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Marietta regularly teaches a variety of classes throughout the Melbourne area. Click here to find a class
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Lemons contain more sugar than strawberries!
Marietta proudly supports Pelvic Floor First and the Continence Foundation of Australia. To find out more click here
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The last weekend in November is always marked in my diary for a very special event that is close to my heart and it is the GetNZActive conference held in Auckland at the AUT. There are so many things that I love about this event – the enthusiasm, energy and openness to information by the attendees and the comradery of the presenters. This is event is truly one of open sharing and discussion and I find the New Zealanders are comfortable to approach presenters, which we absolutely love. As a presenter at the event, it makes it worthwhile when a delegate approaches me with feedback, questions and positive comments about the session. This is why I enjoy presenting. Trust me the glamour is not there when you know what it took to get to the stage, but it is the smiles, happy involvement and conversations that motivate me to ‘do it again’. It doesn’t take much for me to ‘do it again’ at GetNZActive. I absolutely love it.
I also completed the Vipr training and loved it. Ken Baldwin delivered the education and I thoroughly enjoyed learning new ideas and concepts and working with the Vipr, which by the way, made my rear rather sore. If you have the opportunity, look into the Vipr training. I heard a new phrase on the weekend from a fabulous personal trainer, Belinda Edmondston. She said ‘new age trainers and old age trainers’. I liked that. Vipr training is for the new age trainers who look at body movement rather than specific muscle, single jointed actions. I would like to think that I am of the ‘new age trainers’. Are you?
Article of the month – Stand Up For Your Health: The Emerging Science of Inactivity Physiology and Why Your Office Chair May Be Killing You by Dr Bill Sukala
The chair you’re sitting in while reading this article could possibly be hazardous to your overall health!
Even if you do the recommended 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity at least five days per week, it’s how you spend the remaining 23½ hours of the day that really matters. A new and emerging area of science, called ‘inactivity physiology’, exposes the hidden dangers associated with prolonged sitting – something all too common in modern society.
What is inactivity physiology?
With over 20 years experience, Sanna has established herself as one of Finland’s most highly respected and sought after Fitness presenters. After graduating from the Finnish Sports Institute, Sanna went on to complete qualifications in a multitude of disciplines including Aqua, Chiball, Climbing, Boxing, Step and a number of other instructor educations.
Specialising in Diatetics and Nutrition, Sanna has published books, presented lectures and was featured as a guest expert for ABC television on the topic.
Her expertise in Nordic walking and Nordic blading gave her the opportunity to develop the now hugely successful and award winning Gymstick fitness tool and Sanna was key to creating the group fitness element known as Gymstick Muscle.
Develop your Gymstick Muscle skills with Marietta and Sanna on Dec 10 at Virgin Active Bourke St, Melbourne.
Primary Plank position and roll hip down to floor on either side
Progression 1 Hold on one side and bend the bottom knee
Progression 2 Reach over the head with the top arm and pull elbow to waist
Progression 3 Lift the top knee to shoulder as the elbow pulls into the waist
Progression 4 Drop hip to floor when elbow and knee come together
Scoliosis limited me to a point where my body would react badly. I found Yoga
I have been looking for that magic workout for many years now. Being in to
Then I met Marietta Mehanni. I had heard of how spectacular a presenter and Instructor she is and I was very excited to see what she had for me. It took me 10 minutes to decide that this is “THE ONE”. I then did a workshop to get to know GymStick better. The next day I could move my shoulder PAIN FREE.
I could not wipe the smile on my face. My husband now uses it. I am now putting this on my timetable at Re-Creation Burwood East. This program is going to be HUGE.
In Good Health
Muscle Music Release 4. License free, specially produced for Gymstick Muscle and Aqua trios.
Song – ( Originally made famous by )
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