I’m very pleased to introduce this guest post from Sam Merza, the National Fitness Manager at Genesis Health + Fitness. Sam’s background includes Boxing, Mixed Martial Arts and a successful career as a weight loss and body transformation trainer.Continue reading
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?Continue reading
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.
What would you say if I told you that some people are designed to be obese, and it actually is very healthy for them to register as obese? Continue reading
Steve Grant is the owner of GymHub, “the first ‘High Performance’ Network and Mentoring program for Gym Owners across Australia and New Zealand.” In this guest post, Steve outlines how your greatest sales tool – the free pass – if not used well, may be costing you memberships.
Over to you, Steve…
Trial memberships and demo classes are some of the most reliable methods of attracting prospective members to visit your fitness studio. IHRSA released data suggesting up to 63% of the people walking past your gym each day wish they could exercise, and free trials are a great way of getting them through the door.
Unfortunately, though, after a free trial period, some people will still walk away rather than join at the end.
Do you know what’s even more unfortunate?
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…
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.
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
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
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.
If you’re someone who is currently following a particular guru, that statement may be offensive, possibly blasphemous. Continue reading
David Wescon is the Director at Vision Personal Training in Brighton and a long time client of HealthyPeople. I recently heard him speak on the importance of generating ‘trust’ as a leader. I was so impressed, I requested a guest blog. Thankfully, he agreed…
Through managing and leading teams over the last ten years I have made countless mistakes with people and it has cost me BIG time! Continue reading