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Summer 2011

CatchFitness For Fitness Professionals

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Snippets WIN Bella wine Workshops Business. Mobile PT Tips Jobs and Opportunities Resources $2,200 treadmill to be won! Support The Photo Gallery

Editor’s Rant Weighty reasons to be a late starter

everything often gets tossed out the window as they head back to their day to day routines.

New Year’s Resolutions….. in the words of Julz Darroch, the energiser bunny from the Good Morning Show and fitness industry mentor, “don’t make them on the first of January.

Not that I want to suggest that our clients/ members do not make resolutions in January. In fact if they haven’t already, we should encourage them to:

“You have the mother of all hangovers and the bank is shut…the smart thing would be to wait till February, when the holidays are over!”

a) make just two resolutions right now, b) but to set the start date for launching into the resolutions in February.

January is a unique month and for our customers, just not always the most conducive to starting a new fitness regime. Even if they do start, then

Hearing this is bound to already put in you in good stead with many of your clients; but, between now and their designated start date, they need to pysch

themselves up and get ready in any way they can. They may need to buy a new tennis racket, book in with a personal trainer or get their sore knee seen to and they’ll also have to plan how to fit their new exercise regime or healthy eating habits into their day to day life. The idea is for them to have all their ‘ducks in a row’ and actually be itching to go when the time comes, and that there, is what January is for! Here’s to a fabulous 2011, filled with more success than ever before.


The Massage Ball is particularly effective on paraspinal muscle tension and when used on trigger points. Reflexologists also report dramatic results where stimulation of zones on hands and feet may help the organism get rid of the body’s waste products. It also stimulates the acupuncture meridian lines, increasing the body’s energy flow. Just $15 – visit for all the details Page 1

snippets “Our normal approach is useless here.” Perhaps this can be our new rallying cry. If it’s a new problem, perhaps it demands a new approach. If it’s an old problem, it certainly does. Facebook: Seth’s Facebook Our latest poll reveals that 44% of you took two weeks off over the holidays, 35% of you took between three and eight weeks, while 22% of you took no Christmas break at all. Help us to help you know more about your industry. When visiting our website please take part in our surveys at

Good reasons for mirrors? Placing a mirror in front of people when they are presented with different food options results in a remarkable 32% reduction in the consumption of unhealthy food. Seeing their own reflection makes them more aware of their body and more likely to eat food that is good for them! This is what Professor Richard Wiseman says in his book “59 Seconds – Think a little. Change a lot”. Based on Prof Richard’s idea, we can imagine people may well work out harder when they see themselves in the gym mirror for the very same reason and even stand taller when they walk past their reflection in shop windows. Maybe mirrors at our office desk would make us sit better too!

Did you know you’re 50 times more likely to be on the first page of a Google search if you’ve got an engaging video on your home page?

Affordable online video at its best Check out or give Phil a call on 0800 352 396.

Thanks to Mike Catton who gave “59 Seconds” to the Catch Crew for Christmas. Page 2

Beautiful Bella Bella by Invivo Wines recently sponsored the 2010 New Zealand Fitness Industry Awards gala event held at the Hyatt in Auckland. Bella is Invivo’s latest release with just 9% alcohol and 30% fewer calories than their standard Sauvignon Blanc. Fitness New Zealand are very pleased to welcome Bella by Invivo wines as a partner for the awards evening , New Zealand Fitness Chief Executive, Richard Beddie says. “The evening is about celebrating success in the exercise and fitness industry, and those in the industry understand life is about balance. So for those who choose to drink, what better than a lower alcohol and lower calorie wine.” With the CE’s approval, the Catch Fitness staff made a point of trying quite a bit of Bella on the night and we can vouch for this being one top notch wine.


Gifts and Functions... If you have a client who loves wine this could well be the perfect gift for them. It’s also a great one to take to dinner parties and as we found out at Christmas it makes for a fabulous talking point. From just $18.99 it would be worth keeping a dozen on hand.


• La Vino, Williamson Ave, Ponsonby – order bella online at: (delivery nationwide) • Point Wines, 141 Queen St, Birkenhead • Sale St Bar, 7 Sale St, Auckland • Farro Fresh, 80 Lunn Ave, Mount Wellington • Edie Fyes Wine Store, 119a Armagh St, Christchurch • Bistro 47 Restaurant, Waiuku • Wine and More, Albany – order Bella online at

Thanks to Tim and Rob at Invivo we have a bottle of Bella to give away as well as a bottle of their Cab Sav. Simply email with the answers to the following questions:

1) At the New Zealand Fitness Industry Awards, which category did Invivo wines sponsor? 2) Who won that Award? Your entry must be received by January 26. We’ll publish the winner on the Catch Fitness Facebook page and on our website on February 1.

Letters from Liow Hey there Catch Readers - Just went through yesterday on my way back flying over here after a great Kiwi summer. We will have a PT Plus Business Bootcamp on February 27 and CEF Seminars will have a running technique assessment and correction workshop March 27 (to be confirmed) and Ian O’Dwyer will be coming over on May 28 to run a session. There’s a couple more on the boil too – I’ll keep ya posted. Ta. Dave CEF Seminars

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workshops Catherine Sissons -BSc, PGDipSportsMed Nova Nutrition & Exercise Innovation Level 1, 32 Market Place Viaduct Harbour Auckland 021 528 302

Easy as Pie Eating Tips for Longer Lasting Results with Clients Friday 28 January 2-30pm – 4.00pm

Designed to help maximise results with your clients this year. Catherine Sissons is the perfect person to able to give other PTs a helping hand. A PT herself, Catherine has a Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Sports Medicine.

GYMSTICK WORKSHOPS Designed for fitness instructors, physiotherapists and other professionals working in the fields of fitness, sport, rehabilitation and health. February 25th – 27th Auckland March 18th – 20th Dunedin May 6th – 8th Christchurch May 27th – 29th Hamilton June 3rd – 5th Wellington Workshops are presented by award winning International Presenter Marietta Mehanni.

to download a registration form, or send an email for more information. Want to try a Gymstick? See Page 8

Join Catherine for $10 if you are a REPs trainers ($15 for others) in the Viaduct. Register and pay before January 22 and she’ll even give you a neat little goodie bag. Only 12 spaces available. For more info check out Catherine’s website at or email

Intro/Basic Pilates Mat Intensive AUCKLAND 18-20 February WELLINGTON 18-20 March

Cadillac Level 2

WELLINGTON 27 February

Fitness Instructor Certificate INTENSIVE

AUCKLAND Core Part A, 24-25th & Core Part B, 26-27 Feb Fitness Instructor, 1-4 March Your first steps to the National Certificate in Fitness L3.

Strength & Conditioning Coach AUCKLAND 17-18 March

Community Coach


Register your interest with

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The courses everyone are talking about!

Nutrition Success Workshop Discover powerful eating strategies to boost energy, enhance health and transform body shape! Perfect for Personal Trainers with workbooks available and 10 CECs attached to them, but also great for clients.

Visit for details Speaking Confidently Lead by Mike Harris and Mike Catton, this one-day intensive course will teach you the skills to be more confident in front of a group, connect emotionally and engage your audience. You’ll learn to structure content to appeal to your audience, increase the curiosity of your listeners thereby increasing their message retention. Learn to use tonality, pitch and pace to add dramatic effect to what you are saying.

Dr. Nick Kimber is the founder and director of NutriFit Health and Fitness Solutions Ltd and Programme Leader for the new Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Exercise Science, Health and Wellness at the CPIT in Christchurch. He has a PhD in post-exercise fat metabolism and also holds a Masters degree which focused on nutritional responses during the New Zealand Ironman Triathlon. Dr Kimber’s athletic achievements including a bronze medal for mountain biking in the 2002 World Masters Games held in Melbourne. Dr Kimber has provided specialised nutrition advice for athletes across all levels of competition and for those who desired weight management and/or improved health.

You’ll also learn how to respond to interruptions and communicate effectively with body language and gestures, plus loads of other awesome material!

Next Workshop

Saturday February 19 in Christchurch (CPIT) from 9:30am - 3:00pm.

Next “Speaking Confidently” February 19 in Christchurch

Nationwide on request.

10% Off bookings made

Keys to Success Two jam-packed, fun-filled days of insights and practical discoveries which will impact and transform your life on every level. You’ll be fully engaged the whole time and gain an understanding of how the brain works and how we can use it more effectively to achieve success with almost immediate results. Next “Keys to Success” February 26 and 27 in Christchurch

For info on nationwide dates email

which mention that you saw the CATCH FITNESS advert for his session on our website!

For Workshop Reminders Join CATCH FITNESS On Facebook Page 3 Summer 2011

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Add punch to your PT sessions Lisa Lilley

Winner of the 2005 NZ Kyokushin Womens Full Contact Open Karate Grand Championship Title.

Join Lisa for an action packed session demonstrating a variety of kicks and punches to use with clients. Lisa will cover correct techniques to keep you safe and your clients injury free. Lisa has 12 years experience in ballet which included time with the New Zealand Ballet and 3 years Modern Dance. For the past 10 years she has practised Karate and Judo and has attained her 2nd Dan Black Belt.

Doula Training coming to the South Island Develop skills as a professional birth attendant (Doula) and deepen your knowledge of the birth process. Lots of hands on skills which can enhance knowledge for Massage Therapists, Yoga teachers, Bodyworkers, Pilates teachers, Midwives, etc. When:

18-20 February 2011


Milmore Biodynamic Farm, about one hour north of Christchurch. See:


$475. Onsite meals and accommodation available. Limited space available - pre- registration essential.

March 5 - Christchurch $30 but just $25 for REPs professionals OR just $20 for PTs on the ‘trainers’ page at

For more information or to register contact: Marina 021 170 9189 or

For more info or to book email

Marina is also taking bookings to do 1-1 craniosacral treatments for those in Christchurch on February 17. Call or email her for more details.

Join one of the Complete Performance Teams and learn about efficient cycling technique, what to eat and drink before, during and after training rides, how to get the most out of your training, and much more. Limited places available to ensure quality coaching and feedback. You will be guided through a detailed training programme that includes duration, intensity and specific details in each session. Running Cycling Kayaking

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free christchurch workshops Thanks to Active Canterbury Network, these workshops are FREE to those in the Canterbury region. IMPORTANT STUFF - If you attended any of the Catch Fitness FREE

workshops in 2010, it is a requirement that you now complete the online feedback Click here to go there now. form. Your feedback and early registration for the 2011 series will help ensure we are able to offer more workshops and greater support to local activity providers like yourself.

Seniors Workshop Date: February 19 Saturday Time: 1.30pm - 4.30pm Venue: Deaf Society Of Canterbury 232a, Armagh Street FOR: Instructors of senior classes and anyone who is regularly working with seniors or would like to be – health professionals, nurses, students, etc. CONTENT: • Andy Hearn, Lecturer in Anatomy & Physiology, Biomechanics at CPIT talks about five key issues that are important for to consider when leading senior’s activities. • Choreography and ideas for seated exercise classes from the very talented and highly experienced Janet Straight. • Two fun tracks and choreo to add to your standing senior classes. • Music ideas from Erin Raines (Winner of the 2010 Freestyle Group Fitness Award) • Afternoon tea and a chance to swap ideas.

Register on line here.

Technique Training Workshop

Date: Friday 4 March | Time: 1.30pm - 3.30 pm | Venue: Deaf Society Of Canterbury Inc | 232a Armagh Street  FOR: Activity providers involved in the prescription of exercises, 1-1, or in group situations and who are looking to up-skill their knowledge. CONTENT: The ‘how to’ of basic exercises which ensures clients and class attendees will always be advancing and staying injury free. Presented by Cross Fit guru, writer and ever popular presenter Peter Evans. Emphasis will be on exercises which require minimal equipment. Register on line here.

Group Fitness Training

Given enough interest we will help organise another subsidised weekend NETFIT COMMUNITY COACH course in April! Perfect for those wanting to get into leading group fitness classes. Please email Make your own great looking POSTERS & FLYERS using the Active Canterbury online resources. While you are there list yourself for free so you and your classes are easy to find.





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Mobile Personal Training Tips By Rachel Marks

Some simple ideas on what to include in your personal training kit. Tennis balls Super cheap, light and easy to take to your mobile sessions. Get imaginative and come up with some really cool exercises based around speed, hand eye co-ordination and balance!

No connection fee Home Phone Wireless is a home phone solution which suits people who may move a lot and/or don’t want to pay connection fees. Instead of having a standard fixed line plugged into the wall, you just connect your Home Phone Wireless device and phone and your calls are delivered over our mobile network, so there’s no fixed line rental charge. Find out if home phone wireless is right for you

Camera Whilst not technically ‘fitness equipment,’ cameras are nevertheless very useful. Use for taking before and after shots of clients, for taking pictures of specific exercises to give to clients to go with their programmes and for just getting a nice collection together for your website or end of year calendar!

Try the Gymsticks FREE for TWO WHOLE WEEKS To book text Anna on 021 275 3777

For more information on the services of PA for PTs head to

Get $20 off with Mobile Broadband Need broadband at home too? Sign up to Home Phone Wireless and a 2GB or 4GB mobile broadband plan and get $20 a month off the price you pay for as long as you have both plans. Plus get a FREE Vodem stick. Offer valid until further notice. Thanks to the crew at Riccarton Westfield VODAFONE (north end) for all their help with setting up the Catch Fitness phones


Congrats to Fiona Compston who won the re-design of her business card. We understand she is stoked with it. Thanks Ruthie - top job! BEFORE


For more information email

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At the end of 2010 the first Catch Fitness Careers Day was held. Employers came from as far as Wellington – (thanks Jan from City Fitness) to talk to students and graduates about the fabulous opportunities they have available. We really appreciate the efforts these businesses went to in coming along and would happily recommend them to anyone who is looking for work in our industry. Thanks also to the CE of Fitness New Zealand for opening the day and for Netfit, CPIT, SIS, Council, Canterbury University and Nutrifit for their valuable contribution to the day.

South Island Jobs (We’d love to advertise any North Island jobs – just fire them on through)

Career Day Exhibitors with positions available City Fitness Snap Fitness Scott – 0272230387 Inspire Training Heritage Health Club Energize Zest Quest M1NT

Join Catch Fitness on Facebook

Other Positions WOMEN IN MOTION is looking for a bubbly fitness professional for a range of part-time work. Variety of career paths for the right type. Apply by email to Phone 349-7500 FORM FITNESS has opened its doors and is now looking for a contract PT. If you are motivated, friendly, active, passionate and open to growing in a team environment. Contact Jen - 027 204 1224 or email your CV to CONTRACT PERSONAL TRAINERS REQUIRED Treat yourself and your clients to a prime location with plenty of parking options. For more information contact: Lani Stead - 021 84 12 84 CONTOURS – THE PALMS. Position available for experienced fitness professional. Phone Ally - 0800 588 555

AVONHEAD CHRISTCHURCH FITNESS STUDIO AND HOUSE FOR SALE. Fitness studio, 3 bedroom house and self contained unit for sale. Current owner would like to rent back SC unit and space in the studio at $250.00 per week. Rent out the 2 other rooms at $220.00 per week and have others pay most of your mortgage AND have your own 75 sq metre fitness studio. Contact owner on 342-9613.

PERSONAL TRAINING & GROUP FITNESS STUDIO Chch 150SQM Floor area plus kitchen, toilets and lift access. INCLUDES: all equipment, branding logo, website, artwork for stationary, uniforms, towels, etc. Current Lease and Terms. Option to take over company vehicle lease. Studio currently has three contract PTs each paying $150.00 per wk with the addition of a further 2 in the New Year. For more information please contact: Paul Stead - 0275 460 555

For more jobs and opportunities in the industry please visit and

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Best Book Buys If you’re on the lookout for some great additions to your library, check out the following:

The Interactive Instructor Kris Tynan

Chock-full of practical ideas, enabling personal trainers and gym floor instructors - new and experienced - to communicate with customers more confidently. Special discount to Catch Readers For ordering details go to:

Bootcamp Blunders Adam Floyd

Sign up for your free copy of Adams special report Bootcamp Blunders: Injury Prevention and Management for Personal Trainers and you will also receive a free monthly Injury Management Newsletter. Well worth checking out as well is Adam’s article on LARS® (Ligament Augmentation and Reconstruction System)

The Complete Health Series For both PTs and clients, this series features 12 PTs from Australia and New Zealand sharing their secrets to provide inspiration, motivation and tips about what works (and what doesn’t). Only $39, you can order your copy from contributing author, Wellington’s Rae Ng.


Thanks Healthy Food Guide for giving 20 Weeks Body & Lifestyle Competition prizes of two, six month subscriptions.

15% Off vouchers now available from Catch Fitness for store wide discounts at Frontrunner. Conditions apply.

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$2,200 Treadmill to giveaway In July 2011, one lucky personal training client will win a treadmill from Elite Fitness. It’s just one of the many prizes totalling more than $10,000 that are up for grabs in this next 20 Week Body & Lifestyle Competition. Also on board this series in supporting trainers to support their clients is Diamond Mine Jewellers, Em’s Power Cookies, Macpac, Richard Dryden Classic Hits Breakfast Show, Horleys, True Grit Hair Spa, Frontrunner, SomeBody Weigh Better, nWow! Coaching, Nu Skin, NLP Christchurch, Circo Arts, Healthy Food Guide, The Coffee Guy, The Roxx, Painting With Light, HealthIntel, Lighten Up, The Web Butler, Vidhost, DineOut, Classic Hits 97.8FM, Nova Nutrition, Pure Health and Wellbeing, Hedonista Perfumery, Kim Stork Photography, Korrene Robinson, The Gallery Restaurant, Forget Me Not Flowers, TLC Sportsmed, Women In Motion, City Fitness – Palmerston North, Massey University Recreation Centre, Hardy’s Health Stores – Palmerston North, Events With Purpose and Going Dancing.

To find out more about how your clients could be winning big check out

South Island Dance Network: your onestop shop online location for dance classes, events, workshops, and activities in the South Island. Join the 500,000+ New Zealander’s who dance regularly each year and socialise while you exercise!

Like Great Food?

Line Dance Classes for absolute beginners through

‘The Comp’ at

If you are looking for a restaurant to try, don’t book anywhere until you’ve checked out the reviews on

Over 40,000 reviews of 5000+ restaurants around the country are online right now. Even better, sign up (for free) to the DineOut community to post your own reviews, enter competitions, take part in online polls and have your say in the online forums.

to experienced dancers, afternoons and evenings in various locations. For further info phone Mary 389 8809 or 021 216 3382 or check out the website

NEW MUSIC Multitrax and Music & Motion CDs available at discount prices - from NZ based Erin Raines (Winner 2010 Freestyle Group Fitness Award). Buy one for $50 buy 3 for $120.

DineOut is NZ’s favourite restaurant review site.

Email for more information.

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New in the Industry? Want to kick start your career off with lots of tools, templates and proven to work action steps?

Are you a successful trainer with a lot to share? Do have ideas, tools and templates that you could share with other trainers.

Join leading trainer Dwayne Thomas for four weeks of business building sessions. Starts January 27th 2011. Thursday’s 10am Christchurch CBD. Only four places available. Just $95 all up.

Run a four week course in your area for new trainers.

Check out Dwayne’s website at and send him an email to register


with your details if you are keen.

Personal Trainers Council Things to check out Otago Region . Canterbury Region Wellington Region Taranaki Region. Hawkes Bay Region Waikato Region Auckland Region .



Your own profile! The new four part series of introductory newsletters to give your clients. Posters to market yourself with. Template forms to use with your clients

To find out more about the PT Council head to

To make the most out of your REPs newsletters, made up with your name and contact details on it. Stamps are also great to use on magazines that you lend to clients and on the back of envelopes.

Want to be an AEROBICS instructor? Check out the NETFIT courses on page four. If you are in Christchurch check out the new course at the Southern Institute of Technology as well. Part time and full time options.

Simply email for more information.

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the gallery Huge congrats to all the finalists and winners of the prestigious 2010 New Zealand Fitness Awards, held at the Hyatt in Auckland in November. Details of who won what can be found at Hats off also to Fitness New Zealand and all the sponsors who came together to produce a spectacular night of celebration.

The 20 Week Body and Lifestyle Competition celebrated the end of yet another successful series with a Gala Event at the Chateau on The Park in Christchurch. Cate Grace (middle) with her clients and friends. Bronwyn Adams Hooper (middle in black) won this series Best PT Award. Seen here with her client entrants.

The next 20 Week Body and Lifestyle Competition starts February 7. For more info head to

What’s this girl doing and how could she promote your business? Find out by emailing Karen now has the only Power Plate Pro MOTION in the South Island at her club. Probably one of the most ‘lush’ machines on the market in terms of vibration plates!

There’s some truly awesome deals going at and even better ones if you are a trainer on the 20 Week Competition ! A great way of adding income to your business and to supply your clients with some nutritious snacks. Catch Fitness loves...

Karen also has a job going at her studio – see the job section.

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