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DID YOU KNOW??
The heart is the strongest muscle of your body and beats about 100,000 times in one day, for an average adult.
DEEP TO THE CORE SINGLE DUMBBELL, MULTIPLE BENEFITS
By combining the instability of single dumbbell workout with the core-activating effects of the deep water environment you can deliver a truly challenging and engaging class, writes Marietta Mehanni. Click here to read the full article featured in Network magazine
If you own an Aqua Gymstick, you can use this in the pool and on dry land! Do not use an original Gymstick in water, as the bands are made from a different material and are not chemical resistant. Aqua Gymsticks also have an adjustable foot strap to fit securely around bare feet.
You tell us!
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A stick and two rubber bands – why the fuss?
I don’t know why I gravitate to ideas, tools and programs that are not the ‘norm’. I just have always been someone that did not follow the crowd. Maybe it has something to do with my upbringing, or genetics, I just haven’t always wanted to follow the crowd (and do what everyone else was doing). Having said that, I am not saying that I am ‘different’ or a ‘visionary’, just someone who has not always subscribed to doing what is popular, just because it is.
Enter the Gymstick. Often people ask me – what is a Gymstick? I get asked this question, obviously in gyms or when I am wearing branded clothing, but most often in obscure places like the airport, on a train, in the post office, at the car wash and other unexpected places. The questions usually arise from non fitness industry individuals. I find this fascinating. I don’t get asked, what is a step, or what are Kettle Bells, or what is Body Attack. Just, ‘what is a Gymstick?’
Hat’s off to…
Fast forward to now and Donna runs her own business called Cycle Excel and has developed an incredible online training for cycle instructors. A long way from being a step instructor, you might say, but she is someone that evolves and now is well known for her workshops and education.
Now Available at Mandurah Physiotherapy
Pregnancy, Postnatal and Pelvic Floor Fitness & Physiotherapy Services. Dianne Edmonds, Physiotherapist: working in Women’s Health.
Dianne Edmonds is a Physiotherapist and Elite Personal Trainer with 23 years experience in Women’s Health and Fitness. She is an Ambassador and was the Lead Physiotherapist for The Pelvic Floor First campaign, and provides Physiotherapy and Fitness assessments and programs in our clinic and gym facilities. Dianne is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association.
If you or any of clients have pelvic floor issues and would like to see a specialist, contact Mandurah Physiotherapy to make an appointment.
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I first met Marietta this year at the 2013 New Zealand Fitness Road Show in Christchurch. She was presenting Pelvic Floor First. This was my first presentation that I had been to as a student Personal Trainer (PT).
I told her how this subject was close to my heart, after delivering 3 large babies, I experienced poor pelvic floor muscles myself that were on a scale of 0/5, needing to call 111. I trialled a vibrating chair to sit on to tighten my pelvic floors muscles – the thing was with this, I wasn’t doing the work myself and still had no clue as to what I was supposed to be doing. Needless to say it didn’t work and so I had a Pelvic Floor repair by a TVT (tension-free vaginal tape).
I shared my story at the presentation. Marietta then asked an amazing question which was the turning point for me – the point of difference I now have in my PT business to empower other women. She asked what follow up I had after my operation – NIL!!! It hadn’t occurred to me that the operation was not the fix all and if I didn’t start getting serious about my Pelvic Floor muscles I may have to have the operation again. Who is to say that it will work as well the second/third time around? I seriously listened to her to the very end!
We practiced with Marietta’s wonderful fun visualising skills to accomplish the exercises of strengthening our Pelvic Floor muscles. It was a break-through moment for me feeling what I was supposed to feel and that I could do it!
I am so loving her passion and knowledge and now very grateful that Marietta is one of my mentors who wholeheartedly encourages and supports me and my business.
Thank you so much Marietta,
Exercise of the month – Supermodel Push Up
Testimonial of the Month – Jennifer Schembri Portelli
M = My colleague Marietta is forever
M = Marietta
A pleasure and privilege to write this testimonial for you Marietta. Thank you for your support, creativity and inspiration. I love it when we come up with a plan and it works so well. Look forward to many many more years of unique ideas that lead us to move to action!
Gymstick Bootcamp – Perfect for PTs
Comes with 2 sets of bands – black and silver and is great for working with a partner. Facing each other, have one person hold the stick and the other the bands. Perform and row and squat at the same time!
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