Friday, June 18, 2010

QLD Festival of Dressage

The QLD Festival of Dressage is a showcase of the sport of Dressage. Uniquely catering to the needs of all dressage and equestrian sports enthusiasts, from the passionate amateur to the professional, this year’s Festival will again feature an enormous selection of training displays covering current topics and requirements for dressage training and competition.

Fusion Games: Get involved!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

2XU Run Group. Time Trial : (8 Laps) 17/06/10

Musgrave Park Course (4.58km)
Time Trial Results. 17/06/10

Lou: 2Lap) 4:21, 4Lap) 9:00, 6Lap) 13:32, 8Lap) -, Imp) -
Mark: 2Lap) 4:37, 4Lap) 9:33, 6Lap) 14:45, 8Lap) 19:45, Imp) -:31
Tiffany: 2Lap) 5:35, 4Lap) 11:15, 6Lap) 16:51, 8Lap) 22:15, Imp) -:27
Adri-Anne: 2Lap) 5:40, 4Lap) 11:23, 6Lap) 17:11, 8Lap) 22:51, Imp) -:26
Kristy: 2Lap) 6:06, 4Lap) 12:23, 6Lap) 18:46, 8Lap) 24:56, Imp) -:20
Kathy: 2Lap) 6:54, 4Lap) 13:40, 6Lap) 20:31, 8Lap) 26:44, Imp) -1:07
Alex: 2Lap) 5:35, 4Lap) 11:15, 6Lap) -, 8Lap) 5:24, Imp) First Run
Katerina: 2Lap) 6:05, 4Lap) 12:33, 6Lap) 19:00, 8Lap) 25:20, Imp) First Run

Matt Jewell

If you see a new face in the gym, who is either eating or obviously not accustomed to being up and about at 6 in the morning, chances are it is me. I’m Matt, the work experience kid! I am currently studying Bachelor of Science, Human Movement at QUT, and am interested in the fitness industry, particularly strength and conditioning.

I completed my Certificate 3 in Fitness back in 2006, and decided I would like to understand the science of the human body how it works, so took up full time study. Last year I had to study resistance training as a subject at uni, and realised that is where my main passion lies. I now hope to make it in the industry as a strength and conditioning coach of a professional sports team, while achieving my own lifting goals.

I currently work at an ice-cream shop on Brisbane's northside, and find it frustrating having to serve people who probably shouldn't be having ice-cream. So doing my prac at Fitnance, it is a welcome change to be with like-minded people, doing work that I am passionate about.

If you see me around the place, need someone to talk about TV or the footy, need a spot, or someone to share some food with, stop and say Hi! I’m pretty friendly despite being half asleep.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Strongman Titles

Congratulations Fitnance team on your impressive results.

Tim 340kg

Nick 150kg Atlas Stone 1200 mm

Sue 110 kg Atlas Stone

Eben 320 kg Deadlift

Marc took out first place in the state titles, congratulations.
Thanks Tito for your great photos and plate loading.

Andrea Dozzi

Glad that your ok Ozzie, Get behind the Dozzi sisters on July 3rd at the Teneriffe Festival.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Steve Nance

Health screening forms

It is important to complete a health screening before the commencement of any physical activity with a client. Health screens provide information about your client, and determines what type of exercise would be best prescribed to the client. The pre-exercise questionnaire is also a great way to identify your client's goals.

The following are a suggestion of just some of the questions you should ask your new client when completing a health screen:

•Date of birth
•Body Mass Index (BMI)
•Smoker / Non Smoker
•Current nutritional practices
•Measurements (thighs, waist, hips, chest, arms)Skinfolds
•Blood pressure
•Previous exercise history - level of exercise, intensity, type and frequency
•Medical concerns - any medical concerns the client has that may be affected by exercise

Understanding health screens is a component of Fitnance's Certificate 3 in Fitness course. Find out more about becoming a Personal Trainer with the Fitnance.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Try this Workout!

"The Seven"

For Time

7 Handstand push-ups
60kg Thruster, 7 reps
7 Knees to elbows
110 Deadlift, 7 reps
7 Burpees
7 Kettlebell swings, 32kg
7 Pull-ups

Record time taken.



"It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat."
-Teddy Roosevelt

General Physical Preparedness

General Physical Preparedness

This refers to a level of fitness needed to be prepared for a variety of contingencies. (Life) GPP has implications for any individual who has physical demands placed unpon them.

What role does GPP serve?
GPP serves as a multi faceted component of training to maintain and perfect skills that serve in auxiliary roles in life and sport.

In relation to an Athlete a major role of GPP is to form, strengthen or restore skills that play an important but secondary role to your sport. GPP seeks to increase and maintain overall work capacity in areas that are under developed. GPP can expose individuals to new skills and push individuals mentally via challenging protocols. GPP can uncover weakness and promote balance. GPP can provide important off-season variety or unloads phases after focus stages.

In the average person GPP seeks to condition across a diverse range of activities. GPP produces increased work capacity across a broad range of disciplines and skills and lays a foundation for healthy movement patterns. A strong base of GPP leads to fast adaptation process to unfamiliar or unaccustomed physical and mental demands.

An Idea

An Idea

Imagine an idea that propels athletes and soldiers alike to seek even higher base levels of health and fitness.

Imagine an idea that changes the way the health care rehabilitation industry (physical therapy) organizes and implements its care.




A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, and die gallantly.
Specialization is for insects."
----Robert Heinlein

Hey I’m Nicola I’m 17 and I’m currently doing my cert IV in fitness at fitnance and I am in my last year of school at Woodcrest state college.

When I finish school I plan on going to Southbank tafe to do a diploma in sports development while doing fitness and skill training for a junior rugby league club, I am currently the grade 9 boy’s rugby league trainer for my school.

I enjoy playing sports; I played netball for 2 years, soccer for 3 years and basketball for 3 years I was awarded best and fairest basketball player each year that I played.
I also enjoy going to free NRL games on the weekend and watch my uncle matt for the Titians in Toyota cup.

In the future I would still like to be a rugby league trainer and also train athletes in my own gym on the gold coast.

Andrew Muirhead

Name: Andrew Muirhead

Birthday: 8th of July 1993
Current age 16

Education: I am currently attending Brisbane State High School in my last year. At which I study Math, English, Recreational Studies, Rugby Studies and HPE. I am also doing a certificate 3 in fitness at fitnance.

My History/ background: I have lived in Brisbane since I have born. I first attended Greenbank State School I then attended Canterbury College until grade 9 which I then decided to make the change to Brisbane State High School which I still attended to this day and enjoy immensely. I am of indigenous and Scottish nationality. I currently work at Amart All Sports and enjoy the sports orientated environment there. My Favourite food is spaghetti

Sports: I am currently play 1st xv rugby for BSHS. I have also played in the under 16 national indigenous sevens team and have been selected in the opens national indigenous sevens rugby team which I will be playing at the international Bangkok sevens competition. I also played in the under 16 indigenous team last year. I have been selected in the under 18s indigenous team where I play in the national titles this year. I also like working out at the gym and playing volleyball, basketball, and AFL. After school I would like to move to Canada to play professional rugby or move down to Sydney to play rugby. I would also like to complete a certificate 4 in fitness.

While being at fitnance I would like to achieve some fitness goals. I would like to increase my size and one day being as big as Walter Petaia. I would also like to become fit as possible to help myself perform better in my sports.

My training schedule

Monday (am) Weights Training
Monday (pm) Cardio fitness Training
Tuesday (am) Weights Training
Tuesday (pm) Defense/tackle technique and ball skills
Wednesday (pm) Weights Training
Thursday (am) Weights Training
Thursday (pm) Ball skills Training
Friday Fitnance gym
Saturday 70 min rugby game

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Welcome back Steve!

Welcome Back Steve.
Back in Australia for less than a week and already on the grinder!
Watch the timetable for a class with Steve.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Johanna McCormick

Name:Johanna McCormick
Education:Currently studying year 12 at Brisbane State High School
Background:I'm half kiwi and half samoan and was born in New Zealand.

I love playing most sports but my favourite is netball which i play quite an immense amount of, I also play touch for school and love dancing, it's very enjoyable and great for the fitness. My favourite colour's yellow and my favourite food's watermelon (: I heard about fitnance through my buddy Sue and now I'm currently a trainee at fitnance completing the certificate 3 in fitness. My aim is to improve on my fitness,knowledge and health and also create better opportunities as i would like to work in the fitness industry in the future.

Trainee Jonny Kuhlar

I’m Jonathan Kuhlar, I am a trainee at Fitnance and currently studying my Cert III in Fitness; I go to Iona College and am in my last year of school. I get pretty involved with any sporting events at school. I was captain of the 3rds Volleyball team in First Term and this term I’m playing rugby for the First XV, as a winger. Outside of school, I’m playing Rugby League for Cannon Hill Stars as a half-back.
In my spare time, which is a rare occurrence as I’m training Monday, Wednesday, Thurs for school rugby, Monday and Thursday nights for league and games Saturday (school rugby) and Sunday (league), I like go out to what-ever is on. I also have a passion for aquarium fish, but due to my lack of free-time, I struggle to the find time to look after my tanks the way they should be…

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Well done Fitnance Strongmen

Well done to Marc Wells, Eben LeRoux and Tim O'Shea at the Australian Strongman Championships in Lismore.

2nd Marc Wells
3rd Eben Le Roux
8th Tim O'Shea
Derek Boyer another Queenslander won the event.
Fitnance athletes 3 of the top 10 spots!

The boys head to QLD championships in Toowoomba next weekend.

JETS 18 d EASTS 14

JETS 18 d EASTS 14
The Jets shot away to an early 12-0 lead with Marshall Chalk and Ian Lacey crossing for tries. Easts took until the 37th minute to open their account through skipper Ben Vaeau.
The Jets re-exerted their authority in the opening exchanges of the second half when some individual brilliance from Smith Samau extended the lead to 16-6. Samau sprinted 50m to score after getting the better of Paoa Faamita when little seemed to be on following a routine scrum win. Kevin Stephensen’s great leap from a cross kick bought Easts back to 16-10.
The Jets played the last 15 minutes a man down when referee Robert Gallacher sent prop Aaron Cannings from the field for striking. The Jets lifted in the big prop’s absence, with a Keiron Lander penalty goal giving the Jets a crucial eight point buffer with nine minutes remaining.
Easts bought the score back to 18-14 after a glut of possession and a Dane Phillips try.
IPSWICH JETS 18 (Marshall Chalk, Smith Samau, Ian Lacey tries; Keiron Lander 3 goals) def EASTS TIGERS 14(Kevin Stephensen, Dane Phillips, Ben Vaeau tries; Nathan Pill goal) at Langlands Park.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Dylan Schekoske

My name is Dylan I’m 17 years of age. I’m currently attending Brisbane State High School, I’m also studying cert 3 at Fitnance, which I enjoy immensely.
My life revolves around Football (soccer) and I hope to make a career out of It.
I train 6 days a week 3 times in the gym and three days on the pitch. My subjects at school are pretty straight forward. Maths, English, Construction, Furnishing and recreational studies. One day. I aspire to be machine like a Chris and be a top bloke like Steve.
Amen to that.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Well done Sue Pham - Australian Hip Hop Champions

Well done to Sue Pham, and the Juliettes. Winners Australian Varsity Hip Hop Champions. The Juliettes are now heading for the World Championships in Las Vegas!

Eating Too Much Salt Is Bad For Your Health

Eating Too Much Salt Is Bad For Your Health

Australians are eating five to ten times the recommended daily intake of salt, and this is having serious consequences on our health. Excess salt is a leading cause of chronic disease. There is overwhelming evidence that high levels of salt consumption result in high blood pressure, the leading cause of stroke and a major factor in heart disease.
Most Australians eat 8-10g of salt a day but could live healthily on just 1-2g/day.
How much salt is in the food you are eating? Check out your food labels and see how much you are eating, then try to reduce. We often get caught up the fat and carbs issues but excess salt can have serious health consequences.

Ricky Biles Fitnance Trainee

Name: Ricky Biles

Age: 15

Education: Year 11 at Mansfield State High School

Background: Born on the 14/11/1994 in Brisbane

Sports Played:
I have played Rugby League, at East Mount Gravatt
R.L.F.C for 11 years, loved every year that I have been playing for. Also played touch for school teams and played a couple of seasons at Whites Hill and Clairvox. I am also a Referee and Touch Judge when needed down at the football club, and on Saturdays run the water for the senior side.

My main goal is to bulk up but still maintain fitness to be able to continue playing sport.

Favorite food:
Whatever is in front of me I’ll eat.

How I heard about Fitnance:
Through the school, I went to the head of senior schooling at my school asked her that I was interested in a traineeship with fitness. She told me about the opportunities and experience that I can gain at fitnance and I decided that it would be a great experience for what I want to do in the future.

When I leave school older:
I would love to be a strength and conditioning trainer or fitness trainer for rugby league and I believe working at fitnance will help me head to becoming a what I wish to do in future.

My Training Schedule;

Monday: Weights
Tuesday: Work at fitnance, Rugby League Training (Fitness)
Wednesday: Weights, Touch at School
Thursday: Weights, Rugby League Training (Ball work)
Friday: Touch at School, Weights ( If I don’t have a game)
Saturday: Rest Run Water for the senior side
Sunday: Play Rugby League or Referee Rugby League

Raewa Long

Name: Raewa Long

Age: 16

School: Brisbane State High

Sport: Softball

Favourite food: kidney,bacon and cannelloni

Sport is my favorite thing to do and I play it all weekend. I train or play nearly every day of the week for softball and play all year round. I’ve been playing Brisbane rep since 2004 and met west since 2005, but I now play met east. When I finish grade 12 I hope to continue to do work with fitnance and receive my cert 4 in fitness while studying business management sport at uni. At school we have a Bring It On team and its heaps fun to be in it.