Archive for August, 2015

Coffs Coast Health Club – eNews August 2105

August 25, 2015

CCHC-inline“Empowering the Coffs Coast to be the happiest & healthiest community in Australia”
#strongertogether   #fitnessnfun   #coffscoasthealthclub

**NEWSFLASH** Coffs Coast Health Club Moonee COMING SOON!!!

The biggest announcement we have ever made has now arrived, yes that’s right we are opening a second Coffs Coast Health Club in Moonee on Saturday 19th September to help us cater for the entire Coffs Coast. moonee__retina_logo
If you live or work on the southside between Nambucca & Coffs, then Toormina is the club for you, however if you live or work on the northside between Coffs & Corindi, then Moonee is the club for you.

Current members of Toormina can transfer their home club to Moonee if that is more convenient for them or what most people have done is simply upgrade to a 24/7 Freedom Membership, which offers access to
moonee shopall classes & equipment in both facilities for only $19 p/w.
The new Moonee club will provide the same services as Toormina & the limited Foundation Memberships are now selling fast. Lee Kennedy is the Moonee Health Club Manager & can be contacted directly on 0409 079 311 or via to secure your new membership or transfer but be quick as we only have 100 Foundation Memberships available.
We are also offering 2 weeks FREE Membership to all current members for every friend they refer that becomes a member of the new club.
Exciting times ahead!!!



Positions Vacant – A New Club Means More Employment Opportunities Too!!!
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Most of our current employees have either been members of the club or are related to members of Coffs Coast Health Club & that’s the way we like it. Members & anyone affiliated with the club understands the importance we place on the service of our current members & local community. We hire based on a positive attitude first, as we can always teach the necessary skills required later.

The expansion now provides a number of full time & casual opportunities to join the team & we have the following roles available for the right candidates: Reception/Customer Service, Personal Trainers, Group Exercise Instructors, Childminders, Cleaners, Maintenance, Fitness Trainee, Business Trainee.

The positions may be suitable for you or someone you know, so pass it on. If you would like your favourite instructor or trainer to join the team than let them know. All you/they have to do is complete the application form here & drop it in to the Toormina club by 8pm Friday 4th September. 


It’s Here – Member Appreciation Day 2015!
internal posterAugust 2015 is a monumental month in the history of Coffs Coast Health Club. It signifies 6 years since we first opened our doors & the start of our crusade to empower the Coffs Coast to be the happiest & healthiest community in Australia.

The club is certainly owned by passionate local health care professionals but it is the community in & around the club that breathes life into it. This community is made up of a terrific team & magnificent members combining to create a comfortable & supportive environment. The club has been recognised Australia wide for the efforts of everyone involved by becoming the regions most awarded health club & we want to say thank you.

This Saturday 29th August we will provide FREE ENTRY for past & current Member’s & their invited Guests. Group Exercise Classes, Childmidning, Face Painting, Fresh Fruit, Birthday Cake, Protein Balls, Product Samples, Seated Massage, Personal Training Challenges, Physiotherapy Assessments, Lucky Door Prizes & Giveaways.
We will also be offering once off Super Specials on Membership, Merchandise, Supplements, Personal Training & Massage Therapy Packs.
Simply show up on the day & you will go in the draw to WIN a GETAWAY to Aanuka Beach Resort! We will also give you a bonus ticket in to the draw for every friend or family member you bring on the day…
See you there!!!


Dance for Cancer Fundraisers with Jacqui!
IMG_0271Stars of Coffs Coast – Dance for Cancer is a gala fundraising event for the Cancer Council NSW. The “Stars” consist of business owners and other notable characters from the Coffs Coast dancing with some of our local fabulous and talented dance teachers. The “Stars” are required to fundraise and perform a dance routine at a showcase dance event at C.ex Coffs on Saturday, 14th November 2015. 
We are REALLY EXCITED to let you know that our very own Jacqui Barnett has been nominated as one of the Stars of Coffs Coast who are going to be Dancing for Cancer in November this year. 
You can attend her fundraising Trivia Night with a Twist on Friday 28th of August at Cavanbah Hall, Coffs Harbour by either purchasing tickets from reception at Coffs Coast Health Club (cash only) OR by clicking on this link     

Stay tuned for more information or contact Jacqui directly on 
0421 971 155.


Click here for more information on membershippersonal trainingweight lossmassage therapy,
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 & fitness careers or call us on 6658 6222 for more help.

Invite your friends for a FREE TRIAL & grab yourself a new training buddy!

OPENING SOON! Coffs Coast Health Club Moonee! Call the Club Manager,
Lee Kennedy on 0409 079 311 for further information.


Your CCHC Team

Extreme Exercise … why the hysteria?

August 23, 2015

extreme-exercises-postFlogging yourself fitness is all the rage.

Think CrossFit, Bikram yoga, Tough Mudder-type challenges and ultramarathons.

They’re same, same but different to your average exercise.

Average exercise we might describe as ‘fun’ whereas flogging yourself fitness is more about self-flagellation.

It’s not just being stuck in a stinky sauna and flicked with someone else’s sweat while you workout (looking at you Bikram).

Overheating, vomiting, enduring electric shocks, dehydration, bruises, cuts, kidney-failure and cardiac damage are just some of the potential risks of such high-intensity forms of fitness. 

So why are people drawn to them in droves?

Some put it down to our instant gratification, go hard or go home culture.  Others suggest that extreme exercisers are sensation-seekers who enjoy the bragging rights earned by doing (arguably) insane yet unique activities.

“It’s psychologically more rewarding than plodding away on a treadmill,” points out Dr Jeremy Adams, a psychologist with a PhD in sport and exercise psychology. “People get psychological benefits from feeling like they’ve achieved something.”

Plus, he adds, there’s often novelty factor, challenge and the bonding that tends to go on within niche fitness cultures.

“They’re really tribal,” he says of Bikram and CrossFit. “Exercise with others when you find it rewarding and you will get massive benefits.”

The physical catharsis of these types of exercise is huge.

But as much as they are physical activities, the feel-good factor seems to lie largely in the mental benefits.

A 2013 study by Australian researcher Eric Brymer found that the challenge of mind over matter – in this case our bodies – can be mentally and emotionally “transformative”.

As we break through physical and mental  barriers and, often, face our fears we experience “a sense of personal liberation”, Brymer wrote in the study which was published in the Journal of Health Psychology.

As well as a sense of liberation, extreme exercise can bring a greater sense of control, new research suggests.

“What we’re finding is that when people are feeling a loss of control, they’re particularly likely to go for these high-effort things like very intense workouts because it makes them feel empowered,” the co-authorof the study, Dr Keisha Cutright told Time.

“You feel like you’re in charge of the desired outcome,”  Cutright added of the results, which were published in the Journal of Consumer Research. “You find a certain amount of control over your life, and that feels good.”

While there are benefits associated with stretching ourselves through sport and exercise, there can also be a dark side.

And it’s not just the risk that people will become, as Adams puts is, “zealots about a particular brand of exercise”.

A 2011 study conducted by University of Queensland psychologists found that those who felt guilt in their life were more prone to  punish themselves through pain.

“Going on a hard run is perhaps a convenient way to make ourselves feel better after we’ve behaved badly,” Brock Bastian, the study’s co-author, explained. “It makes us feel like the scales of justice have been rebalanced.”

There is also the more obvious dark side of pushing ourselves to our limit.

“It might have instant rewards but there is also the potential for massive injury,” Dr Adams says.

Potential injury and the potential to become obsessed with exercise.

Adams says there are certain criteria that make it “pretty obvious” that someone’s approach to exercise has become unhealthy.

These include not taking rest days, exercising through injury or ill health, subscribing to “logic fallacies” like two hours of exercise must be better than one, becoming upset and irrational when their exercise routine is broken and putting exercise before all else.

For the most part, however, getting hooked on exercise and pushing our limits here and there is healthy. Particularly given that we’re becoming more sedentary as a population.

“Provided we have plenty of rest, have good instruction, diets and sleep, you can have high intensity work outs,” Adams says. “They give better mood benefits.

“The harder you work out, the better – to a point. If you vomit, you won’t feel good.”

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Healthy Inspirations Recipe of the Week – Tomato Salsa

August 20, 2015


Over 50’s Fitness by Glen Barnett – Exercise as a Medicine

August 18, 2015

exercise2Here is a concept that I really want you to consider, I want you to view exercise and being active as medicine, a dose of goodness to manage your health, weight and wellness.  It has been proven over and over that as a preventative measure to ill health and as a ‘cure’ for a lot of ailments, exercise is the best medicine around.

So if we know that this ‘medicine’ called exercise can have such a positive effect on our well being then why isn’t everyone taking their daily dose?   Who knows maybe fear, laziness or indecision?  Here’s some help.

Start with a goal and see your goal as being your dessert – something you’re really looking forward to but you need to earn it.   Get to your goal in small bite size pieces. If your goal is to drop 20kg then plot some smaller increments in your calendar rather than the big figure down the track.

Make sure you get your exercise dosage correct so get some guidance.  It is important to know how much exercise should be ‘absorbed’ to give you the maximum benefit for your goal.  Exercise should be prescribed in a specific dose you know that works for you including type, intensity, frequency and duration.  Definitely sample different types of exercise medicine, until you’ve found what ‘medicinal remedy’ fits best with you or is easiest to swallow.   Basically make sure the exercise you ‘take’ is something you enjoy and something that is going to help you get to your goal.

Make a commitment to your health, yourself and your future. Taking a daily dose of  exercise medicine in some way nearly every day will lead to a positive lifestyle change and a very healthy habit

So if you decide you want to get a dose of one of the best medicines for your health, call me, “Dr” Glen, at Coffs Coast Health Club on 66586222 and we can organise a FREE prescription to get you started.

Foods that Fight Inflammation

August 16, 2015

Doctors are learning that one of the best ways to quell inflammation lies not in the medicine cabinet, but in the refrigerator.

Your immune system attacks anything in your body that it recognizes as foreign—such as an invading microbe, plant pollen, or chemical. The process is called inflammation. Intermittent bouts of inflammation directed at truly threatening invaders protect your health.

However, sometimes inflammation persists, day in and day out, even when you are not threatened by a foreign invader. That’s when inflammation can become your enemy. Many major diseases that plague us—including cancer, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, depression, and Alzheimer’s—have been linked to chronic inflammation.

One of the most powerful tools to combat inflammation comes not from the pharmacy, but from the grocery store. “Many experimental studies have shown that components of foods or beverages may have anti-inflammatory effects,” says Dr. Frank Hu, professor of nutrition and epidemiology in the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Choose the right foods, and you may be able to reduce your risk of illness. Consistently pick the wrong ones, and you could accelerate the inflammatory disease process.

Foods that inflame

Try to avoid or limit these foods as much as possible:

  • refined carbohydrates, such as white bread and pastries
  • French fries and other fried foods
  • soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages
  • red meat (burgers, steaks) and processed meat (hot dogs, sausage)
  • margarine, shortening, and lard

Inflammation-promoting foods

Not surprisingly, the same foods that contribute to inflammation are generally considered bad for our health, including sodas and refined carbohydrates, as well as red meat and processed meats.

Some of the foods that have been associated with an increased risk for chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease are also associated with excess inflammation,” Dr. Hu says. “It’s not surprising, since inflammation is an important underlying mechanism for the development of these diseases.”

Unhealthy foods also contribute to weight gain, which is itself a risk factor for inflammation. Yet in several studies, even after researchers took obesity into account, the link between foods and inflammation remained, which suggests weight gain isn’t the sole driver. “Some of the food components or ingredients may have independent effects on inflammation over and above increased caloric intake,” Dr. Hu says.

Foods that combat inflammation

Include plenty of these anti-inflammatory foods in your diet:

  • tomatoes
  • olive oil
  • green leafy vegetables, such as spinach, kale, and collards
  • nuts like almonds and walnuts
  • fatty fish like salmon, mackerel, tuna, and sardines
  • fruits such as strawberries, blueberries, cherries, and oranges

Anti-inflammation foods

On the flip side are foods and beverages that have been found to reduce the risk of inflammation, and with it, chronic disease, says Dr. Hu. He notes in particular fruits and vegetables such as blueberries, apples, and leafy greens that are high in natural antioxidants and polyphenols—protective compounds found in plants.

Studies have also associated nuts with reduced markers of inflammation and a lower risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Coffee, which contains polyphenols and other anti-inflammatory compounds, may protect against inflammation, as well.

Anti-inflammatory eating

To reduce levels of inflammation, aim for an overall healthy diet. If you’re looking for an eating plan that closely follows the tenets of anti-inflammatory eating, consider the Mediterranean diet, which is high in fruits, vegetables, nuts, whole grains, fish, and healthy oils.

In addition to lowering inflammation, a more natural, less processed diet can have noticeable effects on your physical and emotional health. “A healthy diet is beneficial not only for reducing the risk of chronic diseases, but also for improving mood and overall quality of life,” Dr. Hu says.

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Over 50’s Fitness by Glen Barnett – Exercise as a Tonic

August 11, 2015

Like a spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down, a dose of exercise is the best tonic for mental (and physical) wellness.

Lets put aside the obvious medical conditions that we already know are benefitted by exercise and look at another condition –  menopause.

Menopause  is a very challenging time for women with a lot of hormonal, physical and mental changes occurring at once without warning and often leaving the woman with no idea when they will end.  Trying to ‘stay sane’ during this period of a woman’s life is how some women describe their battle with a body that is not doing what it has done all their lives. Menopause brings with it a body that is laying down fat in different areas; a body that the woman doesn’t often recognise as the one she’s ‘grown up’ with.   The benefits of exercise on our mental state during this time, can have an overriding effect on the physical symptoms that may present.

Exercise, relaxation and breathing exercises assist in helping the menopausal woman feel that she is taking back some control of the unpredictability of her menopausal symptoms.  The relaxation and the breathing give her strategies to deal with the mood swings and hot flushes. The exercise (and also dietary guidance) assists with the changes in her body weight and body fat placement and the stretching helps relieve discomfort in joints and muscles that often feel stiffer through this stage of life.

Never underestimate the benefit of a walk in the park or on the beach or just around the block, a good stretching session,  and/or an upside down yoga class.  Be proactive and make exercise your tonic to wellness.

At Coffs Coast Health Club we can really help you achieve the benefits I’ve described in this article. Give Glen or Jacqui a call on 66586222 for a free chat and let’s see how we can help you.

7 Ways to Feel Better Naked

August 9, 2015

7 Ways To Feel Better Naked and Feel More Comfortable With Your Body in Bed,
Because Life’s Too Short To Be Insecure
We’re always hearing that we could be having better sex, a better orgasm, or a better relationship. But how often do we actually  hear the nitty-gritty details of how we might actually achieve those things? Bustle has enlisted Vanessa Marin, a licensed sex psychotherapist based in San Francisco, to help us out with the specifics. This week’s topic: How to feel better naked in bed.

Is there a certain beauty routine or ritual that you genuinely love doing? Not because you feel like you’re “supposed” to do it, but because it’s authentically fun for you? For example, do you love brushing out and styling your hair? Applying the perfect cat eye? Rubbing your favorite lotion all over your body? The key word here is “authentic.” There’s a big difference between, “I’ve got to put on make-up because I look disgusting otherwise” and “I feel so hot when I’m wearing my favorite shade of red lipstick.” If you’re able to enjoy the process of getting yourself ready for the big reveal, you’ll feel way more confident.

Take Care of Your Body

Q: I’ve been dating someone new. Thus far we’ve only made out, but it seems like things are starting to heat up. Any tips for that awkward first time taking your clothes off around someone new? I wouldn’t go so far as to say I hate my body, but there are definitely areas that I strongly dislike.

A: The situation you find yourself in right now is one with which most people can relate. It’s such a bummer that the excitement of being with someone new for the first time has to be marred by self-consciousness about your own body!

It’s not that I blame you though. The physical ideals that women are expected to live up to are insane, and it’s hard not to pick yourself to pieces. I don’t think it’s possible to get rid of body consciousness entirely, but I do have some ideas for minimizing its impact in the moment.

Feel Sexy Getting Ready

When you grow up in our society, it’s hard to remember that you don’t need to have the body type of Beyonce to be attractive. Like I said before, I don’t think you can completely eliminate body consciousness, but you can develop a healthier relationship with your body.

Try to find ways to take care of your body and send it the message that it deserves love and pampering. Maybe that’s getting massages, manicures, or facials. I also recommend moving your body in ways you actually enjoy. The point is not to lose weight, but to help you feel more comfortable with and present in your own skin. That might be dancing, yoga, running, weight lifting, or swimming.

Set the Scene

If you can, invite your partner over to your place. Being in the comfort of your own space can help alleviate some of your anxiety.

You can also set things up to help you get in the mood. One of the best investments you can make is a cheap dimmer switch and soft light bulbs, which are much more flattering than your typical harsh overhead lighting. Or you can buy a small bedside lamp or candles. Don’t forget to put on music that makes you feel confident and sexy.

Consider Investing in Good Lingerie

Good lingerie is an extremely underrated self-esteem booster. You want to feel excited about your partner seeing what you have on under your clothes!

The important thing is to find lingerie that shows off your best assets and captures your style. Most women think only of Victoria’s Secret when they think of lingerie, which is a shame because VS is definitely not everyone’s cup of tea. There are so many more interesting style options out there these days — burlesque-inspired, minimalist, high-fashion, or tomboy.

Check out indie designers For Love And Lemons and Negative Underwear. Etsy is also a surprisingly good resource for creative and unusual lingerie. You can look for body-positive lingerie stores, like Dollhouse Bettie in San Francisco. They can also help you find the proper fit, and suggest cuts that flatter your body. If you’re not sure what kind of style you’re into, check out True and Co, which allows you to try on bras and chemises in the privacy of your own home.

Don’t Put Yourself Down

A lot of women feel so self conscious that criticize or make excuses for their bodies before even taking their clothes off. Please don’t do this! Don’t beat yourself up in front of your partners. Don’t point out your flaws. Don’t make self-deprecating “jokes” about your body. It’s unnecessary, it’s cruel, and it draws attention to things your partner probably wouldn’t have noticed on his or her own!

Remind Yourself What’s Important

If you catch yourself thinking critical thoughts in the moment, remind yourself what’s really important to you about being intimate with another person. To yourself, you could say something like, “I want to focus on being present with my partner instead of stuck in my own head” or “instead of criticizing myself, I’d rather pay attention to how good this feels.”

Know That You’re Your Own Worst Enemy

We women can be so mean to ourselves, especially our bodies. I promise you that any sexual partners you may have will never be as critical of your body as you are. With each item of clothing you remove, your partner is far more likely to be thinking, “hell yeah!” than, “hmm, her upper arms look a little jiggly to me.”

I hope these suggestions lessen your anxiety and help you actually enjoy this experience. Don’t forget to have fun!

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Healthy Inspirations Recipe of the Week – BBQ Beef

August 6, 2015


Coffs Coast Health Club eNews – August 2015

August 2, 2015

Treat yourself this August at Coffs Coast Health Club!

freebiesJoin Coffs Coast Health Club during the month of August and not only will you receive NO JOINING FEE but you will also receive either a FREE MASSAGE or FREE PERSONAL TRAINING SESSION on us
The power is in your hands! Either supercharge your workouts with some extra one on one support from one of our qualified personal trainers or get pampered by one of our massage therapists!
Limited spaces available so get in quick before they all go!

Call Chris on 0475 757 531 or reception directly on 6658 6222 to secure your booking now!


FREE Health Check and Program for Fitness Passport!

Fitness-Passport 3Have an event coming up? New to the gym? Looking at recharging your fitness before summer? To reward our fitness passport members we have decided to give you something back to get you closer to your goals!

A FREE Health Check and Program tailored to your needs and goals to help you kick start your Summer body! Call us on 6658 6222 or email us at to book your FREE session today!
Member Appreciation Day!
member-appreciationAugust 2015 is a monumental month in the history of Coffs Coast Health Club. It signifies 6 years since we first opened our doors & the start of our crusade to empower the Coffs Coast to be the happiest & healthiest community in Australia.
The club is certainly owned by passionate local health care professionals but it is the 5c49db3b-5267-4601-a041-675417f10285community in & around the club that breathes life into it. This community is made up of a terrific team & magnificent members combining to create a comfortable & supportive environment. The club has been recognised Australia wide for the efforts of everyone involved by becoming the regions most awarded health club & we want to say thank you.
On Saturday 29th August we will be celebrating our current members & recognising those team members & club members that have been the driving force of the club since our grand opening. 
We will have special offers, special events, special times & small gifts to thank our ambassadors, so grab your diary & book out a morning of fitness & fun for everyone. 
Further details of the day will be posted in the club & electronically over the next few weeks. See you there!

Improve Your Strength, Balance, Flexibility and Combat Stress

Less-Mills-BodyBalance-ClassesWhen was the last time you really stretched?  BODY BALANCE is a fabulous yoga based class designed to improve your strength, metabolic health, flexibility and balance.  These classes also assist in the management of anxiety and depression and can help combat stress.

BODY BALANCE is a class with lots of options giving you the freedom to develop the exercises in a way that suits you and your body best.  It also a great class for expectant mothers and can improve both pregnancy and the birth.

BODY BALANCE is on our timetable on Mondays at 6.30pm, Tuesdays at 9.30am, Thursdays at 6.30pm, Saturdays at 9.30am and Sundays at 4.30pm. 

No shoes required, wear comfortable clothing, bring a yoga mat or a towel and something to keep you warm for the relaxation/meditation session at the end of the class.
Do yourself a favour and give a BODY BALANCE class a try this week.


Dance for Cancer Fundraisers with Jacqui

IMG_0271Stars of Coffs Coast – Dance for Cancer is a gala fundraising event for the Cancer Council NSW.  The “Stars” consist of business owners and other notable characters from the Coffs Coast dancing with some of our local fabulous and talented dance teachers. The “Stars” are required to fundraise and perform a dance routine at a showcase dance event at C.ex Coffs on Saturday, 14th November 2015.

We are REALLY EXCITED to let you know that our very own Jacqui Barnett has been nominated as one of the Stars of Coffs Coast who are going to be Dancing for Cancer in November this year.

Funds raised go to support vital research, prevention, information, support and advocacy programs.   Jacqui would be extremely grateful if you could see your way to being involved in her fundraising.  How?  


Choose one, or all of the options below:
– You can directly deposit donations via this link into her fundraising ‘account’.  OR in the Cancer Council donation box at Coffs Coast Health Club reception.  The one with the dancer on the top of it!

– You can attend her Trivia Night with a Twist on Friday 28th of August at Cavanbah Hall, Coffs Harbour by either purchasing tickets (and raffle tickets) from reception at Coffs Coast Health Club (cash only) OR by clicking on the following link to purchase them through Sticky Tickets.  Raffle Tickets for this event can also be purchased here.

Also coming up 30th of October is a Halloween Cocktail Party!

Stay tuned for more information or contact Jacqui on 0421 971 155.



Create your own Personal Training Group and be Rewarded!
sgpt-logo-353Group Personal Training is the most time efficient and affordable way to achieve your goals. All you need to do is create a group (minimum 3 to a group) then choose your trainer and you can get started!  As a Reward if you are the one that creates the group, you will get your first 2 group sessions free (when booked in advance). Pay from as little as $20 per session per person. 

Start the process, see the results and feel the difference.  Organise you trainer by calling Glen on 0411 037 097 or speak to reception on 6658 6222.



Have you tried Metafit with Simone?
safe_image-php 2Metafit is a 30 min High Intensive Interval workout (HIIT) using bodyweight. Metafit couples short intervals (10-30 sec) of high intensity bodyweight exercises such as sprints, squat jumps and more, with intervals of complete or active rest (core work). 
Metafit is suited for everyone and is great for
* Weight loss
* Shedding body fat
* Building muscle
* Boosting your metabolism
* Increase fitness
* Time efficient
* Continue to burn calories hours after your workout. 
Metafit sessions are held at Coffs Coast Health Club on Wednesday nights at 6 pm. With the warmer months fast approaching, starting on the 11th September Simone will be doing Metafit sessions outside Fridays at 6:15 am. You might like to organise your own team training and get started straight away.  Metafit is great for off season training for all sporting codes. 
For more information call Simone on 0402202864
Logo2 2Save on Healthy Inspirations This Month!With 15g of Protein and only 3g of Carbohydrates, Healthy Inspirations Proti powder is a quick, easy and satisfying snack and will keep you going between meals – alternately use a bit more and add some strawberries, raspberries etc to it, if you need to use for a meal on-the-go.

Great as well for making protein pancakes for breaky! 

SAVE $10 and pay just $39.99 at reception or speak to Simone, Leslie, Sheree or Jenny in the Healthy Inspirations office.



How does fitness and exercise history affect your experience of a treadmill challenge?

JScientistason Newcombe, one of Coffs Coast Health Clubs members, and also a Psychology Honours student at Southern Cross University, is conducting a study under the supervision of Dr. James Donnelly. They want to understand how various physical and psychological factors influence someone’s experience during a fitness challenge.
They are hoping to find volunteers who can attend a 40 minute lab session at SCU in Coffs Harbour, complete some questionnaires and physical measurements, then do a fitness screening on a treadmill (approx. 10 mins). They will ask you questions about what you think and feel before, during and after the treadmill exercise.
To thank you for your time, you will have the option to place your name into a prize draw. Three people will receive a gift donated by Coffs Coast Health Club located at the Link Indoor Leisure Centre, Hogbin Drive, Toormina. The possible gifts are a massage, a personal training session or 1-month membership.

If you are interested, in good physical health and over 18 years old please email Jason at Jason will contact you to answer any questions and book a time that is convenient for you.  

This study has been approved by the Human Research Ethics Committee at Southern Cross University (ECN-15-115).


New Priviliges Card Business!
the athletes foot logo 2Athletes Foot Coffs Harbour is your local premium sports footwear provider and has decided to come on board as a COFFS COAST PRIVILIGE CARD BUSINESS! What that means for you is simply flash your Coffs Coast Health Club Members Card and receive 5% off any purchase!

We have over 40 businesses currently on our priviliges card! Simply logo onto to have a look at our list!

What can you do in 60 minutes?
Massage1Have a great massage with Ange or Kai during August for $60 that’s what you can do!  

Our massage therapists know how nice it is to be kneaded so are offering you a discounted massage rate to get rid of those winter aches and pains.  $60 for 60minutes – August only.  

Book at reception or call us on 6658 6222. BE QUICK because spaces are filling up fast!


B075SMAI Boxing Gloves are Here for PUNCH!      

SMAI are international leaders in the manufacturing of combat sports equipment  with over 28 years experience supplying athletes and Fitness industry professionals. 

The SMAI Element Boxing gloves are manufactured with the following key features:
– Constructed from durable Syntec leather ideal for use in Circuit training, Boxing and Group training.
– The inner mould is made from 100% latex injected foam for ergonomic comfort and shape retention over long term use.
– 2” Velcro Wrist support for comfort and protection
Sold online for a RRP of $89.00 but you can get your pair at the club for ONLY $39.99! See reception to secure your pair before they are all gone!


Coffs Cup Opening Hours!
m-JESSICA-WRIGHT-LUCY-MECKLENBURGH-620x413cEnjoy your Coffs Cup 1/2 Day Public Holiday, experience the great outdoors & spend some quality time with quality people on Thursday 6th August, as the gym we will be closed from 12noon.

However there are no excuses for missing your workout in the morning as we will be OPEN as normal from 5.30am and fully operational with all classes and childminding.

All 24/7 members will be able to access the club at anytime to workout when they want though, so take advantage of that option too…