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Boot Camp Brisbane Is the Place to Be

Training with boot camps Brisbane encourages maximum results in minimum time which engages a series of training sessions designed to increase core strength and stability. Whether your goal is to lose weight, gain strength, to complete or win a sporting event or just incorporate fitness into your lifestyle, personalized training is offered.

Boot Camp Brisbane

Boot Camp Brisbane

In this boot camp, the emphasis has been more on cardio, while caveman aims to improve strength, dexterity and fitness through seemingly old-fashioned workouts which will motivate and transform your mind and body with high energy pumping workout system, to pump you up mentally and physically and have you sweating and shedding those unwanted pounds in no time.

Whether you’re a beginner or already one of the millions followers, personal trainer Brisbane have the best workout series for any level. If you want to win the war against fat, flab and ill health, join boot camps Brisbane fitness enthusiasts who have registered for fitness. It is designed for people who want the benefits of good health. Well, boot camps are not for those who need to suffer, no. It is for those who want to ramp up their fitness routine and those who find the gym and cardio just not cutting it any more.

One of the best ways to see results when trying to lose weight is by working to shed a pound a day. Look better quicker with help from a personal trainer in boot camp Brisbane. There are so many great ways to get rid of a flabby belly without having an operation it’s a wonder why some people take the easy way out. When it comes to choosing the right kind of weight loss program, it’s always best to know what your body can handle and how much to do right away. At boot camps Brisbane we cater for the young and the old, the fit and the unfit, our personal trainers genuinely care about you.


Train to be fitter and stronger, anywhere, anytime

Executive Results, whose fitness training centre called The TOUGH Spot is in Brisbane West End, built its training philosophy around “being fitter and stronger, anywhere, anytime.”

Fitness Training Centre Brisbane

Fitness Training Centre Brisbane

Working out in a gym or simply working out using weights does not automatically mean that you will have great strength and endurance in real life activities that need these qualities.  To illustrate this point, let us say you went rock climbing for the first time on a whim and find yourself hanging on for dear life on a sheer cliff a few hundred meters above the ground.  You will discover, with a significant amount of surprise especially if you consider yourself physically fit, your treadmill and free weight work outs, using barbells and dumbbells (or even those high tech exercise machines), did not really prepare you that well for this activity.  Many people who frequent conventional gyms can relate to this.  The exercises they had been doing did not transfer well into real life.

At The Tough Spot, the work outs are sets of exercises that relate well to real life and transfer well into either a daily routine or a sudden impulse to take on an extreme activity.  They do this by targeting not just specific muscle groups but the chains of muscles, from the core to the extremities, that work together synergistically using a variety of novel, kettlebells (weights that resemble a kettle or a cannonball with a handle) and (would you believe) tyres to name a few, and not so novel equipment, like conventional gym weights and weight machines, in conditions mimicking real life.  Work outs are done not just indoors but in a variety of outdoor venues too with Personal Trainers who understand that exercise is not just about losing weight, building muscles, or staying healthy, but about enjoying yourself and feeling great from having stretched your limits.  Their services and classes are diverse, from one-on-ones to Boot Camp, so you can always pick one or several that will suit you and, more importantly, fit your schedule.

One thing is guaranteed.  You will not only exult in the results of your work outs in real life but also have a blast getting those results, at The Tough Spot ( or with any of the Personal Trainers of Executive Results (

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Invest in your health!

We all know saying that health is wealth but have we invested in our health as if it were wealth?

In today’s fast paced modern world, time frankly means money.   It is a given that engaging any competent, and certified, Personal Trainer to handle your fitness is expensive.  Few people, however, have wondered about what goes into developing a fitness program tailored to an individual.   Most people fixate on and are frozen by the price tag so they miss out on what is really a great opportunity.

Good Personal Trainers, the Personal Trainer from Executive Results Brisbane are an example, when meeting a potential client they begin evaluating that persons overall fitness.  They then move to reconciling that level with the client’s fitness goals and think up training techniques and possible training routines that would be interesting to the client.  Part of this analysis would be any health problems this person has and the ways it would limit the training program, diet for instance.  This is actually the easy part as all the pertinent data is readily obtained from the client or the client’s health care provider.  Also, coming up with a good program based on this is what Personal Trainers are trained to do.  The hard part would be keeping your morale up and your interest keen until you fulfil your specified goal.

Now, what if you had to do all this by yourself?  Think of the amount of time you would be using up just understanding your level of fitness and your health issues.  Your fitness program would also be a cobbled together, trial and error Frankenstein, “trying out something tried and tested” and seeing if it suits you is actually the same thing.  This is like playing Russian roulette with your health.  The only difference is that you suffer the consequences when you are old and gray, sometimes even before you are old and gray.

Cheap Personal Trainers are not an option either.  Why would you spend money on and time with someone who did not spend the amount of time and resources good Fitness Trainers did to get their credentials and training?  For instance, all Personal Trainers Brisbane have Certificate IV in Fitness.  This means that they invested time and money in order to learn things like training & nutrition, the symptomatology and diagnosis of sports injuries, and sports psychology among others.  This makes them a good investment for you.

Extreme Training

Faced with a growing body of evidence, TORNY JENSEN takes her Caveman Circuit Training one step at a time

Extreme Training

Extreme Training

“You must crawl. If you stand up, the bungee will fling you back against the wall. It will hurt.” The warning rings in my ears as the bungee is tied around my waist and I begin a constrained “bear walk” on all fours across the gym floor.

The bungee is designed to provide resistance as I move forward.

I’m sweating and shaking and I’m not sure if that’s because of the workout, or the fear I’ll be tossed to the other side of the room.

I’ve signed up for Caveman Circuit Training.

Personal trainer and gym owner Anna Junghans tells me Caveman Circuit Training is one of the latest trends for those who like to get hot and sweaty. “Over the years everyone has been led into this old-fashioned belief that slugging it out in the gym for two hours every day is the only way to get results, but people are finally waking up and saying, ‘Hey, how come after doing that for six months, I’m not seeing any difference?’ ,” she says. “That’s why something like Caveman Circuit Training is so popular, because it’s so effective.”

The circuit workout is similar to a boot camp – the previous incarnation of the extreme workout. In the boot camps I’ve done, the emphasis has been more on cardio, while caveman aims to improve strength, dexterity and fitness through seemingly old-fashioned workouts.

In my 45 or so minutes of “introductory” caveman training I use a sledgehammer, push tyres, lift kettle bells, do burpees and swing ropes.

At the end, I’m buggered and sore.

“That’s the thing about this sort of training, people come here and think they’re fit because they can run – but this really shows how fit you are,” Junghans says.

Junghans says the very fit often wear gas masks during microfitness short, intense workouts – to mimic high-altitude training: “It’s for people who really want to take their fitness to the edge.”

Richie Cranny from Sydney’s Platinum Extreme is another advocate of full-on fitness.

The mixed martial arts expert says more people are using combat techniques to reach their fitness goals. “The training is so diverse – you’ve got all the best elements of 78 martial arts into one. Mixed martial arts used to be for people who wanted to compete, but now the training side of it has really been recognised as a huge plus for anyone looking for new ways to train,” he says.

Cranny, who trains The Biggest Loser trainer Shannon Ponting, says fear of the unknown is the biggest factor stopping people getting involved in extreme training sessions. “When they first hear about it, and even if they really want to do it, people can be too scared to take that first class,” he says.

But Melody Carstairs from Extreme Body Gym in Melbourne says while fear may initially stop people, the ego eventually drives them into the gym.

“The majority of my clients, I would say, come here because they want that picture-perfect body. They want everything hard, and they want it overnight,” Carstairs says.

“A lot of people also initially have lazy attitude, not realising how crucial weight training and diet are. I change all that for them.”

.The professional bodybuilder and body sculptor also contends people don’t have to spend hours in the gym to achieve amazing results.

She lives by an 80-20 rule – put in the hard yards 80 per cent of the time, and give yourself a break in the remaining 20 per cent.

But she says people will not get the look they want unless they consistently work hard.

“I think the key to a sculpted look is getting a trainer who walks the walk,” she says. “You don’t want someone with perfect genetics. You want someone who’s sweated it out and knows what you’re going through.”

Written by Torny Jensen from mX Newspaper

New Website for the Fitness Industry in Australia

Taco Fleur, the co owner of Executive Results and The TOUGH Spot is soon launching a new website for the Fitness Industry in Australia. The website is created to fill a gap in the fitness industry, it is to be a website that really truly cares about the little guys who try and make it in the fitness industry, those that provide a personalized service, those that provide different services, those that revolutionize the industry with new ideas, those that need a place like this…

His own experience

Taco Fleur who has over 16 years online and offline marketing experience, and also the CEO of said:

“When we opened our gym in West End Brisbane ‘The TOUGH Spot’ we poured our heart and soul into the place, we had great expectations for our opening day, we worked so hard for opening day, to make it the best it can be for the people coming.”

“We had a unique day planned, full of fun filled challenges, information, demo’s, prizes and much more. The marketing we did was several months of facebook advertising, building up a following, flyers distribution, press releases, online advertising, email campaigns etc.”

“Some of the challenges I faced were; no one was interested in picking up on the PR no matter how interesting it was, or how professional it was written. And ‘no’ paying $300 to release the PR through a PR Website does not guarantee it’s picked up either, in fact I tried this more than once with several different businesses, several different authors etc.”

“Even though the story was great ‘3 Month Weight Loss Challenge’ etc. the radio stations weren’t interested because they already had huge advertisers like Fitness First, Goodlife onboard and did not want to upset them.”

“Local websites that you would expect to promote local events ‘like the opening of your new business’, would not list the event because it wasn’t classed as an event.”

“No one wanted to give access to their mailing list, not even for money, most didn’t even reply to requests, even though I know they do sell space on their mail outs.”

“The fact of the matter is, if you don’t have money (lots of it) to throw at it and already being connected in the right place, you are not going to get the attention for your event no matter what you do.”

“Besides the experience with our opening, we also came across other problems with advertising our Caveman Training programs for example; ‘it’s not accredited’, ‘we can’t promote it’, ‘we never heard of it’, ‘too dangerous’ and so on. I was fed up with being told what can be done and what can’t be done. “

Some of the solutions the new website will offer are

–          Low cost advertising to a targeted market, i.e. those interested in fitness

–          Promoting your events

–          Promoting your services

–          Mail outs

–          Provide help through online discussions, for example; how to promote your new business

–          Promote workshops and certifications

–          Find host facilities for your workshops and certifications

–          Find a job in the fitness industry

–          Post your job openings

–          Find businesses in the health industry

–          Find a personal trainer

–          Find a boot camp

–          Free web based email

–          Online Personal Trainer profiles

–          Promote your articles, become recognized in the industry

–          Generate leads

–          A place for fitness related journalists to pick up on a story

Besides the new Fitness Industry Australia website, Taco Fleur is also about to launch other sites like “Boot Camps in Australia” which allows you to find a boot camp throughout Australia, “Personal Trainer Hong Kong” which is devoted to promoting personal trainers in Hong Kong.

Owner of Fitness Industry Australia – here to help

Taco Fleur

Categories: Other, Personal Training

100 kids at Kids Boot Camp

We ran a kids boot camp this Friday at St Matthew’s on the South Side, it was really great to see all the kids happy and having fun.

Channel 10 was on location to film Totally Wild at our Boot Camp for Kids in Brisbane.

The Rise of Serious Fitness

These days just about anyone calls themselves a personal trainer, and to tell you the truth, with the low standards of certifications you can’t really blame the trainers. It looks like the industry is diluting its focus on requiring certificates/accreditations for just about everything that’s done these days, making more money on many things; Boot Camps, Boxing etc. etc. If the focus would be more on creating a good Trainer from the get go, a Trainer that knows how to correct form and technique, how to speak to their clients, a Trainer that’s able to get into the mind of the client and being able to lead groups. A good Trainer like that will also be good at Boot Camps, Boxing, Group Training, Personal Training etc.

I’d say 80% if not more of today’s trainers are nothing more than an excuse for a client to show up, talk to and move the chit chat muscles without breaking a sweat. Trainers are too scared to push their clients a little harder.

Before I go any further, a little about myself; I class myself as an entrepreneur/analyst and although I passed the Caveman Training Certification I’m not a Personal Trainer myself, and I don’t class myself as one, I do however run a successful health and fitness business for over 5 years, and see trainers and clients from a bird’s eye view, and the above is my opinion based on what I see when watching videos, assessing competitors, watching other trainers in the park, watching trainers in the gym when I work out non-stop.

For years as a business we’ve been choosing quality over money and training our clients harder than the average trainer would, we’ve chosen to refund people their money if they are not the right fit for the training group, we push people till they puke.

This year we’ve made the decision to go one step further and create the toughest training centre in Brisbane called The TOUGHSPOT, this gym will provide some of the hardest hardcore training methods you can find, and they will make you scream, grunt, sweat and puke! Although we will have some of the traditional equipment, the majority will be non traditional like; sledge hammers, tyres, slosh pipes, kegs, pull up rings, gas masks (ooh yes, just wait and see what we can do with that), ropes etc. etc.

I believe you can only create athletes if you push people further than they THINK they can go, keep them working non-stop and keep their bodies guessing as to what comes next or for how long! This is The Rise of Serious Training. Happy Training – Get Smashed!

PS. We’re looking for some more like minded trainers, they are hard to find!