Articles for Employers, Articles for Professionals

‘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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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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The ‘Why’ for HealthyPeople and FITREC

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This is a post I was advised to write by Hayden Wilson of PT Prophet to help re-connect with why I started HealthyPeople and FITREC. So here we go…

10 years ago, there was no fitness industry specific recruiting service.

Internet job boards existed (inc. SportsPeople, who are still around) but they were just an online version of a newspaper. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. were unheard of. And many employers were still struggling with the concept of email! Continue reading

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