Words by Rachel Vincent, Recognised Lifestyle, Food & Health Coach
Hi it's Rachel Vincent, director of Skipit Fitness, I'm super excited about sharing my message of less is more. Virgin Active Health Clubs love it, running Skipit classes 4 times a week, Fit Fix Personal training clients also love it and they are just two groups using the course in two very different ways to create time effective 30minute training sessions for their peeps.
No more long workouts, yes Skipit will get your clients great results in less time. Now with Cadence Health and Skipit Fitness joining forces you my fellow instructors can teach your clients the series of moves to enhance and tone each of the major muscle groups, in less time!
The idea of Skipit Fitness began when commitments to work and family diminished my time for regular exercise. Skipit Fitness was born after I had my third bub. I kissed my corporate professional life goodbye and went back to the fitness and wellness industry that I had started in way back in 1992.
A 20 minute Skipit Fitness workout with the weighted rope was equivalent to a 6km run with significantly lower impact. Skipping can form part of a larger workout but with the course technique and moves, it has become a class that gets results all on its own.
“My passion was running but it’s not the most time friendly of exercise activities. After quite a lot of trialling mainly due to rope quality, until I designed my own, I found skipping was the best option when you’re time poor and need all weather, no babysitter fitness,”
“I noticed the sharp increase in my cardio level but what was interesting was the number of strangers asking me what I did to have such a toned body. I realised the potential was there to take it one step further.”
"The results I achieved were motivation to write a program for instructors and formulate a 30 minute Skipit class for gyms as another alternative to the Les Mills Choreographed classes such as Body Combat, Body Pump or Spin classes.
Fitness Australia approved the Instructor Skipit program as an online program and/or a one - day tutorial and assessment course with accreditation for six Continuing Education Credits (CECs). The online course is fun and again time effective way of getting accredited.
“Working and juggling a busy life and trying to keep fit at the same time is a big task for anyone looking to stay in shape. When time is a factor, Skipit is the answer.”
Anyone can do the course but to teach others you must have Certificate III and Senior First Aid. If you want to make a start you can read more and enrol here, or just contact the office on 02 9400 9759 or email admin.