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Fire Twirling Workshop

Learn the basic of fire twirling to improve your co-ordination and rhythm through fluid movement.

$39 for a fun, hands on, two hour Foundations of Fire Twirling workshop. Feb 12th. 10am – 12pm.

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Lexi needs some wheels – Christmas workout

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Lexi is getting ready to buy her first wheelchair, so we would like to make our Christmas workout this year a fund raiser to help her get a new set of wheels.  Starting with a family friendly workout at 9:00am.  Morning tea from 10am – 11am, with an arrival from Santa and a Kris Kringle present exchange.

All proceeds from the day will go directly to Lexi – this includes all class fees, any donations and Kris Kringle entry fees.

Class and Morning tea: $17 or $20 for a family
Kris Kringle: Bring a small gift and $5 for a fun Kris Kringle present swap.

Please make a booking so we have an idea of numbers.  Payment will be taken as cash on the day, so we can avoid losing money through online booking fees.

Please also feel free to learn more about Lexi on her website.  She is a beautiful girl, whose dad has been a bootcamper with See Change for many years.

If you are unable to attend the event, but would like to make a donation, we have a donation box at the studio, we can give you account details for donations as well, or you may wish to have a look at some of Lexi’s artwork that is for sale on her website as well.

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See Change Bootcamp – Kyle takes charge again.

bootcamp-balls-and-conesSee Change proudly announces that Kyle Wood is at the helm of the morning bootcamps again.  Kyle is one of the best bootcamp instructors in the field.  Kyle was the founder of Bootcamp at See Change 7 years ago. During his time at See Change he started his own business to help other bootcamp instructors share workout and business ideas.

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Kyle instructing Instructors

He has spent the past three years traveling the world researching, learning and teaching all things Bootcamp. He is now a mentor to bootcamp instructors worldwide with 8000 people following his movements on Facebook. He has another online bootcamp coaching business with members from over 500 cities.

We are lucky enough to have Kyle rejoin the See Change team to lead our morning Bootcamp.

With Kyle at the helm, you will see a planned and structured bootcamp. Each round will have a beginning, middle and end. Kyle is meticulous with his session planning to ensure you get variety, fun and challenging workouts. If you are able to sign up for 3 sessions a week, we definitely encourage you to give it a try to get the most out of your bootcamp.

As the weather improves, Kyle will be making full use of the Fairfield Park area. He knows Fairfield Park incredibly well, so if you are new to the area, this is the perfect way to have a look around. You will never look at the Amphitheater the same way after training with Kyle.

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Kyle – The Smiling Assassin

I hope you all enjoy what Kyle wants to bring to the See Change Bootcamp. Bootcamp is his passion. He is packed full of ideas and challenging workouts that he wants to unleash.

On a side note: A trainer that hires the studio on an hourly basis pulled me aside the other day to ask – “Is Kyle Wood taking bootcamp here now? …THE Kyle Wood?”. Kyle officially has a THE as his title!

Good luck Bootcampers and Welcome Kyle!

Bootcamp bookings can be made here:

 
Maree Porra
See Change PT
0417 768 721

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Training is more fun with Friends!

Spring is in the air and a perfect time to get your fitness back in order.  What better way than bringing a friend along with you.  Catch up with your friend/s with the added bonus of exercising at the same time.

Join Bootcamp, Group training, Personal training or even get a Gym membership together.  You both receive 10% off whichever service you choose this spring.  Use the Promocode SPRINGMATES at the checkout on any of these services.  This offer is available to anyone who signs up with one or more people they know.  It is even valid for existing clients who refer a friend during Spring.

Contact Maree for more info 0417 768 721 or

Bring a mate and save

Bring a mate and save

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Need a goal – How about Eureka Climb?

If you are looking for a new fitness goal or challenge, how about joining a group of See Changers and trainers on the Eureka tower stairs.  We have many months to train for this event.  Maree will be running training sessions in the 2 months leading up to the event.

Check out our events page for updates to the Eureka Climb and how to register with us.

It is the most amazing feeling when you complete a challenge many people are too afraid to try.  Be one of the BRAVE!  Come with us.

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Nordic Walking

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Nordic Walking – For any fitness level

Nordic walking is a great low impact all over body workout. It allows you to use your arms to take weight out of your lower body. In effect this strengthens your upper body whilst relieving a bit of tension from knees.

Nordic walking is conducted at Fairfield park which has a great mix of terrain, inclines and stairs. We show you the various ways to approach these environments to make the most out of your poles to assist you in each situation.

An account from a long time See Change Nordic Walker:  Judy Stanton

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Nordic walking with Judy and Jen

“What are you doing?” asks one passer by
“Where’s the snow?” asks another.

Little do they know how much fun we are having and what a good workout “walking with sticks” is giving us.

Every Friday morning Jen and I set off with our imaginative and ever patient Trainer, Maree, to explore the wonderland along the banks of the Yarra. We walk along a myriad of different paths through Fairfield Park, so we can workout up hill down dale and across grassy lands. First it was for forty minutes, then an hour now an hour and a half – we’re addicted – because it gives us such a good work out in the fresh air! Jen and Maree have amazing navigational skills and an intimate knowledge of the territory, ensuring that we can always venture further and be inspired by the countryside and our skills to walk competently.

 

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Poles make up hills a “possibility”

When I started I was apprehensive about how I would manage – what with the extra weight I was carrying, the knee problems, poor fitness and overall lack of coordination-but this style of exercise looked interesting and promised to take “some of the weight off my knees” if I could learn to propel myself with skill, using the sticks. I briefed Maree at length-age, physical limitations etc etc. Then I had to learn to be coordinated and not “trip over my sticks”-round and round the oval we went – with chants to memorize the routine and “engage the core” – miraculously after about three sessions I was powering along – much less presure on my knees and an amazing zing of coordination and power and overall exercise.

An absolutely fabulous way to exercise.

 

 

 

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Discovering the many tracks of Fairfield Park

 

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Be absorbed by nature

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MCG Stadium Stomp with See Change team

stadium stomp with dateNothing like facing a challenging challenge with a group of team mates to get you going!

We are putting a team together for the MCG Stadium Stomp on Sunday June 26th.  We have chosen to do the 7300 stairs category with an 8:15am start.

In the leadup to the challenge, we will be running a number of FREE Sunday training sessions which will involve lots of stairs both locally and in the city.  A great way to meet other See Changers and get your fitness levels up with a fabulous goal in mind.  I will send out a training schedule to those who will be joining us.

To join our team, select the 8:15am timeslot, register yourself, choose the team name See Change PT.  The team password is peach01 (That is peach zero one).  Make your $70 payment and you are in the team.

Team Name: See Change PT
Team Password: peach01
Course: Full Course 7300 stairs
Wave time: 8:15am
Registration link: Click here to register

This year our costume will be simple and not too embarrassing.  Wear black with red shorts or undies over the top.  We will provide red See Change super hero capes.

We look forward to having YOU on our team.

Maree and the See Change team.

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Mega Garage Sale for Lexi Gem

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Spring cleaning your house but can’t be bothered organising your own garage sale. Join ours and help raise funds to support Lexi-Gem. https://www.facebook.com/lovinglexigem

Have your own stall, drop off unwanted things, bake some goodies or donate something for the silent auction OR JUST COME AND BUY STUFF!! To stay in the loop about what is on offer, join our facebook event.

Stall holders can donate any percentage of their sales to Lexi-Gem. Contact Maree or Jess to organise stall / donations.

Garage sale items (lots of baby clothes, furniture and toys with lots more to come)
Silent auction
Sausage sizzle
Baked stall

Saturday 7th Nov
9am – 1pm

at See Change PT studio
445 Heidelberg Rd,
Fairfield

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When Hell freezes over!

flamingos  Now that the dust (mud) has settled, we can look back and remember the good times of the Muddy Hell obstacle race.  We have compared bruises and reflected on the highs and lows of what was one of the coldest days of our lives.

On Saturday 4th July, a team of 9 See Changers set out dressed as Flamingos.  We have found the brighter we dress, the easier it is to spot each other on these obstacle races.

muddyOn reflection there were certain obstacles that were a highlight – the Tower of Tyres was one!  Climbing inside a tower of 20 tyres, climbing over a cargo net and down a tower of tyres on the other side.  This was physically and mentally challenging.  Tom, who is not a fan of heights, managed to calmly convince Rose that climbing out of the tower was “not so bad”.  His words and encouragement and Rose’s belief in herself are the moments that keep me coming back to do these events.

There are certainly times where you have a “moment” in these courses.  Michelle’s “moment” came just after she had to back track and find her shoe that had been sucked off in the mud.  Again a friendly team mate, Sarah, shouted some kind words that inspired Michelle to put her shoe back on, throw the sand bag over her shoulder and continue running over slippery mud mountains.

 

Special mention in this Muddy Hell event goes to Emma who was the only one to have her tutu in tact at the end.
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Also Rose who had the most amazing bruises on her knees.  The skull shaped bruise on her right knee is very tough!bruises

Obstacle courses are a great way to amaze yourself at your own abilities. I would thoroughly recommend giving one a try. The See Change team is a great group of people. We range in fitness levels with a variety of phobias that are faced, challenged and overcome on the day.

Our next course will be in November, make sure you let us know you are interested!  You know you want to!

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Muddy Hell 2015

Your chance to enter an Obstacle Course with us.

Would you like to put your hard earned fitness to the test and work towards a challenge this winter? 

Crazy costume yet to be decided, but we are taking recruits for Muddy Hell Obstacle Course July 4th (Mornington Peninsula).  Declan and Maree are taking on the Muddy Hell Obstacle Race this July 4th and would love to get a team together. If you haven’t done one yet, now is your chance!

Runners will get the opportunity to face the most brutal and challenging winter obstacle course event Melbourne has seen so far. You will witness the unveiling of stage two of Peninsula Obstacle Racing Course, Melbourne’s very own world class obstacle racing training facility.

Join the See Change Team and enjoy a bit of fitness and a few laughs with friends – we really don’t take it too seriously!

Contact Jess for details on how to sign up!  jessica@seechangept.com

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