Thursday, 31st March, 2016

Incredible Body Transformation Story

Anastasia’s inspiring weight loss journey proves how important it is to have a healthy, well balanced lifestyle no matter your age or size.

“If I could help even just one person to get inspired & motivated to make a change then this is worth sharing…3

8 years ago I fell pregnant and gained over 20kg. I was so huge everybody was asking if I was having twins. After giving birth my life was moving 100 miles an hour and making time for myself was nearly impossible. I was in a comfortable routine of being a mother, a wife, a worker and getting a decent sleep those days was a bonus and so it seemed impossible for me to lose the weight.

My turning point was sometime last year when my daughter asked me to run with her from the car to school. I was so out of breath I couldn’t keep up. I thought to myself this is ridiculous – I’m 35 but I feel so old! I don’t want be like this anymore, I need to make a change.

The thought of joining a gym where I would be surrounded by super fit and attractive people was far too intimidating for me, so I looked up ways I could exercise at home until I was in a more ‘acceptable’ shape to join a gym. But it happened again, I was stuck in the same old routine and finding time to exercise seemed impossible.

I then came across a Groupon voucher for a month’s gym membership. In that 4 weeks I found myself hooked and was actually enjoying exercise. I was feeling happier and found myself having loads more energy during the day. I now train 5-6 times a week at All Sorts and I love it!

Fitting the gym in to my busy schedule hasn’t been easy – I have had to move a few things around in my day and sometimes it means my day is extra long. But to be healthy and happy is so worth the sacrifice! I can now run with my daughter and even beat her!

So here I am, still an ongoing transformation journey to a fitter healthier me, I have gone down 3 dress sizes and am 10kg lighter!

My 6 top tips to get started:

1. Schedule your training time like a meeting, put it in your diary and stick to it. The first one is always the hardest but schedule the times in your diary for next few weeks. Trust me, it doesn’t matter how busy you are, you CAN find the time.

2. If it is your first time training, think about getting fitter, not about how much kg you want to lose. I was far more focused when I wasn’t stressing about the number on the scales. The scales aren’t important as you can gain muscle and lose fat but can still be the same weight.

3. Take a photo of your body, and take more photos quarterly or bimonthly. You will be amazed with your achievements! And use that to keep you motivated for the next quarter.

4. It will feel sore. After a hard training session I always feel very sore the next morning but I have to keep moving and do some stretching – Yoga and Pilates are good for recovery day.

5. Try all the classes so you can find the one that you love! Talk to a trainer and make sure they know you are new so they teach you proper techniques for even basic exercises to avoid injury.

6. Most importantly, smile and enjoy ‘me time’ in the gym/class!

All Sorts has such a wide variety of classes and equipment it’s hard to get bored. I love to mix it up with GRIT, TRX, Combo, BodyPump, BodyAttack, Boxing and FFC. These classes are great for complimenting each other. Tuesdays are my back to back classes with 30 min GRIT class followed by TRX!

If I can do it, I believe anyone can too! Just take that first step in the fitness wheel and get it rolling. It will feel easier once you get into routine it’s just taking that first step!”

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Wednesday, 30th March, 2016

Are you getting enough sleep?

Sleep and rest are equally as important as exercise and nutrition. Not getting enough sleep can be detrimental to our bodies and can be a contributing factor to gaining weight. All Sorts Wyong trainer Emma Blake is here to give you the DL on why sleep is so important for our health.

Our Endocrine System is responsible for releasing the maximum amount of fat burning hormones. Having less than 6 hours sleep a night results in our Endocrine System releasing fat storing hormones rather than fat burning hormones. Therefore, your metabolism slows down and the immune system is compromised. Getting 6 – 8 hours sleep a night helps strengthen your immune system, improves your physical performance, reduces stress and helps with weight loss.

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Triple Threat Basketball Academy

Introducing Triple Threat Basketball Academy starting at Indoor this April.

The goal of Triple Threat Academy basketball camps is for all campers to work hard and build confidence in a fun and energetic learning environment. For more information contact henry@triplethreatbasketball.com.au.

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Thursday, 24th March, 2016

NEW Swim Squads

Development your swim skills, strength and stamina across all four competitive strokes.

Squads start this April. Book in now to secure your place.

  • 3 level program
  • Squad session ranges from 1 hour to 1.5 hours depending on the level
  • Squad swimmers can swim up to 3 sessions per week

Swim squad program April 2016

Wednesday, 23rd March, 2016

Swim Holiday Intensive Program

Enrol now to secure your child spot!

All Sorts Swim School Holiday Intensive Program is the best way to boost your child’s swimming. With 1 months’ worth of swimming lessons in just 1 week or a terms worth in 2 weeks it’s the quickest way for your child to improve their swimming skills.

  • Runs every school holiday in the mornings
  • Each class has the same teacher for the entire week
  • Assessment completed at the end of the week

Swim holiday program April 2016

Tuesday, 22nd March, 2016

School Holiday Camps – April

School Holidays are just around the corner and our holiday camps and academy’s are filling up fast! Book in now to secure your child’s spot.

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Would you know what to do if your child was drowning?

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We cannot stress enough at All Sorts how important swimming lessons and water safety is for your kids. In Australia drowning continues to be one of the most common causes of preventable death in children under five. This statistic shows that not enough is being done to stop our kids drowning and we simply aren’t prepared if the unimaginable happens.

Here are five tips for parents to bear in mind to protect and prevent your children from water-related death or injury.

1. Build a barrier.

Make sure that you restrict your child’s access to the pool through a properly installed fence that self-closes and self-latches and don’t get into the habit of propping it open when you have to do a few trips to and from the pool.

Almost 50% of pool drownings happen due to this type of carelessness or because pool owners failed to fix a faulty gate or fence. When we think about water safety we often only worry about inground pools but you need to consider anything that contains water around the house, no matter how shallow it seems. Inflatable pools with a depth of more than 300mm need to be fenced, covers should be put on your spa and tank, and water features and ponds need to be covered with mesh.

2. Learn CPR.

Knowing how to respond quickly and confidently if your child is drowning could be the difference between life and death. It’s also important to encourage your family and friends to learn CPR.

3. Supervise!

Drowning happens quickly and silently. It is very easy to get distracted by a million tasks on your to-do list but if your children are near water it is essential that they are watched at ALL times – an occasional glance over to them in between chores isn’t enough.

The 2015 Royal Life Saving National Drowning Report found that 81% of drowning deaths in children aged 0 to 4 occurred due to falls into water when adult supervision is lapsed or was totally absent. Supervised children don’t drown. Stay vigilant.

4. Enrol in swimming lessons.

Swimming lessons for kids not only ensure they are safe in water but also benefits their health and wellbeing. All Sorts Swim School is a fun and safe environment for your kids with expert instructors teaching people of all ages (ages 6 and up).

 5. Talk to your kids.

It’s important to discuss water safety with your kids and have firm rules in place about how to behave around water. Keep the conversation simple and clear, use stories to capture their attention and make sure you get them to repeat the messages back to you to show they understand. It might sound pedantic but repetition is key.

When we think of summers spent by the pool we can often ignore the real danger that water presents to young children. In NSW alone, pools have claimed 83 innocent young lives in the last 13 years.

The Royal Life Saving’s Be Pool Safe campaign is striving to reduce death and injury in our backyards. They have a home pool safety checklist you can use to ensure your pool is safe. Simple actions save lives. Be responsible and act.

Details taken from http://www.themotherish.com/pool-safety/

Thursday, 17th March, 2016

Instructor of the month – March

This month we would like to congratulate two of our Yoga and Pilates instructors, Brooke and Lauren.  Since our NEW Yoga and Pilates studio opened this year, our classes have become increasingly more popular thanks to our amazing instructors with their years of experience and knowledge in Yoga, Pilates and Body Balance. Brooke and Lauren’s classes are extremely popular and are nearly always full. They are a great asset to All Sorts!

Brooke

1. What led you into becoming a fitness instructor?  I grew up with sport as a massive part of my life. From gymnastics to sport aerobics training was what I did – it taught me so much not only about my body but also about what we are capable of achieving if we focus and commit to something. Ultimately I enjoyed the challenges and rewards of training and exercise and wanted to share this with others.

2. Outside of your classes, what do you like to do for fun? For fun I like to travel to new places, go skiiing, have handstand competitions with friends and drink coffee!

3. What is the one thing about you most people don’t know? I have been to 43 countries and still counting ?

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Lauren

Congratulations to the lovely Lauren. Lauren has been a Pilates instructor for over 10 years. She teaches in post natal Pilates and physiotherapy Pilates. She is extremely popular and her classes are always full! She is such a great asset to All Sorts.

1. What led you into becoming a fitness instructor?

I used to be a dressage rider and wanted to improve my riding technique. I also had grandparents who struggled with falls and wanted to help with fitness and balance.

2. Outside of your classes, what do you like to do for fun?

I love to spend time running and practicing yoga with my boyfriend and generally being outdoors.

3. What is the one thing about you most people don’t know?

I was completely horse mad and was pony club champion!

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Tuesday, 15th March, 2016

Easter Timetable

Please note: there will be limited classes over the long weekend. The gym and pool will be open 24 hours as usual.

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Monday, 14th March, 2016

Member of the month – March

Congratulations Michael Gutman.
Since joining in November last year, Micheal has lost over 5 kilos! He is well known by staff for his friendly and positive demeanor. Well done Micheal, keep up the good work!

What was your turning point that made you want to join the gym? I needed to reduce my diabetic medication by losing weight.

What motivates you to come to the gym? It is more motivating for me to come to the gym than walk in the park.  Watching other members train motivates me and I have lost 5 kilos to date!

Why did you choose All Sorts fitness as your place to train? Susan and Carlie made the decision easy as they are friendly, positive and encouraging.  Everything I need is here in the one place, it’s like going A to Z in the one building.

How many times a week do you come in to train? Twice

What else are you doing to compliment your workout? Planning meals better and watching what I eat.

What advice would you give someone starting out for the first time in the gym? Work at your own pace and seek advice from the professional trainers.

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