I couldn’t imagine training anywhere else
Helen Beltsos , EFM Currie St (SA)
Wednesday, 24 April 2013 11:20 Written by Greg Nunan
Congratulations to Marie H who has completed 1000 personal fitness coaching sessions with the EFM gym in Adelaide.
Marie has been a member here at EFM Wakefield street for 6 years and is still as motivated and committed as when she started.
In the last 18 months Marie has exercised at the EFM gym in Adelaide twice a day 5-6 days per week!
She is considered a role model for other gym members here at EFM and is greatly admired and respected for her commitment to her own physical and emotional well being through her fitness regiment
When we asked Marie why she was so motivated and exercised regularly she told us
“I exercise to keep balance, a busy job and life style can be very tiring. Exercise makes you feel better physically and better emotionally”
Through completing 1000 work outs at the EFM gym on Wakefield street Marie has said to feel; more co-ordinated, her balance has improved, her emotional and physical health is great and her ability to get a quality night’s sleep has improved."
Marie has recently been told by her doctor that she is as healthy as a person who is ten years younger than her and so her dedication and hard work at the EFM gym in Adelaide has paid off!
We asked Marie if she could give any words of wisdom to anybody who is having difficulty finding time to put their health and well being first and she remarked;
“If you want your car to run well, you need to keep it serviced, put fuel in it and check the tyre pressure etc. Exercising your body and eating good wholesome nutritious foods will assist you and your body to work more efficiently. Find the time. As the old adage goes, ‘Move it or you will lose it’"
And Marie says she is too young to lose it!
Wednesday, 24 April 2013 10:52 Written by Greg Nunan
A new addition to our 1000 visits club at EFM Health Club Flinders Park!
Thoughts from Coach Rocco Pascale:
Sharon joined me at EFM Underdale on November 29th 2005. That’s a very solid 7 years and still going strong. Sharon has pretty much done it all in that time. She regularly attends three sessions per week and hardly ever misses a Saturday group session regardless of what we throw at her.
She has participated in the Health revolution, 1 on 1 Personal Training, Outdoor sessions and has just recently successfully completed the Leaning challenge and these are just to name a few of her accomplishments.
Sharon was also awarded EFMer of the year in 2011 at Underdale which was testament to her hard work and dedication towards her health and fitness.
Sharon was also more than happy to transfer over to EFM Flinders Park when I merged Underdale with Flinders Park and she slotted straight in.
I know Sharon has gone through her ups and downs over this seven year period especially with some knee issues she has but I take my hat off to her for persevering which is what it’s all about. It’s the tough times that test us and those that persevere through them come out the other side a much stronger person.
She is an absolute pleasure to have in the club and I enjoy nothing more than having a little chat with her each and every time she attends and of course putting her through her paces which she tackles head on.
Congratulations Sharon on this awesome achievement and I look forward to many more visits from you in the future.
EFM Health Club Flinders Park
Wednesday, 24 April 2013 10:42 Written by Greg Nunan
"My name is Kay.
I started at the EFM Bedford Park Health Club in September 2012. I am over weight and knew I had to do something about it.
With a history of heart disease and breast cancer in my family, it was time to finally do something about getting fit. I always wondered what EFM had to offer, so my daughter and I went in and had a session with Angelina and it was great. I felt very welcomed and impressed with the exercise programs they have each day.
I train 5 days a week and in October 2012 I went on the Leaning challenge for 30 days. Wow, I was over the moon with the results! I lost 6 kg in 4 weeks and my total loss in body mass was 59 cm. I have a long way to reach my goal and with the help with the wonderful trainers at EFM I hope to achieve it by becoming much fitter and healthier.
I love exercising and I enjoy the happy atmosphere at the EFM club. I always leave feeling energetic with a smile on my face. Thank you to Angelina and her fantastic team, very much appreciated at EFM Bedford Park."
"Having reached this milestone I reflect that it has taken ten years to achieve, as I began coming to the EFM above the car park at FMC about 4 months after it opened.
I was encouraged to try it out by a work colleague and within a short time almost half the girls in the Microbiology Laboratory at FMC were attending the gym mostly at lunch times. I found that I really enjoyed the training and the variety it offered from day to day. It also gave me the opportunity to gain a better level of fitness as I no longer played sport but did a lot of walking.
Over the years I have tried to attend at least twice a week and sometimes three and each time I am encouraged by the most fantastic young trainers who have been always been very friendly, inspiring and patient. It has been great to get to know them and see them grow in their profession. I have also appreciated their efforts to push me to beat my time or to endure some pain for the resultant gain!
During the past 10 years I have had some injuries, the first from a car accident in 2005 and more recently a broken wrist. With the help of the gym I have used the sessions as rehab with specific programs written by the trainers and proved that it is possible to recover the strength that I had prior to these events.
This year I took part in the City Bay 12km walk with the EFM crew and enjoyed the experience and also play in the EFM Golf Days, which are great fun. I took up golf only about 6 years ago and my game has benefited from the upper body strength that has come from exercises done at the gym.
I am sure that exercise will always be a big part of my week whether its walking around my suburb or at the gym joining in with others who make exercise a sociable and highly beneficial activity!"
Alisson, EFM Beford Park 1000 Club Member
Tuesday, 23 April 2013 11:37 Written by Greg Nunan
My name is Ana Seeto. I am 68 Years of age. I am a barrister.
I have been going to EFM HEALTH CLUBS RYDE for four years for fitness training.
Last November Aaron De Castro, Justin Joudo and Ramis Amanoel, who are qualified registered personal traininers, took over the operation of the gym. They are well versed in functional movement training rehabilitation and weight loss.
I attend early morning sessions before i go to work. I go to the gym 6 days a week.
Aaron De Castro conducts the morning session. I have been under his guidance now for some four months. Currently I am doing functional movement training due to a recent injury. I am also doing strength and fitness training. To this end, Aaron designs programs for me each week. They have helped me with better functional movement and have improved my strength and fitness. I continue to progress under his guidance.
I look forward to going to the gym daily, not only for the comradeship in the gym itself, but also for innovative programs. The programs are never boring, they instil a sense of expectation of some new, interesting and exciting form of fitness training each week.
Aaron conducts the session with a highly professional manner, he provides great fitness coaching, constantly checks to see that the proper technique is applied and devises programs to help members achieve their goals, whether it may be weight loss, rehabilitation, fitness, functional movement training, strength training, muscle gain, sports specific and nutrition.
A daily workout in the gym helps me meet the challenges in my everyday living.
Tuesday, 23 April 2013 11:28 Written by Greg Nunan
What A Transformation!
Congratulations and a HUGE well done to Mel Butler who has achieved a tremendous effort of 1000 workouts at EFM Health Clubs Elizabeth Vale.
Mel, aka, "Scary Spice" (Mel B), joined EFM on Jan 14, 2010, and since then has gone onto achieve some very impressive goals.
Not only has Mel been a super consistent performer by attending on average 6 personal fitness coaching sessions per week, she has also lost a huge amount of weight. Since starting, Mel has lost 27kgs and a lot of cms from all over her body! Transforming herself from a couch potato to a "gym junkie".
Among her achievements, Mel has completed 3 half marathons, several EFM Triathlons and City to Bay Fun Runs, but throughout the year of 2012, Mel kept a tally and ran the distance from Adelaide to Melbourne! What an effort!
Mel is always on the doorstep of the club ready to train at 6am, come rain hail or shine with no excuses! She does the workouts put up on the board every single day and loves all components of fitness, with the infamous Stepper machine being among her favorites, and she absolutely LOVES Man Makers!! (haha... ;)
Well done Mel!! We are certainly looking forward to another brilliant and consistent 3 years at EFM Elizabeth Vale with your hard work and inspiration to others.
- Coach Shane
Visit the EFM Elizabeth Vale website for more infomration about getting started with Coach Shane and his awesome members at EFM Health Club Elizabeth Vale!
Tuesday, 19 March 2013 10:39 Written by Administrator
Maureen Zois, The Latest Member To Make The 1000 Club At EFM Health Club Flinders Park!
Maureen joined me at EFM Underdale on May 21st 2006. That’s almost 7 years and still going strong. Maureen has struck a very nice balance with her training. She attends a regular three 6am sessions per week with one of them being a boxing class and gives each and every workout 100%.
Maureen also gets outdoors with a couple of beach runs throughout the week in order to mix things up which we all know is important in order to achieve results.
Maureen was also awarded Coaches award for 2011 at Underdale which was testament to her hard work towards her health and fitness.
Over the years Maureen has also participated in many different aspects of EFM Flinders Park with the most recent being successfully completing the LEANing challenge in March 2012.
Congratulations Maureen on this awesome achievement and I look forward to many more visits from you in the future. I love your intensity and commitment to your training. Keep it up champ.
EFM Health Club Flinders Park
Thursday, 14 March 2013 10:20 Written by Administrator
What can be said about Peter Sharp?
The man had every reason to not attend the EFM Gym at North Adelaide. He was about to go to his 40th birthday party when a simple jerking motion put him agonizing pain causing him to miss his own birthday Party!! Needless to say they drank in his honor! He had literally broken his back. Months and months of pain and seeing different physios, Chiros and surgeons only led to frustration. Off to the gym he thought.
Well that's all the bad luck one needs right? Nope. A few years later Peter was involved in a motorcycle accident. More pain in the back. Now a new injury. Shattered shoulder. Does he give up? Not a chance. Legs only workouts till the upper body works again!!
Since then at EFM Gym North Adelaide 'Sharpy' has worked his way to joining in RPM classes, climbing 13 floors of stairs x7 and even joining in Ab brace challenges. Talk about not letting hurdles get in your way.
1500 workouts for someone who basically broke their back twice! A ripper bloke who takes nothing for granted and is part of the illustrious Goon Squad of SA Pathology at WCH.
So when someone tells me their body is stopping them from going to exercise I like to bring up PS' story.
It's not just the power in the body that can overcome obstacles. The mind and will of a person has a lot to do with finding a way to get back up when life try's to hit you down.
Peter Sharp - Legend at EFM Gym North Adelaide
- Coach Chris
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Wednesday, 06 February 2013 10:19 Written by Administrator
3000 workouts at EFM Health Clubs for Ann Lindschau!!!
In all EFM Clubs across Australia there would be a member or two who us Franchisees think could run an EFM Franchise without any trouble. They know you and your business that well. And at EFM Health Club North Adelaide that person is Ann 'Ginger' Lindschau.
Ann's 3000th workout was a Personal Training session at EFM North Adelaide today.
Ann has outlived 3 franchisees in the club and at least another 3 Personal Trainers. Although I think she has met her match in PT Mick who trains her in Personal Training in North Adelaide 4 times each week.
Yes 4 x Personal Training sessions per week!! What is even MORE amazing is that Ann averages over 10 EFM workouts per week!
She is so passionate about EFM Health Club North Adelaide that she has spread her infectious enthusiasm enough with her family that her son Josh has completed over 150 workouts and her hubby Pete Lindschau is a certified EFM Fitness Coach!
Every morning Ann is one of the first in the club and her personality is FAN-tastic with a beaming smile and cheeky attitude she quickly wakes everyone up in the club. Ann has a very important role in the Women's and Children's Hospital - for her to find time to commit to her health and fitness is a great example of what can be achieved when your mind is in tune with your goals. I often tell her to get a job here as she will be here less :)
Some of my favourite memories of her 3000 visits are...
- Personal Trainer Mick tipping a bucket of water over her when she wouldn't stop complaining about burpees
- Hearing Ann and Mick shouting at each other at 5:15am over her 'mid sessions socialising'
- Going all out to ensure everyone of the 6am members feels welcome in the EFM
- Bursting through her 1000visits banner and winning a trip to the Gold Coast.
One of the great things about being an EFM Franchisee is the friendships you build over time with members… Ann Lindschau you are a great friend of mine and I look forward to the many years of friendship ahead.
You are a handful, but more than worth it - just ask the previous Personal Trainers and Franchisees!
- Coach Chris French
Monday, 21 January 2013 13:39 Written by Administrator
Julia Penfold 2012 Transformation!
"December 2011 and December 2012. Same outfit. The year I became a gym person. 15kgs down although it is probably more in fat as I've put on a lot of lean muscle. Yes yes a little bit of bragging but I'm no longer ashamed to see people I haven't seen for years and feel more healthy, well and happier than I have for a long time. Thanks to me for the hard work and also to George Moustakas and EFM Health Club Torrensville!"
Olivia Checkley Transformation!
"In the before photograph I was nearly 20 kilos heavier, no energy, always getting sick and so unfit. I decided to make the change to living a healthy lifestyle and joined up at EFM Health Club Torrensville. A few months down the track I am now fit, have lots of energy and finally happy and comfortable with my body. Thanks to EFM, George and everyone else there that help keep me inspired! I'm now looking forward to taking my fitness to new and exciting places in 2013."
Amazing Before and After: Nicola Fitzharris!
Who else agrees with me and thinks Nicola is truly a STAR?!!!
“I joined EFM Health Club Torrensville in August last year. The community atmosphere and lack of ‘posers’ made it really easy for me to make a huge change to my life and focus on getting fit and healthy, with some hefty weight loss as a welcomed side effect. I'm now 35kg+ down and shrinking every day. I was able to run 6km in the city to bay this year, non-stop. I cried like a baby on the way through the finish line. Adding in some deadlifting and squatting with my boyfriend (who's a trainer - how convenient) I have also started to build some awesome muscle and change my shape significantly. I really need to thank my EFM Fitness Coaches at EFM Torrensville George and Kyle though. I'm healthier on the outside and even better, much healthier on the inside.”
If you would like to get in great shape inside and out, head over to my club wesbite here and I look forward to working with you towards your goals too!