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Landlines, DVDs and CECs – What Do They Have in Common?

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Since the launch of FITREC, we’ve shone a light on many questionable elements of our industry that we’ve all, at some point, taken for granted. Following recent questions on the topic of ongoing learning (specifically, FITREC’s move away from the points accumulation model) I thought it worth shining a light on the traditional CEC/PDP business models and why we feel its time has passed.

There was a time, before the internet…

Before the internet (inc. mobile phones, social media and websites), it was impossible to fact check the amount of information that we process so easily today. Continue reading

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Nothing Raises Standards Like Accountability.

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FITREC registered professionals demonstrate an unrivalled commitment to transparency and accountability. Today, this leading commitment takes further step forward.

When registered with FITREC, professionals are given a publicly visible profile that displays all their learning and experience. It can also include references from industry peers, related achievements, videos, images and more. The result is a profile that provides the greatest possible insight into any industry professional.

To ensure maximum accountability, we’ve added a small but significant feature to all FITREC profiles.

All FITREC profiles now include a ‘Report This Profile’ link. This is a level of accountability NEVER before seen in our industry.

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Maria Teresa Stone, Australasia’s Queen of Zumba

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Did you know that Zumba is approaching it’s 10th year in Australia and New Zealand?

Zumba didn’t just change the rules around exercise to music, it brought in a whole new game!

Anyone could get involved with teaching Zumba, there were no prerequisite qualifications required. Instructors could teach anywhere – they were not restricted to gyms. And rather than exercise, for participants, it was more like dance.

Zumba Master Trainers are like Rock Stars. And it’s with enormous gratitude that I’m able to share a guest post from the Rock Star that brought Zumba to Australia and New Zealand, Maria Teresa Stone. Vámonos, Maria…

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Asia Fitness Conference – The Fitness Industry’s Best Kept Secret.

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Many of us are aware of International events, like IHRSA in San Diego, USA or FIBO in Cologne, Germany, but getting to these events from Australia can be prohibitively expensive. Locally, we’ve all heard of (and attended) FILEX, which is a great learning event, but there is more available to you than you might realise.

The Asia Fitness Conference in Bangkok is undoubtedly one of the best kept secrets among leading Australian fitness professionals.

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The Basics on Restraint of Trade

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I’ve heard a few horror stories of Trainers leaving an employer and taking a number of clients with them. It’s always a financial hit to the employer and on more than one occasion has threatened the future of the business. This guest post by Alex Martin of Taurus Legal Management, gives us a better understanding of how Restraint of Trade works for both employers and professionals…

Employment contracts can stop Trainers from contacting clients after they have resigned. Continue reading

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How To Grow a Business From Founding to 20+ Staff in Three Years.

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Get Going PT provide leading ‘at home’ Personal Training services as well as run a successful studio in Oakleigh, VIC. In the three years since founding, Get Going PT has grown considerably and is now looking at expanding into NSW. We’re grateful to have some insight into their business with this recent Q & A with Owner and Operations Manager, Ashley Nelson… Continue reading

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What the Hell is TRIBE Team Training?

 

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If you’ve ever had a moment when you realise your perception is a lot further from reality than you realised, you’ll understand how I felt while chatting with Haagon East (CEO/Managing Director, TRIBE Team Training) and Jamie Hayes (Australian TRIBE Team Training Agent) at the recent Fitness Expo in Sydney.

I’d heard of TRIBE Team Training (TRIBE) before but questioned how it could be that different to the group sessions run by thousands of qualified instructors across Australia. Strangely enough, the first clue was in the name… Continue reading

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