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Jemma’s Booty Gains

Jemma has been attending our booty classes for 6 weeks now. Very quickly She realised what booty training should look like. “The training I used to do for my booty was probably nothing that I should do”.

Booty has a variety of booty strengthening and building exercises. “I like the fact that it has given me more shape and is more toned”.

There are so many favourite line ups within the booty class. “The thing I like most about booty class is the donkey kicks”.

The donkey kicks at Uber Shapes Booty Class consists of the ladies wearing ankle weights anywhere from 1-10kg. In a tri-set, they pump out 5-10 pumps and hold. It is usually a favourite.

Jemma usually free trains as she doesn’t love classes. “I’ve never really liked classes as I’ve felt that I’ve always been stuck in the class for an hour. This class isn’t like that. It’s really fun and everyone is really nice.”

Jemma found booty class through a friend, “biggest changes are that I have more energy and have more strength now”.

Coach Carol always surprises everyone with a cracker of a workout that leaves your butt burning. “I’ve found Carol to be a really good Coach, it’s really tough but that’s what you need.”

Each week the booty class builds from the week before which is great for long term members. “I find each class does progress…it gets harder and more challenging. I had never used a booty band before or exercised that before.”

New members have the option to use light weights so it can suit anyone needs.

When asking Jemma why she would recommend Booty to other people she said to”Get some shape, something different and meet new people.”

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Rhonda’s Senior Training Journey

Rhonda is the best example that age is no barrier when walking into a gym. With the right trainer and right programs, strength training is one of the best things you can do for your body.

Due to being told that Rhonda was in need a partial knee replacement, Rhonda started researching other ways to restore her body.

A big gym was never where she was looking to go as she didn’t want to be another number. “Big gyms can be impersonal, and you don’t feel like you matter, at Uber Shape everyone matters.”

After already trying physio, she found Uber Shape through a general search online. “I couldn’t walk very far without a stick, I had trouble bending my knee. Now I am back to a couple of years ago. My strength has improved tremendously and the same with my balance.”

Rhonda’s Training Schedule

Her training plan is 2 half an hour sessions each week with Coach Carol, which is enough plus is cost effective. “It’s like turning back the clock”, Rhonda laughs. The main areas that Rhonda has seen results in are… “firstly my knee; secondly, my overall strength and thirdly is my appearance I guess…..you get definition where you lost it.”

Rhonda loves coming in and having her sessions explicitly planned for herself and not having to think. “Over 60 you really should be using your muscles if you don’t want them to deteriorate.”

Rhonda is always happy to come into training and is beaming after her session. “It’s like a family atmosphere, exactly what I was looking for.”

Coach Carol has been training Rhonda for over a year now, and we have seen significant changes. From her face inflammation, posture, confidence, to body composition. Every fortnight her weights and hold times increase, which is just so cool. Rhonda used to struggle to plank for 10 seconds now she does well over 1 minute.

When asking Rhonda why she would recommend Uber Shape, her response was simple“If you’re looking for personal, it’s here.”

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Kerry’s Lifestyle Transformation

“When I first walked into Uber Shape, I walked in with no expectation. Now I’m the fittest I have ever been in my life, and I’m 42 years old…. I’m going into the mother’s day run too.”

Noticeable changes

When Kerry first walked into the gym compared to now, it’s like two different people. She would cautiously pick up weights.  Would be a little uncertain how to hold her body and with no confidence that her body would willingly participate.

Now Kerry walks into the gym, confidently. Pumped up and laughing, ready for any and every session.

Kerry openly says that she didn’t have very much strength and that her whole body has changed. The best thing that hubby loves the new changes too. “My hubby is like,  look at those muscles….. [ and ] who are you and what have you done with my wife.”

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Kerry’s accomplishments

“My body has transformed and my mind has transformed. Once I have worked out, I know I have to eat well for the day so I don’t wreck what I have done.”

Kerry has lost 40 kilos and worked out while she has done it keeping everything in shape. “I’ve got more toned, and shape and I’m a lot stronger in the legs. I didn’t have much muscle strength {insert Kerry flexing her muscles, haha}.

Kerry loves being pushed that extra mile by the trainers and feels that she couldn’t have done it alone. “Because I have done a little bit at a time and not have had too big of expectations. I had come such a long way from when I first started.”

The new lifestyle change has filtered through her whole family. “ I am so much more energised, and we do so much more than just sitting on the couch and lazing around.” Kerry also makes healthy choices for herself and her family.

“ We used to go to Macca’s 2-3 times a week…. I think it has been three months since we have been.” Now they have so much healthy fruit and veg they have to allocate more time for shopping. “I bought fruit and veg last week, and it took nearly an hour to put it away.”

Kerry trains 4-5 times per week and has a great group of girls around her that train hard and push each other along. We are all so proud of you Kerry; we can’t wait to see what this year brings for you.

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Lunch box friendly, banana oat muffins

Every week I am searching for new recipes to keep my kids inspired to eat for health, energy and natural taste. In a world where we are competing with packaged, flavour and colour enhanced foods this can be a challenge. Preserved foods are teaching our taste buds that healthy foods are bland which can’t be anything further from the truth. Last week I played around with some organic oats to make a banana oat muffins. My kids love oats and it’s a great alternative to almondmeal to put in a lunch box to prevent using nuts for those allergic.

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Banana Oat Muffins

Ingredients – 18 cup cake size

  • 3 Cups of Organic Oats (gluten-free can be bought from the health food store too)
  • 3 medium ripe bananas
  • 2 eggs ( egg free can make flax eggs or chia eggs)
  • 1/2 cup of coconut milk (I use nutty bruce)
  • 1/4 cup of coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 2 tsp of cinnamon
  • 2 tsp of baking powder

Extra for topping – a sprinkle of each on each muffin

  • Oats
  • coconut sugar

Method

  1. Add 1 1/2 cups of oats into a high powered blender, I use a thermomix but even a bullet would work. Just add oats in small amounts for a buttlet. Blend them up to make them into a powder consistency. If you don’t’ have a blender, oat flour can be purchased from a health food store.
  2. Measure the rest of the ingredients into the thermomix or bowl, except the whole oats. Mix them all together for 30 seconds on speed 5.
  3. After all combine, add the remainder of the oats, 1 1/2 cups, to the mixture.
  4. Gently combine to keep the oats whole. On the thermomix turn to reverse option and speed 2 for 20 seconds.
  5. Scoop mixture into muffin trays, I actually use cupcake trays to keep them at a smaller size and Miss 5 still struggles to eat them all.
  6. Sprinkle some whole oats on top and a pinch of coconut sugar evenly over each.
  7. Bake on 180 degrees for half an hour or until cooked through and golden on top.
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Kate’s Post Baby Lifestyle & Strength Journey

Kates lifestyle change originally started seven months ago. Together, Wayne and Kate came to Uber Shape for a 7-week nutrition and training plan. But they never left. Now, together, they are training hard and eating for health and have seen some remarkable changes.

Initial contact

After reaching out via email about what Uber Shapes approach would look like, the married couple found that they liked what they saw. Uber Shape’s holistic approach to health and fitness was the lifestyle change that would be a good application for their lives.

For Kate, as a woman and mother, she felt as if she needed a lifestyle shake-up. “I got to rock bottom from a fitness perspective; I’ve never been as weak as I was after the birth of my daughter. Physically I felt like I had been hit by a bus.” laughed Kate.

When contemplating exercise again, Kate was aware of her bodies new limits. She knew she had carried her beautiful baby girl, nursed her on the couch for several months while eating whatever she liked. “I knew that I couldn’t just turn up to a group class or start running again”.

Kate in the past had always been active but mainly through running and didn’t have much to do with weight or interval training.
“I have been through different phases, running through my 20’s and 30’s, and yoga but never really thought about nutrition.”

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Learnings

“Uber Shape has taught me, and my husband, that it takes a lot more than just one style of training. It requires to focus on more different types of exercise but also nutrition. It’s been more about taking a holistic approach to fitness and wellness.” Together Kate and Wayne train five times per week to include all of our training styles, including two personal training sessions. They have made some major nutritional changes as well.

Since coming to Uber Shape, Kate and Wayne realised that nutritionally they were filling their bodies with empty nutrient, comfort foods. These types of foods weren’t providing energy for their bodies. They made small changes every week over a two-month period. Now they are in total control of what they put in their bodies. [We are] “putting in a lot less of the food and drinks that we previously loved, a lot less wine, cheese and bread.”

Now they are looking after their bodies and fueling it for training and health.  But most importantly to live life to the fullest with their beautiful daughter. “[We are eating] a lot more water and foods that we have prepared ourselves thanks to Uber Shape Nutrition.”

Kate and Wayne also have invested a lot of time into stretching which is so essential when strength training. “Coach Coby recommend quiet early on…Rom wod an online program”. For 15- 20 minute per day, both Kate and Wayne were conditioning their bodies. By getting the blood circulating and gaining flexibility, it allowed them to get the best results possible in their training.

Leading by example

Twice a week, Kate and Wayne bring their daughter Sienna to their personal training sessions. “As a parent its critically important that we recognise that responsibility as a role model. Our daughter is at the wonderful stage that she mirrors everything that we do.” Their training and health, has been just as much for their daughter, as for themselves.

Both Wayne and Kate have had fantastic results, but for them, that was never the main reason to start training. “It’s less about what I see and how I look, but much more important how I feel.” Kate feels stronger every week and n