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FitKIDS App Bookings

Uber Shape Fitkids is excited to release the term 3 timetable and the NEW booking system on our APP.
We have made you a simple video to watch and book in your child with us, but we have also written out instructions too. There are a few, but once you get the system, you will love it. It makes the booking in easy, sick day rebooking simple, classes capped for safetly and paying is all on the app to get the credits to book in for your session.

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Written instructions for the app download.

1. Down the app – Glofox
2. Add in the studio name – Ubershape
3. Created your account with your email and password
4. In the top left, select the ‘man’ logo
5. Scroll down the bottom and choose your ‘family account.’
6. Select add another account
7. Add in child #1 details
8. Read the terms and conditions and once happy tick that you agree.
9. Scroll down and select Kids membership
10. Choose the membership that your child would like; 3 class pack, 2 class pack and 1 class pack. You will then be prompted to put in your card choice of payment, can be an EFTPOS card or credit card and is completely secure.
11. Child #1 will be then credited points, which equals the classes they have per term. i.e. 3 class pack will have 30 points as the child will do 30 classes in that term.
12. Go through the term timetable and book in the classes that your child will be doing. You don’t have to book them now, but first in best dressed for the class choice. I would add these sessions to your calendar the first term for reminders. The sessions on the app are capped so once they are booked, they are booked. If you know you are away for 1 week, don’t select that week and book in the other classes you will do to make that one up. As best as you can stick to the same class every week, as this is how the child will progress plus also make friends and learn the structure of both the lesson and the coach.
13. Once you have done this for child #1 you will go through the same procedure for any other children that you have to book in. To do this press STOP at the top right of the app and select add another account.

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3 Reasons Why I Drink Lemon & Water

3 Reasons Why I Drink Lemon & Water first thing in the morning. 

#1 Balance your PH level leaving you feeling fresh and alive. 

#2 Activates your digestive system & flushes uric acid from joints, this may relieve aches and pains. 

#3 Helps to create healthy habits that continue throughout the day.

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Barry’s Health and Fitness Overhaul

Uber Shape was recommended to Barry by a mate. Barry wanted a shake-up and some motivation for his fitness and health but didn’t really want to go sign up to a stereotypical gym environment, later on finding out Uber Shape is quite different… Let’s see what he has to say…

“I had a really poor perception of gyms and was in two minds as to if I should come to a gym. After speaking with a friend,  he suggested that Uber Shape might be a good spot to come along too. Reluctantly I came along and loved it from the get-go. ”

“I got to a point where I used to train at home, it was heading into Christmas, I was feeling a little bit podgy.” Barry started training with Uber Shape just over 4 months ago and we have seen some amazing changes.

Hard Work Pays Off

Since training at Uber Shape, all the trainers have seen huge changes in Barry physically, from a drop in weight to muscle gain. Barry mentions that he has loved the mental changes, which he has felt the most.

“It’s been a really good circuit breaker for me and a great way to unload. When I do walk in the door of a night, I’m a better man. Mentally it has been a big improvement coming to Uber Shape.”

Barry trains with us 4-5 times per week. He also has Nutritional Plans which are done with Coach Coby.

“Since I have been training and eating more intentionally, I’ve seen myself drop a size in my pants. I’ve seen a big improvement in my stomach too, which has been very encouraging. When you see that progress it gives you that motivation to keep going.”

Barry says his biggest success has been in his own kitchen, Coach Coby’s Nutritional Plans explain what to eat and highlighting the importance of prioritising being organised.

“I’ve become a bit more intentional with my planning.” His work life requires lunches out with Clients. “When I do work lunches I try to eat healthy before and after and also eating better foods now and drinking less alcohol.”

Great work to Barry for all his hard work and dedication to training and healthy eating. As trainers, it has been fantastic to watch him progress and enjoy the ride.

“It’s a great community, trainers are all switched on, fantastic and encouraging and I do recommend Uber Shape to anyone that will listen to me.”

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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 notices the difference in picking up and playing with Sienna.

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When asking Kate what her favourite type of training was, she didn’t have one. More had a way that she wanted to feel after working out. “My favourite type of training that I do with Uber Shape is any training that makes me ache day today.”

Kate “would recommend Uber Shape to anyone…that would like to invest in their health and fitness seriously. You [Uber Shape] have passionate trainers. You [Uber Shape] cover the foundations very well by having a great space and equipment but you do more than that, you care.”

As a family; Kate, Wayne and Sienna have become apart of the Uber Shape family. They train hard, they have made positive and lifelong changes that will stay with them for a lifetime. Plus their beautiful daughter Sienna will grow up to know what it’s like to be surrounded by healthy parents.

“For us, the impact has been way greater than the 5, 60-minute sessions that we have every week and that’s why we would recommend Uber Shape.”

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Fruit & Seed Bar

You know by the look of these bars that they are going to be good for you. There are dates for sweetness, ground cinnamon for warmth, velvety apricots, and lots of seeds for my favourite part – the crunch. I got lots of seeds and nuts from Activearth. An excellent online store on the Gold Coast. I could find chia seeds, pumpkin seeds (known as pepitas), sunflower, walnuts and almonds for flavour and texture. These bars are seriously good.

1 cup Almonds
1 cup Walnuts
1/2 cup Pitted Dates
7 Dried Apricots
1/4 cup Chia Seeds
1/2 cup Sunflower Seeds
1/2 cup pepitas
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/4 cup water

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Combine all ingredients into a food processor and blitz it will start to form a batter. Spread into a flat container and press evenly with a spatula so it becomes smooth and flat. Leave in the freezer or fridge overnight. After cut into bite-size pieces.

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Kirsty’s Testimonial

Kirsty has been training with Uber Shape for 4-5 months now but said that she noticed the difference in her body straight away.

Before being with Uber Shape, Kirsty was doing heavier weights and high reps, with lots of resistance work, similar to cross fit. “ I [Kirsty] just found to keep up with the pack I was doing the reps I was required, but my form was off.”

Kirsty already had netball injuries in her ankle and knees from her years of playing. Therefore that high rep, heavyweight and resistance style of training resulted in injuries. “It started shifting to other areas, my hips, neck and wrists.”

“I’ve learnt first and foremost to listen to my body. Not to force it to do something that it doesn’t want to do, just cos it might work for someone else.” By slowing it down from her ordinary love of high cardio, Kirsty has made some fantastic progress.

She used to struggle to feel any activation in her glutes with tight hip flexors. Now, however, she “ Listens to her body and stretches more, a lot more.” By opening up her hip flexors and spending time stretch pre-training plus attending our Brazillian Booty, she has made some fantastic progress. “I can go back to doing lunges with no pain, I only discovered that last week, so that was a positive.”

Kirsty originally came to Uber Shape with her girlfriend, who has been a member here for many years. Since “I was getting niggly injuries, I had to slow it down, and I found that I needed to pay more attention to my form. I heard you guys were good for that.” Now Kirsty walks in early to stretch and prepare her body, and this helps others to remember to do the same.

Like most of our members, Kristy loves the inclusive environment, “I feel comfortable”. “…there is no keeping up with the jones. Everyone is here to do their own thing and to benefit themselves.” She has also needed program modification coming in with injuries, as many of our clients do. “Coby or Carol give us programs that suit us individually.”

Most people have a few reasons as to why they train, and Kirsty has summed them up entirely. “Firstly I have two young children, and I like to keep up with them. Secondly to address the problems as you get older; those painful niggles. Plus for the mental space that it puts you in.”

We love hearing most how happy clients are to come and train. “ The more I come, the more I want to be here [Uber Shape Burleigh] and tell people to do the same.” Training sets Kirsty up for a positive life with the family and friends, and that is what it is all about. “I’m more motivated; it allows me to have an outlet I suppose, then I can go back into life and flourish.”