Nick Byron

Here I am

Bio

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Mission Statement

I've always had an interest in physical activity; however, it didn't start out as a passion. I had a beautiful older brother of eighteen months - Tim. I was the fortunate one health-wise. He had Cystic Fibrosis, a genetically inherited terminal disease that affects the respiratory and digestive systems. My parents, rightly so, spent a great deal of time and effort attending to his health. Because of this, I managed to fly under the radar. Poor eating habits and not enough exercise. Energy in definitely exceeded energy out. Being overweight certainly attracted some negative attention at school and in other social circles. Dad's work saw us move to Darwin in the late sixties. The negative attention moved with it. My father definitely twigged. He was a marathon runner and used to train every morning. Being ex-army, he was very disciplined and committed to the cause. One morning he said, "come with me". Three words - that's all it took. A significant person in my life took an interest in me and wanted to do something with me. The rest is history. My interest in physical activity developed into a passion, which then developed into a journey that has delivered me to where I am today. What a ride! I have enjoyed every minute of it. The physical, emotional, social and spiritual benefits of regular physical activity are too numerous to mention. I chose life. You can too.

Personal Information

Name: - Nick Byron.

Born: - Melbourne.

Year of Birth: -1960.

Married to Susan

2 Sons - Ben and Scott.

Currently Living on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia.

Education

Schooling: - Educated at Caulfield Grammar School, Ela Beach Primary School, Larrakeyah Primary School, Darwin High School.

Tertiary Education: - Toorak Teachers College, Victoria University, Deakin University.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Education (PE Major)

Graduate Diploma of Sports Science.

Past Employment

Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School,

St. Leonard's College,

Munich International School,

Fairholme College.

Positions Held

Head of Health and Physical Education,

Head of Sport and Activities,

Head of House.

Years of Expirence

35yrs Teaching, Mentoring and Coaching experience.

Passions

Physical Activity

Currently Activities

Writing a book on Physical Activity for Teenagers and Parents - Simple steps on how to get teenagers involved and keep them engaged.

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My Blogs

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turn the world around

Hooligans. The word conjures up images of thugs running amok, smashing windows and damaging anything they can get their hands on. No respect for property or others with an opposing view. Their answer to opposition is violence and destruction. Read more…

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Can you do it? Yes you can!

What’s your health status? Like me, you probably have a pretty good general idea. You know what the indicators and risk factors are. Your body is made to move. That is one of the reasons we were put on this planet. Read more…

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Australian Healthy Living

party spin doctors have decided that this is not an important election issue. How long can one of the healthiest economies in the world continue to support a health system that spends billions of dollars every year treating diseases of physical inactivity? Read more…

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Australia, we have a (health) problem!

Are you struggling with mountains of information about diet and exercise? You are not alone out there. Have you ever wondered about this beautiful country and where we are headed? What are its’ strengths? Its’ weaknesses? Read more…

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