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Fit Stuff September News

The wait is over 🎉

 It’s back, it’s bigger, it’s better and it’s taken on the feedback you provided at the end of last challenge!

Some quick facts:

  • Price remains unchanged. $99 deposit + $50 p/w over 10 weeks. Group fitness is not charged in addition to this, $50 weekly is all inclusive.
  • New weekly social activities, don’t stress, we’ve kept your favourites!
  • You asked for the weekly fitness challenges back, so they’re making a return!
  • Additional Nutrition seminars with Kellye O’Brien from The Clean Life Collective. Maybe even a live cooking seminar if you work hard!
  • Additional prize categories!
  • Improved bio-scan machine, same great information with improved information layout to make it easier to understand.


Start Date: Friday 11th October.

Please ensure you are available both Friday 11th Oct (evening) and Saturday 12th Oct (morning) – it’s more important this round than ever that everyone is able to attend both of these sessions.

My inbox is filling up with registrations this morning guys and I know there are a lot of you who are still to register!!!


New activities, new prize categories, weekly exercise challenges, hands on nutrition seminars with Kellye, a new and improved InBody Scanner, and much more…


Rhys, Kellye and I have worked hard at bringing you the challenge you asked for, but we have set a cap on numbers and don’t have flexibility to change this –


Get your registrations in asap – no payment is due on registration. 


If you have any questions, send Rhys, Kellye or myself a message, and we’ll see you all on October 11th ready to smash some goals!


  • Kate our amazing Yoga instructor returned last Friday to recommence her fortnightly rejuvenating and recharging Yoga sessions! Do not miss these 5:30am fortnightly Fridays.
  • Nicci is back WOO HOO! We now have our family friendly Tuesday 5pm session running running each week at G J Walter Park!
  • This round officially ends Saturday the 21st of September then we move into School Holiday timetable for 2 weeks!
  • Round 4 starts Tuesday the 8th of October!







Here are ideas for recreating that feeling you had on the first day back at school with fresh crayons inside the latest New Kids on the Block backpack:


  1. Make two lists — “I’m happy about” and “I want to do more.”Remember, in January, when you thought about the New Year? You only have just over one-third of it left. What are you happy about so far in 2019?
  2. Lay out your Q4 calendar.Look at the big events that you know you want to make room for in 2019. It may be planning a visit to see friends over a holiday or making some serious lifestyle changes?
  3. Create your own curriculum.When is the last time you felt uncomfortable because you had to learn something new? These opportunities won’t knock on your door, so you’ll have to make time!
  4. Connect with your “guidance counsellor(s).”Meet with a mentor or advisor for their insights on your plans. In our busy lives, this step is often dropped!
  5. Jump start how you plan and organize your day. If you are still keeping track of lists and your “‘to do’s” exactly as you did in your very first job or in school, you may need a refresh. Check out the new apps that can help you integrate tasks into other parts of your lives!
  6. Look at your extra curriculars. If your life is only work and obligations, find the extras that will be meaningful and helpful to you. Take up yoga. Join a book club. Participate in an industry discussion group where you’ll learn and meet new people!
  7. Pick one thing you’ll drop. Identify one action or behaviour that you will stop doing. Decide to stop checking your phone before you say good morning, stop feeling like you have to answer every email as soon as it arrives, stop the critical self-talk or stop letting others take control of your schedule. Find the one habit that you need to let go!
  8. Make it the year of doing things different. Just a change in our routine causes our brains to wake up and see new possibilities. Routine can cause us to stop thinking, seeing or learning. Find the one change that helps you see things in a new light. Ride your bike to work, write, try eating only plants, experiment with your new business idea! 

Your Health is Wealth – My New You tube Channel!

If you are enjoying content from my ‘Say it Sundays’ & my Fit Stuff Member Only Tuesday videos that have focused on various stretch movements and routines, discussing preservatives in food and their harmful effects and more…

Click this link and feel free to subscribe to my new channel.





Congratulations to the lovely Cathy Emery & Jen Mentz who are combined members of the month! Cathy & Jen have won a $20 voucher from Love Juice.

Show these two hard working ladies some Fit Stuff love!


Please remember to collect your $20 Love Juice Voucher in store at Cleveland.


Ask the girls at front counter by saying your name and they will give you your voucher.

60 Seconds with Member of The Month for August Helen Lawlor

What is your biggest achievement?

Moving to the UK and travelling was a big deal for me when I was younger. Nowadays it’s raising my 3 kids (and surviving each day). Being Fit Stuff member of the month is up there too.

What makes you laugh?
My husband can still make me laugh after 12 years of marriage. Which is just as well because he’s not as good looking as he used to be.

Who inspires you?

When I meet motivated and energetic people they inspire me to do more and be more. They remind me to break out of the rut of routine and strive for that feeling of achievement.

What’s your favourite meal?

I can’t go past a good curry and naan (with a beer on the side).

If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be?
Just one thing?! I’d start with having parents and schools teach kids how to be fulfilled by living a life of less, removing the unnecessary worries, and bringing the simple joys back. And for us all to respect our environment and community. For a start.

What’s your most embarrassing workout moment?
Not showing up to boot camp. Again!

Any additional comments regarding Fit Stuff?

Without the Fit Stuff team, I’d still be staring at the back of my eyelids each morning and missing the sunrises, friendships, and hearing Nate call us all bastards. Who’d want to miss that?


Nicci’s News

Hi everyone,

Well what a trip I had to Hawaii. Not only did I smash out a Spartan weekend but also had some beautiful family time aswell.
So this was my first of hopefully many overseas Spartan and endurance event adventures for me. There were a lot of firsts it was also my first Spartan 12Hr  hurricane heat. This can be such a daunting event because you have no idea what tasks you will be given by the Kryptia. So training wise heading into this was Obstacle style training weighted pack training, hills and running.

So Friday started at 3:30 with a good brekky and out to the ranch for 5 o’clock sign on which included weighing my 20lb sandbag. Meeting the other Spartans I knew we had an amazing bunch of people together. We started off with some team tasks then started on our individual challenges. As you started a task you had no idea  how long you had to get the task complete or how much you has to get done in the time frame you were given to receive your puzzle piece for that task. Our puzzle pieces were a turtle magnet and we had 7 to collect. We also had 3 bonus beads up for grabs.

So the other mind game with that was not knowing how many we needed to be able to graduate at the end of the 12 hrs. So you could go for the whole 12hrs and not get your dog tag at the end (that would be tough).

Happy to say I graduated with perfect score 10/10 and came away a stronger person physically and mentally from my 12 hr hurricane heat (you never know what you are capable of until you get pushed passed what you believed was your limit physically and mentally.

Saturday-the 21km beast was my next event on. I went into the event so fatigued (the worst I have ever felt) but smashed through it. We were climbing hills that were mud using ropes and trying new obstacles that Australia doesn’t have. Hawaii is the most amazing place to do an event. Back to the hotel in the afternoon for a really good dinner.
Sunday-The Super (14km) and Sprint (5km) were next. I was feeling so much better. Still a few issues but ready with a lot more energy. Me and my race buddy had a ball. Soaked up the atmosphere and realized just how blessed I was to be where I was.
I hope this has given you a little taste of what my Spartan weekend. It is the most I have done in one weekend.
You never know going into endurance weekend like this if they are going to be successful or not.

The question is what measures success?
To me success is turning up giving it your all, pushing yourself further than you think possible and hopefully inspiring people around you to believe in their dreams as much as you believe in yours.

Remember dreams only become real with hard work and believing in yourself enough to make them happen

cheers Nicci



Fit Stuff Testimonial – Steve Hynes

Growing up I always played lots of sport and lived a relatively healthy lifestyle. In 2013 I tore my medial ligament in my knee playing touch footy. I was frustrated not being able to play sports and instead of following a strict rehab program I became lazy and made excuses, which led to me gaining 30kg over the next couple of years.
I knew what I should and shouldn’t be doing with regards to diet, exercise and booze, however I kept using the knee as an excuse, (along with ongoing calf and hamstring strains) and I struggled to lose the weight I’d gained. I first met Nate in 2017 when I attended one of the group PT sessions he does for my current workplace twice a week. He was friendly, motivated and a ball of energy and he was so keen to get me training, plus he was very accommodating with my injury. The first session was killer but I made it through unscathed and motivated to return. The second session I pulled my calf muscle, but finished the session. Nate gave me some great advice on treatment & rehab, however I was lazy and didn’t follow it and once again I made excuses not to exercise.It wasn’t until a chance encounter with Nate at the shops one day in early 2018 that he told me about an 8 week challenge he thought I should sign up for as it would kick start my exercise and healthy lifestyle change. 
The challenge was amazing – Nate is such an incredible motivator and tailored the challenge to suit my knee, calf and hammy injuries. With Nate handling all the exercise and Kellye helping with good food and meal choices I lost 14kg in the 8 weeks.
The challenge was tough – I still remember thinking I was going to die the first session but I kept going and pretty quickly the weight started dropping off me and the exercises became easier.After the challenge I signed up to Fit Stuff and started doing the Saturday boot camps which I absolutely love. Doing 3 sessions a week with Nate, along with healthy eating, I continued to lose weight and by February 2019 after 8 months I had lost 32kg. 
It’s been a year now since I first started the 8 week challenge and I’m maintaining my weight at 77kg, down from 109kg in June 2018. I have so much more energy and have never felt better.Nate’s group sessions are amazing – hard work but loads of fun. He tailors the sessions so beginners can participate as well as regulars by modifying the type of exercise and level of intensity to suit everyone with all different levels of fitness.Everyone at the group sessions are so friendly, welcoming and motivating and even though the workouts are hard, there are always plenty of laughs.Nate is a fantastic trainer and such an incredible guy. His energy, positivity and excitement for life is addictive and you can’t help but smile when he is around. 
I owe him so much for changing my mindset for the better and helping me get my life back


Nutrition Tip – Which foods boost the immune system? 

Happy Healthy Eating!



Ginger is another ingredient many turn to after getting sick. Ginger may help decrease inflammation, which can help reduce a sore throat and other inflammatory illnesses. Ginger may also help decrease nausea

While it’s used in many sweet desserts, ginger packs some heat in the form of ginger, a relative of capsicum. Ginger may help decrease chronic pain and may possess cholesterol-lowering properties, according to recent animal research.



Most people turn to vitamin C after they’ve caught a cold. That’s because it helps build up your immune system. Vitamin C is thought to increase the production of white blood cells. These are key to fighting infections.

Popular citrus fruits include:

  • grapefruit
  • oranges
  • tangerines
  • lemons
  • limes
  • clementines

Because your body doesn’t produce or store it, you need daily vitamin C for continued health. Almost all citrus fruits are high in vitamin C. With such a variety to choose from, it’s easy to add a squeeze of this vitamin to any meal.


Cheers Nate and Nicci

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