Friday, June 29, 2012

Trainee: Rhys Jones

Hey, I'm Rhys Jones.
I am currently 17 years of age and in my final year of schooling. I love my sport especially Soccer which i have been playing for nearly 13 years now, and rugby which I only just started playing last year, sport is my enjoyment in life and I hope to continue with it for the rest of my life.
I am currently doing my Cert III in fitness so I can hopefully one day become a personal trainer in a gym or with a sporting team and I look forward to the years ahead of me in the fitness industry.

I would personally like to thank Mitch Birch the the rest of the team at Fitnance for providing me with this opportunity.

Trainee: Charlotte Nolan

Hey, my name is Charlotte Nolan,
I am 17 years old and in my final year of school at St Teresa's Catholic College in Noosa.
I have played and participated in sports my whole life. I am a member of Sunshine Beach Surf Life Saving club and have competed for them in surf life saving for over10 years at an Australian level. I have also represented QLD in swimming and Sunshine Coast in netball and water polo.
I am currently doing my cert III in fitness, through Fitnance and it has been great. Since starting I have learnt so much and hope to continue this course out over the year and maybe even continue on to a cert IV next year.
Mitch has been such a good teacher and I have loved getting close with the others taking part in the course.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Trainee: Monte Reeves

Hey, I'm Monte Reeves.
I'm currently in grade 12 and looking forward to start life.
The reason I'm studying my cert III in fitness because I plan to in the future become a personal trainer or follow up a career in the industry.
I play AFL and I'm planing to go all the way with it and see how far I can get myself.

Trainee: Annabelle Standen

Hey, I'm Annabelle Standen.
I'm 16 years old, currently in my last year of high school.
I have a big sporting history playing most sports that I have had access to growing up on the Sunshine Coast. Some of the main sports I have been involved in have been; Rugby, Touch, Waterpolo,Surf lifesaving and Tennis.

Starting in Term 1 this year I have been doing my Cert III in fitness. It has been an enjoyable first few months and I cant wait to get out into the fitness industry.

Trainee: Kelly Dillon

Hey, I'm Kelly Dillon and a current student at St Teresa's Catholic College in Noosa. I play a number of different sports including rugby union, netball and touch football. With rugby being my main sport I have had the opportunity to be on two undefeated teams, and play in the sevens team at the old Queensland Reds stadium, also I had a once in a lifetime opportunity to have a sevens coaching session by the Australian men & women sevens team. Currently I am completing my Cert III in fitness, with Fitnance.I hope that by completing this course it provides me with opportunities related to all different types of sporting careers.

Trainee: Ben Woods

I am Ben Woods, current student at St Teresa's Catholic College in Noosa Heads. I am 16 years old, and I enjoy playing sport a lot. I play AFL and I am a current member at Noosa Heads Surf Life Saving Club and compete in Iron Man events, Beach Sprints and Flags. This Fitnance course is perfect for me, I love to play sport, keep fit and work out, but the bonus here is that I get payed for it. The group of people that I am doing this course with are incredible too, we all get along and work together when Mitch gives us weird, crazy questions we have no clue about. I someday wish to be a personal trainer, which can take me all over the world, train all kinds of people and see lots of amazing things. I would like to thank Mitch Bich for training us in Noosa every week and to everyone at Fitnance for organising everything and setting all of this up.

Trainee: Peter Breid

Hello, I'm Peter Breid. I am currently attending year 12 at St. Teresa's Catholic College in Noosa. I enjoy sports such as Grid-iron, Baseball, Soccer and Basketball. I began my certificate 3 in Fitness with Fitnance in late February 2012, I enjoy this course very much because of the opportunities it offers in workplaces around the world, and the benefits it provides during the duration of the course. I hope in the following years, to utilise the skills i've obtained throughout this course and seize the unlimited opportunities that the course has and will prepare me for. Even though at the moment I hope to one day enlist in the Unite States Marine Corps, this qualification gives me many ideas as to what alternative options could be :)
Thanks to Mitch and everyone at Fitnance

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Trainee: Nino Magasic

Hello my name is Nino Magasic and I am 16 years old currently attending St Teresa's Catholic College in Noosaville. The sports that i enjoy are Soccer,Waterpolo and Surfing. I am doing Fitnance Cert 3 in fitness to become a personal trainer because I love my sport and I want to stay fit and healthy for my future. As you can see I am one of a kind. :)Love and Peace

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Paul Rackemann: From Monkey King to Bruce Lee - A Kung Fu Journey

Personal Trainer / Group Trainer Wanted

personal trainer/ group trainer
looking for a personal trainer/ group training instructor with experience in boxing and weight loss. must have cert 3 and 4 in fitness with fitness australia registration and insurence. ( blue card is a bonus for you)

be able to work all hours, though mainly morning and afternoon/night shifts. Would assist if lived close to hawthorne/bulimba area.

must have drivers license with own car and able to do split shifts.,

we have a great crew working with us already and looking for someone to fit a role that has just come available.

be able to work in a group/ team environment and take things in your own hands

all 4 fitness
zenon winters
250 hawthorne rd, hawthorne, qld, 4171
ph 0417 078 159 and 38990442

Well done Jets

Burleigh Bears 12 v Ipswich Jets 16
Tries: Todd Seymour, Anthony Don
Conversions: Jordan Rankin 2
Tries: Ramon Filipine 2, Michael Fisher
Conversions: Brendon Lindsay 2

Redcliffe Dolphins 26 d Ipswich Jets 24
Tries: Mitch Rivett 2, Tim Yee, John Kennedy, Allan Heldsinger
Conversions: Wes Middleton 3
Tries: Khan Ahwang, Jayson Rego, Mark Appleton, Jacob Stephan
Conversions: Khan Ahwang 3, Kevin Bell

Burleigh Bears 28 v Ipswich Jets 28
Tries: Matt Lansdowne 3, Jordan Dulay, Morgan Ross
Conversions: Carne Rhodes 4
Tries: Rendy Mam, Sam Parcell, Mervyn Walker, Rhys Tellow, Geoffrey Broome
Conversions: Brett Ferguson 4

Club Manager and Trainers wanted Jets

CLUB MANAGER Jetts 24 hour fitness – Ashgrove
We are currently seeking a Club Manager for Jetts Fitness Ashgrove.
We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic professional, who is passionate about health & fitness, to manage the club operations, sales and a team of personal trainers.
If you have great customer service skills, thrive on responsibility and want to make a positive difference in people's lives, this position provides an excellent opportunity for you.
If you have:
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
• Passion for helping other, health and fitness
• Experience managing and supporting staff;
• The successful applicant will be rewarded with a competitive salary package.
• Only successful candidates will be notified.

PERSONAL TRAINERS Jetts 24 hour fitness, GOODNA(3) / ASHGROVE (2) / BRISBANE CBD (10)
We are currently seeking a Personal Trainer for our Ashgrove/Goodna and Brisbane CBD club.
We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic fitness professionals, who are passionate about health & fitness and want to manage their own personal training business within the highly successful Jetts Fitness model. 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 the day or night, brand new equipment and a future.
Management positions for the right candidate.
If you have:
• Certificate III & IV in Fitness;
• First Aid qualifications;
• An ABN and insurance cover;
• Know how to attract clients and convert enquires to sales;
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
• Self motivation;
• Highly organizational skill and are goal orientated;
We would like to discuss your future with us.

Monday, June 25, 2012

10 week Winter Challenge

The Fitnance 10 week Challenge starts this week!

This week:
All participants should have their fitness testing completed by the end of the week.
We use these results as markers for improvements throughout the 10 weeks.
These tests includes muscular endurance, cardiovascular capacity and some flexibility.
Skinfolds are also available for those willing!

Though not compulsory, the 10 weeks represents the countdown to the Bridge to Brisbane and Brisbane Stampede.

It's not too late to start! See Fitnance staff for details.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Good luck this weekend

Jets v Burleigh
Tito, Machine, Martin and Spas in the Brissie to the Bay Ride

7 Pillars Ride

Trainee of the Month of May: Nicole Rizzuto


Rod and Karen on getting married
Steve and sarah on their engagement

Well done

Well done
Toby Beard in the Cairns 70.3 5:03:52
Jason Nooning in the Cairns IM
David Cutcheon in the Cairns IM

Goodlife Ipswich Club Trainers Wanted

Goodlife Ipswich is currently looking for qualified Club Trainers. 12hours per week.
Please send resumes to:

Find a Personal Trainer

Fitnance trainee, Sam Schneider has developed a fantastic website for Personal Trainers.

It is a free directory for personal trainers to create leads.

Check it out.

Thursday, June 21, 2012


Congratulations Sue for qualifying for the 5th Washington's Strongest Apple - America's Strongest Women Competition 2012. Trials were held on the 2nd of June.

The training for this contest was harder than the 2011 Strongest Woman contest in which Sue was a runner up. Sue took the title of Washington's strongest middle-weight woman which qualified her for the America's Strongest Woman competition. She qualified for the event with the following results;

- 225kg yoke run over 25 metres - 27 seconds
- 130kg deadlift (no straps) - 12 reps in 60 seconds
- 65kg a hand farmers walk over 50 metres - 54 seconds 9hand implements were tough)
- 28kg kettle bell clean and press - 14 reps in 60 seconds
- 50, 60, 70 and 80kg keg load to 1.3 metre platform (standing) - 3 kegs in 30 seconds (failed loading 80kg).

Many thanks to Sue's sponsors;

Gentec Nutrition - Nick Jones and Ang Tsiougus for amazing supplements and ongoing support.
Fitnance - for ongoing use of their training facility
Simon Colley and Ty Johns from Pride Personal Training

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Fitnance Winter Challenge

The Fitnance 10 week challenge is starting the week of the 24th of June!

This date represents 10 weeks to the Bridge to Brisbane and Brisbane Stampede. Each event has a 5km and 10km event, so it suits the most adventurous or conservative fitness goals.
Fitnance will enter a team in the Bridge to Brisbane.

Even if you're not interested in either of the events above, we can still tailor a program to your goals and needs. Whether it be weight loss, muscle gain or just feeling better - we can help you reach your goals.

With a trainer guaranteed every session, weekly weigh-ins, skinfolds every 2 weeks (if desired) - we have all of the necessary tools to help you achieve your goals.

If you can't commit to the full 10 weeks, we can still help out with a shorter challenge to help you keen active through the winter months.

Phone 07 3391 0022 or email for more details.

Monday, June 18, 2012


Athletes and the general public-alike all fall susceptible to fatigue and decreased immune function, so therefor adequate recovery, sleep and nutrition becomes fundamental. When we have a decreased immune response, our immune system is more fragile and less able to fight everyday viruses and germs.

Sleep has been noted as the best form of recovery for physiological and psychological repair and restoration. A decreased immune and endocrine system will impair the recovery process and adaptations to training.

Some tips to enhance quality and quantity;

- plan fluid/food intake - high GI foods and foods high in tryptophan (such as a glass of milk and a banana) promote sleep.
- ensure that the bed is comfortable and at the recommended ambient temperature of (19-21 degrees).
- avoid thinking, planning or other mental tasks whilst in bed - 'to do list'

A study conducted on healthy adults showed that adults who achieved <7hrs/night were 3 times more likely to develop symptoms of the common cold than those who slept >8hrs/night

How much are you getting?


Come and try our new Mobility Class that will be held on consecutive Fridays at 9:30am. It will include a variety of different disciplines, including; yoga, pilates & stretching, trigger points and self massage.

Good luck!

Good luck to Martin Corkery who's participating in a cycle from Spain to France, held on the 23rd-30th this month. The circuit combines both inland and coastal scenery, along with the beautiful cities of Vitoria, Pamplona, which was the city famous for the 'running of the bulls' festival as well as San Sebastian and Bilboa. Part of the trek follows the famous old pilgrimage route known as the way of St James as the cycle briefly ducks into France and then returning again to the Basque Coast.

Ipswich Jets vs Wests Panthers results

Well done to the Ipswich Jets for their great win over the Panthers this weekend!

FOGS Colts

Ipswich Jets vs Wests Panthers 28-10

Ipswich Jets vs Wests Panthers results

Well done to the Ipswich Jets on their narrow victory over the weekend.

Ipswich Jets vs Wests Panthers 26-24

Ipswich Jets vs Mackay Cutters results

Q Cup
Well done
Ipswich Jets vs Mackay Cutters 14-10

Well done

Well done to the following athletes from the Southbank Triathlon Club for their respective awards;

Kristy Harnet - female Triathlete of the Year
David Cutcheon - male Triathlete of the Year
Sarah Richmond - Swimmer of the Year
Zoe Wilson - Runner of the Year


Below is a list of current positions available;

Position: Operations manager
Employer: Softball Queensland Inc
Salary: 48-52k incl super
Location: Brisbane
Phone:3391 2447
Mob: 0409 267 884

The closing date is 28th June, so be quick. applications are to be directed to Sue Nisbet.

Position: Swim Coach
Employer: Sherwood State School P&C Association (Sherwood Sharks Swim Club)
Salary: from $20/hr dependent upon experience and qualifications
Location: Sherwood
Mob: 0411 047 724

Applicants are to forward their CV and referee list to Yasmin Went, President of Sherwood Sharks by the closing date (15th July)

Position: Sport Event Internship
Employer: QSM Sports
Salary: Voluntary
Location: Brisbane
Phone: 3124 6099

All applicants are to be send through a CV to Sebastian

Well done

Well done Sarah Richmond for coming 4th in her age group in the Dambuster Triathlon held yesterday. This was enough to get her to the World Championships being held in Aukland in October. Best of luck!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Club Manager - Jetts

Jetts Fitness at Goodna has an urgent opening for a Club Manager.
The role enables the club manager to perform their own PT business in the club as well. They will be renumerated just above the award rate for a club manager and will have up to another $6000 in bonuses available to them.

There is also another club manager position opening up in Ashgrove in the next 6 weeks.

Contact Rhett Tronc at or phone on 0413 699 690

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Yohans Shol

Hi my name is Yohans Shol. I am 18 years old and I currently attend Saint Laurence's College at East Brisbane. I am currently participating on the completion of my certificate 3 in fitness. I participate in boxing in my spare time and train to hopefully turn it into a career. I have recently started soccer again for the first time in 12 months, but still continue basketball. They call me YOLO because Yohans only lives once.

Hi my name is Jason Pillay, I was born in South Africa and lived there till the age of 6. I then moved to Auckland in New Zealand for 9 years. I now live in Brisbane and I am now a trainee at Fitnance. I am 16 years of age and I attend Cavendish Road State High School, where I was selected for the Soccer excellence program.

Outside of school I play Soccer for Rochedale Rovers FC. My Dream goal is to become a professional soccer player. I started getting interested in sport at a very young age. Fitnance gave me the opportunity to get my certificate III in fitness. I am very excited about this opportunity because it will help set me up to become fit and healthy.

Catalyst: Exercise is Medicine - ABC TV Science

Catalyst: Exercise is Medicine - ABC TV Science

Monday, June 4, 2012

Need CEC points?

Fitnance is hosting two Continuing Education Courses this weekend (9th + 10th of June).

We have Beginner Boxing Course taught by Paul Rackemann on Saturday. This course will cover all the basics of learning and teaching boxing. This includes the stances, basic punching and pad holding techniques as well as more advanced combinations.

There is also an Advanced Lifting Course on Sunday the 10th of June. This course will cover Olympic lifting and its application in improving athletic performance. It will cover the Snatch and the Clean and Jerk, teaching cues for each and how best to incorporate them into a strength training program.

Contact 07 3391 0022 or email