Posted by Jackie on 27-Oct-2011
Many of you will know Susie Burrell, the dietician who regularly appears on TV. But how many of you know that Susie was a physie girl? Susie recently spoke at the BJP Conference, as part of our ongoing teacher training program. Amongst the many tips she gave for healthy eating was some sound advice about what to eat when training for an upcoming event or competition.
Check out Susie’s website www.susieburrell.com.au where you can subscribe to her free weekly newsletters which are full of great advice, information, recipes and motivational quotes like this one:
“In my mind, I’m always the best. If I walk out on the
court & I think the next person is better, I’ve already lost” – Venus Williams
Click on READ THE FULL POST for Susie’s thoughts on what to eat when training.
Posted by Jackie on 20-Oct-2011
Last month a team of 20 performers aged 7 to 32 represented physie at the Australian Dance Festival Open Stage event.
BJP were invited to perform at the last minute and, fortunately for us, the Figtree club have a performance troupe who permanently have a routine ready to go at a moment’s notice.
We asked them to step in and they did a brilliant job, showing the dance world yet again how fantastic physie girls are. Thanks Figtree – every physie club will benefit from your hard work. We appreciate your time, effort and energy! Check out the youtube clip at: http://youtu.be/bjLtTSggYsE
Here’s more great shots from the performance courtesy of JC Photography, the official photographers of Australian Dance Festival. www.jcphotography.com.au
Posted by Jackie on 17-Oct-2011
Last weekend was our first national competition for the year, with a record number of 132 ladies over the age of 43 competing in the individuals. And they were fantastic! What a great advertisement for how to look great and stay fit at any age. One fabulous competitor was 72!
The teams’ events were also held with 28 teams and an amazing standard. Hats off to all the ladies.
Here are the two winners of the Ladies individual sections, who now qualify to contest the title of Ladies Grand Champion at Sydney Olympic Park on Wednesday 2nd November 2011 (see Timetable).
The winner of the Ladies 53 and Over section has a story we can all learn from. After an accident in 2008, Julie was told she would never do physie again. But, she says, “If you love something, never give up.” Julie, who became a grandmother for the first time two days before the event said she was “thrilled and honoured” to be a national champion. Asked if she had any advice for girls wanting to succeed she offered this “If you listen to your teacher and work hard you can achieve your goals.”
Posted by admin on 02-Oct-2011
PHYSIE girls get asked to perform at all kinds of things! We even had 800 girls in the Opening Ceremony of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. Learning Physie improves confidence, develops a sense of achievement and helps to build self-esteem. It also gives members the opportunity to perform at some of the most important cultural and community events on the national calendar.
Club members from all over Australia have the opportunity to participate in these events and Bjelke-Petersen actively encourages members to get involved and have some fun.