Easy GF Pumpkin Bread

So easy to make, and so incredibly delicious!

Check out our Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread recipe - 

Prep Time: 5 min

Cook Time: 50 min

Makes: 1 Loaf

INGREDIENTS -
  • 400g of The Source Bulk Food pre-mix (Find your nearest The Source store here
  • 1½  cup water
  • 4 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • ½ butternut pumpkin
  • 2 eggs*

*Option to omit egg for a slightly denser bread with better hold and moisture retention.


METHOD - 

1.     Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees Celcius and take out as many loaf pans as you will need. Smaller loaf pans yield a taller loaf whilst larger loaf pans produce a shorter loaf.

2.     Use a food processor or a bullet-style blender to blitz up the butternut pumpkin, olive oil, apple cider vinegar and water until smooth.

3.     If adding eggs, add them now and blitz for only a second or two.

4.     Weigh 400g of the pre-mix.

5.     Combine the wet mix with the premix ingredients and stir quickly but ONLY JUST until the last little bit of flour has been moistened into the wet. Mixing any longer can result in denser, heavier loaves.

6.     Transfer immediately into a loaf pan to preserve as many bubbles as possible. Bake straight away for 45-50 min uncovered for a crustier loaf, or covered (leave room for it to rise) for a softer crust.

7.     Wherever possible, let the loaf sit before cutting into it for at least 20 min out of the oven just in case the middle has not fully finished setting.

8.     This loaf slices well and freezes well pre-sliced. It tastes amazing fresh out of the oven and delicious still once cool. A personal preference is warmed/toasted in the toaster first.


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U8WC Bootcamp Details


Our Bootcamps are back for the Ultimate 8 Week Challenge! And this year, we're also including a Running Group!

To kick it off, we will be holding the Week 1 Fitness Testing on Tuesday the 26th at 7am AND 12:15pm down at the Botanical Gardens. 

And this is what's happening on Tuesday's throughout the U8WC:

Week 1 (Tues 26.9.17) - First Fitness Testing @ 7am & 12:15pm

Week 2 (Tues 3.10.17) - Bootcamp @ 7am

Week 3 (Tues 10.10.17) - Running Group @ 7am

Week 4 (Tues 17.10.17) - Bootcamp @ 7am

Week 5 (Tues 24.10.17) - Running Group @ 7am

Week 6 (Tues 31.10.17) - Bootcamp @ 7am

Week 7 (Tues 7.11.17) - Running Group @ 7am

Week 8 (Tues 14.11.17) - Final Fitness Testing @ 7am & 12:15pm

We encourage everyone to take part as it is a great way to check your progress when we re-do the Fitness Test again in Week 8 (and you get 20 individual points for completing each Bootcamp session!). Make sure you put your name down on the Registration sheet at the front desk if you're coming along.

All you'll need is your towel, water bottle and running shoes.

And if you can't make any of the Tuesday park sessions, we will still be running our normal 7am Fitbox & lunchtime Boxing Circuit here in the Studio :)

Nominations Are Open!


Award Season is almost upon us!

Nominations are now open for Member of the Year 2017!

Do you know a FitClubber who has shown...
  • Consistency
  • Dedication and commitment to training hard
  • Always coming in with a 'can-do' attitude 
  • Improvement
  • Humbleness
  • Transformation 
  • Comradery with other FitClub members

Have your say on who you feel should be recognised for the Member of the Year by putting down a fellow FitClubber's name in the jar, and be sure to write down your name as well so we know whose nomination it was.

U8WC Starts 25th Sept!


The wait is almost over!! The Ultimate 8 Week Challenge starts on Monday the 25th of September!

What is it? The main focus is to set yourself a goal, and work towards achieving it by the end of the eight weeks. You will be earning individual points based on your class attendance, personal training sessions, completion of the Workout of the Week, attending Bootcamps/Running Group etc.. There will be a full points list displayed at FitClub.

Everyone will be also be working in teams and will have the opportunity to earn bonus points for their team. At the end of the eight weeks, we'll be looking for the Team and Individual with the most points who will be winning some awesome prizes!

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You can add your Ultimate 8 Week Fitness Goal to the FitClub goal board! Make sure your goal is realistic and achievable in eight weeks :) 

You also have the option to have your body composition/ measurements taken so you can clearly see your progress during the Challenge. To book into a complimentary session, just speak to the FitClub Team.

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But this year, we’re mixing things up for the U8WC...

Previously you had to register a team to take part in the Challenge, however this year we’ve picked names out of a hat and EVERYONE has been placed into a Team! Congratulations, you’re all contenders of the U8WC :) 

(And just because you're not a FitClubber yet doesn't mean you can't take part of the Challenge! Everyone is welcome :) U8WC Passes start from $295 and we will organise a team for you. To register, email the Team at info@fitclub.net.au

To kick things off, the Team that comes up with the most original team name will score themselves some extra points. You'll find pieces of blank paper next the Team list at the front desk which you can use to make your team poster. Don’t forget that there will be a reward at the end of the Challenge for the Team AND Individual with the most U8WC Points!

And new to this year's U8WC is even more opportunities to earn extra weekly points for your Team!

Here's how your Team can earn bonus points -
Team Bonus Points
Find out who your teammates are at Reception.



Our Planking Champions!


Some amazing personal bests were recorded last month for the Plank Challenge!

Check out this year's Leaderboard - 
2017 Plank Challenge Leaderboard
The improvement that we've seen from our members proves that if you keep pushing yourself beyond your limits, you will break out of your comfort zone and achieve some amazing things.

At the start of the month, Matt's personal best was 8:03 minutes. Just a week later, he planked for 10:18 minutes, and at the end of the month he pushed himself to 12 minutes and 22 seconds!

Neelam's abs of steel was a force to be reckoned with as well! Her initial plank time was 6:47 minutes, and by the end of the month she got to 11 minutes and 7 seconds! Both FitClubbers set new Club records, which have also earned them 100 FitClub Reward Points for their achievement! 

We love seeing you have a go at these Challenges - that's what they're all about :) 

First Ever Sprint Challenge!


Satisfy your need for speed with our first ever Sprint Challenge in September! 

We will be running an open testing day on Thursday the 7th of September at lunchtime down at the Botanic Gardens to see how fast you can complete a 30m sprint.

Throughout the month, our very own former Olympian and sprinter, Coach Keiran, will be holding a Sprint and Running Technique Workshop on Thursday the 14th and 28th of September, Thursday the October 5th and 12th to help you improve your form, technique and time. Attend the Workshop for a total price of just $75!

With over six years of professional experience on the track, some of Coach Keiran's career highlights include State Champion, Australian Representative, Sydney Olympic Team 4x100m, Australian 100 Yards Champion and NSWIS Scholarship Holder.

Sprint like a Pro Workshop Poster


Hurry! Spots are limited! To book in, sign up at the Front Desk or please email info@fitclub.net.au or speak to one of our friendly FitClub Crew :)


FitClub's Got True Grit!


32 military inspired obstacles over 10km… Our Team of 20 FitClub Boxing Warriors were leaping over fire, running, swimming through ice cold creeks, climbing ropes and nets, jumping off walls, covered in plenty of mud but still looking AWESOME while doing it!
True Grit Team 2017
 
As challenging as True Grit was, we had so much FUN! The best part was seeing the FitClub camaraderie, and seeing everyone helping and encouraging each other. We are so proud to share this adventure with the FitClub Family.

Check out some of the highlights below -
FitClub Boxing Warriors Muddy Moulds
FitClub Boxing Warriors Muddy Moulds 2
FitClub Boxing Warriors at True Grit
FitClub Boxing Warriors 2017
FitClub Boxing Warriors & Wall Climb
FitClub Boxing Warriors & Cargo Nets
FitClub Boxing Warriors Commando Crawl
FitClub Boxing Warriors Commando Crawls 2
FitClub Boxing Warriors Leap of Faith
FitClub Boxing Warriors Finale

Here’s to next year’s True Grit!

To see more photos from the day and to purchase them without the watermark, click here.

Ekka Public Holiday Reminder


Just a friendly reminder that we will be closed on Wednesday the 16th of August for the Ekka Public Holiday.

Our normal timetable will resume on Thursday the 17th :)



August Plank Challenge!


This month, we're challenging our FitClubbers to see how long they can hold a plank for! It's a simple exercise you'll often come across in our classes, and is a great way to strengthen your core.

The last time we've done a Plank Challenge was at the start of 2016, where Team Old School (FitClubbers born in 1976 or before) took on Team Too Cool 4 Skool! Matty R and Helen set the record for the guys and girls, at 6 minutes and 4:24 respectively. 

With just two days into the Challenge, Matt has already beat his personal best, planking for 8:03 minutes!

Matty Richards Planking

We encourage everyone to have a go and to keep practising, stay positive, and celebrate your progress :)

Who Will Train the Trainer?


After four weeks of back and forth on the leaderboard, we finally have a winner for the Myzone Trainer Challenge! It all came down to the Trainer Train Off last Thursday where our three Coaches competed for extra points (672 to be exact!) 

The competition required the Coaches to complete one lap of Crab Walk, one lap of Bear Crawls, 20 Push Ups, Burpee Broad Jumps and a two lap sprint to finish off, where the first person to ring the bell wins.

There was some controversy as Keiran finished the course first, but did not ring the bell! Kurt was the first person to ring the bell after completing the course, earning his team the extra points! 

Trainer Challenge Highlights

It was a close call between first and second place on the overall leaderboard, but those extra points was just enough to give TEAM KURT the VICTORY!! Congratulations to everyone on Team Kurt - Kristy R, Vince, Brad, Matt C, Tony W, Kristy P, Nick, Aaron and Cheryllyn for making the effort to score points for your Team! You now get to Train the Trainers!!

And a massive shoutout to everyone on Team Keiran & Alex for pushing that much harder in their workouts to achieve those Yellow and Red MEPs. Despite not getting the win, you'll be getting a Yellow & Red Zone-worthy workout from Team Kurt!


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