Articles for Employers, Articles for Professionals, Businesses

What insurance do I need as a Personal Trainer?

I’m pleased to provide another guest post from Michael Gottlieb and the team at BizCover, a leading Australian small business insurance site and the folks behind our amazing offering for ALL qualified professionals (great coverage, no fitness registration needed). Get wise on insurance, folks…

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Managing Professional Development with FITREC.

FITREC’s decision to move away from CEC accumulation (for good reason) has been very well received by health and fitness professionals. Unfortunately, some employers have assumed that without CECs, FITREC is unable to satisfy their need to ensure professional development of staff is taking place.

This is incorrect. In fact, not only does FITREC provide a means to ensure professional development is taking place, FITREC was actually built to address a number of challenges faced by fitness employers.

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Authentic Pilates Method for Fitness Professionals.

If you were to draw a Venn diagram with Fitness in one circle and Classical Pilates in the other, the point at which they intersect is where you’ll find Positive Action Pilates! It’s with much pleasure that I introduce Mareena and Chris and their Certificate IV in the Authentic Pilates Method.

Have you considered adding Pilates instruction to your established career? Or maybe you’re an existing Pilates teacher who would like to learn the Authentic Classical Pilates method?

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Broaden Your Scope with a Certificate IV in Weight Management

We’re very fortunate, in our industry, to have passionate professionals with the drive and commitment to change things for the better. Sonja Bella is one such person. Not satisfied with traditional Trainer education surrounding Weight Management, Sonja developed a course to broaden the scope for all Trainers. This course is now a Nationally Recognised Training program.

Thank you Sonja, for this guest post…

Why a Certificate IV in Weight Management?

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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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