Issue 71

Kickbike : Serious Training,Serious Fun!

Developed as a cross-training device for elite Nordic athletes 9 years ago, the KICKBIKE is arguably the best aerobic workout available. An adult version of the Scooter, that is safe to use, manoeuvrable and a brilliant way to tone all the right muscles, and target core strength.

Even if your workout is the gentle broad-walk stroll, you can still expect to stretch the Hamstring, strengthen and tone your abdominals, lower back, quadriceps and calf muscles, as well as trim down and firm up your legs and buttocks! Not bad results from just having a bit of fun.

KICKBIKING, generates a low impact foot strike, as your body weight is principally supported by the stationary leg. This significantly reduces shock to the knees and lower extremities. Injury prevention is further enhanced by not fixing you to a specific position, which reduces muscle stiffness, strain and the chance of injury. All you need to do is remember to change legs regularly. Kickbike is easy to ride and has good control.

The Brisbane AFL Lions, a Queensland Surf Ironman and some of Queenslands Athletic coaches have recently purchased Kickbikes for specific targeting of the glute, hip flex, and core stability strength.

So forgo the nip and tuck, and kick your butt into shape on a KICKBIKE. It's the simplest, safest and most enjoyable way to reduce fat and improve your fitness!

Visit or for more information contact Bruce Cook on Ph 07 33590869, Mobile 0407 699884 or email


Receive A FREE personal training session with every Kickbike!*
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Saltcrystal Lamps:Natures Own air Ionisers and Purifiers!

saltcrystal lamp [soltkrist'l lamp] noun also known as salt lamp or saltlamp. Beautiful, millions of years old, salt rock crystal, known for its ability to ionise the air, thus enhancing your well being and improving your health. Nature's own air ionisers and purifiers. A special type of rock crystal and an ideal and unique gift!

Our well being and our efficiency are considerably dependent on the quality of the air we breath. Air consists of many electrically charged particles -- positively, negatively charged or neutral particles.

Many people are aware of the benefits of negative ions on our health. Negative ions are essential for our health and well being. The freshness of the air after a thunderstorm, on a mountain top, or by the seaside, are due to the high concentration of negative ions in the air. On the other hand, the reduced well being one feels in highly polluted areas, artificially air conditioned offices, or when certain hot dry wind conditions exist, are usually due to an unduly low negative ion balance (and therefore high proportion of positive ions).

Salt crystal lamps are known to improve the quality of the air by producing negative ions which are good for our health.

Use the lamps in your office, by your bedside, in your meditation room, in the baby's room, as a night light in the hallway and just anywhere you want to create a clean serene environment.



3 heart tealight lamps or 3 triangle tealight lamps 3 for $100 (normally $47 each)(mention

Call +613 5476 4100 or check out or email





LeaderFocus Key 3: The Capacity of Building Relationships!

Lee Stemm- Leadership + Performance Coach

The capacity to develop close and enduring relationships is one mark of a leader. Unfortunately, many leaders of major companies believe their job is to create the strategy, organisation structure, and organizational processes. Then they just delegate the work to be done, remaining aloof from the people doing the work.

The detached style of leadership will not be successful in the twenty-first centaury. Today's employees demand more personal relationships with their leaders before they will give themselves fully to their jobs. They insist on having access to their leaders, knowing that it is in the openness and the depth of the relationship with the leader that trust and commitment are built. Bill Gates, Michael Dell, and Jack Welch are so successful because they connect directly with their employees and realize from them a deeper commitment to their work and greater loyalty to the company. Welch, in particular, is an interesting case because he was so challenging and hard on people. Yet it was those very challenges that let people know that he was interested in their success and concerned about their careers.

At the heart of leadership is the leader's relationship with followers. People will entrust their hopes and dreams to another person only if they think the other is a reliable vessel. Authentic leaders establish trusting relationships with people throughout the organisations as well as in their personal lives. The rewards of these relationships, both tangible and intangible, are long lasting.

Often you will hear from leaders these kinds of comments around this topic of relationships. "I don't want to get too close to my employees because someday I may have to terminate them". Actually, the real reason goes much deeper than that. Many leasers - men in particular - fear having their weaknesses and vulnerabilities exposed. So they create distance from employees and a sense of aloofness. Instead of being authentic, they are creating a persona for themselves.

Enduring relationships are built on connectedness and a shared purpose of working together toward a common goal. Every person has a life story they want to share with you, if you are open to hearing their story and sharing with them. It is in sharing our life stories that we develop trust and intimacy with our colleagues.

Leaders who are open with people, even when sharing bad news or offering critical feedback, establish that sense of connection that builds commitment. Trust is build and sustained in the depths of these relationships, and commitment is strengthened so that any obstacle can be overcome. When pressures mount, relationships build on connectedness actually grow.

Tips to Build Relationships
1. Value your people - This is your attitude towards them
2. commit to your people - This is putting aside some of your time
3. Integrity with your people - This is your character and consistency
4. Standard for people - this is your role modelling and vision
5. influence over people - this is your leadership

Upcoming Events
Pathways2Mastery - 12 week Teleclass Series - Commencing 15 th March 06 LeaderFocus Club - Monthly teleclass around Leadership Topics For further information call our office 1300 661 453 or visit our website - Get - Free E-Book - Six Pillars Self Esteem From our home page - also check out our Free Resources "

Visit our website and register for our Leaderfocus teleclass. We are offering 20 people free year subscription to our Leadefocus series. Go to our website and download your Fee E-book on Self Esteem FREE TELECLASS - 24TH February 2006 - Circle of Conflict Mapping Tool Further enquires or assistance - call our office
1300 661 453

Enroll for ½ price!

This offer is open to the first 20 people to call or email Lee.

Members will benefit from forums, downloadable recources, tools around leadership, will receive monthly leaderfocus articles, and monthly leaderfocus teleclasses, and will receive a yearly review session of their vision, values and mission and goals lead by a qualified coach.



The Triangle Pose(sanskrit -Ttrikonasana): with Sunshine Yoga & Health!

BENEFITS: " Your side muscles are exercised (ie. hips, abdomen, ribs, shoulders, neck). Your abdominal muscles and intercostal muscles (between the ribs) are stretched and alternately contracted, with relaxation between. The result is increased circulation of blood and nervous energy in this area and thereby, strength and tone of the abdominal wall and thoracic cage occurs.

>The waist is exercised which assists with slimming this area if there is sag or fat.

>The organs lateral to the spine (liver, kidneys, colon and spleen) are vitalised due to the alternate compression, extension and relaxation of the trunk. This can improve digestion and appetite.

> The intervertebral discs become more elastic. Most of the discs, especially those in the lower spine, are exercised. This posture creates a more elastic spine.

>Blood vessels serving the kidneys are massaged. The kidneys are better able to perform their function of keeping the blood clear of toxins.

>Adrenal glands are stimulated. By promoting the adrenal glands your coping mechanism with acute stress will be improved.

>Your nervous system has increased tone with this pose as your spine is lengthened and stretched. There is an increase in life force energy to the abdominal organs. The result is a general increase in vitality and well-being.

>Practice this pose with an awareness of consciously drawing energy and joy into your spine. Draw volumes of energy down from the heavens through up fingers that are reaching to the stars, and draw energy in volumes up from Mother Earth through your fingers that are pointing downward. You then become a receiving station for energy of the Universe - a feeling of being poised midway between Heaven and Earth - and resting this Universal energy in your heart centre (midway).


>Your legs are wider than hip width apart - your right foot turns out to the right.
Your right heel aligns with the centre of your left foot.
>Your hips are aligned.
>Inhale and raise your arms to shoulder level, palms facing down.
>Exhale and move your trunk directly to the right, with your right arm moving down toward your leg then rest your hand on your knee, your calf or your foot.
>Do not compromise the stretch by twisting your hips - in other words, keep your hips aligned and move directly to the right. It does not matter how far your hand goes down your leg. It is a side bend, not a forward bend.
>Your left arm extends up, directly toward the heavens.
>If your neck is not tight, you can turn your head upward to your hand, looking to the heavens. If you neck is tight, look straight ahead or look down.
>Whilst holding this posture, continue to breathe freely. If you hold your breath your muscles will tighten - you are looking for softness in the stretch and your breath will assist you to maintain ease of this pose.
>Hold only for as long as you feel comfortable without strain. If there is strain or pain, come out of the pose immediately and rest.
>Perform this pose to the other side.


The Lord Howe Island Holiday


Book your Yoga and Adventure Holiday Now and Receive FREE a full set (4) Yoga DVD's, a Guided Relaxation CD and a Personal Photo CD of your holiday - worth $165.

Sunshine Yoga and Health has been taking yoga groups to this World Heritage listed island since 2001. Love of this paradise encourages members to return to this exquisite 'dot in the ocean' each year. A scenic 1½ hour flight from Sydney, Brisbane, Australia, takes you to join Lyn's group of just 12 like-minded souls for a wonderful week of relaxation and adventure.

It offers the perfect setting for escape, with its untouched beauty, unique flora and fauna and rare species of birds and fish. The beautiful beaches beckon with crystal clear turquoise waters and then there's the lagoon.......! There are hideaway coves, mountains, headlands, wonderful walking tracks and mountains to climb.

This island prides itself with superb restaurants and cafes. A truly untouched paradise that will always be 'just that'! With only 400 permanent inhabitants and under 400 tourists allowed at one time, the island is never crowded.

The completely unpolluted environment offers you peace and tranquility combined with high energy activities if you chose. This is backed with Lyn's comprehensive health and well-being program, her support, experience, fun and friendship. You are guaranteed long lasting friendships and warm heart-felt memories of this most special and unique island holiday.

Non-Yoga Partners are more than welcome... in fact they receive a $300 rebate off the cost to spend as they wish... Fishing, Golf, Scuba-diving, Kayaking, Surfing and much more. there's plenty of fun activities and options here to interest all types!

For more details call Lyn Thomas 07 3252 5241 or click here for details

or email Lyn on



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Lotus Birth - a ritual for our times

Lotus birth is the practice of leaving the umbilical cord uncut, so that the baby remains attached to his/her placenta until the cord naturally separates at the umbilicus - exactly as a cut cord does - at 3 to 10 days after birth. This prolonged contact can be seen as a time of transition, allowing the baby to slowly and gently let go of his/her attachment to the mother’s body. . (more…)


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Short and Sweet: Apricot Choc Muffins!


Serves: 12


* 1/4 cup Australian Butter, melted for brushing muffin tray 2 cups self raising flour 1/4 cup castor sugar 1/4 cup chopped dried apricots 1/4 cup chocolate chips 1 cup Australian Milk 1 egg, lightly beaten 1/3 cup Australian Butter, extra, melted 1/2 cup Australian Cream Cheese, for serving (optional)


1. Butter muffin tin. 2. Sift flour and sugar into a big bowl. 3. Add apricots and chocolate and make a well in the centre. 4. Whisk milk, egg and butter together and mix into flour until well combined. 5. Spoon batter into muffin pan. 6. Bake at 220°C for 20 minutes. 7. Once cooked, loosen muffin edges and serve hot or cold with cream cheese.

Carbohydrates: 9 g Energy: 638 kJ Calcium: 40 mg Protein: 2 g Fat: 13 g

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Laughter is the best medicine!

If your date ever uses any of these lines, you know its game over.

1. I have to floss my cat.

2. I've dedicated my life to linguini.

3. I want to spend more time with my blender.

4. The President said he might drop in.

5. The man on television told me to say tuned.

6. I've been scheduled for a karma transplant.

7. I'm staying home to work on my cottage cheese sculpture.

8. It's my parakeet's bowling night.

9. It wouldn't be fair to the other Beautiful People.

10. I'm building a pig from a kit.

Quote of the month!

"Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing." – Theodore Roosevelt, 26th US president

For a Good Cause: Why Support the Abused Child trust?

It is a sad fact that thousands of Queensland Children suffer some form of child abuse every year. But the Abused Child Trust can help. The Trust provides prevention and treatment programmes for families experiencing, or at risk of, child abuse or neglect. These programmes offer the specialised help of a social worker, psychologist, occupational therapist, speech pathologist and nurse to assist individuals and families to resolve the issues that maintain destructive patterns of thought, feeling and behaviour - helping them break the cycle of abuse. The Abused Child Trust needs your assistance to continue this work.


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