“My Personal Mission Statement is to inspire those new to exercise, stressed out by life, intimidated by gyms or just time-poor, to lead a healthier lifestyle through regular exercise, good nutrition and a positive outlook”.
Since emigrating from the UK in August 2007, Nick Ellson worked as a Personal Trainer before making the decision to step out on his own by founding Northside Fitness in December 2008.
Originally from South-East England, in London he gained 5 years experience in a busy health club, with roles ranging from Service Manager to Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Coach. He ran a successful Triathlon Club for 12 months culminating in 6 novices completing a Sprint Distance event.
Industry qualifications include Certificate III and IV in Fitness (Australian Institute of Fitness - Master Trainer), Exercise Coach and Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 1 (C.H.E.K. Institute), RPM International Instructor (Les Mills), and Senior First Aid/ CPR. He also holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Management.
Nick’s passions are cycling, running and swimming. Each year he competes in the Noosa Triathlon, the Mt-Cootha Bike Challenge, the Brisbane to Noosa cycle (160km) and the Brisbane to Gold Coast cycle (100km). Other notable achievements include cycling 200km in the opening public stage of the 2007 Tour De France and completing the New York Marathon in 3:30. Nick has completed several half marathons, numerous Olympic and sprint distance triathlons and multi-day adventure races.
Kim worked in the Health Industry for many years in NSW. Two years ago, her family moved to Brisbane to pursue a lifestyle and career change (to do what she has been passionate about her whole life).
Kim has a background in sport at Representative level in Softball and Hockey until shoulder surgery forced her to take time out and find other ways to keep strong and moving forward. She is a busy Mum and believes Health and Fitness in the mind and body will prevent and reverse many chronic diseases our nation is suffering today and if we can kick the old person out of your body too WOW.
Her aim is to educate and empower and to give you the FACTS so you can change your life from the Inside out and put yourself Number One to ensure a fit, healthy and strong quality of life.
Interests: Sport, reading, local markets, hiking, weekends kayaking with kids and getting out in the great outdoors what better backdrop for exercise!
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Hi I'm Chris. I am currently a student at the University of Queensland studying Human Movement studies. I am aiming to finish the degree a fully accredited exercise physiologist.
I also participate and compete at a national level for gymnastics and have been training for the past 10 years. I have been taking group fitness classes for a number of years now and get great joy out of people pushing their boundaries and getting through a session which they deemed impossible or too hard to begin with.
Interests: Gymnastics, healthy living, cheerleading, meeting new people J
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