Articles for Professionals

This Might be Why Your Job Applications Aren’t Going Anywhere.

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When looking for work, remember that the way you connect with your family and friends is not likely to be the best way to connect with potential employers. 

This is most obvious in the initial contact. Unless you are properly prepared, you WILL give employers the wrong impression. Following is a contribution from an employer (who chooses to remain nameless) outlining how things look from am employers perspective. Take it away, mysterious employer… Continue reading

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Female Trainers; Four Reasons to Take Your Own Medicine.

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It’s great to welcome back Mish Wright for another guest post. A long time advocate of women’s health, Mish has run a successful Personal Training business and the annual Women’s Health & Fitness Summit. More recently, Mish can be found championing women’s fitness via the Curves brand. Over to you, Mish…

Women are often guilty of putting themselves last.

Last in their family and often, sadly, last in their professional life.

Fitness Professionals are no different!  Continue reading

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FITREC Professionals, Here’s an Open Letter for Fitness Employers.

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FITREC has made a fantastic impression on the Australia fitness industry in just a few short years. Unfortunately, our growth has outpaced many long established recruitment processes, leading to confusion in some instances.

While professionals have done a great job of updating employers in their area, we want things to be easier. So, we’ve written an open letter for all fitness employers to introduce FITREC, outline the benefits of FITREC registration as well as clarify the right of every industry professional to choose who they register with, or even if they register at all (naturally, we highly recommend it).

Please note, to ensure the accuracy of information surrounding the Fair Work Act and fitness registration, this letter was written with assistance from our legal team.  Continue reading

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Important Fitness People; Marietta Mehanni

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Following a recent Aqua Fitness forum, we decided we needed to provide a regular voice for all Group Fitness Instructors in our weekly newsletter. To make this happen, we’ve enlisted the undisputed heavy weight in this line of work, Marietta Mehanni, to join our writing team. For those that may not have heard of Marietta (it could happen), the following blog gives some insight into her passion for all things ‘group fitness’. Continue reading

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FITREC.com.au is now FITREC.org

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FITREC is a registration service for the Australian fitness industry.

On a broad scale, we’ve improved transparency and accountability in an effort to inspire greater respect from the general public and allied health professionals.

More immediately, this same transparency and accountability allows accomplished professionals to shine, it provides an effective recruiting tool for industry employers and aids in the management of staff education and certification.

Increasingly, our commercial URL was failing to reflect our greater purpose.  Continue reading

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A Simple Method for Engaging Clients

Kate-Swann

Welcome to the eighth in the series on Client Retention – A Psychological Perspective provided by psychologist, Kate Swann. Kate is a co-author of The Ultimate Guide to Training Overweight and Obese Clients (available free for FITREC professionals). 

Take it away Kate…

In this article, I’m going to take a leaf out of Sherlock Holmes’ notebook and explore how to become a detective.

Now you might be thinking: what does being curious and listening hard to the smallest of details have to do with fitness training? Everything, people, everything. Continue reading

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We Need Leaders, Not Gurus

Bobby-Cappucio

Bobby Cappuccio is world renowned for innovative thinking in fitness. He’s a co-founder of PTA Global and continues to pack rooms at fitness conventions all over the world. It is truly a pleasure to feature this guest post by Mr Bobby Cappuccio.

Guru’s Suck!

If you’re someone who is currently following a particular guru, that statement may be offensive, possibly blasphemous. Continue reading

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