THE Australian government might be promoting a ‘Get Moving’ campaign, but there are many people in isolated rural and remote areas who, for a wide variety of reasons, are not able to participate in sport, access gyms, home exercise equipment or even professional support.
These people, who are just as confused about food and fitness as other Australians – are looking for help.
Providing an answer is Queensland outback mum of four, Joy McClymont – a qualified teacher and personal trainer with a strong belief that people can be healthy no matter where they live or what their beginning fitness level is.
Joy has learned to adapt to her isolation using whatever she’s had at her disposal – a rock, a tree stump, a step, a can of beans or nothing but a wall and a floor – creating a new way to fit fitness into rural life, and helping others do the same.
Through her company ‘Off The Track Training’, Joy provides online (or even via USB for those with no to slow internet) access to top-level fitness, food and motivational support for people anywhere.
“We are focused on providing achievable solutions for our clients. Being rural and remote provides greater insight into how to be fitter and healthier without access to gyms, face-to-face fitness sessions, well-stocked supermarkets or specialised equipment,” Joy said.
Each program is suitable for a particular level of fitness with a range of support and accountability processes.
“I believe that everyone should have access to professional health and fitness solutions that can fit within our priorities and time commitments – even in isolation,” she said.
“Joy has created a business that allows you to see the potential in your surroundings, simulate any exercise without standard gym equipment and keep motivated and enthused by using a range of audio and video as well as tele-seminars to keep connected and eliminate some of the barriers that come with living in remote locations,” Shelley Hawkins, a client of the company said.
Helping Joy with education around food is qualified naturopath, Stacey Curcio. People in remote areas are invited to join Joy and Stacey on a free tele-seminar series covering the BIG 3 – Fitness, Food and Motivation starting tomorrow evening, Tuesday 26 July. Further details can be found below.
“We’ll be covering everything from macro-nutrients, tackling time, hormones and weight, moving and motivation to guts ‘n’ brains” Joy said.
“We want people to get access to as much information as possible, including how to get over the excuses and the carbs and sugar issues.”
Helping people in isolation won Joy the QRRRWN 2015 Strong Women Leaders Award in Business.
Readers can also meet Joy at her upcoming talk at the Brisbane Ekka in August.
Click here to register to access Joy’s tele-seminar. Prompt registration is advised, so participants can receive their sign-in details by email before tomorrow night’s event.