In this issue
DID YOU KNOW??
Soy is the only vegetable containing all eight essential amino acids, making soy a complete protein.
Australian Women’s Weekly Pelvic Floor Article
The October 2012 edition featured a great article by Sally Thompson
Click here to read the article
Exercise and the pelvic floor. A one day practical education forum for fitness professionals presented by Kirsten Hill (Continence & Women’s Health Physiotherapist) and Marietta Mehanni
Friday, November 09, 2012 Toowoomba Click here for more info
Pelvic Floor Fitness and more: MENTONE Fri 30 Nov Click here for info
How’s Your Pelvic Floor? Bundoora Dec 3rd click here for more info
You tell us!
If you have a testimonial or story you would like to share in this newsletter, please email [email protected] and include a picture
Congratulations Australia for being one of the leading countries in the world regarding a standard education for fitness, group exercise, aqua and personal training and also having a national registration body that provides support and structure to our young industry. I am in the fortunate position to be heading up the education for Gymstick International and in doing this role, I am often involved in working out the procedures in other countries on what needs to be achieved to ensure that the Gymstick education fits the criteria. The interesting bit is that often there is none – yep, NONE! In most countries there is either no official national recognised education body and/or there are individual schools offering a varied range of courses – some great and some very poor. BUT, not one country that I have dealt with has a nationally recognised registration body as large as Fitness Australia.
The national body provides guidelines for our industry and battles on our behalf. For example, in the recent Operation Music, Fitness Australia represented us in Government and also offers a structured method to ensure that the fitness professionals maintain a level of professionalism. This is amazing. In fact, it is such a relief to be registered with Fitness Australia because everyone you work for will know that you maintain your qualifications and update knowledge on a regular basis. It is reassuring for fitness clubs as they have some sort of standard that they can offer to their members. Does it mean that everyone registered with Fitness Australia is an amazing trainer? No, but it certainly sets the bar – somewhere, which is saying something. Some countries have a national registration body, but not one has a fitness community that supports it as well as it is supported in Australia.
So the next time, you might be tempted to whinge about registration fees, or the necessity to be registered, or having to get CEC’s, thank Fitness Australia for making each and everyone of us accountable for our professionalism. Without it, we will never be taken seriously by the medical community or by government and individually, we will have to continually to prove our ability to deliver safe and effective programs. Time to stop the complaining and appreciate what a supportive industry we have in this incredible country.
Exercise and the pelvic floor
A one day practical education forum for fitness professionals presented by Kirsten Hill (Continence & Women’s Health Physiotherapist) and Marietta Mehanni (Fitness Leader)
Toowoomba Golf Club 253 – 323 Rowbotham St Middle Ridge QLD 4352
ADMISSION IS FREE RSVP is essential as places are limited
TO REGISTER VISIT: www.continence.org.au/events
TOOWOOMBA, QLD Friday 9 November 2012 9am – 4pm
Gymstick Muscle Melbourne Saturday 1st Dec
Click here for info and bookings
PT with Balls – 4 fantastic workshops in one day!
Sunday 11th Nov Melbourne
Chris & Marena Digby Presents Industrial Strength Pilates for Personal Trainers 9.00am-10.30am
Donna Ellerton presents “Cycle HIT Sessions” 11.00am-12.30am
Carol Syer presents “Ball Games” 1.00pm-2.30pm
Marietta Mehanni Presents Hard Core Core 3.00pm-4.30pm
Click here for more info and bookings
PRO TRAINER SERIES
Marietta Mehanni and Kirsty Pepper are pleased to bring you the PRO TRAINER SERIES, a variety of workshops, lectures and masterclasses designed for fitness professionals including fitness/personal trainers and group fitness instructors.
Sunday 2 Dec 2012 10am – 2.30pm
Click here for session info and bookings
Pelvic Floor 3 Ways
What happens when a physio, a personal trainer and a group exercise instructor get together and talk about the pelvic floor? You get a three dimensional view of how to integrate pelvic floor awareness into any fitness modality. The female fitness market — which includes many recent mothers and older women — is a large one, so join Shira, Marietta and Michelle to gain a better understanding of this important element of training.
Exercise of the Month – Fitness Bag clean and press
This month’s exercise is a video for you on YouTube! Click here to watch
Testimonial of the month – Amanda See
Thank you so much for sharing your experiences and knowledge at the “aqua revival” workshop in Sydney. It took that workshop for me to look at aqua in a whole different light, and inspire me to recreate how I teach.
I applied your ideas in my next class with great feedback (except for one lady who was annoyed that we didnt use dumb bells). I look forward to teaching aqua and I’m excited to see how the class numbers and results will go.
Focus, Believe, Achieve & Breathe T-shirt
100% Cotton Black Tagless T-Shirt featuring embroidered Marietta Mehanni logo on the back and printed “Focus, Believe, Achieve & Breathe” across the chest.
Available in size 10 – 14 only $40