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» Fascial Fitness presentation : PT Academy : 14th March : 05 Mar 2011
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Fascial Fitness presentation : PT Academy : 14th March : 05 Mar 2011

I saw a presentation by Michol Dalcourt a couple of years ago where he opened with "There is only one muscle in the body". He was referring to the fact that all muscles were inter-connected by the fascia that surrounds them. Here is an opportunity to find out the surprising and integrative role of fascia in force transmission, injury, and repair.

The Personal Training Academy are running a 'Facial Fitness' seminar on 14th March from 9:00am to 5:00pm at their facility in Prahran. The session is being presented by Thomas Myers.

Description:
Fascia is the missing element in fitness training. After many years of being the 'Cinderella' of body tissues, new research into the fascinating role of our body's sinews has revealed new strategies for building our 'fascial body' to balance the strength and tone we are bringing to the muscular tissues in training.

This one-day course, designed for the personal trainer, fitness coach, Pilates, yoga or martial arts instructor, brings together a rich diversity of new images of fascial dissections and research findings to understand the surprising and integrative role of fascia in force transmission, injury, and repair. The day will include demonstrations and practical applications shown to produce maximum strength and resilience and to prevent injury (most injuries are connective tissue injuries).

See and feel the various layers and types of fascial tissue and understand how 'sensori-motor-amnesia' can rob us of our full potential, and how all the fascial tissues 'hang together' to make total body movement.

Tom Myers has been exploring and collating new research information on the fascial webbing and its role in the real biomechanics of the body for the 35 years he has been practicing integrative bodywork. He is constantly developing 'Fascial Fitness' material in conjunction with Dr Robert Schleip of Ulm University in Germany.


Fee: $275.

For more information contact Ellie on 1300556540 or (03) 95168800 or by email at ellie@ptacademy.com.au.

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Five reasons why your fitness job will survive an economic downturn : 24 May 2012

I've heard from a few different news sources in Victoria that the GFC is finally catching up with us. It wouldn't surprise me to hear that similar things were being said about other states. Personally, I choose not to buy into that sort of talk - it sounds like a short step before you throw in the towel! Following are five reasons why your fitness job will survive an economic downturn...

  1. People are fat and getting fatter!
    "AUSTRALIA has become the fattest nation in the world, with more than 9 million adults now rated as obese or overweight, according to an alarming new report." from the Age, 20/06/08. And if you choose to view the statistics for Victoria (where the previous article came from), things are getting worse. From 2003 to 2009 the percentage of obese males has moved from 14.3% to 18.3%. 3 in 5 Australian adults are overweight or obese!

  2. People are putting health as a priority
    "Australians are increasingly viewing fitness spending as a necessary expense.." says IBISWorld General Manager (Australia), Robert Bryant. "Rising health awareness, particularly among older age groups, has broadened the target market for fitness service providers". As an industry professional, you are having a direct impact on the quality of life for any Australians, no matter their age.

  1. The Fitness industry is growing faster than ever before
    "Australia’s ageing and increasingly health-conscious population has seen an explosion in the number of fitness instructors, suggesting the health and fitness industry is ripe with opportunity." - Michelle Hammond, 16th February, 2012. As mentioned in an earlier edition of PR, the growth of Anytime Fitness in Australia is outperforming all other countries!

  2. More and more places are scouting out fitness professionals.
    Fitness instructor and Personal Training jobs are no longer limited to the gym; Cruise ships, hospitals, resorts, yoga studios, recreation centers and countless other facilities are all looking for fitness instructors to bring on board.

  3. If you can’t find a job as a personal trainer, you can make a job as a personal trainer!
    The beauty about the fitness industry is that you don’t have to be an employee to find work. You can create your own job, be your own boss, and build your own thriving business. SPOILER ALERT! Running your own business is hard yakka, BUT if you have the drive, determination and passion, there are many ways in which you can create your own opportunities.

Do you share my enthusiasm? I would welcome your thoughts below.

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Freelance Studio Hire available in Brunswick, Melbourne. : 23 Jan 2014

Freelance Studio Hire available in Brunswick, Melbourne.

We have a well-equipped and spacious studio available for you to provide Personal Training or group exercise sessions for your private clients.

This opportunity to suited to...

  • Personal trainers
  • Yoga instructors
  • Group class instructors or 
  • Pilates instructors

Our Personal training studio is private and is an appointment only run facility.

We offer a..

  • fully equipped personal training studio 
  • Over 200 square metres of open floor space
  • Cardio and resistance training equipment
  • 4 Cable machines
  • Dumbells, Barbells, Clubbells, Kettlebells, Bosu’s, Foam rollers, boxing equipment, plus more
  • Change amenities. 

We welcome any enquiries from fully qualified professionals to hire the studio on a permanent or casual basis. Please email me at emma@myofunction.com.au for more details.

www.myofunction.com.au

 

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