What is Functional Training?

Exercise that represents movements that we undertake in everyday life and supporting exercises to help you move better day to day is Functional Training.

At The Real Body Movement we look at clients’ movement dysfunctions and create a program, along with systemized improvement methods to help you move better in a more natural and functional way. Our training offers realistic optimism to living pain-free and without medication.

Matt Keable (@mattyk0)

SPECIALTY / AREA OF FOCUS
Rehab through strength training

QUALIFICATIONS / EXPERIENCE

  • Level 1 Animal Flow Instructor
  • Rehab Essentials – Rehab Trainer 2019
  • RehabFX – Rehab Trainer 2017
  • The Help Experience Chill & Breath Workshop
  • The Help Experience Power of Breath Workshop
  • Advanced Kettlebells – FTI
  • Coaching Greatness with Martin Rooney November 2018
  • RumbleFit
  • Certificate III & IV in Fitness – College of Health & Fitness

BACKGROUND

Three (3) years ago when I was told I needed a double fusion on my spine after an accident during a Jiu Jitsu take down, I found a new path after the dark hole I was in post-accident with the potential double fusion on the spine looming. I dodged a flying bullet, got myself up and moving and went on to complete my RehabFX qualification with The Rehab Trainer purely for my own education to help me find answers to relieve pain and help me return to riding my motorcycle a normal’ish life. Without any qualifications in training this course was groundbreaking for me and changed my life completely. I had trained in a gym for 5 years prior to this after I sought a healthy lifestyle to help me quit smoking, after a doctor told me there was an 80% chance my kids would smoke if I continued. I had trained on and off over many years but never really took it too seriously. My nickname in my younger years was Fatty as I really liked meat pie burgers and KFC… not kidding! After completing my RehabFX Certification I went on to study Cert III & IV in Fitness so I could go on to help change other people’s lives too. Later that year my wife Fi & I created The Real Body Movement concept, values and studio. We could share our passion with others… I’ve gone on to do further education in Rehab and Animal Flow (ground-based training) and am continually learning and exploring new methods of training to keep training fun, interesting and effective. We have fun in our studio, talk a bit of smack and get the job done. Love this shit!

PHILOSOPHY

Become the strongest link in the evolution chain… Fit for my kids!

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP (BECAUSE WE ARE STILL BIG KIDS RIGHT)?

A Cowboy or Commando

Fiona Keable (@coach_fi_keabs)

SPECIALTY / AREA OF FOCUS
Animal Flow, Functional Training & Rehabilitation

QUALIFICATIONS / EXPERIENCE

  • Level 1 Animal Flow Instructor
  • Master Functional Trainer – Functional Training Institute (FTI) 2016 – 2019
  • The Help Experience Chill & Breath Workshop
  • The Help Experience Power of Breath Workshop
  • Rehab Essentials – Rehab Trainer 2019
  • RehabFX – Rehab Trainer 2017
  • Advanced Kettlebells – FTI 2016
  • Fundamentals of Mobility – FTI 2016
  • Battling Ropes and Powerbags Qualification – FTI 2017
  • Suspension Training Qualification – FTI 2017
  • Coaching Greatness with Martin Rooney November 2018
  • Punchfit Level 1
  • Certificate III & IV in Fitness – Academy of Fitness Business

BACKGROUND

My main motivation to become healthy and fit was when I had post-natal depression and needed help. It wasn’t something that came naturally, and I sure wasn’t a gym junkie. Over time my training became my medicine and I started to share training with my friends… I was then given the opportunity to run a 24/7 gym franchise and obtain my PT quals… this is where it took off. I loved sharing the benefits of exercise and movement with everyone. I was a happier mum when I trained. After doing my Kettlebells Level 1 & 2 with FTI I discovered a whole new world to training and the benefits of teaching the pillars of the functional training system, from that one course I’ve since become a qualified Rehab Trainer and Master Functional Trainer plus an Animal Flow Instructor. When Matt and I created The Real Body Movement we wanted to share the benefits of what we have gained from movement with others and from there became a whole meaning to training and coaching. I am passionate about helping people evolve through education and empowerment.

PHILOSOPHY

“Consistent Persistence”

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP (BECAUSE WE ARE STILL BIG KIDS RIGHT)?

A Ninja! Everyone wants to be a ninja, right?

Lori Hoffmann (@life.as.lori)

SPECIALTY / AREA OF FOCUS
Yoga, Functional Training

QUALIFICATIONS / EXPERIENCE

  • Vinyasa Yoga Level 1 (studying 200hr)
  • Certificate III Fitness (studying)
  • Journalism Bachelor, with love of all things marketing (not particularly relevant, but still interesting, right?!)
  • The Help Experience Chill & Breath Workshop
  • The Help Experience Power of Breath Workshop

BACKGROUND

Glandular fever kick started a major shift in my life.  Until I caught it, I’d always thrived on full throttle, but things came to a grinding halt when that fever developed into unrelenting tiredness and a prolonged battle with chronic fatigue.  For well over a year I couldn’t pursue life at the speed I liked (or any pace for that matter!); I couldn’t play sport, I couldn’t work, I couldn’t even make it through the day without several naps.  In looking for a gentle way to rebuild I discovered intention driven movement – something that strengthened body and mind together.  My interest in fitness and health was on a steep incline after that.

Much of my learning to date has stemmed from Fi’s training (since pre-RBM days!) and her and Matt’s approach to holistic wellness.  I don’t see myself as a ‘gym person’, and I’ll probably never have a love of cardio (basketball excepted).  I’m learning and growing (aren’t we all?) and I’m here to share that with you.  Because making space for ourselves while navigating the beautifully messy terrain of life is so much sweeter with the support of a tribe.

PHILOSOPHY

Balance Strength with Surrender

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP (BECAUSE WE ARE STILL BIG KIDS RIGHT)?

A mermaid.

Mackenzie (Kenz) Keable (@spartan_kenz)

SPECIALTY / AREA OF FOCUS
Animal Flow

QUALIFICATIONS / EXPERIENCE

  • Studying Cert III in Fitness through school-based traineeship
  • Martin Rooney (founder of Training for Warriors) Coaching Greatness 2018
  • Animal Flow Level 1 Instructor
  • The Help Experience Chill & Breath Workshop (Wim Hof Method blended with yogi breath practice and ice bath / cold water therapy experience).
  • The Help Experience Power of Breath Workshop
  • Work Experience with our mentor Tim Sunderland from True Technique & The Functional Training Institute (FTI Global)
  • 2019 – Ranked 6th in the World for Age 14-17 Spartan Athlete (competed at World Championships at Lake Tahoe September 2019)

BACKGROUND

Growing up I always loved being active and getting outside and I still do! I used to be a competitive swimmer, I lived and breathed chlorine. Now, my sport is Spartan Racing; I love that it challenges me, it gets me outdoors and is fun too. I love helping others move better, grow their comfort zone and learn to enjoy exercise – it’s not a chore, it’s a blessing!

PHILOSOPHY

Embrace the suck.

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP (BECAUSE WE ARE STILL BIG KIDS RIGHT)?

I’m 16… I AM a big kid!

Jo Godsall

SPECIALTY / AREA OF FOCUS
Functional Training

QUALIFICATIONS / EXPERIENCE

  • Master Functional Trainer – Functional Training Institute 2019
  • Coaching Greatness with Martin Rooney November 2018
  • RumbleFit
  • Certificate III & IV in Fitness – Fit College
  • The Help Experience Chill & Breath Workshop
  • The Help Experience Power of Breath Workshop

BACKGROUND

Up until a few years ago I had never really looked after my health and fitness. It wasn’t until I had my second daughter in 2016 that I decided to make my health a priority. I initially started training with Fiona (Co-Founder of The Real Body Movement) from my home as there was NO WAY in this world I was setting foot inside a gym to train, where in my mind people would judge the crap out of me! After a few months Fi eventually convinced me to train in the studio she was coaching her clients from at the time… I haven’t looked back since! I went on to study and complete my Cert III and IV in Fitness then on to study and train to become a Master Functional Trainer. I love how training makes me feel, inside and out.  I love how I have seen a change in my children, not just the fact that they love to “train” like Mummy but the mental change in my eldest daughter has been amazing, from an introverted and anxious child to a strong and independent little girl. I love the bonds I form with my clients and love helping them to achieve their goals. I believe that every single person has a right to have a safe space to train and to feel comfortable in that space without judgement.

PHILOSOPHY

Healthy Body Healthy Mind

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP (BECAUSE WE ARE STILL BIG KIDS RIGHT)?

Acrobat in the Circus! They are so strong; get to wear pretty costumes and they get to travel too!!!

Sharon Brown

SPECIALTY / AREA OF FOCUS
Supporting people through change and overcoming Trauma

QUALIFICATIONS / EXPERIENCE

  • Diploma of Counselling
  • Diploma of Primary Teaching
  • Masters in NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) & Hypnotherapy
  • Certificates in Kinesiology
  • Level II Reiki
  • Practitioner of Crystal Light Healing
  • Level I Bush Flower Essences Practitioner
  • Studying Certificate 3 in Fitness
  • Meditation Workshop
  • Breathwork Workshop
  • The Help Experience Chill & Breath Workshop
  • Deepak Chopra Seminar

BACKGROUND

My life experiences cross many territories – from being a Level 2 Gymnastics Coach and Judge for around 10 years; 20+ years in the Child Care Industry – spanning from Assistant to my own Management business to being a mother of 6 and Grandmother of 10 (at this stage).  My biggest challenge came in being a mother and wanting the best for my children.  When my middle daughter’s eczema got quite bad, I took her to see a kinesiologist – wow this open my eyes to a whole new world of possibilities for myself and my children.  It was then I studied Kinesiology and the path of spiritual and personal development exploded.  I took what courses I could and simply absorbed as much as I could in order to understand human behaviour and the reasons behind such behaviours.

PHILOSOPHY

BE the change – when we as adults make change to be a better version of ourselves, we give permission for our children to do the same.

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP (BECAUSE WE ARE STILL BIG KIDS RIGHT)?

Facebook said when you get to 50 you don’t have to grow up…  but while you’re asking… maybe a popstar or an astronaut, we can be anything we want to be.

OUR VISION

To educate our community to care for the one body they’ve been given through a holistic and realistic approach to training and lifestyle choices. With a holistic “real world” approach, our community will learn the skills needed to help navigate themselves towards a safer, more pain-free and less medicated lifestyle.  This influence will then promote to our future generations the same values and mindset to give them the tools to make good choices in life too. We want to share our ever-growing skillset with people so they can experience how good it feels physically and mentally to move safely, train hard and enjoy their time in our space.

Imagine a community where people are taught how to move well, live well and feel good.

The concept and reason behind the naming of our business

The importance of mobility and understanding how your body moves

CONTACT US

REAL BODY MOVEMENT

FUNCTIONAL TRAINING STUDIO

Shop 2a, 19 Tozer Street

Gympie QLD 4570

Mobile: 0407 838 120

Studio Hours

Monday - Friday 5.30am - 7pm

& Saturday 6am - 9am

PT Sessions By Appointment

Class Timetable

ABN: 48 150 511 260

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