Nick May

I have always been fascinated by the human body and how someone could achieve the maximum result from their capabilities and what improvements can be made to further their gains.

Throughout my schooling life I played many sports, such as soccer, cricket, basketball, swimming, rugby league and touch football as well as spending a lot of my leisure time at rock climbing centres or at the beach with my Dad.

At age 15 I started going to gym recreationally, which I found to be thoroughly enjoyable. I took up break dancing and acrobatics shortly after which is where I learned a lot about body mechanics and how to really activate specific muscles to achieve impressive feats of explosivity.

This energetic and active behaviour found me looking for more which is when, at 18, I found Arakan Martial Art. Because of my history in break dancing and body mechanics, this martial art really clicked with me and I have been training consistently ever since. It was so exciting and so invigorating that I distinctly remember returning home after training one night and explaining to my parents what I had done in that lesson. My mum explained “You get so excited when you're talking about Arakan or going to the gym, why don't you look into doing something in the fitness industry instead of going to the mines for diesel fitting?” I immediately researched Personal Training courses, and the following year I was running my own business in Physical Development Coaching!

I have now been in the fitness industry since 2011 and have learned an incredible amount about how the body moves and what muscles activate when doing specific movement plus how to increase functionality and strength throughout, even after suffering a potential injury there is so much someone can do about it.

In the Optimum Movement Centre, I am able to share my knowledge and passion with people of all walks of life, whether it is to help them recover from an injury, or improve their fitness and performance, or if they are just looking to enjoy their training!

Belinda Fribence

I am enthusiastic and highly driven with a passion for injury prevention and rehabilitation.

I have been involved in track and field as a sprinter since I was five years old and was fortunate enough to set records, compete in high profile events and tour America.

I am an accredited Level 2 advanced sprint hurdle and relay coach. I have also had the privilege of managing the Queensland track and field team.

During this time, I have experienced quite a few injuries, some that put me out of action for a week and others for nearly two years.

It was only through intense physiotherapy I could run again and this was a pivotal moment that inspired me to pursue my studies as a physiotherapist with the goal of obtaining my Masters Degree in this field.

I find the body and its ability to heal given the right conditions incredible! I feel blessed to know I really can improve someone’s life through manipulation and strengthening and without the use of medication or invasive procedures!

Working with the specialised MedX equipment as well as functional training at The Optimum Movement Centre is a hand in glove fit for me and my training. I am passionate about helping people get the best results for injury and rehabilitation, right through to strengthening for professional athletes to get better performances naturally!

Blake Stegemann

From a very early age I was always quite active. I enjoyed the challenge I would gain from training as well as it being good for my mindset. At the age of 17 I started training at my parents’ home gym and finally joined a gym at the age of 18.

From all the different styles of training I have done over the years I have learnt so much about the human body. I began just training weights with my step-father and had a healthy obsession with putting on muscle. Years later the novelty of trying to be the biggest and strongest person in the room had worn off and I found myself taking a liking to functional training. I really like how it activates so many different muscle fibres all at once and is so beneficial in regards to long-term longevity of the human body.

In 2016 I found myself wanting more so I decided to get my qualifications to become a Personal Trainer so I could really utilise all of my skills I had learnt over time and help other people.

I’m always hungry to do more and learn more. I didn't want to be just ‘another personal trainer’ working in a gym anymore, so I decided to check out the Optimum Movement Centre. The thing I love about OMC is the fact it combines every aspect of movement into the one workout. It utilises top of the range MedX® equipment, designed specifically for injury prevention as-well as rehabilitation, with functional training which is what I specialise in. Every aspect of what the OMC does is based on creating a better, more complete functioning body and the culture behind the facility makes it an even better place to be. It was a perfect fit for me.

Train with me at the Optimum Movement Centre and I can guarantee you will have the healthiest functioning body imaginable and have a great time in the process.

Aida Jasmine

From a very young age I had suffered debilitating back and neck conditions; some hereditary and others caused by trauma.

Doctors and Surgeons diagnosed that even should I result to drastic surgery I would live a life of pain and discomfort and have very limited mobility. They predicted by the age of 30 I would be unable to walk and be using mobility devices.

I persisted to find a solution. I found some relief through training Arakan Martial Art®. Regardless of never being able to do much other form of physical activity due to the pain or limited mobility, Arakan enabled me to strengthen my core on another level that I was unable to achieve previously. Through its gentle circular movements, combined with the patience of my Instructors, I was starting to feel like I could move again.

A few years ago, my Chief Instructor mentioned MedX® equipment and its ability to treat spinal conditions safely. I did the research and I was astonished. There was a plethora of evidence stating the efficacy of this equipment and its ability to treat back and neck injuries.

I began training at the OMC as soon as I possibly could and I was astounded at my own results. I was quickly beginning to feel stronger and there are days I would go without feeling any pain or discomfort. After 40 years of living in pain or discomfort to some degree, I was now going long periods without either! Now it’s rare event if I am in pain. I can’t tell you how much it has changed my life.

My movement, strength, flexibility and agility has greatly improved. I am fitter, faster and stronger than when I was in my 20’s and getting stronger every day. I am a huge advocate of the OMC and MedX® and want to share it with everyone.

My purpose is to be of service to others and my own transformation through the OMC and MedX® has impelled me to show others how they can truly live a more fulfilled life. The OMC utilises cutting-edge MedX® equipment along with functional exercises and strength and conditioning training. I love specialising in women’s health in regaining your confidence and elevating your empowerment.

I’ve had the privilege of seeing the transformation people have undertaken in a relatively short period of time. The MedX® equipment literally transforms bodies and the possibility of what it can do for others excites me.

My purpose is to challenge, excite, motivate, inspire and empower you. I love helping people find out how amazing their bodies are designed to feel and how capable they really are. I love seeing people become fitter, stronger, more empowered and confident through their training and I would love to help you. If you are looking for a full mind, body, heart soul approach, then I would love to be your Coach.

Before starting at the Optimum Movement Centre, my body was in a place that definitely wasn't happy with me due to previous injuries that had happened over the years of my life. I'd been in several big car accidents (one where we hit a tree sideways a 80km/hr as a passenger), a bike & car accident when I was 10 years old (which left me with facial injuries), a few sporting accidents & have always had trouble with my legs where running for longer than 5 minutes has been a problem for most of my life.

Due to the combination of these things I would usually have trouble sleeping, walking, running, siting for longer than 30 minutes, most if not everyday my legs would usually be aching, numb, burning, pins & needles or just feel like they had concrete blocks attached to them.
I got to a point where I thought this was just how it was gonna be, this is how my body was going to work for the rest of my life & it was just something that I was gonna have to deal with. I know there are a lot of people out there way, way worse off than me so I just thought harden up you'll be right.

After the very first session in the Optimum Movement Centre I was pumped! I could finally see a way with the machines, care & knowledge that has been put into that place I could finally get my body to a point where I could function "normally" day to day without pain but not only that, after being in there for a few months I can see my body getting to a point where I can achieve so many new amazing things.
Even when my body has not been happy with me or I've aggravated a previous injured the recovering time is significantly shorter.

In the short time I have been at the Optimum Movement Centre I have seen a dramatic change in all areas of my life! I sleep so much better, the multiple drives to Brisbane each week no longer effect me, I can train & teach Arakan Martial Art without feeling like my body is going to give out or hit a brick wall or my spine is going to snap in half.
I really can't say enough amazing things about the way in has changed to quality of my life & would recommend it to literally everyone!! Whether you are young, old, female, male, injured, no injured it will improve your quality or life & the understanding of your own body.

Seriously give it ago you won't regret it & you'll ask yourself why you didn't try it sooner!!

Nick Stowell

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