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‘Code of Practice’ Falls Short of Representing Industry

Below is an email we received recently from a fitness professional that had concerns about Fitness Australia’s new Code of Practice. Specifically, the attempt to use the code to drive registration (business registration in particular) to Fitness Australia. This professional was not registered with FITREC and was not known to us. 

I’ve gained permission to post their correspondence, including their email to the ACT Minister for Health and Wellbeing, because I believe it raises a valid concern for any professional, especially those working in the ACT. 

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For a More Profitable Fitness Business, Get it Ready to Sell.

In the early days of my business, I was advised to get it ready to sell. Specifically, to ensure optimal systems and processes were in place because, even if not selling, it would make my business a more profitable venture.

In a recent conversation with Cameron Prosser, Australia’s leading fitness business sales specialist with BF Brokers, I was inspired to put the question to him as to what makes a business more valuable when selling (and more profitable to operate). I’m very pleased to say he’s delivered some GOLD! 

Whether you’re a one-person Training business or own multiple clubs, there is information in this post that will put money in your pocket. Enjoy.

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FITREC Celebrates Mentors & Coaches

As a part of our push to build an optimal fitness registration service, we are continually experimenting with new ways to highlight the accomplishments and development of all fitness professionals.

Our latest release gives FITREC professionals the ability to include any business coaches or mentors that have influenced their development.

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New Rights for Fitness Casuals

I’m very pleased to present another guest post by Alex Martin of Taurus Legal Management (his previous article was on ‘The Basics of Restraint of Trade‘). In this post, Alex clarifies the new rights available to fitness casuals as well as each employer’s requirement to notify them of these rights. You’ll also find a link to share the ruling and the compliance date. Thank you, Alex…

On 1 October 2018 a Fair Work Commission Ruling came into force under the Fitness Industry Award 2010. This ruling directly impacts all casual fitness staff.

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Asia Fitness Conference 2018: The Debrief.

Are you an Australian Fitness professional?

You are?

Then the Asia Fitness Conference is your home away from home.

This was my first visit to the AFC, which was a nice one to attend as it happened to be the AFC’s 10th anniversary.

The highlights…

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Why obese people are going to save the world and the fitness industry

Dr Cam McDonald is the Australian representative for ph360 – “a personal health platform providing health, fitness and lifestyle insights based on scientific calculations of gene expression.” The ph360 program is fast becoming a preferred tool among fitness professionals. It’s a pleasure to have this timely guest post from Dr Cam following the recent World Obesity Day.

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FITREC Now Includes a ‘Subscribe to Profile’ Feature

 

FITREC-Subscribe

FITREC profiles have been designed to have a greater purpose than simply to improve the transparency and accountability of fitness professionals.

The functionality that FITREC provides has taken a step forward with the addition of profile ‘subscribe’ links.

Who would subscribe to a FITREC profile?
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