September is always a nice month on the Gold Coast with spring weather joining us, SIP week, school holidays and the early start of the silly season. Speaking of the early start of the silly season.. it brought us our LOVED (or dreaded) workout SILLY SEPTEMBER, for those that have tried it Well Done! If you have not yet, do not stress, there is still time to challenge yourself and even challenge us trainers. Of course we cannot forget about SIP week, thank you to all who donated to help our team raise over $10,000 for the Perry Cross Spinal Research Foundation!!
WE ARE TURNING EIGHT
Our annual Birthday Party is just around the corner and the count down is well and truly on. We will be holding the party on the 23rd October at the Varsity Tavern in Burleigh Waters (yeah I know confusing... a Varsity Tav in Burleigh, doesn't make such sense.....) There will be prizes for best dressed so be sure to get your outfit sorted.
- LIVE MUSIC - PHOTO BOOTH
- 8-BALL / POOL TABLES
- AND MORE
MY LIFE, MY CHOICE. HOT OFF THE PRESS.
Peter Cook lived a fun and active lifestyle, was successful in business and a true family man. Peter sustained a Spinal Cord Injury in 2015, after months in hospital and riding through the few highs and many lows he returned home to his new reality. Just how does someone overcome adversity at the age of 64? You can find out in Peter's self written new book - My Life, My choice. Hard Copies and E-book's now available at https://petercook-bio.com
Proceeds of the book will be donated to the Perry Cross Spinal Research Foundation.
CASUAL SPEAKING OPPORTUNITY - PBF AUST.
PBF is an organisation committed to reducing the incidence and impact of SCI in Australia. PBF Australia are searching for charismatic, engaging individuals to join their Injury Prevention team as paid casual presenters. Presenters deliver injury prevention presentations in a variety of settings, including schools, workplaces and community groups across Brisbane and throughout Queensland. If you are interested in finding out more please email email@example.com
SILLY SEPTEMBER WORKOUT
What is it you may ask? It is our trainers way of creating a workout almost ALL abilities can complete, including us.
All trainers have now completed the workout and can confirm we all tested our fitness on this one.
The Workout: (any order, can be scaled)
- 2Km rower
- 5 minutes Battle ropes/inertia bands
- 2Km Ski Erg
- 50 push ups
- 50 sit ups
Every complete workout gets a straw in the draw for prize packs! Earn extra entries by sharing on social media.
10 WEEK CHALLENGE ROUND 2 We have officially started challenge number 2 for the year! With participants completing their challenge both online and in person, be sure to wish them luck if you see anyone around rocking their challenge t-shirt. If you want to get involved please let us know, it is not too late **it may just be an 8-week challenge for you ;)
WINTER WINS THAT MAKE US GRIN
Each time we reflect on a board we are blown away by the progress occurring inside and outside of Strides. Celebrating our wins big and small is something we know we will never tire of. Amongst our team there were weddings, babies podcasts, new houses and Marathons. If only we could list everything our clients achieve, but I don't think this email thread is long enough.
- SETH - climbed the Strides strait case
- NICK - Performed hist first post injury chest press
- DEE - performed a pull up
- BILLLY - moved back home
- RYAN - lost 4Kg's
THE UNAFFECTED PODCAST
If you haven't yet checked out the deepest voice in Aust. Nick Dempsey and the best Vocabulary in Aust. Jack, well youre missing out. Make sure you check out the boys chatting with the family or friend of those affected by various injuries, illnesses or disabilities. You never know you may just learn a thing or two, have a laugh or even a cry.
MAKING STRIDES DRINK BOTTLES
We have searched high and low for a durable drink bottle that suits many functions, easy to open, handy finger loop to hold, not too expensive and holds enough water without being too heavy. We finally found one we think ticks these boxes and we are excited for it to now be available for only $12.00.