Articles for Employers, Articles for Professionals

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

Articles for Professionals

You are what you post.


I’ve said this many times, if you’re applying for jobs…

Employers are checking out your social media presence (especially Facebook) before they bother calling your references.

If you’re not locking down your social accounts, you need to be sure that what you post (and what others post about you) reflects the way you wish to be seen.

The following post was on the profile of a candidate applying for jobs with one of our clients (censoring mine). Continue reading

Articles for Professionals

Romance the Job this Valentines Day


Your job is one of the major relationships in your life. After all, we spend about a third of our time there, so why not take a moment to rekindle the romance.

This Valentines Day, let’s do something for the job (it’s always been there for us).

Here are 12 ways to fuel the fire… Continue reading

Articles for Employers, Videos

Our New Candidate Search Option is a Winner

One of the first steps in updating the HealthyPeople website was to make it easier for employers to connect with local fitness professionals. The following video outlines the improvements.

UPDATE (16/02/2016): Video indicates that search result order is by; Promoted > Those registered with FITREC, FA or PAA > Last active. Feedback was that ‘Last active’ was more important than ‘Registered’, so this change has been made.

Fitness Employers, want access great local candidates? Log in (or sign up).

Fitness Professionals, if you’d like to be promoted to fitness employers, start here.


Articles for Employers

Professional Registration – It’s for Employers


OK, professional registration is a chance for us to assist fitness professionals with their career development, but as much as anything…

Professional registration has always been for fitness employers.

It’s a way to confirm that professional development has been maintained. Which, in turn, helps to ensure that the services provided by employed professionals are at a higher standard.

And this is why FITREC has taken fitness registration further. Continue reading

Articles for Professionals

Dealing With Red Flags on Your Fitness Resume.


When employers screen job applicants, they might spend as little as a few seconds on your résumé. If they see ‘red flags’ during the initial look, they’re likely to push your application to the side and move on.

What are these red flags and how do you deal with them?

Here are five of the most common job history red flags and how to combat them. Continue reading