Sunday, May 30, 2010

Bridge to Brisbane. Get Excited

Team Fitnance. Reigning champions in the 5km and 10km Team Events. Bocky, Aiden, Lorenz, Jayden and Danny Russell pictured here leading the charge at the 5km start.
Get excited!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Gabrielle Bailey

Hey, I’m Gabrielle Bailey and I am 16 years old. I am in year 11 at Mansfield State High School. I am currently completing my cert III here at Fitnance and I am really enjoying it. I heard about Fitnance and the traineeship through my school and I thought it would be a great head start for my future as I am looking to go into the fitness industry when I finish school.
I love a wide range of sports but particularly Touch Football. Throughout my life so far I have been involved in many different sporting groups including dancing which I did for 9 years. I was involved in little athletics and touch football as well. My Favourite thing do is to just go down to the coast with family or friends, relax and just have a good time. I have grown up in a family who love and encourage sport and for that I am really thankful because I believe it is so important. I am really looking forward to my time here at Fitnance and I can’t wait to further my skills and knowledge so that I can hopefully one day become a Personal trainer.

2XU Run Group. Time Trial: (8 Laps) 27/05/10

Musgrave Park Course (4.58km)
Time Trial Results. 27/5/10

Name 2 Lap 4 Lap 6 Lap 8 Lap
Lou: 4.48 ; 9.35 ; 14.21 ; 18.58
Mark: 4.53 ; 10.01 ; 15.17 ; 20.16
Tiffany: 5.40 ; 11.24 ; 17.06 ; 22.42
Adri-Anne: 5.48 ; 11.40 ; 17.32 ; 23.17
Kristy: 5.56 ; 12.08 ; 18.23 ; 24.36
Sandra: 7.09 ; 14.24 ; 21.31 ; 27.17
Kathy: 7.10 ; 14.26 ; 21.32 ; 27.51


1. Palm Tree
2. Garbage Bin on Palm
3. Pine Tree
4. Tree Opposite Greek Club
5. Big Tree
6. Telegraph Pole
7. Big Pine Tree across Road
8. Castle

Well done everyone. Some great running.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Walter Petaia

Name: Walter Petaia
Age: 17
School: Brisbane State High School
Background: I am of Samoan birth, and moved to Australia at the age of 7. I spend my time away from school and sporting commitments with my family.
Sports: I play Rugby Union (the game played in heaven) and love it. I’ve played Rugby Union ever since I was 9. I am currently playing Rugby Union for the BSHS first 15.
Sporting achievements: My greatest sporting achievement was being a member of the 2009 BSHS first 15 undefeated premiership team. I have also represented Queensland in Rugby Union in the under 16/17 teams.
Training Schedule:
Monday morning- Gym session
Monday afternoon- Fitness session
Tuesday afternoon- Rugby Union deffence session
Wensday afternoon- Fitnance and gym session
Thursday afternoon- Rugby Union offence session
Friday morning- Gym session
Saturday afternoon- GPS Rugby Match
How I got started with fitnance: Fitnance was recommended to me by Brisbane state old boys (Paulo Alo-emile and Mathew Garland). I then seeked assistance to apply for fitnance from our trainee assistance coordinator at Brisbane State High School (Mrs. Goodall).
Favourite food: Chicken Curry, Taro and Corn Beef.
Most admired Sportsman: I admire Usain Bolt (for his speed), David Tua (for his power), Daniel Carter (for his abilities) and Ritchie McCaw (for his style of cheating).
Favourite Quote: ‘Go hard or go home’
Favourite Person at fitnance: MEEEE!

Cutters 20 d Jets 6

Mackay was forced to dig deep for its fourth win of the season, with the desperate Jets throwing everything at the Cutters in a spirited second half performance.

The Cutters took a 14-0 lead in the half-time break, but it wasn’t until the 77th minute that the visitors had the match safely in their keep.

Ipswich was the first to score in the second half through a burrowing effort from halfback Ian Lacey in the 50th minute.

Keiron Lander’s conversion reduced the margin to eight points.

Although their execution was lacking, the Luke Walker-inspired Jets kept coming at the Cutters in an entertaining second half.

Mackay extinguished numerous attacking raids by the Jets, whose last throw of the dice ended in frustration with three minutes remaining when youngster Eric Alefosio spilt a bullet-like pass with the try-line wide open.

MACKAY CUTTERS 20 (Tyson Martin 2, Todd Seymour, Jardine Bobongie tries; Justin Hunt, Todd Seymour goals) def IPSWICH JETS 6 (Ian Lacey try; Keiron Lander goal) at North Ipswich Reserve.

Noosa winter Festival Results

Well done Fits.

Mizuno Noosa 10km Run
1. Jackson Elliott 30:49
3. Jay Twist 31:56
4. Thomas Kennedy 32:22
5. David Dellow 32:47

5km run/walk
1. Neil Labinsky 16:11
4. Grant Williams 17:52

Failure and Success

The line between failure and success is so fine that we scarcely know when we pass it: so fine that we are often on the line and do not know it.
Elbert Hubbard, twentieth-century American writer.

Richard Boyes

Richard Boyes

Grade 12
Brisbane State High School


I love to play football (soccer) it is by far my favourite sport. I play for club and school with club training on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and school on Wednesday afternoons. I support Arsenal in the English Premier League. I also enjoy competing for the school in athletics. Favourite events include: 100m, 200m, 400m and 800m plus 4x100 and 4x400. I basically like to keep myself really fit and healthy as it leaves me feeling satisfied, so coming to a gym like Fitnance, you are surrounded by people with the same attitude and lifestyle so there is a great sense of belonging and a really happy environment.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Marathon World Record: Awesome


Freestyle Technique: Alexander Popov

success demands singleness of purpose

"What it comes down to is that success demands singleness of purpose. Some call it mental toughness; I think it is singleness of purpose and, once you have agreed upon the price that you and your family must pay for success, it enables you to forget that price. It enables you to ignore the minor hurts, the opponent's pressure and the temporary failures."
- Vince Lombardi

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Man often becomes what he believes himself to be

Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.Mahatma Gandhi


The 300 Workout. Courtesy of Gym Jones.
The Workout was used to train the actors for the movie 300
For time:
25x Pull-up
50x Deadlift @ 60kg
50x Push-up
50x Box Jump @ 24” box
50x Floor Wiper @ 60kg (one-count)
50x KB Clean and Press @ 15kg (KB must touch floor between reps)
25x Pull-up
300 reps total


"Good character is not formed in a week or a month. It is created little by little, day by day. Protracted and patient effort is needed to develop good character."


"The first and greatest victory is to conquer yourself; to be conquered by yourself is of all things most shameful and vile."

To dream anything that you want to dream

"To dream anything that you want to dream, that is the beauty of the human mind. To do anything that you want to do, that is the strength of the human will. To trust yourself, to test your limits, that is the courage to succeed."
Bernard Edmond

Peter King

G’day guys my names Peter, I’m 16 I go to Mansfield State High School and in year 11. I am currently working on getting my Cert 3 in personal training and having lots of fun while I’m working on it. I currently play rugby league for Easts Mt Gravatt U 16’s, it is my favourite sport to play and watch. My favourite colour is red, I’m around 161cm tall and I weigh around 60kg. I love being around friends and hanging out with people. I love my sport more then anything in life and love to have fun.

Aimee Holcroft

Hey, I’m Aimee. I currently attend Balmoral State High School and am in grade 11, the subjects I study at school are maths, english, biology, home economics and health and physical education. I am currently completing my Cert III, and I love it. I play hockey for club and have recently been selected in the QLD team for volleyball. I love to surf down the coast at Rainbow Bay, and I enjoy playing every sport. My idols are Darren Lockyer and Layne Beachley because I see them as positive role models and are inspired by them. When I complete my schooling years and this Cert III, I plan on becoming either a PE teacher for high school, or a physiotherapist, and I will use my certificate to become a personal trainer after school while at uni.

Exercising in Winter

Everyone has a reason to exercise in summer. However, once winter rolls around, motivation levels tend to match the temperature decline. Instead of setting the alarm to 5.a.m. to run as the sun comes up, now it becomes a struggle as the days become shorter and the temperature makes staying in bed a much more attractive option. With this decrease in physical activity comes decreased energy expenditure, meaning the same diet that was keeping you at your ideal weight over summer is now adding kilos of unwanted weight to your body. Kilos that will make your progression back to your summer body all the more difficult, when simple maintenance will ensure you are ready to go on the first day of summer.

As well as the atheistic reasons, physical activity, particularly endurance training such as walking or running, has been shown to decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease, coronary heart disease, and diabetes, by up to 50%. Conversely, a lack of cardiovascular fitness has been found to increase the likelihood of premature death from these diseases. All it takes is 30 minutes of moderate activity on most, if not all, days to improve and maintain your cardiovascular fitness. Instead of running in the morning, park further away from work, or take the stairs instead of the lift. Every little bit helps, and you will feel more energetic and happier to see the first day of summer.

Steve Chapman Profile

Date of Birth: 13th June, 1990

I have lived in Brisbane for all but 6months of my life, having started in Darwin. I attended St. Joseph’s College, Gregory Terrace and completed Grade 12 in 2007. I was involved in cricket, soccer, and athletics, and made the First XI for soccer and the Open Track and Field team. I have continued my soccer involvement post-school, as both a player and a coach, at Taringa Football Club and Gregory Terrace, respectively. I am presently in my third year of a Human Movements degree at QUT, and I am very interested in helping people improve their physical fitness, whether their goals are sports-based or not. My personal interests in the fitness world are improving muscle strength with a view to improving sprinting speed and acceleration, and core strength/stability.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Polisi Fitisemanu

Name: Polisi Fitisemanu

Birthday: 12th January 1993

Age: 17

Education: Year 12, Brisbane State High School

Background: My Father is Samoan and my Mother is half Maori and half Irish. I was born in Sydney, Australia.

Played sports: I have played Rugby League & Rugby Union both in and out of school, Volley Ball for school, Little Athletics and have been involved in a lot of athletics in school.

Fitness Goals: I wish to improve my Strength and fitnance greatly, to advance my sporting achievements. I also wish to keep myself healthy.

Favourite Food: I like all foods equally

How did you find out about Fitnance? My mate Walter Petaia recommended me to get involved.

Current training scheduler:


Morning weights

Afternoon Rugby training & fitness


Afternoon rugby training


Afternoon weights


Afternoon rugby training


Morning weights


GPS rugby game


Junior Reds training

Monday, May 17, 2010

Freeman Henderson

Name – Freeman Henderson

Age – 17

Education – Currently studying grade 12 at Brisbane State High

Background – Was born in Byron Bay then moved to Papua New Guinea for the first 4 years of my life. I then moved back to Brisbane and attended Dutton Park Primary up until grade 7. I have been at Brisbane State High since grade 8 and have been involved in many sports such as Volleyball, Basketball, Athletics and mainly Rugby. I am very interested in sport and it is a big part of my life. My training schedule is quite busy with training nearly everyday in the mornings and the afternoons. I found out about fitnance through my alternative pathways teacher at school, Ms Goodall, and have enjoyed coming in one day a week to learn more about the industry and its requirements. After completing my Cert 3 I would then like to get my Cert 4 and may be look for a career in the fitness industry.

Weekend JETS wrap vs Sunshine Coast

On Sunday, the Ipswich Jets hosted the Sunshine Coast Sea Eagles at North Ipswich Reserve with some mixed results achieved. The day started well for the hosting club with the Colts recording a solid win, beating Sunshine Coast's Colts 24-20. Eric Alefosio scored half of the Jets points in what was a morale boosting win, now placing the side within a win of second place. In the FOGS A-Grade game the Jets were downed 22-4 by a much superior Sunshine Coast outift, leaving the Jets languishing near the bottom of the table. From there things didn't get any better for the home club with Jets also losing the main game (Q-Cup) against the Sea Eagles by a try 28-24. Crucial mistakes again cost the Jets with what could have been an invaluable win and a reprieve from bottom place on the table. Next Saturday (22/05) afternoon the Jets host the Mackay Cutters in what will be an important encounter as all three grades will be in search of much needed wins.

Sporting careers, Not without Sacrifice

Today’s Career choices are somewhat different from the last few decades. For example statics show that people these days don’t stay in their chosen career for more than five to ten years. Whereas a few decades ago you will still find people in their chosen field to this day. Sport is no different; however you will only find a handful of top athletes able to make a change through codes. I guess what I am getting at is a profession in sport will probably only last a maximum of ten years and then you will need to find alternative work after retirement. Most top athletes are finished by the time they are 30, so a great deal of sacrifice goes in to a sporting career and some sacrifice comes from furthering employment beyond the sporting fields. It is very important that getting a good education at school and even furthering studies or getting a trade after school, will put you in good stead after you have finished with a career in sport.

Improved performance directly linked to healthy eating choices

“Healthy eating choices” is a line that gets drummed into us everywhere we go. However the amount of healthy choice messages out there are usually drowned out by the major fast food chains promoting the unhealthy choice. Sam Thaiday, the Broncos back rower, recently reported on the footy show that he has started to make healthy choices, mainly involving eating home cooked meals and stopping his intake of fast food. These healthy choices for Sam have seen his profile as a good player, elevated, to one of the best in the game this year. His healthy eating will not only influence his on field play, but they will also benefit him in the long run with his long term health. Some of the long term benefits he will achieve from healthy eating are, a greater ability to withstand diseases that affect aboriginal people like, type 2 Diabetes, heart disease and obesity.

Money does not equal happiness

It is a known fact that money makes the world go around and that it is required for daily living. But does it make us happy? Certain studies have focused on lotto winners and have found that within six months of winning a high percentage of winners have reported being not much happier then before. This boils down to the fact that being financially well off is not the only thing that makes up our happiness. Look at the NRL players, when they first started playing football they were working fulltime jobs to earn a living while trying to crack first grade. Now they are fulltime first graders earning $400,000 a year and they want more money. I guarantee that when they started these players would have settled for much less then that figure. Money does not create pure happiness, pure happiness comes from spending time with family and friends and doing things that you love to do.

Joe McTaggart

Birthday: 5th of September 1989
Age: 20

Education: Third year Bachelor of Human Movements (Exercise Physiology)

Background: I am an Australian with a background in Rugby League and Rugby Union. I grew up in Charters Towers but was born in the Northern Territory. I moved to Brisbane in 2001 and was privileged to start my secondary school education at St Joseph’s College Gregory Terrace. I represented the school’s first 15 in yr 12, and was also honored to be elected as school vice captain. I would like to further my education in the field of mechanical engineering at the end of my current degree. Undertaking biomechanics as a subject in my current degree has given me a desire to better understand the physics behind how mechanical systems work.

Played sports: I have a background in rugby league and rugby union and have played most of my football in Brisbane. I played colts for one season with the Norths Devils.

Fitness goals: Improve Bench Press Strength

Favorite foods: Food

How did u start at fitnance: I called up Tanya inquiring about practical placement and she allowed me to do it with Fitnance

You’re all time favorite fitness class: Interval Training

Current training scheduler:
Gym/Touch footy
Rugby Training
Rugby Training
Rugby game

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Matteo Amabile QUT Student

Matteo Amabile QUT Student

Age: 22

Education: Final Year Human Movement Studies at QUT.

Background: Born here in Brisbane. I completed high school at Marist College Ashgrove.

Sports Played: Focus is mainly on soccer. Throughout high school played volleyball and competed in athletics.

Fitness: My main goal is to increase muscular strength and cardiovascular endurance so that I can reach the next level in soccer.

Favorite food: Japanese curry and rice.

How I heard about Fitnance: Through a presentation given by Tanya at one our uni lectures.

Try this Session.

Try this Session.
6x1km Grinder on 5min.

Tom Kurtis
1.46 2.22
1.43 2.15
1.40 2.22
1.40 2.20
1.37 2.20

Parra Browny
2.10 2.15
1.57 1.52
2.04 2.08
2.01 2.01
1.51 2.02

Brenton Tito
2.19 1.38
2.11 1.41
2.02 1.51
2.07 1.49
2.03 1.49
2.04 1.44

Andrew Jeremy
2.04 2.02
2.02 2.01
1.54 1.59
1.51 2.09
1.49 1.57

Dylan Judy
2.36 1.56
2.10 1.42
2.24 1.39
2.08 1.12

Friday, May 14, 2010

Cardiovascular Fitness and its Importance

Cardiovascular Fitness and its importance

Cardiovascular fitness is the ability to perform large muscle, dynamic activity for a sustained period of time. It reflects the functional ability of the heart, blood, blood vessels, lungs and relevant muscles to deliver oxygen and remove the byproducts of metabolism.

But why is it so important? Cardiovascular fitness is strongly linked with good and bad health. Having low cardiovascular fitness has been linked with early death from many diseases, specifically, cardiovascular disease and coronary artery disease. Increasing cardiovascular fitness thru physical activity has shown to decrease chances of suffering CV disease by approximately 50%J.

By doing as little as 30minutes per day of moderate physical activity or 20 minutes per day of intense activity, you can increase your fitness and decrease your chances of bad health. It’s that easy.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Are We Burning Our Kids Out Of Sport?

In encouraging both physical and psychological health, it is essential that children are physically active throughout their childhood and into adolescents. In this age group, participation in sports should promote positive personal development, and fundamentally should be enjoyable. Early specificity in sports training presents a problem as it can lead to injuries and burn out.

How do we make sure our kids are not getting burnt out in sport?:

  • encouraging open communication between coaches and participants that promotes honest feedback of pain and fatigue, without the fear of being punished or letting the team down
  • educating coaches, children and parents of the early warning signs of chronic injuries which includes fatigue, poor academic results, and generalized muscle pain which becomes more specific with continued training
  • focus on the importance of nutrition and hydration
  • having at least 1-2 rest days within any given week
  • having 2-3 rest months a year for any given sport
  • advocate for safe training and game conditions

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Sue Pham - Trainee

Name: Sue Pham
Birthday: 21st June, 1993
Age: 16
Education: Currently at Brisbane State High School, Year 12

I was born and raised in Australia; however my nationality is half Australian and half Vietnamese.

Played Sports: I’m involved in gymnastics, netball, touch football and dance troupe inside school. And outside of school I’m in a competitive cheer leading team and I also do a vast amount of dancing.

Fitness Goals: My goals are to improve my fitness and strength in order to develop progression in my sports. I also wish to gain more knowledge on how to stay healthy.

Favourite Foods: I like sushi and yoghurt

How did you start at Fitness:
One of the HPE teachers at State High got me involved, because they knew I enjoyed fitness and was interested in a career in the sports industry.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Nadine Craven

Name: Nadine Craven

Birthday: 24th January 1989
Age: 21

Certificate 3 & 4 in fitness
Third year Bachelor of Human Movements (Exercise Physiology)

Background: I have lived in Brisbane my whole life. Health and physical education was my favorite subject through out High School. After completing year 12 I did my certificate 3 and 4 in Fitness before starting university. While studying I worked as a personal trainer and receptionist for 2 years in a small gym. After finishing Human Movements I hope to continue studying within the health field.

Played sports: I have played various sports over the years ranging from ballet to kick boxing and tai kwondo, however my favorite was figure skating which I did for 7 years. Now I prefer to work out in the gym and go for walks in order to keep active.

Fitness goals: maintain low body fat and build muscle mass

Favorite foods: burritos & watermelon

How did u start at fitnance: I was given Chris’s details here at fitnance and was lucky enough to score myself 30 hours of practical experience.

You’re all time favorite fitness class: Boxing

Current training scheduler:
Monday: Weights – Back, biceps & shoulders + 20 min cardio
Tuesday: Weights – legs and a run
Wednesday: 30 min walk
Thursday: Weights – Chest and triceps + 20 min cardio
Friday: 30 min walk
Saturday: Spin class/ boot camp/ boxing circuit
Sunday: Rest

Sarah McHugh

Name: Sarah McHugh

Birthday: 19th June 1988
Age: 21

Fourth year Bachelor of Human Movements and Bachelor Nutrition and Dietetics

Background: I grew up in a small rural town in NSW, living there until I started uni. It is at this point that I made the change to living in the Brisbane, where I have been for the past 4 years. I grew up dancing and from there developed a love of physical activity. When I was no longer able to dance due to study commitments I started to run instead. I have now completed multiple ½ marathons and I ran my first marathon last year. I have also started to instruct Body Attack as I always enjoyed participating but wanted more from it.

Played sports: I have played various sports over the years including netball, waterpolo and rowing. I also danced for 15-20 hours a week.
Since being at uni my sport participation has decreased and instead I have focused on running and instructing Les Mills Body Attack.

Fitness goals: To run a PB at the Gold Coast marathon

Favorite foods: ice-cream, grapes and pasta

How did u start at fitnance: As part of my degree I am required to do 30hrs of placement and the guys at Fitnance were awesome and let me complete it here

You’re all time favorite fitness class: Body Attack

Current training schedule:
Monday: RPM
Tuesday: RPM
Wednesday: 1hr run
Thursday: RPM
Friday: Body Pump & Body Attack
Saturday: Body Step & RPM
Sunday: 1hr Run

Monday, May 10, 2010

Well done Walter Petaia. Hat trick of tries

Congratulations to Walter Petaia. Walter scored a hat trick of tries in Brisbane State High's win over BBC on the weekend. The final score was 49-5. A good to start to Brisbane State High's defence of the GPS title. Walter is a fine Fitnance trainee.

Congratulations to the Ipswich Jets Colts. 42-24 winners over Tweed Seagulls.

Half-time we are down 18-4 against the top team and come full-time we win 42-24. That is a comeback all 17 players should be very proud of.

Other results:
Q-CUP lost 32-12
FOGS drew 16-16

Korean World Series Triathlon. Well Done Felicity Abram

2010 Dextro Energy Triathlon - ITU World Championship Series Seoul : Elite Women : Results

Fliss had a great run but had some technical issues in the swim and bike.

1 Daniela Ryf SUI 02:00:59 00:19:53 01:06:05 00:33:23
2 Barbara Riveros Diaz CHI 02:01:02 00:20:02 01:05:58 00:33:24
3 Emma Moffatt AUS 02:01:04 00:19:46 01:06:15 00:33:26
4 Nicola Spirig SUI 02:01:05 00:20:48 01:05:12 00:33:28
5 Andrea Hewitt NZL 02:01:06 00:20:01 01:05:58 00:33:28
6 Emma Snowsill AUS 02:01:10 00:20:36 01:05:22 00:33:28

23 Keira Pride AUS 02:03:39 00:19:57 01:05:58 00:36:01

27 Felicity Abram AUS 02:05:28 00:20:55 01:09:10 00:33:26

34 Emma Jackson AUS 02:07:53 00:20:09 01:10:03 00:35:50

DNF Erin Densham AUS DNF 00:21:56 00:00:00 00:00:00

Leone's birthday cheese cake burnoff

Mondays 6am Cardio class was 5 x 10 minute session on the Stepper, Grinder, Bike, Rower and Treadmill.
Results were:
Leone 773 calories
Bill 833
Tom 979
Mike 716
Judy 416
Parra 418
Jim 753
Group total 4888 calories

Well done team, keep up your hard work.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Just another Ordinary day

It was a glorious morning for a swim: full sunshine, no wind, smooth water, small surf and only 3.8km to go till breakfast. And so another Ordinary day began. Those who wore a wetsuit to fend off the icy waters began to chafe seriously with 1.5km to go. But we all made it back to dry land and were treated with a light breakfast before we hit the road.

Cruelly, as we begin the cycling leg the wind begins to blow in our faces. We quickly resolve that to get anywhere we must ride in tight Indian file, so only one of us confronts this abomination of a wind, the rest hiding cowardly behind. And so the day cycled on, along the great ocean road which turned on a spectacular view. As we ready to leave Wye River, its 2pm and we have four hours to reach the Dunes - 88kms away - before sunset.

We made it to the Dunes (and dinner) mostly in one piece. After some faffing deciding what range of clothing to carry, the six of us set off around 9.20pm. The promise was a stunning stroll with a ¾ moonlight at low tide on hard sand. The moon held up, but the tide failed us and we were sinking 3 cm into the sand and walking on a 10 degree slope. This was harder than we thought. By 11.30pm we were tired. The joy that characterised the swim and bike ride seemed to elude us in this walk. There were few jokes, little conversation, and more a dogged determination to be done with this absurdity. On the last two km down the home stretch the team was walking strongly. Well not really, but still walking.

After an entire day of swimming, cycling and walking we straggle into home at 4.30am. Exhaustion, blisters and knees: they all still hurt. To bed, to bed, to bed and asleep so quickly. The record will say: this was an Ordinary person event, ordinary people having a go at something, all together, in their own good time. It was just another Ordinary day.

Laura Hosking - Prac Student

Name: Laura Hosking

Birthday: 2nd March 1987
Age: 23

Education: Completing double degree in a Bachelor of Applied Science in Human Movement Studies and Dietetics & Nutrition (4th year)

Background: Born and bred on the Gold Coast I grew up being active and love the beach. From a young age I trained in contemporary and classical dance which taught me the importance of being physically active and looking after my body. I trained in dancing full time in Melbourne before returning to the sunshine state to take up my current studies at QUT. I also have a passion for yoga and massage, and would like to further my experience in those fields with more study. In the future I will count myself very lucky if I can find a way to combine all of my passions in a career!

Played sports: Every dance form, and netball, basketball and swimming during school

Fitness goals: To maintain the physical capacity to exercise, and not let the big world get in the way!

Favorite foods: Do I have to narrow it down….I love food!

How did u start at fitnance: I was looking for somewhere who would have me for more than 2 hours a day… and I was blessed to be given Fitnance’s number by a friend.

You’re all time favorite fitness class: Dance aerobics

Current training scheduler:
Monday Strength Training @ Gym
Tuesday Swim Training
Wednesday Walk/Cycle
Thursday Yoga
Friday Dance class
Saturda Rest
Sunday Walk/cycle

QLD Strongman Competition

"Strongman Queensland is hosting the 2010 QLD Strongman State Titles!
QLD Strongman Championships
Saturday, 12 June 2010 at 11:00
Gladstone Hotel, Toowoomba

Two weight classes, under 105kgs and Open

Events will be

1. Yoke/Farmers Medley
105's- 305kg Yoke x 20m - 120kg Farmers per hand x 20m
Open - 355kg Yoke x 20 - 140kg Farmers per hand x 20m

2. Dumbell Clean and press for max reps
105's - 55kg
Open - 65kg

3. Axle clean and press for max weight 4 attempts
105's - start 100kg
Open - start 120kg

4. Car deadlift for max reps

5. Atlas Stone for max height 4 attempts
105's - 130kg Stone
Open - 150kg

6 - Mystery event"

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Wellbeing Weekend For Women.

Tiffany Sheerin (one of our own Cert3 &4 graduates) of Tiffany's Tough Training is hosting a Wellbeing Weekend for women on the 4th of June at the luxurious OReilly's Rainforest Retreat.
Immerse yourself in nature while working out with a qualified trainer. You will leave the Wellbeing Weekend feeling fitter, refreshed and ready for anything. There is more to this weekend than working up a sweat. You'll also get to socialise with like minded women, enjoy gourmet meals and be pampered at the OReillys lost World Spa. For more information check out

Monday, May 3, 2010

Southbank Triathlon Squad

Southbank Triathlon Squad Training Sessions (from July)
Club Sponsors: 2XU, Fusion Cycles, Somerville Sports and Aquatic Centre, and Fitnance.

5.30am Swim (Somerville House)
5.30am Cycle (Fusion Cycles)
6pm Swim (Somerville House)

5.30am Swim (Somerville House)
5.30am Cycle-River Loop 35kph (Fusion Cycles)
5.45am Run (2XU Shop)
6.00am Weights (Fitnance)
5.30pm Weights (Fitnance)

5.30am Swim (Somerville House)
5.30am Cycle-Fast 38kph (Fusion Cycles)
6pm Swim (Somerville House)
5.30pm Boxing (Fitnance)

5.30am Cycle- Jindalee 25kph (Fusion Cycles)
5.45sm Run (2XU Shop)
5.30pm Core Conditioning (Fitnance)

5.30am Swim (Somerville House)
6am Weights (Fitnance)

6am Cycle-Race or 70km. Confirm with shop (Fusion Cycles)
6am Strength and Conditioning (Fitnance)
9am Pitstop (2XU Shop)

6.30am Cycle-River loop 25kph (Fusion Cycles)

Fitnance Burpees Record

Well done Peter Nowill - London Marathon

Well done Monkey on a good first marathon.

Name Nowill, Peter (AUS)
runner no. 18
cat 18-39
START TIME 09:45:00
5K 00:15:30
10K 00:31:22
15K 00:47:23
20K 01:03:51
HALF 01:07:23
25K 01:20:37
30K 01:39:12
35K 01:57:51
40K 02:18:20
place (total) 38
place (gender) 38
place (cat) 36
finish time 02:27:16