Scoopon Class Deal

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Join the Jungle Body tribe for one whole month of as many fitness classes as you can handle! We have a whopping 43 Suburbs around Western Australia to choose from!

Please note, this deal is only open to new participants only. You must not have attended the class location within the last 6 months. If you have attended a Jungle Body class in the last 6 month, you may use the voucher for another location/s.

Simply scroll down to find the class details of the locations you wish to attend! Or press CTRL F and type the suburb to find them faster. Visit www.thejunglebody.com or find us on Facebook and Instagram to keep up with everything Jungle Body!

  1. Alkimos
  2. Aubin Grove
  3. Australind
  4. Bassendean
  5. Bayswater
  6. Belmont
  7. Cockburn
  8. Cottesloe
  9. Currambine
  10. Doubleview
  11. Ellenbrook
  12. Floreat
  13. Golden Bay
  14. Hocking
  15. Innaloo
  16. Jandakot
  17. Karrinyup
  18. Kelmscott
  19. Kiara
  20. Landsdale
  21. Maylands
  22. Maddington
  23. Malaga
  24. Marangaroo
  25. Medina
  26. Middle Swan
  27. Midland
  28. Mindarie
  29. Pearsall
  30. Perth CBD
  31. Piara Waters
  32. Redcliffe
  33. Rockingham
  34. South Perth
  35. Southlakes
  36. Swan View
  37. Swanbourne
  38. Victoria Park
  39. Wandi
  40. Wanneroo
  41. Yangebup
  42. Yokine
SUBURB Belmont
INSTRUCTOR Gillian David
EMAIL gillian@thejunglebody.com
PHONE NUMBER 0404294665
CLASS KONGA®
VENUE Redcliffe Community Centre
DAY Monday
TIME 7:30pm
LINK

https://m.facebook.com/The-Jungle-Body-with-Gillian-370696626322800/

SUBURB Belmont
INSTRUCTOR Gillian David
EMAIL gillian@thejunglebody.com
PHONE NUMBER 0404294665
CLASS KONGA®
VENUE Centenary Park Community Centre
DAY Wednesday
TIME 7:00pm
LINK

https://m.facebook.com/The-Jungle-Body-with-Gillian-370696626322800/

SUBURB Maylands
INSTRUCTOR Gillian David
EMAIL gillian@thejunglebody.com
PHONE NUMBER 0404294665
CLASS TYGA®
VENUE Maylands Bowling Club
DAY Thursday
TIME 6:30pm
LINK

https://m.facebook.com/The-Jungle-Body-with-Gillian-370696626322800/

SUBURB Belmont
INSTRUCTOR Gillian David
EMAIL gillian@thejunglebody.com
PHONE NUMBER 0404294665
CLASS VYPA®
VENUE Redcliffe Community Centre
DAY Saturday
TIME 9:00am
LINK

https://m.facebook.com/The-Jungle-Body-with-Gillian-370696626322800/

SUBURB Yokine
INSTRUCTOR Sarah Toquero
EMAIL everybodyjunglebody@gmail.com
PHONE NUMBER 0433471724
CLASS KONGA®/TYGA®/BURN
VENUE Jewish Centre, 61 Woodrow Avenue, Yokine
DAY Thursday
TIME 6:00pm
LINK

Www.everybodyjunglebody.com.au

SUBURB Bedford
INSTRUCTOR Sarah Toquero
EMAIL everybodyjunglebody@gmail.com
PHONE NUMBER 0433471724
CLASS KONGA®/VYPA®/BURN
VENUE Bedford RSL Hall, 182 Grand Promenade, Bedford
DAY Wednesday
TIME 6:30pm
LINK

Www.everybodyjunglebody.com.au

 

SUBURB Rockingham
INSTRUCTOR Adelle Cousins
EMAIL thejunglebodytribe@hotmail.com
PHONE NUMBER 0433781178
CLASS KONGA®/TYGA®
VENUE Gary Holland Centre, Rockingham
DAY Tuesday
TIME 6:30pm
LINK www.facebook.com/thejunglebodytribe
SUBURB Medina
INSTRUCTOR Adelle Cousins
EMAIL thejunglebodytribe@hotmail.com
PHONE NUMBER 0433781178
CLASS KONGA®
VENUE Medina Hall
DAY Monday
TIME 6:20pm
LINK www.facebook.com/thejunglebodytribe
SUBURB Medina
INSTRUCTOR Adelle Cousins
EMAIL thejunglebodytribe@hotmail.com
PHONE NUMBER 0433781178
CLASS KONGA®
VENUE Medina Hall
DAY Thursday
TIME 6:20pm
LINK www.facebook.com/thejunglebodytribe
SUBURB Bayswater
INSTRUCTOR  Yannick Benoit
EMAIL yan@yanique.com.au
PHONE NUMBER 0431127654
CLASS KONGA®
VENUE Bayswater citizens centre
DAY Tuesday
TIME 6:00pm
LINK http://www.yanique.com.au
SUBURB Victoria Park
INSTRUCTOR Zulaikha Charl
EMAIL tjbwithzul@outlook.com
PHONE NUMBER 0403705144
CLASS KONGA®/VYPA®/TYGA®/JAGUA®
VENUE 42 Somerset St, East Victoria Park WA 6101
DAY Tuesday
TIME 6:45pm
LINK https://www.facebook.com/thejunglebodywithzul
SUBURB Swanbourne
INSTRUCTOR Roisin McGee
EMAIL junglebodyrush@gmail.com
PHONE NUMBER 0455499175
CLASS KONGA®/VYPA®/TYGA®
VENUE The Pelican Centre, Swanbourne, 105 Shenton Rd, Swanbourne WA 6010
DAY Wednesday
TIME 6:30pm
LINK https://www.facebook.com/junglebodyrush/
SUBURB Cottesloe
INSTRUCTOR Roisin McGee
EMAIL junglebodyrush@gmail.com
PHONE NUMBER 0455499175
CLASS KONGA®/VYPA®/TYGA®
VENUE Cottesloe Civic Centre
DAY Monday
TIME 6:30pm
LINK https://www.facebook.com/junglebodyrush/
SUBURB Golden Bay
INSTRUCTOR Esme Suter
EMAIL ezsuter@gmail.com
Phone Number 0431096643
CLASS KONGA®
VENUE Mallina crescent Park, Golden Bay
DAY Thursday
TIME 6:30pm
LINK https://m.facebook.com/KONGA®withesme/
SUBURB Victoria Park
INSTRUCTOR Lauren Watson
EMAIL thejunglebodyfix@gmail.com
PHONE NUMBER 0433671248
CLASS KONGA® + VYPA®
VENUE Victoria Park Leisurelife Centre, Cnr Kent & Gloucester Rds, Victoria Park
DAY Thursday
TIME 7:00pm
LINK https://m.facebook.com/thejunglebodyfix/
SUBURB Victoria Park
INSTRUCTOR Lauren Watson
EMAIL thejunglebodyfix@gmail.com
PHONE NUMBER 0433671248
CLASS KONGA® + TYGA®
VENUE Victoria Park Leisurelife Centre, Cnr Kent & Gloucester Rds, Victoria Park
DAY Monday
TIME 7:00pm
LINK https://m.facebook.com/thejunglebodyfix/
SUBURB  Morley
INSTRUCTOR Shereice Söderberg
EMAIL Shereice@thejunglebody.com
PHONE NUMBER  0437311912
CLASS TYGA®
VENUE Kiara college 368 Benara Rd (Old Lockridge high school)
DAY Wednesday
TIME 6:30PM
LINK https://www.instagram.com/shereice_soderberg/
SUBURB Cockburn
INSTRUCTOR Melanie Blades
EMAIL melanieblades@hotmail.com
PHONE NUMBER 0449635310
CLASS KONGA® + TYGA® + VYPA®
VENUE Cockburn Youth Centre
DAY Tuesday
TIME 6:30pm
LINK https://m.facebook.com/thejunglebodywithmel/
SUBURB Alkimos
INSTRUCTOR Nashana Gooderson
EMAIL nashanagooderson@gmail.com
PHONE NUMBER  0415470328
CLASS KONGA®/TYGA®
VENUE Alkimos Primary School (entrance at rear of school) Villena Parade
DAY Monday
TIME 6:40pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)
LINK https://m.facebook.com/thejunglebodywithnashana/
SUBURB South Perth
INSTRUCTOR Melanie Blades
EMAIL melanieblades@hotmail.com
PHONE NUMBER 0449635310
CLASS KONGA® + TYGA® + VYPA®
VENUE Ernest Johnson Scout Hall, South Perth
DAY Wednesday
TIME 6:30pm
LINK https://m.facebook.com/thejunglebodywithmel/
SUBURB Kelmscott
INSTRUCTOR Helen fratson
EMAIL tjbwithhelen@outlook.com
PHONE NUMBER 0405 414588
CLASS KONGA ®
VENUE Frye Park Pavillion (Hall), Clifton Street, Kelmscott
DAY Wednesday
TIME 5:45PM
LINK https://m.facebook.com/TheJungleBodywithHelen/
SUBURB Middle Swan
INSTRUCTOR Shereice Soderberg
EMAIL Shereice@thejunglebody.com
PHONE NUMBER 0437311912
CLASS KONGA®
VENUE Swan Italian sporting club 9 Francis St Middle Swan
DAY Thursday
TIME 6:30pm
LINK https://m.facebook.com/KongaWithShereice/
SUBURB Midland
INSTRUCTOR Tara Simich
EMAIL tara@thejunglebody.com
PHONE NUMBER  0439955860
CLASS KONGA®
VENUE Swan Italian Club, 9 Francis St, Midland
DAY Monday
TIME 6:00pm
LINK  www.facebook.com/thejunglebodywithtara
SUBURB Currambine
INSTRUCTOR Melissa Taylor
EMAIL junglebodywithmel@gmail.com
PHONE NUMBER 0420520002
CLASS KONGA®
VENUE Currambine Community centre
DAY Tuesday
TIME 6:30pm
LINK www.facebook.com/junglebodywithmel
SUBURB Currambine
INSTRUCTOR Melissa Taylor
EMAIL junglebodywithmel@gmail.com
PHONE NUMBER 0420520002
CLASS KONGA®
VENUE Currambine Community centre
DAY Saturday
TIME 10:00am
LINK www.facebook.com/junglebodywithmel
SUBURB Floreat
INSTRUCTOR Jenna Swankie
EMAIL jennaswankie@hotmail.co.uk
PHONE NUMBER 0481560337
CLASS KONGA®/BURN!®
VENUE Cambridge Bowling Club, Floreat
DAY Thursday
TIME 6.30pm – 7.30pm
LINK https://m.facebook.com/thejunglebodywithjenna
SUBURB Swan View
INSTRUCTOR Michelle Nielsen
EMAIL jbfitnesswithmichelle@gmail.com
PHONE NUMBER  0432376307
CLASS KONGA®
VENUE Swan View Youth Centre, Salisbury Road, Swan View
DAY Monday
TIME 9.30am
LINK https://www.facebook.com/junglebodyfitnesswithmichelle
SUBURB Pearsall / Hocking
INSTRUCTOR Sharee Feist
EMAIL thejunglebodywithshar@hotmail.com
PHONE NUMBER  0421719060
CLASS KONGA®
VENUE Pearsall/ Hocking Community Centre
DAY Tuesday
TIME 7:00pm
LINK www.facebook.com/thejunglebodywithshar
SUBURB Pearsall / Hocking
INSTRUCTOR Sharee Feist
EMAIL thejunglebodywithshar@hotmail.com
PHONE NUMBER  0421719060
CLASS KONGA®
VENUE Pearsall/ Hocking Community Centre
DAY Saturday
TIME 8:00am
LINK www.facebook.com/thejunglebodywithshar
SUBURB Wandi
INSTRUCTOR Kelly Green
EMAIL kelgreenmail@gmail.com
PHONE NUMBER  0414 485 134
CLASS KONGA®/BURN!®
VENUE Wandi Pavilion, 302 DeHaer Road, Wandi
DAY Saturday
TIME 8:30am
LINK https://www.facebook.com/KONGA®withkelly/
SUBURB Wandi
INSTRUCTOR Kelly Green
EMAIL kelgreenmail@gmail.com
PHONE NUMBER  0414 485 134
CLASS KONGA®/BURN!®
VENUE Wandi Pavilion, 302 DeHaer Road, Wandi
DAY Wednesday
TIME 6:30pm
LINK https://www.facebook.com/KONGA®withkelly/
SUBURB Marangaroo
INSTRUCTOR The jungle body with Sammy
EMAIL pezprincess28@hotmail.com
PHONE NUMBER  0417802904
CLASS KONGA®
VENUE Marangaroo Family Centre Highclere Blvd Marangaroo
DAY Tuesday
TIME 6:15pm
LINK https://www.facebook.com/The-Jungle-Body-with-Sammy-1609453166007681/?hc_location=ufi
SUBURB Landsdale
INSTRUCTOR Rebecca Campleman
EMAIL tjbwithbec@outlook.com
PHONE NUMBER
CLASS KONGA®
VENUE Warradale hall community centre
DAY Tuesday
TIME 6:30pm
LINK https://www.facebook.com/Beckzjunglebodysquad/
SUBURB Doubleview
INSTRUCTOR Rebecca Roe
EMAIL thejunglebodywithbec@gmail.com
PHONE NUMBER  0409447684
CLASS KONGA® & BURN!®
VENUE Doubleview Bowling Club
DAY Sunday
TIME 9am
LINK www.facebook.com/thejunglebodywithbec
SUBURB Southlakes
INSTRUCTOR Amara Dance Fredericks
EMAIL thejunglebodywithamara@mail.com
PHONE NUMBER 0450172595
CLASS KONGA® – VYPA® – TYGA® 1hr mash up
VENUE Jandakot Hall, Northlake rd, Southlakes
DAY Monday
TIME 7:30pm
LINK https://www.facebook.com/TheJungleBodyWithAmara/
SUBURB ELLENBROOK
INSTRUCTOR Chantai Newark
Email newark.5@hotmail.com
PHONE NUMBER 0421068236
CLASS BURN®/KONGA®/VYPA®/JAGUA®
VENUE CANTIK Studio/ 20 Sunray Circle, ELLENBROOK
DAY THURSDAY
TIME 7:30pm
LINK http://m.me/thejunglebodywithchantai
SUBURB Mindarie
INSTRUCTOR Katie Hawkins
EMAIL tjb.withkatie@gmail.com
PHONE NUMBER 0478 116 200
DAY KONGA®/TYGA®
VENUE Mindarie Senior College Gymnasium
DAY Tuesday Evenings
TIME 6:30pm
LINK Search @tjbwithkatie on FB and Insta
SUBURB MALAGA
INSTRUCTOR Kristie Kennedy
Email krisken@amnet.net.au
PHONE NUMBER 0437 389 425
Day KONGA®
VENUE Sculptured Fitness Centre (U6/58 Crocker Dve MALAGA)
DAY Wednesday
TIME 7:15pm
LINK https://www.facebook.com/tjbwk/
SUBURB MALAGA
INSTRUCTOR Kristie Kennedy
Email krisken@amnet.net.au
PHONE NUMBER 0437 389 425
Day KONGA®
VENUE Sculptured Fitness Centre (U6/58 Crocker Dve MALAGA)
DAY Monday
TIME 7:15pm
LINK https://www.facebook.com/tjbwk/
SUBURB Bassendean
INSTRUCTOR Lara Zheng
EMAIL larazheng@hotmail.com
PHONE NUMBER 0466784223
CLASS BURN!®
VENUE RSL Bassendean
DAY Sunday
TIME 8:30am
LINK https://m.facebook.com/thejunglebodywithlara/
SUBURB Bassendean
INSTRUCTOR Lara Zheng
EMAIL larazheng@hotmail.com
PHONE NUMBER 0466784223
CLASS KONGA® LO
VENUE RSL Bassendean
DAY Friday
TIME 9:30am
LINK https://m.facebook.com/thejunglebodywithlara/
SUBURB Bassendean
INSTRUCTOR Lara Zheng
Email larazheng@hotmail.com
PHONE NUMBER  0466784223
CLASS KONGA® TYGA®
VENUE RSL Bassendean
DAY Monday
TIME 7pm
LINK https://m.facebook.com/thejunglebodywithlara/
SUBURB Innaloo
INSTRUCTOR Kara Cheah
EMAIL thejunglebodywithkara@gmail.com
PHONE NUMBER 0403056539
CLASS KONGA® BURN!®
VENUE You Can Do FIT, Birralee Reserve, Innaloo
DAY Friday
TIME 9:15AM
LINK https://www.facebook.com/thejunglebodywithkara/
SUBURB Innaloo
INSTRUCTOR Kara Cheah
EMAIL thejunglebodywithkara@gmail.com
PHONE NUMBER 0403056539
CLASS KONGA®
VENUE You Can Do FIT, Birralee Reserve, Innaloo
DAY Wednesday
TIME 7:15PM
LINK https://www.facebook.com/thejunglebodywithkara/
SUBURB Yangebup
INSTRUCTOR The Jungle Body with Jess
EMAIL thejunglebodywithjess@gmail.com
PHONE NUMBER 0401862842
CLASS KONGA®/JAGUA®/TYGA®
VENUE Yangebup Community Centre (Swallow Rd)
DAY Monday
TIME 6:00pm
LINK http://www.facebook.com/thejunglebodywithjess/
SUBURB Aubin Grove
INSTRUCTOR The Jungle Body with Jess
EMAIL thejunglebodywithjess@gmail.com
PHONE NUMBER 0401862842
CLASS KONGA®/JAGUA®/TYGA®
VENUE Aubin Grove Sport & Community Centre
DAY Thursday
TIME 6:30pm
LINK http://www.facebook.com/thejunglebodywithjess/
SUBURB Wanneroo
INSTRUCTOR Northside Jungle Body
EMAIL northsidejunglebody@outlook.com
PHONE NUMBER 0407441717
CLASS VYPA®/ BURN!®
VENUE Wanneroo Secondary College
DAY Saturday
TIME 9am
LINK www.northsidejunglebody.com
SUBURB Karrinyup
INSTRUCTOR Northside Jungle Body
EMAIL northsidejunglebody@outlook.com
PHONE NUMBER 0407441717
CLASS KONGA®/ VYPA®/ TYGA®/ JAGUA®
VENUE Karrinyup Community Centre (Davenport st)
DAY Wednesday
TIME 6:30pm
LINK www.northsidejunglebody.com
SUBURB Malaga
INSTRUCTOR Northside Jungle Body
EMAIL northsidejunglebody@outlook.com
PHONE NUMBER 0407441717
CLASS BURN!®
VENUE Sculptured Threads Malaga
DAY Wednesday
TIME 5:30pm
LINK www.northsidejunglebody.com
SUBURB Wanneroo
INSTRUCTOR Northside Jungle Body
EMAIL northsidejunglebody@outlook.com
PHONE NUMBER 0407441717
CLASS KONGA®/ VYPA®/ TYGA®/ JAGUA®
VENUE Wanneroo Secondary College
DAY Monday
TIME 7:30pm
LINK www.northsidejunglebody.com
SUBURB Maddington
INSTRUCTOR Alyson McNulty
EMAIL info@247powerfitnessmaddington.com.au
PHONE NUMBER 0433379806
CLASS KONGA®
VENUE 24/7 Power Fitness Maddington, 1897 Albany Highway, Maddington
DAY Thursday
TIME 6:30pm
LINK facebook.com/TheJungleBodyinMaddington
SUBURB Maddington
INSTRUCTOR Alyson McNulty
EMAIL info@247powerfitnessmaddington.com.au
PHONE NUMBER 0433379806
CLASS KONGA®
VENUE 24/7 Power Fitness Maddington, 1897 Albany Highway, Maddington
DAY Tuesday
TIME 6:30pm
LINK facebook.com/TheJungleBodyinMaddington
SUBURB Maddington
INSTRUCTOR Alyson McNulty
EMAIL info@247powerfitnessmaddington.com.au
PHONE NUMBER 0433379806
CLASS KONGA®/BURN!®
VENUE 24/7 Power Fitness Maddington, 1897 Albany Highway, Maddington 6109
DAY Tuesday
TIME 9:30am
LINK https://www.facebook.com/TheJungleBodyinMaddington/
SUBURB Ellenbrook
INSTRUCTOR Sheree Jones
EMAIL thejunglebodywithree@gmail.com
PHONE NUMBER 0427980467
CLASS KONGA®
VENUE Cantik Model Studio, 20 Sunray Circle Ellenbrook WA 6069
DAY Wednesday
TIME 7:30pm
LINK https://m.facebook.com/thejunglebodywithree/
SUBURB  Perth
INSTRUCTOR Sharon Daly
EMAIL sharon_dly@yahoo.com
PHONE NUMBER 0410717797
CLASS KONGA®
VENUE Kings St. Arts Centre, 357-365 Murray Street
DAY Tuesday
TIME 5:40pm
LINK https://www.facebook.com/thejunglebodywithshaz/
SUBURB Perth
INSTRUCTOR Leigh Hall
EMAIL tjbleigh@hotmail.com
PHONE NUMBER 0415163726
CLASS KONGA®
VENUE King Street Arts Centre, Perth
DAY Thursday
TIME 5:45pm
LINK https://www.facebook.com/tjbleigh/
SUBURB Piara Waters
INSTRUCTOR Leigh Hall
EMAIL tjbleigh@hotmail.com
PHONE NUMBER 0415163726
CLASS KONGA®
VENUE Piara Waters Sporting Complex
DAY Tuesday
TIME 5:45pm
LINK https://www.facebook.com/tjbleigh/

Arbonne…is it right for you?

I am sure many of you have heard the word Arbonne in recent years! With so many different products on the market it’s super overwhelming to know what is right for us. However, with so many of our Jungle Bodies loving the products & our passion for lifting up the women around us we thought we would share a little deal thanks to Danielle Moore, the Regional Vice President to anyone who wants to try the products!

Some of us only like to use products completely natural and unprocessed, others want products that are toxin free, some don’t mind what is in the products as long as it works! Maybe you are looking for a new nutrition range, need to get on track again with your diet, or maybe you think this is a business that may work for you. Whatever it is, we encourage you to reach out to Danielle and learn more about it! The more you learn about the products on offer, the better decisions you can make!

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So what is it all about?

“Arbonne is a premium, botanically based, vegan-certified Health and Wellness company that holds a strict ingredient policy to ensure there are no dangerous toxins entered our bodies. In a world where we are so focused on eating well, it only takes 26 seconds for toxins to enter the body via the skin which is our largest organ. Plus, it is a nutrition range focuses on alkalinising the body and restoring optimum health through powerful plant based protein.”

Sound like something that may work for you? Give Danielle a call!

Happy Thursday Jungle Bodies!

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OFFER

  • 20% off any orders
  • a free primer or mascara for anything over $200 or if you host a Workshop

CONTACT

Call Danielle Moore, Regional Vice President on 0411 680 608 to try it out!

 

 

Please note, The Jungle Body is not affiliated with Arbonne. This is simply a post to share Danielle Moores Arbonne business. 

 

10 REASONS WHY YOU NEED THE JUNGLE BODY CONVENTION IN YOUR LIFE

Written by Caris

The Jungle Body 2016 Convention & Mind Body Booty Expo is on October 14-16 at Novotel Perth Langley….so we thought we would give you our top 10 reasons why you need to be there!

1. Firstly, if you didn’t have one already, here is your excuse to wear active wear ALL WEEKEND.Lets be honest…active wear is comfy as hell! Non-activewear wearers (real term) don’t know the true comfort and support that high waisted tights with built in support and sucker-inner-technology can bring. Consider swapping the sweat band with sparkles for the cocktail party, other than that, sports bra’s for life!

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Sweat sisters from last years class…so much love here!

2. It’s a perfect opportunity to treat yo’ self.
Remember that time when you took a whole weekend off just for yourself and hated it? Neither do we! Maintain some sanity while also looking after your physical and mental health before you go all Britney 07 on poor Carol at the grocery check out. There will be ample opportunity to focus on just you – GUILT FREE. Plus, who would shun away from exclusive shopping experiences? Ugh, as if! …oh and Novotel is offering rooms for only $155 with buffet breakfast *yes I just said BUFFET breakfast.

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Last years tribe dropping it like its hotttttttttttt….

3. Make friends with like-minded sweat sisters.
Get in girlfriend, we’re going twerking. All those good vibes and exercise endorphins means everyone who attends are going to be generally happy and friendly so it’s a perfect place to make some new buddies. Sisters before misters!

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Bring your girlfriends, come with your Mum…grab your granny! We want you!

4. It’s motivating like…seriously motivating!
It’s basically going to be impossible not to be motivated during this weekend. Fitsquad. Fightclub. Twerkshop. Booty Expo. No these aren’t trending baby names, these one of a kind workout sessions will have you realising that you’ve got 99 problems and they all involve sweat. After you’ve expelled yourself of all bodily fluids, get some next level mojo from a huge range of speakers to inspire and motivate. You’ll basically walk out an oracle. Plus…we have Xandria Ooi flying in all the way from Malaysia to speak at our Expo…and if you haven’t checked this sister out yet…you are MISSING OUT ON LIFE.

XandriaOoi 2.jpg5. The cocktail party is just too damn wonderful.
Murder that dancefloor! 2015 flashbacks include outfits that slayed, unrecognisable instructors, limbo, questionable singing and yes, lots and lots of Konga. This is your chance to walk the red carpet (could be green, blue, not sure), socialise and inhale a samosa or twenty while crushing the dance floor.

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Last years Cocktail party….shoes off and all 😛

6. The world’s biggest Konga class.
Turn down for what! This is a fit squad of epic proportions. You will actually transform into Rihanna while you nail that werwerwerwerwer track. Become enchanted with the good vibes, impressive set up, the sick beats and most of all, the tonne of legends filling the room.

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Love to Hustle? All the workouts on the weekend, plus the Expo & Workshops will feature a LIVE DJ and nightclub lighting!

7. The cocktail party is just too damn wonderful.
Murder that dancefloor! 2015 flashbacks include outfits that slayed, unrecognisable instructors, limbo, questionable singing and yes, lots and lots of Konga. This is your chance to walk the red carpet (could be green, blue, not sure), socialise and inhale a samosa or twenty while crushing the dance floor

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Who will win the prestigious Limbo award in 2016?

 

8. TJB is the program that people actually love.
Choreographers deserve a damn medal. 5 programs that all offer something different every month. And no we aren’t talking different as in I think I’ll get a soy latte today, we are talking mind blowing, crap your crop top mind blowing routines that are fierce as hell. If you need convincing, tighten your pony and get your butt to the convention to witness the fitness.

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Last year’s sweaty JAGUA class…left many people limping in pain 😛 

9. It’s cheaper than therapy.
This is the convention you need in your life right now. Studies have shown that exercising isn’t just good for you physically, it’s mentally beneficial as well. Last years convention has been described as “one of the most positive experiences I have ever been involved in” – @everybodyjunglebody. Now if that doesn’t convince you, maybe the raw ball samples will.

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Last year’s Limbo leader…will he be back this year?

10. Thanks for the memories.
You’ll take home with you irreplaceable keepsakes. And no were not talking about your saffron infused Chilean macro goji berry nutrient paleo Aztec wellness tea. We’re talking about the cherished memories you’ll make during your time there. And the fact that you’ve just been part of a world wide phenomenon basically makes you Beyoncé.

If you haven’t got your tickets yet, you better be clicking because October 14-16 at Novotel Perth Langley is where it is at sisters – www.thejunglebodyconvention.com 

Whats happening though…?

  • Friday night 7pm-9pm Worlds Biggest KONGA Class
  • Saturday 9am – 2:30pm Fitsquad, Fightclub & Twerkshop Workout sessions
  • Saturday 7pm – Midnight Cocktail Ball
  • Sunday 10am – 4pm  – Mind, Body, Booty Expo including speakers on health, diet, life, happiness, reaching your goals and everything in between. Plus go shopping with over 30 retailers from Perth! $60 ticket gets you access to everything and lunch. or just come and shop with FREE ENTRY on Sunday.

Want to know what all the fuss is about? Check out Xandria here – https://www.facebook.com/xandriaooi/videos/1065122103583934/

 

Unconditional kindness

kindness11You probably see a tonne of quotes out there being shared like “surround yourself with positive people”, “we rise by lifting others” and “be the change you want to see in the world”. I am one of those people who shares that “stuff”. I am always saying “be the first to smile” and “react with kindness”because it’s how I have seen generations in my family live a fulfilled life. It’s how I have seen my parents get through challenges. It is how I have found problems in my life were best solved. It is how I create a more productive life.

But what happens when we aren’t in a good mood? When someone posts a status that is indirectly targeting you? When someone bully’s you & you NEED to fight back? When you say something mean to someone because you need to fix an issue? When someone is just rude?

What happens when life throws you unfair CRAP… and being kind won’t fix it, help it or change it?

Here is the trick. If you are truly kind and truly have good intentions no situation can take away your kind heart.

If your reaction is not helpful and won’t make someone feel better then that is your sign that you need to alter & change your response. It is as simple as that.

Too many beautiful friendships, opportunities, experiences and stories are lost because people forget to just be kind, forgive & move upwards. It’s not about enabling bad behavior or being fake…Fake kindness is the reason why many people believe that real positivity is a joke.

It’s about taking situations and going “this is crap right now, but I will find a way to make it better.” It’s about taking a breathe and saying “how will my negativity help the situation? How will being kind make this situation different?”.It’s about changing perspective & perception.

Spread kind vibes like you spread Nutella! Eventually the smell of your Nutella will intoxicate those around you who were hatin on your Nutella….For the few that don’t…you get to still enjoy your Nutella. Instead of giving up on your deliciously gooey Nutella, throwing it in their face, showing off about your Nutella…. just keep enjoying your Nutella as much as you can.

Kind words do not cost much, yet they accomplish SO MUCH.

Be kind when situations are good, bad & ugly. It’s not about striving for perfection or being kind every moment of the day….its about moving forward throughout life with more understanding and trying to be a little better each day. It’s not about other people or how they react…its about who you want to be and how you react.

These blog posts are here to give you perspective & understanding to help us all combat the challenges we deal with daily. You may take away something small, or something big. But, the main purpose is to lift up our Jungle Body community because our classes are not just about calorie burning…they are about creating a healthy & happy YOU. That means a workout for your mind and your body!

I will be talking all about this at The Jungle Body Convention 10am on Sunday 15 October at the Novotel Perth. Tickets are $60 and include Lunch plus 5 other keynote speakers! Book your ticket at http://www.thejunglebodyconvention.com

Feel free to comment below and be the reason someone smiles today!

Tara x

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You CAN leave it in the past…

by Ashleigh Macdonald

I read a quote today that said, “The moment you created another human is the moment you choose to spend the rest of your life putting someone else before yourself”. Of all the articles, quotes and stories I’ve read about pregnancy, this one really resonated with me and got me thinking how different my life is from this time ten years ago, this time last year, even six months ago.

My emotional struggles and battle with depression, anxiety and disordered eating had become apart of my identity, and although I have worked so hard to be proud of my struggle and embrace who it has made me today, I only recently realized how easy it was for me to accept that as a public front of who I am.

I was always a survivor, as low as my days got, I eventually found a way to get through. My coping techniques varied and improved over the years and got to a point at some time last year that I really could say I was genuinely happy and for the most part “recovered”…but I still identified with having a mental illness that affected my life at times.

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So what about the above-mentioned quote affected me so much? Of all the things I dreamed of as a little girl, being a mum was the biggest of those dreams. I was around babies my whole life and pregnancy and motherhood fascinated me so much so, that it became the most exciting part of my university degree. When I graduated from my first degree and went on to further studies; pregnancy, human development and human evolution are what drove me and excited me above all else. There was only one problem behind this, the paradox between my need and greatest wish to be a mum; and my struggles with eating that could very well prevent me from ever living this dream.

In the U.S, around 20 percent of women patients who seek help for infertility have had an eating disorder, and the way I was living and treating my body, there is no doubt in my mind I would have ended up one of these statistics.

One of the biggest issues in women suffering with eating disorders is irregularity or complete loss of their menstrual cycle – a vital component in conceiving and incubating a child. For years I lived with the irregularity that was month-by-month moving toward a complete loss. I was suffering daily with not only the normal teenage anguish, but also a mental illness that had me hating myself and at some points just wanting to die. I knew in the back of my mind that as much as this dream of becoming a mother was vital for me, that it was becoming just that; a dream and if by some miracle I did fall pregnant, the danger my baby would be in is extreme with infants of those mothers (suffering with an eating disorder) experiencing a 35% higher rate of coronary death later in life IF they reach that point and also carrying a genetic burden of mental illness; not something I would ever want to pass on to a child. The destructive thought cycle continued, I would get excited about being a mum and then feel guilty for the things I was putting my body through that would prevent me being a mum. This would make me feel so low that I would then punish myself and feel even worse about myself…see the problem?

The first time my husband and I tried to conceive a child, I had started my recovery process and I had a whole new chapter to look forward to. I gave up competing in a sport I had dedicated my life to because I was so convinced that I was going to be pregnant straight away.

I had a lot of “spare time” that I was not used to at all, which quickly turned into symptom spotting and torture every month that I got that negative result. Why wasn’t this happening like I planned? I was living healthily, my relapses were nowhere near as severe as what they were and I was following all the “rules” and “guidelines” that I was supposed to. It became a chore, and I quickly turned on myself again, believing it was 100% my fault and I had destroyed my body beyond repair. So what was the point of continuing this way? It didn’t take long for old patterns to creep back in, and now with no creative outlet, the negative was soon outweighing the positive.

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Soon into the new year of 2015, I was introduced to a boxing class as a way of getting some exercise in, I needed to do something without my old training schedule being there to keep me active, and this seemed like a good start. Did I love it? NO! I loved the social interaction, and I eventually loved the way my body was responding to the exercise and better eating habits; but the best thing that came out of that was a friendship that introduced me to The Jungle Body®. Those who know me, know how quickly I fell in love with the program and I have written before about how this program helped me to save my life (https://northsidejunglebody.wordpress.com/2015/08/03/learning-to-love-me/).

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For the first time in a long time I found something that made me genuinely happy, and I found role models who inspired me to change my patterns and work on a healthier, happier me. It wasn’t an easy journey, I am still human and I still relapsed, nowhere near as often and nowhere near as severe. I was surrounded by people who knew my problems, accepted me the way I was, and genuinely supported me in a way that was not only acceptable to me, but was able to help me get through it and move forward.

We decided to put our family plans on hold for a while I worked towards a new goal and was building a business, I used this time to really focus on me, through writing, drawing, singing, dancing, different therapies and surrounding myself with uplifting and likeminded people. At the end of last year I became apart of the choreography and head office team, as well as working towards my personal goals, and building a business, which meant I was surrounded by the best people and energy I could have been, but as I pointed out before, I still identified as having a mental illness and eating disorder, it just didn’t surface every often. I was genuinely happy and healthy for the first time in a long time.

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Over the Christmas holidays we decided again that we would start trying for a family and 4 weeks later, I got the 2 pink lines on the test stick that I had wished and hoped for my entire life. I couldn’t believe it was actually happening, I was excited obviously, but the fear of losing this miracle was almost crippling. 1 in 4 women lose a baby, some of these women are healthy, have treated their bodies with respect their whole lives and have no reason at all not to have a healthy pregnancy. So how could I not be one of those 1 in 4? I didn’t treat my body with respect; I treated it like hell for years and medically had every reason to never have a healthy pregnancy or child. I was very lucky to have a support team that helped me to see that not only did I deserve this miracle, but my body was proving it to me everyday that my dreams were coming true, and that the child within me was everything I ever wished for…so I began to enjoy it.

When I stopped worrying about all the things that could go wrong, I realized that this life inside me was healing me from the inside out, so without any conscious effort, my life was dedicated to ensuring I gave this baby the best start in life possible.

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I haven’t once binged or purged, I haven’t once looked in the mirror and hated every part of my image, I haven’t once hated myself so much that I wanted to end my life. I realized somewhere along the line, that my life and health is not just about me anymore, that the minute this baby was created, my mind and body aligned to always put the life and needs of this child ahead of my own, the exact sentiment of the quote I stumbled across. When I worked this out, I realized that by living and working for my dream, I no longer identify as having a mental illness or eating disorder. I have a past that was a constant battle, but I have a present and a future where the threat of relapse doesn’t even register on the radar. So no matter what people continually tell you, there is a way through it that doesn’t involve “just existing”, you CAN leave it in the past.

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Mental health is a continuous journey, for some a long fought battle. When you stop telling yourself that when you do this, or when you get to this point you will be happy, and instead focus on finding peace and happiness where you are, it is amazing how quickly the battle can dwindle. Practice gratitude, find the good in every situation, lean on those who genuinely support and want you to succeed, and never give up on your dreams. It’s never too late to start again, whatever is thrown at you, you just have to remember your purpose and what you are working toward. I am extremely thankful to my little miracle for proving that to me every day.

If you think you or someone you know is struggling with mental illness or you would like more information, please seek advice from the following organizations:

 Xoxo Ashleigh

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MAKE THAT LEMONADE

13043569_1067286199997169_2709951304304969793_nBY GILLIAN DE GRAAF

When life throws you lemons only you can decide what to do with it, I’m choosing to make that lemonade, kind of like Beyoncé’s new album lol.

Don’t worry about Becky with the good hair, or how others are hurting you or affecting your life. Take charge, because life is 10% of what happens to you and 90% of how you react to it. Our reaction to a situation literally has the power to change the situation itself. Focus on you, don’t focus on being better than anyone else just focus on being the best version of YOU. Because when you are truly happy within yourself, you won’t need to try and tear others down to make yourself feel better, you won’t be a negative thinker, or see the glass half empty. Instead you will be so happy and appreciate so much in life and how precious it is that you will radiate happiness wherever you go, you will want to help others more because you see that you rise as you do and when you are happy within yourself you won’t tolerate being around people who make you feel anything else.

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In the last few years life has thrown me some HUGE lemons, there were times I didn’t know how I was going to make that lemonade. I had another HUGE lemon this year and my life completely changed. But I’ve kept going and what helps me every single day is knowing how blessed I am. I’m blessed for my health, I’m blessed to have a healthy beautiful little boy, I’m blessed that my body can move the way it can and I get to do something I LOVE for work every day, I’m blessed.

There are way bigger things in this world then Becky with that good hair, or someone who hurt you or jealousy and nastiness. Life is short, wake up every day with a grateful heart for everything that you have and live life the way you want, whatever it is that makes your heart smile.

Chase your dreams, work for your goals, help others when you can and keep making that lemonade because you can do anything you set your mind too and live the life you want.

Gillian x

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How it all began…

DSC_8964I was nineteen years old sitting in an Economics lecture at Curtin University scribbling away in my notebook. I should have been listening to the beauty of non-cooperative game theory and social choice but instead I was fixated on something else. I was consumed by the idea that no one was offering a workout for the everyday Australian. For the woman who was uncoordinated as anything but felt alive when the music turned up. For the girl who wanted to lose weight but couldn’t stand the treadmill . For the Mum who needed to keep fit but would never dare enter a gym. For the busy woman who didn’t have time to workout but needed it. My economic ears pricked because I knew there was demand but no one was filling it the right way.

I called my Mum and said “I think I can make this work….what do you think me about cutting back to part time uni?”

The response was everything I imagined from my Mother. In her bubbly, overly supportive and totally infectious tone she replied “yes…do it!”. That is how The Jungle Body was officially born.

In 2007 I graduated high school with dreams of being the next big economist and potentially a future Politician. I was Head Girl of my High School, “that girl” that started a Speech Club at lunch time and I entered every single extracurricular educational program and competition possible. I met my idol John Howard when I won The Hasluck Leadership Award and Richard Goyder presented me with the Business Icon award at only seventeen years old. I landed the John Curtin Scholarship when I finished High School and I began studying a Bachelor of Economics and Management. I scored my dream job in Advisory at PricewaterhouseCoopers straight out of School and everything was falling into place. I was clear where I was heading and no one could stop me.

What I have failed to add so far is that apart from all the studying, I had a passion for dance and fitness. My brother and I began ballroom dancing together when we were kids. We were always teased for giggling and smiling. The Franzinelli’s were always known as the “smileys” (my maiden name was Franzinelli).Naturally, as my brother grew up and realized ballroom dancing with your sister was not cool I began competing without him.

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My mother was always very into staying fit and eating healthy. I was the child that was never allowed MSG or added sugar (long before it became cool) and I have countless memories doing Denise Austin workouts with my Mum for “fun”. I always struggled with knee problems from dancing so I was given a special membership at fifteen for my local gym (usually you had to be over eighteen) to do rehab. I hated doing sport at school in fear I would injure my knee which would hurt my dancing. Gym classes on the other hand I fell completely in love with. Before school my Mum would drop me at the gym for a Step class with a bunch of 40 year old woman. It was my outlet, the other dimension to me & something that I completely fell in love with.

It was late 2009 and it was time to depart to the US for my semester abroad which was part of my University Scholarship. I had a stopover in Los Angeles for a few days so I was left to venture out myself. I didn’t know anyone, I was underage and I was completely alone. This actually excited me because I absolutely love being alone and this was the first time I could truly live by myself. Interestingly, and potentially fateful I randomly decided the very first thing I would do would be go to the gym. The gym next to my hotel happened to the be the hottest gym in LA called Equinox on Sunset. It was Sunday at seven in the morning and not a person was in sight except the poor Manager who had to be there. I started chatting to him only to find out that he was the former Manager of the famous Gold’s Gym Venice Beach who had dreams of one day having his own Fitness Centre. Our conversation flowed as my legs chased after the treadmill and something sort of magical happened. I said to him that I would be happy to help out wherever I could in helping him create his fitness empire. Business plans, feasibility studies and numbers were what made me tick. So I exchanged my email and headed to New York to begin my studies.

New York University life is exactly like the movies. Fraternities, campus parties, dorm rooms and an obsession with American history. I was placed in a shoebox dormitory with a beautiful girl named Junehan from China. Jun was studying Musical Therapy which meant countless hours every day practicing her guitar skills. I think I heard John Denver’s “Annie’s Song” more than a thousand times. The tiny room would fill up with Chinese international students most nights and we would just giggle hardly understanding what each other was saying. In between learning about the American Civil War, listening to her learn guitar and assimilating to this new way of life; I was determined to impress this gym Manager from Los Angeles. I created the ultimate business plan for the opening of a gym in Los Angeles. With no expectations or payment, I just for some unknown reason felt the need to throw myself into this opportunity. This is how I always was. If there was a competition, a networking event, an opportunity to learn more or a person to meet; my hand was always up first.

I always felt the more I threw myself into life, the more I could gain. Every time I put myself in a challenging or uncomfortable position that was where I gained the most knowledge & satisfaction.

I spent the little money I had buying stockart to make this Business Plan look professional, filled the pages with financial estimates I found researching on Google and I showered the pages with my summaries, thoughts and notes. After about a week I had created a Business Plan that maybe PwC would have been proud of. I emailed it off…not knowing why or what it would lead to. But a sense of satisfaction that I had given it a go & potentially helped someone fulfill their dream. He returned my email totally overwhelmed and basically engaging me to help him & his Business partner Wladimir Klitschko open America’s greatest gym.

What followed this one fateful event was a year of travelling around the US trying the latest fitness classes, trademarking & meeting with Lawyers, creating branding with a high level Marketing company from Germany, checking out potential sites in New York & LA, producing startup costs with their accountant, recruiting the top fitness stars in the country and researching what it takes to be successful in the fitness market.

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So many amazing memories and friendships formed while I was in the US! Pictured here with Kelsey & Camile Grammer (Real Housewives of Beverly Hills) at her Birthday in Malibu

Plus, the fun stuff…like watching Wladimir fight at the Staples Centre and trying out endless classes that I loved like Piloxing, Zumba & Spin. I started to become addicted to group fitness classes so much so that I joined New York Health & Racquet Club because they had clubs on every block in Manhatten. Every night I would look at the Group Fitness schedule of all classes across the city! I’d finish a 6am aerobics class downtown and then race up to midtown for Pilates at 9am. Probably the most memorable class was one where the treadmill had no sides & you were to jump from one to another. Not sure where that one is today!

New York has an energy about it when you live there that is hard to describe. I stayed in Chelsea around the corner from the Meatpacking District which meant I could workout till late into the night and safely walk home absorbing the people, the sounds, the families, the celebrities …and everything in between.

You would think I would have lost weight, but I actually gained 5 kilos from post-workout caramel protein shakes, Ben & Jerry’s at every corner store, loaded chopped salads & cookie dough covered frozen yoghurt.

I remember one day coming up with the idea of Virtual Fitness classes. We thought we were going to be millionaires as the idea of being able to run Group Fitness classes all day with no instructor seemed like the ultimate lucrative idea. After a few hours we were in tears laughing on the floor at how ridiculous the idea was. Who would want to walk in a room alone and listen to a screen? Fast forward six years and it is actually happening. In the end we came up with the name 220 and the tag line ‘Second to None’. Today the gym reigns supreme in Santa Monica, Los Angeles and was voted “#2 Gym in the Nation,” by The Huffington Post and Self Magazine.

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My Mum – my mentor, my best friend, my idol

When I arrived back in Perth for Christmas in 2009 the first thing I did was head to the gym with my best friend; my Mum! I was hoping to see the Protein Shake bar, Cardio Theatre, Personal Trainers that were almost celebrity like, endless dance fitness classes & Pilates reformer rooms.

Unfortunately, the experience was quite the opposite. Staff that couldn’t crack a smile, the same techno beat aerobics with the same moves from 1994, bored Personal Trainers sitting on their Blackberries and a small fridge with Powerade. Something clicked in my mind and I knew I had to bring some of the energy from the US to Australia.

I was obsessed with Zumba so I began teaching it while at University. In the US there is a strong connection to South America and Latin music, food & culture is so natural. But in Australia I was finding the Bachata, Samba, Salsa, Merengue were not connecting. All I wanted to do was put on my own Hip Hop music, do some simple moves & throw in some other styles like Boxing & Cardio because half of my class could not dance. So, I just did it. I created my own program I called KONGA® and the classes were at max capacity each week.

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To this very day I still teach at the same Sporting Club I began teaching at in 2010. The same time, the same place, the same numbers, the same stage and a lot of the same people.

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It has been six years now. So much has happened I could write a very long book. Maybe the next DVD I can continue this story. But in short, I have had six unbelievable years. Yes it has been an uphill battle getting gyms & instructors to believe in the programs. It has been a struggle starting at nineteen with a few hundred dollars to my name. It has been difficult when everyone chose the global competitor over the underdog. But each week I kept going.

I kept going because I saw so many lives transform. Mindsets have been altered, relationships created & careers formed. Plus, i am a big believer that the best way to find happiness is to earn it. I thrive off a journey of hard work & it’s the challenges that have made me who I am today not so much the wins. I love being able to problem solve & become a better version of myself.

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The first UK Instructor Workshop – a magical time!

The company has grown up in the last six years. The sort of change you see in an infant from birth to six years of age. That is why now felt like the right time to do a DVD. The programs are now exactly what I imagined them to be, the instructors represent all that I could ever have dreamed of & the brand is exactly what I sought out to achieve.

 

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The power & spirit of The Jungle Body is not just in the movements & the music…it’s in the people. It’s the energy & culture we have created that make the workouts addictive, uplifting & empowering. It’s the friendly smiles you get from our instructors, their easy-going attitude that you fall in love with, their screams of joy for that 80s track you love, their determination you see at the end of that arm track or that hilarious look as we all attempt to twerk. It’s the feeling of inclusion, the feeling of acceptance & the mutual goal to be a better version of ourselves that makes it amazing.

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An emotional night for me at our Convention last year!

I truly hope that The Jungle Body injects some light into your life & that my story inspires you to go out and achieve what you want! The Jungle Body is only what it is today because of every participant, instructor and supporter….the people I will forever be grateful for!

Don’t wait for the right time or the perfect circumstance for every challenge only makes you better. There will be struggles, there will be problems – but if your heart is in the right place and you are determined to work hard every single day – it will be worth it no matter what the end result.

I look forward to re-blogging this story in another 5 years with hopefully more amazing Jungle Body memories with you!

Tara x

How to manage your motivation

taraMost of us know what we need to do to lose weight. We know when we open up that Ben & Jerrys Icecream we aren’t going to stop after a few spoons. We know when we devour that tantalizing pack of salt & vinegar chips we will regret it. We know picking up that ‘oh so chunky’ Kit Kat chunky at the Petrol station, it is going straight to the hips. We know cancelling on your Personal trainer again is setting you back another month of pain.

Why can’t we have supermodel discipline & only finish half the plate?

Why can’t we be satisfied eating a salad for lunch like that friend of yours?

Why can’t we just leave the fridge door closed for a day…I mean hour?

Why can’t we always have the time to workout?

It all comes down to “motivation”. 

Some of us think its “discipline”… You focus all your energy on suppressing what you really want to eat, restricting what you used to enjoy & forcing yourself to workout more. The problem with this is that it isn’t enjoyable, it certainly isn’t realistic long-term and it doesn’t make you happy. How do I know this? Because you wouldn’t be saying you had to be disciplined if you enjoyed it.

If you are continually “motivated” to lose weight & get fit nothing can stop you. The issue is that our motivation levels fluctuate…so the goal is to manage your determination so that so you are always motivated to some degree.

So how do you get motivated?

  • Motivated people focus on how they feel rather than how they look or measure up. They do workouts that make them feel amazing which is a way to motivate them to do it more often. 
  • Motivated people don’t beat themselves up if they aren’t perfect. They just problem solve & use it to motivate them to do better the next day or the next week.
  • Motivated people reward themselves because they know that when motivation starts to drop that will be the perfect remedy to almost throwing in the towel.
  • Motivated people do not wait to drop a few kilos before they start or wait for a friend to do it with them. Motivated people throw themselves into situations as soon as possible because that will give them more opportunities to achieve their goals.
  • Motivated people are positive & they believe in themselves. They don’t say “I’m tired, fat & lazy”, they say “I’m well rested, getting fit & healthy”. They use their love for themselves to motivate them.
  • Motivated people show initiative & problem solve. Motivated people will find a way to eat right, to make a healthy choice, to fit in time to workout, to balance their week. When there is a will there is a way.
  • Motivated people set subconscious goals all the time. A motivated person doesn’t give up when it gets tough or just go with the flow. They have a strategy, a plan & little goals every day to keep them motivated.

It’s not about being perfect. It’s not about starting Monday. It’s not about anyone else. It’s about YOU becoming a happy & motivated person in this precious & amazing life we are blessed to live. It’s about finding ways to enjoy your journey.

Happy Weekend everyone!

Tara x

 

 

Your attitude determines your altitude

Your attitude determines your altitude

Captain Jack Sparrow once said “The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem”. Now Captain Jack Sparrow is no Oprah Winfrey nor is he any Anthony Robbins but this quote totally resonates with me & dictates how I live my life every day.

Every week life throws us amazing opportunities, incredible experiences, beautiful moments & …..challenges. Somewhere deep among the happy times, we have disagreements with friends & family, your workplace becomes toxic, people we love get sick, our face & body doesn’t look the way we want it too,  finances get tight, harmful words are said by others & by ourselves. Some are big & life changing…some are small & meaningless…but nonetheless they are challenges we have to deal with.

Imagine yourself holding a Machete….yes a machete…!  You are walking through the jungle alone and every challenge you have is represented by a tree in your way. You are strong enough, smart enough, wise enough, positive enough & good enough to slice & chop up every single barrier in your journey. You do it with determination & ease…no anger, no sadness, no frustration, no swearing, no negativity & no one around you to see you do it…You just do it. You move onwards. You move upwards.

You are now a better person with more wisdom, experience, fortitude, self-control & humility. 

That is a positive attitude. 

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You and your Machete

So, what is a positive attitude without the Machete story? I always say “be the first to smile” but I don’t mean a phony smile…I don’t mean a perky disposition & a ‘best friends’ with everyone mentality. A positive attitude is reacting to life day in day out in a manner that lifts up you & the people around you. It’s about only putting positive words, actions, comments, statements & thoughts into the universe. A positive attitude has some of this in it:

  • Believing in yourself & focusing on the good elements
  • Grabbing hold of opportunities & getting involved in life
  • Working hard, saying “I can” & improving yourself day by day
  • Truly forgiving others & letting go of negativity
  • Reflecting on all the positive events & people in your life
  • Using self-control & responding to situations with compassion & understanding
  • Being flexible, enthusiastic & easy-going
  • Being friendly to others, praising people for their successes & lifting them up
  • Turning a stressful situation into an opportunity for growth

“If you have a positive attitude, you’re an asset to yourself and others. If you have a negative attitude in life, you’re a burden to yourself and others” – Thomas Lickona.

What does a negative attitude look like? 

  • Constantly doubting yourself & saying “I can’t”
  • Focusing on the elements you don’t like about yourself
  • Reflecting on all the negative things people have done to you
  • Focusing on other people’s shortcomings rather than the virtues of others.
  • Making decisions without thinking about how it effects others
  • Seeing the limitations of something rather than the opportunities
  • Responding to situations with anger, drama, frustration & “passive-aggressive” actions
  • Not willing to say sorry & truly forgive
  • Being pessimistic, withdrawn & disagreeable

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Of course sometimes we fall into a negative attitude… But this is the time, to say to yourself “hold up”.

What are you going to gain from having a negative attitude? How does this make you a better person? How does this make you different to them? What are the positive elements of this person, rather than just reflecting on the negatives? What can I do to get where I need to be? What have I been doing wrong? How can I be better?

It doesn’t matter about yesterday, or last year or what others have done. It’s about who you want to be now & becoming a better person each & every day. When you take this positive attitude suddenly you are lifted to new heights…to a new altitude.

Tara Simich x