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Client Stories – Meet Nicky Webb

Hi my name is Nicky Webb. My husband and I moved to the Sunshine Coast about 14 months ago from Bundaberg. Background We have been married now for 8 years. We moved for work reasons away from both our families and all of our friends. Life in Bundaberg seemed very normal to us (at the time). We worked during the week and socialised with friends and family on the weekends. There wasn’t much more to do other than getting together with our mates on the weekends and having drinks and parties. (Or so it seemed). Bad Habits were made over the years and our physical outdoor activities became limited. Our lifestyle was leading into more alcohol and “easy food options” socialising and less health conscious activities.

The Move When we made the move I decided that I wanted to feel better about myself and become fit again. I also knew that I wanted to meet people and start getting out and about. My husband works away half the time so I knew I needed to keep myself busy and I figured I might as well get fit at the same time.

I was introduced to Mel and the MAB team by a mutual friend and I have not looked back. I have been combining personalised PT sessions and with MAB bootcamp schedule through Mel & Amy’s guidance and this structured training has been implemented into my weekly lifestyle routine. I’ve been training with MAB now for over 12 months.

In that time I’ve become stronger, leaner, healthier and so much more confident in my own skin. I have more energy than never before and this has come from a structured eating plan which MAB has also taught me to implement. Before that my eating was too complicated causing weight gain and my meal size portions were far too big.

My biggest self achievements so far have been the MAB 6 mountains adventure day and also the 10 km fun run this year. I have participated in the 6 mountains twice now. The second time really showed me how much my physical fitness had improved from the first time I did it. By the end of the day I was so proud of my improvement and this brought me pure happiness and a feeling of true accomplishment. My husband always comments on how much happier I am now and how much more confident I am. I feel as though Mel & Amy gives me the tools I need to succeed in my personal goals. There have been so many opportunities for me from the MAB team that I cannot wait to see what my future with MAB holds. I have met an amazing bunch of people and every training session is made fun. No training session has ever been the same and so I’m never bored as there are no repetition feelings that you may experience in a typical gym environment. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mel & Amy and the MAB team for my achievements so far. It’s been a blast !!

Nicky Webb Before

Nicky Webb Fitter, Stronger Leaner

 

 

MAB Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Merry Christmas all, what a year 2015 backing up 2014, time flies when your having fun right? well certainly did in my case, I had intention to blog so much and that didn’t go to plan.  It’s life really, it doesn’t always go to plan, its about adapting to changes, embracing the challenges which makes the ride so much more fun, speaking of ride, let me share the ride of 2015 that included so many awesome moments with so many awesome people.

I personally started the year in Canada & San Francisco, I felt I didnt’t get back into the swing of things till February. I knew I had a big year ahead though writing this I am still over whelmed at how big it was, once again the power of intention, be clear and you can manifest what you desire, also this year I did adjust and adapt by cancelling events that I just didn’t have the energy to do after Africa as that was the most  amazing experience ever and also it took loads of energy out of me, more so when I got back I just wanted to process all the gifts of the trip.

Highlights of 2015

January

  • MAB 30 Adventure Lifestyle Challenge
  • Canada & San Fransico Adventure
  • Magic Mindset Weekend

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February

  • Painted my house (now that was a moment to remember)
  • MAB Mount Kili Team started training
  • MAB 10 week Challenge round 7 kicked off

March

  • MAB 10 week Challenge round 7, We did wake boarding, outrigged, Aerial Silk/Lyra Training
  • MAB guest trainer for Annette Sym Wellness Retreat

April

  • MAB Studio 4th Year BIrthday  (MAB Olympics)
  • MAB 10 week Challenge round 7, we entertained caloundra with the Amazing Race, we climbed 6 mountains in one day
  • Pretty in pink bra walkathon, we sent Dimity and her family to Disney Land, had over 500 people attend

May

  • Amy Woods Joined our team
  • MAB started Big Boing Sessions
  • MAB Skydive Adventure for Kims Birthday
  • Caloundra Netball Team Bootcamp
  • Challenge Dinner Celebration

June

  •  Mount Warning Mindfit Weekend Adventure with an awesome crew
  • Give me 5 for kids charity golf day

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July

  • MAB won Westfund Hero Award
  • New Zealand Adventure, Bungy Swing Jump, Horse Ride through NZ, Helicopter over Milford Sound, Paraglided, Hiked, Snow Boarded
  • 30 adventures, 30 days, 30 dollars, we did so many mountains and adventures

August

  • Lip Sync Competition for Beautiful You Charity
  • Sunshine Coast Womens Lifestyle Expo
  • MAB Adventure Wear Released
  • Miss Muddy
  • Mega bootcamp fun

September

  • MAB Africa Adventure Mount Kilimanjaro, myself & the team, Pippa, Chris, Julie, Tegan, Russ, Ben 1, Ben 2 and Robyn  – AMAZING
  • Trekking with the Gorillas – AMAZING

 

October

  • Charity Golf Day for CHARGE Syndrome
  • Pole Festival
  • Myself, Amy & Kim did 500 burpees each
  • Full Moon Night Climb
  • MAB Adventure Wear nominated in Sunshine Coast Fashion Festival Awards
  • Amy & Kim Fun day at Caloundra Christian College

November

  • MAB Pt & Adventures finalist Sunshine Coast Business Awards
  • Monday Mad Mission
  • 6 multi mountain adventure for the challenge

December

  • All stock in for MAB Adventure Wear
  • MAB 12 days till Christmas, workouts, adventures & recipes
  • Weeks of awesomness left

Overall

  • Many awesome bootcamps
  • Many awesome personal training sessions
  • Many awesome moments
  • Many awesome kayak, mountain & hiking adventures
  • Many awesome adventures

Paige, Geri, Cassie & Kate have all had babies, and so many people achieved so much, Shelagh launched her book, Debbie launched her business,  Bay did the Blackall 100, Jen graduated as Dr Jen, Leanne Travelled the world, Sue, Mandy, & Anne travelled US, Janene did South America, Renee, Shelagh, Geri, Janene, Michelle, & Amy did Miss Muddy, Justine & Laura did the Camino De Santiago, Justine, Jess, Natalie, Meah & Lisa did Mount Tibro for the first time, Bruce & Jeanette did Mount Kinabalu in Borneo, Tania, Melissa, Toni & Jules did the great ocean road, Ray & Sharyn went on a bike Adventure through Switzerland, Austria, Germany & Lichtenstein, Michelle travelled Dubai, Joanne & Mark travelled Europe, Jane has been on many overseas adventures and off again for christmas, Vicki & Kim retired, OMG so much happened, everyone did have an amazing awesome fun adventurous year.

Thank you to everyone that contributed to making 2015 an awesome year for MAB. You all rock and you all matter. A massive thank you goes to Kim Bowmaker & Amy Woods for playing such a huge part in making the MAB team so awesome.

I would like to say thank you to all of my amazing clients for giving me the privilege of helping you this year. I love each and every one of you. A special mention goes to my long term clients who have been around for many years. I am truly touched and thankful for your loyalty, love, respect and friendship. I look forward to creating more awesomeness in 2015.

A huge thank you also goes to the many local businesses for their support and sponsorships in both the challenges and fundraising events. It is uplifting to see the community come together to create positive change and I am grateful to be part of such a giving community.

And finally… I would like to thank my family and friends for their ongoing love and support. You all put up with my crazy ideas and then support me with them even when they seem impossible. I love you all xox

My gift to you for 2016 be open to adjust your sail, be open to adapt to change, and most of all is to set some time aside for you, just you, sit in nature, feel inside what your heart wants, feel inside what makes you feel alive and do that, be clear of your intention. I will blog in detail about some big moments like Mount Kilimanjaro as I feel I have more to share with you all as sharing is caring. Right now though let’s all set a MAB group intention to live an adventurous, happy, healthy, active, fun life with awesome people, and of course, do lots of starjumps as life is totally worth celebrating

Have a very Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year

 

Love Mel x

Rachel’s Smoked Salmon, Avo, Poached Egg Breakfast

Rachel likes to whip this little breaky meal up, we hope you like it as much as she does

You need

Smoked salmon
Spinach
Cherry tomatoes
Dash of balsamic vinegar
Slice multigrain toash
1/4 Avocado
1 egg
tablespoon Flaxoil

Method

Fry up in a pan spinach & tomatoes. Poached the egg, toast 1 slice of multigrain bread, cover with 1/4 avocado smashed up on it, 1 poached egg, then layer with a tablespoon of flaxoil.
Yummmmo!!!
Love Rachel Head
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Client Stories: Meet Shelagh Brennand

Hi.

In June 2008 I moved to Australia with my husband David and son Patrick for a better life and settled in nicely, giving our son the life he deserved. This was the life we dreamed of. Sunshine, outdoor life and more family time and family fun. I always thought I was a reasonably fit, healthy person and everything was going smoothly until April 2013 when I suffered a mild stroke. Our life was turned upside down. I could no longer work due to fatigue and my brain worked much slower than it used to. I was a Police Officer for 25 years in the UK and a Private Investigator here in Australia, so this lack of brain function and daily fatigue hit me really hard. I suffered post stroke depression and spent several months in and out of bed. Life was not good.

I first met Melinda from MABPT two years prior to my stroke when I participated in the Pretty In Pink Bra Breast Cancer Walkathon which she organised, and saw her enthusiasm and dedication with everything she did. So, in January 2014, nine months post stroke, I had gained a few kilos, slept most afternoons and felt my life was going nowhere and I knew I needed to change. I met with Melinda and she believed in me and gave me the confidence to rebuild my life. I start training and took part in one of her eight week mind and body challenges. By May 2014, I had lost 9 kilos, lost 27cms and lost heaps of body fat. Most of all, my mind was in a much better place and within weeks of training, my afternoon naps became infrequent. I participated in the MAB bootcamps, climbed mountains, began running and through the MAB network of like minded clients, I felt motivated and alive for the first time in ages. But could this last?

It is now January 2015. I have maintained my weight loss through regular training and with one MAB PT session a week and two MAB bootcamps, plus personal fitness, I am living and once again loving life. My regular naps have become a thing of the past and I manage my fatigue well. I have met some amazing people who continue to inspire me and give me the motivation to continue in my fitness quest. My goals are simple….to continue to love and live the life I have.

The two photos I have chosen are worlds apart. The one taken in April 2013 was ten days post stroke. I was ill, I had lost my sparkle and although trying to smile, I hurt so much inside, as I felt I had lost my life. I have never posted this photo before but wanted to show what MAB have done for me. The one taken in December 2014 was in celebration of those who participated in another MAB challenge. I think it speaks for itself. I have chosen one with Melinda as I feel she has shared my journey. My sparkle has returned!

Shelagh Brennand

 

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Client Stories – Meet Leanne Coleman

My story: Leanne Coleman

In 2012 I celebrated my 50th Birthday! As usual I love a costume so 1950’s Hollywood was the theme! At 103kg I was a super sized Marilyn Monroe !
I was three years clear of breast cancer at that stage and had had a bit of a challenge with depression and had turned to comfort food eating!
In November of that year after months of gym membership but no motivation I was fortunate to meet a PT who took the time to work out what made me tick! Laurie encouraged me to participate in my first 6 week challenge and thus started me on a new path in my life! I will be forever grateful to her!
I had a new mind set and each time I stepped out of my comfort zone I reached a new milestone! I grew in confidence and making life decisions became a reality and not just a dream! From my teenage years I have gravitated to the Sunshine Coast , I made a lifestyle decision to move and that came to fruition in August 2013.
Along the way due to changes I had two more PT’s who kept me on the healthier fitness path!
The last two years my goal was get strong to participate in the 60klm walk to raise funds for Cancer research , I’m happy to say both years I comfortably completed the event!i was 75kg at the time of this years event!
There have been times I have slipped back into some old habits but once I listen to my body I get back on track!
Life will always have it’s challenges however I think here as a part of the MAB family we have such a wonderful support network that our goals can be realised!
I am still stretching for new goals in my health & fitness journey and that is the great thing about where we live and can enjoy so much at our doorstep !

Here’s to many more adventures with the MAB family!!

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MAB Wrap up for the year 2014

WOW what a year! After reading the final blog of 2013 and watching the attached video, it hit me what a massive year 2014 has been. It’s been so much fun that I haven’t even had the time to blog about it! So much has happened and I have so many amazing moments to share with you.

I personally started the year off with a bang with a spontaneous trip to New Zealand for an adventurous birthday with close friends that continue to bring out the best in me. This inspired me and planted the seed for more adventure in 2014. It gave me clarity of what I wanted to achieve in 2014 and it gave me time to connect with myself to set my intention. My intention was to live an adventurous happy fun healthy life and do everything with so much love and passion. Now that, my friends, is exactly what happened! By sharing this blog i hope to inspire you to be clear of your intention because you will manifest exactly what you intend to. It’s amazing to realise that you can create the life you desire and that you can use the power of choice to choose how you want to live your life.

 

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Highlights of 2014

January/February

  • New Zealand Adventure
  • Mtn Tibro Climb for the first time for a group of MAB clients
  • Tamborine National Park
  • Hervey Bay long weekdend adventure
  • Weekend adventure to Cairns

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March/April

  • Spartan Race
  • Flied a plane
  • ½ marathon & experienced what pushing the limits actually means
  • MAB Challenge round 5, We did rock climbing, we did night mountain climbs, we did kayaking, we meditated, we pole danced

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May

  • Pretty in pink bra walkathon, we raised $7,000
  • Commando Bootcamp
  • Challenge Dinner Celebration
  • New Zealand Adventure
  • Happy Day Weekend, we raised $700 for animal refuge and created the Happy Video Sunshine Coast

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June

  • June Charity Sunset Climb for James Tree Life
  • Cave Route Mtn Tibro
  • Caloundra Fun Run
  • Run Australia

July

  • Melbourne Adventure
  • 30 adventures, 30 days, 30 dollars, we climbed every mountain on the sunny coast and walked Kondalilla falls and had loads of fun

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August

  • Mtn Warning Adventure
  • Tough Mudder
  • Fitness Expo
  • Sunshine Coast Young Business Woman Of The Year Winner
  • Mega bootcamp
  • Sunshine Coast ½ Marathon

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September

  • Nepal – EVEREST BASE CAMP
  • Thailand Adventure
  • Sunshine Coast Everest Challenge with Kim while Mel had her adventure holiday in Nepal and Thailand

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October

  • Color Run
  • Pole Festival
  • Le Club
  • Sunshine Coast Adventure Mind Body 8 Week Challenge
  • The Beautiful  You Cancer Charity
  • 6 multi mountain adventure for the challenge

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November

  • Amazing Race for challenge
  • Bike adventure and Aqua water park

December

  • Challenge Dinner
  • MAB Christmas party
  • Christmas Mega Bootcamp

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Overall

  • Many awesome bootcamps
  • Many awesome personal training sessions
  • Many awesome moments
  • Many awesome kayak, mountain & hiking adventures
  • Many awesome adventures

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2014 was an amazing year for a number of my clients too. Karen, Renee, Bay and Christie all had babies. Jen conquered the Great Wall of China and Mt Kinabalu. Ray and Sharyn went to the snow for an adventure holiday and Amanda and Jeff hiked Tasmania. Fran completed her first 10km run and Toni her first ½ marathon. Macushla, Robyn and Toni experienced their first tough mudder. Mandy overcame her fears of ab sailing at Kangaroo Point. Tania achieved a 26min hover. Kim faced her fear of heights and climbed Mt Tibro. Kathi climbed her first mountain. Meg and Rob star jumped in Hawaii. Kathryn and Leannne completed the Pink Pearl 60km Walk for Cancer. And the list goes on… everyone achieved so much and had an awesome, fun, adventurous year.

Thank you to everyone that contributed to making 2014 an awesome year for MAB. You all rock and you all matter. A massive thank you goes to Kim Bowmaker for playing such a huge part in making the MAB team so awesome.

I would like to say thank you to all of my amazing clients for giving me the privilege of helping you this year. I love each and every one of you. A special mention goes to my long term clients who have been around for many years. I am truly touched and thankful for your loyalty, love, respect and friendship. I look forward to creating more awesomeness in 2014.

A huge thank you also goes to the many local businesses for their support and sponsorships in both the challenges and fundraising events. It is uplifting to see the community come together to create positive change and I am grateful to be part of such a giving community.

And finally… I would like to thank my family and friends for their ongoing love and support. You all put up with my crazy ideas and then support me with them even when they seem impossible, most importantly you were all there when I needed you most when I was challenged with my health in 2014. I love you all xox

My wish for you for 2015 is that you set aside some time for yourself, spend time in nature and do what makes you feel alive. Be clear of your intention.

I am grateful for every moment and connection in 2014. As I sit here in my hotel room in Vancouver, Canada – 16 hours behind all of you at home – I am getting excited for all that 2015 will bring. I know it will be whatever I choose it to be, it will be whatever I create… now that’s exciting!!

Let’s all set a MAB group intention to live an adventurous, happy, healthy, active, fun life with awesome people, and of course… do lots of starjumps as life is totally worth celebrating!!

 

#mabstarjump

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Love Mel x