Sandy Vieira

What inspired you to become a fitness professional?

It hasn’t always been about fitness for me. Fitness has only really been present in my life for the last 5 years. There was a lot of self growth I had to do before even considering this career path.
Growing up as the ‘fat kid’ I always struggled with body image. I hate to use this language now, however this was how my inner voice spoke to me. I hated exercising as it always brought on my Asthma and I was an emotional eater, and this was a recipe for disaster!
As fate would have it, a diagnosis of Celiac Disease in my mid 20’s set me on a journey of discovery and education on how to be a happier and healthier me.

My journey began with a Naturopath who firstly educated me on food and helped me detox my body of all the toxins I was feeding it. I also tapped into some spiritual healing to change the way this inner voice was speaking to me.
I didn’t stop there. 5 years ago, I was introduced to fitness through aPersonal Trainer and went through my own body transformation. I lost 30kgs from this journey and am proud to say that I don’t have Celiac Disease anymore.
It was this journey and all the inspirational people along the way that finally inspired me to quit my corporate job in Advertising and pursue this career. I was fortunate at this time to be a member of at Ruben’s and was grateful for the encouragement and support I received from Ruben and the Team.

What Inspires you?

What inspires me today is having this opportunity to help others on their journey in life.
To me, fitness is more than just body image or how much you can lift, sure these are fun bonuses, however I feel it’s about nourishing your soul first with good food and using exercise to increase your energy so you can feel good both mentally and physically.
Looking back on this part of my journey, I draw from all the people who have shaped me. I’m inspired by them and hope to also inspire others and help them along their path and journey.

Favourite Quote
“Fear isn’t your enemy, but a sign post” Jeff Foster

This hasn’t been an easy journey and there are a lot of moments of doubt and fear where the thought of failure or not being good enough is very real. One thing I’ve learnt is that we don’t grow if we don’t face these fears.
The moment I let go and took the plunge, amazing things started to happen and sign posts were literally everywhere.

Favourite Exercise
Push ups.
These have to be my favs because 5 years ago, I couldn’t even do 1 on my knees and I just feel so proud when I can power through them on my toes now.

Favourite Snack
Celery Sticks and Peanut Butter (the healthy kind of course) YUM!

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To arrange a personal training session with Sandy contact @Ruben’s Health and Fitness in Marrickville on 95691469.

Current Promotions

21/03/2017

Inner West Sports Massage and At Ruben’s Health & Fitness have joined forces to bring you some spectacular offers…

 

Remedial Massage Marrickville Special

Health and Fitness Joining a gym or starting a new exercise program can often be intimidating or daunting. We are here to make it easy for with with an amazing community feel. Classes are fun with just enough challenge. Personal Trainers are experienced and passionate.
And for the rest of March when you join* you will receive a 30 minute Massage FREE of charge thanks to Inner West Sports Massage.

 

Remedial Massage Marrickville

Remedial Massage Marrickville

Sports Remedial Massage Sports Remedial Massage is well known for serving athletes and people with active repetitive jobs. However we don’t consider how repetitive and destructive sitting at a desk or behind a steering wheel can be. Extended periods of time (30 minutes or longer) are incredibly detrimental to hips and shoulders. This leads to back pain, neck tension and head aches amongst other injuries.

Remedial Sports Massage systematically treats your source of discomfort and addresses the original source of the pain. For peace of mind our Remedial Massage Therapists are recognised with major Health Insurance Providers for on the spot rebates.

Don’t take our word for it… Book your first 60 minute massage and receive $20 off**.

We hope you’re well. Here are the latest updates @Ruben’s. Its been a fantastically scorching summer. I hope you made the most of the beautiful weather.
With more rain setting in, what better way to take advantage of all the fabulous gym classes, personal training and massage services we have to offer.

Remember… Flowers don’t grow without the rain.

We can’t wait to see you…

The Team @Ruben’s 

 

Why Sports Remedial Massage…?

The importance of BALANCE is apparent through all aspects of life. Whether it be relationships, work, pleasure, nutrition and activity. Balancing out high energy activities with low intensity restorative activities is 100% necessary. Without balance is imbalance and sub optimal function. This includes movement disfunction, pain, injury and illness.

The problem is with so many of us (health professionals also…) is that we wait for the pain to become unbearable, we wait for an injury to occur or until we fall ill.

This is a reactive rather than pro-active. If you are receiving this email it means you are already taking pro-active steps to enhancing your health and well being. However
Sports Remedial Massage is one of the best ways to actively enhance recovery and relieve stress. Basically, if you listen to your body when it whispers, you won’t have to hear it when it screams.

Today stress is a real part of life… Tools for stress management are extremely valuable. 
               
Pippa and Josh are our in house Sports Remedial Massage Therapists.

 

 

FREE MASSAGE with PT 10 Pack or PT Membership

A commitment to Personal Training is a commitment to yourself to enhance your Body, Health, Fitness and Vitality. With your commitment to Personal Training** we are offering a FREE 60 minute Massage (till the end of March).

PERSONAL TRAINING NEVER FELT SO GOOD…

 

 

DEXA Scan Saturday 22nd April 2017
Bookings available from 7:30am-2pm.

The DEXA Scan Mobile Van is back! DEXA is the Gold standard of body composition analysis. Measuring Body Composition has many valuable applications. Below is the list of (accurate) data points that will be gathered from a short 5 minute scan.

  • Muscle mass in each region of your body (kg)
  • Fat mass in each region of your body (kg)
  • Body fat percentage in each region of your body
  • Estimation of Visceral Adipose (fat) tissue
  • Bone mineral density
  • Estimation of Resting metabolic rate (RMR)
  • Individual Scan Summary Report that contains macronutrient recommendations, ideal weight recommendations, ideal fat loss recommendations, to help you achieve your health and weight loss goals and improved total body health.
  • Printed PDF of your report to keep

For all members that had a scan 6 months ago here is the perfect follow up to see how you are tracking.

Members Cost: $85
Non-Members Cost: $95

Classic Hour @Ruben’s

A sound mind in a sound body! Latest research shows regular exercise supports and improves brain power! 

Supported by Inner West Council, Marrickville Classic Hour At Ruben’s is open to anyone over the age of 55 providing a fitness instructor on the floor for guidance and support. This is completely FREE OF CHARGE.
There will be a fitness instructor supervising at all times and classic music playlists for the hour.

Easter Long Weekend Opening Hours

Good Friday CLOSED

Easter Saturday 8am – 12pm
SPIN 8:30am
YOGA 9:30am

Easter Sunday CLOSED

Easter Monday 8am – 12pm
SFX 8:30am
YOGA 9:30am

Regular Hours and Class Schedule from Tuesday 18th April 2017

Boxing Classes have stood the test of time as one of the most challenging and effective classes out there. The boxing movement has so many moving parts. This challenges, fitness, strength and co-ordination. At Ruben’s in Marrickville the boxing instructors have a following of participants that are hungry for more boxing!

Boxing classes include fast paced combinations with ducking weaving, body weight exercises with little rest periods. This High Intensity Interval Training is what turns your metabolism into an inferno! Tone up, build endless energy and laugh while doing it.

A sensational way of relieving stress there is no wonder POUND 4 POUND BOXING CLASSES are always in high demand.

At Ruben's Voted Top 10 in Sydney Places to workout

At Ruben’s Voted Top 10 in Sydney Places to workout

Reader's Choice_ The Best Places To Work Out In Sydney _ Sydney _ The Urban List2

Representing Marrickville in Sydney’s Inner West for premium health and fitness At Ruben’s has impressed the readers at The Urban List.
Known for its face paced uniques SFX Strength Circuit classes, Night Club like thumping Spin Beats classes and Soothing Dynamic Yoga Classes At Ruben’s in its short time in Inner West’s Marrickville has grown to be be the premier site for Spin Classes, Strength Circuits, Dynamic Yoga and Personal Training. Finding a group exercise class to music or personal trainer which is fun and delivers results has never been easier when @Ruben’s.

 

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“Winter is Coming” is not only the tag line of the world’s most watched television series. It is also a seasonal reality. With winter comes the dropping of temperatures, the earlier sunsets, and for many of us, the reduction of motivation. Unfortunately, we cannot control the weather or the angle at which our planet revolves around the sun, BUT we can affect our choices regarding our fitness and well-being.

Choosing to exercise can have its challenges whether it be Fitness Classes indoors, Bootcamp  outdoors or doing your own thing at the park. So to help weigh up our options, we want to look at the argument between exercising outdoors vs indoors.

Many people love taking a run along the beach or joining their friends for a bootcamp in the local park. When picturing either of those images in your mind, do you include wet grass, groups of unenthusiastic peers and cold weather? Of course not!

The best way to not let the good fitness habits you’ve built in the warmer months wane away, is to move your exercise regime inside. It’s as simple as that! The benefits of doing a circuit training class like SFX At Ruben’s, can be felt year round, but during the colder winter months it is a no-brainer.

  1. Comfort
    • Well Lit
    • Warmer
    • Dryer
    • Muscles stay warmer helping to avoid injury
    • No special clothing needed
  1. Social
    • Attendance, people actually come as opposed to being outdoors
    • Your peers are more comfortable making them pleasant to be with
  1. Safety
    • Instructors don’t need to plan for the conditions
    • Use your regular equipment
    • Surfaces are not wet
    • Risk of muscle injury due to cold is not an issue

Winter may be coming, but you don’t need a collection of medieval knights from a fantasy world to keep you safe. The warm community at the gym will do that for you! We look forward to seeing you soon.

137 Victoria Rd, Marrickville NSW 2204. (02) 9569 1469