan and Carol Archer wrote together for the Network magazine.
Actress Rachel Blake
Rachel Blake told the Telegraph Newspaper about her favourite things and guess what?? Gymstick was one of them! Click here to read the article
You tell us!!
If you have a success story you would like to share or a comment on anything we have featured in the newsletter, please email
AHHHH FILEX is here again. This is my favourite event of the year!! I haven’t missed one since 1996 and why do I put the date in my diary in big red letters?
Physiotherapist Dianne Edmonds and her colleagues share a wealth of knowledge on this incredible website www.thepregnancycentre.com.au
Ever wondered what Marietta gets up to on her overseas trips?
Cathy from New Zealand recently attended a Gymstick Muscle workshop in Auckland “I actually ‘taught’ a class the whole way home to the CD in the car and the first words that I said to the hubby when I got in the door was ‘I really think that I can do this!'”
Gymstick Muscle MELBOURNE Friday April 13 Click here for info and bookings
Gymstick for Personal Trainers MELBOURNE Friday April 20 Click here for info and bookings
Gymstick Muscle ADELAIDE Saturday April 21 Click here for info and bookings
Gymstick for Personal Trainers ADELAIDE Sunday April 22 Click here for info and bookings
Gymstick Muscle BRISBANE Saturday May 5 Click here for info and bookings
Gymstick for Personal Trainers BRISBANE Sunday May 6 Click here for info and bookings
Primary: Standing with feet hip width apart, flex hips lowering torso forward.
Progression 1: As torso lowers forward, extend right hip, lifting right leg to the back. Make sure to keep leg off the floor when returning back to starting position
Progression 2: As torso lowers forward with right hip extending leg to the back, reach forwards with both arms
Progression 3: As torso lowers forward with right leg extending to the back, reach forwards with the right arm and extend the left arm back
Progression 4: As torso lowers forward with right leg extending to the back do the following sequence:
I came back from Filex all fired up about the pelvic floor. I spoke to the local incontinence physio, Zunnelle, who comes to my classes. We have 2 months off in Winter so it all seemed to take ages to get up and going. In the meantime though, Zunnelle went to a conference and came back all enthusiastic. It was all so easy to get going. Zunnelle agreed to speak at a morning tea after a class. I’d advertised it at other classes and we had 48 people come. The talk was clear and informative and produced and many questions and much discussion. Zunnelle and I worked out a simple way to bring it into all classes.
I have had really positive feedback from, different ages who had quite differing problems.
I hope other instructors will give it a go as it has been so much easier than I thought it would be.
Thanks for all your help Marietta!
Have your clients become too comfortable with the Swiss Ball and Foam Roller? Combine the mobility of the Swiss Ball and the versatility of the Gymstick and achieve the ultimate training regime. This manual available on CD ROM will demonstrate exercises intertwining concepts such as strength, stability, control and balance to provide the challenges and modifications appropriate for your personal training client. This manual will enable you to effectively incorporate Gymstick with your conventional Swiss Ball exercises to create an extensive range of exercise possibilities catering for either individual training or personal training. Click here to find out more
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