Remember to make the most of your down time. Mental health is just as, if not more important than physical well-being.
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 ❤️
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.
Be sure to Download your at home class today. Visit www.kerriefitness.com.au
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.
Well there is definitely more than enough here for more than 1 person… but when it’s just too good, why not go back for seconds 💚 I know I couldn’t help myself!!
< strong>Ingredients:Dash of olive oil
- 2 fresh garlic cloves
- 1 hot chilli 🌶
- 2 carrots 🥕
- 2 zucchini’s
- 1/2 yellow capsicum
- 5 mushrooms 🍄
- Large handful of spinach
- 4 asparagus spears
- Small handful of goji berries
- 2 tsp basil pesto
Method:Squish garlic with the back of a knife, chop
- Finley chop chili
- Peel and chop mushrooms
- Grate zucchini and carrot
- Remove bottom of stem and trim asparagus
- Boil jug
- Break asparagus in half, place in a mug and fill with boiling water
- Heat oil in pan over medium heat
- Sauté garlic and chilli
- Add mushrooms and yellow capsicum and stir with a wooden spoon
- Add zucchini’s and carrots, continue stirring
- Add spinach and goji berries
- Finish by adding the pesto and stir until you reach the right consistency
- Drain asparagus from mug, place on top of veggies
Nb. You could use this as a side and add grilled chicken 🍗 or your favourite cut of meat 🥩 or your favourite fish 🐟 to complete your meal 🍽
Bon appetit 😋
Published Feb 1, 2018.
NSW Department of Fair Trading advises people to only sign up to gyms affiliated with Fitness Australia
In a statement released by the NSW Department of Fair Trading on the number of contractual complaints they received by Gym users in 2017, they reminded consumers that signing up to a Fitness Australia affiliated Gym is the way to go.
Bill Moore, CEO of Fitness Australia, the peak national industry association says “This is a great reminder for consumers to be choosing the right gym or fitness facility.”
“We know that the measures in place between Fitness Australia and the State and Territory Departments of Fair Trading to protect both the fitness businesses and their clients are most effective when the business is a member of Fitness Australia.”
“We work closely with our business members who strive for a high standard of customer care, safety and service,” says Moore.
Members of Fitness Australia have made a commitment to industry’s key business principles and standards.
Fitness Australia’s commitment to the fitness industry includes developing guidelines and safety standards through consultation with experts which in turn are delivered as quality education programs for business accreditation, putting client safety first.
“We will continue to work with the State based Departments of Fair Trading to see how we can contribute to reducing complaints about gym contracts,” reassures Moore.
For tips on choosing the right gym for you go to fitness.org.au
With the sudden change in the weather, perhaps this may tempt the family at the dinner table. I find it interesting that I only use 1/2 a cup of wine for this recipe, yet the bottle is always empty? Truly baffled by this phenomenon.
6 fresh cloves of garlic, minced (or substitute with minced garlic)
500g of prawn meat
2 x tbsp butter
1/2 cup white wine
150g sun-dried tomatoes
1 3/4 cups full cream milk
3 x cups spinach
Season with salt and pepper
3/4 cup parmesan cheese
- Heat butter and garlic in a pan, add prawns and cook until just pink and cooked through. Set aside.
2. Pour wine into pan, stir in sun-dried tomatoes, cook for 2 mins.
3. Reduce heat add milk, bring to simmer then add spinach leaves. Season to taste. Stir in parmesan cheese.
4. Allow sauce to simmer and thicken, then add prawns. Stir in and ensure coating of all prawns, cook for approximately One minute.
5. Serve over pasta, rice or noodles.
Chicken pesto roll-ups, super easy to make, extremely yummy to eat and makes you look like a whiz in the kitchen.
First you will need;
1 x kilo chicken breasts (4)
Salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste.
500g Shredded mozzarella cheese
2 x large tomatoes
A cup of cherry tomatoes
1/2 cup pesto sauce
Fresh basil leaves (Garnish optional)
- Heat oven to 220 degrees.
- Slice each breast lengthways in half.
- Cover with plastic wrap and flatten with a mallet or rolling-pin.
- Cover with pesto.
- Season to taste.
6. Top with tomato and mozzarella, roll up tight and fix with toothpicks.
7. Heat frying pan, add some butter and oil and cook roll ups approximately 4 minutes each side.
8. Transfer the roll ups into a baking dish, add mozzarella cheese and chopped basil.
9. Place in pre-heated oven and cook for 12-15 minutes.
10. Remove from oven, take out the toothpicks and serve with your favorite sides.
There you have it, easy to make, delicious to eat.
I planted some “Ironman” spinach this year and it grew like wildfire. What to do with all this spinach? I’m glad you asked! I searched up recipes and came up with this gem. And boy are they tasty, so much so that my kids (not vegetable or cheese eaters) finished the lot when I wasn’t looking.
First things first.
2 x tsp extra virgin olive oil
4 x shallots chopped
2 x tsp minced garlic
350g spinach rough chopped
350g ricotta cheese
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
1 x egg whisked plus another for basting whisked
2 x tblsp dill fresh or dried
1 lemon rind finely grated
Pinch nutmeg (to taste)
2 x sheets frozen puff pastry, just thawed
Secondly, what to do…
Preheat oven to 200C/180C fan forced.
Line 2 x baking trays with baking paper.
Heat oil in frying pan and cook the shallots and garlic until soft. (2mins)
Place in a large mixing bowl.
Rough chop the spinach and place into the mixing bowl.
Add the ricotta, parmesan, egg, dill, lemon rind and nutmeg. Season with S&P, mix until well combined.
Cut each pastry sheet in half. Place 1/4 of your mixture in a log shape along one long side of the pastry, brush the other with whisked egg.
Roll up and cut into 3. Place seam down on baking tray.
Score the rolls at 5mm intervals, brush with extra egg.
Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
Serve with tomato relish.
“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:
Tyler: “Good girl Mummy. You spelt every word right!!!”
Awww melt my heart, too sweet 🙂
‘Till next time, Kerrie <3