The PRWIRE Press Releases http:// 2016-12-09T10:26:41Z THE FLOAT SPACE BRISBANE NOW OPEN IN WEST END: EVERYONE DESERVES STRESS RELIEF! 2016-12-09T10:26:41Z the-float-space-brisbane-now-open-in-west-end-everyone-deserves-stress-relief After successfully facilitating over 10,000 floats since opening of The Float Space in Maroochydore in 2015 on the Sunshine Coast, The Float Space has now launched their highly anticipated new Float and Cryotherapy Centre, in Brisbane West End.  The Float space offers a unique and top of the line experience in a segment that is steadily gaining, each of their centre boasting 3 of the world’s most luxurious, largest and most advanced float pods on the market, to give you the optimum float experience.  The new Brisbane location further offers Far Infrared Sauna as well as Whole Body Cryotherapy to maximise the float benefits, and help to relieve stress, tension, anxiety and pain, detox, improve skin health, as well as speed up recovery after exercise and injury.  The Float Space is a hydro-therapy floating spa that features light and sound controlled pods containing 500 litres of water with over 600 kgs of Epsom salt, creating a relaxing and reenergising experience that renews the body, refreshes the mind, and revives the senses. During a float the effects of gravity on the central nervous system are suspended, allowing floaters to lose awareness of where the body ends and the water begins, giving you a chance to truly unplug from the world. Resting in this unique, controlled environment improves the overall functions of the brain and central nervous system, which helps boost immunity, balance sleep and even reduce blood pressure by putting the user in a mediative state where there is no gravity and no outside distractions. The effects of floating are so profound that one hour in one hour in the float tank is said to be equivalent to 8 hours of deep sleep. "Float therapy for me personally has healed me from chronic fatigue/adrenal fatigue and Lyme disease. I've also never felt more relaxed and energised than I do after I float," said Janina Hildebrand, Co-Founder of The Float Space. "Floating has had such a life changing impact for me that I decided to open may own centre to help make this therapy available to the community. Our mission is to provide others with a space that cultivates profound healing, relaxation and recovery in a way that simply can not be found anywhere else, while educating them on how floatation can make them less stressed, happier and healthier. That's the reason why we're here." With 2 float locations, one on the Sunshine Coast and its newest in Brisbane, The Float Space is placing itself at the forefront of Australia's floatation industry. So if you are looking for a stress-free getaway and a way to enhance your mental and physical health and performance to reach your absolute best, The Float Space is the perfect place to go.  For more information visit www.thefloatspace.com.au. About The Float Space Founded in 2015 in Maroochydore, and expanding to Brisbane West End in November 2016, The Float Space is a floatation therapy concept using float tanks containing over 600 kgs of Epsom salt dissolved into skin temperature water that provides a unique and cutting edge experience to customers with a high-end spa ambiance.  The Float Space Brisbane 4/394 Montague Rd West End 4101 QLD 07 3844 4676 REDBALLOON TO ATTEMPT GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ TITLE IN LEAD UP TO CHRISTMAS 2016-12-05T22:33:03Z redballoon-to-attempt-guinness-world-records-title-in-lead-up-to-christmas RedBalloon, Australia’s leading online experience and ‘things to do’ destination is gearing up to break another Guinness World Records record title this December. Taking place in Wollongong, NSW on Saturday 17 December, RedBalloon is attempting to set a new Guinness World Record for ‘the most tandem parachute jumps in eight hours’ and is calling for eager daredevils who want to cross skydiving off their bucket list and achieve a world record to boot. These record breaking attempts are becoming somewhat of a habit for the gift retailer following last year’s record smash for ‘world’s largest surf lesson’ which saw 320 people congregate on iconic Bondi Beach dressed in Santa outfits. The number of jumps required to set the new record is 94, however RedBalloon has set an ambitious target of 150 jumps within the given time period. The event is completely free for the lucky 150 participants who make the list. In partnership with children’s cancer charity, Camp Quality, participants will be encouraged to donate on the day, and RedBalloon will be donating $10 per skydive to the charity alongside running a competition for celebrity guests in attendance, which will see a bonus $1,000 donated to the charity every time the RedBalloon target is landed on.  “We’re very excited about this record attempt. RedBalloon has always been known for pushing the boundaries and testing our limits, and we’re confident that we’ll be able to be the new Guinness World Records title holders for this skydiving experience,” RedBalloon CEO Nick Baker said. “We’re really looking forward to seeing the public get involved and tick skydiving off their bucket list whilst creating some great new memories in the lead up to Christmas. Participants can register for this experience free of charge through the RedBalloon website.” If you’re interested in participating in this unique Guinness World Record attempt, visit the RedBalloon website to register: https://www.redballoon.com.au/christmas/break-a-world-record-skydive. Spaces are strictly limited so people are advised to get in quickly to avoid disappointment. A skydiving experience is just one of the thousands of experiences offered by RedBalloon this Christmas. With Christmas just around the corner, RedBalloon is making it easier for Australians to find truly special presents with an expanded range of almost 4,000 experiences, as well as hundreds of unique and personalised products available through the newly launched wrapped.com. RedBalloon gifts and vouchers will be available throughout the whole festive season, meaning last minute shoppers can purchase unique and meaningful presents right up to Christmas morning. For last minute gift ideas and experiences, visit www.redballoon.com.au   -ENDS- ABOUT REDBALLOON RedBalloon.com.au is Australia’s most awarded online experience retailer and home of ‘things to do’. RedBalloon has sold more than 3 million experiences since it was established in 2001. Today it offers almost 4,000 unique experiences from more than 1000 providers across Australia and New Zealand. RedBalloon also distributes gift cards through selected major retailers nationally, including Coles, Woolworths, Big W, Australia Post, Target, Kmart and Officeworks. Visit redballoon.com.au for more information.   ABOUT CAMP QUALITYCamp Quality is Australia’s most trusted children’s charity. Our purpose is to create the best quality of life for every child in Australia who is growing up with cancer. We provide essential services to kids with cancer aged 0-13 and their families through every stage of their cancer journey. We also support children who have a parent or sibling with cancer.   Further Information: Laura Sedgwick, lsedgwick@porternovelli.com.au / 02 8987 2114/ 0451 041 705 Australia’s best beach… that you’ve never heard of 2016-12-02T20:16:18Z australia-s-best-beach-that-you-ve-never-heard-of DECEMBER 3 2016: Cossies Beach, located on the Cocos Keeling Islands in the Indian Ocean, has been named Australia’s best beach by beach expert and Tourism Australia Aquatic and Coastal Ambassador, Brad Farmer.   Cossies Beach on Direction Island offers visitors an experience like no other with white sand, turquoise water, spectacular sea life, ferry rides often accompanied by dolphins and a wifi hotspot so you can share your experience with the world.   “We are one of Australia’s best-kept secrets – paradise defined: safe swimming, crystal clear warm water, abundant marine life, friendly locals, picture postcard scenery everywhere you turn,” Cocos Keeling Islands Tourism Association Marketing Manager, Rik Soderlund, said.   “We would go so far as to say Cossies Beach is not just the best in Australia, but the world!” Mr Soderlund said. “We have limited visitor capacity, so you’ll never be crowded like on Bondi Beach and you can enjoy a really unique experience whether you’re relaxing or taking part in one of the huge range of activities we offer.”   Mr Farmer and his colleague, Professor Andy Short, published their benchmark guide to Australia’s best beaches in 2012 and have spent the past five months compiling the latest Australia’s Best Beaches 2017.   Prior to Mr Farmer’s visit, the beach did not have a name and was referred to as Direction Island, or DI to the locals. Mr Farmer named the small strip of pristine coast after Australia’s 26th Governor General Sir Peter Cosgrove, who like Mr Farmer was taken with the area’s spectacular beauty on a visit to commemorate the centenary of the Sydney-Emden naval battle in 2014.   Mr Farmer and Professor Short assessed a raft of independent and scientific criteria to describe Cossies “as near to perfect as a beach can be”. It also happens to be Australia’s most remote beach.   The Cocos Keeling Islands are made up of two atolls and 27 coral islands, of which only two are populated. Of these, West Island and Home Island, are inhabited with a population around 600. You can reach the destination via a four-and-a-half-hour flight from Perth.   Visitors to the Cocos Keeling Islands can participate in a wide range of activities including kite surfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, surfing, fishing and birdwatching. Or, of course, just relaxing on Australia’s best beach.   “We have so much to offer and many people don’t know that we exist or that we are even part of Australia. Now the secret’s out, we’re looking forward to sharing paradise with new visitors,” Mr Soderlund said.     ENDS           FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Danielle Veldre Gate 7 M: +61 408 972 997 E: danielle@gate7.com.au     ABOUT COCOS KEELING ISLANDS Offering spectacular snorkeling, world-class diving, excellent fishing and the adrenalin-rush of kitesurfing, the Cocos Keeling Islands are also a deeply tranquil holiday location. Relax on empty beaches, visit uninhabited islands by canoe, watch spectacular birdlife or catch the ferry to Home Island and discover the culture and traditions of the Cocos Malay people. http://www.cocoskeelingislands.com.au   School Products Australia - Offering Logo Printing Services on School Items 2016-12-01T06:21:12Z school-products-australia-offering-logo-printing-services-on-school-items In the modern world, branding is a necessity to have an edge over others and most importantly to have a recall value among customers. The family-owned business, School Products Australia facilitates in the same by offering superior logo printing services at an affordable rate. The company is also into offering a large number of school products that are of excellent quality. It is manufacturing and importing fabric products since last three decades and has its emphasis on client satisfaction. In fact, it has successfully introduced the ‘Your Choice’ and ‘Skolz’ brand in 2004 and 2012 respectively. Durable Logo Prints By School Products AustraliaSchools or various other organizations can avail its logo printing services to have their logo on its products to add a value to their existing or new brand. Apart from screen-printing and digital thermal printing, there is an option of getting a logo embroidered on the products too.  Be it printing a one-color logo or a three-color logo, School Products Australia has shown its brilliance umpteen times over the years. The logos are printed in standard colors or in any Pantone Matching System (PMS) color to match the exact logo color of brands. Moreover, the logo prints are durable, and it is possible to wash them gently in a washing machine as all the print items are tunnel dried for ensuring the same. Range Of Products By School Products Australia The company offers a range of colorful school products with delivery in Australia in a hassle-free manner. Some of these products are the following ones:• Bags and Bag packs• Hanging Organizers• Art Smocks and Over pants• School Hats and caps• Ultra protect sunscreen• Bib aprons and pinafores • Musical instruments• Classroom mats• Puzzle and toysPresently, the company is catering to a large number of Australian schools, childcare centers, and senior colleges. The logo printing services are available for both waterproof and non-waterproof fabrics.About the company:School Products Australia offers a wide range of school accessories like school hats, art smocks and much more to help the parents and children to have all the things ready for school in time online. The company also offers excellent logo printing services on the school products to create a brand identity. For more information about the company, please visit www.schoolproductsaustralia.com.au.Media Contact:School Products Australia34 Morgan Street, CANNINGTON WA 6107FREECALL 1800 633 356 Brother Exhibits Style with the Release of the World’s First Smartphone Dedicated Bluetooth Labeller 2016-12-01T02:00:52Z brother-exhibits-style-with-the-release-of-the-world-s-first-smartphone-dedicated-bluetooth-labeller Sydney, Australia – 01 December 2016 – Combining technology and interior design, Brother International (Aust) Pty Ltd has released the PT-P300BT, the world’s first smartphone or tablet dedicated labeller for home or office use. With no keyboard or PC connectivity, labels are created and edited via the new P-Touch Design&Print app, available free on Android and iOS app stores. The app allows extensive customisation and selection of fonts, designs and material to suit your preferences, including useful templates with pre-made labels and pattern designs. The innovative app features exclusive content and templates that will be expanded over time.The compact and portable design fits easily into any home or office environment and, weighing only 380g, is lighter and smaller than any other comparative product. At 20mm/sec print speed, it is also the fastest thermal label printer in its class.The PT-P300BT enables users to be creative in organising their space and things with Brother’s large range of TZe tapes, ranging from 3.5 to 12mm. With the addition of the new ribbon and decorative pattern tapes, users can now personalise their Christmas or birthday gift tags and wrapping."We're very excited to introduce the PT-P300BT into our ever-growing P-Touch family of labellers. We particularly love its unique style, its versatility and how easy it is to use’, said Stefanie Murphy, Marketing Specialist at Brother Australia. “We are living in a digital age where we are never far from our mobile devices so when it comes to labelling, making a device that is compact and highly portable was an obvious priority. Its trendy design also means that the style conscious don't need to sacrifice aesthetics for functionality. You can truly have both with the PT-P300BT.”On sale from December 1st, 2016, the Brother PT-P300BT label printer is priced at $79. For more information, visit www.brother.com.au/getpersonal. All prices are inclusive of the prevailing taxes.Availability, Warranty and SupportVendor: Brother International (Aust) Pty LtdWarranty: Standard 12 months return to base warranty. Additional on-site warranty and options can be purchased or are availableWebsite: www.brother.com.auAvailable: From Brother Authorised Resellers nationallyDistributors: Alloys, Dynamic Supplies, Synnex, XIT and LeaderRetailers: OfficeworksResellers: Authorised Brother Dealers nation-wideAbout Brother International (Aust) Pty Ltd:With over 100 years in operation, Brother International is a leading global manufacturer of laser printers, label printers, Multi-Function Centres®, mobile printers, scanners, mobile scanners, fax machines, P-touch electronic labellers, typewriters and sewing machines. A specialist in its product lines, Brother combines customer satisfaction and comprehensive measures for environmental conservation, to manufacture innovative, reliable and practical products to enhance the consumer's lifestyle.Brother Australia is a wholly owned subsidiary of Brother Industries, which was founded in 1908 in Japan. Brother Australia was established in 1977, with a head office located in Sydney and State offices nationally throughout Australia.About Brother Earth:Brother always takes responsibility, acts respectfully and tries to make a positive difference. Brother Earth is Brother’s attitude and commitment to play a part in building a society with sustainable development. Help the environment now by giving a click at http://www.brotherearth.com. Brother will contribute to a variety of global environmental protection activities on your behalf. The number of clicks each project receives will determine proportionately how the funds will be allocated. Find Your Sewmate with Brother this Christmas 2016-11-29T01:20:02Z find-your-sewmate-with-brother-this-christmas With Christmas just around the corner, Brother are very excited to announce their latest campaign! A fabulous quiz and competition designed to take users on an interactive journey to find their ideal ‘Sewmate’, unfortunately for some it is the inanimate version of a sewing partner which is on offer.For the quiz, entrants are taken through a series of questions about their sewing needs which will lead them to their perfect ‘sewmate’ – one of seven Brother sewing and/or embroidery machines. Once assigned with their Sewmate, the user is then presented with an exclusive offer should they wish to purchase their Sewmate or one of the other machines featured through the campaign.Upon completion of the quiz, participants will also have the opportunity to enter a competition which gives them the chance to win a ScanNCut CM900! All that is required to enter is a 25 word or less submission of a Christmas memory they would create on their nominated ‘Sewmate’. Additionally, if the winner has purchased one of the Sewmate quiz machines during the promotional period, they will receive $1,000 cash and their choice of $1,000 worth of Horn Australia Furniture.Sherene Grace, Marketing Manager, Home Sewing Machines at Brother International Australia said “We have repeatedly had feedback of how some customers ‘humanise’ their machines – I believe some have even taken to naming their Brother machine! With the amount of time many of our customers devote on their sewing machines in pursuit of their creative passion, it is no surprise to position these machines as a collaborative partner. By finding the sewing and/or embroidery machine that would provide true ease of use, offer greater efficiency and speed and meet the personal needs of each consumer, ensures Brother is helping consumers get ‘matched’  with their ideal ‘sewmate ‘.”The Sewmate quiz and competition is being hosted on Brother Inspires – an online hub of inspiration for lovers of all things DIY. Brother Inspires is the one stop spot for fabulous competitions, helpful demonstrations, how-to’s, inspiration, blog posts and event calendars.  As this is truly the season for creative play and handmade creations, visitors are invited to check out the current new category for ‘Christmas’ under the ‘How To’ section where current and new Christmas projects will be added regularly during this season featuring a range of Christmas homewares to gift ideas for young and old, including creations for our beloved four legged companions.Find the quiz at http://brotherinspires.brother.com.au/find-your-sewmate/  Tough break for snap happy Aussies 2016-11-28T00:30:00Z tough-break-for-snap-happy-aussies SYDNEY, Australia – 28 November 2016 – A national survey has revealed more than one in three Australians have lost images by damaging their phones. The local research paints a picture of snap happy Aussies, with more than 60 per cent using the camera on smartphones daily or every second day.   Commissioned by OtterBox, makers of protective cases for smartphones, the research lifts the lid on how serious Aussies are about protecting their phones and their precious memories.   The online survey of 1000 people aged 18 to 35, around smartphone behaviour and image sharing, unearthed that Australians are digital hoarders; 34 per cent have between 200 to 1000 photos on their phone, despite more than one in three admitting to losing images by dropping or damaging their device. Territorians damage their smartphones more than anyone (44%), followed by Queenslanders (41%), then Tasmanians (40%).    The research also revealed that one in three Australians rank losing their photos as a key annoyance when breaking or damaging their smartphone. Not surprising considering their rate of capturing images and selfies, with respondents aged 18 to 24 years ranking this higher than their older counterparts.   Faced with the prospect of a broken device respondents felt that losing contacts would be the most inconvenient, followed by losing treasured images and worrying about personal data loss or updating information.   Rob Kovacs, OtterBox Vice President Business Development APAC said, “Australia is a country of smartphone enthusiasts, and it makes good sense to protect the images stored on your phone.”   “Smartphones have become lifelines both personally and for business and it pays to have the best protection for whatever life throws at you.  We know that most smartphone damage occurs in the first 12 months and if you’re not taking the time protect your phone, you can lose it all in an instant.”   With just under half of the respondents backing up their phones less than once or twice a year, there’s a one in three chance that these people will lose the lot – including their precious memories – based on the rate of phone damage recorded in the survey. Key findings from the report include; Say cheese: Females are more likely to take pictures daily on their phone (47%) compared to men (33%) Butter fingers: Over one in three people have lost images after damaging or dropping their phone. Territorians damage their smartphones more than anyone (44%), followed by Queenslanders, then Tasmanians.  Back up or lose out: Backing up images is pretty rare occurrence, with 57 per cent of participants backing up their images and video less than twice a year Battle of the sexes: Men lose more images (39%) compared to women (35%) – despite the fact men back up more often than women, with 49% compared to 38% respectively Digital hoarders: 34% of people estimate they have between 200-1000 images on their phone; 29% have over a 1000 photos. FOMO? Hell no: Turns out Gen Y isn’t overly concerned about missing out on social media updates if their phone is damaged – only 8% ranked this as their greatest concern *Online research was conducted by PureProfile (Sept 2016), involving 1000 adults aged 18 – 35 nationally across Australia.About OtterBox: Founded in 1998 with a line of dry boxes, OtterBox has evolved into the No. 1-selling case1  for smartphones in the U.S. and a global leader in mobile device protection.2 Its diverse lineup of protective solutions for handheld technology protect, connect and enable a mobile world. OtterBox has been an eight-time honoree on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies in the U.S. and was named one of “America’s Most Promising Companies” by Forbes Magazine. The company is headquartered in Fort Collins, Colo., with offices in San Diego; Cork, Ireland; and Hong Kong.   For more information, visit otterbox.com.Get connected with OtterBox: OtterBox Australia Facebook: facebook.com/OtterBoxAustralia OtterBox APAC YouTube: youtube.com/user/OtterBoxAPAC OtterBox APAC Instagram: instagram.com/OtterBoxAsia  Note: 1 Defender Series, Commuter Series and Symmetry Series are NOT protective against water. Will provide added protection against drops and shock. 2 Source: The NPD Group/Retail Tracking Service: Cell Phone Device Protection/Units Sold 2012 – 2015   ###   Media Contacts: Amanda Conroy / Amy Rathbone Espresso Communications for OtterBoxamanda@espressocomms.com.au / amy@espressocomms.com.au+61 2 8016 2200 LIWA Allocate Funded Aflex Inflatable Toys to Western Australia's Regional Pools 2016-11-16T20:21:57Z liwa-allocate-funded-aflex-inflatable-toys-to-western-australia-s-regional-pools Up to 90 regional pools in Western Australia will be receiving an Aflex inflatable pool toy ‘George’ in time for the summer swim season, thanks to an allocation of funding from the Western Australia State Government. LIWA Aquatics was allocated this funding with the express purpose of assisting regional aquatic facilities, through the Government of Western Australia’s Royalties for Regions. Royalties for Regions underpins the State Government’s commitment to developing Western Australia’s regional areas into strong and vibrant regional communities that are desirable places to live, work and invest. LIWA Aquatics President Jeff Fondacaro highlights, “The Board of LIWA Aquatics is very proud to be associated with this project that will see increased physical activity and fun in regional pools across Western Australia. The allocation of this funding along with annual grant of $32,000 to all regional pools over the last three years has seen pools rejuvenated, programs developed and new equipment on pool decks. It is a great win for our facilities in rural communities across the state.” Proudly New Zealand made, Aflex sealed inflatables are manufactured from custom-formulated PVC developed over the company’s more than 20 years’ experience supplying high quality aquatic inflatables across New Zealand, Australia the USA and beyond. “A special thanks to Tony and the LIWA committee for choosing Aflex to be the supplier of an inflatable sealed toy - “George” for each of the regional pools this summer,” says Aflex General Manager, Karen Stratford. “It is a great initiative by LIWA to allocate funding for an inflatable for each of these regional rural community pools.” The Aflex ‘Georges’ are printed with LIWA Aquatics and Watch Around Water branding, and feature a new handle design with improved durability. LIWA Aquatics are also providing an allocation of water test kits with the funding to ensure a higher standard of water analysis in WA’s regional aquatic facilities. The organisation is proud to have been the conduit for the provision of this equipment and together with Aflex hope that the facilities benefit from their new equipment. Nail Your Christmas Shopping This Year With RedBalloon 2016-11-15T06:29:56Z nail-your-christmas-shopping-this-year-with-redballoon-1 RedBalloon, Australia’s leading online experience and ‘things to do’ destination is taking the hassle out of Christmas shopping by revealing the latest, must-have gifts as we head into the festive season, with Christmas gift guides for each state and territory in Australia attached. With Christmas just around the corner, RedBalloon promises to take the stress out of present buying this year. And with more than 3500 experiences to choose from, they guarantee you’ll find something to suit everyone. “We’ve seen a strong increase in gourmet experience purchases over the last few years, driven by the growing reputation of Australia’s food and wine our increasingly acclaimed chefs and our passion for home cooking. Last Christmas the gourmet category was our most popular gifting category so we’ve worked hard through the year to ensure we have an even wider range of hands-on experiences on offer including cooking classes, barista courses, wine, beer and cheese tastings and gourmet gifts for anyone, no matter what their taste,” RedBalloon CEO Nick Baker said. RedBalloon gifts and vouchers are available up until Christmas Day, to ensure even the most last minute of shoppers can purchase something unique, meaningful and timely for the biggest gift giving day of the year. Aussies can browse more than 3500 experiences on offer at redballoon.com.au REDBALLOON’S TOP 3 CHRISTMAS GIFTING CATEGORIES 1. Gourmet Experiences Barista training course Patisserie masterclass Brewery tours and beer tasting 2. Outdoor Activities Horse riding activities Scenic cruises Vintage bike ride with picnic 3. Water Sport Experiences Sea turtle snorkel tour Crocodile cage of death Flyboarding experience ABOUT REDBALLOON RedBalloon.com.au is Australia’s most awarded online experience retailer and home of ‘things to do’. RedBalloon has sold almost 3 million experiences since it was established in 2001. Today it offers more than 3500 unique experiences from more than 1000 providers across Australia and New Zealand. RedBalloon also distributes gift cards through selected major retailers nationally, including Coles, Woolworths, Big W, Australia Post, Target, Kmart and Officeworks. Visit redballoon.com.au Further Information: Laura Sedgwick, lsedgwick@porternovelli.com.au / 02 8987 2114/ 0451 041 705 Three Multi-Million-Dollar Fitness Clubs Open in Brisbane 2016-11-11T04:38:04Z three-multi-million-dollar-fitness-clubs-open-in-brisbane Brisbane, QLD: Queensland Gym Giant GO Health Clubs have developed three multi-million-dollar Superclubs in Brisbane, spending over $7 million dollars in club upgrades and equipment over the last twelve months. The newest Superclub in Rothwell recently completed renovations totalling $3 Million Dollars. The facility also added two new brands under its umbrella, activating its Superclub status. The new Superclubs in Brisbane house three fitness brands; GO Health Clubs, Yogabox and Arena Fitness MMA. The Superclubs are in the Brisbane suburbs of Carindale, Rothwell and Springwood. Through member feedback, GO Health Clubs found that many members held multiple memberships to other brands, specialising in boutique training like yoga, HIIT and MMA. Some of these additional memberships were adding up at $80 to $120 per week. These findings prompted the GO Group to introduce a $35 Superclub Membership that gives members access to traditional gym facilities and group fitness classes, as well as coach-led MMA HIIT training and Hot Yoga classes. GO Health Clubs have more than 25,000 current members, with many already taking advantage of the Superclub Membership. Since the upgrade to Superclub status new membership sales have increased by 15% and the average yield of new members has increased by 40%. The most successful Superclub conversion to date was the $3.5 Million Dollar upgrade to GO Health Clubs Springwood. The club was handed to the landlord by a National big box operator and GO took it over with just over 700 members. In approximately 12 months, the Superclub has grown to 4,700 members. The GO group expects it to become Queensland’s biggest club by the end of 2017. Managing Director of GO Health Clubs Niki Dean believes that the Australian Fitness Industry is primed for the Superclub concept, stating “We are essentially leveraging off the massive growth of the boutique training space.” “Now our members can access multiple brands for just $35 per week if they want various training options,” Dean said. “We have spent a couple of years developing the Yogabox and Arena Fitness MMA brands, and now the programming behind it is nationally accredited with Fitness Australia.”  “We’re attracting a new group of consumers that see the benefits of specialised training and we’re offering them a lower price tag under one roof, as opposed to multiple memberships at a spread of locations.” For more information contact: Helen Thompson - Marketing Manager E: hthompson@gohealthclubs.com.au PH: 0414 439 120 | WEB: www.gohealthclubs.com.au   Download supporting media here: [Picture] Moreton Bay Mayor Allan Sutherland with GO Health Clubs Directors at the GO Health Clubs Rothwell Grand Re-Opening Event. From Left: Mayor Allan Sutherland, followed by Directors Niki Dean, Sue Howard and Dan Ross. Link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_grRu0t2Nntb0cxaF9DTTJGclE/view?usp=sharing   Download Rothwell club images - https://goo.gl/4ync8N Download Springwood club images - https://goo.gl/PEYK9z Download Carindale club images - https://goo.gl/3TQn0Z Zoomy Leisure Launches Kids Balance Bikes 2016-11-10T23:01:41Z zoomy-leisure-launches-kids-balance-bikes PRESS RELEASE: Sydney AU, 11-November-2016 – Zoomy Leisure, an online store specialising in outdoor equipment for children, is pleased to announce the launch of Kids Balance Bikes. Balance Bikes are becoming increasingly popular since it’s one of the best ways for children to develop their sense of balance and confidence required to ride a proper bike with pedals.  Many kids with balance bikes learn to ride pedal bikes much earlier on, and never go through the challenges faces with training wheels. Zoomy Leisure spent 6 months researching the market and testing various types of balance bikes to come up with what we feel is the ultimate balance bike for young children. As with all our other products, our focus was on fun and safety.  In addition to this, our bikes are just about the lightest on the market, weighing in at only 2kg! Another strong focus was on durability.  Many kids won’t look after their things; we have designed our bikes to be bumped, dropped and left out in the rain.  We’re confident Zoomy Balance Bikes will provide your children with years of fun and safe biking. Zoomy Balance Bikes feature an aluminium body which is strong and light and will never rust; quick release adjustable height seats and handle bars; puncture proof 12” tyres that will never require maintenance; and a plastic seat with a synthetic leather cover that’s water proof. Zoomy Balance Bikes are available in six different colours:  blue, pink, purple, red, aqua and yellow and they can be purchased at www.zoomy.com.au. The high-quality products provided online at Zoomy Leisure are designed to add fun to the family's leisure time. The online shopping experience is convenient, hassle-free and secure. Our website offers free shipping and a 90 day no questions asked return policy. Zoomy Leisure is a young, yet growing company that has a goal of becoming the number one choice for providing more enjoyable leisure time. Contact Information: Company Name: Zoomy LeisureAddress: Sydney AustraliaContact Telephone Number +61 2 9037 3824Online Store:  www.zoomy.com.auEmail: info@zoomy.com.au Autism Spectrum Australia launches new inclusive Nippers website with SLSA 2016-11-10T00:01:18Z autism-spectrum-australia-launches-new-inclusive-nippers-website-with-slsa Surf Life Saving Australia and Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) have joined together to create a suite of resources for children and families with disabilities who are joining Nippers. The ‘What We Do at Nippers’ program helps prepare children with disabilities for their first Nippers experience, as well as promote beach safety and inclusion activities. After a successful event with 60 children held in Northern NSW earlier this year, the inclusion resources are now available for all Surf Life Saving Clubs, parents and children to use online. The website includes videos, downloadable resources and visual supports. “Our aim is to support the community, groups and organisations to be inclusive of all people with a disability. SLSA have welcomed this support with open arms and we are delighted by the inclusive resource we have been able to create together” says Jodi Rodgers, Autism Spectrum Australia. “Inclusion is an attitude. It is about being an organisation where everyone feels welcome and valued. This starts from when a potential new member comes into contact with the club for the first time, through to the member actively participating in club activities ”said a spokesperson for Surf Life Saving Australia. The website is now live and ready to use. Visit: http://www.inclusion.net.au Meet the first Australian skincare company who runs skincare making workshops: Be Fraîche 2016-11-09T00:43:17Z -332 On a monthly basis, Be Fraiche Skincare runs a series of “Make Your Own Skincare” workshops at the cosy workshop space in Bondi Junction. Founded by Helen Dao, a Europe-trained skincare formulator, Be Fraiche Skincare is the first skincare company in Australia to provide both high-quality natural skincare products and fun hands-on workshops. Starting in early 2016, besides a beautiful natural skincare range that is gentle and effective, Be Fraiche has run 10 workshops and taught more than 100 students to date. “I couldn’t find a product that can balance my sensitive combination skin but also nourish my skin at the same time. Hence, I decided to learn the ins and outs of skincare and create my own. I wanted to learn from the experts.” Leaving her corporate job behind, Helen enrolled in with a cosmetic science school in the UK then travelled to Grasse, France to learn the art of perfumery. After 2.5 years of continuous researching and creating, Be Fraiche was born. “Making your own skincare although is fun, can also be dangerous if you don’t actually know the ingredients you’re using.” “I was first alarmed when my friend asked me if she could use baking soda to wash her face as recommended by some blog she had seen. Most people don’t know that baking soda can damage the skin’s acid mantle, weaken and thin it out overtime due to its high pH. If you have seen how baking soda can make tarnished silver shiny again, you wouldn’t put it on your skin. And yes, I told my friend not to.” Frustrated by the misinformation and bad DIY recipes, tips and tricks floating on the Internet, Helen decided to share her knowledge of making skincare and the safety use of natural ingredients.   “One of the biggest myths in DIY skincare is “everything natural is safe”. But no, that’s not the case with essential oils. They’re 70 times stronger than the plants and highly concentrated. They should not be used neat on the skin, or be ingested. The first thing I tell my students at my workshops is to dilute, dilute, and dilute essential oils at 1% or lower in skincare.” The workshop space is a great place to spend the Saturday morning to create and learn. The room is full of sunshine, cosy and inviting with yellow flowers, cute and neat table set up, matching aprons and delicious morning tea. “I wanted to create a stylish and enjoyable learning experience. Making skincare is a science but it can also be fun and creative. That’s why I paid attention to not only the ingredients & teaching but also the venue, decorations and of course, food.” “Everyone is a scientist for the day and has their own tool set. They get to see, smell and test a variety of natural ingredients. My students told me that the best part is they get to choose the ingredients that suit their skin, the scents that they like and create their own skincare, individually. We make 2 products per workshop and it’s so amazing to see the different scents, texture and colours in our students’ products!” Be Fraiche is the first skincare company in Australia to share their craft and create the awareness of the safe use of natural ingredients. The workshops are suitable for anyone who are curious about how skincare products are made, want to learn to make them right, or simply to have fun on a Saturday morning. Tickets are selling fast, especially the popular Cream & Lotion workshop. Class size is limited to 10 people for better learning experience. Upcoming workshops: Cream & Lotion – Saturday, 26 November 2016 Prices for a 3-hour workshop is $95 per person, bring a friend for $85 each, including morning tea. Details: www.befraiche.com SeaSack Launches in Australia 2016-11-07T02:05:03Z seasack-launches-in-australia SeaSack, the revolutionary and super-convenient hands-free beach bag and backpack, have officially launched their Kickstarter campaign. The North Carolina-based team are giving people the opportunity to pledge to the project, in exchange for exclusive access to a variety of rewards including the SeaSack and the SeaSack XL. Branding themselves as a stylish new way to hold all of your beach gear, SeaSack is designed to carry beach chairs and most other beach gear, hands-free. Made from high quality materials, the beach bag can easily hold 20-25 kilograms, and doubles as a backpack with padded backing for added comfort. The beach bag cross backpack removes the struggle of carrying around everything needed for a day in the sun. The hands-free solution makes it easier to take care of belongings by securing beach equipment in one, easy to carry bag. Not only will this save time and effort, but also save car boots from being inundated with sand! SeaSack is also great for storage, so equipment can be kept together in the garage, ready for the next trip. “It feels great to know this will forever make getting to the beach easier for people around the world,” says Jason VanHanswyk, Co-founder at SeaSack. “SeaSack offers a great solution to families with kids, who we all know like to bring lots of different equipment to the beach; buckets, and spades, and all other necessary sandcastle-building utensils. But with all these different pieces, it’s inevitable that some may get lost or left behind in the rush home at the end of the day, leaving some children pretty upset in the process. Holding up to 25 kilos, the beach bag and backpack can hold all of your child’s equipment and so much more, so you can avoid lost property and even temper tantrums”. The original SeaSack holds two standard beach chairs, towels, and most other beach gear, but for larger groups or families, SeaSack XL can hold 4 standard size beach chairs, 1 blanket, and 6-10 towels. Both bags are also designed with two sizable pouches for extra storage on the side, for easy access to sunglasses and sunscreen. Each SeaSack also comes with a water resistant, full zip cell phone pouch. From November 2, pledges can be made to SeaSack’s Kickstarter campaign. “We need your help in order to get the materials of such a premium quality bag low enough to keep the prices low, making SeaSack affordable to all families!”, says VanHanswyk. “We’re also proud to announce our partnership with Soles4Souls and for each SeaSack sold, a pair of shoes will be donated to people in need around the world. So helping yourself to a SeaSack means you’re helping disadvantaged children, women and men in need around the world who do not own shoes or have inadequate footwear – a basic necessity. “In exchange for pledging to the project, backers can gain access to a variety of rewards including the SeaSack and the SeaSack XL at exclusive Kickstarter prices”, says VanHanswyk. Website: seasackthebag.com Kickstarter campaign: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1010330767/seasack-a-beach-chair-backpack YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeFE7PDmj00&feature=youtu.be     New charity WheelEasy launches today with a simple mission. To provide wheelchair users, their families and friends with better access to the leisure activities that the rest of us Australians take for granted. 2016-11-04T03:11:32Z giving-wheelchair-users-and-their-families-amp-friends-access-to-the-same-leisure-opportunities-that-the-rest-of-us-take-for-granted EMBARGO UNTIL TUESDAY 8th NOVEMBER It’s the brainchild of Max Burt and wife Justine. Max’s life changed in 1999 when his car was hit by an on-call fire engine, suffering catastrophic injuries and making him a permanent wheelchair user.   Both saw how few activities they could do together. For every wheelchair user, there are always many others who are also disadvantaged. The result, too often, is that everyone stays at home. WheelEasy aims to change this with various projects.   The first is the Access Information Website: www.wheeleasy.org.au is the first of its kind; a geolocation based, one stop shop for everything about access, bringing together information currently scattered all over the place; on individual websites, in pamphlets, in people's heads. It will give guidance on all leisure oriented activities covering beaches, stations, stadiums, cinemas, and bush walks to name but a few.     Where are the accessible toilets? Parking? Ramps? Beach wheelchairs? Flat access picnic areas, playgrounds and restaurants? Is the transport I need to use to get there accessible? Small details that make the difference between staying at home and venturing out and making the most of everything this marvelous country has to offer.   The site is built with mobiles in mind. If lack of access becomes clear when out and about, the ability to spontaneously look for alternatives has never been available. Now spur of the moment changes in plan become possible.   Everyone can share information about their local area. And, people can add photos; because wheelchair users often have different access needs, photos can often show more than words.   Max Burt, Chairman of Trustees, says, “Our ultimate aim is to make every wheelchair user in Australia aware of our site and ask them to share their local knowledge and experience. We’ve started in NSW and now we are mapping the whole country. We want it to be a permanent feature on every wheelchair user’s mobile”.   "Imagine not being able to get down on to a beach with your family. Imagine not being able to go to a cinema with your mates because you don't know if you can sit with them. Imagine how wonderful it would be to know the boat journey you wanted to take your parents on was possible to do; because you knew for sure that the boat piers were wheelchair accessible.   This information is essential to enjoying life with others. Now imagine being able to access all this information on one site”.             Funding will come from grants, corporate partnerships, donations and fundraising activities.   To kick-start the charity, WheelEasy has just been awarded a substantial grant from one of Australia's major philanthropic bodies, the Ian Potter Foundation. It has also announced its first significant corporate partnership with property developer Mirvac becoming a primary major supporter. Ends For more information: Max Burt, 0447 444 500, max@wheeleasy.org.au www.wheeleasy.org.au    facebook.com/wheeleasy    www.twitter.com/wheeleasy