What an awesome start we have had to our 2023 training!!
CONGRATULATIONS to all those who trained with consistency across January and to those who achieved an award.
January Award Winners
Outstanding Leadership award
Anthony Giuliani – for his excellent leadership and management of the program during Sarge’s absence in late January.
Wattle Park am
Spirit of Bootcamp – Justin Brooks, Anita O’Shea
Encouragement/Consistency – Sharon Olsen, Warrick Louey
Wattle Park pm
Spirit of Bootcamp – Andrew Scott
Encouragement – Con, Nikki and Angelina Tavlaridis (family award!)
Improvement – Reza Razzaghi, Adrian Shevlin
Spirit of Bootcamp – Luke Hopkins, Clare Regan
Improvement – Nikki Wagstaff
Encouragement – Sandy Ellul
CONGRATULATIONS to Nick and Sarah Green on their recent marriage. Nick was a long-time instructor with Original Bootcamp and Sarah was a recruit. We wish them a lifetime of happiness 💓
CONGRATULATIONS to one of our youngest recruits – Lewis Francis – who has moved to Italy for 2023. Lewis will represent Australia at the highest levl of karting and will compete in the WSK series as well as the European and World Kart Championships, driving for the elite KR Motorsport team. We wish Lewis every success.
Well done to PK (Paul Kaitu’u) and Sharon Olsen on completing the 50km course in the TAC People’s Ride – a fantastic effort!
Well done to all Living Edge recruits who participated in the 2023 Foam Fest event – so much fun had by all!!
Massive congratulations to long-time recruit Sarah Kenshole and son Jake for their impressive act of humanity in fundraising for the creation of Jacob’s well to provide clean and safe drinking water to an entire community. Thank you also to those recruits who supported the project.
Each month one of our instructors or recruits will share their thoughts/ insights by responding to a series of questions. This month Sarge Dave Murray is in the spotlight:
Full body workouts including TRX, cross-training, Assault bike, battle ropes and ski ergo machine.
Chris Martin – Colplay and Bono-U2
Go-to cheat meal
Yo Chi (Frozen yoghurt) – Glenferrie road, Hawthorn
Spectator sport of choice
EPL Soccer (Liverpool supporter)
American Gridiron (San Francisco 49ers supporter)
Heights and spiders
‘Your health is your absollute wealth”
Chill out/exercise / cafe and newspapers / family and sport
Victoria’s best hidden treasures
The Melbourne Botanic Gardens and
All Living Edge locations (awesome variety with new Saturday venues)
First choice for date night
Dinner at TooWoo Korean Barbeque in Surrey Hills
Best place to go with kids
Phillip Island and
VO2 Max is the maximum volume (mL) of oxygen your body can use, per kg body weight, per minute (mL/kg/min). It is not only the gold standard measure of a person’s aerobic or cardiovascular fitness but a recognised predictor of cardiovascular disease risk. The higher your VO2 max, the lower your risk!
Whilst VO2 max testing involves expensive, specialised equipment to measure the inspired and expired gas levels of an athlete, the Cooper’s 12 minute run provides an excellent predictor of VO2 max, provided the subject works to their maximum capacity.
An individual’s VO2max will be determined by the combined effect of:
Your VO2max can be improved through regular cardio exercise and HITT training – essentially all the programs undertaken at The Living Edge.
Calculate your VO2 Max using this equation:
(22.35 x Total Distance (km) – 11.29
eg. if you ran 2000 metres
(22.35 x 2) – 11.29
VO2 max= 33.41 mL/kg/min
The included charts will allow you to determine your rating, either from your Cooper’s test result or your predicted VO2 max if you have calculated it.
Friday night shred sessions are back! These classes are a great way to end the working week and kickstart your weekend.
Friday night drinks
Many thanks to Justin Brooks for organising the first of our monthly celebrations, with drinks at the Auburn Hotel at the end of the January program – a fun night was had by all!
Upcoming event: Drinks at Auburn Hotel, Hawthorn on Friday 3rd March at 7pm (week 4 of the February programme) with the later time to accommodate those doing Shred.
Saturday sessions – 7am start
The venues for our Saturday sessions are as follows:
Week 1 – St. James Park, (Barton Street Hawthorn)
Week 2 – Como Park North (Williams Rd N & Alexandra Avenue, South Yarra VIC 3141)
Week 3 – Anderson Street, South Yarra (meet at bottom of hill, near Morell Bridge)
Week 4 – Kerferd Road Beach (Meet next to Kerferd road pier)
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Massive shout out to Joe Lee for capturing the essence of The Living Edge community in this video he made of the group training on Saturday at St. James Park.