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Celebration of life
It is with immense happiness that I am able to share with you all the birth of my first son Evan Robert. Our little man came into the world on 22nd January and is quickly making himself at home, eating up a storm and making his Daddy proud. This is by far the greatest testament to my fighting through the surgeries with a positive attitude and unwavering dedication to fitness and a healthy diet, especially considering he was conceived within 4 months of leaving the ward. What an amazing new chapter to unfold.
Stepping in the ring with local youth + Spreading the word about "Getting on with the job"
A principal focus of the PCYC is to breed young boxers and to this end I underwent tuition to become an accredited coach. I am now a Registered Trainer with Boxing Australia. This month also saw Geoff interviewed on Iron Radio about returning to life after surgery. Click on the image to listen or right-click to "save as".
So long, winter. Don't let the sun hit you on the way out!
Ah spring, the most conducive season for exercise.. It's cool, sunny and dry out there folks so let's take advantage and shed the winter coat. Lots going on behind the scenes here including a brand new website so keep your eyes peeled for the wandering bear. This months newsletter is also about to drop so please send me your email address to be added to the mailing list and stay on top of specials and upcoming events. See you on the field!
Cardio Strength Training hits PCYC North Sydney
GrizzlyPT introduces a 45min class incorporating bodyweight exercises, free weights and cardio kickboxing in an intense circuit-style format that will blow-torch body fat and build solid muscle to change the way you look and feel from head to toe. Details are:
**Classes temporarily suspended**
PCYC North Sydney, 224 Falcon St (opp North Sydney Oval)
FRIDAY MORNINGS 0700-0745
$15 per class*
All experience levels welcome & FIRST CLASS IS FREE!
Defying the doctors
They said I wouldn't be able to return to work for at least 3 months but here I am at week 14 with a full book of morning sessions that I've been looking after since December and already doing full sets of pull-ups and handstand presses (but then again they said I shouldn't be breathing so..). Thank you again to Lucinda for holding the fort while I was out and for all of you strong and loyal members who weathered the storm.
The 'quiet' time allowed for some extra projects to get underway as well including:
Back under the knife...
After spending the last 10 months recovering from my lobectomy and feeling as close to 100% as I can remember it was a huge surprise to say the least to find myself back in emergency at Royal North Shore with severe abdominal cramps. I woke up in intensive care 48hrs later with the news that my stomach had herniated into the space where my lung used to be through a small opening in the diaphragm and had to be COMPLETELY REMOVED!! I'll be in the care of RNS for a couple weeks while my small intestine learns to become my stomach (wierd thought hey) then gradually build my palette and stamina back up. In the mean time I'll be doing more consulting and hands-off training with the bulk of sessions going to Lucinda. Thanks everyone for your patience while we pass over this hurdle.
A grand day on the lawn
In the spirit of Grizzly being a lifestyle community and not just about 'structured bouts of exercise' we hit the rink at North Sydney Bowlo on Sunday for a few rounds of barefoot bowls! From all accounts it was a great way to spend an afternoon - thanks everyone for coming out! Suggestions are open for the next 'social' : )
Here comes the sun!!
The rays are starting to push through which means more fun outside the gym : ) Enjoy the vitamin D by yourself or wrangle up a few friends and form your own group session - the more of you the cheaper it gets! Contact Geoff for venue ideas and methods for creating your own team or discuss joining an existing group.
Say hello to the newest member of the North Sydney PCYC Members Committee!!
In a unanimous vote at the AGM last night, Geoff was voted onto the council to represent the Personal Training aspect of the gym's operations. What does this mean for you? Primarily the ability to propose changes and programs to suit the needs of personal training, it also means Grizzly will enjoy increased exposure in the club so our family will grow with new and interesting people. I plan to start a couple of weights-focused group sessions at the PCYC very soon, please let me know if you would be interested. If you haven't been to the PCYC yet, drop me a line to arrange a tour and complimentary workout!
Updated venue list:
7 Parraween St, Cremorne (pictured left)
North Sydney PCYC, 224-230 Falcon St (below)
Also: Clifton Gardens, Balls Head, Forsyth Park, Middle Head, North Sydney, Graythwaite Park, Watt Park, Lavender Bay, Crows Nest, Kirribilli, Balmoral, Luna Park, Blues Point, Waverton Park, Cremorne Point, Bradleys Head, Chinamans Beach, Rosherville Reserve, Primrose Park, Gore Creek, Berry Island, St Leonards Park, Cammeray Reserve, Greenwich Point, Shell Park - more to come!
Well it's been a long 'off season' but Grizzly Personal Training is back in full effect!!
And if I can have half a lung cut out over Christmas then you can turn up for training, NO EXCUSES!!
- The weather's great and days are long
- That New Years resolution isn't going to serve itself AND most importantly
- Exercise is about the most stress-relieving activity on the planet!
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