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FITREC 2.0  MEDIA RELEASE SUNDAY JULY 23rd 2017

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Who is FitRec?

Thomas Plummer Filex 2018

He doesn’t teach old tricks

It’s been a few years since Thomas presented at Filex but he’s back for 2018!

Known as the godfather of fitness business to many Thomas Plummer packs the rooms at any convention he presents at. Many times people are left standing or sitting on the floor.

The man is hot property and you cant question that, people vote with their feet and the feet are in the door and the bums are on seats.

Why is he in demand?

Thomas doesnt sell old tricks! 

 

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#BrainTumoursAreNotRumoursTheyNeedFundingToo

Body & Soul 24/& Gym is proud to be working along side:

The Red Gala Ball to be held in honour of the late Sue Cornish in  July.

I never knew Sue however I have heard lots of lovely stories about her strengths,her favourite colour red and her courageous battle with a disease that takes the lives of many each day. 

My role and my clubs role is not one of recognition but one of awareness, brain tumours take the lives of more children than any other disease. Brain tumours receive less funding than any other disease and in some cases none. Brain tumours can cancel out a persons life in a season. 

In 2016 I was tagged in a post on social media by Elise Steenhuis the post asked for assistance in displaying posters for an event called The Red Gala Ball. I read a little further and noticed it was to raise funds for brain cancer awareness and research. I messaged the ladies and jumped on board. In 2013 I myself was diagnosed with a benign brain tumour and like us all when we are told we have a health issue I became the stalker of research. Sadly there’s really not been a lot accomplished in the last decade, this is because of a lack of funds. Yes, we have Dr.Charlie Teo and we have Carrie Bickmore fighting for us but who else? Lack of funds from donations and lack of funds from our government have left us to totally rely on outside sources. In a video I placed up on social media I asked the then Prime Minister Tony Abbott why we don’t get funding. Is it because the survival rate is low and dead people can’t vote. Mr. Abbott didn’t call me back and the survival rate is still low. 

In my lifetime we won’t find a cure but we can lay the foundation now for a better future so that moving forward the next generation of brain tumour patients can have better choices to make with longer survival rates. I hope we can bring awareness and research to brain tumours just like The McGrath Foundation did for breast cancer. 

I consider myself one of the lucky ones, I still have the power to make an impact not only through raising public awareness for research but to also educate people on the importance of health, diet and exercise through my own business.  Had I not been fit and healthy I would have found out too late and surgery would have been my only option. I opt no surgery. 

Lets be grateful that we have been giving this option to make a difference , big or small. 

Brain Tumours Are Not Rumours They Need Funding Too. 

 

Mel Tempest is the owner of Body&Soul 24/7 Health and Fitness Studio. Established in 2003 and located at 950 Humffray Street South. She is also an ambassador for The Brain Tumour Alliance Australia.

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From Surviving to Thriving

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A story of childhood,education,fitness, death and tumours.

http://www.joomag.com/magazine/mel-tempest-ebook-collection-from-surviving-to-thriving/0625160001483408024

Is Isolation and Innovation Causing Bad Health?

 

So late on a Saturday night I was reading “Growing the Fitness Sector through Innovation “ just snippets here and there on innovation, technology and mindset. It was interesting to re-read some comments, in particular “to change mindset we must change leadership” something I feel strong on and agree with.  As I made my way through the pages I realised that maybe the reason we have such an obese, unhealthy people global problem is because we’ve created it! Yes, us the fitness professional, the innovator, the media, all of us.

Technology is wearable’s, apps, virtual, and so forth, agree?

Isn’t it funny how with one hand we tell business owners they should be creating a community, tribe, social network within their club to enhance the exercise experience so members come back for more and retain…. Yet here we are on the other hand. Making them lazy! We scream and yell at them, get this app, get our app and do workouts in the comfort of your own home, go to the park and do a session, why not workout at lunchtime in your office, yeah do a workout and hi 5 your friends on the app… that you’ve never meet!  – Yeah this app is amazing just push a few selections and in no time you’ll be working out on your OWN!!!!!  Come do virtual classes. On your OWN!!!! Our club is 24/7 come workout anytime on your OWN!!!!! Yeah I’ll train you online, I’ll never meet you in person but I’m going change your life and make you look awesome. And maybe one day I’ll bump into you in the street…hold on, no I won’t I’ve never meet you – we have no connection.

Innovation is great providing we send the right message, maybe we need more innovation developers to think community to think tribe to think group – the message we really want to send out to the fitness industry is working out in groups is fun and rewarding and technology is a bonus.  Encouraging people to workout on their own is sending people into a world of isolation and we don’t want that. Isolation causes depression, makes people socially shy and so forth. Do you realise you can’t really police how many people start working out on their own with good intentions but fail – how many people find themselves getting deeper and deeper into non existent good health because nobody was on hand to encourage – where was the social network of friends to push and encourage them on their bad days? Real people working alongside one another can create change for many. Even good intentions need a helping hand.  So lets go back to the start of the page – to change mindset we need to change leadership. So how do we change the leadership or direction of those that are the innovators of change?

My opinion is this

To create a healthier world where obesity and bad health no longer out weigh the opposite we need to take a look at how we encourage people to exercise and get healthy. Perhaps one way to do this is to start developing via technology and innovation more ‘community workouts’ as opposed to working out on your own. Maybe the new trend needs to be about the “FitCom” (fitness community) and not about an icon on your phone for one.

Stop the isolation!

We can have technology we can have innovation we can have it all, but without people sharing with people a common interest we have nothing but bad health both physically and mentally.

One last thought – go back 30 years how many of us told our kids to stop playing Atari games locked in their bedroom and to get outside with their friends.

Go back 20 years – “Get off the Internet and get outside”

Go back 10 years “Get off the Nintendo” ‘But I’m playing against the kid down the street”

Go back 5 years “Get off Facebook”

Go back to yesterday – How many icons on your phone encourage you to exercise on your own?

No matter what you do in life no innovation will replace community.

 

@mel_tempest