Achieiving You

Brisbane Northside Fitness & Wellbeing

At Achieving You we are dedicated to helping you achieve your goals and have lots of fun along the way!

We have 16 classes to choose from including strength & conditioning, HIIT, running, HIIT Strength and more! There is something for everyone.

Our classes are a mix of indoor and outdoor which means we are super creative and challenge our members (and their muscles!) in really fun ways.

Throughout the year we have a range of programs to participate in,including weight loss challenges, strength challenges, detox programs, beginner running programs and more. There is always something to keep you motivated. Check out our events for what we have planned for this year.

Along with that, we love to be social. We are always doing something active and fun. Come along for trial and check us out!

Personal training, group fitness, strength & weight loss challenges and more!

VALENTINES MONTH

I love it when couples train together. It’s fun and healthy competition is good! You can get the best out of each other.

So this month we want you and your partner to join us and enjoy a fun training atmosphere while training for your own goals.

Want to join on your own? That’s cool. We have got you covered too.

Couples joining: you both get a FREE pt session and and FREE training shirt (save $220)
Joining on your own: FREE joining fee and 1 free week (save $70)

Phone Janet:  0427 167 288

Email Janet:  janet@achievingyou.com.au

Want to know more?

Contact Janet : 0427 167 288 or email: janet@achievingyou.com.au

Christmas Challenge 2019

I was a last minute joiner to the Christmas Challenge this year. I’ve participated in a few challenges with Achieving You and have absolutely loved each one. This time however I was thinking that I’d been going along nicely with my weight loss (14 kilos to date since August) and I’d just hold off and ramp it up again in the new year. I’m so glad I had that last minute case of FOMO and decided to join.

I really needed that extra bit of motivation to ensure I didn’t get into a slump, especially leading into Christmas. The sessions are tough but also so much fun and always full of laughs.

In the 4 weeks I lost 4.5kg. I’m back running 3 times a week on top of the 3 sessions at Achieving You. This is huge for me 12 months after having my first baby.  I know this wouldn’t have been possible without Janet’s continued support. It’s like you have this little person in the background that is so heavily invested in you, constantly pushing you to go further than you think you can and picking you up and giving you another push when you’re having an off week. The support is so appreciated. I’m already looking forward to the next challenge.

Elise

EliseChristmas Challenge - 4 weeks

I joined the winter challenge as I kept promising myself that tomorrow I would start but kept letting myself down. I wanted to be more accountable for at least one month. Janet and her team kept me accountable, if I wasn’t there I would get a message checking what happened.

I started running 90 secs at a time and within the 4 weeks managed to get to 5km. I can almost call myself a runner albeit a slow one.
I also managed to lose 4kg. The weight loss was helped by the weekly group sessions where I got inspired to try new things like intermittent fasting.
Thanks for all the help Janet, I know I will feel so much more comfortable confident and strong for my wedding as a direct result of the challenge.
KatyWinter Wellness Program - 4 weeks

After spending the last few years exercise-wise, mainly doing my own thing, on my own, I got a little sick of my own company and thought it was time to join a group again for some camaraderie, consistency, laughter, support, and a technique check (by the way, it was pretty bad when I started)! Also, I could just turn up and get told what to do. On an early morning what more could you want!

I’ve always mainly been a runner but lost my mojo after a big race earlier this year and instead just wanted keep training simple and fun. A quick google search and I found Achieving You – not only was it local but the classes and the team looked great! After a nervous start on my part, I was warmly embraced by Janet and Flavio and the rest of the fabulous instructors and members. What a truly exceptional bunch they are. From the first class I was hooked, and I’ve even started running again!

The classes are always challenging (OMG!), always different, and ALWAYS make me finish feeling like I’ve been pushed to do my best (with much improved technique of course!!). Injuries are always accommodated and no-one gets left behind!

I really look forward to the smiles and company of the other members on these dark and cold winter mornings. I’m stronger, fitter, have lost a few cm’s along the way, and so glad I joined Achieving You

Hope it’s what you’re after!

StaceyAY Member
I joined achieving you in January this year after I thought “enough”. I was 51, very overweight, not making the right dietary choices and my body was exhausted.
I started with some PT sessions with Janet which I can’t recommend enough. Focusing on technique has made me realise I was doing exercises the wrong way for years. Janet was also very knowledgeable and helpful with getting me on the right path with my diet. No crazy deprivation just good choices! I also started doing the classes, and while they are tough, they are adjusted to your fitness level and strength. As the class sizes are smaller than most gyms you get maximum attention from the instructors to make sure your technique is right. I absolutely love the group classes! They are challenging but so much fun, and it’s so rewarding to notice how you improve over the weeks.

So 5 months on I am 2 dress sizes down, stronger, healthier and definitely happier. The whole team at Achieving You are so inspirational as are the other members. You feel part of a great family who really want you to succeed.

BronAY Member

2017 has been a big year for me professionally, but it has come at a price. I not only completely lost my mojo, but was stuck in a vicious cycle of emotional eating, guilt and negative self-talk. My weight was creeping up, and up, and up and my stress levels were through the roof. I couldn’t face another indulgent slide into Christmas with none of my clothes fitting me and feeling uncomfortable in my own skin.

When I heard Janet was running another 4 week pre-Christmas challenge, I wanted so much to join but managed to talk myself out of it half a dozen times. Haven’t I lost weight on my own before? Surely I can do it again? What could 4 weeks do anyway? At the 11th hour I told that little voice to be quiet and emailed Janet to sign me up before I could change my mind again. I cannot tell you how glad I am that I did!

Training sessions were tough (464m of lunges anyone?) but achievable, with Janet’s encouragement and ability to adapt exercises to accommodate all fitness levels and any injuries. She made us believe we could do it, so we did. We might have sworn like sailors while dragging that sled around the oval but we did it! I went into the challenge wanting to reset my mindset, to have healthy choices the default setting and not something I was going to do “tomorrow“. Not only did I achieve this, but I lost 7cm from my waist and 2kg. My clothes fit again and I am excited about 2018.

Kellie4 Week Pre-Xmas Challenge

I have recently completed the 10 week lifestyle challenge at Achieving You Stafford.  I have been part of a previous challenge and knew that participating in the challenge would help me focus on my exercise routine and diet.  Jude is a great trainer who is focused on ensuring that everyone can participate in the training sessions and works to achieve their goals.  I enjoyed each session whether it was in the studio or out and about.  I finished the 10 weeks feeling healthier, happier and looking forward to exercising. Participating in the 10 week challenge has got me back to Achieving You and I am looking forward to the continued results!

Megan Benham 10 Week New Year Lifestyle Challenge

I first started doing PT with Janet 5 or 6 years ago following an injury which required rehab. I had already been going to gym classes, but as a result of the injury realized I was not as strong as I had thought, and lost a lot of confidence. Janet helped me regain function, strength and confidence. Janet has always shown interest in my goals, and has taken the time to know me as a person.  She is encouraging and optimistic and I trust her implicitly. I know that she won’t put me in a situation where I get hurt, and if she tells me I can do a particular exercise, I believe her. I have never been fitter, and as an added bonus, pt is cheaper and more effective for me than therapy 🙂

Tania LawrieLong term client of Janet McMinn

I was pretty sure that I was training hard and eating MOSTLY ok but I seemed to be getting nowhere. My motivation was slipping and more “treats” were creeping into my diet. I needed a ‘kick in the butt’ (or sled in the butt as the case may be ha ha ha ha). I didn’t sign up to the 4 week challenge to lose kilos or become a size 4, I just needed the expertise to help me figure out what I could do. My “immediate” goal of the challenge was improved definition (with a bit of fat loss on the way).

I got WAAAAAYYY more out of this challenge than I could have ever hoped for. Not only did I achieve my goal (with just a few “tweaks” rather than massive changes that I was less likely to stick to) but I have managed to start reprogramming my brain. I used to think I couldn’t eat “bad food” and I was depriving myself/missing out on all of the delicious treats which only made me crave them more but with Janet’s help, I no longer see it as deprivation – I actually just don’t even want these things in the first place. The challenge also introduced me to my new favourite concept “Whole Foods vs Soul Foods” and helped me to be a bit kinder to myself and actually allow me to ENJOY life.

Janet offered awesome support, was knowledgeable and made the changes WORK for me. The workouts were challenging as all hell but boy did they help and helped with building that mental strength to transfer to all aspects of food/exercise/life. The weekly topics helped to focus me and put fairly normal concepts into a way that made you think “this really isn’t that hard, why aren’t I just doing it”. 

I have never really been one for training as part of a group but the 4 Week Challenge really delivers. I would absolutely recommend it for anyone willing to put in the work and looking for that extra bit of a push to recalibrate.

L4 Week Pre-Xmas Challenge

I signed up for the 29 Day New Year New Body Program to start the year with a positive focus. I was feeling sluggish and out of shape having not seriously exercised for over 12 months. The information, structure, positivity and personal attention was what I needed to get me on track.

Training sessions with Janet always pushed me beyond my comfort level but with the support of Janet and the other ladies my ability, strength and confidence was increasing.

The clean eating information provided at the start of the program had plenty of variety and some great new alternatives to my not-so-healthy usual options. Along the way the group also offered their own clean

options and variations (both recipes and samples!) to add to the eating plan. I never felt hungry or that I was missing out and still lost 5kg on the program.

Each week Janet provided some great advice to help guide our thinking to make good choices, being positive and kind to ourselves, staying on track and how to stay focussed when the program was over.

Overall this is was a fantastic program! I am stronger and fitter than

before and I feel better from eating a cleaner diet. Importantly what I have learnt from the program will help me make better choices in the

future.

Mandy29 Day New Year New You Program

Having not run a single kilometre in more than 7 years following three ankle operations and two babies, I signed up to Achieving You’s 6 Week Running Program with much trepidation and nervous anticipation. However, the program was paced for all types and fitness levels, and I never felt out or place or that I was too slow to participate. The group was full of lovely encouraging normal people (non-marathon types!), and Janet designed sessions that were interesting and challenging. Over the course of the program I went from running 3 kms to 8 kms, improved my pace and technique, lost weight and gained fitness, as well as reinvigorated my motivation to run as a regular part of my training routine.

Bec Landon 6 Week running program

I loved the 29 day program!

Such a great bunch of supportive and hilarious women.

I decided to get involved because of some unhelpful

eating patterns that were leaving me frequently

exhausted and unmotivated.  The things that worked for me when I was younger were no longer working (the joys of middle age!).

I have successfully changed my most unhelpful habits (chips and wine on a daily basis) and lost enough weight to be able to get back into some of my favourite clothes! Winning!

Thanks Janet for all your support and for sharing your knowledge!

Tania29 Day New Year New You Program

8 WEEK NEW YEAR NEW YOU PROGRAM

What is it? Well it’s our kick start the year kick you into gear challenge that covers creating new habits, changing / breaking the not so helpful habits, eating clean but with simple wholefoods, having fun while exercising, keeping you accountable AND achieving your goal.

This challenge is one of the best because it gives you a simple to follow but super effective meal plan to follow with loads of recipes to choose from (suitable for vegetarians and vegans), a 3 day juice detox (if you want it) 16 sessions over the 8 weeks

You get into a super supportive space with great like minded people and a trainer who is heavily invested in you and your health goals that you will wonder how you haven’t joined this program before.

What are the facebook live events about? Each week we cover a new topic for discussion eg: the benefits of water for weight loss, which supplements help you sleep better, how does sleep play a role in weight loss, and more!

Each session will be a solid 60min but it’s all at your own level, so if you are new to exercise the session is catered for you. Everyone gets a “personal training” feel in a group atmosphere. Your goals, limitations and physical level are all taken into account with each session.

Start: 3 February

Finish: 28 March

Session times: (choose 2) Monday 5am / Wednesday 7pm / Saturday 6am

Trainer: Janet for Monday and Wednesday. Jemma / Kerri for Saturday

Upgrade to all 3 sessions for an extra $40!

Facebook live info sessions: Thursday 730pm

Location:  AY studio – 3/56 Millway St Kedron

Sign up: janet@achievingyou.com.au

8 WEEK RUNNING PROGRAM

The running community is growing with more and more people excited about the fun, outdoor exercise that gets real results. This program gives you a personalized 8 week running program, plus guest speakers on running technique, nutrition and hydration. You will also receive bonus running info and quality sessions to get you over the line for the 5km, 10km or 21.1km goal.

This program will give you the all rounded program covering running strength and fitness you need to run injury free and enjoy it the whole way.

Date: Starts 30 March

Location: AY Studio

Trainer: Janet

Duration: 8 weeks

Sign up: janet@achievingyou.com.au

Want to know more?

Interested in a trial at our Kedron studio?

Contact Janet: 0427 167 288