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How we can help you cope with the stress of climate change

Friday, January 03, 2020

There’s no denying it, we are living in times of incredible change and uncertainty. Global warming is no longer an invisible theoretical future event. We are all experiencing exactly what the scientists predicted, with more extreme weather events including drought, fire, storms and floods – globally and especially in Australia. We are all acutely aware of the impact of drought on our rural communities,  and the devastating effects of uncontrollable bush fires. The toll on our wildlife is horrendous and may tip some populations to extinction. In the oceans we have witnessed widespread coral bleaching and reduced fish populations, the death of giant kelp forests and the heartbreaking images of starving polar bears on shrinking polar ice caps. Psychologists recognize climate change as the greatest health threat of the 21st century due to its direct effects on our physical and mental health.

That is a lot to come to terms with and can easily seem overwhelming. Many feel anxious, frightened, angry, pessimistic or guilty about this changing paradigm. You may be feeling overwhelmed by “doom gloom” and a natural response to that is to switch off from thinking about or acting upon the problem. However there are ways that we can change our thinking so that we make ourselves more resilient and open to change rather than feeling threatened by it. Remember, we are all in this together.

5 Tips that will help you cope when Climate Change gets you down:

1. Look after yourself. Maintain your regular routines of exercise, relaxation and do fun things that make you feel better. Take a break from the news (its designed to make you feel more anxious and insecure) and most of it does not affect your directly anyway.

2. Make connections. We are social animals. Seek out your friends and family so that you don’t feel alone. When we provide support and understanding for each other it makes us feel better equipped to deal with uncertainty and change.

3. Take action. Get involved in climate activism – being part of a community and take meaningful action. If street protests aren’t your thing get your friends, family and workmates talking and thinking about it.

4. Focus on what you can do. While we all still have to function and survive in the system and circumstances we have, we can all be mindful about our daily habits. Purchase sustainably produced products, avoid excessive plastic wrapping (definitely not needed for most fruits and veggies), reduce or eliminate meat consumption, drink tap water (not bottled). Switch to an energy efficient car or use public transport more.

5. Seek courage. To be brave we need to recognize and face our fears. None of us know what our future will look like. Acknowledge your feelings of despair and even grief over our loss of ecosystems, don’t just suppress negative thoughts. Remember, we are not doomed and the future is not hopeless. While extreme nihilism is destructive, we can build the courage to face uncertainty so that we can focus on what we need to do to adapt to the future we are now facing. Embrace the possibility of social and political change then act to make it happen.

What’s this got to do with Miss Fit? We are very aware of the positive powers of exercise, social connection, and the mental boost gained by mastering something new or to be pushed outside your comfort zone. Our classes appeal on a range of levels – acceptance, support and camaraderie, expert tuition and a structured curriculum to always provide you with new challenges. We nurture you to make you strong on the inside and the outside, to be resilient, brave and ready to face life’s challenges.

Why dancing makes you feel good. We all know it because we’ve all felt it. When we dance our brain releases endorphins – hormones that trigger feelings of comfort, fun, relaxation and power. Dancing with a class group allows us to feel connected in a shared experience which is a powerful trigger for mental health. As we move our muscles relax and built up tension releases. You finish the class on a fantastic high – the best feeling of all. Dancing has also been proven to improve memory – you are memorizing sequences and training your brain at the same time. It’s powerful therapy!

We now offer more dance and fitness classes than ever before! Ballet Barre, Bungee Dance, Lyrography, Pole Dance and FloorFlow classes.


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Book a full or part term if you’re not able to start in week 1.

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Discounts and Payment Options

Sometimes its difficult balancing a budget so at Miss Fit you have a range of payment options so you can always afford the best in boutique fitness. Book more than 1 class in the same term and save 30% off the second class. Discounted classes automatically appear when you book through our website.

Half now half later. If you prefer to spread your payments, you can secure your place in a class with a 50% deposit now, the balance payable in week 1. Send a note with your online booking if you are paying that way.

Pay As You Play – pay your term fees off  in fortnightly instalments using your credit card, a 5% admin fee applies. Contact us for the application form.

Studio memberships will be available in 2020, more details soon.


Dance in the air or on the floor

At Miss Fit you can swing, spin or float – you choose! Start from the floor in our Ballet Barre Fitness classes – enjoy a balanced whole body workout that will improve your posture, core and give you long lean lines. Daytime and evening classes at both Artarmon and Castle Hill.

Jacinta, the queen of creative chorie is back teaching her unique blend of hip hop, dance hall and contemporary styles in her sell out Dance classes at both Castle Hill and Artarmon. The king of sexy chorie AnDre and the mistress of sensual flow Carla will bring their unique styles to their popular Artarmon classes.

If you really want to fly, book Bungee! It is a high intensity workout quite different from anything you have tried before. You will master aerial star jumps, fly like superman, and float like mission impossible. Gain confidence with handstands and cartwheels with the harness supporting you. The possibilities are endless, and so is the fun factor!

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Try something new at Miss Fit!

At Miss Fit our motto is dare to be different. We want you to have the opportunity to challenge yourself and always to try something new. While we are specialists in pole and aerial fitness, we also bring new content to the studio every term.

Join Miss Fit in her new Fit Ball classes for a whole body workout unlike anything you have tried before. Using the exercise balls you be taken through solo and partnered sequences to improve your strength, balance and confidence. Have fun rolling off the balls until you master it! Ideal for those new to exercise or post-baby mums. Daytime classes at Artarmon and Castle Hill.

Get your 6 pack happening in our Abs n Ass classes – our pole instructors put on their PT hats and go for it! Enjoy that burn and reap the rewards.

We have more Aerial Yoga and Aerial Fitness classes than any other studio. Join our expert teaching team for the best floating experience in our comfortable stretchy hammocks. Unkink your spine in a delicious anti-gravity stretch and leave the studio on a high.

Always wanted to try pole dancing? Carpe Diem! We’ll have taster classes for beginners pole, sling and hoop classes prior to the start of our January term. Contact us and you’ll be flying in no time!


Miss Fit MakeOvers

Needing help getting your eating habits back on track? Want to drop a dress size or frustrated by not being able to lose weight? We are here to help!

When you join Miss Fit MakeOvers you are working with an expert dietitian who will prepare customized meal plans for you, mentor and support you to keep you on track. Select our Choose to Lose or VIP programs and you will have face to face consultations with a detailed assessment so you can measure your progress.

In addition you will be joining our friendly and non-judgemental group classes so you enjoy a mood-lifting workout while you train up your fab abs and toned legs.

Choose from Aerial Yoga, Aerial Fitness, Aerial Hoop, Bungee, Pole Dance, Pole Fitness, Ballet Barre and targeted conditioning classes – Fit Ball, Abs n Ass, and Bendy Babes stretch class.

For more info click on the link and then fill out the online form or call me on 0431 244 162