said that she majored in microbiology and is has now successfully gained
her PhD in plant disease, especially trying to find the causal agent(s)
of a new disease in Buffel Grass. Buffel grass can be variable in habit,
but all types are very drought-tolerant and can withstand heavy grazing
once established. Buffel Grass is a tropical grass of Africa and India
and was introduced into northern Australia for cattle feed. For those
interested here is more info on Buffel
week Scott said, " I'm away next week and there are no available
instructors, how about you take the class, you've been doing aerobics
long enough." So Sandrine was conned into it by both Scott and the
seniors. On the day of her first class the seniors spokesperson Shirley
brought up a dilemma. An instructor from the gym was supposed to give
Tai Bo, aerobics, Swiss ball and resistance training demonstrations for
seniors at Shopping Fair North Rockhampton as part of their launch of
the new seniors card week. Unfortunately the gym had forgotten and Scott
was away. Guess who got conned into doing that! So Sandrines second aerobics
class was in the middle of a shopping centre. Talk about nerves! She said.
Scott thanked her profusely for doing this and suggested that she take
one of his classes every week, as he did not have the time. She agreed.
couple of months later an aerobics course through TAFE came up in Mackay.
Sandrine decided to do it so that she would have a better idea of what
she was supposed to do. It was a course over three weekends. Although
Sandrine has only done the aerobics module (not the entire Fitness Leader
Course, (which would take at least one year) she is still an Instructor
at the gym. It is not my profession she said, I do it for the experience
and to help out at the gym. Chances are I'll be there well after my PhD.
After that, who knows?
So ladies & gentlemen…start your engines the class is growing every week and runs on a Tuesday & Thursday at 8:45am for approx 45 minutes at the Central Queensland University Community Sports Centre.