Sunday, 17 February 2013

Feeling like a Revive-al

I have been told for many years prior to London Olympics that I have got to slow the weights training down and focus on "switching on" the currect muscles for particular exercises.  These body weight and core exercises always took a back they're just not as exciting as killin' it in the gym...well how opinions change! 

We trained at the European Base for the Australian Insitute of Sport in Northern Italy prior to the Olympics, and this was where I first laid my eyes on...a reformer! Thanks to Liz Steet (our Olympic team Physio), who guided me through a few exercises, and really emphasised that I REALLY SHOULD get into pilates.

So the Olympic hype calmed down, I contacted my local pilates studio (after a very strong recommendation from 5-time Olympian and Olympic Gold medallist Natalie Cook).  I was quickly introduced to Revive Studio owner Julie Campbell, run through the paces, and haven't looked back. Pilates has become a part of my training regime, whether I'm in the studio or not. And it really is good for finding those exercises that I am just really BAD at!

Since joining Revive, I have been successful in securing a Revive Sponsored Athlete position. This is an excellent programs that allows the athletes financial flexibility for their treatment and training.  Revive is doing great things for athletes (and the hidden athletes) - I've convinced my mum to join and she is a new pilates convert!

So thanks so much to Julie and the Revive Team!

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Olympic interview - WATER POLO v MMA

I just came accross this video again.

I was waiting to meet a friend outside the gates at the Olympic village and whilst I was waiting this guy, Ellie started talking to me.  He told me he was waiting to meet an Australian boxer, as he is a keen fighting fan, and has a youtube channel with mostly fighting media.  Ellie then asked me whilst we were both waiting if I minded doing an interview for him, so here it is... water polo v mma

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

SNAP (Fitness) in to it!

I'm very happy to announce that SNAP Fitness are on board the 'Jane to recovery' train.  The friendly staff at Brisbane CBD SNAP Fitness are sponsoring me on my route back to my playing best.  I am currently 10 weeks post-shoulder reconstructive surgery, so SNAP CBD has become my home away from home... for the stationary bikes, the RIDE classes and of course leg weights.

Check them out here

Thanks SNAP!

Monday, 11 February 2013


I was asked by Daryl Agnew - NAK Brand Manager, to present to a group of NAK salon managers and directors about my experience of TEAMWORK, and drawing parallels from the sporting field to the hair industry, and spefically, to their salon workplaces.

It was a great interactive presentation, with many examples and queries from the floor, and Daryl and NAK's very own Danielle Athman put on a fabulous breakfast for us all to enjoy.

It was a very relaxed environment, and I was really introduced to a world I know nothing about - the hair industry!  Thank you so much to Daryl and NAK for my hair care goodies!! 

Make sure you suss out Australian Made and Australian Owned NAK hair products - the best of the best!