I am thrilled to announce that ‘MAB Personal Training and Adventures’ are sharing even more adventures with locals and visitors to our beautiful Sunshine Coast.
With adventures being my signature and biggest passion and the Sunshine Coast being one of the most popular destinations to visit in Australia, it makes perfect sense to expand this part of the business even more.
Oh and did I mention that one of my biggest adventures to date was spending the day with the beautiful Sofie Formica and the TV show, ‘The Great South East’.
Yep just a few weeks ago ‘MAB Personal Training and Adventures’ got to spend the day with Sofie and the film crew, I am sure that you can imagine just how super excited I was about being able to share my passion and love of adventure with the world. I took the team on the ‘MAB Glass House Mountains Discovery Adventure’ which is to the foothills of the Matthew Flinders, the adventure is a combination of:
History, ‘Matthew Flinders was the first European to set foot on the Sunshine Coast, when his crew disembarked from the Norfolk on 19 July 1799’
Nature, ‘Discovering the waters of Pumicestone Passage to the mountains and hikes of the Glass House Mountains’
Kayaking, ‘Down the still beautiful Bells Creek Pumicestone Passage, The majority of the locality is part of the Beerburrum State Forest’
Mountain climbing, ‘The unique Mount Ngungun 253m high, 2.8km return. Open forest with a fern understorey, woodlands, a small rock overhang, caves, spectacular 360 degree views from the top of Mount Ngungun, close-up views of nearby Mount Tibrogargan, Mount Coonowrin and Mount Beerwah’
Hiking, ‘We walk around the base of the beautiful 364m high Mount Tibrogargan, the circuit being 3.2km in total. Mount Tibrogargan is located between Beerburrum and Glass House’
Fitness, ‘What better way to burn calories and work up a sweat then being outdoors in nature
Food, ‘Enjoy healthy yummy delicious snacks and lunch by The Paleo Place
Fun, ‘MAB makes it fun, it’s all about the experience’
HOW awesome is that?
Sofie totally loved the adventure, especially the mountain climb, she said, “mountains are her happy place”, which of course I personally relate to. There is something about climbing a mountain, it’s a like a metaphor to life ‘When you reach the top, you feel on top of the world, as if you can do anything, you feel alive and empowered’. I was honoured that Sofie even got involved in doing one of the famous #mabstarjump, we did a group star jump on the top of Mount Ngungun.
The MABSTARJUMP is all about ‘Living Big’, our moto is:
And do lots of STAR JUMPS
Because life is totally worth celebrating”
Having years of experience sharing my adventures with MAB clients I feel confident that I have the tools to help people of any fitness level to enjoy this adventure. I believe adventures can sometimes bring up fears for people, however I find with the ‘Power of Intention’, the adventurer can make an MAB Adventure something even more magical by saying goodbye to their fears and saying hello instead to their awesomeness.
Nerves……. What nerves, If you know me, then you know that I love to talk and that I get very excited about the outdoors, however as soon as camera was pointed on me, I went all shy? What the? Me shy? Never, right? I can’t wait to see the see the piece ‘The Great South East’ has put together, what I know for sure is, ‘It’s going to be perfect’.
I find it amazing that by living the life I love to live, I get to share with others, to inspire them to live a happy, healthy, active, adventurous life full of love. My heart is beaming with gratitude to the point that it could explode and I am smiling from ear to ear.
I am super grateful for ‘Visit Sunshine Coast’ and ‘The Great South East’ for helping MAB get our adventures out there to locals and visitors alike, and I am also super excited and grateful to all current clientele for continually supporting MAB and joining in on the new adventures that we are continually coming up.
Let’s get adventurous…If I have inspired you to the point of adventure, contact me and let’s DO IT TOGETHER, I’m offering a GREAT SOUTH EAST SPECIAL CELEBRATION ADVENTURE – Book an adventure with me in the month before the end of September to receive a buy one adventure, get one free (yes that means you can bring your friend for free). Contact me on 0401 286 200
Fitness does matter when it allows you to enjoy more adventures in your life. In this issue, we look at kayaking.
There are so many amazing places to kayak on the Sunshine Coast, no matter what level you are.
Imagine this adventure – it’s a gorgeous sunny day and Pumicestone Passage is so glassy you can see your reflection. You and your family and/or friends kayak over to Bribie Island, taking in the sounds of the ocean, the view of the waterways and even spot a few stingrays on the way. You enjoy a packed picnic and then chill out for a while with a swim at the beach or relax and read a book before kayaking back. What an amazing few hours, or why not make it a full day adventure? It’s easy if you have your own kayaks, but also surprisingly inexpensive if you hire them – not to mention it’s great exercise and good for the soul.
Here are some other places on the coast where you can find glassy, calm waters for a kayaking adventure with your friends and family:
- Currimundi Lake
- Noosa River
- Maroochydore River
- Mooloolaba canals
- Kawana Lake
- Pumicestone Passage
So WHY kayak?
- It improves cardiovascular fitness.
- It increases muscle strength, particularly in the back, arms, shoulders and chest (from moving the paddle).
- It increases torso and leg strength, as the strength to power for a kayak comes mainly from rotating the torso and applying pressure with your legs.
- It reduces the risk of wear and tear on joints and tissues, since paddling is a low impact activity.
- Kayaking can be peaceful and meditative or it can be exhilarating, depending on where and how you do it.
- Paddling is a great way to enjoy our waterways.
- It allows you to get your ‘fix’ of nature.
Adventure is addictive. It is contagious, it is fun, it is living. Connect with nature, connect with friends and get fit while doing so.
In the next issue we will take on the adventure of hiking!