In this issue
DID YOU KNOW??
It takes your food about seven seconds to get from your mouth to your stomach.
Who’s the Biggest Loser? Pelvic Floor Safe Exercises for Women!
A wonderful article by Michelle Kenway. Too good to miss!
“High drama in this season’s ‘Biggest Loser’ reality weight loss show recently when 41 year old Anita, was rushed to hospital with a mystery abdominal injury she sustained doing deep wide leg squats thrusting a 5kg weight from ground level up over her head.
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If you have a story or testimonial you would like to see in this newsletter please email [email protected] with a picture.
Gymstick workouts use an online, ground-breaking digital service that provides Gymstick Muscle instructors with on-demand access
No more Cd’s or DVD’s, Gymstick is one of the leaders in the fitness industry with this technology with all the music and choreography useable on an internet enabled mobile device. Gymstick Online
A question that pops up for me frequently is – am I still doing what I am doing for the right reasons?
The reasons that were so profound to me at the beginning and started the internal fire that we often call passion…
Passion – a desire so strong it drives beliefs, decisions and finally actions. Passion also has a price – for a lot of people, it is pretty high. It often means to be driven, vocal, to push through boundaries, to be unpopular, and sometimes to be controversial. Passion can be quiet or a roar, but regardless, it is the reason.
Why discuss passion this month? – below are some examples of what I see as passion.
Hat’s off to…
I could not start a new segment without mentioning the one person who has always been incredibly supportive, encouraging and enlightening to so many people in the fitness industry, including myself. This woman, although faced with insurmountable challenges personally and professionally, has never wavered her belief in her purpose. Her role has been difficult, yet the fitness industry could not survive without her input.
This woman is Jennifer Schembri-Portelli or affectionately known as JSP. Jenni is a close personal friend, and cool thing about having your own newsletter, you can write whatever you want – so I will.
Everything you ever WANTED and NEED to know about Program Coordinating
Acknowledging that the group fitness coordinator role is one of the most challenging roles within a fitness facility, this informative two day workshop will provide you with the detailed knowledge and tools to be an effective team leader and to navigate the challenges that face all coordinators.
25, 26 JUNE Click here to book your place now!
Day two topics to be covered will include:
FIT DESIGNS are a Melbourne-based Graphic, Website and Multimedia design studio whom I have recently started working with for re-branding and for the design of Gymstick marketing materials.
Fit Designs packages also aim to cater for all people in the industries, from newly qualified to experienced personal trainers, group fitness instructors and nutritionists to massage and wellness therapists and so on. Services range from website design, logo and business card design, photography packages and video production. They also provide a number of packages for people just starting out in their health and fitness career who want an in-expensive start-up option for their logo, cards and promo material.
FIT DESIGNS are offering a discount of 10% on all services throughout June to anyone who quotes Marietta Mehanni!
Gymstick for Older Adults
Extend back, lifting chest and both legs off the floor whillst extending elbows
Zowie Harding from Zebra Fitness in WA has been wowing the residents of a local retirement village with the benefits of using Gymstick. Click here for more info
Gymstick appreciates Zowie’s enthusiasm, drive and committment and looks forward to hearing about the success stories from the project!
If you work with older adults and would like to know more about how Gymstick can be Simply Effective for a variety of older adults in a group exercise format, personal training program or as an independent exercise tool, sign up for Gymstick For Older Adults Melbourne or Sydney.
Sunday 28 July 2013 9.00am to 5.00pm. CECs: 7. Cost: $199 Goodlife Armadale Click here for bookings
Saturday 3 August 2013 9.00am to 5.00pm. CECs: 7. Cost: $199 Aquatic Centre, Sydney Olympic Park Click here for bookings
10 – 21 June Fitness Roadshow New Zealand Click here for more info
22 June Gymstick H20 Sydney NSW click here for info and bookings
23 June Gymstick Muscle Melbourne VIC click here for info and bookings
25, 26 June Tricks, Tools and Trades of Program Coordinating Melbourne VIC click here for info and bookings
29 June Aqua workshops Jindalee QLD click here for info and bookings
30 June Gymstick H20 Jindalee QLD click here for info and bookings
5 July Step and Muscle Conditioning Papakura NZ click here for info and bookings
6 July Gymstick for Personal Trainers Papakura NZ click here for info and bookings
7 July HiLo and Step Dunedin NZ Click here for more info
12 July Gymstick H20 Melbourne VIC Click here for info and bookings
12 – 14 July WETS Ultimate Aqua Summit Melbourne VIC click here for more info
20 July Masterblaster 2013 Melbourne VIC click here for more info
26 July Core Foundations Parramatta NSW click here for more info
27 July Gymstick H20 Pinjarra WA click here for more info and bookings
28 July Gymstick Muscle Perth WA click here for info and bookings
28 July Gymstick for Older Adults Melbourne VIC click here for info and bookings
3 Aug Gymstick for Older Adults Sydney NSW click here for bookings and info
3 Aug Cert III Fitness (Group Ex Specialisation) Melbourne VIC click here for more info
15 Aug Aqua Workshops Nelson NZ Click here for more info
8 Sept Floor to your Core & Functional Core Adelaide SA Click here for info and bookings
15 Sept Gymstick Muscle Penrith NSW click here for info and bookings
25 Oct Gymstick Muscle North Lakes QLD Click here for more info and bookings
8 Nov Gymstick For Personal Trainers Margaret River WA click here for info and bookings
Exercise of the month – Aqua Single Dumbbell Concept
Often when two dumbbells are used, the stronger, more able arm will compensate for the weaker side. When only one dumbbell is in use, a difference in strength is highlighted. This is advantageous for the client, instructor and personal trainer as muscle imbalances can be observed and rehabilitated.
Begin with standard moves that are used in a regular workout and apply the single dumbbell concept. This will gradually introduce participants to exercises that require more balance, proprioception, coordination and core stability. Exercises like a basic jog can use the single dumbbell in a number of ways, one example shown below.
Testimonial of the Month – Marisol Paniagua
I’d like to THANK YOU SO MUCH for the Aqua Extravaganza workshop in NZ! It was fantastic. The way you delivered it, all the information you gave us plus your experiences…it was really interesting. I learnt a lot and let me tell you, yesterday I took my first aqua aerobics class… and it was great! I was able to choreographed 60 min class 😉 Good feedback from participants and even from the aquatic centre.
Marietta will demonstrate how tempo and rhythm used effectively can mould the moves and excercises within a class format. Take the opportunity to lead your class on a musical journey that will leave them refreshed, uplifted and smiling. This session is aqua with attitude (this session is a completely equipment free class)