Experience: the difference.
We’ve been helping people in Sydney get fit and healthy for more than twenty years. During this time, we have developed a unique and proven system to achieve comprehensive and lasting results. Combining the essence of fitness, strength, nutrition and relaxation, we guarantee you will start to feel better from the very first session.
Our training is based on 5 focal points that exist as common threads, linking every individual to their own personal level of optimum health and vitality. After a comprehensive initial assessment, we put together a program specifically for you, designed to maximize your power, shape, energy, breath and presence. From your first session we inform you of the exact range of foods that will enhance your natural shape, increase your energy and control your weight – the movements that are compatible with your body type and your goal – the patterns of breathing that balance your nervous system and harness your mental focus, allowing for complete relaxation.
Yoga is a fundamental system of becoming healthy and open in body and mind. Known as the science of self-realisation, its origins can be traced back over 5000 years. Our yoga classes are designed for beginners and people who have never tried yoga before, as well as advanced practitioners. By keeping the class sizes small and offering different versions of each of the poses to allow for each student’s individual needs, someone new to yoga can be stretching out next to someone who has been practicing for many years – and both are enjoying the challenge! RISE yoga classes range in style from dynamic and athletic to restorative and relaxing.
Our small group classes are inspired by traditional Pilates, ballet bar exercises and movement rehabilitation – using foam rollers, circles, hand weights, therabands and balls. One of the best things about Pilates is that it works so well for a wide range of people. Athletes and dancers love it, as do seniors, women rebounding from pregnancy and people who are at various stages of physical rehabilitation. This precise system of strengthening and stretching the whole body draws on inspiration from both eastern and western exercise regimes. It was developed by Joseph Pilates in the 1920s and was originally used as a rehabilitation program for prisoners of war.
RISE Bootcamp is unique. It’s all the body changing best bits of a bootcamp class without the unnecessary hardships. Life’s tough enough without being yelled at to do back breaking exercises in the freezing cold or scorching sun. We’ve dropped all that, but kept the;
then added, great music, sensible modifications and the “RISE Flow” which means we make every second count! If an exercise isn’t right for your current level of fitness or injury concern we’ll change it on the spot to give you an even better result. The best indoor and outdoor training class around!
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Welcome to Rise
Personal Training and Small Group Classes
RISE is a fresh approach to healthy living in Sydney, combining the essence of fitness, strength, nutrition and relaxation. Developed by the husband and wife team of John and Ruth Fell. It represents a culmination of 40 years combined experience in the health and fitness, pilates and yoga industries
RISE is a scientifically developed, systemised method of restoring the vitality and freedom of movement you were born with. It will improve your Power, enhance your Shape, increase your Energy, revitalise your Breath and refresh your Mind.
Our world-class trainers are nationally registered with Fitness Australia and possess full public liability and professional indemnity insurance.
Cardiovascular Training – Fat Burning
Our power training increases your cardiovascular fitness (the ability to transport oxygen and blood to the muscles) and fat oxidation rate (the ability to utilise fat as a fuel source), leaving you feeling fitter, leaner and healthier than you have in years. Remember, body fat is there to be used! It’s a storage system designed to keep your body warm, draw the toxins away from vital organs and most importantly be used as fuel when the body’s energy demands are not being met.
Any activity that quickens your pulse and deepens your breathing uses your cardiovascular system. The more you use it, the more powerful you become and the younger you’ll feel. So find a few different activities that you enjoy and do them regularly.
We offer fun, indoor and outdoor activities suitable for all ages and fitness levels.
Strength – Flexibility – Body Shaping
Our shape programs optimise your natural shape by combining an emphasis on joint stabilisation and alignment, with precise flowing movements, which strengthen and stretch your whole body. We recognise that every single person responds differently to any given exercise, so your program is individually tailored to suit your precise needs.
As you learn to focus your attention on each part of your body, cultivating an awareness of where it is in space and which muscles are working, you will begin to appreciate the difference between an exercise that is helping you and one that is hurting you. We offer a unique method of body shaping, involving elements of pilates, yoga, resistance, balance and flexibility training.
Healthy Eating – Enjoying Food
We recognise there is no single nutrition plan that works for everyone. Have you ever wondered why certain foods make you put on weight, while the same foods can have no adverse effect on your friend? What about the person who seems to be able to eat almost anything without putting on one kilogram? Why do high protein/low carb diets work for some people, while low fat/high carb diets work for others? The fact is we are as different on the inside as we are on the outside. From the shape of our internal organs to the rate at which we metabolise nutrients, our biochemical make up is unique, down to the very last cell.
Our personal training combines the timeless wisdom of ancient eastern cultures with the clear insights provided by modern western science to bring you a thoroughly unique system of healthy eating, guaranteed to increase your energy and improve your health.
Fine Tune Your Movements – Focus Your Thoughts
Our training system teaches you to breathe through your nose as often as you can. While not only preventing unnecessary dehydration, the air is filtered, warmed and humidified as it passes through the nasal passages. Because of the reduced intake area the breathing rate immediately slows, increasing parasympathetic tone and deepening the breath.
In this way, we ensure that you undergo the minimum amount of stress necessary to create a change in your body. Most people, when exercising hard enough to illicit an adaptation response, work far more muscles than are actually needed.
By using the breath as the limiting factor, our workouts ensure safe, effective results while maintaining the feel good element throughout the whole session.
Your Connection to the Universe
Our meditation will help you make changes without effort, struggle or denial. Every thought has a biochemical (emotional) effect in the body. A new thought activates certain pathways in the brain that has a particular effect on the cells of your body. Compared to the unconscious, repetitive thought patterns that most of us develop over a lifetime, the chemical (emotional) effect of a new thought is minimal – which explains why habits can be so hard to break.
Meditation can help you develop an awareness beyond thought – a state in which your old thinking no longer drives your chemistry to a place you don’t want to end up. It is a journey of self-discovery in which each person, in their own way, comes upon the realisation of the unquestionable unity of all things. While this awakening is not something that can be transferred from one person to another, the passion for it can be. That’s what we’d like to share with you.
“Full of light and fresh air”
The last thing you want when you’re exercising is to feel cooped up, be too hot or to not have enough fresh air. Our studio is situated above the water’s edge, with five separate doorways which allow the sea breeze and sunlight to bathe the space with natural light and air.
“A pleasant and uplifting place to be”
It is located in the historic Cooperage building which was built in 1901 as a place to manufacture barrels for storing rum. In 2006, the building was redeveloped into a unique and picturesque workplace where the historic meets the new.
“A space where exercise can be enjoyable”
We’ve designed it to feel more like a playground than a gym. Come and see for your self!
Nestled close to the ANZAC bridge in the heart of Jackson’s Landing, Pymront, we are surrounded by harbourside parks and sandstone staircases.
As a result, we can offer the best of both indoor and outdoor training.
On a beautiful autumn morning or spring afternoon you can be soaking up the sunshine in Urdhva Mukua Svanasana (Upward Facing Dog) or enjoying the sea breeze while you punch out twenty jab cross combos on the pads. During Summer and Winter as the conditions change, our climate controlled studio provides the perfect vantage point to retreat from the elements or watch an electrical storm roll in from the west.
Convenient access is provided by a car park at the rear of the building and light rail and bus stops just meters away. On the fringe of the CBD, Pyrmont is a peninsula (which means there’s no through traffic) so it has retained a quiet, village feel.
The first thing you’ll notice about our studio is that this is not a “gym”. There are no treadmills, no steppers, no seated machine weights or even a bench press. There are better ways to strengthen your muscles, get your heart pumping and move your body in a way that helps you look and feel fantastic.
Build a great foundation
We are corrective exercise specialists
We ensure that mobility limitations and stability issues are cleaned up using a combination of Yoga and Pilates apparatus (reformer, wunda chair, magic circles, blocks, etc) as well as corrective exercise equipment (foam rollers, massage balls, sticks, bands, tubing and more).
Achieve amazing results.
20yrs experience providing fun, effective workouts.
With the body open and stable, anything is possible. If you can dream it, we’ll help you do it. We have: Ropes, Rings, Weights, Kettlebells and so much more. Come and play!
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