Thursday, December 30, 2010

Personal Trainer Job. Program Co-ordinator

Program Coordinator – Tennis - University of Queensland

•Do you have experience delivering and developing sporting programs?
•Are you ambitious and ready to use your initiative?
•Excellent employee benefits available!

UQ SPORT is a not-for-profit organisation responsible for the promotion of sport, physical recreation and the benefits of a healthy lifestyle within the University and broader national and international communities.

The UQ Tennis Centre encourages community participation through fixtures, coaching programs and general court hire as well as hosting tournaments.

In this role you will be responsible for the delivery of fixtures, programs and excellent customer service. This involves the coordination of the administrative requirements for programs outlined in the Tennis Centre Business Plan such as court booking requirements, program setup, updating and maintenance of internal systems, customer service and compilation of participation reports as required.

To be effective in this role, you will have previous experience in the design and delivery of sport and recreation programs, experience in the development of draws for tennis competitions and highly developed customer relationship management skills.

A knowledge and understanding of the tennis industry is also required. Current CPR, First Aid Certificate and Working with Children Clearance (Blue Card) or the ability to obtain one are essential. A tertiary qualification in sport or leisure (or equivalent) and experience supervising staff will be highly advantageous.

Please note: this position will require you to work some evenings and weekends as required inline with Tennis industry practice.

For further information on this opportunity please refer to our website,

Applications should include a covering letter and resume sent to

Applications close 5 pm 10 January 2011.

Personal Trainer Job.

At Fernwood we have an unending desire to help women better themselves. We want our members to succeed and we're all about providing first class service within a friendly and supportive club.

We're seeking passionate and dynamic Personal Trainers to join our team at Fernwood Sunnybank on Brisbane's Southside.

What's in it for you ?

•Access to an existing client base and the opportunity to grow your profile, income and hours within the club through specialised training
•Become part of an exceptional, friendly and supportive team
•Being inspired and motivated by the results achieved by your clients
•The challenge and empowerment of using your initiative to drive and grow your client base

What's in it for us?

A woman* who:

•Has a hands-on, positive and can-do attitude, an outgoing personaility and is a natural motivator
•Has exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to build and maintain strong relationships
•Has a minimum of twelve months as an active personal trainer, a current Certificate IV in Fitness and current Senior First Aid
•Is driven by achieving results for themselves, their clients and Fernwood

HR Manager
Fernwood Sunnybank

Tel: (07) 3344 7300

Personal Trainer Job.

Carpe Diem Personal Training is seeking a Personal Trainer. Strathpine QLD.
We help a large number of people reach their goals each week through one on one sessions and group fitness classes.
We can offer you a fantastic opportunity to be the first to secure a large client base and the freedom to train them anytime of the day or night.
Here’s what you need:
A Certificate III & IV in Fitness
A Current First Aid qualification
An ABN and the necessary insurance cover
Must be reliable
Must be motivated and be a great communicator
Share our passion for the industry
Willing to start mid-late January 2011
Would suit student or new personal trainer looking to enhance current skills.
Pay will be an hourly rate depending on number of clients and experience.
Apply now for an interveiw.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

2XU Run Group 23/12/2010

2XU Run group results Thursday, 23 December 2010 (Wet conditions)
Team, that was a good effort this morning despite the wet conditions! Here are your times for the laps (in mins, apart from last lap which is measured in secs):
4 laps (mins) 3 laps (mins) 2 laps (mins) 1 lap (secs)
Jarod 4:50, 3:28, 2:06, 53
Mark 5:33, 3:58, 2:21, 57
Steve 5:22, 3:48, 2:23, 63
Elaine 5:37, 4:00, 2:32, 64
Woods 6:21, 4:20, 2:39, 69
Kristy 5:37, 4:13, 2:48, 74
Kaili 6:07, 4:30, 2:55, 77
Lisa (1 lap only) 1:37, 1:30, 1:25, 78
Ross --- 3:48, 2:17, 67

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Bootcamps Australia wants Personal Trainer/ Massage Therapist

Boot Camps Australia is an innovative outdoor group personal training business with 2 studios located at New Farm and Oxley. We are looking for energetic, motivated and enthusiastic Full Time Personal Trainers at these locations, including Boot Camps across Brisbane CBD.

Applicants must hold:
- Certificate III & IV in Fitness
- First Aid & CPR Certificate
- Registration with Fitness Australia, or relevant body
- Insurance
- Drivers licence (preferred)

Boot Camps Australia also has an on-site massage therapy studio. We are looking for passionate and motivated massage therapists (casual/part-time) to service the Brisbane area. You must have the ability to connect with people and be prepared to help build an innovative and growing health and fitness studio.

Applicants must have minimum Certificate IV in Massage Therapy. Insurance and registration with relevant body preferred.

Please email all enquiries to

Amanda Reid
Customer Care Manager
Boot Camps Australia
PH: (07) 3257 3301

Healthstream Reception/Admin


Healthstream Fitness Club is looking for motivated, enthusiastic and professional team players to join the reception team.

Candidates must possess the following attributes:

•Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
•Works well in a team environment
•Well presented
•Hungry to learn
•Ability to work unsupervised
•Takes pride in their work
•Problem solving skills

Healthstream offers a great work environment and competitive remuneration for this full time position.

Please send resume and cover letter to Andre Albert .

Group/boxing/personal trainer at All 4 Fitness

Job title

Group/boxing/personal trainer

Minium of 10-15 hours a week
Running personal training, boxing and circuit classes

Need to be flexible with hours and able to work Saturdays.

All studio work great working conditions.

All 4 fitness
250 Hawthorne Rd, Hawthorne,4171
Ph 3899 0442, 0417 078 159

Please contact Zenon Winters

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Personal Trainer Job. Train Like Hell.

Personal Trainer Job
Our personal trainers enjoy complete autonomy, while receiving support where they require. Our state-of-the-art booking system and management tools greatly improve their productivity, while our extensive advertising campaigns provide new customers everyday.

Becoming a featured trainer on our personal trainer network, as is the perfect way to boost your career.

If you would like to find out more about what it will be like to be a personal trainer at TrainLikeHell, complete the form via

Snap Fitness Manager and Personal Trainers Wanted. Chermside.

Snap Fitness is seeking an experienced Club Manager and Personal Trainers for its new gym opening in Chermside.

Launched in 2003, Snap Fitness, the world’s largest and fastest growing franchise featuring compact, state-of-the-art fitness centres, has more than 1000 locations open and operating worldwide. In addition to the US, Snap Fitness also currently operates clubs in Australia, Canada, India and Mexico.

Club Manager
We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic person to manage the gym’s operations and a team of personal trainers. This person will be customer focused and have experience in selling as well as a passion for the fitness industry.

Candidates must have:

•A background in Health Club Management
•A proven record in Personal Training
•A passion for health and fitness
•The ability to drive membership sales and revenue
•Excellent communication skills
•Experience managing and supporting staff

Candidates must hold the following qualifications:

•Registered Fitness Leader
•Certificate IV in Fitness
•First Aid Certificate

Personal Trainers

Candidates can manage their business without running and managing a studio too. Snap Fitness will offer you access to the club membership base as well as the use of state-of- the-art gym facilities. You will have the flexibility to train your clients at any hour of the day or night.

Candidates must have:

•Previous experience in Personal Training
•A strong desire to be successful within the Fitness Industry
•An ability to deliver high standards of exercise programming
•Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills

Essential Requirements include:

•Certificate III & IV in Fitness
•Current Senior First Aid & CPR certificate
•Fitness Australia Registration
•ABN and insurance cover

If you would like to be part of the Snap Fitness phenomenon please email your applications to by the 2nd of January, 2011.

Jake Swinglehurst

My name is Jake Swinglehurst and I am in year 12 in 2011. I started my certificate 3 in fitness at the start of 2010 and now am onto my certificate 4. I am a surf lifesaver at Southport and have participated in board, swimming and surfboat rowing. I enjoy many sports including athletics, rugby, AFL and motorbike riding. I enjoy learning about personal training while doing my certificates and hope to continue it after I finish school.

Matt Davis

My name is Matt Davis and I am currently studying at John Paul College. I am in grade 12 in 2011 and I am a part of the Horizons program at the school for Cricket and Rugby. I enjoy all types of sports from Athletics and Swimming through to Cricket, Rugby and AFL. I am studying Maths, English, Business, Health, Recreational Studies and Physical Education. I started my Cert 3 in fitness at school during 2010 and have finished and now moved on to cert 4. I plan that in the future I will be studying and working in this industry as I am very interested in the opportunites it provides

Monday, December 20, 2010

12 Week Challenge Final Results

5th Place:
Team Lala
Final Score: 5.16

4th Place:
Team Jenna
Final Score: 5.625

3rd Place:
Team Chris
Final Score: 7.307

2nd Place:
Team Tanya
Final Score: 10

1st Place:
Team Lace
Final Score: 10.22

Congratulations Team Lace, the winners of the 12 Week Challenge for 2010. This proves one thing: motivation to drink red wine, paid for by Fitnance, can lead to astonishing results.

Fitnance Healthy Start Breakfast

Have you tried the new Fitnance Healthy Start Breakfast yet? Spoon Deli Cafe are offering two new breakfasts. These include:

Bruschetta with cherry tomato salsa, fetta, poached eggs, balsamic & olive oil

Breakfast parfait with seasonal fruit, muesli and yoghurt

Have a go after your workout in the morning!

Spoon also offer protein drinks. These include:

Sports Whey Protein - Vanilla Flavour

Sports Hi Energy Optimizer - Vanilla, Banana or Chocolate

or add a Vanilla Protein shot to your smoothies for only $2.00

Spoon is located just up the road from Fitnance, on the corner of Lytton Road and Manilla Street. Have a go the next time you're feeling hungry after a workout!

Fitness Myth: Sweating means calorie loss

Many people believe that an increased amount of sweat corresponds with an increased physical activity level, and an increased rate of calorie loss. A good workout is often associated with a shirt covered in sweat, as well as excessive body odour and a red face. However, all of these factors are independent of the use of calories.

When the body sweats, it is evaporating water off the surface of the skin in order to cool the body. This is why the body sweats more during hot days rather than cool ones. In theory, it is possible to perform an entire exercise session without sweating if the conditions are cool enough. It is also possible to completely drench a shirt with sweat without performing any exercise should the conditions be hot enough.

When performing exercise, it is vital to ensure that one doesn’t forgo their normal routines and goals in order to facilitate the heat or cool. While it can be harder to train in hot conditions, as long as one keeps hydrated throughout the session it is possible to maintain the high standards required to continue improving.

Aspartame - is it unsafe for consumption?

Artificial sweeteners such as aspartame are found in over 6000 diet products, beverages and pharmaceuticals. They replace sucrose in foods, enhancing flavour while reducing calories and the risk of dental caries. As obesity has become a major public health issue, more individuals of all ages are choosing to use these products. However, their safety has been controversial. Aspartame received a lot of media attention in 2006 when a report claimed that aspartame was a multi-potential carcinogenic agent. As a response, further investigations were undertaken into the effects of aspartame on health because if found to be true, then food standards would have had to be revised. These epidemiological studies provided no evidence to support an association between aspartame and cancer in any tissue but pointed out that risks associated with foetal exposure were not evaluated. Currently, the food safety authority Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) and other international regulatory agencies have approved aspartame for general use in a range of foods including tabletop sweeteners, carbonated soft drinks, yoghurt and confectionery.

As a food additive, aspartame is required to be identified by its class name (i.e. sweetener) and by an individual name or code number. The additive number for aspartame is 951. It also needs to be labeled because aspartame is unsuitable for individuals with Phenylketonuria (PKU) since aspartame is broken down into the amino acid phenylalanine.

In summary, FSANZ has concluded that, in Australia, aspartame is a safe food additive, and levels in food are well below those at which adverse health effects might occur.

Lisa Seiler

Hi my name is Lisa Seiler and I have just completed a double degree in Human Movement / Nutrition & Dietetics at Queensland University of Technology. Currently I am doing voluntary hours here at Fitnance to achieve the required total amount of working with the apparently healthy population so I can get accredited with Exercise & Sport Science Australia (ESSA). I have finished all my other practical placements where I worked with clients who had spinal cord injuries, back pain and other musculoskeletal conditions. My latest prac was at a cardiac rehabilitation centre which I really enjoyed. Taking blood pressures while patients were rowing or walking on the treadmill was definitely a challenge and I believe a useful skill. In terms of my career, I can see myself working as an exercise physiologist or dietitian (or both) in a multi-disciplinary team where a holistic approach to health and well-being is valued. I would also love to combine the knowledge and skills gained in both degrees and work with children to achieve a healthier and more energetic young population.

As far as my hobbies are concerned, I’ve done ballet, jazz, Latin and ballroom dancing, figure-skating, kickboxing, and Tae kwon do in the past. These days I usually go to the gym for a workout. In my free time I enjoy inline-skating, going for walks outside, and reading.

Zumba at Fitnance

Come join the fitness revolution at Fitnance. Zumba is a form of exercise which combines dancing with cardiovascular exercise, and is fun for all involved. All ages and fitness levels are welcome. Classes begin at 6:30pm on Mondays, $15 per person. For enquiries call Diana Moncada at 0423594752.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Personal Trainer Job.

Outdoor Group Trainer Wanted:
If you would like an opportunity, to join a great outdoor group fitness program in Paddington, and potentially start your own business with the support and help needed, then we may have a position for you. You must already have Certificate IV in Fitness and Senior First Aid and have or in the process of obtaining registration with a fitness association, insurance and have your own ABN.
If this is for you simply submit your CV to Amy at immediately as we need you on our team.

Personal Trainer Job.

Outdoor Group Trainer Wanted:
If you would like an opportunity, to join a great outdoor group fitness program in Paddington, and potentially start your own business with the support and help needed, then we may have a position for you. You must already have Certificate IV in Fitness and Senior First Aid and have or in the process of obtaining registration with a fitness association, insurance and have your own ABN.
If this is for you simply submit your CV to Amy at immediately as we need you on our team.

Friday, December 17, 2010

12 Week Teams Challenge: Week 12 Results

Week 12 Results

Team Chris
Sessions: 34/46.04
Points: +3

Team Tanya
Points: +7

Team Lace
Sessions: 28/25.68
Points: +8

Team Lala
Sessions: 15/14.43
Points: +4

Team Jenna
Points: +6

12 Week Teams Challenge - Week 11 Results

Week 11 Results

Team Chris
Sessions: 58/63
Points: +9

Team Tanya
Sessions: 39/40
Points: +6

Team Lace
Sessions: 36/40
Points: +7

Team Lala
Sessions: 18/23
Points: -3

Team Jenna
Points: 0

12 Week Teams Challenge. Week 10 Results

Team Lace Modelling.
Week 10 Results

Team Chris
Sessions: 62/63
Points: +12

Team Tanya
Sessions: 33/40
Points: +6

Team Lace
Sessions: 39/40
Points: +11

Team Lala
Sessions: 20/23
Points: +1

Team Jenna
Points: -1

12 Week Teams Challenge. Week 9 Results

Week 9 Results

Team Chris
Sessions: 61/63
Points: +13

Team Tanya
Sessions: 45/40
Points: +12

Team Lace
Sessions: 41/40
Points: +10

Team Lala
Sessions: 17/23
Points: +1

Team Jenna
Points: +7

12 Week Teams Challenge: Week 8 Results

Week 8 Results
Martin "Armstrong" Corkery, Andrew and Train Eating up the Gold Coast Ride.
Team Chris
Sessions: 61/63
Points: +7

Team Tanya
Sessions: 41/40
Points: +8

Team Lace
Sessions: 39/40
Points: +10

Team Lala
Sessions: 12/23
Points: +2

Team Jenna
Points: +3

Thursday, December 16, 2010

2XU Run Group. 15/12/10. Musgrave Park


Sunday, December 12, 2010

BodyScience Job In Perth

BodyScience Job in Perth
Body Science connects consumers with lifestyle solutions via sports nutrition and sports compression. You can be part of a team that presents exciting new products and services from our growing portfolio of products.
BodyScience are currently seeking an energetic and success-motivated sales professional to sell products in Western Australia. They provide the proven winner with state-of-the-art training, a territory with strong growth potential, a great work environment and a comprehensive benefits package including:

Base Salary of $45K
Targeted earnings of $67K
Motor vehicle, Mobile Phone and
reimbursement for travel expenses
Fully paid sales training - You will receive
instructor-led training in one of our training
facilities and on-the-job training.
Excellent opportunity for advancement

This job involves travelling throughout the whole of Western Australia and has no supervisory responsibilities.

Duties include but are not limited to the following:
Achieve agreed sales objectives within the allocated territory
Undertake promotions & attend various trade shows
Ensure customers are treated in positive & professional manner

If you're a focused sales striker or have a strong desire to be in outside sales, motivated, energetic and driven to succeed in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, then we are looking for you. Don't miss this exciting opportunity to get connected with Body Science.

Body Science would like to Thank all applicants in advance, only those short listed for an interview will be contacted.

Personal Trainer Job.

Best Practice Personal Training looking for Personal Trainer.
An opportunity has come up for the right person to join the Best Practice Personal Training team in the Fortitude Valley Studio.

You will be working for a boutique style studio operating right in the middle of the Valley. We are unfortunately losing our full time instructor and now looking for someone special to fit this role with a view for managing the studio within 1-2 years and other immediate opportunities which will make this an interesting job to be in.

The owner is prepared to train the right person over the next 1-2 years to move from full time trainer to full time manager. But don't worry this role will still involve hands on training so you will never lose touch with client contact.

The existing and immediate role however is for a full time gig. 38 hours per week, split shift. 5.30am starts and 7.30pm finishes and Saturday morning work. This will really suit someone who lives close by as the split shift is not for the squeamish. Ideally you are someone who has boundless energy and will see opportunity galore in this role.

The salary range is 45-55K+ depending on experience. There will training in development as part of this role as well. I believe in having fun, doing the job to the highest level and continual learning as life is better that way.

I have three part time trainers and am looking for the 'one' to take the full time role and run with it.

You can check out our website and get a feel for how we are a little different.

Anthony Gillespie
Best Practice Personal Training

Personal Trainer Job.

Gladstone PT Job.
A position has become available in a busy expanding private practice in Gladstone at Gladstone Physio and Fitness.

Gladstone is an industrial and sporting town that is set to explode with expansion and development of the industry.

The practice is the benchmark physio in town and is the longest established (30 years+).

Currently operating with 4 full time physio's, 2 massage therapists, an acupuncturist, a psychologist, a diabetes educator and a podiatrist. Fully equipped gym complete with large pilates studio, 2 personal trainer's and a gym instructor. The gym runs pilates and circuit classes, with boot camp soon to commence.

Experience would be preferred however new grads are welcome to apply. An interest in pilates is a must. Enthusiasm and endeavour are a must, along with a genuine need to achieve positive outcomes. The applicant needs to be comfortable working in a team environment whilst also being happy to work autonomously.

An attractive remuneration is available with the potential to earn $100k+ a year. The option to purchase a share in the business down the track is a possibility for the right person.

Position start time is in Jan/Feb 2011. Please send resumes to

Nathan Smith
Gladstone Physio and Fitness
07 4972 3244

Group Fitness Instructor Job

AJ's Sports Complex is seeking Group Fitness Instructors in:
Body Attack
Body Combat
Body Pump
Body Vive
Abs, Butts & Thighs
For your dedication and hard work to boost class numbers and make your classes fun we will reward you with above award wage and free membership to the centre

PT Job

Workout 24/7 Health Club is looking for a Personal Trainer with a passion and understanding for the industry.

They offer an fantastic opportunity to secure a large client base and the freedom to train them anytime of the day or night. You will receive a generous rent free period and be offered paid regular casual gym hours. Other forms of income are in the form of Fitness Testing, Nutritional Consultations and Lifestyle Coaching. Full training will be provided.

Here’s what you need:
A Certificate III & IV in Fitness
A Current First Aid qualification
An ABN and the necessary insurance cover
Have at least 12 month experience
Must be reliable and prepared to commit for minimum 12 months
Must be motivated and be a great communicator
Share our passion for the industry

Apply to.

Steve Browning
Club Owner/Manager
Workout 24/7 Health Club
3/657 Deception Bay Rd
Deception Bay
Phone: 0402 880 125

Friday, December 10, 2010

Borys. Where is Your Seat?

Busselton Ironman Results

Fitnance would like to congratulate Adri-Anne Scholtes, Kristy Harnett and Melanie Gillespie for their outstanding performance at the Busselton Ironman.
Adri-Anee Scholtes - 11:44:25 (13th in her category)
Kristy Harnett - 11:31:14 (18th in her category)
Melanie Gillespie - 11:48:38 (15th in her category)

We would also like to congratulate Steve Kanowski with his performance at the Bribie Island Triathlon with a time of 1:31:48 (49th out of 392 participants)

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Personal Trainer Job.

Drive Fitness provides personal training and group fitness in Brisbane. Drive Fitness has 3 personal training studios located in Tarragindi, Mt Gravatt and now Seven Hills. They also have 3 boot camp locations in Moorooka, Holland Park and Camp Hill.

Drive Fitness has an opportunity for an enthusiastic trainer to join the team. The option to work between multiple studio locations or just at one studio is available.

This position offers:
•An existing, already established boot camp
•An existing, already established client base
•The scope to be involved in the ongoing management of the new personal training studio
•Ongoing support and training by experienced personal trainers
•Ongoing new clients for YOU provided by the efforts of management
•NO rent system structure now or ever, we work as a team
•An attractive hourly rate of >$30/hr with the addition of bonuses and management roles

Duties include the planning and running of personal and group fitness sessions. Management opportunities also available to the right applicant.

Required Qualifications and Experience:
•Cert 3 and 4 in Fitness and Personal Training
•Apply First Aid
•Previous fitness related experience would be helpful but not necessarily required if willing to learn

Required Personal Qualities:
•Keen to build client base and build a fitness career
•Enthusiastic to be involved in client's fitness goals and your own fitness training
•Great communication skills and ability to build rapport
•Friendly and supportive

Please apply by contacting David.
Email your resume to or call 0402 358 127.

David Eggins (Manager)
Drive Fitness
Phone. 0402 358 127 or 3397 3779

Kids Trainer Job

Kids Trainer Job. PHYSI KIDS
Paying $28 to $33 per class depending on enrolments.Paying $20 per class during 2 weeks of training
Employee incentives and bonuses offered throughout the year
Own car necessary (tax deductible)
Blue suitability card necessary
Fit and healthy applicants
Plenty of ongoing support
Uniforms and equipment are provided at no cost to you
Programming done for you
Brief report writing once a year
Small class size (not exceeding 12)
Children aged 2 1/2 to 5 years
Every day is different

PHYSI KIDS is seeking a bubbly, motivated, and honest person with great communication skills, to work on Brisbane's south east.

We will thoroughly train you to instruct sports classes within child care centres. You will also monitor attendance and payments of your enrolled children.

Position available to start on the 10th of January 2011.

21 classes per week, Monday to Friday.

You will teach 3 to 5 classes per day, and each class is only half an hour in length!


Please apply by clicking the 'apply' button, or send your application via email to

Kayleen Tolley (Physi kids Owner)
0412 083 186

Group Fitness Instructor Wanted

New Dolphins Health Precinct is opening early 2011.
They are seeking

Essential Requirements:
•Minimum Certificate III in Fitness
•Fitness QLD registration
•Current Insurance
•Senior First Aid

Please apply to:
Note: applicants must be available to start mid January 2011.
Applications close December 12th 2010.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Power Bands and Bracelets: Do they work?

What is a power bracelet?
Power bracelets are simply a bracelet containing either a magnet or composed of materials such as copper or titanium. Power bands contain Mayer holograms that supposedly resonate with your body’s natural frequency. Power bracelet/band usage has recently been on the rise due to their claim to “regulate the body's natural electric currents through cell ionization, thereby promoting muscle relaxation and providing relief from pain, stress and fatigue and improving blood circulation”. Quite a bold claim in light of the very vague description we are given in how it works.

Cell ionisation, what does this mean?
Cell ionisation can refer to a couple of definitions. One refers to the splitting apart of the molecular structure of the cell. This in itself is dangerous as cells undergoing ionisation can potentially be permanently damaged. The other is the effect on the regulation and exchange of ions (K+, Na+, Cl-) between the cell membrane and extracellular fluid. If magnetic bands are meant to improve performance the first definition is very unlikely. As for the second definition, there is little to no research that explains a relation between a power bracelet and its affect on these systems.

Is there any research supporting power bracelets?
Other then testimonials from sports stars in various disciplines, which are simply subjective, there is not much to go by in terms of research. Opinions are generally of the consensus that the bands create a placebo effect. The closest associated research is related to magnetic therapy and arthritis and even then results suggest that improvements were nothing more than a placebo effect. Since power bracelets/Bands are a reasonably new “technology” more research certainly needs to be done. In particular randomised trials should be of particular use in identifying a definite placebo effect. Specific research should also be done on the cellular reactions to various bands to see if there is indeed an improvement in ion regulation within cells. This will be more useful rather than having a claim that it “optimises the body’s natural energy flow”.

So is it worth wearing one?
At this point in time power bracelets/bands are a bit in the dark but the general opinion at this point is they do nothing more than promote a placebo effect. However in saying that the placebo effect is still a positive one and any improvement in performance is good. In my opinion I would take it as a grain of salt at this point until better research is done. The bands do no harm so there is no issues in wearing one the only question is are you willing to spend $60+.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Personal Training Job

Extreme Physique Personal Training are currently looking for a motivated personal trainer to join the team at the start of 2011.
Induction and full training will take place mid December ensuring all systems go for 2011.

Are you looking for:

- A facility that has it all - inside & outside
- A workplace that appreciates your skills and efforts
- Client`s that exercise long term and value their health
- A work environment that encourages growth and development of your skills
- A business that knows how to support you and your career goals

Applicants must have:

- A strong desire to be successful within the industry
- Be prepared to help their own client base
- The ability to deliver high standards of exercise programming
- Excellent management and organisational skills as well as good promotional and interpersonal skills.
- A fit and healthy lifestyle
- Insurance, first aid and registration with Fitness Australia

Experience and boxing certification preferred.

Check them out at

Rob Norrington
3262 7334

Certificate 4 in Fitness Courses

Certificate IV in Fitness

If you are planning to operate your own fitness business and you want yourself to be the boss then this fitness course is perfect for you. More advanced fitness modules for personal trainers, leadership skills and business administration is included in this fitness course that are necessary in building the business of your own.

With increasing number of unemployment and a bad economy, fitness courses are good choice to support your day to day expenses. Abounding careers are waiting for you with these fitness courses and the decision is up to you.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Personal Trainer Wanted

Bennyfit at Graceville is looking for a trainer to start ASAP. Please see Chris for more information.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Peta Meek

My name is Peta Meek, I go to Whites Hill state college. I’m currently in grade 10 studying enterprise, early childhood, English, maths and biology also I’ve just recently completed a course in coaching (learn to swim), at the moment I’m in training and should become a learn to swim coach towards the end of 2011. What I enjoy is painting, swimming, netball, going to youth on a Friday night, church, socialising with friends and family and working out in the gym. In the future I see myself working in the field of sport as a learn to swim coach and a personal trainer. To help achieve what I would like to do in the future I have come to fitnance.

Fitnance Christmas Party

Friday 17th December @ SPOON DELI. We shall be having a workout from 5.30pm and head to Spoon for a 6.30pm start.

The Dozzi girls will be playing this year to celebrate our break up and the prize giving for the Xmas Team Challenge. Check out the Dozzi at

Please let Tanya know if you can make it so we can arrange the catering. RSVP by 10/12/10

Robina Triathlon Results

Matt Sheerin 59.39 7.24 34.04 18.09

Luke Stafford 55.36 5.16 34.05 16.34

Drew Standish 1.01.18 7.08 33.02 21.07

Kathy Turner 30.10 3.55 15.44 10.30

Week 7 Results

Team Chris
Sessions: 50/62
Points: +6

Team Tanya
Sessions: 29/40
Points: +1

Team Lace
Sessions: 36/40
Points: +6

Team Lala
Sessions: 11/28
Points: -1

Team Jenna
Points: +2

TEAM TANYA and TEAM CHRIS tied for the LEAD!!!

Fitness Myth: More is better

Many people believe that more exercise performed will always lead to an improvement. However, there is a limit to the amount of exercise that one can perform before experiencing the effects of "overtraining". The human body requires rest between exercise bouts in order to recover from the exertion undertaken in each session, as well as to recharge mentally. The negative effects of overtraining can include sickness, a decrease in performance, injury, depression and a loss in motivation.

In order to prevent overtraining, each exercise program should have adequate rest periods between each session. This is known as periodization. Adequate periodization will prevent overtraining and allow each person to perform to their maximum ability.

Steve Bignall

My name is Steve. I am in grade ten at Whites Hill State College; I am currently studying maths, English, manual arts, community rec and health and physical education. I play football for the carina leagues club and have been since I was eleven. Last year I was selected for the South East Queensland team. I also enjoy boxing and other sports. Favourite thing to do, by far, is motorbike riding. My idol would be Robby Madison because he takes risks and is an all out mad guy. After school I would like to become a fireman, mechanic or personal trainer.

Jamie Daniel Harris

D.O.B: 03/03/94

Education: Whites Hill State College

Grade: Year 11

Currently studying at Whites Hill State College with hopes to become a Personal Trainer. In school I study Art, English, Maths, P.E and BCT. I’m also training to become a Professional Wrestler overseas i train at LCWA right now I’m the youngest wrestler in Australia I’m 173cm and weigh around 75kg not very big but I’m getting there. I am a very athletic person who likes to joke around. But I can also be serious and focused when needed. I’m always looking for a good time meaning I’m very adventurous and willing to do anything for a thrill. I love doing physical activities because it refreshes me I feel happy when I participate in sport because I get so much enjoyment out of it. I have quite a few hobbies these include: Rugby League, Soccer, Professional Wrestling, Music, Cycling, Running, Computer Technologies, Gym, Art and eating.

My goals currently are to get a certificate III in Fitness, get good marks in school and enjoy life.

Week 6 Results

Team Chris
Sessions: 61/62
Points: +10

Team Tanya
Sessions: 34/40
Points: +4

Team Lace
Sessions: 35/40
Points: +8

Team Lala
Sessions: 25/28
Points: +4

Team Jenna
Points: +6


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Corporate Fitness Training

The benefits of implementing a corporate wellness program include:

•improved corporate image
•financial benefits for the company
•health benefits for the staff

The financial benefits for a company are:
improved staff productivity
more alert staff
more alert staff work better together
reduced absenteeism and sick leave
increased motivation
increased energy levels
reduction in smoking

The benefits for the staff are: reduced blood pressure, reduced cholesterol levels, reduced obesity, better posture, decreased stress levels, reduced coronary problems.

One of the biggest benefits of corporate fitness is reduced staff turn over. Staff turn over is a major cost to a company, and is estimated to cost approximately 40% of the first years salary of the employee.

Most people spend a significant proportion of their time at work so work is an ideal place to promote increased physical fitness.

Personal Trainers and Park Registration

Due to the increasing numbers of Personal Trainers using parks and other outdoor spaces for training some councils are enforcing licensing systems. The Brisbane City Council has no plans to do so, however Cairns and the Sunshine Coast already have systems. The Gold Coast City Council is introducing a system from next year.
Councils say the reasons for the licensing are about public liability issues.
OR is it a money grab?

Monday, November 15, 2010

PT Job

Personal Trainers Job at Jetts Capalaba.
Jetts Capalaba are seeking a fullly qualified personal trainer with a minimum of 12 months experience. The ideal candidate will manage their own business without the hassle of running and managing a studio. At Jetts, all the finer details are taken care of leaving you free to focus on your business and your clients.

We can offer you a fun, friendly environment, the freedom to train your clients at any time of day or night, the flexibility of a generous rent free period, brand new equipment, approximately 10 hours per week on shift and future Management positions for the right candidate.

If you:

· Have a Certificate III & IV in Fitness
· Have Current First Aid Qualifications
· Have an ABN and insurance coverage
· Posses outstanding customer service and people skills
· Know how to attract clients & convert enquiries to sales
· Are self motivated
· Are highly organised & goal orientated
· Are prepared to commit to at least 12 months
. Have a current drivers licence


Justine Feather | Club Manager
Jetts Fitness Capalaba

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

12 Week Teams Challenge

Pictured: Sam, Dan, Jimmy, David, Preet conquered by the Grinder. (Team Lala and Team Jenna)

Week 5 Results

Team Chris
Sessions: 55/59
Points: +7
Team Tanya
Sessions: 39/40
Points: +7
Team Lace
Sessions: 36/40
Points: +9
Team Lala
Sessions: 29/32
Points: +6
Team Jenna
Points: +6


Sunday, November 7, 2010

Southbank to Southport Bike Ride

Well done to all the FIT's who took part in the Southbank to Southport ride.
Martin Corkery
Tom Essebeier
Gary Smith
Andrew Matthews
Tanya Matthews
Vicki Goodall
Steve Lacey

Saturday, November 6, 2010

UQ 1500m Classic

Well done to the FIT's at the 1500m Classic at UQ on Thursday night.

Open Womens Race
4th Marissa Mahony 4.44

School Boys Race
Grant Gwynne

Open Mens Race
Tom Kennedy
Neil Labinsky
Grant Williams
Jonathan Peters
Sam Schofield
Jackson Haigh
Matt Carlson

InTraining “Simon Doyle” 1500m Classic

Matthew Hawke
Glen Yarham
Peter Bock
Jay Twist
Daryl Crook
Peter Nowill

Cool Night Classic Results

Well done to the FIT's at the Cool Night Classic.
Mat Sheerin 23.17
Jimmy Dickson 23.19
Paul Leitch 26.14

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Should healthy people be rewarded?

Should healthy people be rewarded?

If 61 percent of Australia is overweight or obese and increasing each year, shouldn’t the minority (the healthy population) get an added benefit for staying trim. In 2008 the total annual cost of obesity for both children and adults in Australia, including health system costs, productivity and carers costs, was estimated to be around $58 billion of tax payers hard earned money. Why should healthy people be charged for staying healthy and using less government resources? By implementing a reverse health scheme with a focus on health promotion, encouragement and reward rather than just cleaning up the mess once it’s already been made benefits the population doing the right thing.

Ideas anyone?

One proposal could be a healthy population reward scheme to reward good health. An annual health checkup would determine your health status with simple BMI and fitness tests. Once found healthy a decreased tax threshold would be rewarded.

Prue Sinclair: Prac Student

I’m Prue Sinclair and I am a third year Human Movement student from QUT. In two weeks I am finished university and am off overseas for a while to pursue my crazy childhood dreams of dive instructing, teaching English and working in a zoo in Borneo. I enjoy the rehabilitation side of my degree as well as the personal contact with clients. In my future I see the outdoors, the tropics, laughter, and health… Time will no doubt tell.

Well Done to the FIT's competing at the NOOSA Triathlon

Triathlon Results
Name Swim Cycle Run Finish Time Overall Position
Tiffany Sherrin 0:33 1.20.46 55:40 02:48:55 1940
Matt Sherrin 0:34:43 1:21:49 51:20 02:47:53 1887
Josh Santacaterina 0:20:23 1:15:47 DNF DNF DNF
Drew Standish 0:34:17 1:19:20 1:01:00 2:54:39 2225
Brett Robinson 0:31:59 1:29:46 1:18:56 3:20:41 2835
Amanda Lucas 0:33:34 1:29:56 0:52:49 2:56:20 2290
Mark Bradford 0:33:52 1:21:21 0:54:07 2:49:21 1962
Steve Kanowski 0:22:15 1:07:47 0:41:52 2:11:56 174
Chelsie Easton 0:30:29 1:24:51 0:53:27 2:48:48 1935
Kristy Hurret 0:26:14 1:15:52 0:49:23 2:31:30 952
Mel Gillespie 0:23:11 1:14:13 52:56 2:30:21 1234
Steven Anderson 0:35:22 1:14:23 1:08:46 2:58:32 2375
Chris Dale 0:27:21 1:10:38 0:42:36 2:20:37 412
Donal Keenan 0:38:14 1:26:22 0:55:13 2:59:52 2411
Allison Mcdougall 0:38:27 1:36:37 1:11:22 3:26:27 2890

Asics Bolt
Name Finish Time Position
Peter Nowill 0:14:27 5
Tom Kennedy 0:15:54 19
Jackson Elliot 0:14:37 7
Jay Twist 0:15:28 17
Jonny Peters 0:14:32 6
Glen Yarham 0:15:07 13
Mathew Hawke 0:14:50 9

Fitnance Teams

Team Swim Cycle Run Finish Time Overall Position
Corporate 21:33 1:23:10 0:55:02 2:39:46 361
Female 1:04:37 2:53:38 655

Friday, October 29, 2010

Week 4 - 12 Week Challenge

Pictured: Movember. Do something Bocky

Week 4 Results

Team Chris
Sessions: 54/59
Points: +7
Team Tanya
Points: +10
Team Lace
Sessions: 32/39
Points: +8
Team Lala
Sessions: 24/27
Points: +3
Team Jenna

Points: +2


Sunday, October 24, 2010

Park Session

Warm up:
Wrestling drills
Circuit – In pairs, each exercise for 1 minute, with a 10 second break and then another minute.
Elbows/palm into pad – One partner throwing elbows/palm, the other holding the pad.
Fitball throws – A common wrestling drill where one person rolls the ball along the ground at pace, and his partner drops onto it with their chest, and bounces back up – rolling the ball back at speed in the same motion.
Skipping – Continuously for 2 minutes
Sit ups - With 5 kg weight. Each partner facing each other with legs locked, passing a 5 kg weight to the other at the top of the sit up.
Knee Kicks – One partner holding the pad, the other kicking upwards with the knee, alternating between legs when tiring.
Warm down

Saturday, October 23, 2010

FUSION CYCLES: Noosa Tri Serivce.

Fusion Cycles still has a few spots left in the workshop for pre-race servicing for Noosa Tri!
Please call 3252 9997 to book your bike in.
Pre-race service $75 less 10% discount when you mention this email.

12 Week Teams Challenge

Pictured: Team Lala

Week 2 Results

Team Chris
Sessions: 68/63
Points: +10
Team Tanya
Sessions: 40/36
Points: +13
Team Lace
Team Lala
Sessions: 27/27
Points: +5
Team Jenna
Sessions: 25/29
Points: +5
TEAM TANYA in the LEAD on 21 Points.

12 Week Teams Challenge

Pictured: Team Lace Putting In!

Week 1 Results

Team Chris
Sessions: 36/39
Points: +2
Team Tanya
Points: +8
Team Lace
Team Lala
Points: +5
Team Jenna
Sessions: 26/29
Points: +5


Thursday, October 21, 2010

2XU Run Group. Time Trial : (8 Laps) 21/10/10

2XU Run Group Time Trial. (4.58km) Musgrave Park Time Trial Course. (Cross Country) 5.45am Thursday 21/10/10

NAME: 2 LAP, 4 LAP, 6 LAP, 8 LAP
Chris: 4.10, 8.28, 12.47, 17.08
Damien: 4.28, 9.09, 13.30 , 17.55
Marissa: 4.41, 9.13, 13.35, 18.05
Michael: 4.29, 9.08, 13.49, 18.30
Lou: 4.42, 9.20, 14.12, 18.59
Steve: 4.41, 9.25, 14.28, 19.31
Luke: 5.01, 10.05, 15.25, 20.40
Anna: 5.30, 10.59, 16.10, 21.13
Tanya: 4.40, 10.52, 16.20, 21.30
Lauren: 5.30, 10.59, 16.30, 21.41
Sarah: 5.30, 11.03, 16.33, 21.55
Elaine: 5.30, 10.59, 16.44, 22.04
Adri-Anne: 5.35, 10.59, 16.47, 22.12
Michelle: 5.30, 11.04, 16.47 ,22.17
Katerina: 5.25, 10.59, 17.09, 22.53
Ellie: 5.30, 11.26, 17.40, 20.51 (7 laps)
Lisa: 4.43, 11.03, 17.27, 23.24
Tiff: 5.57, 10.55, 18, 23.38
Kristy: 5.42, 11.41, 17.50, 23.55
Mel, 5.42, 11.55, 18.22, 24.23
Michelle: 5.57, 11.55, 18.28, 24.32
Drew: 5.51, 12.13, 18.15, 25.10
Tammy: 6.41, one on/off

How did you go with negative splitting the session?
Let me know if there are any problems with times as some of my recording was lacking.
Compare your times with the last time trial: