In this issue
DID YOU KNOW??
The human neck has the same number of vertebrae as a giraffe’s neck
Pelvic Floor First
Keep up to date with events and resources http://www.pelvicfloorfirst.org.au/
PELVIC FLOOR FIRST NEWSLETTER
50 Shades Of Pelvic Floor
5th May 2013 is your next opportunity to participate in Core Foundations with Marietta and Shira. Book early to avoid disappointment
Gymstick workshop feedback
“Just wanted to email you personally to thank you again for today.
I am going to make it my purpose to embrace it and take it on with all the enthusiasm and belief that you portrayed so sincerely today. Again, amazing.”
Here we are in January 2013. Little questionnaire – did you ask any of these 6 famous questions? So famous are these questions that they are echoed around the world, with usually little interest in the response:
This year I have decided to take on a personal challenge. The challenge is, drum roll please….ask non traditional or small talk questions and truly make conversation interesting. Convention and making polite conversation is not only time wasting, but also so inconsistent with integrity. ‘OMG Marietta!’ you maybe exclaiming. ‘No more questions about the weather?’ That’s right my friends. No more ridiculous statements about the weather. This is not conversation. We are not famers, where the weather actually matters in everyday survival. I live in the city and generally speaking, work indoors. I work in an industry that has treadmills for running INDOORS – then why the comment about how hot it is in Summer (which it should be) or how cold it is in Winter (which, again is stating the obvious). No, I am going to ask questions that I am actually interested in the answer. And to add, I am going to ask questions that don’t necessarily create an agreement with my own opinion. You know the question when someone is canvassing for your endorsement of their opinion. An example would be: Don’t you think that it is unfair that …? Usually the response would be ‘yes and oh, let me let tell you about my own experience of unfairness’. Nah, I have decided that I am also not going to engage in this type of conversation. It goes nowhere. It does not add to the quality of my life or anyone else’s.
So 2013, I am ready to be engaged in interesting conversation, be able to shift the direction of negative questions, and finally learn to keep my mouth closed when I have nothing of consequence to say.
AUCKLAND AQUA EXTRAVAGANZA 23 -24 Feb
CORE FOUNDATIONS NSW 28 Feb
ADELAIDE FEB WORKSHOPS
Hard Core Core and Cardio 16 Feb 2013 click here for more info
Aqua workshop 16 Feb More info coming soon!
GYMSTICK MUSCLE MELBOURNE
Feb 10 click here for more info
The next new exciting development for Gymstick Online is the now the Android Version.
If you are a Gymstick Instructor, by now you will have heard of Gymstick online, formerly known as Simplecue. Gymstick Online is a innovative online platform allowing quick and easy access to Gymstick music and choreography.
What is even more exciting is the choreography will now also appear on the device.
What does this mean?
Yes – this is a world first. Gymstick is now is leading the way with this exciting new technology. Click here to visit Gymstick Online
A fun party themed DVD featuring songs such as ‘Let’s twist again’, ‘Blame it on the boogie’, ‘Single Ladies’ and ‘Nutbush City Limits’ has been getting rave reveiws all over the world. The DVD contains simply choreographed routines. It includes underwater demonstrations and teaching tips from two of Australia’s most creative and charismatic presenters Marietta Mehanni and Dominic Gili.
The tricep pull up with cross country ski makes up part of a trio using the stick behind the back Click here to watch the video. Aqua Gymstick instructors will soon have access to Gymstick online, an amazingly cheap and easy to use platform providing you with music and trios direct to your smart phone!
My Name is Zowie Harding and I run a small fitness business called ZEBRA Fitness in Ellenbrook – My classes cater for ages 12yr and up – but I am in the process of starting ZEBRA Fit Kids for the under 12s’ and also bringing the Gymstick into our Local Schools as I Truly believe it is a fantastic way to introduce fitness to children, helping them find the correct form / technique before attempting to pick up weights.
The Aim of Zebra Fitness is to incorporate a mix of exercise to appeal to everyone, using – Boxing, Resistance and AB work. The Gymstick has provided me with the PERFECT piece of equipment to ensure strength, toning and fitness levels increase with Minimal risk of Injury, whilst having FUN and finding the correct technique for a safe workout.
In the short time I have been using the Gymstick – my own Core strength, Balance and Definition have increased to an amazing level, after just 4 Months, I have received compliments from other instructors and friends who have noticed a positive change in my body.
The Gymstick is easy to carry, easy to use and easy to build from beginner Green to professional Black Band in a short space of time. I have young, mature, experienced and New members in my classes – 2 members recovering after having had knee surgery!! The Gymstick is a way to build, learn, improve and develop skills in the Fitness field.
One Happy Gymstick Instructor
Learn how to find the lowest common denominator in any step combination and build it logically and effortlessly from the ground up. From 3 base moves, discover the endless moves that can be created, and it only stops when you do. Fun, realistic, not-too-complicated choreography you can take today and use tomorrow.
“I did your whole Step advantage DVD the other day, it was fabulous, I loved the workout and I shredded 588 calories in 55min with a heart rate of min 155 and max 176, better than a cycle class. I now aim to do this cd at least once a week.” Customer review