Thursday, March 31, 2011

Ironman Training

Hey Guys,

To all the ironman fanatics out there, try this Greg Welch super session:

210km. Undulating, very similar to the course in Hawaii. 120-140bpm, return trip incorperated 15 minutes at race pace, with 5 minutes recovery throughout the final 1.5 hours.

10 x 1.6km repeats with 30 seconds recovery, attempting to hit 6:20 effort

Redcliffe Developing Athletes

Presenters and Topics Covered

Chris Weier: Strength and conditioning for athletes
Chris is an exercise physiologist who will discuss sports fitness and recovery guidelines for young and established athletes. Chris has represented Australia numerous times at world championship level in triathlon (age group).

Dr Phil Jauncey: How to achieve higher performance from your athletes
Dr Jauncey has worked as a sports psychologist for a number of high profile Australian and Queensland teams including the Queensland Bulls, Brisbane Broncos, Brisbane Lions, Australian Olympic Softball and Baseball teams.

Du'aine Ladejo : Creating a career after sport
Du’aine is an English-born athlete who has won a number of medals in world championships and Commonwealth and Olympic Games. He is now involved in media and has appeared in many TV shows including Gladiators (where he is known as "Predator") and is the creator and executive director/producer of the TV show Australia’s Greatest Athletes.

Karni Liddell : Competing against the odds
Karni, an Australian paralympic champion, is a broadcaster on 4BC radio and a professional speaker. Karni is the ambassador for the Day of Difference Foundation, ACPET, Sporting Wheelies and Disabled Association, Muscular Dystrophy QLD and Montrose Access.

To register, contact Sport and Recreation Services, Department of Communities on (07) 5458 7100 or email

When and Where: 6:30pm till 8:30pm
Thursday 7 April 2011
Redcliffe Leagues Club, Klingner Road Redcliffe
RSVP: Wednesday 6 April 2011

Quote of the Day

In order to excel, you must be completely dedicated to your chosen sport. You must also be prepared to work hard and be willing to accept destructive criticism. Without 100 percent dedication, you won't be able to do this.

Willie Mays
1931, American Baseball Player

12 Week Challange Update

Hi all,

The results of the week 6 cardio portion of the 12 week challange are in.

Congratulations to team Ten (Alan , Rae, Reueben, and Dave), you have finished in first place and will thereby recieve 10 points.

Congratulations to the team of Keeghan, Nelson, Renz and Ryan. You have finished in second place and therefore will recieve 9 points.

Taylor Hardie Blog

My name is Taylor Hardie, I’m 17 years old, Born and lived on the Sunshine Coast my whole life, currently completing my last year of school at Chancellor State College. I’m studying Maths, English, Recreational studies, Business and Cert III in Fitness. My favourite sport is Bodybuilding; my dream is to become a Successful Personal Trainer. My favourite food is probably chicken because I eat so much of it. My fitness goals are to become a Natural Bodybuilder, favourite quote “pain is temporary, glory is forever".

Mitchell Cahill

For those who don’t know me, which is pretty much everyone, my name is Mitchell Cahill and I’m doing my Certificate 3 in Fitness through fitness as a traineeship. I am currently in grade 12 at Chancellor State College, where I do four other subjects as well as this Certificate 3. My favourite sports are AFL, touch football and surf lifesaving. These sports are fun and competitive which suits my behavioural mentality really well as I love the game to be challenging but still fun. I believe that to succeed in sport, you need to have commitment to train hard and eat well, without these major factors you cannot, and will not succeed.

Andrew Lee Fearnley Blog


My name is Andrew Lee Fearnley, I am 16 years old and am currently studying year 12 at Chancellor State College on the Sunshine Coast. I was born in England and was raised there until I was 7 years old where my family then made the decision to relocate to Australia. We started off in Melbourne and eventually made our way to the Sunshine Coast. When I was younger I was involved in a variety of sports. I was a goal keeper for 3 years running for the Langwarrin soccer club down in Melbourne. My interests then followed on into basketball were I have stayed for 5 years, at the moment I am unable to play in a club due to an old injury to my back but I am currently refereeing the Sunshine Coast Spinners Wheelchair Basketball Club. I have completed two certificate 3’s during my time in senior school, the first one was Cert 3 in Athlete Development and the second a Cert 3 in Media. I am working towards my next step by completing the Certificate III in fitness, I have also been nominated for the 2011 Queensland Training Awards.

Fitness Goal: My goal for the future in fitness is to help people lose weight and get back in control of their lives. I would also like to help people with disabilities help keep in shape and get back into sport. My big picture for the future is to help educate and train others to help deal with these major problems, so that everyone can have a bright and happy future.

Daniel Damarra Blog

My name is Daniel Damarra and I am currently in grade 12 at Chancellor State College. I have a passion for fitness, exercise, and sports such as futsal and football. I particularly like futsal and I wish to represent Australia in the near future. I enjoy staying fit and active and I would like to be a qualified personal trainer one day. I have participated in a variety of sports throughout my life such as football, futsal, touch and AFL and I hope to continue to play sport and stay fit for the rest of my life.

James Verdin Blog

My name is James Verdin and I am currently a 12 year student at Chancellor state college. I have a passion for fitness and exercise and I would one day wish to play football as a profession. I am an avid Bowler and one of my life goals is to bowl a perfect game. My entire life has revolved around Football and physical activity. My interests in fitness have always been what have driven me to go above and beyond my competition. I have participated in a variety of sports throughout my life including football, futsal, canoeing, tennis, athletics and bowling.

Caleb Urlich Blog

My Name is Caleb Urlich and I have recently started my Certificate 3 apprenticeship with Fitnance. My whole life has revolved around a variety of sports which primarily include football and futsal. One of my main goals in life is to excel in these sports and hopefully compete at a professional level someday. I am origionally from Auckland New Zealand, but now call Australia home. Ever since doing Work experience as a Fitness Instructor I have had a growing passion for Fitness and exercise and have been interested in becoming a Fitness Instructor/Personal Trainer. My training goals are to help complete other peoples fitness goals and improve their fitness levels, and from there move on to being a Fitness Trainer in a well known sporting team.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Inspirational Quote of the Day

I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. Michael Jordan

Intrust Super Cup Results

The following represents the intrust supercup round 2 results:

Souths Logan Magpies 22:12 Central Comets
Redcliffe Dolphins 28:24 Easts Tigers
Burleigh Bears 20:20 Ipswich Jets
Mackay Cutters 36:12 Sunshine Coast Sea Eagles
Norths Devils 10:32 Tweed Heads Seagulls
Northern Pride 29:6 Wynnum Manly Seagulls

Why is Exercise so important

Hey guys,

Interesting article on why exercise is not only important for mood and fitness, but also for reducing the risk of chronic disease.


Friday, March 25, 2011

Class Timetable

The following represents the class timetable for Saturday the 26th of March.

6.00am: Big Saturday (i.e. Weights, Cardio, etc.).
10.00am: Strongman
4.00pm: Beginner Ride, Murrarie Cycle Track.

Mooloolaba Triathlon

Goodluck to Chris Weier and the Fitnance team competing in the Mooloolaba Triathlon. Note to chris: Not winning = burpees!!

Sunday 27th March 2011


6:30am (Pre Race Brief 6:20am at Swim Start) NOTE: No Daylight Savings in QLD


Swim - 1500m (one lap in the waters off Mooloolaba Beach)
Cycle - 40km (one lap undulating out and back course)
Run - 10km (undulating two lap course along The Esplanade, Mooloolaba)

CEC Points Class Timetable 2011

Boxing Courses:
Beginner: April 2nd, July 9th, Oct 8th
Intermediate: April 3rd, July 10th, Oct 9th
Advanced: Oct 22nd

TaiJi Course:
July 23rd & 24th

Business Course:
April 9th

Advanced Lifting Courses:
May 1st, July 24th, and Oct 16th

Inspirational Quote of the Day

Life has no smooth road for any of us; and in the bracing atmosphere of a high aim the very roughness stimulates the climber to steadier steps, till the legend, over steep ways to the stars, fulfills itself.
W. C. Doane

Intrust Super Cup

Good luck to the Ipswich Jets who have a fixture against the Burleigh Bears at Pizzy park, Saturday, 26 March 2011 5:00PM (local time). Hopefully we can come up with the win!!

Team lists:

Burleigh Bears
1. J Dowling .2 A Don .3 B Morrison .4 J Cameron .5 J Vickery .6 M Mitchell .7 B McConnell .8 L McDonald .9 S Smith .10 M Griese .11 J White .12 J Andersen .13 K Sorensen .14 M Pow .15 S Spring .16 C Hodges .17 B Cross.

Ipswich Jets
1. M Chalk .2 R Filipine .3 D Malone .4 B Marshall .5 J Tomane .6 B Lindsay .7 T Riggs .8 T Lofipo .9 M Fisher .10 T Exton .11 J Ling .12 L Maafu .13 K Lander .14 N Neale .15 S Samau .16 S Martin .17 S King.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Twilight Running Festival 2011

Well done to the Fitnance representatives that competed in the twilight running festival at UQ. The following represents their results:

Marissa Mahony 10
Patrick Nispel 21
Jayden Russ 21
Lauren Nichols 10

Monday, March 21, 2011

Rugby League Results

Intrust Super Cup
East Tigers v Ipswich Jets: 16 – 16

FOGS A grade
Easts Tigers vs Ipswich Jets 20 - 26

Fogs Colts
East Tigers v Ipswich Jets: 18 - 4

Steve Nance: Founder of Fitnance

Steve Nance, who is widely regarded as one of Australia’s leading fitness and performance consultants, developed the company.

Steve’s professional background includes working as the performance consultant to the Brisbane Broncos, Fulham Football Club in England, lecturing at QUT in Human Movement Studies and working with secondary schools such as Ipswich Grammar and John Paul College. He was also in charge of the health and fitness for the World Cup winning Wallabies side under captain John Eales and coach Rod Macqueen. Steve is currently Performance Director for Leeds Rugby in the UK and is returning to Brisbane in 2010.

Melinda Mcleod (BMX champ)

Greetings all,

Melinda McLeod got 2 firsts in the BMX champs last weekin her age. She got a 5th and 2nd in NZ against the opens. Her next race is World Champs in South Africa on April 9th. The Fitnance family wishes you Good luck..

Jayden Hadler Blog


Sport: Swimming
DOB: 23/09/09
Residence: Brisbane, QLD
Height: 184cm
Eyes: Green / Blue
Hair: Light Brown
Sponser: Adidas

Already a 16-time gold medallist at National Age Championship level, Jayden Hadler is one of the brightest young talents to make a splash on the Australian swimming scene this decade.

At the 2009 Australian Championships (World Championship Trials), racing against open competition, Jayden finished seventh in the 200m Butterfly, ninth in the 200m Individual Medley and tenth in the 100m Butterfly. A month later he won six gold and a silver at the Australian Age Championships. Jayden followed these strong performances with a dominant display at the QLD State Championships with two new Australian records. In January 2009 Jayden was fourth in the 100m Butterfly at the Junior Pan Pacific Championships, setting an Australian Age record along the way. This came just four weeks after he broke Australian Age records in the 200m Butterfly and 200m Individual Medley at the Queensland Championships. Recently, Jayden was named Male Swimmer of the Series after outstanding performances in the Trans Tasman Tour. At the 2008 Australian Short Course Championships Jayden made his first big impression on his older rivals, winning silver in the 200m Butterfly and in doing so becoming the youngest male open medallist on the national stage in memory. Previously Jayden had won six gold medals at the 2008 Australian Age Championships and four gold medals at the same meet in 2006. Out of the pool, Jayden is an incredibly mature and intelligent young man with a vibrant and happy personality, making him equally as confident in front of camera or mixing with the older swimmers he races and trains with. Currently completing year 11 at Southern Cross Catholic College, Scarborough, where his favourite subject is Health / PE, Jayden combines the pressure of study, training and racing with remarkable professionalism. Jayden’s father Steve was his first swimming coach and with his wife Colleen provides a very supportive and encouraging environment for Jayden to strive to achieve his goals in. With an exciting future ahead, we look forward to watching Jayden establish himself as a regular member of Australia’s senior swim team.

Interesting Article

How the Evolution of Rugby Fitness Helped Win the World Cup

Toutai Kefu(Before and After Conditioning) by Steve Nance On September 28, 2009 (6:10 am) In Rugby Union

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Quote of the Day

"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take."- Wayne Gretzky

Jets vs. Tigers

Round 1 of the Intrust Super Cup is underway this weekend with the Ipswich Jets facing off with the Easts Tigers on Saturday from 3pm at Langlands Park. Good luck to the fitnance boys Pauea and Junior, you will do well!!

Monday, March 14, 2011

NRL Results... So Far

Sydney Roosters 40-29 South Sydney Rabbitos
Brisbane Broncos 14-16 North Queensland Cowboys
Melbourne Storm 18-6 Manly Sea Eagles
New Zealand Warriors 18-24 Parramatta Eels
Canberra Raiders 40-12 Cronulla Sharks
Gold Coast Titans 16-25 St George Dragons
Penrith Panthers 8-42 Newcastle Knights

Upcoming Fixtures
Canterbury Bulldogs vs. Wests Tigers

A-League Champions!!!

Congratulations to the Fitnance boys who competed in the A league grand final with the Brisbane Roar. This was an amazing night for football in Australia, with the Brisbane Roar winning in a thriller.

Full time
Brisbane Roar 2 (HENRIQUE 117’, Erik PAARTALU 120’)
Central Coast Mariners 2 (Adam KWASNIK 96’, Oliver BOZANIC 102’)

Brisbane Roar 4 (Ivan FRANJIC, Erik PAARTALU, Matt McKAY, HENRIQUE)
Central Coast Mariners 2 (John HUTCHINSON, Alex WILKINSON)

Grand Final
Sunday, 13 March 2011
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Referee: Matthew Breeze
Crowd: 50,168

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Kingscliff Triathlon 2011

Well done to the members of the Fitnance famiy that competed in the 2011 Kingscliff triathlon. It takes a lot of hard work and determination to compete in a triathlon, and we are all very proud of you.

Run Sessions

Hi to all,

An exiting opportunity to have fun and improve anaerobic, and aerobic fitness has arrived. Every tuesday and thursday morning at 5.45 am, 4 x 5 minute running sessions with 1 minute recovery intervals is being conducted with Chris Weier from Fitnance East Brisbane


Personal Training Studio


I have a Physiotherapy Clinic in Logan that has a very well set up gym/personal training studio available for lease within the clinic. We have weights set up, a boxing bag, room to do circuits, pilates equipment, a stationary bike and a treadmill. We are looking at renting it out on a weekly basis to an entrepreneurial type at what I consider to be a very good rate. It is air conditioned, we have reception, off street parking, shower and a change room. It is a great starting set-up with some money to be made.

Sandy Clarke

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Extreme downhill bike run

Extreme downhill bike run: "Watch through the eyes of a crazy Chilean cyclist as he risks life and limb in the VCA race run in Santiago" or as Rocket Rides down Mount Cootha!

Monday, March 7, 2011

WANTED: Personal Trainer For Fast Growing Newfarm Studio

"If You Have Enthusiasm, a Positive Attitude and a few basic fitness skills, I Have a $25/hr Fun and Fulfilling Personal Training Position Just For You!"

Joel Scutt
All Sorts Fitness

Tasks You'll Expected To Perform

•Develop Comprehensive Health & Fitness Programs For Clients
•Tracking Client Progress
•Perform Fitness Evaluations
•Coach clients through 12-week program
•Demonstrate Proper Exercise Instruction
•Provide Ongoing Health and Fitness Education

Required Skills
These are the skills you must already have in order to qualify for this position:

•Good Communication Skills
•People skills and personality
•Health and Fitness Education

Bonus Skills
If you have these additional skills, your resume will go right to the top of the stack (but if you don't have these skills, you should still apply because these are not mandatory).

•Previous personal training experience (fitness studio, health club, in-home trainer, etc.)
•Basic nutrition knowledge
•Certificate IV - Fitness
•CPR Certified

12 Week Challenge Update

Greetings to all.

The twelve week challenge is up and running with many teams posting remarkable numbers in the strength and power challenge. The tables represent the latest results of teams 1 through to 17.


• Results represent the total repetitions/distance/time accumulated to date.
• A blank space indicates that no member from the team has elicited any testing results.
• The following points will be awarded to the teams which have accumulated the greatest number of repetitions/least time/longest distance at the end of the testing weeks; 1st = 10points, 2nd = 9points, 3rd = 8points, 4th = 7points.

Important notice: If teams have not registered their strength and power scores for the week ending 13/03/11 no points will be awarded.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

PT Franchises

Group Outdoor Personal Training has taken off in Australia, and Step into Life is at the cutting edge of this unique business opportunity. Over the past 10 years we've developed a proven business model and created thousands of loyal customers in the process. Right now we have a number of very lucrative franchise opportunities for people who want to take charge of their destiny by developing a business that coaches, supports and encourages you to achieve your business goals whilst you coach, support and encourage others to achieve their fitness goals!
Our simple and effective system, combined with the support of our highly experienced business coaches, our national website, business education programme and Franchise owner knowledge network, allow Step into Life Franchise owners the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of owning their own fitness business while achieving a satisfying and rewarding work-life balance and benefits of healthy profits.
We're on our way up! Come with us if you have:
• A real desire to take control of your future
• The drive to work for yourself and be successful in your own business
• A strong work ethic, commitment and personal integrity
• A passion for helping others achieve their fitness and health goals
• If you don't yet have your personal trainer qualifications, no problems - we can help you with that
• An entrepreneurial spirit and the ability to self-motivate
• You can start your new business and be earning over $80,000 pa in just one year or take over an established franchise with an instant income!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Group Personal Training Coordinator

Group Personal Training Coordinator
Browns Plains QLD 4114Location Browns Plains QLD 4114
Go Health Clubs
· Casual to part-time: 20 to 30 hours per week

· Head office position

This exciting and new opportunity is ideal for a qualified and experienced personal trainer who is seeking to re-enter the work force. The candidate will utilise their highly developed interpersonal and management skills to coordinate a team of personal training subcontractors across all club locations. It is envisaged that the role will encompass between 20 to 30 hours per week and will begin initially on a casual basis with a view to moving permanent part-time. The successful applicant will value integrity, hard work, loyalty and will not be required to personally deliver personal training programs to members.

The main duties of the role will be to:

· oversee the coordination of 30 plus personal trainers across three clubs

· coordinate the hiring of subcontracted personal trainers

· coordinate the training and up-skilling of personal trainers & club fresh trainers

· assist with the successful coordination of PT programs within the club

· coordinate and attend regular meetings with Personal Trainers and club managers

· assist in the delivery of PT inductions

The ideal person for this role will be not only be passionate about fitness, but passionate about the business of Go Health Clubs and will help to develop the role as Go Health Clubs grows.

GO Health Clubs is committed to setting up its employees for success. Hard work and loyalty are highly valued, as is providing the best support for all our employees to obtain their personal goals and achieve job satisfaction.



· Cert 3 & 4 in Fitness (or equivalent qualifications)

· 5 years or more experience as a Personal Trainer within a health club environment.

· Experience with running a Personal Training business

· Fitness Australia Registration

· First Aid and CPR qualifications

· Passionate about Fitness

· Effective communication skills

· Recruitment & training experience ideally with personnel trainers


· Previous experience with coordinating personal trainers

· Previous management experience

To Apply
Send through your letter, photo and resume to address the above criteria by Friday 18th March

Thursday, March 3, 2011

PT Job Redclffe.


I am a 27 year old working single Mum who is desperately wanting to shed the 25 kilo's i put on during my pregnancy and the year of sleepless nights following.

I am very dedicated and committed to doing this and i want to do it now.

I would like to do 3 x 1hr one on one sessions per week ideally at 6:45pm. Monday, Wednesday and Friday would be excellent, but any 3 days are fine with me.

I am looking for someone willing to accept $100 a week for these 3 sessions. I will be committed to my personal trainer for at least a 6 month period, so i am a good time investment!!

If you are qualified and can help me with rapid weight loss (not muscle gain) and are willing to accept $100 a week for 3 1hr one on one sessions in the Redcliffe area then please call or msg me asap on 0466249716 for a Monday start!!


Thankyou kindly :)

Marco Lucente

My name is Marco Lucente and I am 16 years old. I was born in Australia but have an Italian background. This year is my second year at kelvin grove; I am in grade 11 and attended Padua College in grade 8 and 9. At school I study Health and Physical Education, Maths B, Recreational studies, English and Ancient History. I played soccer since I was 5 years old until last year, in those years I began boxing and made a hard decision to change from soccer to boxing. I’m very grateful to have just started my certificate 3 and wish to get onto the cert 4 and complete it before I finish school. My goal is to go far in the fitness industry but also go far in my boxing.