Making adventure beautiful...

Mind and Body Team

3 minutes with the Mind and Body Trainers

3 minutes with Melinda Bingley…

Mel - Your Fun CoachOne day you will wake up

and there won’t be any more time

to do the things you’ve always wanted.

Do it Now!

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How long have you been in the fitness industry on the Sunshine Coast?

My love of fitness began 16 years ago, just before I moved here in 2001.  I began working in the industry in 2007

I hear you have a love of adventure?

I’ll give any adventure a go. Triathlons, 1/2 marathons, 10km fun runs, tough mudder, sky diving, wakeboarding, snowboarding, kayaking. I love being outdoors!

What treks have you done?

I love adventure, and have been lucky enough to complete 5 major treks including Mount Kilimanjaro in 2015, Mount Everest Base Camp in 2014, the 910km Camino De Santiago Trek  in 2012, Kokoda Trek in 2011, and New Zealand’s Route Burn Trek in 2009.

It sounds like you really walk your talk! What qualifications do you have? 

I’m always adding strings to my bow. Some of my sport and fitness training include:

  • Young Business Woman of the year 2014
  • Certificate 3 & 4 in Fitness
  • Level 1 Strength Conditioning Coach
  • Boxing for fitness coach
  • Completed level 8 Pole Course through The Pole Gym Sunshine Coast
  • Completed Women for Women 1 & 2 workshop
  • Completed Body Consciousness Module 1 workshop
  • Registered Fitness Australia

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3 Minutes with Blase Grinner….

If a man walks up and hits u with a stick, u get angry and wish it hit him with the stick.  Though you should be asking yourself the question why did he hit you with the stick in the 1st place. ~

Dalai Lama




Blase, what has drawn you to the Sunshine Coast?New Zealand born, I literally grew up with sand as my backyard, instilling my love of the ocean before I could Crawl. In 2001, the magical Sunshine Coast captured my heart, with its endless postcard quality beaches, breath taking hinterland and the majestic Glasshouse mountains, a perfect home for an Adventurer.

I hear you have a little MAB inside secret?Meeting my gorgeous partner, owner & founder of the MAB brand Melinda Bingley, has complemented both of our visions, to serve the wellbeing of all sentient beings. Thus, we are creating & constantly developing this incredible product with our own flare and passion of life.

What’s something that we wouldn’t know by just looking at you?In my junior years, I captained my state (mighty QLD) & represented my birth country New Zealand in Rugby League.  After football life, I have studied/researched & developed mediations & practices from various religions & spiritual practices over the past 7 years.  I have a passion of ENERGY, how it works, creates, evolves in everything.

What lights you up?Creating safe environments for men all of walks of life to embrace fears & emotions that have ruled their lives for decades.  Empowering men to tap into their gentleman warrior energy so that evolution from old stigma’s and conditionings continues, allowing space to create the stepping stones from these moulds. I will not stop until all men over this beautiful planet can feel love within themselves and then in turn feel love with everyone & thing that comes into their journey.

Check out more of what Blase is up to with his Evolving Gentleman Page

3 Minutes with Bel Ienna….



A strong, positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success

~ Joyce Brothers~



How long have you been in the industry and why did you decide to work in the industry? 2 years. Avid gym goer for 20yrs and believe it had a positive effect on all aspects of my life. Now I want to share the knowledge I’ve gained with others

Whats your favourite aspect of  the industry? The moment that clients believe in themselves and empower themselves intrinsically

How do you make fitness fun for you? Through variation, sweating it out in the gym or getting outdoors, changing up the intensity, working out solo or with a partner/group, all with a lot of laughter and dancing (with or without music)

What is your favorite adventure to do on a weekend? Walking and running trails, being by the water, can’t wait to do more kayaking!

It sounds like you really walk your talk? What qualifications do you have?

I’m always adding strings to my bow. Some of my sport and fitness training include:

  • Certificate 3 & 4 in Fitness
  • Group instructor and 1-1 PT Level 1 punchfit boxing
  • Accreditation 20 years of teaching – a skillset that really helps!
  • Participating in fun runs and half marathons
  • Registered Fitness Australia
  • Looking into prenatal and postnatal fitness

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