On 16Kg Kettlebells now

Had a great kettlebell session yesterday at The TOUGH Spot http://www.thetoughspot.com.au/kettlebells.cfm

I did the whole class with 16Kg bells, currently our heaviest bell. Have to get some heavier bells soon. Just loved the dynamic moves we did yesterday, it’s a good class when I’m flustered and sweating like crazy!

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Great video for our gym, or not?

What do you reckon, great video for our gym or not? I think the video editing team did an outstanding job on this one. It really got me on the edge of my seat!! 🙂


Categories: Gym Brisbane

Great week of fitness training

I had a really great week of training this week!

I did a Caveman Circuit Training session with a Boxing for Fitness session straight after on Tuesday, on Wednesday I went to Roma Street Boot Camp, on Thursday I did a Kettlebell class, on Friday I did another Caveman Circuit Training session followed directly by a powerlifting session, which was great, I thought I would not be able to do the powerlifting class, but Caveman Circuit Training and Powerlifting are so completely different, in the circuit it was more explosive, anaerobic and endurance, the powerlifting was strength and gave it that finishing touch. I loved the powerlifting class it was an easy going class focusing on strength, posture and technique. The challenge in the Caveman Circuit Training session was seriously challenging, we had to go down 72 stairs, run around the building, go up 72 stairs on the other side and down again, doing this 10 times, and after the circuit itself is a serious challenge.

I finished the week off with a Muay Thai class on Saturday. Resting on Sunday and Monday.

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 http://www.clickfind.com.au 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.

What to do when you are bored at work…..

06/02/2010 1 comment

I got this email the other day, it made me laugh so I had to share it!

  1. Kill a few flies
  2. Put them in the sun to dry for an hour
  3. Once they are dry, pick a pencil and paper… then let your  imagination flow.

Here are a few examples…

Makes me wonder, though: where does someone work that there are this many flies?

– Probably Australia!

Have fun – Anna from Executive Results

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The Biggest Loser – 10 minute workouts

Always pressed for time? Get the most out of your exercise with microfitness® and burn some serious calories, kick-start your metabolism and burn calories 18 to 24 hours afterwards.

10 minute workouts” these are the type of workouts they talk about on ‘The Biggest Loser’, difference being, we don’t do interval training, we keep you going!

Everyone can find 10 minutes a day and burn at least 500 calories in 10 minutes. Read more on Executive Results here http://www.executiveresults.com.au/personal-training/10-minute-workouts.cfm.