Friday, February 24, 2012

Running kinematics study

The International Society of Biomechanics in Sports published in 2009 a study comparing elite to national-standard 1500m runners and their running biomechanics and efficiency.

They found,
'In conclusion, elite runners may utilize elastic energy more effectively, which, in combination with minimum concentric work, leads to improvements in their running performance.'

More details at

Sydney Track Classic

Well done to Peter Nowill and Darly Crook in the 3000m Steeple, Caitlin Pincott in the 400m and Alana Boyd in the Pole Vault.

All performed admirably and we look forward to more great results in the track + field season!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Camp Fitnance!

It's Camp Fitnance time again!

From May 4th-7th this year at Red Rock on the nothern NSW coast.
Previous editions included kayaking, boxing, surfing, fishing and even a cooking class.
There is a variety of activities for anyone wishing to come (families welcome!) - it will be a great weekend.

More details to come in the next few weeks and months. Watch this space.

Patrick Nispell + Osaka Marathon = 3rd!

Congratulations to Patrick Nispell on his 3rd place finish in the Osaka Marathon!

Kingscliff Triathlon

Well done to Dirk Baxendell, Brenda Cronin, Karla Drinkwater, Steve Houghton, Luke Stafford and Drew Standish on their results in the Kingscliff Triathlon over the weekend.

The results included a top 10 category finish for Brenda and top 3 category finish for Karla.

Congratulations again and keep training hard for the next tri.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Good luck this weekend

Patrick Nispell at the Osaka Marathon
Peter Nowill , Alana Boyd and Caitlin Pincott at the Sydney Grand Prix
Ipswich Jets take on Sunshine Coast Eagles in the third trial match at Sunshine Coast stadium
Brenda Cronin, Luke Stafford, and Drew Standish at the Kingscliffe Triathlon

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

NSM Swim Championships

Congratulations to Mel Schlanger, Chris Wright and Jayden Hadler on their performance at the New South Wales Swim Championships.

Mel won the 100m freestyle in a time of 53.74 and came second in the 200m freestyle with a 1:57.32.

Chris won the 50m Butterfly in the time of 24.26 and the 100m butterfly with a 52.60.

Jayden came second to Chris in the 100m butterfly with a 53.09 and third in the 200m IM in a time of 1:59.65.

Congratulations to Mel, Chris and Jayden on their fantastic results!

Reds trial game victory!

Congratulations to Chris Sautia and Ed Quirk for their part in the Queensland Reds trial game victory over the ACT Brumbies in Cairns over the weekend. The Reds won by 27-20 and will look to defend their premiership in 2012.

The Reds will continue their pre-season trial games with a match against the Western Force in Perth on the 16th.

Geelong Triathlon Results

The Geelong Triathlon took place 10-12th of February with some excellent results.
Well done to Kristy Harnett, Mel Gillespie, Zoe Wilson, Sarah Richmond and James + Maxine Seear.

These results included James coming first in his swim, Mel coming second in her category in the swim and Zoe placing 9th in her run.

Congratulations and good luck in the next race!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Job Oppurtunity - Female PT

Title - Personal Trainer

Location - Windsor, QLD, Australia

Salary - Not Stated

Selection Criteria - Cert IV in Fitness

To apply contact Ryze on 0427 622 309

For more info about Ryze head to

Job Opportunity - Club Manager - Yeppoon

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Title - Club Manager - Yeppoon

Location - Yeppoon, QLD, Australia

Salary - $80,000 to $85,000 pa + super + benefits

Club Manager - Yeppoon Ready 24Hr Fitness Mon 23 Jan. Rockhampton & Capricorn Coast $80,000 - $84,999. New facility - only 18 months. Local or not, we encourage you to apply. Challenge yourself in this leadership position. Ready 24Hour Fitness is after an energetic, motivated, likeable person to join and lead our team in 2012. Minimum cert IV and experience is essential.

Selection Criteria

- Registered Fitness Professional

- Cert IV in Fitness

Apply to

Mike Ramm
Mobile: 0401 337 767
Operations Manager
Ready 24Hour Fitness
Mail: 8 Fairfax Court,
Yeppoon QLD 4703

Job Opportunity - Northern and Pacific Talent ID Officer

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Title - Northern and Pacific Talent ID Officer

Location - Brisbane, QLD, Australia

The Brisbane Lions A.F.C, has a new vision driving the club to 2016, a key element of which is increasing the local talent on the Lions AFL playing list. Following an organisational restructure, we have a brand new vacancy for a talented and dedicated Northern and Pacific Talent ID Officer to become a valuable and integral part of achieving this goal.

Based in Brisbane and reporting to the Brisbane Lions Academy Manager, you will be directly responsible for identifying high potential AFL talent in Queensland, the Northern Territory and the Pacific Region across both the junior and senior age groups.

A key result area of this role is to build the profile of the Brisbane Lions Academy throughout these regions through conducting “Rookie Search” combines, with the end result being a strong database of high potential AFL talent within the Brisbane Lions Academy Zone.

It is expected that the incumbent builds a network of Academy advocates and supporters who assist in identifying talent. Using your knowledge of AFL, you will also be required to provide coaching support to the Lions Academy Head Coach and Regional Coaches as required.

The ideal candidate will have previously been exposed to athlete identification/development over several years, and have worked within an elite sporting talent pathway. You must be flexible in terms of your hours as regular travel is involved with this role.

You must be willing and able to work independently, be self-motivated, personable and have a proven track record of the ability to successfully build networks to achieve desired results.

Tertiary qualifications in Human Movement or similar is advantageous, as is demonstrable experience in participation programs. Good IT skills (Mac) are necessary.

A competitive salary + car is on offer for the successful candidate.

Apply to

Susan Carson at

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Job Oppurtunity - Health & Fitness Professional


Title - Health & Fitness Professional

Location - Greater Roma, QLD, Australia

Salary – Not Stated (package)

The role is permanent part time and requires working onsite with a leading energy company.

The successful applicant will:

· Be based in the greater Roma area

· Have a Certificate IV in Fitness

· Tertiary qualifications in exercise & sports science or relevant health related field is not essential but will be highly regarded

· Have experience in personal and group fitness training and exercise prescription.

· Have experience in the conduct of health/ fitness assessments and the provision of healthy lifestyles counselling will be highly regarded

· Possess high level communication and interpersonal skills in order to communicate with people from a wide range of backgrounds

· Current First Aid / CPR accreditation

Apply To

If you are passionate about improving the health and wellbeing of individuals and enjoy educating people on the benefits of a healthy lifestyle please send an application addressing the above criteria and resume) to: by COB Friday 17th Feb.

Yoga Classes

Yoga classes will resume on February the 21st at 5.30pm at Fitnance!

Job Oppurtunity - North Queensland Development Manager


Title - North Queensland Development Manager

Location - Townsville, QLD, Australia

Salary – Not Stated

The following ongoing projects will be managed by the North Queensland Development Officer:

  • Schools visits program
  • School liaison
  • Schools Knockout Competition
  • Rural Mentor Coach Program
  • Oz Squad camp and other development camps / clinics
  • Seminars, workshops and liaison with clubs
  • Development squads coordination
  • Clubs development support

Selection Criteria – See job advert

Apply To

Name – The President

Phone (work) – (07) 4721 4998

Phone (mob) – 0418 885 496

Fax – (07) 4721 6573

Email -

Job Oppurtunity - Event & Administration Manager


Title - Event & Administration Manager

Location - South Brisbane, QLD

Salary - 45 000 - 60 000

Manager Responsibility

  • Administration and operational management of all calendar events.
  • Development and enhancement of all sporting events.
  • Management of: Registration, Venues and Permits, Development of Risk Management Plans, Organise officials and volunteers, Location and course layout
  • Assist with the operations and logistics
  • Update website to deliver up to date information on events and the organisation
  • Deliver high quality customer service to all members including: participants, touch football members, volunteers etc.
  • Assisting in the appropriate conduct of events to meet international and national standards and legislative requirements
  • Office administration and policy development
  • Administration of the Nexgen Junior Development Program and QSMRacing Cycling Team
  • Events fall outside normal working hours and require occasional weekend and after hours work

Selection Criteria

  • Relevant Tertiary Qualification
  • Working with children check
  • Current Drivers License

Apply To

Name - Kristina Katsanevas

Phone (work) – (07) 3124 6099

Phone (mob) – 0411 757 577

Fax – 3373 8077

Email -

Well Done!

Congratulations to
Simon Crook
Rank OverallBibNameCatGenSwimTOaRkGenRkCatRkRun 1OaRkGenRkCatRkBikeTOaRkGenRkCatRkRun 2OaRkGenRkCatRkFinish Time
160.213Simon Crook40-44Male32:2576.50.5.17:25322.192.28.2:25:43322.192.28.1:28:00196.150.24.4:43:35
Jason Nooning
Rank OverallBibNameCatGenSwimTOaRkGenRkCatRkRun 1OaRkGenRkCatRkBikeTOaRkGenRkCatRkRun 2OaRkGenRkCatRkFinish Time
351.100Jason Nooning30-34Male37:46224.131.25.19:05407.241.35.2:29:33407.241.35.1:58:10234.176.28.5:24:35
David Cutcheon
Rank OverallBibNameCatGenSwimTOaRkGenRkCatRkRun 1OaRkGenRkCatRkBikeTOaRkGenRkCatRkRun 2OaRkGenRkCatRkFinish Time
320.214David Cutcheon40-44Male45:45425.258.46.19:44430.257.50.2:36:32430.257.50.1:36:07307.218.38.5:18:09

for participating at the Goondiwindi Hell of the West Triathlon last weekend!

Well Done!

Well done to Kristy Harnett,
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Melanie Gillespie,
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Sarah Richmond,
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Josh Santacerina,
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Tiffany Sheerin,
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Michael Zirbel,
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Christina Harwood,
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Brenda Cronin,
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Matt Sheerin,
Dirk Baxendell,
Simon Lyell
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at the Caloundra Triathlon 2012 held last week!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Are you a Tough Mudder?

Tough Mudder events are hardcore 18-20 km obstacle courses designed by British Special Forces to test your all around strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie. As the leading company in the booming obstacle course industry, Tough Mudder has already challenged half a million inspiring participants worldwide. But Tough Mudder is more than an event, it’s a way of thinking. By running a Tough Mudder challenge, you’ll unlock a true sense of accomplishment, have a great time, and discover a camaraderie with your fellow participants that’s experienced all too rarely these days.

Tough Mudder Australia will be held at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit in Melbourne on the 31st of March and the 1st of April. Details can be found here.

In case you miss that, there is another Tough Mudder challenge to be held in Sydney on the 22nd and 23rd of September at Glenworth Valley. More information can be found here.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Job Opportunity - Coach Wanted

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Position: General Gym/ Kindergym Head Coach

Location: Gladstone, QLD

Salary: Depends upon experience and qualification

About the gym:
Our club is a multi-discipline club offering MAG, WAG, Kindergym, General Gym, Acrobatic Gymnastics and Adult classes. Gladstone Gymnastics Club operates in a dedicated training facility that is second to none. Our club has been running for over 34 years and we pride ourselves on providing high quality programs in a friendly atmosphere. We have approx. 500+ members currently.

Gladstone Gymnastics club is seeking coaches in both our Kindergym and General Gym programs. This is an exciting opportunity to lead and grow the discipline with includes Kindergym, General Gym, Teen classes and Schools programs. Part-time or Full-time options are available for the right applicant. Accommodation assistance where possible may be provided during the settling in period.

Selection Criteria:
  • Working with children check
  • First Aid certificate
  • Level 1 Coaching Accreditation Desirable

Silke Hetherington

To learn more about the club, visit;

Free Advanced Strength and Conditioning Workshop

Hey everyone, on Wednesday the 15th of Feb Chris will be running a FREE advanced strength and conditioning workshop. In this workshop you will learn exercise technique for the most common strength exercises, how to develop periodised season plans for your sport and about macro, meso and micro cycles for strength and conditioning. This workshop will be held at the Fitnance gym (4/54 Manilla Street, East Brisbane) from 6pm-9pm.

To allow for numbers registration is required at the following hyper-link

Hope to see you all there.

Healthy Regards

The Fitnance team