NEXT CSS: BEING A FITNESS BROAD, NOVEMBER 19th
Looking for new direction, a life change, want to get into Fitness industry or simply live a healthier life? Then the November BAB Career Seminar Series (CSS) Being A Fitness Broad is just for you!
Listen to the experiences of three foreign women, all of whom found their jobs in the Fitness industry while living in Japan. With plenty of time for questions and discussions, these informal presentations from three diverse Fit broads are sure to give you the information and inspiration you need to kick start your own career.
This is a great chance to connect with other fabulous broads. If you’re in the Sports/Health industry already, then why not come along and mingle with some like minded women? Even if it’s not your field of interest you’ll be sure to take away something very valuable from this seminar.
We are delighted to announce our fabulous NOVEMBER FIT speakers:
Louisa is one of the owners of VITALITY PLUS, founded to provide fun, effective and affordable fitness options focusing on the needs of the women of Tokyo. Seeking to inspire and motivate to achieve health, happiness and vitality through active living, the aim to do this through personal training and group fitness classes with qualified female trainers. Tokyo Fit Mums is a class specifically designed for mums to get back into fitness after pregnancy with the option to bring your baby along. It allows you to spend quality time with your little one as well as socialize with other likeminded mums all while gaining the benefits of exercise.
After moving to Japan with her partner in 2007, Luisa found there were limited options for affordable and effective fitness options in English for the women of Tokyo. Starting off training friends part time, this quickly grew to a full time business with both Vitality Plus and Tokyo Fit Mums. Luisa is a fully qualified personal trainer from Australia specializing in women’s fitness, post natal fitness and weight loss nutrition.
Leza is currently the Owner and one of the instructors at Sun & Moon Yoga in Tokyo. Drawn to Japan by her interest in Buddhism she arrived in Japan in the early 1990′s where she also worked as a university lecturer and freelance writer with extensive experience writing for The Japan Times, The Asahi Evening News, NHK and others. She has since written several publications. She took her first yoga class in 1989, then in 1994, she began to study seriously with Veera Wibaux, an Iyengar-trained French mime, and in 1996, she began to study intensively with Jill Minye, a powerful Kripalu teacher in Sebastopol, California. In 2000, Leza became certified to teach yoga at the White Lotus Foundation.
She is continually seeking to grow, learn and expand from her practice, as well as from the practice of teaching, which is yoga itself. She has taught yoga privately to Academy-award winning actors, Grammy-award winning musicians, corporate executives, artists, salarymen, office ladies, kids, octogenarians, and everyone in between.
When Leza relocated to Japan in 2002, she wanted to bring a California sense of relaxation to Tokyo. She opened her yoga studio, Sun and Moon Yoga, in December of 2003. Sun and Moon has a great team of dedicated, experienced, kind, creative and mindful teachers from all over the world. The studio’s name is taken from the Sanskrit word hatha, which is the type of yoga practiced, and which means “Sun/Moon.” Through the practice of yoga postures, breathing, meditation and awareness, we balance the opposite energies of the body/mind (sun and moon, male and female, light and dark, left and right, heaven and earth) and create a sanctuary for the soul.
Elana is the force behind both Tokyo Fitness and Elana Jade, an international organic beauty salon superbly situated in Azabu Juban, Tokyo. Elana was the winner of the South Pacific International Dance Championship and also competed at state level in cross-country and athletics in New South Wales. After receiving her Diploma of Fitness in 2001 she expanded her knowledge by completing the Certificate 4 in Beauty Therapy with distinction specializing in skin anatomy and physiology. Elana specializes in core conditioning and outdoor fitness training such as kickboxing and boot camp classes.
Elana believes a holistic approach to improve fitness and nutritional habits benefit all aspects of our lives.
This is an informal event so please do come as you are! No dress code is necessary. Doors open at 7:15pm (please do not come before 7:15pm) and we will start at 7:30pm. There will be 10 minutes of speaking from each of our FITNESS Broads, followed by 60 minutes of questions and chatting. Drinks will be served during the seminar.
We hope this will be a great opportunity for participants to get inspired and informed, and enjoy meeting some new friends with similar interests and passions. Please note that, to allow speakers and guests to speak more freely, this is a GIRLS’ only event.
Please RSVP here on the FB page or email email@example.com if you intend on coming, so we have an idea of numbers and can send you a map. Entrance fee is just ¥2000, and the event is being held at Hays Japan, in Akasaka.
We sincerely thank Hays Japan for generously allowing BAB to use their space. Akasaka Twin Tower, Main Tower 7F2-17-22 Akasaka Minato-ku Tokyo 107-0052 http://www.hays.co.jp/
ABOUT THE BAB CSS:
For many broads, working is a large part of life in Japan and BAB is delighted to support this through our monthly Career Seminar Series (CSS). BAB started the series last year, and designed it to kick-start, educate, inspire, and make the working lives of women in Japan even more enjoyable and productive.
These seminars are a very casual, informal affair, with each one having a different theme. BAB invites three foreign women working in a similar industry, whom we admire because of the way they have made their career in Japan and whom we think might like to share their inspirational stories, to speak with other foreign women at each event.
After a short break, the BAB CSS was restarted in May of this year at our new venue in Akasaka, generously sponsored by Hays. Following the success of the relaunch we are now moving to a monthly format.
In May, broads had the opportunity to meet four education experts and hear their stories at our Being An Education Broad session. April Sugimoto, deputy head of Kspace International Kindergarten, Shanel Catasti, elementary curriculum coordinator at Yokohama International School, Narelle English, principal, and Shelley Sacks, co-founder and director of Ohana International School, very warmly shared their many experiences. They offered career advice, support, and tips for women interested in a career change, a career track, and ongoing professional development. Each speaker talked for about ten minutes followed by a very valuable question-and-answer session. It was a great first CSS and BAB sincerely thanks all the speakers and broads in attendance.
In August we explored what it’s like Being A Food Broad, and with bottles of wine and a fabulous group of women, we enjoyed presentations by entrepreneur and owner of The Pink Cow, Traci Consoli, cooking teacher and food guide Petra Laptiste, and food writer, certified wine and sake professional, and bar editor of Bento.com, Melinda Joe. We all left happy and hungry for more.
In September we dished up Being A Coaching Broad with the help of three fantastic life coaches. This seminar was ideal for women looking for new direction, a life change, some inspiration, or who have a desire to help others.
We are planning to collate all the information from each subsequent BAB CSS to be available for women outside of Tokyo and unable to attend the event in person. For those women in Tokyo, the events are generally held on the third Friday of the month. Entrance is just ¥2,000 and refreshments are served.
Make sure to check the BAB website, BAB on Facebook, and weekly newsletter for all BAB Career Seminar Series announcements, updates, and speaker profiles. We always welcome suggestions on topics and themes and if any broads are interested in presenting, please do contact Dee any time through firstname.lastname@example.org.