Posts Tagged ‘Food & Nutrition’

Healthy Inspirations Recipe of the Week – Kale Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing

September 22, 2016



Image from

Glen Barnett discusses Exercise as Medicine

August 2, 2016


Here 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.


Why I Will Choose to be a Little Fat

July 17, 2016

a little fat
How we can all feel good about ourselves, whatever our size.

I saw an article a few weeks ago with this incredible before-and-after set of photos of an overweight, post-baby woman who then became totally “bikini-worthy.”

So I had to click the link, of course, to have a look. No question about it—the “after” photo of this woman was a stunning shot. She looked fit, toned, healthy and gorgeous. I read on, eager to discover what her secret was; what profound magical method it was that she had used to shed however-many-number of pounds.

There it was, a long and detailed tract of the super lean, restrictive diet she had put herself on for a year. No carbs, no dairy, no fruit, no nothing. The sample diet she had shared in the article seemed to consist of little more than hummus, celery and endless amounts of steamed fish. Healthy—yes. Exciting, delicious, fun lifestyle—no.

I decided in that moment that I would choose to continue being a little bit fat.

Yes, I could do with losing at least about 10 pounds so that the Bébé dress I bought earlier this year would fit that much more snugly. But if it’s at the expense of not eating fruit, freshly baked breads, Greek yogurt and honey for a year, well then, I choose emphatically to continue being 10 pounds more than I should be.

Science is a wonderful thing. It’s revealed so many revolutionary ways of understanding the way our bodies work and the effects of new foods, super foods, bad foods and good foods on our health. It’s sad though that “health” has so often come to be equated only and necessarily with thinness.

The glut of diet programs, weight-loss fads, fat-burning supplements and specialized bikini-body workouts are now as much a part of our daily consumer choices as the aisles of (“forbidden”) food in supermarkets. There seems to be no excuse not to be “healthy” (read: thin) given the huge number of aids, YouTube videos and literature on the subject.

Articles like the one I read aren’t necessarily always an encouraging, inspiring thing. They don’t just tell the story of an overweight person who chose discipline and a healthier lifestyle. There is often also a more sinister sub-narrative that raises its eyebrows at the reader and challenges her—“If this person can lose xx pounds, why can’t you?”—even if the reader may not actually be unhealthy or overweight.

The titles of these articles alone are almost always weight-centered, like “I lost 120 pounds, ask me how!” or “How one man lost 200 pounds in a year.” Rarely are these articles presented through the perspective of someone choosing a healthier lifestyle, discarding bad nutritional habits or incorporating fitness into their daily routine.

There it is: the continuous, unceasing reminder that we should all be striving toward thinness. From cabbage soup fasts, to low-everything diets, to 20-minute fat-blasting workouts, the desirable end result is usually almost and entirely about becoming become a thinner version of ourselves.

I am not ignoring the fact that for a percentage of people who are facing the health risks of being dangerously overweight, losing weight is a part of becoming healthier. I don’t discount that and understand how important it is in these cases to count calories and lost inches.

Problems arise when that very same method is being adopted by people who aren’t facing any health risks—who may, in fact, be completely healthy, fit people—but who still feel that they would be healthier if only they were five, 10 or 20 pounds lighter.

So I’d like to suggest flipping things around a bit; looking at things through another lens.

Let’s focus on being healthy—and just that.

Logically and biologically, it would follow that by following a healthy way of living, eating and exercising, everything else will find its proper balance. We would lose weight if we needed to lose weight, we’d gain muscle if we needed to gain muscle, we’d balance out all the other things that come from not being healthy—stress, cholesterol, diabetes, poor complexion, hair loss etc.

And what does it mean to live healthily? In the face of all the new diet and exercise schemes, I think that actually, we all already know what it means to live a healthy, balanced, feel-totally-awesome lifestyle, without having to follow any fad or buy any specialized products.

Intuitively, deep down inside, we do know the basics of living well. We know when we’ve had enough to eat, what kinds of foods are good for us, what makes us feel good and what makes us go into a slump, how much exercise we need to do, when to stop when we’re exhausted and when to rest.

We know this not just intellectually, but physically—our bodies are always telling us what we need to do; we just need to listen.

One’s body will tell us when it feels like a massive binge on Chinese take-out. It will also tell us when it’s had enough so we don’t insist on finishing every last fortune cookie. Our bodies will take us dancing, running, swimming, trampolining and playing; but they will also make us rest and sleep.

I read something beautiful a while ago, about how we shouldn’t change our bodies so we can love them.

Instead, we should create change in the way we treat ourselves because we love our bodies.

Ultimately this is about focusing on health: the physical health of our bodies and the emotional health of how we see and relate to our bodies. We love our bodies—this temporary shell on loan to us for this lifetime—so we treat them well, nourish them, feed them, move them, hug them, stretch then, let them dance, discipline them, give them a treat sometimes and most of all enjoy them.

Enjoying our bodies is to indulge in the beautiful, sensual things like good food, good sex and the rush of an energetic run in the mornings. But also, I think enjoyment is about ensuring our bodies are at their prime health so that they truly get the most out of these things and appreciate, at our body’s fullest capacity, the good food, good sex and energetic run.

This is true whatever size we’re at, whether we’re trying to lose weight or gain weight, whether we’re severely overweight or dangerously underweight.

This is true because it’s a matter of health and of helping our bodies be at their optimum functioning levels, not merely a matter of what we look like.

Yes, ideally, I would still like the scales to tell me that I am 10 pounds lighter and to see my dress size drop to a single digit. But then, I have to ask myself what it really is that I’d like to get out of being that much thinner. I don’t have any illnesses, I live a happy, active life, and I’ve been medically cleared for good, prime health.

So what is it? To be more attractive? To feel more energetic? To turn more heads? To tighten that gap between me and the Victoria’s Secret models?

I realize now that if I only just went back to focusing on being healthy, everything else would find its rightful place. When I’m feeling healthy, my skin glows, my hair is shiny and I’m a face full of radiance. When I’m feeling fit after a big run and deep session of yoga, I’m also confident, joyful and there’s an extra bounce in my step.

Automatically, without being a single ounce lighter, I realize now that being healthy alone is enough to be more attractive, feel more energetic, turn more heads and gain almost as many admirers as the Victoria’s Secret angels.

With a focus on health, instead of weight, I find too that I enjoy life a whole lot more. I eat without guilt and play with abandon. I move and shift and indulge the very real needs of my body instead of spending good hours of my day fussing over diet plans, exercise schedules and meal replacement shakes.

It isn’t only when I achieve a vision of thinness that I am deemed healthy and attractive.

I am attractive because I am living healthily.

And if that means I shall always be a little bit fat, with a few extra pounds to shed, then that’s exactly what I shall be.

Written Via 
on Sep 29, 2013 for

Healthy Inspirations Recipe of the Week – Cheesy Vegetable Bake

June 23, 2016



The Easiest Strategies to Avoid Overeating

May 22, 2016


Listen, we’ve all been there. We’ve overindulged and lived to regret it. One too many glasses of wine and you feel like absolute garbage the next day. A sliver of chocolate cake that turns into 3 slices—bring on the guilt and remorse. Tacos at 2 a.m.? Sure, why not. And then of course, we wash it all down the next morning with Bloody Marys, our go-to hair of the dog.

In the past, I treated social gatherings as an excuse for an all-out binge sesh that left me feeling bloated, ashamed, and hungover the next morning. I then spent the next few days restricting my diet and punishing myself with exercise just to get the bloating down.

I feel you. And I also know how frustrating it can be to feel like you aren’t in control of your cravings or how much you indulge. I know what it feels like to finally get on track with your nutrition, and then feel like a failure when it all goes to pieces in the blink of an eye. I work regularly with clients looking for moderation and balance–who want to put an end to the yo-yo cycle of binge, berate, restrict, repeat.

But we still want to have our favorite things, don’t we? We want to sip and taste and never feel deprived. Because honestly, deprivation is the pits. It almost always leads to backsliding and rebounding, because willpower is finite, and we can only restrict ourselves for so long. We want to indulge without the requisite guilt that comes along with it. After all, if food is meant to be pleasurable, why should we feel so bad about it?

I want you to eat whatever you want and never feel shameful again. Shame over food (or really anything for that matter) is a wholly unproductive emotion. We can learn how to eat for our palate and our physique, living a life of nutritional freedom, and never again utter the phrase, “I can’t eat that.” We can put an end to dieting by realizing that there’s no trendy diet or brand new nutrition plan that’s going to completely transform us.

What will cause us to change is our mindset. Mindset can seem like a nebulous or intangible term but it’s actually pretty simple: Your mindset is your perspective, the way you view your environment, and how you choose to perceive your world. Your mindset guides how you think about food and fitness, and your mindset ultimately determines lasting success.

To help cultivate a positive mindset, especially as it pertains to food and indulgence, I have a handful of effective strategies that I use myself and share with my clients to develop sustainable habits for a fit, healthy life. Today I want to share two of the most powerful ones with you.

These two simple strategies, when practiced regularly, will help you put a stop to overindulgence and food anxiety once and for all.

Step 1: Eat Foods That Make You Feel Good

This phrase sounds like a cliché, but I really mean finding food that makes you feel good when you’re eating it and in the hours afterward. Indulgences can totally fit the bill here. Healthy food that nourishes your body can (and should) be palatable, and food that doesn’t nourish your body can still be neutral—meaning it won’t send you into a gut-inflamed, joint-aching frenzy. There are a few questions you can ask yourself before consuming (or imbibing) to determine if a food meets this criteria:

  1. Does this food support my intentions for my body? (If so, go for it!)
  2. If not, will I feel guilty about it later? (If your answer is no, go for it!)
  3. Even though this food doesn’t support my intentions, will it add to my experience in some significant way? (If not, don’t eat it!)

You get the idea. The point is to check in with yourself and hit the pause button before you go too far down the binge-eating rabbit hole. Using this strategy will allow you to indulge intelligently and make mindful decisions—as opposed to mindlessly consuming whatever is in front of you.

Step 2: Use the First Bite Rule

That first sip of sauvignon blanc on a sunny, summer patio that makes you go “Ahh!” That first bite of a warm brownie sundae that makes you go “Mmm.” It’s such a pleasurable experience. It’s food and it’s love and it’s heaven. Food is meant to be enjoyed, but shouldn’t we enjoy every bite as much as the first? In order to do this, you have to stop and check in with yourself after every bite (or sip, in my case!).

Is it still amazing? Am I still really tasting this, or just eating it because it’s there? This requires mindfulness, which is the ultimate goal when it comes to nutritional freedom.

By stopping to make sure you’re still enjoying the experience, you’ll ensure that you never eat more than you truly want, and you’ll slowly start to realize that you don’t have to clean your plate, drink the entire bottle, or scarf down the whole slice of pie. It’s the most natural and effective way that I’ve found to avoid overeating and post-consumption remorse.

The Takeaway

None of this is rocket science, but it does require constant practice and awareness. Ultimately, the goal is to live an empowered, vibrant life, in which overindulgence, binging, and berating yourself about your choices are all a thing of the past. Here’s to eating mindfully and indulging intelligently!

This post originally appeared on Eat, Lift, and Be Happy, a blog written by fitness and lifestyle coach Neghar Fonooni. Her mission is to help women worldwide recognize their worth, own their power, prioritize self-care, and live their bliss. As a lifelong writer and fitness professional from the past 15 years, Neghar uses movement as a gateway to encourage women to get in touch with their bodies and mindset practice as a means to get in touch with their hearts.  For more visit:

Coffs Coast Health Club eNews – April 2016

April 3, 2016


Sportspower Coffs Harbour 2

Back Pain Secrets Revealed – Seminar Series!
back pain seminar
The health care specialists from Mid North Coast Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinics are running FREE SEMINARS for all members & their invited guests at both Moonee & Toormina clubs early in April.

Do you or someone you know suffer with back pain? Do you want to know more about the common causes of back pain and how to get rid of it?

The low down…

Where: Coffs Coast Health Club Moonee

When:  6.30pm Monday 4th April (straight after the ATTACK class) &

Where: Coffs Coast Health Club Toormina

When:  6.30pm Tuesday 5th April (straight after the TBTA & PUNCH classes)

There will be a special gift for all attendees, as well as the chance to win a special lucky door prize to get you on the road to a pain-free back sooner!

RSVP by call 1300273747 or email to register. You can also put your name on the attendee list at Coffs Coast Health Club reception.


NSW Seniors Festival Week April 1st – 10th

seniors 2016 2The annual celebration of life experience is on from 1-10th of April and this year’s theme is GrowYOUNG. At Coffs Coast Health Club we love Seniors Week and this year is no exception.

We are holding our inaugural Seniors Festival Week photography competition which is free to enter and open to everyone. All you need to do is capture what GrowYOUNG means to you and submit your entry via or a printed version through either clubs reception by 5pm Wednesday 6th April. This will be drawn by Emma Rhoades Photography at our free GrowYOUNG seminar on Thursday 7th April, 9.30am at Sawtell RSL with Jacqui Barnett.

Also available to our seniors during this week will be:

~ Free access to either health club
~ Free classes
~ Free mini massages
~ Free health assessments
~ Discounted morning tea at the Hidden Link Café (Sawtell Nursery), Hogbin Drive 9.30am (booking rqrd at CCHC reception)
~ Free talk with Mid North Coast Physiotherapy and Toormina Hearing at the morning tea
~ Free lucky door ticket every time you come for a workout at Coffs Coast Health Club all week (winner announced at Seminar) plus
~ Discounted memberships options

Take advantage of all that the Seniors Festival Week has to offer and if you have any enquiries please contact Jacqui directly on 0421971155.

Coffs Coast Health Club CENEX logo gray
A recent Focus Magazine article shined the spotlight on our very own Personal Trainer Daniel Tempest. He is the man charged with the responsibility of educating the next generation of Personal Trainers here on the Coffs Coast.

Daniel Tempest cutDan is the Campus Manager for the local arm of The Australian Institute of Personal Trainers where those interested in becoming a Personal Trainer learn how to be one in a real gym, with real experiences instead of only online or in a lecture theatre.

Who is your most recent success story Dan?
“AIPT as a registered training organisation has the highest qualification to employment ratio in the market and our qualified students are also the most sought after. My first intake of students here in Coffs was October last year and already one of my students has recently become qualified, registered with Fitness Australia and started work at Beachbodies as well as Mass Nutrition. Her commitment and dedication to her study was exemplary and it has certainly paid immediate dividends.”

How can anyone interested in becoming a personal trainer get more information about it? They can call me directly on 0432 579 221, follow me on social media or visit our website at to get an understanding of the course content.

Grab the latest Focus magazine or find the article here on page 49 to get the full story…


Join The 2016 Fitness Buddy Challenge!

buddy workout


Our 2016 Fitness Buddy Challenge is scheduled for Saturday 7th May. Grab your buddy and register at reception asap to secure your team. Your training can start today or you can wait for the official 8 week lead up starting on the 14th March for the challenge exercises below. Great prizes up for grabs and rewards along the way. Link up with your favourite Personal Trainer for some discounted small group personal training to get you Buddy Challenge ready!
trophy team

Buddys can be any age, any sex and any fitness level. Friends, family, colleagues or even complete strangers. The winners of the event will be based on Total Accumulated Buddy Points from the following exercises:

  • Most Toe Pushups in 1 minute
  • Longest Wall Squat Held
  • Most Situps (elbows to knees, unassisted) in 1 minute
  • 2km run time
  • Most skips with rope in 2 minutes

Participants who choose to go withoutPersonal Training preparation pay $25 each to enter. Participants who choose to go with Personal Training preparation pay only $10 each to enter.

Each participant can access the special offer of only $20 per 30min session or $35 per 60min session for Small Group Personal Training before the event. Participants do not need to be a member of Coffs Coast Health Club to take part in the event but if a non-member decides to join, they will SAVE OVER $200.

Prizes will also be awarded for the best dressed Buddys, surprise mystery challenges and lucky door.

Register at Toormina or Moonee reception desks or call Glen 0411 037 097 or Jacqui 0421 971 155 for further information.


yoga pilates coming soon 2


Short Term Workout Options for Friends & Family!

studentsDo you have friends or family that are in town during the school holidays? Would you like to save them some money & get them working out with you? Well due to popular demand we are now offering some short term workout options for them…

Single Visit – adult only $15, student or baby boomer only $10, incl access during all supervised hours

Week Pass – adult only $29, student or baby boomer only $19, incl access during all supervised hours

Simply see reception at either club or call Moonee on 6653 6122 or Toormina on 6658 6222 to take advantage of these offers for a limited time.



Shaken Jamaican Balls!

Stocks Australia wide of the Healthy Inspirations Proti powder were sold out but now they’re back! Available at both club receptions, the Shaken Jamaican Choc Orange flavour is amazing not only in shakes but also in cooking…

balls 2Weight Loss Coach & Personal Trainer Simone Saunders recently posted a short video of herself making Choc Orange Protein balls & they are delicious. If you missed the video, check it out here & then grab your own tub from either club.

Shake on down and get 10% OFF today but only while current stocks last!



Have You Tried a Group Exercise Class yet?
front wall compressed

We have over 65 classes for you to choose from each week & here are the top 5 reasons why they are so popular…

1. It Saves Time: Check the timetable, choose your class, book it in to your day and make it happen. Classes start and finish on time, allowing you to get in, exercise and get out with minimal interruptions.

2. It Saves Money: All timetable classes are included in your membership and you can do as many as you like each week. No need to pay extra to have the most experienced and most motivating instructors all under the one roof. The benefits you gain with classes also save you money on health care, as people who workout are far less likely to get sick and also recover quicker.

3. It’s Safe: Whether starting out or continuing on, you want to feel safe. All of our Group Exercise Instructors are experts in their particular class type. These instructors both explain and demonstrate what needs to done and how it needs to be done. There are many different levels in each class to cater for all fitness and coordination levels and you can discuss you individual needs with your instructor before and after each class for further piece of mind if you like.

4. It’s Social: Group exercise classes are a great way to meet like-minded and like-motivated individuals. You’ll find you share common goals and interest which can be a great motivator to work hard in class and create more accountability for coming back week after week. Many great friendships have started over a pump bar

5. It’s Motivating: Having an awesome instructor and fantastic music encouraging you to push harder helps to take your fitness to the next level. Most people don’t workout to their optimal level by themselves, so by placing yourself in a motivating environment, you can be the best you can be. The excitement and energy in the room helps you forget you’re even working out


Come on in and try one out this week. Bring a friend for extra support if you like. See you there…



ANZAC Day Public Holiday!

The clubs will be unsupervised on ANZAC Day Monday 25th April but will remain open with normal hours, classes & kids club before & after that day.

All 24/7 members will be able to access the club at anytime to workout during unsupervised times, so take advantage of that option and upgrade your membership for only $2 per week at reception if you haven’t already…




Click here for more information on membershippersonal trainingweight lossmassage therapyrehabilitationgroup exercisechildmindingprivileges card & fitness careers or call us on 6658 6222 for Toormina or on 6653 6122 for Moonee for more help.

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



Your CCHC Team


Healthy Inspirations Recipe of the Week -Roasted Broccoli & Tomato

March 24, 2016


Over 50’s Fitness by Glen Barnett – Incidental Activity

February 16, 2016

Do you know if we all just moved more , then we would be slimmer, fitter, less stressed and more confident.  Did you know that if you just did 30 minutes of activity a day, even if you break that activity down into 3 ten minute blocks you would be slimmer, fitter, less stressed and more confident.

So to do that all you need to do is to get smart and add some movement incidentally into your life. For instance use the stairs not the elevator or escalator. Park further from work or the shops so you can get a few minutes walk to and from your destination.  Take your grocery bags in to your house,  one bag at a time to make more trips.  Hand wash your car instead of using the drive through so you burn up more energy.  Walk your dog twice a day and watch him benefit as well.  If you arrive early for an appointment, go for a walk around the block rather than sitting and reading magazines in the waiting room.
All this extra movement will add up and after a couple of weeks you will notice the benefits.  Let’s see how you rate with your incidental activities.

Give yourself a point for each time during last week you did the following:
Used the stairs rather than the elevator or escalator (1 point)
Took your grocery bags into your house one at a time (1 point per bag)
Parked the car further from the shops and walked (2 points)
Walked around the block because you were early for an  appointment (2 points)
Hand washed the car (2 points)
Walked your dog twice a day (2 points)
Went for a walk with a friend rather than sat and had coffee. (3 points)

So let’s say each point equalled 5 minutes and you did each of the above suggested incidental activities last week.  You added 65 minutes of extra activity into your week.  Minutes you didn’t really even have to think about. Minutes that have boosted your metabolism and decreased your stress.  Minutes that will make a big difference to you long term, if you do them regularly.

Now all you have to do is work out how you can get 30 of those minutes, or 3 lots of 10 minute blocks, into your day to be making the biggest difference to your  health and long term longevity.

On the flip side you can see how when we become more sedentary and take these movement opportunities out of our days, weeks and lives, we become fatter, lazier and stressed.  Thank goodness those of you who read this article think smart and are always on the lookout to live healthier and more fulfilling lives.
So get smart and give Glen or Jacqui a call at Coffs Coast Health Club on 66586222 for a free activity session or chat.

Healthy Inspirations Recipe of the Week -Citrus Vinaigrette

February 4, 2016


Coffs Coast Health Club eNews Moonee – February 2016

February 2, 2016


New Year, New Back – How to Solve Back Pain for Good!

Are you one of the 80% of the population that suffers from back pain?  Do you always hear about “core strength” and have no idea what it means? Have you wondered why your back pain flares up without any warning?


What is “core strength” and why is it important?

You often hear people talking about the “core” but it is usually really poorly understood. In simple terms, the core is made up of the deepest layer of the abdominal muscles (transverse abdominus) – not the 6 pack muscles but deeper – along with a series of small muscles in between your vertebrae (multifidus) and the pelvic floor muscles. These groups of muscle work together to form a strong support cylinder around the spine to help reduce load and minimise the risk of injury. Once you have had a back injury it is vital to retrain and strengthen these muscles to get your back moving well with the right support. This is usually the step that is missed in back rehab, meaning that you are at a much higher risk of further back pain in the future.

How can you find out if your core muscles are working well?

We have a team of healthcare professionals at both clubs who have a proven track record in solving back pain for thousands of happy clients. By incorporating physiotherapy, exercise physiology and massage into a comprehensive treatment plan you are sure to get long term solutions rather than short term relief. If you have suffered with back pain previously or are worried about your core strength, why not see one of the experienced physios at Toormina or Moonee to get a comprehensive assessment.

For this month only we are offering 10 lucky people a FREE back care assessment to check your core strength and flexibility and provide you with a clear plan of rehabilitation. To secure one of these appointments call 1300 27 37 47 now and get your back on the right track.


Grab Your FREE VIP PASS for a friend!


School has gone back, the summer holidays are over and the New Year is well and truly underway. This is the perfect time to start your exercise routine and work on a fitter and healthier you! Sometimes this can be made so much easier and can be lots more fun when you do it with friends.

Do you have a friend or a family member that you think might like to try your favourite class?  Why not give them a VIP Pass and ask them to come and try the class for FREE. Ask at reception for some VIP passes to give to your family and friends…. you never know who you might inspire! Friends don’t let friends sit on the couch….

50+ Classes are a great example!

As we get older the need to exercise and stay fit and healthy becomes far more important. Did you know that we have 5 classes every week that are dedicated specifically to our Baby Boomers? These classes go for 55 minutes and are on at 10.30am Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Monday 50+FIT –  a strength, fitness and flexibility class. Wednesdays are 50+CIRCUIT – a gentle strength, fitness and flexibility class that incorporates balance and coordination exercises. On Fridays we have 50+FLEX – a specialised class which targets increased flexibility, as well as abdominal and lower back strength. In addition to the health and wellbeing benefits that are gained through being active there are many social benefits in attending these classes. Why not give one of them a try today? Use a FREE VIP PASS and bring a friend too if you like…

“Surround yourself with others that are striving for the same goal.”


Why not get paid for keeping fit and doing what you LOVE?


Do you love group exercise? Do you want to motivate and inspire others? Have you ever thought about making the change from participant to instructor? Why not make 2016 the year you become an instructor and get paid to do what you love.

Contact Carla on 0412 930 064 or for more information on how to become an instructor, so that you can help our Coffs Coast Community become healthier and happier!


A Valentine’s Day Rub!

Pamper Someone Special and Give the Gift of Massage this year. Valentines Day and Massage is like a match made in heaven! We are all about spreading the love and what better way to do that than to buy your Valentine a Massage Gift Certificate.Smiling woman enjoying a massage

Not only is it a highly sought after but you can also SAVE if you purchase your Gift Certificate before Valentines Day, as we will give you 50% OFF a second massage for yourself. 

Organise the gift in person at reception or over the phone on 1300 27 37 47 and we will have it ready for you immediately! Ange, Riana and Jude’s magic hands are waiting.
Massage Therapy is available at both Toormina and Moonee locations.


Welcome to the Healthy Inspirations Team Megan!


We’re very proud to introduce our newest Healthy Inspirations Weight Loss Coach Megan Howard!  Megan has just joined our dedicated team of Weight Loss CoacheHIShapingPortraits alongside Leslie and Simone to be able to provide you with everything you need on your weight loss journey.
As a Healthy Inspirations Weight Loss Coach, Megan and the team, work with you following the Healthy Inspirations approach called “Reset” that makes weight loss far easier,   especially for those carrying extra around the middle. Instead of focusing on calorie counting, it focuses on fat storage and release, which is controlled by hormones. The good news is that each person can learn how to adjust their food selections to
2015-10-30 09.35.45manipulate their hormones for easier fat release.

So if weight loss is on your agenda for 2016 get started now! You owe it to yourself to have a chat with Megan, Leslie or Simone to discover how the program can work for you.

Your first visit is complimentary so call Megan on 0423 233 717, Leslie on 0423 284 421 or Simone on 0402 202 864 and let them show you how you can make a difference in 2016.


February is the Month to Sweat Together!

Valentines Day is coming soon and what better way to feel connected with your significant other than sharing some buddy training with them?

We don’t mind who your significant other is either… For some it is their partner but for others it can be their sibling, work colleague or best mate.

Until sold out, our Personal Trainers are offering 4 x 30min buddy sessions to any couple for ONLY $145! 

That is a massive saving but be quick because each trainer can only provide this special offer to 3 new couples. Contact Glen on 0411 037 097, to discuss your needs, answer your questions & organise the best trainer for YOU.

Remember that couples that sweat together, stay together!


Are You Getting Enough?
nanogreens time mag cut

How do you really feel each day? Do you eat enough raw fruits and vegetables?

We all know we should be eating more fresh fruits and vegetables. In fact the USDA now recommends a minimum of 10 servings a day for optimal health. Top nutrition experts recommend at least 50% of each meal should come from fruits and vegetables.

A main reason people don’t eat that way is price and convenience. Fresh produce can cost over $10 per day and be extremely inconvenient to consume and that’s if you can stomach all of those foods and do it consistently every day.

NanoGreens is the solution. It was developed BY healthcare professionals, FOR healthcare professionals, knowing that plant based nutrition is the future of health care and health maintenance. 100% natural, no fillers and easily mixed into water, its high quality nutrition at your fingertips.

For the Month of February NanoGreens is available at reception for OVER 10% OFF at ONLY $79.99!


Kick Off The New Year with a NEW CAREER!
Coffs Coast Health Club CENEX logo gray

Are you over your job? Do you need a change?

If so, then do something you’re passionate about, help people achieve their goals & kickstart your career in fitness!

Coffs Coast Campus has recently been approved as the Centre of Excellence for health, fitness, nutrition & business education in the north coast region.

To celebrate, 2016 will see us providing real training in a real environment for the following qualifications:

Certificate IV in Fitness (Personal Trainer)

Diploma of Fitness (Exercise Specialist)

Diploma of Nutrition (Non-Clinincal Advisor)

Diploma of Business (Owner or Manager)

If you want to have an exciting career that helps keep you fit & healthy, then act now. Experience the best hands on practical training available & begin your new career today in the regions most awarded health club.

NEW PERSONAL TRAINER COURSE STARTS FEBRUARY but the sooner you start, the sooner you finish & you can get started today! We only enrol a maximum of 15 students at any one time, so call Chris on 0475 757 531 or email him at for further details & to secure your spot as we only have 5 places remaining.


Have You Had a BIG Workout?
mr good beans.jpg

Our friends next door at Mr Good Beans are here to help re-hydrate and re-energise you!
They’ve re-designed their juice and smoothie menu to cater for our hard working members with antioxidant, energising and a muscle-building range of shakes, smoothies and fresh juices made to order.
Short of time? Pre-order before your work out as early as 5:45am and have your awesome energiser ready to go at the front desk when you are!

Want even better value? Flash your Coffs Coast Health Club tag for 10% OFF their green drinks menu.

image back to school feb 2016

Click here for more information on membershippersonal trainingweight lossmassage therapyrehabilitationgroup exercisechildmindingprivileges card & fitness careers or call us on 6658 6222 for Toormina or on 6653 6122 for Moonee for more help.

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


Your CCHC Team