Undies on the outside


Because “When the going gets tough, the tough go shopping” thats what my old boxing Coach Gavan James from Cairns use to say.

In the Sports Psc world scholars would define adverse conditions and mental toughness as “An ability to consistently perform toward the upper range of your talent and skill regardless of competitive circumstances, conditions, and time

Me, personally, what do i think about tough conditions? mentally challenging situations? the competitive hard times. Well just like the girls that are featured in the pic above at todays 6 Hour Ultra Endurance event “The Buck 3” I would wear my fucken undies on the outside. WHY?

It makes you happy!

And because I’ve  been a massive believer in remaining positive through adversity, through challenges, through long gruelling workouts, events, and sub standard conditions.  Faking it till you make it.

Now i find this to be powerfully true, resonating with me to this very day after reading the book by Chris McDougall,  years ago called Born To Run If you haven’t scrolled through these pages yet, runner or not, do yourself a favour and indulge.

The book is about almost semi-mystical people known as the Tarahumara tribe. These dudes are Native American people who live in the sheltered depths of Northwestern Mexico. They drink pinole, which is like water and toasted corn. They’ve developed a culture around ultrarunning, sometimes running more than 200 miles in one session. That is 8 back to back marathons. Wearing nothing other then thongs, drinking corn beer, and strapping on a loin cloth.

How do you think it made them feel? ………..You guessed it, just like the girls with the undies on the outside,  POSITIVE. Positive  in the face of adversity, toughness, forcing uncanny health and inner serenity. Great game plan and strategy for when the shit gets real. Force a smile, change your state, if you have to put your bloomers over the top and thats what it takes, then thats what it takes!

Remaining positive when the happy well is bone fucken dry,  means that no matter how brutal the circumstances—whether it’s your 10th hour running through a Ultra Marathon, or you’re halfway through a 3000 rep workout that includes pull-ups and lifting heavy shit—you’re able to withstand the pain and suffering and perform to the best of your skills and talents, with a good time, high place, or even a win.

Rolling with your version of the “Undies on the outside”  may be the defining factor between finishing at the front of the pack and not finishing at all.




“Common sense is seeing things as they are; and doing things as they ought to be.” – Harriet Beecher Stowe

Would you agree we live in truly remarkable times? Fast paced, intense, and with an abundance of knowledge at our finger tips when we want it? We don’t have to wait in-between scheduled T.V ads till the good bit of the program comes back on. I remember even trying to figure out the timing of adverts back in the day (Do they come on every 10 min or every 8) In N.Z growing up in the 80’s there use to be a little white fragmented circle in the bottom corner of the telly screen came up pre ad, to warn you, or signal it was time to bolt to the toilet.

Educated people with powerful messages of purpose and passion flood our brains 24/7 if we want it. Some of you may or may not remember pre internet days. You worked, you finished work you went home, you watched TV, you may have read a book, exercised, socialised, however the connectivity was minimal. Your community was immediate, intimate and isolated.

Now we are one big connected international community. Intense I know. But this has a major Ying to its Yang. Wisdom and educational messages, volumes of knowledge and intelligence awaits our minds just with the typing of a few words or a click of a button on Netflix.

I love this. As a self educated man with the maturity, means, and openness and eagerness to learn I can gorge on documentaries, films, You tube clips relating to my interests and industry. But what the fuck do you do to implement and maintain all this knowledge once the impact has run its course? The honeymoon of knowledge has ended, and life has set in.

Me personally I don’t follow any specific dietary plans. The constant reminder of better lifestyle choices and the disgraceful quality of the food industry keeps me generally eating well. I constantly research and remain a common sponge open to input and absorption of what comes along.

My nutritional beliefs are that of common sense and with a good old dose of common practise.

I’m not a major fan of micro-managing macros or counting my cashews anymore. But I’ve been around the athletic traps for many years now and am an old hand at this food thing. But for others its horses for courses, some like the segmented approach and the full noise system of counting the beans.

I eat when I’m hungry, and listen instinctively to my body.

But maybe you’ve watched your fair share of nutritional docos, movies and clips. You’ve indulged in the must view websites, listened to the recommended pod casts and now you are confused as all fuck. What do I do?

Here is my suggestion. Eat real food and steer well clear of the man-made, processed junk that fills most supermarket shelves. The bulk of what you eat should have at some stage flew, grew, swam, or walked. As for beverages, drink shit loads of water and enjoy tea and coffee neat.

Consider leaving yourself alone a little and stop laying the smack down if you eat something such as a bowl of ice cream OCCASIONALLY.

Yes, eat healthy for the most part, but don’t live a life of deprivation. Life is already too short. It is okay to go out and enjoy yourself from time to time. You can always make up for it in the gym.

If your athletic and training for performance or an enhanced body composition follow a minimum 80/20 rule. If your training or eating to maintain, 75/25 is a good rule of thumb to follow.

Keep on with the path to further knowledge and a thirst for nutritional wisdom, intelligence is power.

But put it in perspective, your health is important, learn everything you can about nutrition but remember everything in moderation, including moderation.


THE BUCK 3 – JULY 30TH 0500-1100



An event unique but rewarding, empowering and achievable. Look for reasons not excuses for The Buck 3 YOU WILL BE GLAD YOU DID. Please register below

A handful of testimonials below from real people, people who train 2-4 times a week. People like you and I. The Buck 3 is an all in fitness levels event.
We love team work, and love being encouraged & supported and Dan and I love being challenged. We’ve signed up for the Buck 3 for all those reasons and more. (And the last 2 were freakin’ awesome!!!) Jamie Milne Training always put on a quality event. Can’t wait to see what you boys have in store for us this time!
When I first heard about ‘the buck’ I immediately thought ‘what the f…! ‘ No way!! So I went as a spectator to check it out.  WOW it was bloody amazing. All levels of fitness, slogging it out.  Reaching personal goals in a fun supportive and challenging environment. I immediately signed up for the next one. An event not to be missed! Jo
Jamie Milne Trainings “The Buck 1” was a game changer for me. This was the event that taught me that my body is capable of much more than my mind was letting on.  The Buck 1, JMT Coaches and the supportive Stagpack community all combined to get me across the line further than I thought previously.  A 6 hour training event in which there is a substantial 2 hour obstacle race type session in the middle is always going to be tough.  But, once started you just know that it is going to be worth it-something really special.  Yes, it’s going to be gruelling, yes it’s going to hurt, and yes you’re going to want to quit- yet I didn’t, in fact no one did.  Everyone gets it done- because that’s what it’s all about-teamwork, accomplishment, breaking down barriers and coming out stronger physically and mentally.  After this event I trained harder, faster and longer because I knew I could do more in the gym, on the trails and in life in general.  If you keep doing the same thing you’re going to get the same results- push hard and see where it takes you.  You might surprise yourself.

If you are training for an upcoming event or just looking to gain that mental edge to take you to the next level I highly recommend that you give it a go.

Challenge yourself, you won’t regret it.






Struggling to get active? Struggling with the day to day grind of LIFE?  GET A DOG!

There are numerous benefits for having a canine side kick, mental well being is a powerful one, and so is the benefit to your physical well being.

Walking my dog “Sugar” would have to rate as one of the most fulfilling things to do in my hectic life. It is a simple act with profound benefits. My baby Rotti is currently 18kg of blissful stupidity. Similar to myself.

A book im currently reading states that dog owners are less likely to suffer from depression than non-pet owners. Even for those people who do become clinically depressed, having a pet to take care of can help them out of a depressive episode, in some cases more effectively even than medication. Since taking care of a dog requires a routine and forces you to stay at least a little active, it is harder to stay inside feeling down all the time. The interaction with and love received from a dog can also help people stay positive. Even the mere act of looking at your pet increases the amount of Oxytocin, the “feel good” chemical, in the brain.

While other pets have positive effects on your health as well, dogs have the added benefit of needing to be walked and played with numerous times a day. This means most dog owners get the recommended minimum 30 minutes of exercise a day, lowering their risk of cardiovascular disease and keeping them in better overall shape than cat owners or people without pets.

I think  Sugar, and dogs and general  teache us patience, commitment and selflessness. Caring for a dog, like children takes a lot of responsibility and commitment, and it also teaches us to be more patient and less selfish. We learn to be less focused on ourselves and more tolerant of others.

Sugar reminds me that there is much joy in the simplicity of life, to be present, even when i dont want too, she is my little mindful mate.

Have a little look at some helpful dog related goodies below.



  1. Brightwater Park, Heliconia Park
  2. Buddina Park, Point Cartwright
  3. Poatina Street, Wurtulla to Currimundi Creek, Currimundi (beach access 249 to 253)
  4. Dicky Beach Coochin Park, cnr Beerburrum and Cooroy Streets
  5. Golden Beach Woorim Park, Esplanade
  6. Moffat Beach Coorara Street, Dicky Beach to Russell Street, Shelly Beach. Beach access 270 to 276
  7. Shelley Beach Russell Street to Victoria Terrace. Beach access 276 to 281
  8. Warana Dog park opposite Rata Street on Nicklin Way (fenced area)


  • Greyhounds are the fastest dogs on earth, with speeds of up to 85km per hour
  • Dog’s nose prints are as unique as a human’s finger prints and can be used to accurately identify them
  • Only dogs and humans have prostates
  • The bible mentions dogs 14 times
  • The Russians trained dogs during WWII to run suicide missions with mines strapped to their backs



=> Exercising tips and strategy for the TIME poor <=
Did you know we are all issued with 24 hours in a whole day?
No body on this planet, black, white or Asian are special enough for an extra quota of hours. Even if your yearly salary tips the 6 figure bracket, those thick yearly folds still won’t give you an ability to purchase a  few extra minutes.
 Regardless of your annual earnings, race, religion or Insta selfie, 7 days without exercise makes one “WEAK”
I remember before Leigh and I opened JMT, I was busy…….., under the pump, magnificent multitasking male machine. I actually thought I was busy.
At this stage in my life personally I have many more responsibilities and time constraints.
 My own training isn’t a primary  concern I’m very happy to eat healthy most the time, train to maintain and enjoy the pure act of moving and training for fun.
My background is the polar opposite.
A lengthy career in the navy saw me forced or told to exercise for lengths of time and with methods that weren’t of my choice.
Boxing for many years had me punched in the head and body for a sport and with motivational consequences again calling for a high level and commitment to fitness.
And for the last 7 years competitive CrossFit, which may be free from head trauma, however opting more for breaking and bashing your whole body instead, turning yourself into a human pretzel at a thousand miles an hour in front of all your friends.
Therefore, as much as I raised breed and groomed for the enjoyment of seemingly endless workouts, it is very rare now that I have time.
Mine and Leigh’s hectic schedule has forced me to become more efficient and creative with my training. I can’t just block off several hours in the middle of the day to lift box, run. Instead, I need to make time, even when it seems like there isn’t time.
If you find yourself in a similar situation or you find yourself often pulling the I DONT HAVE THE TIME CARD
  1. -Ive got kids
  2. – business
  3. – Syphillus
  4. – The dogs
  5. – I’m not a morning person
  6. – I’m not a fucken anytime person
  7. – I don’t need to train I’m already skinny
  8. – I’m comfortable who I am in my own skin
  9. – This years not working for me!
Then these suggestions below might prove to be of help and value and perhaps prevent the excuses above.
  • ⭕️DID YOU KNOW that if you trained for an hour a day that is only 4% of your day
  • ⭕️Commit to training with a friend, if you don’t turn up you let them down and yourself
  • ⭕️ If you are self motivated, consider a 24 hour gym. Do your own thing when you want.
  • ⭕️HABITS ARE HARD TO MAKE BUT EASY TO BREAK- Start the committed habit of training just 2-3 times a week. Be Unbreakable with that.
  • ⭕️Variety is the key for sustainability.
  • Try different methods of training, try boxing, swimming, OCR, CrossFit, lifting, bodyweight training. If your a seasoned fitness enthusiast do something for fun‼️have a break from the regimented stuff your doing.
  • ⭕️Just WALK. Do 30-40 min, 1 min fast 1 slow mix it up
  • ⭕️Get in nature during your lunch break, before work or after work, JUST DO IT. Walk jog ride a bike!
  • ⭕️Become part of a community. See what your healthy friends are doing and mirror it.
  • Can’t afford it? Create your own community and rope in family friends that need the accountability and help


This poem was found written on a wall of a cell in death row.
It was composed by an anonymous prisoner who was later executed. 

When you get what you want in your struggle for self,
And the world makes you king for a day,
Then go to the mirror and look at yourself,
And see what that man has to say.

For it isn’t a man’s father, mother or wife,
Whose judgement upon him must pass,
The fellow whose verdict counts most in life,
Is the man staring back from the glass.

He’s the fellow to please, never mind all the rest,
For he’s with you clear to the end,
And you’ve passed your most dangerous, difficult test,
If the man in the glass is your friend.

You can fool the whole world down the pathway of years,
And get pats on the back as you pass,
But the final reward will be heartache and tears,
If you’ve cheated the man in the glass.


The poem itself has many sides to it and a number of meanings that would resonate powerfully with lots of people for lots of different reasons.

However what does this poem represent for me as a fitness professional and an influencer of other peoples health, longevity and education.

We owe it too ourselves to be disciplined with training and clean living. Most the time. We often need to remember to make the most of our god given ability whilst we actually still can. This journey we are issued is not a given, as John Lennon sang so beautifully “Borrowed Time”

Living on borrowed timeWithout a thought for tomorrow

Eventually the luxury of youth ends. Time catches up.

Im not sure about your opinion on this matter but for me as i begin to age in this world I realise more and more that other people including myself are not particular interested in what you could of  done, should of done,  or what you might have done. ALL THAT MATTERS IS WHAT YOU DID.

Don’t fucken wait for tomorrow (or another time) its not guaranteed. Take small steps if the big ones wig you, freak you or scare you out!!! Little steps, baby steps, the small ones, momentum will come.

It is a fallacy to think there is a future in waiting for tomorrow or another time. It always starts today!

So consider this poem and the slim possibility that it relates to your health, your fitness, your lifestyle cleanliness, if there is something you wish to achieve, get out there and grab it, get it for yourself.

Wake up in the morning stare directly at that devastatingly beautiful reflection looking back in the mirror, and make your reflection your friend.





For me it started with Sport. I was always involved in sports as a kid. I was fortunate enough to play baseball at a pretty competitive level and was introduced to the world of university level strength and conditioning in my early 20s. As much as I lived and breathed baseball, when it came time to put the glove down and hang up the cleats I absolutely knew I wasn’t about to be a desk jockey. So coach it was!!

As I studied and learned and coached away, I began to ask deeper questions to WHY I had certain issues continue to nag at me even though I was doing everything right from a strong functional movement perspective. With baseball no longer my reason to be strong, I also began to ask WHAT was I training for?

Don’t get me wrong, I love the feeling of being fit, throwing big weights, hitting PBs and the lot, but I wanted to USE it; I wanted my body to be completely in control and free of pain so I could do what I want when I wanted to (at least give it a crack); And I want to do it well into my 90s! This was a huge shift in perspective for me. As Frank Forencich would say I turned my life into a “beautiful practice”. It’s dynamic and in constant flow. It is not perfect. And neither am I. So it works.

I took this type of philosophy mixed with those two questions and dove deep. Along the way, I had the opportunity to work with a range of clientele, from the 9 to 5ers, weekend warriors, hundreds of university level student athletes, professional level athletes ,and a heavy number of clientele working through a Spinal Cord Injury. I came to realise I was not the only one who wished for this in their life

I’m just a dude with an obsession for movement. All movement, as long is it improves the quality of life. Maybe its a problem, but people seem to dig the things I chat about. It’s deeper than performance, than sport, than physique. Movement is our beginning, our first language, our personal, physical expression. I guess I’m just on a journey to better understand this vessel while I still can and maybe learn some stuff about myself along the way. Worst case scenario is I can do some sweet party tricks right?!?

It started with sport (one sport) and has grown into a much bigger, broader, more human thing. So why do I do it, why do I explore and experiment, and coach and facilitate and lift and throw and jump and crawl and stand and swing and sit and chat and laugh? Because I can. And maybe my story, my experiences and my coaching will help others realise they can too.



Why does Jamie Milne run?

Well the catalyst for me, besides the actual awesomeness of simply traveling under my own steam, is something which is  commonly known, but something I like to do uncommonly well.

Running is a very powerful fusion of an aerobic and anaerobic antidepressant, it’s created purely by donning my favorite Inov8’s scurrying, striding or running swiftly wherever the moment takes me. It’s like regularly going on this far out exploratory adventure, new horizons, new adventures experiences and emotions. I often find numerous perspectives internally and externally.

Running brings challenges of various difficulties and degrees; this stands to be a large draw card for me and the cornerstone of my intrigue. The peculiar thing about Ultra running, or journey running as I like to call it, is that distances of  500km + create an ever changing and manipulating amazing journey. It ALWAYS happens. In my own body, and within my very own mind. Could there really be anything else more breath taking and life changing? I get to embark on a voyage to places where many others have never ever been, people fantasize about it but will never know how. The cost? Nothing! A little discomfort, matched with a little of my time, in beautiful exchange for physiological unease and a potent injection of spiritual ecstasy. Running reminds me the good days and the good times are always coming.

It is my privilege and pleasure to share this magic with the world. Running is one of those things that most of us consider common sense. We know its good for us, we know it aids in weight loss, and we know that its super easy and cost effective to start. ITS JUST NOT COMMON PRACTICE. 

For most fitness enthusiasts running is a major part of what makes up your training regime. You need not be a marathon runner, and you need not run a 5km in less then 20 min, however if you CrossFit 80% of all Hero WOD’S have a running component, O.C.R and Spartan Racers, running is the cornerstone of these events, body-sculptors, weight lifters, and power based athletes, need some cardio? Run.

Fighters have used running as a go too for weight management FOREVER!!! If your engine needs a tune up consider running

At J.MT We have 2 x   ½ Day  running seminars coming up. These  help individuals improve their running mechanics utilising better use of posterior chain musculature. With the implementation of video analysis and feedback, for accurate diagnosis of running based issues and biomechanics. WE WANT TO MAKE YOUR RUNNING EXPERIENCE BETTER. Bring a little Ying to the Yang

So whether it’s a record breaking  time trial, completing your first ultra or improving your running between obstacles in O.C.R. –  Jamie Milne Training Running Clinics can help you. PLEASE REGISTER BELOW




I’m sure you would agree that often the way you start your day dictates the outcome as the day rolls on.

Sometimes theres a substantial spring in your step when you wake, you leap out of bed with gay abandon, sunbeams smash through the curtains and your two pet unicorns leave magic lick sparkles all over your naked toes.

BUT sometimes, just sometimes  you wake, and for no known reason you kick back the sheets, scratch the John Smalls and tread through what seems like  cold rolled oats as you stumble to check Facebook whilst putting the jug on.

What do you do? What did you do, why have you woken feeling like your walking down struggle street and life just feels like shit warmed up on a 30 sec frozen vegetable cycle .

Well best go back to bed then, start again tomorrow, thats a champion idea…………………..Or option two “Keep Calm, smile and whisper FUCK YOU” Today aint even over buddy!!!

As the saying goes “Some days your the statue, and some days your the pigeon” this morning lets go for the flying option PIGEON it is!!!

These three steps when applied can alter your mood  for certain, maybe not immediately,  but with gentle and consistent application you can clear the cold rolled oats out of the day, and get back to having sunbeams and toe licks from your pet unicorns!


Take just a moment, like actually slow down and think, dont put a time frame on it, think about the stuff we take for granted. Warm bed for a start, someone lying next to you that loves you, even if it is a unicorn and not a naked smiling significant other. The food your about to eat, the coffee aromas from your morning brew. The actual beating of your heart, that we did nothing to earn, it just keeps ticking whilst we’re snoozing gearing up for the next days action. Your health in general, take time to appreciate those in your life you love, those you have in your circle, and those who have come into your life to teach you your most valuable lessons. Gratitude takes the focus away from “Me” and makes it about “WE”. As the Iceman Wim Hoff says life is’nt about Ego its about WE GO”


A corner stone of the Alcoholics Anonymous principles and sobriety success paradigm”Fake it till you  make it”  You might not feel like it at all, but have a crack at it the best you can anyway. Shift your mood with force from SHIT to SHINY!

Again, pause…………….Remember happy times,  focus on it with intent. Times where we were genuinely happy. Think about the feelings the memories invoke, but go real deep on the emotion and the recollections.

What were you wearing the day you got engaged, what music was playing the day you completed your first marathon, last week when you cooked for your closet friends how did the chai scented creme brulee smell when you pulled those creamy little treats out of the oven? The more specific the memories the more the likelihood the result you want. “Fake it till you make it”


Here’s one I use quite often and that will not only lift my own mood, but it may add some magic in to someone elses.

Spend one minute coming up with something you really and genuinely appreciate about someone in your life that is in the same room as you or at some point during the day you’ll see. Then tell him or her the genuine compliment you have come up with. But give it in detail.

Not just wow babe you look stunning today!!! More like ” Shut that fucken front door!!! That pungent canary yellow dress you have on has created a visual orgasm in my retina, and now i cant ever erase the overwhelming feminine beauty from my mind, its in there forever. Thank you!

Enjoy your new start to your day!




Here at J.M.T we are very excited to announce the launching of JMTtv next week on You Tube.

Thanks to modern technology- Subscribe here- and a generous splash of “just get in there and have crack” We have a privileged opportunity to bring you a interview based You Tube show.

JMTtv will attempt to harness the best ideas, views, and opinions from the diverse members of  the J.M.T  Facility and Sunshine Coast Community.

Our intention stems from our  Mission Statement and the motivating desire to help create lives of PASSION AND PURPOSE.

The first episode will screen Tues at 1730.

The first lucky candidate to share the soft rubber matting with Jamie is the medical mantis himself O.T. You would watch this short interview purely spectacular moustache appreciation if nothing more. You can subscribe to our You Tube channel to receive notifications and further updates.

If there is one thing that makes JMT slightly different from similar establishments, it would have to be the diversity in its community.

Our group our “Tribe” would have to be one of the strongest catalysts for powerful personal change. Because IF

  •  1)- The programming works
  • 2)- Leigh, Jamie and Ants know what their doing Coaching wise.
  • 3)- The nutritional advice,  impromptu dance moves, and technique emphasis is sound and appropriate.

What else do you think gives a member of J.M.T sustainable change? Tenacity? Stickability? Vision? Fortitude? the ability to stay the course and not fall of the health and fitness gravy train?  It would surely be accredited partly to The diversity in the J.M.T Community.

It is this emphasis of personalities, experiences, views and energy that will have a profound and powerful impact on the greater Sunshine Coast area in general.

With JMTtv it is our aim to put our people in front of people, actual people, so we can share our stories, broaden horizons, and combine our struggles for change.

It will serve as a remarkable reminder that we are all sailing our own little ships in this funky little harbour we call LIFE, but as cliche as it seems, we are all actually in the same boat.

People from all walks of life, professions, religions, and NRL legancies come together in our four walls. We train together, sweat together, we share the good times with each other and often the bad, but these some what intense experiences make us friends and bind as  a community.

The  JMT #stagpack will be part of a very positive and profound personal change on us all, I’m certain.

And this may just be part of a very special chapter, in the story of the Sunshine Coast and people as we know it.

Join us 1730 Next Tuesday on JMTtv