Tuesday, August 30, 2011


Position: Development Officer
Employer: Softball QLD Inc
Salary: From $42,000
Location: Brisbane, QLD
Closing date: 12 September 2011

Position: Good Sports Project Officer
Employer: Australian Drug Foundation
Salary: Not stated
Location: Gympie, Maryborough, Charters Towers, Atherton; QLD
Closing date: 5 September 2011

Position: Gymnastics Coach
Employer: Orca Gymnastics
Salary: Dependent upon experience and qualifications
Location: Lawnton, QLD
Closing date: 26 September 2011

Position: Brisbane Roar FC Event Intern
Employer: Brisbane Roar FC
Salary: Volunatry
Location: Brisbane, QLD
Closing date: 25 September 2011

The Rumble in the Jungle - Karni v Jarrod

5 words...Karni Liddell vs Jarrod Moncur. It is a highly anticipated 8-week challenge, where there can only be one winner. There will be nothing but hard work, no excuses. They have been chomping at the bit for this time to come, and finally we have the challenge. After much sledging and bickering between them over the past months, this challenge will finally be the decider as to which one of them is the toughest, fittest and essentially most superior. Who will be the winner? Only time (and hard work) will tell.

Camp Fitnance

Camp Fitnance
Get excited! Camp Fitnance is rapidly approaching and everyone is gearing up for an action-packed, fun-filled weekend. It will be held at Red Rock in NSW, Friday 21st October – Sunday 23rd October. There will be a vast array of activities offered including; kayaking, boxing, bush walking, surfing, fishing, lawn bowls and even a cooking class! Food will be provided and accommodation is offered at a very affordable price, with houses to rent over the 3-day period. You may come with your family, a couple of friends, or even just by yourself to escape the family for a bit!
Whether you’re after a relaxing weekend by the beach with some light activities, or a high-intensity exercising weekend, we have everyone covered. There will be a friendly (but potentially competitive) lawn bowls competition on the Friday night, a master chef night on the Saturday night (where everyone cooks their own signature healthy dish to bring for dinner to be judged by Steve Nance and other Fitnance crew), and plenty of TVs to watch the Rugby World Cup on the Friday night.
If you would like more information, feel free to give us a call on: 3391 0022. Or pop in and see us, we have flyers we can hand out as well (65 Manilla St, East Brisbane).
We look forward to seeing you all there!

Obesity in children Obesity in children

Childhood and adolescent obesity in growing concern in the Australian population, with obesity rates increasing dramatically over the last decade. Childhood obesity has both short term and long term effects on health. Excess weight leads to self esteem, mood and social disturbances, which continues to fuel poor eating habits. Bone growth, endocrine and cardiovascular dysfunction are associated problems, which can lead to a number of cardiovascular, metabolic and pulmonary disorders later in life. Childhood obesity needs to be tackled early in order to prevent the growing obesity in the Australian population.

QUT Prac Student

Hi my name is Renee Bloomfield, and i am 22 years old. I am currently studying a Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology at Queensland university of Technology, and expect to graduate 2012. I have developed a growing passive for the health and fitness industry, which has been furthered by my university career. From an early age I took up dancing and then began horse riding. During school I played oz tag and touch football and still continue to play to this day. I have a passion travelling, having gone to New Zealand, Vanuatu, Thailand, the United Kingdom and Europe. I look forward to getting to know the staff and increasing my knowledge at Fitnance.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Bridge to Brisbane (September 11, 2011).

At Fitnance, currently there are only three words on everyone’s lips ….Bridge to Brisbane! This year is going to be bigger than ever. There will be blood, sweat and tears leading up to this event, as four of our most talented fight it out against each other to be the Bridge to Brisbane champion.
The Bridge to Brisbane is a well-known 10km race, starting at the Sir Leo Hielscher Bridge (formerly the Gateway Bridge) for a gruelling uphill climb, before travelling along Kingsford Smith Drive and Inner City Bypass, and finishing up at the RNA showgrounds. There has been trash talk and sabotaged training sessions, but everyone is looking in top form and at this stage it could be anyone’s game!
There have been whispers as to who the favourites are for this competition, and a sneaky tipping odds sheet has been leaked. At the moment the odds stand at:
Lisa - $2.00
Luke - $2.60
Paul - $3.00
Tanya - $2.15
But anything can happen between now and then, there are still just less than 2 weeks of hard training and preparation to go. So get on board and register at 2XU Spoon Fitnance Bridge to Brisbane team and cheer them on and try and keep up with them! Go team Fitnance!
Our facebook page has all the details on the event and how to enter: http://en-gb.facebook.com/event.php?eid=215405368501105&ref=nf.

The Unique Power of Exercise for Diabetics

We all know exercise is good for us. It increases our longevity and quality of life through increasing our cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength and power and psychological factors. Despite these factors, it is also particularly beneficial for diabetic sufferers.
In diabetes, the hormone insulin does not function as it should. In a healthy person, after consuming food, insulin is released from the pancreas and opens passageways in cells to allow glucose (energy) to flow in from the blood stream. When insulin is not working properly, this glucose builds up in the blood and cannot get into the cells. We get our energy from the glucose that goes into the cells; so when it can’t get in we feel hungry and without much energy. This sugar is then filtered out through our body in excess urine production making us feel thirsty and dehydrated.
Administration of intramuscular/subcutaneous insulin or oral hypoglycaemics assists in reducing the high blood sugar levels and increase movement of glucose into the cells. But what if there was a way to allow for movement of energy into cells without the need of these drugs?
Exercise is in fact the key. Whilst it should not completely replace these drugs, it serves the same very important role as these medications. It allows for transportation of glucose (energy) into the cells out of the bloodstream without the use of insulin.
In diabetes, exercise takes up the slack and takes over from the faulty insulin and unlocks the passageways in the cells for the glucose to travel through out of the bloodstream. This effect lasts above and beyond the duration of the exercise session. Studies have shown improved glucose transportation into the cells for up to 24-48 hours post exercise.
Thus, exercise is sparing the release of insulin, increasing usable energy supplies and decreasing signs and symptoms of low energy and dehydration. This is in addition to all the additional benefits exercise provides for healthy people. To date, studies have shown exercise is the preferred and most effective treatment method for diabetes.

Jets v Comets, East v Brothers, Jets v West Results

QLD Cup: Jets v Comets
The Ipswich Jets secured fifth place with a hard-fought 16-10 win over the Central Comets in Rockhampton on Saturday night but the round 21 victory could have come at a high price with four front-liners succumbing to injury. Ipswich will take on the Wynnum Manly Seagulls on Saturday in the ABC match of the round at the North Ipswich Reserve (2pm).The Comets will look to finish their season on a high in their final round clash against the Redcliffe Dolphins at Dolphin Oval.

The West Panthers wins the Ipswich Jets on Saturday at Frank lind Oval

Friday, August 26, 2011

King of the seas

Well done to ANGUS GALLOWAY who placed:


Great result. Keep up the good work.

PT Job

Buy your own fully profitable PT studio for just $20,000! Just dropped price from $25,000. Must sell NOW before shop lease runs out! You will be able to sign new lease. Includes all equipment owned outright, not leased. Studio has 30+ clients and turns over $2200 per week. Unique 1 on 3 training model which makes it cheaper for clients but profitable for you. Vendor finance offered to suitable applicants (price will be higher, relative to deposit). Full handover given. Golden opportunity!


Thursday, August 25, 2011

PT Job

ersonal Trainer / Strength Coach - Iron Underground

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Personal Trainer / Strength Coach
Iron Underground (Strength Training & Fight School) is situated in Albion Brisbane, and is a serious training facility that is entirely dedicated to performance resistance training, creating great physiques and it's muay thai & boxing sessions.

Here you will find an excellent opportunity for a motivated personal trainer to operate within our dedicated facility externally in that you have total freedom of your hours, rates and clients. Your objective is to be professional in your exceptional service in delivering physical training and conduct your operation by example and in a results driven manner helping Iron Underground's establishing reputation whilst furthering your own as a great trainer.

Duties and Responsibilities

- Manage your own personal training operation within our facility including budgeting, sales, managing your clientele and professional conduct
- Major tasks include the conduct of personal training sessions, the care and management of clients and helping maintain a tidy work environment

Education & Qualifications

- Cert IV in Fitness
- ABN (or prepared to get one)
- Insurance
- First Aid Certificate

Experience Required

- Several years or established within the industry preferred however this is not an essential requirement!
- Your salary will be determined ultimately by you. Big opportunity.
- Limitless potential to begin or further develop your personal training operation utilizing our flexibility and niche market

Brisbane inner suburbs
$60 - $94.99 per hour
Work Type:
Part time

Paul Thompson - Director
Mobile) 0422 671 661
Gym) - (07) 3256 1018

PT Job

Full Time Personal Trainer
If you don't know who we are, then let me fill you in. We are a team of highly motivated health professionals with a massive desire to help people achieve fantastic health and fitness results!

What is Personal Training to you?

Is it your work, your career or your mission? If it is your mission then read on as this could be the position you’ve been waiting for!

Our mission is to deliver the Ultimate Personal Training experience. We do this by working with our clients, to develop the right mind set, the right training and the right nutrition to achieve the results they desire.

As part of the Zenergy Team you will enjoy the benefits of fortnightly workshops, fortnightly team training sessions and weekly team coaching sessions.

This is part of our accelerated learning program which helps you to maximize the knowledge and skills you already have to grow into the best Personal Trainer you can be.

This is a fantastic opportunity if you are a team player with a genuine passion for utilizing your skills to help others become fitter, stronger and healthier!

Are you full of energy and ready for a challenge and want to work in a World Class Personal Training Studio with other successful people who love life?

This position offers you the security of a Full Time Salary and we have a position on our team for the right person now! So if this sounds like the way you’d like to invest your Personal Training skills and passion then email Steve (Zenergy Personal Training Coach) your cover letter and resume now.

Steve Stagg
Personal Training Manager

The Zenergy Group
e: steves@zenergy.biz

Ph: 07 3252 7999
Fax: 07 3252 7994
Visit www.zenergy.biz
Steve Stagg - Personal Training Manager
Ph - 3252 7999
Email - steves@zenergy.biz

Ride To Conquer Cancer

Well done Martin Corkery for participating in the Ride To Conquer Cancer. It is a great cause and it is great to see you supporting it.

Cross Country Nationals

Well done to Peter Nowill (7th), Jay Twist (26th) and Patrick Nispel (30th) who did extremely well against tough competition in the Australian cross country Men's opens. Glen Yarham went on to come second in the under 20's Men's National Cross Country Championship. Well done to all of you, you should be proud of your accomplishments.

A Challenging week for The Jets'

TWEED Heads skipper Brad Davis knows how to put a game away.

And so do his teammates at the Seagulls, who defied another onslaught from a committed rugby league outfit to extend their unbeaten run yesterday.

Davis casually potted a late field goal in the Tweed’s 11-4 win over the Jets at the North Ipswich Reserve to take the Seagulls another step closer to an unbeaten regular season in the Intrust Super Cup.

The Seagulls were made to work overtime by a below-strength but desperate Ipswich Jets outfit in their round 20 encounter.

Ipswich put plenty of early effort into their tackles in the first half and were rewarded with the opening try in the seventh minute after Ramon “Monster” Filipine was the first to a Brendon Lindsay kick behind the line.

Tweed was quick to respond though after a charge down put the visitors deep on the attack. The competition’s most potent attacking team then put the ball through the hands following a neat off-load from Aaron Cannings.

The former Titans prop linked with fullback Ryan Milligan, who fired a long ball out to try-scoring machine Nat Barnes.

The two sides went to the half-time break locked at 4-4, but it was the Jets who came closest to gaining the upper hand on the scoreboard in a torrid opening 40 minutes.

It took a desperate diving tackle from Tweed iron man Ryan Simpkins to pull down flying Ipswich centre Brendan Marshall just short of the try-line.

The start of the second half was another tight struggle but it was the Seagulls who were the first to score through James Wood.

The Queensland Residents representative gathered a loose kick off the ground from deep inside Tweed territory and set off on a 90m dash to the try-line.

The try came only minutes after the Tweed were denied a four pointer to leaping winger Tom Merritt, who appeared to be unlucky not to be awarded a try after he outjumped Ipswich opponent Jarrod McInally to catch a Davis kick.

Ipswich threw plenty at the Tweed in the concluding stages but the hosts weren’t able to conjure an all important second try.

The Jets’ prospects of bringing down the Tweed weren’t helped by the departure of experienced halfback Ian Lacey (hamstring) early in the second half.

Ipswich remains in fifth spot on the ladder and can cement that position with a victory over the Central Comets next weekend.

Tweed Heads will play the Redcliffe Dolphins in the ABC TV match of the round.

In FOGS A Grade The Jet's came away with a narrow loss to the Manly Seagulls with the final score at 28 to 32.

In the Colt challenge The Jet's came away with a win to the Tweed Heads Seagulls, beating them by 4 points. The final score was 14 to 10.

New Qantas Squad

The squad for the Qantas Socceroos was announced the on Tuesday 23 August by Coach Holger Osieck, for the opening 2014 FIFA World Cup Asian Qualifiers against Thailand (Brisbane, 2 September 2011) and Saudi Arabia (Dammam, Tuesday 6 September 2011). The squad is as follows:
Nathan COE
Robbie KRUSE
Matthew McKAY
Michael ZULLO

The squad contains a number of local boys from Brisbane; Nathan Coe, Luke DeVere, Neil Kilkenny, Robbie Kruse, Matt McKay, Adam Sarota and Michael Zullo, with all but Nathan Coe and Neil Kilkenny having played for the Brisbane Roar.

Tickets can be purchased from Ticketek for the match at Suncorp Stadium on 2 September 2011.

We wish all the best to Qantas Socceroos for their upcoming matches.

New QUT Student

Hi my name is William Holland, I am 21 yrs old. I am currently studying a bachelor of exercise physiology at Queensland University of Technology, and am currently at Fitnance performing prac hours. My high school was St Columbans College in Caboolture, finishing in 2006. I am a level two sports medicine trainer and have been since 2007. I have always been interested in sport and fitness and currently play soccer (the real football) and have since I was 6 yrs of age. I have also played cricket and tennis. I am looking forward to my time at Fitnance and the knowledge and experience I will gain.

Lessons From The Blue Zones (the worlds longest living populations)

By Dan Buettner ( New York best seller)

  • Move Naturally – Gain 4 Years

1. Just Move

The world’s longest-lived people don’t pump iron, run marathons or join gyms. Instead, they live in environments that constantly nudge them into moving without thinking about it. They live in places where they can walk to the store, to their friends house or places of worship, their houses have stairs, they have gardens in their yards.

Consider making things a little inconvenient. Make that extra trip up or down the stairs instead of loading things at the top or bottom to take up later, walk to your airport gate instead of taking the moving walkway, park far from the entrance, walk a dog, do your own yard and house work, get rid of some the time saving electronics and power equipment that have “simplified” your life.

Right Outlook – Gain 4 Years

2. Purpose Now

Knowing your sense of purpose is worth up to seven years of extra life expectancy. The Okinawans call it “ikigai” and the Nicoyans call it “plan de vida;” for both it translates to “why I wake up in the morning.” Do an internal inventory. Be able to articulate your values, passions, gifts and talents. What are the things you like to do and the things you don’t? Then incorporate ways to put your skills into action.

3. Down Shift

Even people in the Blue Zones experience stress. Stress leads to chronic inflammation which is associated with every major age-related disease. What the world’s longest-lived people have that we don’t are routines to shed that stress. Okinawans take a few moments each day to remember their ancestors, Adventists pray, Ikarians take a nap and Sardinians do happy hour. Find a stress shedding strategy that works for you and make it routine.

Eat Wisely – Gain 8 Years

4. 80% Rule

Marketers tell us we can eat our way to health. America has been eating its way well beyond health. Our strategy focuses on taking things out — instead of putting more things in — our diet. “Hara hachi bu” – the Okianawan, 2500-year old Confucian mantra said before meals reminds them to stop eating when their stomach is 80 percent full. The 20% gap between not being hungry and feeling full could be the difference between losing weight or gaining it. Serve food at the counter, store leftovers, then sit down to enjoy the meal. Replace your big dishes with 10” plates. Remove TV’s from the kitchen. People in the Blue Zones eat their smallest meal in the late afternoon or early evening and then they don’t eat any more the rest of the day.

5. Plant Slant

Go ahead and eat meat if you want. But consider it a condiment and try the leanest, finest meat you can afford. Try to limit it to a portion the size of a deck of cards and only twice per week. Beans, including fava, black and soy and lentils are the cornerstone of most centenarian diets. Snacking on nuts–about a handful a day has been associated with and extra 2-3 years of life expectancy.

6. Wine @ 5

Moderate drinkers outlive non-drinkers. The trick is to drink 1-2 drinks per day (preferably Sardinian Cannonau wine), with friends and/or with food. And no, you can’t save up all weekend and have 14 drinks on Saturday.

Connect – Gain 4 Years

7. Belong

All but five of the 263 centenarians we interviewed belonged to some faith-based community. It doesn’t matter if you’re Christian, Buddhist, Muslim, Jewish or some other religion that meets as a community. Research shows that attending faith-based services four times per month will add 4-14 years of life expectancy.

8. Loved Ones First

Successful centenarians in the Blue Zones put their families first. This means keeping your aging parents and grandparents near by or in your home. (It lowers disease and mortality rates of children in the home too.) Work on being in a positive, committed relationship (which can add up to 3 years of life expectancy) and invest in your children with time and love. (They’ll be more likely to care for you when the time comes.)

9. Right Tribe

The world’s longest lived people chose–or were born into–social circles that supported healthy behaviors, Okinawans created ”moais”–groups of five friends that committed to each other for life. Research from the Framingham Studies show that smoking, obesity, happiness, and even loneliness is contagious. Assessing who you hang out with, and then proactively surrounding yourself with the right friends, will do more to add years to your life than just about anything else

Getting Massive With Forced Anabolism

By Dr. L. Lowery

An Aggressive approach not for the feint hearted.

A mass-seeking lifter has to overcome the energy-sapping variables that life presents in order to
guarantee anabolism (muscle growth). Frankly, that takes an element of aggression. A man can't
just be thinking he's eating more. He must be eating more. So forget what you believe to be eating
more, and get serious in the battle of the knife and fork. If you're not eating again when you're not
"ready," you're simply not eating enough. We're not using the term "battle" inadvertently here. This
isn't always fun. It's not a "dirty bulk" done purely for enjoyment. It's a goal-oriented, serious
endeavour that can be very tough. There's a price to pay to become more muscular than those
around you. You must get more aggressive. Controlled aggression can pay dividends, though. You
just need a plan and the cajones to stick to it for months until the weight is gained.

Here's how:
10 Pounds of Scale Weight
Step 1:
For a while, you're going to focus on the scale. Your first goal is to "eat on" 10 pounds of scale
Use Chris Shugart's weighing guidelines for consistent feedback: Weigh first thing in the morning,
after a bathroom trip and before eating or drinking anything. Use the same scale every time. Don't
weigh at other times of the day or use different scales.
Now, EAT. Eat until you put ten pounds on the scale using the same weighing guidelines as above.
This may take a month. It may take three. Doesn't matter. Forget fussing with 100 extra calories here
and there. Eat.
Always carry portable foods like apples and peanut butter, low-sugar granola bars, dried fruit and
mixed nuts, FINiBARs and protein shakes. Drinking plentiful calories is huge. At time, liquids may be
33-50% of calorie intake when appetite fails. Fine, do what you need to do to keep meals big,
frequent, and moderately clean. A skipped meal is like a skipped workout. Believe it.
Stop fearing dietary fat and quality carbs, especially around workouts. Remember, these calories are
your ticket onward and upward. The scale will be your impartial judge.
Step 2:
Reach your new body mass: 10 pounds, or about 5-8% above your baseline body weight. Don't
pussy-foot around. If you're eating like a man, you should be half-way there in a month.
You can tolerate the 10-pound gain, even if it's 30-40% fat mass at first. Let's say it again: the scale is
an impartial judge of whether you're winning the battle of the knife and fork. Do you want to remain
stuck at 180 pounds forever, or force your way into a bigger shirt size?
Step 3:
Hold your new size for six months to recompose it with heavier and more intense lifting. As a bigger
man, you can lift more. If you aren't lifting hard, you'll just get fat.
Now, check out some of the good things about how a heavy lifter's body responds to aggressively
moving the fork when he's also aggressively moving more plates in the gym.

A warning to those who are overweight already:
There are limits to this aggressive approach. If you're already over 18% fat or you can't discern
moderately-clean overfeeding from junk food bingeing, this approach isn't for you. Family history of
obesity? Not for you either.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Chinup Challenge Update

Brody Cochrane 55kg
Slade King 55kg
Trevor Exton 50kg
Mal Duffy 30kg
Rodney Hill 25kg
Brooke Spence 25kg

Jets 26 d Norths 16

IPSWICH snapped a two-match losing streak with a hard-fought 26-16 victory over the Norths Devils on Saturday to put itself in a prime position to seal fifth spot on the Intrust Super Cup ladder.

The 10-point victory provided the Jets (22) with a handy buffer over Wynnum Manly (17) and Mackay Cutters (17) with just three regular season matches remaining.

However, Ipswich co-coaches Shane and Ben Walker weren’t too fussed over the competition standings in the wake of yesterday’s round 19 clash at the North Ipswich Reserve.

The Walkers were more concerned about a mounting injury toll that could threaten Ipswich’s run into the finals.

Queensland Residents forward Lorenzo Maafu (ankle) and tough prop Nat Neale (ribs) failed to complete the match and are unlikely starters against the all-conquering Tweed Heads outfit in next Saturday’s ABC TV clash.

The Jets went into the match with the Devils without injured pair Luke Capewell and Brendan Marshall.

Fortunately for the home team, Donald Malone and Esi Tonga lifted in their absence, with both players scoring crucial second half tries.

Tonga scored his first midway through the second half to put the Jets in front 14-10. Ipswich then stretched its lead to 20-10 when a series of quick passes to the right provided an overlap for Ramon Filipine who did the rest.

Malone put the icing on the cake for the hosts with a strong effort to score a try that was converted by Brendon Lindsay for a 26-10 lead.

A four-pointer on the stroke of fulltime from Keiran English, followed by a Joel Bailey conversion, reduced the final margin to 10 points.

Tour de Tri Results

Well done Team Fitnance at the Tour de Tri. 42 Tri's in 24hr. Won by 2 laps and set the Tour de Tri Record. Spaz1, Spaz 2, Dobber, Iceberg, Kelsey.

Well done to Matti Matt for his 9 laps in the 6hr Tri.

Congratulations to the FIT's at Yeppoon Half Ironman.

Ross McConnell 5:02:15
Kristy Harnett 8 5:14:14
Mark Bradford 66 6:14:04
David Cutcheon 62 6:15:57

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Squash Australia

Full Time
$36,000 to $40,000 pa + super
Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Squash Australia staff implements Board policy to provide the best possible range of services to those organisations and individuals who wish to engage with the sport of Squash.

Given a small National staffing structure, close teamwork with and functional knowledge of other staff roles is essential. The position is based at the Squash Australia office in Milton (Brisbane), Queensland.

This role offers diversity and engagement in all areas of the sport, and a wide range of external stakeholders and supporters.

The Finance and Administration Officer (FAO) is responsible to the Chief Executive Officer for the financial affairs and administration of Squash Australia's operations.

The FAO is to administer Squash Australia’s operations, which entails:

Financial Control;
Office Management;
First 'point of contact' for the organisation;
Administrative support functions of Development Programs; and
Relationship management.

Reports To: The Chief Executive Officer

Selection Criteria Essential
MYOB Experience

Relevant Tertiary Qualification
Sports Management Degree

Apply to
Name Gary O'Donnell
Phone (work) (07) 3367 3200
Fax (07) 3367 3320
Please forward your completed application to squashoz@squash.org.au

Application closes: 5pm Monday 29th August 2011.

Interviews will be conducted on the week beginning Monday 5th September 2011.

Friday, August 12, 2011

12 week challenge

Results for week 10, congratulation to Fraser, Brett, Parra, Dan, Luke, Darren, Dave and Bill for their fantastic results and attendance !!!


1. Parra and Fraser
2. Luke, Dave, Darren,Brett and Bill
3. Dan
4. Tim, Reuben, Rae, Mike and Tom
5. Paul, Lizzy, Joe, Allan, Jen, Kirstine and Jackie
6. Jim, Karen and Gary


1. Fraser
2. Brett
3. Dan
4. Parra
5. Bill
6. Rae
7. Reuben
8. Darren
9. Luke
10. Tim
11. Dave
12. Mike
13. Tom
14. Lizzy
15. Paul
16. Kirstine
17. Jackie
18. Joe
19. Allan
20. Jen
21. Jim, Karen and Gary

Does dieting make you fat?

The overweight and obesity epidemic is a worldwide problem. Obesity rates in Australia have more than doubled over the past 20 years. According to Fitness Australia over 7 million adults are jeopardizing their health by excessive weight. As a result children are following their parents examples and it is estimated that over one in 5 children are obese. The rates of overweight and obesity are rapidly increasing and it is estimated that, at the current rate of increase, about 75 per cent of the Australian population will be overweight or obese by 2020.

It seems like a contradiction: Diet and you'll get fatter. The problem is not with the dieting itself, but how you approach it. When it comes to dieting, most people fail. In fact, up to 95 percent of people who go on a diet regain all the weight they lost. Our bodies are programmed to understand hunger signals and not to diet. When you deprive your body of food, it will get the message that there's a risk of starvation. As a result, your hunger will increase and your metabolism will slow down to compensate for it. Once you get off the diet, your mind will go into overdrive and make you want to eat more to make up for the deprivation you just suffered. This is your body's way of preparing for possible famine. As a result, you might end up eating more than you did before the diet, to soothe both your emotions and your body. Also, by trying to lose large amounts of weight quickly, you throw your body into disarray. This might cause weight loss but it's likely to be a temporary solution. This means that once you go back to your regular eating habits, you're more likely to regain this weight back. More than 60 percent of dieters regain all the weight lost within a year of giving up their diets. Within five years, almost all dieters are back to their original weight.

Instead of focusing on instant gratification, the key to permanent weight loss is to think long-term. For example, choosing to eat whole grains instead of highly processed carbohydrates (fast food) is a healthy choice that will pay off over time: you'll be healthier, gain energy and lose weight. The key to successful weight loss is making changes in your eating and physical activity habits that you can keep up for the rest of your life


Originated in ancient India, Yoga or “union” ultimate aim is to create a balance between the body and the mind. In order to accomplish it, Yoga makes use of different movements, physical postures, breathing exercises and relaxation technique. Yoga is associated with a healthy and lively lifestyle with a balanced approach to life. When appropriately taught, it can boost your strength, balance and flexibility, improve your breathing, soothe pain, quiet the mind, and help with weight loss.

The many practices of yoga: gentle, restorative, power, and hot style, among others, appeal to people seeking anything from a vigorous workout or rehab to meditation or stress relief. Women tend to prefer the more gentle styles of yoga while Men tend to favor the more athletic, fast-moving styles such as Vinyasa and Ashtanga. Many discover that holding the most intense positions, builds strength not the brute strength of a power lifter but the tensile strength of a martial-arts master.
There is a growing cadre of pro athletes going yoga. Some say yoga is a complementary cross training, prevent injuries or reduce pain and others such as golf pros say yoga flexing gives them greater range of motion in the hip and shoulder joints, which generates extra power and distance. No matter what draws them into yoga, recent converts marvel at how energized they feel on the way out of a session. Beyond all the bodywork, there's a yoga bonus: the way it sharpens your mental game. Athletes say the breathing calms their nerves and hones their focus on the job.

How do we know yoga really works? Research, suggests a wide variety of health-positive effects-for arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, coronary-artery disease and asthma, among other things. Researchers found that 15 weeks of yoga training brought a 10 percent improvement in lung capacity. Dr. Dean Ornish has found evidence that yoga can help fight cardiovascular disease. The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, part of the National Institutes of Health, is currently supporting its use for insomnia and chronic lower-back pain. In late 2010, study results found that participants who practiced yoga experienced better moods and less anxiety. In addition, the new data suggest that yoga boosts levels of the brain's primary inhibitory neurotransmitter that helps induce relaxation.

To find the right yoga class and instructor for you:
1. Consider your goals and overall fitness level.
2. Select your yoga style.
3. Find a certified teacher.
4. Take sample classes. You need to experiment. Go to different classes with different instructors and styles.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

pt job at StepZ Fitness Wynum.

STEPZ Fitness Wynnum 24/7, is one of Australia's fastest growing fitness chains, changing the way Australians think about fitness.

Our club in Wynnum has over 850 members and growing rapidly. We require a highly qualified and motivated Personal Trainer to join our team and assist active minded members in achieving their health and fitness goals.

With the freedom to train their clients 24/7, no lock in PT contracts, generous rent free periods and future management positions available this is an opportunity not to be missed!

Forward your expression of interest to:

STEPZ 24/7 Fitness Wynnum

William Luu

Sunday, August 7, 2011

2XU Run Group

2x10min intervals

Brisbane Running Festival

Brad Jewell 3:29:59.8
Steven Houghton 4:29:06.9

Peter Nowill 30:26.7
Matthew Hawke 32:04.2

Souths def Jets 26-20

Ipswich Jets 20 Souths Logan Magpies 26
Tries: Donald Malone, Brendon Marshall, Brendon Lindsay, Michael Fisher
Conversions: Brendon Lindsay 2
Tries: Drury Low, Mark Nicholls, Andrew Edwards 2, Mitch Cronin
Conversions: Wes Conlon 2, Ben Cronin

Ipswich Jets 34 Souths Logan Magpies 16
Tries: Scott Ireland 2, Jarrod McInally, Luke Walker, Kevin Bell, Joe Mika
Conversions: Khan Ahwang 5
Tries: Wesley Forsyth 2, Tyson McKenna
Conversions: Jarrod Kendall 2

Ipswich Jets 32 Souths Logan Magpies 24
Tries: Matt Parcell 3, Kurt Capewell, Callum Waldrum, Nephi Tusa
Conversions: Callum Waldrum 2, Kane Fuller 2
Tries: Nick Doyle, Richard Salu, John Papalii, Dan Tamou
Conversions: Ryan Rochford 4

Well Done Melinda Mcleod

World Champion! x2
Junior BMX World Champion.

Well Done Flick

22nd in the ITU London Triathlon.

Good luck Gary Smith in THE EPIC

Gary is competing in the EPIC Cycle Enduro


WEEK 11 of the WINTER PROJECT kicks off this week.
See staff for your skinfolds and weigh in.

Well done Rocket Rodney Hill: PB skinfolds: 44mm
Well done Judy, Parra and Fraser combined weight loss of 27kg.
Well done Smashyous and Parra: No beers on their fishing trip.
Welcome back Sam ,Carole and Mike Gould.

MIA: Tela, Tooks, England, Ireland, Luke McGuire, Gary, Reuben.

Personal Trainer Wanted: physiologic

Opportunity exist for an experienced vibrant Personal Trainer on the Gold Coast to establish or relocate their business at Physiologic.
Part Time: Robina, QLD, Australia
The position is available as part of a busy physiotherapy practice in a very well equipped gym space. The opportunity is for use of the equipment and space for personal training clients, these clients would likely include referrals from the physiotherapy practice, with six physiotherapists, sports medicine doctor, podiatrist and massage therapist.

Rental will be based on a sessional rate with and other incentive payments negotiable.

Closing Date 19 Aug 2011
Apply to Amy H
Phone (work) (07) 5578 7155
Fax (07) 5578 7193
Email admin@physiologic.com.au

Fenix Fitness: Jobs

Fenix Fitness Clubs is Australia's newest brand in health and fitness with clubs opening throughout Melbourne and Queensland. Fenix Fitness believes keeping fit and improving your health and fitness is not just a fad - it's a way of life. Whether you want to slim down, tone up, have more energy for work or for your family, or to just look and feel better - we're here for you! Fenix Fitness Clubs wants to give you the best exercise options, from indoor cycling to pilates in the best and most accessible facilities, which is something we are proud to be delivering.

Unique to Fenix, we have created a career pathway that can lead to real opportunities to have some ownership of your own business. These opportunities don’t come cheap – it will cost you an intense desire to succeed, hard work and results.

If owning a piece of your own club is not your cup of tea, that's ok. We have a range of other pathways that still allow you to grow and learn and to be the best you can be.

Membership Consultant: Fenix Fitness - Robina: $30,000 to $40,000 pa+ super + commission Robina | QLD | Australia
Casual Receptionist

Personal Trainer: Fenix Fitness - Robina :Not stated: Gold Coast | QLD | Australia

Personal Trainer: Fenix Fitness - Nerang: Not stated: Gold Coast | QLD | Australia

Membership Sales Consultant: Fenix Fitness - Nerang: From $70,000 pa OTE: Nerang | QLD | Australia

Friday, August 5, 2011

Pride v Jets Result

The Northern Pride set up a comfortable 36-20 victory over the Ipswich Jets at Barlow Park on Saturday night.
The Pride had that killer instinct in abundance in the first half as they stamped their class on the contest. Five-eighth Mick Wilson kick-started the charge by snaffling an intercept to run 50m and score under the posts.
The Jets kicked out from the restart and paid for their mistake when Pride halfback Ryan Ghietti stepped through flimsy goal-line defence to also plant the ball near the sticks. Fielding their strongest pack of the year, the Pride began dominating field position and it was replacement forward Ricky Thorby who found the line next to stretch their lead to 18-0. The Jets hit back through hooker Michael Fisher but Thorby ensured the Pride went into the break 24-6 in front when he crashed over for his second four-pointer near halftime.Jets centre Donald Malone kept his side in the contest when he shrugged off a couple of would-be defenders to make it 24-10 five minutes after the restart. The Jets threatened a miracle comeback when fullback Luke Capewell and Malone scored the next two tries.But the Pride sealed the win when winger Michael Bani scored in the corner after a cross-field kick.
The JETS take on Souths at home on Saturday.

Well done to Jayden and Kenrick at the world swimming championship

Well Done to Jayden Hadler & Kenrick Monk for their performance at the FINA world swimming championship at Shanghai July 2011 !!!
Jayden Hadler: 200m Butterfly – 1:57.17 Heat
Kenrick Monk: 200m Freestyle – 1:48.42 & 1:48.77 Heat

Prac student Marine

I am Marine Labbe, I am 23 year old. I was born in New Caledonia and moved to Australia 4 years ago for my studies. I am passionate about health, nutrition, wellness and sports which lead me to choose a degree in Human Movement (Clinical Exercise Physiology) at the University of Queensland. I am doing a variety of sports since my youngest age and I am particularly interested in running, fitness, surfing, windsurfing, kite surfing and Yoga. I have been practicing Yoga since the age of 6 and I have started this year a 9 months Yoga Teacher training course. I am a very enthusiastic person and love helping people to achieve their goals. When I complete my degree I hope to combine my exercise science and yoga knowledge to help people achieve a healthier lifestyle, gain self-confidence and attain a mental and physical balance. While at Fitnance I am hoping to gain some more practical experience and further my knowledge.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Personal Trainer Wanted: Fitness First Toowong

Personal Trainers - Toowong QLD

Fitness First – Toowong QLD

Are you serious about Personal Training? Are you motivated to change people's lives in a supportive environment? Want flexible hours and uncapped earnings?

Fitness First, the largest operator of fitness clubs in Australia with 350,000 members in over 90 clubs and 530 in over 15 countries worldwide. Due to our continuous growth we are currently seeking new Personal Trainers that are Certificate 3 and 4 qualified to join our state of the art club. This is an excellent opportunity to work close to home and to be a part of Australia's health and fitness leader.

* OTE $50k - $100k
* Flexible working hours
* Run your own business within our clubs
* Potential for career development opportunities
* Benefit from the support of our experienced management team, including specialist personal training support.

What do you get in return?
* Training on how to set up and run a successful business
* Ongoing continuing education and support
* Access to a large customer base and support in drawing new clients
* Satisfaction from changing people's lives!

If you are fun, energetic, professional, passionate about helping others achieve their goals, and are qualified then we can support you!

Applications Close: Friday 12th August 2011.

Personal Trainer Wanted: Personal Best

Personal Best currently have positions available in our Sherwood and Kenmore studios.

• No rent to pay, long term security
• Experienced, dynamic leadership team

Having over 13 years of history in the fitness sector, Personal Best is recognised as a growing leader in providing weight loss and fitness solutions for their clients! With studios strategically placed in both Brisbane and Sydney and a leadership team that are experts in their field, Personal Best has created a culture that is supportive, team orientated and relaxed. We have a unique approach to providing cutting edge fitness solutions and our clients and employees benefit from our Personal Best Adventures such Ski Trips to NZ, Muay Thai camps in Thailand, Bike Trips to Tasmania and Adventure Racing. At Personal Best we encourage you to show your individuality through your own set of skills, exercise prescription and personality.

All Personal Best trainers are employees so not only will you benefit from on going training and development, but there is no rent to pay and no clients to source. In addition to long term job security and consistent clientele, you will receive a thorough induction which includes areas such as: Sensational Service; Olympic Lifting; Fitness Assessments; and Periodisation

As a part of the Personal Best team, you will have the opportunity to provide:

• 1 on 1 fitness training
• Group fitness training
• Outdoor training including Boot Camp and Running Club
• Goal setting, fitness assessments, periodisation plans, exercise prescription and nutritional guidance for your clients

To become a personal trainer with Personal Best, it is necessary that you have:

• An exceptional service mindset
• A drive to be successful in the fitness industry
• A genuine love of helping people and a desire to help them become their personal best
• A willingness to go ‘Above and Beyond’ in your duty and care for your clients
• Great communication skills and can interact with different personality styles
• A minimum of a Certificate 4 in Fitness
• Registration with Fitness Australia
• Up to date CPR and First aid qualifications

If you want a fantastic opportunity to be a part of an organisation who is a progressive leader within the fitness industry, provides opportunities for advancement into leadership roles, allows increased responsibilities as you develop, provides ongoing trainer development and transforms lives, please email employment@personalbest.net.au or phone Shane on 0417 776 289 for details of the application process.

Shane Somerville 0417 776 289

Personal Trainer Wanted: Achieve PT

Personal Trainer, Group Fitness & Supplement Sales Hawthorne
Do you have a passion for helping people achieve their goals with exercise and nutrition?

We're looking for you to join our team at Achieve Personal Training in Hawthorne.

The successful applicant will be Cert IV qualified with current insurance and registration with Fitness Australia.

We don't charge our PT's rent and you won't be required to have an ABN.

This is a casual position paying $25 per hour. While we both build your clientele you'll have retail supplement store hours to guarantee a weekly income. You can expect to work between 10-20 hours weekly.

Personal training sessions are available Monday to Saturday each week and typically our trainers are available and work shifts

Monday to Friday
Mornings: 5am to 9am
Evenings 5pm to 9pm

8am to 12pm

Please indicate your availability on you cover letter when applying for the position. Applications only from individuals that live within 10-15 minutes of our studio please.

Only personal trainers that believe in, use and understand the benefits of sports supplements need apply. If you don't take protein powder after a workout then you won't be the right fit for Achieve.


Bailey Dallinger

Personal Trainer Wanted: Recharged PT

Recharged PT is located in Boondall and has been operational for 3 years. Opening the opportunity to you to work in a stress free, professional and well established training studio all under the Recharged brand. You will have 24 hours access to the studio.
I am looking for full time trainers, those committed to their future clients 100%. You are able to bring existing clients into the studio and if you don't have clients at the moment, please be aware that it will take time to build a client base for yourself. Don't expect to walk into 5 new clients every week. With the support from the team, our advertising and your commitment you will be very pleased with choosing Recharged PT Studio as a solid base to set up your business.
You are required to have Cert 3 and 4 in Fitness, First Aid and Insurance.
As a subcontractor Recharged PT will not be paying superannuation, holiday pay and you will need to put away for your own tax.
You simply pay a fee per client you train.
No experience necessary.
Opportunity to run classes like Boxercise and Boot camp. If you are a qualified masseuse, we have the facilities for you to do both PT and massage at the one location. Please send your resume and I will be in touch. The amount of money you make depends on how much you would like to work!

Gary Stimson
Director and Head Trainer
0416 198 650
Resume to gary@rechargedpt.com.au

Personal Trainer Wanted: Paul Davis PT

Paul Davis PT, Australia's only PRIVATE personal training studios, is looking for experienced personal trainers to work in our Bulimba studio.

With over 200 sessions per week and growing, we can offer the successful applicant over 30 hours each week.

The successful applicants must have passion and enthusiasm for the job, with experience in weight training.

Trainers must have a minimum of certificate 4 in fitness, insurance and be registered with Fitness Queensland.

Trainers will take on an existing client base.

Trainers must be available for morning and afternoon shifts, and Saturday mornings.

If you want to join and be part of a great team, and have the passion and drive to succeed, please email your resume and cover letter to paul.davis.c@gmail.com or phone Paul Davis on 0418 732 730

Immediate start for the right candidates

Paul Davis

Personal Trainer Wanted: Step It Up Daisy Hill

Personal Trainers and Gym instructors
Step It Up Daisy Hill

Step It Up is offering new and experienced trainers a flexible work life balance in the fitness industry.

- Certificate III in Fitness or higher
- Fun and friendly personality
- Your own public and professional insurance
- Current first aid and CPR

- We have flexible options in when you would like to train - (however morning, evenings and Saturday morning are most common PT hours)

- Step It Up has gym shifts and fitness groups for successful candidates

- You will be pushed to succeed. Your success is our success so we provide in depth systems with training and management support when you need it. A friendly atmosphere, challenging your limits and making you successful are the goals of Step It up.

If you want to find out more than apply now!

Mobile Personal Training positions also available in the following locations;
- Brisbane City x 2
- North Brisbane x 1
- Redcliffe x 1
- South Brisbane x 1
- North Gold Coast x 1

Spencer Wright

Personal Trainer Wanted: Fitness First King George Square

Personal Trainers - NEW CLUB! King George Square

Are you serious about Personal Training? Are you motivated to change people's lives in a supportive environment? Want flexible hours and uncapped earnings?

Fitness First, the largest operator of fitness clubs in Australia with 350,000 members in over 90 clubs and 530 in over 15 countries worldwide. Due to our continuous growth we are currently seeking new Personal Trainers that are Certificate 3 and 4 qualified to join our state of the art club. This is an excellent opportunity to work close to home and to be a part of Australia's health and fitness leader.

* OTE $50k - $100k
* Flexible working hours
* Run your own business within our clubs
* Potential for career development opportunities
* Benefit from the support of our experienced management team, including specialist personal training support.

What do you get in return?
* Training on how to set up and run a successful business
* Ongoing continuing education and support
* Access to a large customer base and support in drawing new clients
* Satisfaction from changing people's lives!

If you are fun, energetic, professional, passionate about helping others achieve their goals, and are qualified then we can support you!

Applications Close: Friday 17th August 2011.

Fit Professionals wants Personal Trainers.

Exceptional, Experienced....
Self-Motivated, Self Confident...
We are looking for EXCEPTIONAL Personal Trainers for multiple locations, with min.2 years experience. Must be able to work within a small and deliver quality standard service to club members.

PERSONAL TRAINERS will have the opportunity to work in an environment, where they can excel and upskill their knowledge to perfect their craft.

Working Environment:

Access to World-class Pin-loaded and Free weights
Top of the line Cardio equipment
fully air-conditioned
Group session opportunities

Min.Cert 3 & 4 Health & Fitness
Fitness Australia Registered
First Aid
Boxing Cert. and/or Radical/Les Mills qualified
2 year min. experience
Please submit : Cover letter with Resume