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Get The Edge Workshops are held currently in QLD, Victoria, NSW, SA. For all enquiries contact Maria 0417 055 922 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org
I just wanted to thank you SO MUCH for sharing your knowledge and doing such a fantastic job at the get the edge workshop Penrith last month. It has honestly made such a difference to me. I walked away inspired, informed and with a sense of comfort. I was comforted by the genuine people that I found I was surrounded by. I am new to the bodybuilding / figure comp scene and really didn't know what to expect. I have come to acknowledge that bodybuilding as a sport is not respected as much as it should be. You made me feel that I was in the right place and I have read and re: read the workshop guidelines book from back to front and am very greatfull for the effort you have gone to in putting it together.What a wonderful resource!
Meeting Lindy and the rest of your crew was so uplifting. I am still buzzing and just wanted you to know how much it has helped me in my journey!
Thanks again Maria, You are a gem! Eleisha
Rena wrote: "Thank you Lindy, Maria, Vicki and the fabulous posing guys for giving up your time to present this amazing workshop. There is so much I could say about today, but I'll try to be succinct: informative, inspiring, honest, emotional, fun, new friendships, graceful (that's you Vicki), powerful. To anyone thinking of competing or even to learn more about nutrition and fitness, you'll get so much from this workshop and quite probably make new friends on the day!
Laura wrote: "Wooooooooowwwwwww!!!!!! Totally pumping day!!!! Today's team was so amazing and motivating!!! I cant thank Lindy, Maria, Vicki, David & Aaron enough.... I've come away from today with even more motivation and so much knowledge about the realities of dieting. That the idea of getting into the best shape of your life doesn't mean you need to suffer! Thank you.... And another thank you to everyone for sharing their stories.... Loved hearing every single one of them...:))) see you all up there! :)) xx"
Thanks for running the workshop on Saturday, I really got a lot out of it.
Meeting all the presenters was wonderful as I've not had a lot of exposure to people in the industry yet, which has made obtaining information a little difficult.
I do quite often get the feeling people in general do not appreciate just how much effort is going into my training, they think I'm just a gym bunny, not realising I struggle with my weight and work my behind off every single day, so seeing that all the people there understand that battle, and hard work made me feel like I was joining part of a community that bands together.
Lindy is just beautiful, previously just a face in the magazines, it was so nice to meet her and realise she is a very hard worker, balancing work, home life and training, just like everyone else, all the same time as being a down to earth genuinely nice, open, helpful person.
All the other people were wonderful as well. I must admit I went straight home to practice my posing so I dint forget all of what Karen showed me, It was fun and hard work as expected.
Anyway thanks again for a great day.
I am also hoping you can send me a list of a few posing coaches that I can get some help from. It would be helpful if they were in the Western suburbs, but a few other names would also be appreciated if there are not many over my way.
Thank you for your update emails and for making me as part of the mailing list; I do enjoy receiving them!
This email today prompted me to write to you and thank you for the Get the Edge workshop last weekend – I had the time of my life!! Myself and my friend walked away buzzing out of our brain – we were so motivated and wanted to compete then and there!!
It was AMAZING to meet Lindy in the flesh; she has an amazing aura that is so infectious. And to be in the room with so many other’s who live and breathe the sport was something I’ve never been exposed to but loved every minute of it. You did a wonderful job of putting it all together and keeping the flow of the day moving. Anyway, I just wasn’t sure if you here this a lot but it was really a life changing moment for me (I know this sounds corny but it really is how I feel). Originally when I decided to go I was unsure how I’d feel about it, competing was only something I was vaguely thinking of, however now I am confident that this is what I want to persue for the long term.
Thank you Maria.
Get The Edge Pre-Competition Workshop Update Written By Lindy Olsen www.lindyolsen.com
It was so great to see so many future champions at the workshop on Saturday 15th at the Musashi Performance Centre in Notting Hill. We were very lucky to have industry specialists, like Maria McCarter (ANB Vic promoter), Lindy Olsen Pro Figure and Fitness Model and 5 x Natural World Champion, Vicki Arief (choregrapher and posing coach), Greg Dolman (Master Trainer and Lindy's personal coach) amongst other special guests sharing their knowledge, passion and dedication to this lifestyle of ours that we all love so much. The workshops are there for ANYONE from ANY federation who wants to get an insight into the life, training and nutrition of what it takes to get into the best shape of your life and KEEP it! Even those who don't want to compete went away with so many tips and tricks to help them achieve the body they've only ever dreamed of. Everyone who attended contributed so freely and I was overwhelmed by everyones stories of tears and triumphs, I'm sure the best is yet to come from many of these fantastic people.
I for one had sore abs and a sore jaw from so many laughs and I must say that the more we continue to hold these workshops, the more inspired I am by everyday people who want to make a difference in this world of ours.
Special thanks must go to our awesome guests, Tony Haranas and Aaron Braithwaite for all their support.
So looking forward to the next one in Sydney on the 19th Feb!
Hope to see you all there!
I just wanted to thankyou for yesterday..what a great day at the workshop, and the rest of the team!!!
Its been 8months of letting my emotions over take and binge eat:( (its like I became addicted to food) And when you shared your story and started talking about your first comp and getting on stage...it took me back to mine, and made me remember that feeling..my god I have never felt so high in my life running off that stage with a trophy!
It didn't matter what place it had written on the front of it, I had never had one in my life before and the overwhelming feeling of the highest happiness I have even felt to this day!!! And u took me back
there yesterday and made me wake up and think what the heck have I done to my body (as I have put on 12+kg's) long story short I have my motivation back:) and I AM going to do it and will get back up on stage this year. And I guess I just wanted to thank you so, so much for trigging that spirit in me once again.
Hi Lindy it`s Mandy Marni Guy`s freind from body and soul i attended the work shop yesterday.I have come away feeling completely excited and confident and your story was so inspiring, it has made me feel like i can achieve!!!THANKYOU SO MUCH!!!
I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for the Melbourne workshop a few weeks ago. It was by far the most inspiring day I have had (easily pleased I know). I just couldn't believe how down to earth and helpful everyone is. and SOOOOOOOOOOO knowledgable. I will truly treasure the day and definately be attending in the future. - Natalie
“I also wanted to thank you for putting on such a great workshop earlier this month. I thoroughly enjoyed it & both Craig (my trainer) and I got so much out of it. We both left at the end of the day pumped up and so excited!” – Carla
“Great workshop on Saturday. It was well worth the effort as I picked up a ton of knowledge regarding Body Building and supplements. The guest speakers were all really switched on and got there point across in a nice relaxed manner.” – Bruce. Gym Owner.
Myself and my husband Darrell attended your Workshop yesterday and we would just like to say a big thank you for the experience. We really enjoyed the day and felt we took away alot of good info which will hopefully be put to good use as I am competing for the first time on Sept 19th Central Coast. We also just wanted to say how comfortable yourself, Lindy and the other speakers made us feel on the day, you are all a credit to Natural Body Building. I am a bit apprehensive about competing as I dont really have much confidence, but after coming to your workshop and meeting you all I feel a little more at ease. We are really looking forward to your next workshop in a months time, I really need to practice my posing so hopefully we can do a bit more of that.
Thanks again, it was great!!
Amanda and Darrell Price
I attended a pre-competition workshop last Saturday. These are run regularly by the ANB all over Australia. For those not familiar with this workshop - it was an experience I will never forget. I met so many amazing people, all like-minded, all determined, all with a story and an experience to share. I met champions, judges, trainers,... future competitors... I would recommend this workshop to absolutely everyone! I walked out of there so motivated, so inspired - this week, my competition coach was blown away with my training - I put absolutely everything I had into every single rep!! I trained harder than ever before and will continue to do so because now more than ever I believe in myself and I believe I too can be a champion! Thank you ANB - Thank you Maria, Lindy, Vicki, Bruce, Aaron, Jo, Jodie and all the other incredible, incredible individuals I met on the day xx