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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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What ‘Self Regulation’ for our Industry Means to Me.


I recently had the chance to speak with Mel Tempest on The Gym Owners Business Podcast. The conversation includes how HealthyPeople and FITREC got started, my views on ‘self regulation’, how the fitness industry needs to take control of it’s own destiny Continue reading

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Being a Fitness Professional is a Way of Life.

Being a fitness professional is more than a career, it’s a way of life!

The greatest amongst us live and breathe fitness. They maintain their own training schedule and (for the greater part) live in a manner befitting their profession.

In fitness, unlike in other professions, your achievements outside of work (that is, not formal education or experience) can be a positive influence your on ability to relate to, and support, clients. Continue reading

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Paid for Fitness Registration? Put it to work.

You can now show your Fitness Registration on your HealthyPeople profile, whether its with FITREC, Physical Activity Australia or Fitness Australia.

Not only is this a great way to differentiate yourself, the presence of your registration badge ensures that your profile moves to the top of candidate search results (behind those actively looking for work). Continue reading

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It’s Not You It’s Me – Why You Haven’t Heard From the Employer


When you’ve had an interview, one of the worst stretches of time, especially when you really want that new job, is the post-interview wait.

You felt like it all went well. But now you have to wait. For feedback. For follow-up questions. For an offer.

As the wait extends, it’s easy to allow your mind to start telling yourself that maybe you bombed. Maybe they hated you. Maybe it’s hopeless. Continue reading