Alternative Fitness Bendigo

When you dance to the rhythms of your life, you are truly alive in all ways.

We do not stop exercising because we grow old,
we grow old because we stop exercising!
Dr K Cooper
  • Social Events coming up - find out more
  • Free Come & Try Session

Beyond Classes

Millions Missing - 12th May 2017

MillionsMissingMay 12th is the International Day of Awareness for chronic immunological and neurological diseases (CIND). These include chronic fatigue, myalgic encephalomyelitis, fibromyalgia and multiple chemical sensitivities; in other words invisible illnesses. 

Millions of people are missing from their families/careers, jobs, school, sports and communities, and many too sick to raise awareness, let alone participate in life.

I intend to promote the day through the media and social media and invite people who suffer or know of someone suffering from an invisible illness to donate a pair of their shoes to be placed on our property.

A note about them or a name can be added to the shoes.

Shoes will be donated to charity at the end of the day.

Please pass this on.

Drop shoes of to 26 Homebush Drive, Junortoun on or before May 12th.

Karin Herrmann Mob.0428 663 489 

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Children & Dogs.

There is no child minding at this premise, however, under certain circumstances, babies &/or children can come if the class size is small and prior approval has been sort. Contact Karin for more information.
Friendly, socialized dogs can come and play with "Fritz", the resident Schnauzer, in the dog run at the back of the property.
Fritz the Schnauzer loves to play!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Presentations

 

Presentations

 Karin is available to run workshops: short duration, half day, full day or weekend workshops on a variety of topics.

Workshops can be run for men, women or children, carers, various health groups, women’s groups etc.

Cost is negotiable.

Karin will travel to your venue and can provide equipment where necessary.

Workshops / Presentations conducted in the past:
Backcare, Fitness and Flexibilty Programs run in business (in house) at Bendigo Brick, Centrelink, Empire
Rubber.
Talks and Presentations for Bendigo Health, Bendigo City Council, Employment Agencies –VECCI and Best - Zonta, Rotary, Inner Wheel, Bendigo Developmental School, Secondary Schools for staff and students, Health Expos in Bendigo and Dunolly, Wellsford Yoga Retreat, MS society, Heartbeat, Occupational Therapists at the Anne Caudle Centre, Girls' Brigade etc.

Workshops

ONE DAY WORKSHOP
THE MYSTERY OF THE MANDALA AND SYMBOLISM


mandalaMandalas are "painting like patterns" within the boundary of a circle. The outer border reflects the psychological boundary that separates us from the outer world or other persons, while the contents of the Mandala lead us onwards and inwards to the center – to the heart of our being. The mandala is a map of this journey depicted in the pattern, form, colour and shape - all of which are significant symbols to guide us to that inner core.

Karen Scott has a long history with the art of mandala and the language of symbolism.
Join her in a ‘hands on’ workshop discovering how symbolism plays a major role in self-awareness and discovery.
Karen has worked specifically with art for well-being, personal discovery and healing for 20 years and is widely travelled. She shares her extensive ‘art experience’ to support you through the creative process to access the language of our unconscious self.

This was a full day workshop combining Yoga, Meditation and Mandalas.

Social Events

Each term we have one or two social events organised for all the class participants to attend. We will often go for a meal in one of Bendigo's fine dining eateries. Sometimes we organize to go for a walk/ stroll and chat beforehand. We have met in Rosalind Park on a Sunday morning and collectively performed our Wu Tao dances in the presence of the magnificent trees and bird life in the summer break. We have had picnics in the park and stretched and danced our way to good health.

 

The next Social Events will be held on:

TBA

Come along, have a meal and a pleasant chat to other fitness enthusiasts.

Sign up in the gym. You can always email if you can't get to gym.

(If you book then need to cancel, please let the venue know.)

 

The two social events this term (term 2 2013) were a gastronomical delight, especially dessert at the Axedale Tavern, and even better was the camaraderie and friendship that was amongst those who attended. Thank you for a most enjoyable time.

 

 

 

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Karin's Favourite Sayings

  • “When you follow your bliss you live in a constant space of joy.
    You open yourself to the abundance of the Universe.
    You’re excited to share your life with those you love and your excitement,
    your passion, your bliss becomes contagious….”
    Lisa Nichols

  • “Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being,
    while movement and methodical physical exercise saves it and preserves it.“
    Plato

  • “............ if you really and sincerely and passionately want to do something
    (and wholeheartedly, with the whole of your sincerest self) it is by doing that
    that you will be most useful, will be giving the most, will be of most individual value.”

    Anne Morrow Lindbergh

  • “The man who does things makes mistakes, but he who doesn't makes the biggest mistake of all ------- nothing."
    Benjammin Franklin

  • The 4 P’s
    PORTRAY – portray a positive image of yourself which will reflect in your lifestyle.
    PRACTISE - as you practice good habits of posture, this will carry over and unconsciously reflect in how you move through your day.
    PROTECT - the key to protecting your body from aches and pains is good posture.
    PREVENT - good posture provides you with a prevention strategy against wear and tear, for the long term health of your body.

  • “Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person’s physical, emotional and mental states.”  
    Carol Welch