Get Moving Exercise Project

Queensland Sports Medicine Centre (QSMC) and Aspire Fitness & Rehabilitation (AFR) are excited to announce the launch of the ‘Get Moving’ Medical Exercise Program DVD to assist people with dementia. The Get Moving program has been designed and facilitated by the Accredited Exercise Physiology Team at AFR in conjunction with Alzheimer’s Australia (Qld). Following the success of the supervised Brisbane based program over the past 18 months the program has now been expanded to produce a take-home DVD of the program. This is to allow people with dementia and their carers across Australia to undertake the program in the comfort of their own home.

This evidence-based program is designed to facilitate and empower clients to achieve a return to functional independence and an improved quality of life.

Benefits of the program to date have shown:

• Improved strength and mobility,
• Improved mood and general wellness,
• Improved flexibility & balance and
• Improved ability to perform everyday tasks like walking and standing.
Accredited Exercise Physiologist Molly Shevill from AFR stated ‘It has been such an amazing program to be involved with for the last 18 months. It is hoped that the production of this DVD will create an avenue for remote and interstate AAQ clients & their carers to take on the program and experience the benefits of exercise that have been observed with the Brisbane based clients to date”.

To register for the Brisbane based supervised sessions of the “Get Moving“ program or to request a copy of the ‘Get Moving’ DVD contact at Alzheimer’s Australia (Qld) on 1800 100 500.




Please come and help us break the World Record for the Largest Personal Training Circuit Class and support 300 terminally ill Queenslanders!

QSMC and AFR are supporting the “MND and Me Foundation” by sponsoring an exercise station and entering a team into the “Muscle Up for MND” event to assist Queenslanders living with Motor Neurone Disease (MND). 

The aim is on Saturday 15 March for 3,000 people to invade the Gabba in an attempt to break the World Record. The current World Record is 2061 people, held by Guy Leech and we hope to smash it!

This is more than an event, it is an experience! How often do you get the chance to:

  • Be a sporting superstar by running out on to the world-famous Gabba for a training   session
  • Rub shoulders with some of Australia’s elite athletes while training
  • Brag that you are a world record holder


Of course by participating we also get the chance to show our support for Queenslanders impacted by this terminal and debilitating disease.

The World Record Attempt

During the one hour session (9.00am – 10.00am) we will rotate together through different stations set up around the ground. Exercises at each station will go for 4 minutes in duration and cater for different fitness levels allowing everyone to Muscle Up. To participate all that is asked is that you donate your regular training fee (or a minimum of $20). All donations are tax deductable.

This is a great opportunity for us to have some fun, while helping a very worthy cause.  For more information about MND and the MND and Me Foundation check out this link.

When you register you will be asked the name of the group you are associated with.  Please enter Aspire Fitness & Rehabilitation.

To register and for more information please visit:

Yours in Fitness

Queensland Sports Medicine Centre & Aspire Fitness & Rehabilitation

What is Motor Neurone Disease?

MND is a terminal condition where the motor neurone nerve cells that control your voluntary muscles progressively die.  It leads to the paralysis of limbs and the ability to speak, swallow and breathe. The mind and the senses usually remain intact. The disease is rapid and debilitating.

The latest MND statistics are out and it is not good.

In 2011 there were 790 MND related deaths in Australia.

  • One death every 11 hours
  • One new diagnosis every 11 hours
  • Average life expectancy 27 months
  • 90% of cases completely random
  •  A cure is yet to be found
  • An effective treatment is yet to be found
  • It can strike anyone at anytime


The MND and Me Foundation was formed in January 2011 to raise awareness of MND and its impact on the community. MND and Me Foundation saw the desperate need to assist people living with MND and their families to maintain their independence and quality of life for as long as possible. The Foundation contributes financially toward research into finding a cure, but until one is found, the major objectives are to ensure those who have to live with this terrible disease and their families are supported by the Foundation both in financial and non-financial ways.

The MND and Me vision is to create a quality of life for people living with MND which is not compromised by their diagnosis – a life with dignity and independence.

In 2010, Scott Sullivan was told he had Motor Neurone Disease and his life expectancy was just 3-5 years. In spite of this tragic news his first thoughts were not only for his beautiful wife Sarah and his two children, but for other people living with MND. He was instrumental in creating the MND and Me Foundation.

Scott’s courage and drive to help others despite his illness is an inspiration to us all.

For more information on the MND and Me Foundation please visit

For further details feel free to contact Paul Olds on 0411 984 137 or