Wonderful People of Sydney, we, at Muscle Medicine in Double Bay, are working to create an amazing community for people to exercise and move more who may have injuries or past injuries, who just don’t feel comfortable in a big gym. So in July, we will be trialling some classes suitable for all ages and levels!
Each class will have a maximum of 6 people, so you will be in very safe hands!
To book in click here
We are looking to have the full timetable up and running in September, so if there is anything you’d like to come and try please let us know!
Hope to see you soon!
Since moving to Sydney 3 years ago I have been lucky enough to meet some wonderful people who share my passion for Functional Movement and a holistic approach to training clients to ensure we build people up for longevity and quality of life whilst reaching their goals.
One of these amazing people is Coby du Preeze, an incredible Remedial Massage Therapist. Coby was attending one of my classes and I loved his positive energy and the fact he didn’t stop smiling the entire time! Afterwards, we had a chat and he asked me about my ribs, I’d had Pneumonia when I was 3 and my ribs are deformed on that side, after having a few sessions with Coby my entire Ribcage felt better and I still see him now for maintenance.
When Coby and his incredible wife Danni decided to open a space I jumped at the chance to work with these fantastic people and I am delighted to say that Muscle Medicine in Double Bay is now open!
I will be running some small group classes which will be announced shortly and continuing to work with Personal Training and Kinesiology clients from this beautiful, light, open and functional space Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 6am-12pm.
For a complimentary assessment or for more information please call me on 0401 232 413 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a wonderful day!
I am really excited to announce that on Tuesday 11th June I will be running mobility classes at Fitness First Spring Street in Bondi Junction.
We will start with two classes:
7 am and 10 am Tuesday 11th ongoing each week
The classes are for all ages and levels. The classes will follow a 4-week plan that will be adapted for each individual dependant on needs. With a new program every 4 weeks. Our goals:
- Improve Mobility And Total Body Movement
- Improve Strength
- Feel Better For Daily Life
“Aimie specialises in a holistic approach to movement and over the past 15 years has worked with clients ranging from Hollywood Stuntmen and professional sports people needing rehab and programs to support their intense workloads to seniors who have done little to no exercise previously – and everyone in-between.”
These classes are perfect for anyone who wants to move and feel better! Spaces are limited, so get in touch to book your spot!
Wow, I was delighted when I was asked to have an interview with Muscle Medicine, here is the finished article… Thanks for having me Danni du Preeze! x x
Fitness & Business Dynamo
Updated: May 7
This week our featured client is Aimie Smith-Dodson a fitness, movement and pole dancing dynamo. Aimie runs a number of fitness and wellness businesses as well as being a part-time pole dancer – what can’t this girl do?
Aimie has been training clients for 14 years to help them reach their goals of making them feel fantastic in their lives and supporting them in their functional movement to live the best lives they can.
How did you start your fitness career?
I started as a PT and Pilates Instructor but I was frustrated by the time it took for clients to see positive change. I was then introduced in 2010 to Faster Global and signed up to education in Functional Sports Performance and Functional Therapy – this is where we look at how clients move and work on building balance where needed and train the body for variety with a strong focus on a positive movement experience. If you enjoy how you exercise and it feels good to your body you want to do it again and you get to feel open, relaxed and strong! The aim is that we provide a program that challenges the body enough and then keep changing it on a regular basis the body becomes very adaptable and strong across multiple situations. My favourite story is my Nan, who I started training at 72, she couldn’t walk to her car without having to stop for breath and had lost the ability to put her own shoes and socks on. We eased her into movement and within 1 year she had her own home gym she used daily, trained with me once a week and attended my classes (running circles around people a third of her age) had lost 15 kg, could put her own shoes on, was pain free and walked 30 minutes into town with ease. The last 8 years of her life were her healthiest and happiest. I want everyone to enjoy their lives for as long as possible as she did!
My business now consists of a number of fitness aligned businesses – Personal Trainer, Movement Coach, Yoga Instructor, Pilates Instructor, Kinesiologist (The Emotion Code and The Body Code), Nourish with Aimie, recipe book author and food workshops as well as owner of My Beautiful Bottle which raises money for Gardens for Health International, supporting families in Rwanda to grow their own food. Authors note: WOW! Aimie is a powerhouse what can’t this girl do?.
Why are health and fitness so important to you?
From the age of 6, I was very overweight and most of my childhood was spent feeling self-conscious, unfit and being picked last for sporting events. At the age of 16, I started yoga and joined a gym and this became like a family to me. They believed in me and helped me reach my goal to lose 30kg. They pushed me and supported me in finding new ways to move and challenge my body. They also encouraged me to become a trainer myself.
So now 17 years on I continue to find new ways to move and challenge my body and mind to stay excited by daily movement and exercise. I chose Pole because it scared me and what better thing to do than taking on a challenge that takes you to a new standard of understanding in movement which has a huge positive impact in my work and takes me way outside my comfort zone. It reminded me of what it is to be a beginner again, which helps me help my clients.
What does your average week look like?
Mondays to Fridays I start work at 5 or 6 am taking classes or private sessions – I schedule some pole lessons each week for myself to ensure I practice regularly, on the commute I practice breathing exercises or listen to audiobooks. Tuesdays and Thursday’s are big day’s that I love with coaching from 6 am – 7 pm with a bit of a break for me to train around lunch, one of the things I love most about movement is you don’t have to kill yourself training, good, consistent movement will get you fantastic results! On Wednesday’s I teach yoga and take advantage of that to work on my splits for Pole, while I’m nice and open. I split myself between the Double Bay Studio and Spring Street Fitness First. I spend quite a bit of time writing programs for my clients and playing with new ways of moving. I’m a firm believer you don’t have to do anything you hate, there are so many ways to exercise and move we are not limited to burpees, although if you love burpees, I’ve got tons or variations you’ll enjoy!
Saturdays I do a couple of PT sessions and spend another 2-3 hours of Pole.
Finally, I get to spend some time with my husband, we love movies, walking around this beautiful city and finding great food!
This year I will also be running courses for Faster Global as their Head of Education for Australia for Personal Trainers to help them deepen their understanding of movement.
How has Muscle Medicine assisted you?
I train Coby and since meeting him he’s assisted me with a childhood injury I have. I suffered from phenomena which caused me issues with my ribs. Coby provides me with movement and exercises that release my ribs. He’s also been able to help direct me with a number of my clients. We discuss their requirements and how movement and soft tissue therapy can assist them in achieving their goals?
Coby is my go-to person for myself and my clients when our bodies are not quite right as well as maintenance. What I love most about working with Coby is his hands-on approach and how he integrates movement to assist people. He provides us with direction to work on between sessions driving superior results.
If you would like to get in touch with Aimie to assist you with your own training program you can find her at Spring Street Fitness First in Bondi Junction and her Studio in Double Bay or get in touch with her at email@example.com | 0401 232 413 | www.aimiesmithpt.com | IG – @aimie_nourish
Over the past 3 years, I’ve been using The Emotion Code on myself, my friends and family and amazing clients after spending years and years searching for answers to my own symptoms and issues my clients, family and friends were facing.
To begin with, I was sceptical, coming from a very science-based functional movement background I found it challenging to get my head around, but as results kept showing positive change I was totally blown away! I use The Emotion Code on a daily basis on myself and my clients. It, just like exercise, meditation and good nutrition is something I see as essential for me, my family, friends and clients to feel good every day.
The chart attached shows 60 emotions that can become trapped in the body and can cause a change in emotional state, physical pain and many other symptoms. These emotions are very simple and easy to find and release.
As an Emotion Code Practitioner, I have used this with clients to help the body heal itself from headaches, sciatica, knee pain, heel pain, shoulder pain, neck pain and misalignment, anxiety, coughs, IBS, and even helping people to easily quit addictions like smoking, overeating and much more.
You see when it comes to health goals or any goal we have in life a big thing that stops many of us from easily succeeding is our emotional state and beliefs about ourselves and the world around us.
Health is so much more than just looking good, we need to move every day and eat nourishing foods and drink plenty of water, and have a purpose, yet there are people who do all these things and still don’t feel well, or healthy or energetic or get the results they want.
For me, The Emotion Code has been a massive tool to help people feel better and achieve their goals.
If you’d like any more information or a complimentary 20-minute consultation please get in touch via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a beautiful day and I wish you all the best of health!
Aimie x x x
Today I want to share with you some interesting information about our awesome lungs… in Chinese medicine each organ and gland are lovely naked with different emotions, the lungs are linked with grief, rejection, sadness, sorrow and self-abuse (you can see all the emotions on the next slide) When my Nan passed away my Dad, Grandad and myself all had coughs that lasted 8-12 weeks.
The lungs are linked with the deltoid (shoulder) muscles, Coracobrachialis (tiny muscle in the shoulder)muscle and the Serratus Anterior (muscles around the rib cage) muscles.
When we have emotions that become trapped in the body or not fully expressed, our health can suffer, our muscles might be tight or may be prone to injury or discomfort.
Using the Emotion Code and Body Code we are able to use applied Kinesiology testing to find and easily release these trapped emotions, allowing the body to heal itself.
My first experience of this was about 3 years ago, I had a locked jaw for 2 weeks and nothing I had tried was helping. Until I had a Bodycode session, among other things I had trapped emotions in my left lung, which when released gave instant relief to my jaw, the pain melted away and I could move my mouth easily again. From that day on I was obsessed with using the Emotion Code and Body Code to help my personal training clients to become totally pain-free!
I’ll continue to post more information for you guys as this has been a life-changing addition to what I am able to do with my clients, family and friends to help them feel better and live!
When looking at the lungs I have to talk to you about the benefits of breath work. When we are under pressure or stress, our breath becomes shallow and we are unable to fully fill our lungs with oxygen which is the most important thing for our bodies! I’ll post a few different ways to help with breath work this week, my favourites are alternate nostril breathing and square breathing, looking forward to sharing this with you!
Have a beautiful day and keep breathing!! x x x
Wow, what a week! I am constantly impressed with how well The Emotion Code and Body Code works with clients, this week I had a session with my lovely Nan, who had been experiencing pain in her face for a few weeks, in just 20 minutes we had released 73% of the underlying imbalances that were contributing to this pain and it had disappeared!
In The Body Code System, it took us straight to the 2 temporal bones in my Nan’s head that were unhappy, we released the appropriate emotions and hey presto, the pain was gone! This week we will just finish releasing the leftover 27% of imbalances, to reduce any risk of it returning.
For more info please check out http://aimiesmithpt.com/the-emotion-code/
Here are the first 25 minutes of The E-motion Movie, I hope you enjoy!
Nearly 4 years ago I watched this documentary and I felt so excited to be able to help the handful of clients who really suffered from pain, that we hadn’t resolved with movement. Two and a half years ago I became an Emotion Code Practitioner and have used this with so many of my personal training clients and, friends, family and Emotion code clients and the results have been truly amazing!
Getting rid of Sciatica, Migraines, chest pain, shoulder stiffness, IBS, helping people lose weight, 7 years of knee pain gone in one session, the results are fantastic!
I’d definitely recommend watching this movie to learn more!
If you’d like a session please get in touch and we can get you booked in!
Have a beautiful day! x x x
On 9th May I had an Emotion Code session with one of my lovely clients and she told me she had just been feeling really down for the past few weeks, had no energy, no get up and go, had a headache that had been there for a week or so, legs were aching, and just felt drained all the time and this had been going on for weeks and she needed some help.
So we simply asked her subconscious if there were any trapped emotions causing the symptoms, there were, so we started releasing…
Firstly, there was a positive statement that was inhibited from being true because of some trapped emotions, the statement we needed to make true for my client was ‘I am worthy of Happiness’ this was untrue for her at that moment because the energy of old trapped emotions were getting in the way, her body was stuck in the past.
So we got to work… We will call my client Angela today, so Angela’s trapped emotions that came up to be released were predominantly in her Thymus gland and were mainly the emotion of ‘overwhelm ‘ and feeling ‘unworthy’, which she knew well. We released 40 emotions in total and the statement ‘I am worthy of Happiness’ then tested as true for her.
We also asked what percentage of underlying imbalances we had released in that session and we had shifted 34% of the total emotional cause, which let us know that 2 more sessions should do the trick.
Angela said she felt a little bit better and we booked her in for her second session two days later.
When Angela answered my call on Friday, our second session, she sounded like a weight had been lifted! She told me that she had felt progressively better and better after our session and the pain had gone and she had been excited to get back to her gardening. When I asked specifically what felt different her answer took me pleasantly by surprise, she said,’my whole being just feels better’ we continued to release the next batch of emotions and she was eager to get going with her day, a total shift from 2 days ago.
We completed Angela’s 3rd session on Monday and she felt incredible, she had a great weekend and felt like herself again, positive, uplifted and looking forward to the future!
Angela said ‘Aimie you are a little miracle worker, I feel so much better!!! Yesterday felt a lot better and today even better than that, my whole being just feels better’
I feel so lucky to have found this amazing tool and that I’m able to help all these incredible people to live a life that feels as good as possible!
If you would like any more info on releasing emotions please click this link EMOTION CODE and to book a session simply email me at email@example.com
Wishing you all a beautiful day and the ability to see all the potential around you!
Love Aimie x x x
Today I want to share with you one of my own experiences using the Body Code and Abundance code on myself…
This week I’d been feeling like I was rocking life, I was getting everything I wanted to do done and more! My own exercise is fantastic and I’ve started a new course and I felt like nothing could shake me, I was unstoppable….
Until I had an interaction with someone that bought up these horrible feelings of tightness in my chest, head and jaw, breathing felt harder and like I couldn’t get a full breath, I felt really lonely all of a sudden and like I had done something wrong, which then bought up sadness, I felt unworthy of my goals, like ‘who I am to do this’, my face dropped, my chest fell and my stomach felt full of acid. I was shocked by the complete 180 I was experiencing! How could I have felt on top of the world 5 minutes before?
Light bulb moment…. Of course!!! Trapped Emotions!!!!
So I grabbed my laptop and got to work releasing (to find out more about the emotion code click here http://aimiesmithpt.com/the-emotion-code/ )and these were the things I had to work on…
I had some beliefs that were limiting that needed shifting and getting rid of and some positive beliefs missing…
I am worthy of happiness – this was being inhibited of being true by trapped emotions of feeling ‘forlorn’, a deep sadness at age 16, so I released the emotions getting in the way and felt a slight ease in my body!
I can’t have what I want – was linked to trapped emotions of shame and jealousy at age 19 (I knew exactly what those emotions were linked to) so released them and the statement was no longer true for my subconscious.
I am worthy of receiving the fruits of my efforts – this was untrue for my subconscious, our internal hard drive which governs everything we do, but was quickly turned around by releasing guilt trapped in my gallbladder. One very interesting point is that the gallbladder is linked with nausea which I had been feeling on and off for a few weeks.
I’m not good enough – was linked to the emotion overwhelm, through working with people on a daily basis for the past two years releasing emotions this is undoubtedly the one emotion that comes up most!
Nothing works out for me – was linked with feeling lost at 16 and over joy at 16, with this overjoy, I remember something happening that made me feel that life was going to be amazing, then I lost it very quickly afterwards, which completely linked with the belief that Nothing works out for me. That one incident totally changed the course of my life, It gave me huge motivation to go to the gym and get fit and to never be in that situation again, it had a very positive outcome that was driven by loss. Not all emotions are bad, we just don’t need the pain from the baggage of our past driving our future!
I can’t communicate – this came up and felt so true with the situation that triggered the physical and emotional response I was feeling. Again, I simply released the underlaying imbalance and felt so much more relaxed and like I could breathe again.
It is safe to be visible – This really struck a chord, so again, got rid of it! *Sigh of relief!
I will never get what I want – This was the final belief, after releasing more trapped emotions of ‘lost’ this one was also no longer true by the end.
I’d released everything! My body felt calm, I could breathe, the tension had gone and I felt really thankful that I had been able to release these blockages that were inhibiting me from doing the things I really want to spend my time doing! I know from years of experience that normally this would’ve knocked me off track for a day or two, I would’ve isolated myself a little, I would’ve read or researched anything health related, but would’ve felt wounded. After releasing these emotions and beliefs I felt unstoppable, grabbed my trainers and went for a wonderful run where I felt so strong and tall and fast in my body! I was delighted!
If you would like to book in for an Emotional Release Session (Emotion Code) just email me on firstname.lastname@example.org or call me on +61 401 232 413 and we will get you booked in!
Have a beautiful day and wishing you health and happiness!