KERRIE FITNESS – WINNER Local Business Awards 2018.

Kerrie Mewett opened her studio KERRIE FITNESS in 2013, after ten years of instructing in the fitness industry. Not content with just moving along at the pace of the big name programs on offer at the gyms she worked in, she decided to create her very own programs and soon had a following. Kerrie taught her own core class “KERRIE CORE” at gyms and her own studio, at the same time as building on her new program “KHIIT” (Kerrie High Intensity Interval Training). Working endlessly on her class structure prior to cutting ties with other gyms and programs and unleashing KHIIT to her members! Providing a new workout each and every week. Keeping up with the times of busy lifestyles. Kerrie’s workouts have you in and out of her studio in just half an hour. No time to think about the outside world whilst you’re training. Sculpted from head to toe and feeling a million dollars by the time you leave.

After five successive “Finalist” nominations in the Campbelltown Local Business Awards, this year 2018, Kerrie successfully won the award for “Best Fitness Services”! A testament to the hard work and dedication by Kerrie for the creation of Kerrie Core and her KHIIT programs… Aerobics, Bench, Martial Arts and Weighted. Along with being awarded Les Mills Instructor of the year Australia Asia Pacific Region 2008 and 2014, Kerrie is one instructor whose class you need to experience “Live”.

To train at KERRIE FITNESS with Kerrie, come and visit her Studio at Unit H10, 5-7 Hepher Road, Campbelltown, Sydney, NSW, Australia. No bookings necessary.

Live out of the area? That to is no longer an issue. Whilst Kerrie has been busy with her members in her studio, in the background she has been building a recording studio with her husband Trevor, to produce online workouts. Just this month, June 2018, #kezfit was launched! You can now download your very own #kezfit Kerrie Core 1 class online at www.kerriefitness.com.au . #kezfit Kerrie Core 2 is due to launch on 21 July 2018.

Happy training, happy body, happy mind ❤️

KERRIE FITNESS – A little warmth at the King Street Wharf.

What better way to warm up a chilly winter day than with some red Boots! Enjoying King street wharf, Sydney, Australia.

Available now.

Looking for a workout out of studio hours? Go to www.kerriefitness.com.au to download #kezfit Kerrie Core 1. You can train in the comfort of your own home; in the hotel room whilst away on business; anytime, anywhere. Enjoy your workout!

KERRIE FITNESS – The #kezfit Story

With no small amount of excitement, the launching of #kezfit is almost upon us.  Just to keep you entertained, here is a picture diary of the last five years.  Enjoy, and WATCH this space.  Soon anyone, anywhere can train with Kerrie.

Available now.Be sure to Download your at home class today. Visit www.kerriefitness.com.au

 

 

 

 

KERRIE FITNESS – 100% – 5 from 5. But this time it’s extra sweet!

Being nominated as a finalist in the fitness industry is one thing we really get a kick out of at KERRIE FITNESS.  Ask me why?

It’s quite simple really.  It is an affirmation that we are doing the right thing by our members, we are giving them what they want.  We are caring about their progress, we are engaging them.  We are with them the whole way.

We would like to thank each and every one of you “voters”, of course I won’t be making the classes easier!  But Thanks.

In 2004 I started teaching Les Mills at Fitness First.  Over the next decade along with the 20 plus classes I taught with Les Mills content, I also began to develop my own class, KERRIE CORE.

With Fitness First closing down I took the leap of faith and opened my own studio, continuing with Les Mills and ZUMBA plus adding more of my own classes to the timetable.  And along the way collected 4 x Local Business award finalist nominations and won my second Les Mills Australia Asia Pacific Instructor of the year award (2008) (2014)

Late last year I once again took that leap of faith, and with a heavy heart let Les Mills programs go.

That was to make room for my own style of HIIT training KHIIT!  Kerrie High Intensity Interval Training.  Along with Kerrie Core and ZUMBA the timetable was completely renewed.

To have been fortunate enough to once again receive a nomination for finalist and this time not relying on a world wide known draw card such as Les Mills, I feel that this is the best nomination yet as it makes me believe I’m on the right path.

Kerrie

KERRIE FITNESS asks – Are You getting the most from your Health Fund?

Never been a better time to join KERRIE FITNESS.

Three points:

  • Most funds require the Studio you go to be registered with Fitness Australia, The Health & Fitness Industry Association.
  • Most funds do not recognise personal training or 24 hour fitness memberships.
  • You will need to check in with your fund about eligibility.

Private Health Fund Rebates

Find out which Private Health Funds offer rebates for fitness services


Private Health Fund Rebates for Fitness Services

Staying informed about private health fund rebates for fitness services will allow you to provide accurate information to your existing and prospective members about opportunities to claim private health fund rebates for fitness services.

What do I need to do to help my clients/members claim?

Be guided by your clients.  Enquire as to whether they have Private Health Insurance and if so, which fund?  The following information about specific funds should be taken as a guide only and is not an exhaustive list of funds recognising fitness services.

If your client holds private health insurance, suggest they contact their fund to determine what is required to enable them to gain a rebate and what level of rebate they are eligible to receive.

It’s important to remember that all funds are different!  Some funds require you to be registered with Fitness Australia, while others also require you to register with them directly.  In some cases a GP referral may be required to indicate that the fitness program is necessary due to an existing health or medical condition.  Importantly a number of funds don’t recognise personal training services, or 24 hour fitness centre memberships.

Finally it’s also important to remember that the amount of a potential refund is heavily dependent on the level of cover held by the member and that holding private health insurance does not automatically ensure eligibility for a refund for fitness service.

Fitness Australia is working hard towards aligning the national Business and Professional Registration schemes with all Private Health Funds.  Fitness Australia has produced a position statement for Private Health Insurers.  These recommendations seek to inform Private Health Insurers about current fitness industry standards and provide an insight into fitness industry operations that will assist in the development or recognition of existing policies.

Tier 1 funds:

Health Funds offering rebates exclusively to Fitness Australia Registered Businesses

Your client will receive a rebate upon presentation of proof of payment documentation from the business containing their Fitness Australia registered business number.

Tier 2 funds:

The following businesses require business registration with Fitness Australia and for the business to complete a registration form with the fund:

  • NIB (download their form)
  • Note: You must have a referral form from a prescribing physician to be eligible to claim a rebate for fitness services.

Tier 3 funds:

The following funds require a medical referral and completion of appropriate documentation.

 

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| Kerrie’s Story |

“I needed more than being a mum.”

Today we’d like to share with you Kerrie’s personal fitness story with you all. As of right now, this story was first posted two years ago, and so many great things have happened since then. Enjoy!

[First posted June 27, 2014]

I thought it would a nice idea to share my story of where I began my fitness path with all of you who like my page.

I went to high school in the Campbelltown area and I always had a love for tennis. I played in Adelaide and continued for a short period in Sydney. The more I got involved with school work and friends, the more I let tennis go by the wayside.

I started my career as an administrative assistant at a law firm in the city. After 9 years it was time for Trevor and I to start our family.

I was lucky enough to be a stay at home Mum. I had always loved babies, it was my dream come true. I couldn’t have been more excited that my time had arrived. I could give up work and do what I had always wanted; take care of my little family. I was only young, 24, so parenthood was a humongous shock to my system. I wasn’t coping with the sleepless nights, dealing with mastitis from breast feeding, the endless crying (both myself and bubs!) and being responsible for this little being. Work, I thought I had given up, yet this was more work that I could have ever imagined!

I took myself off to the gym and started exercising, using the treadmills and other equipment in front of the mass of televisions. One hour and I was done, feeling happier than when I entered.

It didn’t take long for me to become completely and utterly bored with the hamster wheel equipment! I would always peek in the group fitness studio doors and think, Gee they look like they’re having so much fun. I was so shy. If anyone would speak to me I would go bright red in the face!

One day I thought, enough is enough, and I went in for a BodyStep class. Well I tell you, I never looked back. Group fitness was the bomb. Music pumping, everyone having fun together. It was just what I needed.

It wasn’t long and I was pregnant again. Our 5 year plan wait for our second was not going to be the case. It was already written in the stars. Our two gorgeous babies were going to be close in age! (I wouldn’t have it any other way now. It was meant to be!)

I was very blessed with another wonderful pregnancy and continued group fitness right up until the week I gave birth! My obstetrician was always up to speed on where I was at, and I never pushed myself to the extreme (like I do on a daily basis today!!).

It didn’t take long after being at home with two children under two to find myself back in a fog, a haze, feelings I couldn’t explain. I mean, this was what I always wanted. Why was I feeling like this? It was hard trying to appreciate my gorgeous family when I was in a constant state of sadness.

I would get up, do what I had to do, but go back to bed in the middle of the day. Trying to hide from the world. Through family support and recommendation from my doctor, I started medication for depression. I could now finally see clearly. Appreciate everything and everyone around me. The haze lifted. If only I’d sought help earlier instead of suffering.

It was apparent I needed more than being a mum. I needed to get out in the world and make people feel good about themselves. Give them purpose to get out of bed in the morning. Take their health and fitness on like a job. You get up, you do it, and you can have fun all at the same time.

My constant talk at the dinner table to Trevor, then at family gatherings to my Mum, Dad and sisters about group fitness, music and new exercises I had learnt lead to my family banding together for me to go and get myself trained.

I’d found my calling! With my youngest only 9 months old, I took my passion for group fitness and became an instructor! Thanks to my family I was able to go and complete my Certificate 3 in Group Fitness, followed by training in my Les Mills programs.

I was hired at the gym I trained at, Fitness First Campbelltown, and couldn’t have been more thrilled! It wasn’t much longer and I was also teaching at Fitness First Bankstown and Wollongong.

I was living the life. Loving everything Les Mills. Loving the joy I brought to those who attended my classes.

For ten years I taught non stop, except for Christmas holidays, never missing a class. I was recognised by Les Mills and awarded Australia Asia Pacific Instructor of the year in 2008.

I was loving it.

Then the news came that Fitness First was selling numerous clubs. I was devastated Campbelltown was on the list.

As the saying goes, when one door closes, another opens. Nothing ever stays the same forever.

Christmas 2012 were my last classes with Fitness First Campbelltown. I continue to work with Fitness First Bankstown and love every moment.

Trevor’s words, “I should open you your own studio,” came back to bite him! We spent December 2012 to July 2013 trying to find the perfect place to open our own studio for my loyal and faithful members from Campbelltown. It was no easy task. There was blood, sweat and tears put into building our dream studio!

Every waking moment when I’m not learning Les Mills and Zumba choreography, I’m trying to come up with new ways to torture- oops, I mean train, my wonderful members with KERRIE CORE and KHIIT!! Motivating you through Facebook is a daily occurrence to keep you all coming. As you will be well aware, fitness isn’t a quick fix. Once you achieve what you set out to achieve, you need to maintain it!

I couldn’t be more proud to have my gorgeous little fam all involved. Trevor is now an instructor. Not to mention builder, handyman, cleaner, supporter for all I do and sounding board before it hits you guys! Our beautiful kids, Keely and Tyler, help out in Junior Care.

Life is sweet.

In just one week KERRIE FITNESS will have been open for 1 whole year. O.M.G. Time flies. I have met the most beautiful people who have become not just members, but friends. There are genuine connections. I feel a part of their lives and couldn’t be happier. Each class is like hosting a party and the excitement comes with seeing who shows up to join in on the fun!

It’s been a big first year. I was privileged to again be awarded Les Mills Australia Asia Pacific Instructor of the year 2014. We were also awarded a finalist in the Campbelltown Local Business awards. What an achievement!

Everyone has their own struggles in life. Whether it’s with weight issues, family issues, mental issues. What ever it may be. The best thing about group fitness; it’s your escape. You take yourself away from your worries, you de-stress at the same time as having fun, you make new friends. The bonus: You become fit, strong and lean machines in the process!

The most exciting thing about my whole story, which I would never have thought would have been possible, is I haven’t been on anti-depressants for 9 years now. I’m pretty sure it’s been that long since I’ve seen a doctor too!

Exercising releases happy endorphins. There is so much more to exercise than just the way you look. It’s the way it makes you feel too. I’ve found my calling and I just hope others get to experience this high I have to offer at KERRIE FITNESS 🙂

By the way, I no longer go red in the face when someone talks to me!!!!

You may be reading wondering why I’ve decided to get so personal. I asked my members this week if they would like to share their fitness stories so I can post them on my page on a weekly basis. I believe in leading by example. If I’m going to tell my story, it needs to be my whole story, the truth.

Even if there is only one person reading this now thinking there is no hope out there for them, I tell you THERE IS; turn to exercise. It will be your saviour. One day at a time. The fog will lift. Lean on those around you. We’re all on this earth together. Kindness is in everyone. Once you show you’re vulnerable side, you will see it 🙂

Thank you for reading about “ME”. I couldn’t finish without a WHOOP WHOOP!!

Side note: After asking Keely (13) and Tyler (11) to read my story before I post and ask me any questions afterwards, here were their responses:

Keely: “Awesome!”

Tyler: “Good girl Mummy. You spelt every word right!!!”

Awww melt my heart, too sweet  🙂

‘Till next time, Kerrie <3

Kerrie Mewett Wins Les Mills Instructor of the Year Award for the second time!

Good morning, for those of you that want to know if you are going to put your health in the best hands in Australia read away and see you soon.


Fitness instructor earns acclaim

29 Jul 2014, 11:48 a.m

Fitness fanatic: Award-winning fitness instructor Kerrie Mewett.

Local Business


THE thought of exercise can make some people exhausted.

But Kerrie Mewett enjoyed it so much she turned it into a career.

The 37-year-old Wilton resident who owns Kerrie Fitness in Campbelltown recently won the Les Mills Asia Pacific Instructor of the Year award.

Les Mills is a group fitness-based program instructors can choose to adopt.

This was the second time in six years she had won the award.

There were about 200 nominations received for the award before a shortlist of 12 finalists.

“I’m so honoured and blown away,” she said.

Mrs Mewett began her career in fitness about 13 years ago when her first child was born.

Sick of the “boring treadmill that was a chore”, she decided to give group fitness a try.

“I saw the [group fitness] classes and they were having so much fun I there I thought I should go and join them.”



| Trey’s Story |

“I was so paranoid this time because to go into a gym again after so many years and have so many people see me at my heaviest again, was quite overwhelming… It’s all about competing with yourself.”

Trey – My Kerrie Fitness story
“My struggles with weight started after I had my first born. I was always having food pushed at me to eat, especially because I was breastfeeding. The family around us always said it’s good to eat up so that the child will have enough food. So I would eat practically everything that my husband would eat and what the families would have. Even if I wasn’t hungry, I would force myself to eat it, then end up feeling sick. This is the dangers of being Pacific Islander. Food plays a massive role in who we are as people and as a family. Everything we do is always surrounded by food.

If only I knew then what I know now, it probably would have saved me a lot of excessive weight I managed to pile on over the years. Unfortunately a few years after I had my daughter and she was off to primary school, my eating habbits didn’t slow down at all. After a few years from when I got married I had managed to pack on 50kgs. That’s the weight of a whole person! It wasn’t until I started getting chest pains and had to go get checked up that I realised my weight gain was causing me severe chest pains. If I didn’t sort something out I could have fallen into serious health issues, as heart problems run pretty strong in the family. This terrified me terribly and so began the battle of constant yoyo weight gain and loss. I would get to a point where I would lose 40kgs then after a few years it would have found me again. Then I would start the weight loss battle all over again.

This is until I was told by my sister in law who was going to Fitness First in Bankstown that the instructor there is fantastic and a freak. She would always talk to me about Kerrie Mewett-Fitness because my family had just moved back to Sydney from remote South Australia. Where there was no gym and a lot of dust. My form of exercising was walking the dusty roads and hoping not to see a snake (that’s how remote we were!) So when we moved back to Sydney I got back on to my 500th attempt of exercising and losing weight mission.

I was so paranoid this time because to go into a gym again after so many years and have so many people see me at my heaviest again, was quite overwhelming. Then my sister in law one day said ‘Hey the instructor at my gym has a gym at Campbelltown. You really should check her out because she is just so good’. Then driving home one afternoon on Badgally Road. I saw the Kerrie Fitness sign. I was so excited. This was it. This is the gym my sister was talking about. In my head I thought it’s a sign. Just do it.

So in November 2014 I rocked up to Kerrie Fitness alone and was so nervous and scared. I didn’t want to be judged and looked at by all these fit people. I walked in and was approached by a terminator version of Barbie. All I kept thinking was OMG. This woman is ripped. I can’t even stay here. This is absolutely ridiculous to think I could join this machine’s gym but to my surprise she was so welcoming and down to earth. I couldn’t believe how at ease Kerrie made me feel. Considering I was feeling so frumpy and she was so fit. It somehow left my mind instantly that I continued going alone and felt confident to work on being a better me.

I haven’t looked back and although I always still have my moments of eating more than I should or skipping classes when I shouldn’t. I have never ever thought to just give up and not bother. Which has always been my usual behaviour with previous gyms I’ve been to. Kerrie makes you feel part of her KF family and like most families, you’re in each other’s lives forever. I can’t even begin to say how grateful I am for the lifestyle changes Kerrie has helped me achieve and want to maintain.

This is definately the place to be if you want results and that extra push. It’s not about the person next to you. It’s about competing with youself and Kerrie always ensures that everyone has that group energy where there is no competition or cliquey feeling going on. Since joining Kerrie Fitness I started at 117.8kgs and I’ve managed to shred down to 84kgs. Right now I tend to fluctuate up and down an extra 5kgs but when I know I need to get it together I manage to work it back off the correct way. I now don’t wait till I’ve packed on 40kgs and then try again years later.

Since joining Kerrie Fitness I instantly have the urge to get it together when I’ve had too much fun with all the wrong foods or just binging and being unhealthy. Now I’ve managed to have a few family members join as well as my eldest daughter, and it’s the best thing ever to see us all interact and bond over being healthy other than being unhealthy.

Here’s to the next forever with Kerrie Fitness and continuing the journey of me being the better me.”

Omgg Trey, you story made me smile, made me relate, made me well up with tears and made me burst out laughing ‘approached by a terminator version of Barbie’ 😂😍 Your story is so real and will be felt by so many others. Food truly is how a lot of families share their time together. How awesome that now fitness is your families joy together. Thank you for being brave and sharing your story with us all. You are a true inspiration to your own family as well as others. Watching you go flat out in class makes me so happy and super proud of you. Your fitness and strength is just amazing. I will be forever grateful to Blags for sending you my way. Mwah 😘 love you and your fam. Kerrie 💗💚💗💚

| Bianca’s Story |

“When you think you’re at your maximum limit and about to pass out, Kerrie and Trevor push you to a strength you never knew you had.”

Bianca – My Kerrie Fitness story
“I began my journey with Kerrie Fitness in February 2015. Growing up, I have never been an athletic person, however I did attended gyms which consisted of the treadmill and light weights (making up my own regime).

After I had my 3rd child I was at my heaviest, being 64 kilo’s. So, once again went back to my gym and ran on the treadmill for 40 minutes, thinking this is what I needed to do to drop the kilo’s fast. I was so desperate to lose the baby weight that I drank meal replacement shakes daily and very little for dinner. Although I did lose weight, my family would casually mention the rapid weight loss made me look ill and not the healthy fit person i was trying to achieve. My husband kept badgering me to try a group fitness class as it would give me the push I needed, but of course I thought I was smarter than him and ignored all the advice he gave (as you do, hahaha).

A few months later my friend told me about Kerrie Fitness and how great the classes were. That she pushes you to your maximum limit and you leave each and every class completely satisfied. Not to mention Kerrie’s gorgeous body was to die for and an inspiration to all 😉.

So I googled Kerrie Fitness, made a call and she was the most helpful and friendly person over the phone. Best part which won me over was the child care facility. Most gyms I was a member of have a limit of how many hours you can bring your children per day, as well as an age limit, which completely put me off. So I decided to give Kerrie a go, and brought my children with me.

My first class was BodyCombat. I couldn’t believe how all the members were motivated and it looked like everyone had so much energy. When you think you’re at your maximum limit and about to pass out, Kerrie and Trevor push you to a strength you never knew you had. From then on I was hooked! I can pretty much say “You are now my second home “. Thanks to Kerrie’s food inspirations I eat a balanced diet and no more meal replacements. But of course I still loovvveè my weekends of indulging too 😉 (It’s all about a balanced lifestyle I guess).

I attend as many classes as I can, the kids love it, meeting and playing with their new friends, it’s local and I walk out of the gym feeling pumped, satisfied and even better. It is such a great atmosphere to be around. I’ve now dropped to pre baby weight, and can now squat and lift more weight than ever before.

Without Kerrie and Trevor there is no way I could have reached where I am today. So thank you for all the hard work, the push you give us, not to mention learning all the new releases within 24 hours of it being released, just so all the members can be the first to experience it.”

Mwah 😘 that is gorgeous Bianca, thank you so much for sharing your story with us all. I have absolutely adored watching you grow stronger and fitter week by week. You inspire others. Your bubbly and positive personality makes you a treasure to be around. Love having you and your gorgeous family a part of our fit fam. Kerrie 💗💚💗💚

| Renae’s Story |

“My brain doesn’t produce a neurotransmitter that is essential for normal movement.”

Today we’d like to share with you Renae’s, one of our members, personal fitness story with you all. As of right now, this story was first posted two years ago. Enjoy!

[First posted August 1, 2014]

For me fitness isn’t just about toning up and losing weight; it’s also how I manage a neurological disorder I was born with. It’s called Dopamine Responsive Dystonia. My brain doesn’t produce a neurotransmitter that is essential for normal movement.

This is something I keep close to my chest because I don’t want people to think of me as anything other than ‘normal’.

When I was growing up, I used to suffer from severe and continuous muscle spasms in my feet and calves, leg cramps, and I walked with my feet turned out. By the end of the day, just walking was extremely painful.

I used to sit and watch my classmates run around and play sport at school and think, I wish I could do that. The fact was that I struggled to even walk, and all of my dreams seemed to be slipping through my fingers. I was looking at a life stuck in a wheelchair, and this future seemed more likely when my body began to twist up at the age of 14.

Doctors didn’t know what the problem was; they thought it was all in my head. The physiotherapist tried running elastic bands from my feet to my hip to try to turn my legs in. Nothing helped. As I got older the symptoms only worsened until one day my mum decided enough was enough, and we went to Westmead Children’s Hospital to get an answer.

After numerous tests they found the cause and my miracle cure was as simple as taking a quarter of a tablet three times a day! Of course, I’ve had to increase this over time, but I have to say that I am truly blessed to have been given a second chance at life with something so simple!

So began my weight loss. After years of turning to food for comfort I began exercise, what an amazing thing! I played netball and cycled after school. As the HSC approached I again turned to chocolate to help with stress relief and started putting on the kilos again.

I got into University and the second year there I joined the Uni gym. I lost heaps of weight, and for once in my life I began to feel happier with my body. That’s when I met Aaron.

After uni I moved in with Aaron’s family and started work. I stopped working out, and, enjoying proper meals that were twice the size of what I should be eating, I piled on the weight again. I hated the way I looked so decided to start running. I was so proud of myself doing something I never dreamed I’d be able to do, and got to the stage where I could run 5km without stopping once. But when I had to stay back at work every day for a couple of weeks and went running again I felt like I had lost so much of the fitness I had worked so hard for, and so discouraged, I gave it up.

Again the weight crept on! I didn’t like Aaron seeing me like that so I tried to shut him off. I felt horrible! A gym had opened up at work so I decided to give that a go and that made such a difference. I loved it, and even more so when they started doing bootcamp classes. Unfortunately, they couldn’t keep the afternoon class going because of lack of interest, and I was getting bored of the cardio and weights so I decided to look for something where I had someone to push me. That’s where Kerrie Fitness comes in. It’s definitely the answer I was looking for!

Now as long as I take my medication I am completely ‘cured’. Aaron also noticed that when I stopped exercising I started complaining about leg pain, and so that’s why I try to keep exercise a regular thing. I believe it makes the medication more effective. I’m hoping to lose more weight, and I’m sure that I’ll get there with Kerrie, Trevor and the rest of the gang leading the way!

‘Till next time, Renae <3

A note from Kerrie: Thank you for being so courageous and sharing Renae xx