There is so much information out there it’s difficult to know what to believe, we are often drawn in by an easy fix. Something that will magically transform you into this fantastic new machine you’ve always wanted to be. At Misfit Gym the goal is the same, the 4 step plan is different, the plan is not easy, it is however simple and effective.
Complete the following form and receive my free progression report to get you to a pistol squat. Along with a 30 minute Small group training session, covering the Pistol squat.
I was first introduced to Pavel’s (Pavel Tsatsouline) work around 1997, give or take a few years. It was his work with stretching that I first encountered. Back then there was no easy access to the Internet so research was mostly done through recommendations and hints from other people.
I believe it was at a Bill Wallace seminar in Melbourne at Billy Manne‘s Gym. Thinking about it now that seminar was pretty amazing, I met Bill Wallace and John Donahue (now recognised as a BJJ master).
The comments from that seminar led me to find and read some of Pavel’s writing specifically in the area
of flexibility, as you can see in the picture It worked. It was through the application of the specific skills that got me there not the random attempts I had been trying before that.
Fast forward 15 or so years and I was introduced to the Kettlebell and again to the work of Pavel, this time his strength and conditioning work, I have been fortunate enough to meet Pavel at the first Australian SFG certification (StrongFirst) in Perth, and like the information passed to me during the stretching seeing with Bill Wallace, the skills Pavel and his team passed to me have had a marked effect on my training and I am better for the knowledge. Its the consistent application of skills that will get you better and keep you going in a forward direction.
So one of my goals for this year is to reclaim my flexibility and return to and improve on my flexibility from those days pre 2000. There is no better time than now to start on your goals. Get in touch with me so we can get you on the path to achieving your goals.
There are a few bonuses we have for members, they range from monthly rewards, referral program, social media campaigns and other as time goes on. These rewards are open to all members, week, casual, adult or junior. Also on offer across all our activities ASD Pilot Program, Strength and Fitness, Martial Arts, Coding, Minecraft everyone gets a chance.
- Cafe vouchers
- Free training
- Training gear
You may have noticed I do some very diverse things at Misfit. This is true and the bottom line is these are the things I am passionate about. The themes are health, nutrition, technology and ASD. This wont be a huge post but it will cover the underlying reasons why, well I hope so anyway.
Health, fitness, strength and martial arts. For nearly 30 years I have been involved in these areas in some form. As a student studying the areas I find interesting and important. In Martial arts I have been fortunate to train and be involved with some of the best practitioners Australia has to offer. The areas of interest I have had over the years I Freestyle Karate, Okinawan Karate, Muay Thai, Kickboxing, Judo, Jujitsu, Weaponry, Strength training, Flexibility, and Mobility. I have had the privilege to participate in 5 full contact fights, security, body guarding and teaching, health and fitness is one of my passions.
Technology I have always had an interest here ever since a teenager maybe even younger. However as a mature age student I went University and received an Honors Degree in Computing with a focus on programming, and for the past 12 or more years I have been a programmer and the last 7-8 of them as a mobile developer.
ASD and Nutrition are more recent passions are closely connected for me. When I was told my son was on the Autism spectrum it changed a lot and made me start researching many things in order the help him on his life journey. Two of the main facets I have been following are diet and physical activity, these 2 elements are the main stay for his ongoing treatment and physical therapy. So the things we eat are very specific and I feel have helped him so much with his early years of school all while avoiding much of the main stream medications, the other is movement, strength and fitness, which is where the gym has evolved from.
This is a very brief explanation of the driving forces behind the studio. Feel free to ask me about any of it if you feel the need.
We are looking for participants for the term of our specialised training program designed for ASD kids. The program is over a 9 week term with 2 sessions per week covering movement, strength and Martial Arts. We have designed the term to take the participants on a progressive journey, building confidence and skills that will help them in many ways everyday.
The program has a pre and post term interview where we discuss the expectations and eventual outcomes of participating in the program. To get the full details on the program visit the Pilot Program page.
If you are interested or know someone who you feel may be interested in this program please get in touch via the contacts page.
Move, Strong, Fit its the tag line to the name of the gym for a huge reason, these are the main elements we focus on.
Movement some we take for granted until we can’t do it any more. When we training movement we start from the ground getting to it moving around on it and getting up from it. It sounds simple however it can tell a lot about how mobile you are by the way you perform these actions.
When you can move well we start building on the foundation by strengthening your body. Kettlebells and Bodyweight training are our goto tool for this, its our starter point and for most people will be all that’s necessary to lay that strong body you need to get fit.
When your mobile and have basic strength we can start building your overall fitness and physical condition. From the
beginning we have been improving your skills to work the conditioning, with the foundation we have built we can confidently get you fit enough for just about anything. The limitation will be your design and the goals you have set.
These are the main elements we work during our daily sessions, they are small group sessions (capped at 5) and run every day. Visit the classes page to find out when you can train, there are plenty of options for everyone. Come on your own or invite someone you know. When classes are full, the energy is fantastic and everyone helps each other reach their goals. We also have monthly incentives to say thanks for being part of the community.
Using the principles from Original Strength system we have found that the mentors and techniques used help restore the body to is best. In many ways it makes it better.
The simplified system that Original Strength provides is an excellent way to reset and restore many areas of your body, from aches and pains to helping strength weak areas of your body the restoration sessions are designed to help you build your body young or old to a state where we can start to make you stronger and fitter.
Get in touch to have a chat how what we do in these session can help you in your daily life. Contact me here
Our bodyweight sessions are designed to show you how to build significant core strength using only bodyweight
movements, squats, pushups, chin-ups and the variations of these movements. Sounds simple, but not easy the way of the Naked Warrior is full of new skills. There are many progressions and methods to get you from start to finish.
Some of the benefits of bodyweight training, and there are similarities with other forms of train like Barbel and kettlebell training for example.
- It’s always with you
- Fast and easy to learn the skills
- Complements existing training
- Teach the skill of creating tension
- Many many variations
There are many other benefits of course however I’m sure you see the point.
The skills you will learn in the bodyweight session at Misfit Gym will carry over to your sport of choice to better daily life and beyond. In the classes we work and learn the skills associated with the following.
- Static holds
- Eccentric movements
- Concentric movements
Kettlebells were practically unheard of in North America until recently, but now exercising with a bowling-ball-shaped weight with a handle is the newest fitness trend. Used by fitness enthusiasts, collegiate athletes, and pro sports teams alike, more and more people are becoming curious about kettlebells. Here’s what you need to know.
What are kettlebells?
Kettlebells have been around for ages. Made out of cast iron, they’re cannonball-shaped weights with a single handle on top. Although they look really different from the free weights and machines that occupy most gyms, they are “one of the best and most efficient fitness tools you can use,” according to Henry Marshall, a NSCA-certified personal trainer and IKFF- and AOS-certified kettlebell trainer. Marshall explains that although kettlebells originated in Russia and continue to be popular in Eastern Europe, “American strongmen like Eugene Sandow and the Saxton Brothers trained with them in the early 1900s, too.”
What are the benefits of kettlebells?
The purported benefits of kettlebells appeal to people of all fitness levels, ages and genders. Somewhere along the way, says Marshall, “the fitness industry lost the real definition of ‘fit’ and replaced traditional full-body exercises with isolation exercises. Lately though, this cosmetic type of training is being replaced with movement-based training, which some call functional fitness training.” That’s what kettlebells provide, and individuals who want a more practical and traditional style of training are turning to kettlebells. Proponents of kettlebells, including Marshall, say that the benefits of kettlebell training are many. Kettlebells offer:
- Full-body conditioning. “The body learns to work as one synergistic unit linked strongly together,” he says.
- Big results by spending less time in the gym. “Because kettlebell training involves multiple muscle groups and energy systems at once.”
- Increased resistance to injury
- The ability to work aerobically and anaerobically simultaneously.
- Improved mobility and range of motion
- Increased strength without increase of mass. Kettlebell exercisers are lean and toned, not bulky—a benefit that appeals to women and men alike.
- Enhanced performance in athletics and everyday functioning
- Major calorie burning (In a recent study conducted by the highly respected American Council on Exercise, participants burned approximately 20 calories per minute–that’s 1,200 calories per hour.)