At Active Solutions we view your health holistically
personal training – health coaching – small group personal training – lifestyle change
movement to meet your needs, health coaching to reduce stress, lose weight, manage sleep issues
water and land personal training and health coaching
Our approach is very attentive, and starts with a full health and lifestyle history and movement analysis. From this base we develop a suitable movement approach to meet your needs and stage of life. Perhaps you need a gentle nudge in a healthier direction, or a full accountability service. If I had to describe the average Active Solutions client I would say they are a little bit tricky, but very focused on being their best (what ever that is). By tricky we mean they may have a long standing complex issue that requires a much more attentive exercise approach – personal training that is tailored to meet their needs and a trainer watching over them to ensure they are moving optimally. The Active Solutions client desires a healthy and active body so they can live well.
So you can see from this list that we not only consider the movement of clients but their whole body – this is holistic personal training at its best. We are very much interested in how you manage stress – whether that be emotional stress or external stress like sleep issues, medications, nutrition and food sensitivities, gut health and illness.
It all starts with a phone call so ring Jo today on 0409 86 2206.
Aqua bootcamp is fun, fast and effective – try our low impact, high intensity shallow water class. This inexpensive class is full on and set to motivating music., from $15 at Friends Health & FitnessRead More...
Our pregnancy aqua classes are suitable at all stages of pregnancy. in a fun and friendly environment exercise while pregnant the low impact way. Each session includes pelvic floor educationRead More...
Health coaching examines the why behind optimal health choices. Whether we are examining the negative impact stress is having on you, or why healthy eating choices do not come naturally to you we will work together to find the best approach to more you forward with your healthRead More...
Our personal training in water sessions are workouts that consider injuries, are suitable prior to and following surgery, and utilise the latest of water training gear and techniques.Read More...
Our exercise after pregnancy classes are called Mum's that Move. Pelvic floor, separation of abdominals, and pelvic instability all considered in this first step back to exerciseRead More...
We are skilled and measuring and analysising blood and saliva to get the chemical run down on how you body is dealing with stress, thyroid health and food sensitivities. This service comes with health coaching - get the results and then make a plan around how to get to optimal healthRead More...
Regular foam rollering and spiky ball workshops address how to release muscle tension and address back discomfort with this self massage technique. Maximum 4 on 1 in any classRead More...
Small Group PT (max of 4) offers a cost effective way to have almost of the benefits of 1 on 1 personal training. Rehab, exercise after baby, prepare for an event, or just need better supervision than a mainstream gym offers? Then this is for youRead More...
Our solutions are based on both subjective (questionnaires, personal insight) and objective information (sleep study, blood chemistry).
How we really differ from other personal training approaches is that we can delved right into your blood chemistry, and how we differ from a medical approach is that we look at all aspects of your lifestyle. So, if the doctor says you are not unwell or in need of medicine yet you tell me you do not feel well – that’s where we come in. We coach you to that place of wellness. We examine your lifestyle and help you make long term sustainable change for the better. It’s a very respectful, enabling and fulfilling approach.
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Dear Jo, You are the ideal Pt!@ You push me in a way that I respond to. I want to work for you (and for me of course) which I'm not sure if you know is a hard task. Some other pt techniques (none of yours) give me the shits to the point where i don't want to do it. I know i whinge a bit, working on making it a positive whinge then no whinging at all. I know I'm frustrating and i appreciate your tolerance. You rock. Keep it up.
Discovering aqua boot camp has played a huge part in my recovery journey following a very difficult pregnancy. It has significantly improved my fitness and has increased my arm, back and core strength. I no longer have any back pain from lifting and carrying my baby and it has contributed to me losing 20kg back to my pre-pregnant weight at 15 weeks postpartum. Aqua boot camp has motivated me to get back into the swing of exercising while having fun and I am feeling fantastic
I have had the best time training with Jo – I feel as a person I have grown and in terms of physical fitness I have grown greatly. Although we train in a group of up to 4 people I still feel I have that personal support of Jo. She is able to structure the sessions to provide variety as well as adaptation to each person's strengths and capabilities. The benefit of group PT is also that on some days you are the stong one, leading and inspiring the others in the group and on other days you are the one learning from them and striving to get to that point.
I really enjoyed the classes run by Jo. She's a great teacher, fun, and friendly and provides other very helpful information for pregnancy. The classes were just the right level of exercise. Overall there was a really nice atmosphere, that you don't get with some women-only classes. I would recommend this to any mother-to-be to help stay in shape during pregnancy.
“I cannot rave about deep water gymstick enough! The Aqua gymstick IS what’s getting me into shape after baby #3. I can exercise relaxing my tense shoulders and knowing my posture is fabulous. You know you’ve had a fantastic workout when you hop out of the pool feeling like you look like Elle MacPherson”
The best bit about Group Personal Training is that if I want to do my 1 day a week of exercise with Jo without too much agony, I need to exercise on other days as well - great incentive to exercise regularly.
Aqua Bootcamp is the most exhilarating and satisfying water aerobic exercise I've ever done.
I wish Jo were closer as distance is the ONLY reason I was unable to continue. Jo is firm (I need that) and funny - my two favorite "F's"! She knew exactly how far to push me and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute. OK - that's a lie - not EVERY minute - but I felt damn good every time I finished a session. Thank you Jo.
‘Aqua gymstick’ provides a great overall workout. My physio has confirmed that I have greater mobility and strength since doing Gymstick on a regular basis.
“LOVED IT! Great for physical and mental health. All new mums should be made aware of these classes.
I attended aqua aerobics from the start of my second trimester right through to the last few weeks of pregnancy. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience in the water and it enabled me to relax and assist with pregnancy complications such as oedema in my lower legs and feet. Jo kept us all entertained through every session and we were able to have a laugh while doing a good exercise program suitable for each stage of pregnancy. I enjoy a good workout coming from a football playing/coaching background and I found the classes enabled me to have a tough work out but also an easier one on the days I felt more tired. I would recommend Jo's classes to everyone who wants to keep active whilst pregnant! Thanks heaps Jo!