WANTED: Personal Trainers Hungry To Earn More Money


The 24 hour gym where you can train your clients for FREE*!

  • Are you a quality, shire-based personal trainer with an established clientele?
  • Are you sick of working for an hourly rate or an average salary?
  • Do you want to run your own business with little or no overheads?
  • Are you wanting more down-time to pursue your own interests?

If so, then Oxygen 24/7 is the gym for you.


Oxygen has fast become the Sutherland Shire’s premier facility for independent personal trainers to ply their trade and the only place in Australia where you have the ability to do this for free*.

Having been established for over 10 years, Oxygen provides a modern, private and comfortable facility for all personal trainers to train their clients, whenever they like.

Our award-winning gym is setting a new standard in the health and fitness industry to ensure PT’s can maximise their earnings without having to work exhausting and unsustainable hours.

At Oxygen, you not only work for yourself and set your own hours but you work when you want.

Our unique operating system enables established trainers to potentially use our facilities free of charge*.

We offer affordable rates for those personal trainers who are in the process of establishing their clientele also.

So if you are serious about a career in the fitness industry and want to maximise your income whilst minimising your time working, contact us today to discuss this exciting initiative. Confidentiality is assured and numbers are strictly limited.

We would love to hear from you and can be contacted via:

t – 9522 2966

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or simply text ‘I am a PT’ to 0438 199 688

* conditions apply

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‘Fat’ Genes Not To Blame For Obesity



UK scientists have found that the genes that can contribute to obesity can be counteracted by exercise.

Scientists at the Medical Research Council’s Epidemiology Unit in Cambridge discovered that exercise can work off around 40 percent of the extra weight an individual’s genes had predisposed them to gain, the UK’s Daily Telegraph reported.

In the study, the genes of more than 20,000 men and women aged 39 to 79 were analysed for the 12 genetic markers linked to a higher body mass index value (BMI) and obesity. A “genetic predisposition” score was then calculated for each person.

The individuals were also asked to fill in a questionnaire about their physical activity levels in their daily lives.

The researchers concluded that physical activity can reduce the genetic tendency toward obesity by 40 percent.

“Our research proves that even those who have the highest risk of obesity from their genes can improve their health by taking some form of daily physical activity,” lead researcher Dr Ruth Loos said.

Dr Loos said that we don’t need to be marathon runners to make a difference, every bit of incidental activity, such as walking the dog or gardening, counts too.

“It goes to show we’re not complete slaves to our genetic make-up and really can make a big difference to our future health by changing our behaviour,” she said.

The research is published in the online journal, PloS Medicine.


The Hidden Sugar Found In Your Favourite Drink

Close-up of a woman drinking glass of water
Water or soft drink?

Most soft drinks and fruit juice you purchase from the supermarket or local shop have a sweet taste because of the amount of sugar they contain. Varying amounts of sugar are found in many of the popular brands and are contributing to excessive weight, poor dental health and feelings of lethargy within the general community.

Children are at an even greater risk if they consume moderate to high levels of sugary drinks.

A survey conducted in 1995 on Australian children discovered that 33 out of every 100 children had consumed soft drink the previous day. Ten years later (2005), another survey found that 78% of 12 to 17 year olds had consumed soft drink in the previous week. It seems that soft drink consumption is habit forming and posses a huge risk to the health of our children.

The latest and more concerning trend is the evolution of so called energy drinks. These drink are not only choc full of sugar but they also contain high amounts of caffeine. A catastrophic combination when concerned about the health of our kids.

It is important to note that many soft drinks are sold in larger sizes than a standard 375 ml. A good example of this is the Coke ‘Buddy’, which contains 600ml and was initially marketed as a bottle to share with friends…. hence the ‘buddy’ name. Energy drinks have followed suit and this needs to be monitored carefully. The upsizing of a meal at a fast food store will also see the quantity of soft drink provided increase dramatically.

So why is sugar unhealthy?

The human body turns the foods that we eat and drink into energy, to enable us to grow and function. Different drinks contain different amounts of ‘energy’ which we generally refer to as calories or kilojoules.

Soft drinks are often called ‘empty calories’ meaning they contain sugar, water and colouring and very little else. They provide little energy for your body to use but contain almost none of the vitamins and minerals your body requires to stay healthy.

Soft drinks can make you feel full for a half hour or so but then will result in you being hungrier than if you had had no soft drink at all.

To keep your body strong and healthy it is best to avoid soft drinks completely and instead drink water. Water will help with all bodily functions as well as help to quell hunger and cravings.

Eating fresh fruit is a better option than drinking fruit juice. If you are still thirsty after the consumption of fruit, drink a glass of water.

Below is a chart outlining the amount of sugar found in popular drinks:

600ml Cola: 16 – 20 teaspoons + caffeine

375 ml Regular Soft Drink: 13 teaspoons

600 ml Sports Drinks: 10 teaspoons

250 ml Energy Drink: 7 teaspoons

400 ml Fruit Juice: 10 teaspoons

250 ml Flavoured Milk: 6 teaspoons

300 ml Normal Full Fat Milk: 4 tsp

375 ml Carbonated Mineral Water: Nil

375 ml Water: Nil

Remember that you cannot beat water from both a hydration and health perspective.