Friday, January 29, 2010

Welcome Jason King to the Fitnance Team.













Jason will take the Tuesday morning Tai Chi classes, and teaching Tai Chi, Kick Boxing and Boxing Workshops.
Martial Arts Qualifications
* Togakure Ryu Ninjutsu - 5th Kyu Dec 1989
* Tai Chi Chuan Instructor Nov 1993
* Shaolin Kung Fu Instructor Nov 1994
* International Judge / Referee Certificate (W.C.M.A.) Feb 1996
* National Level Judge (N.A.S – level 1) Oct 1996
* Shaolin Kung Fu Instructor - 2nd Dan Nov 1997
* S.A.F.D. Choreography Instructor Nov 1998
* S.A.F.D. Fight Director May 2001
* National Level Referee (N.A.S – level 2) July 2001
* Cert IV in Assessment and Workplace Training Jul 2002
* Shaolin Kung Fu Instructor – 3rd Dan Feb 2003
* Security Officer (Cert III) Jun 2003
* Executive Protection Training Program Nov 2003
* Registered the School as an official business Dec 2005
* Australian Kung Fu (Wu Shu) Federation Certificate Feb 2006
* International Kung Fu Federation Jun 2006
* Shaolin Temple Wu Shu Training Center Feb 2007

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Karni in BMag


Check out the article on Karni in this months BMag.

www.bmag.com.au/178/flipbook.html

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Kurrawa Surf Boat Mens Second





Congratulations to the Kurrawa Open Mens Surf Boat Crew (Eddie, Jonny, Rhys and the boys) on their Second placing on the weekend. Nationals are in March at Kurrawa.

Monday, January 25, 2010

It’s like riding a bike | Courier Mail Amanda Lucas Blog


It’s like riding a bike | Courier Mail Amanda Lucas Blog

Click on the title to check out Amanda's great blog on lessons on bike riding!

The Godfather of Steroids


The Godfather of Steroids
"Tony Fitton was doctor and pharmacist. He really new how to cheat!"

By L. Jon Wertheim and David Epstein

Once upon a time, elite athletes who took extreme doses of anabolic steroids were sure that the drugs helped them jump higher, run faster, grow stronger. But these notions had never been verified in a lab. So in 1975 a British physiology professor at the University of Leeds, G. Romaine Hervey, set up an experiment to determine whether high doses of steroids truly boosted athletic performance or just gave users a psychological edge. "We knew young men who lifted weights felt that anabolic steroids helped them lift more, but we really didn't know [if they did]," says Hervey, now 83. "And since steroids did seem to make them bigger, we wanted to see whether that was normal muscle or water or something else."

It was a worthy inquiry, but Hervey was undone by one monumental oversight: He allowed 25-year-old Tony Fitton to observe the study. An industrial chemist and a top British powerlifter, Fitton watched with delight as the 11 subjects, gathered in a hotel room near campus, received boxes of the anabolic steroid Dianabol -- a drug he had been regularly using for three years. The instant Hervey left the room, Fitton took over. "Lads, the dosages are a bit high," he said of Hervey's regimen of 20 five-milligram tablets a day for six weeks. "If you feel more inclined to taking just two tablets a day, I'll buy [the rest] off you." As Fitton recalls, almost everyone in the room accepted his offer. Naturally, the subjects did not show appreciable strength gains at the end of the study. Fitton, meanwhile, had procured a cache of Dbol that he could deal or dole out to his lifting buddies.

Unaware that his experiment had been sabotaged, Hervey wrote in the influential medical journal The Lancet, "The results did not support the belief that anabolic steroids increase strength and performance." Although some lower-dosage studies showed contradictory results, Hervey's high-dosage trial held sway in the British and American sports medicine communities. In 1976 a former president of the American College of Sports Medicine, Dr. Allan J. Ryan, called steroids "fool's gold." A year later, another former ACSM president, Dr. David Lamb, wrote that the "administration of anabolic-androgenic steroids . . . does not of itself bring about any significant improvements in strength, aerobic endurance, lean body mass, or body weight." The Food and Drug Administration and the American Medical Association echoed that skepticism for a decade. As recently as 2006 the entry for Anadrol-50 in the Physicians' Desk Reference, the bible for pharmaceuticals, had this warning: "Anabolic steroids have not been shown to enhance athletic ability."
But the runners and lifters ingesting the drugs knew better. Dianabol, the first oral anabolic steroid, hit the pharmacies in the 1950s and, along with other anabolics, quickly found favor among some high-level athletes. "They would pin those warnings to their wall and laugh at them," recalls Charles Yesalis, a professor emeritus at Penn State and one of the country's foremost experts on steroids. "They had been seeking counsel and hearing silliness. Denying that these drugs worked is still to some extent damaging [the medical community's] credibility today."

Hervey's botched study had another far-reaching repercussion: It launched Fitton's two-decade career as a steroid entrepreneur. "I was off to a life of crime," he says now, a smile stealing across his face. By the early 1980s he had moved to the U.S. and was serving thousands of athletes: Olympians, top NFL draft picks, professional wrestlers, cops he'd met through lifting competitions and garden-variety gym rats. As one federal prosecutor said of Fitton in '85, "He may have been the biggest [steroid] dealer in the world."

Now a genial, paunchy 58-year-old raconteur who lives off his savings in Rochdale, England, Fitton remains unapologetic. "Life isn't fair," he says flatly, "so why should sports be fair?"

The saga of the steroid godfather begins in Rochdale, a working-class town in the moors outside Manchester. A silo-shaped teenager with a thatch of red hair, Fitton grew devoted to weightlifting, his gym an abandoned mill with broken windows that granted entry to pigeons as well as a blanket of fog so thick it often shrouded the barbells. In the late 1960s and early '70s, British schoolchildren were given unlimited free milk. By staying in high school, Fitton realized, he could rack up 10 pints of milk a day (free!) and add all that protein mass. Only after turning 20 did he finally graduate.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

David Lipman (aka) Deadlift Dave


David Lipman
Dave is currently finishing off his degree in podiatry and human movement studies. He has been involved in strength and conditioning since 2005 with various organisations including Brisbane Boys’ College, Brisbane Capitals basketball association and West Brisbane Bulldogs Rugby Union Club amongst others. In addition to his strength and conditioning work he has also coached a number of sports including strongman, rugby union, athletics, weightlifting and powerlifting. He has competed in most sports imaginable and currently trains regularly for his strength goals. Dave has a passion for teaching and currently lectures for Sports Medicine Australia, teaching their sports trainer and strapping courses as well as tutoring resistance training at QUT. He holds qualifications in weightlifting and sports power coaching, athletics coaching, rugby coaching and a sports trainers level 1. He enjoys heavy backsquats and hates long bike rides

Friday, January 15, 2010

Yibeltal Hansen



Name
Yibeltal Hansen (Yibby)

Occupation
Fitnance Trainee

Age
17

Favourite foods
Pizza

Sports played?
Soccer, Futsal and running

Favourite Fitnance Quote?
Do you really want to have fun or Do you really want to have fun!

How did you start at Fitnance?
Through Fitnance running the Cert 3 in Fitness at my school IONA.

How has your fitness/health improved since starting at Fitnance? Its been good. I hold the record for the Wall Sit

Your All Time Favourite Fitnance Session/Class?
Doing my record whilst playing gym golf

What is your current training schedule?
I come into the gym once a week and train hard for an hour with the running group then do a weights session. I want to get huge!

What are your next training goals for this year?
To win and become a UNIT!

Who’s your most hated instructor and why?
I dont have one, they are all great but get you your results

Most admired sports person and why?
Thierry Henry and Floyd Mayweather because they are good at what they do and train hard.

Advise for anyone thinking of starting training at Fitnance.
Just do it, it's so much fun

Joe Spelta


Name
JOSEPH SPELTA

Occupation
Exercise Physiologist and Dietitian


Age
25

Favourite foods
Mexican and Steak Sandwich


Sports played?

Rugby League & Golf

Favourite Fitnance Quote?
(at the start of a gym class) “How are you today?”
“Good”
“I can fix that!!!”
How did you start at Fitnance?

STAFF – Started after completing 50hour Prac with Steve Nance

How has your fitness/health improved since starting at Fitnance?
Yes, and it’s still improving

Your All Time Favourite Fitnance Session/Class?
BURNOUT CHALLENGE

What is your current training schedule?
2 x weight sessions, 1 x 10km run, 1 x BURNOUT per week

What are your next training goals for this year?
Beat 0:42:30 on Mt coot-tha

Who’s your most hated instructor and why?
What sort of question is that?....I hate them all (just kidding)

Most admired sports person and why?
Mick Ennis (Former Bronco, current Bulldog)
I’ve never come across anyone with a greater drive towards training and commitment to sporting performance.

Advise for anyone thinking of starting training at Fitnance.
Get into it, it seems a bit of a challenge at first, but we are here to get you to your goals.

Browny


Name
Michael Brown

Occupation
Manager of Group Professional Development LJ Hooker Ltd


Age
47

Favourite foods
Brekky Creek Steak

Sports played?
You’re kidding aren’t you?

Favourite Fitnance Quote?
It’s just about lifting heavy shit around the gym and sweating a lot.-Steve Lacey

How did you start at fitnance?
Slowly-Invited by Tanya and work mate

How has your fitness/health improved since starting at Fitnance?
Yes most definelty. Should see at least my 60th birthday at this rate

Your All Time Favourite Fitnance Session/Class?
You really do have me confused with someone who enjoys exercise

What is your current training schedule?
Just about to rejoin 12 week challenge.

What are your next training goals for this year?
Wouldn’t mind running the bridge to Brisbane in August( without going into cardiac arrest)

Who’s your most hated instructor and why?
All of you can drop into that bucket depending on what you are making me do at the time.

Advise for anyone thinking of starting training at Fitnance.
Give it a go. You can take things at your own pace surrounded by good people.

Tito Gonzalez


Name
Calixto Tito Gonzalez

Occupation
Graphic Designer

Age
37

Favourite foods
Latin and Asian Dishes

Sports played?
Soccer, Rugby League, Basketball, Swimming

Favourite Fitness Quote?
No Pain No Gain

How did you start at Fitnance?
Wanted to do my 30mins a day (sitting at a desk and computer all day)

How has your fitness/health improved since starting at Fitnance?
In Leaps And Bounds (loss of 102.5mm in skinfolds in 12 weeks)

Your All Time Favourite Fitnance Session/Class?
Lunch Time Bashes

What is your current training schedule?
4 Days a week (2 weights, 2 Cardio)

What are your next training goals for this year?
Strip body fat without losing much size and strength

Who’s your most hated instructor and why?
No Haters (actually myself when I give in on certain excersises)

Most admired sports person and why?
Anyone giving 100%

Advise for anyone thinking of starting training at Fitnance.
Keep the dream alive, drink a cup of concrete and harden the f*#k up!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Jackie Hill


How did you start at Fitnance?

I started at Fitnance after my brother Christiaan completed the certifiiate course and after Rodney started training.

How has your fitness/health improved since starting at Fitnance?

Before training at Fitnance I used to go to the Chiropractor once a fortnight to fix my back from riding the horses. Now I am lucky to go once a year!!

Your All Time Favourite Fitnance Session?

I can't believe that I am saying this but - Tonnes of Fun, the 12 days of Christmas and anything that involves my competing against Rodney!

What is your current training schedule?

I do one group session and share 1 PT with Rodney and Chris per week and of course I ride the horses 6 days a week

What are your next training goals?
I would like to get my Skin folds down and also Qualifying and Competing my current competition horse at the National Dressage Championships in October

Yuriy Borzakovskiy. Athens 800m. How to negative split!!

Yuriy Borzakovskiy. Athens 800m. How to negative split!! Check it out.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWsAACwEki4

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

New 12 week Challenge


The new 12 Week Challenge will start on Monday 18th January. Make sure you see Steve or Tanya to get your measurements taken. Good Luck

Dressage Queensland Core Stability Session





Dressage Queensland Camp.
Core Stability For Horse Riders Session.
Mt Tamborine. 10/1/2010.
For your enjoyment!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Fitnance Grinder. Record Attempt. January 2010

Fitnance 1km Grinder Record Attempt. Stevo. 1.21. January 2010. Missed it by 6seconds!
video

The 10 Benefits of Regular Exercise


The 10 Benefits of Regular Exercise.
1) Exercise improves energy levels.
2) Exercise improves mental focus.
3) Exercise improves self esteem.
4) Exercise promotes better sleep.
5) Exercise improves strength.
6) Exercise improves your mood.
7) Exercise increases metabolism.
8) Exercise reduces stress levels.
9) Exercise can be fun and social.
10) Exercise can add years to your life.

Have you got your exercise today?