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Expert Tips for Outdoor Training

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Anyone can train a client outdoors, but it takes a smart Trainer to do it properly!

I asked two leading business owners (Summer Nelson of MyTrainer and Stephanie Lee of Alive PT) who regularly train clients outdoors for their TOP THREE TIPS for a successful Outdoor Personal Training business.

UPDATE 14/05/15: I’m very pleased to have been able to add a contribution from Jodie Arnot of Healthy Balance Fitness.  Please scroll down for her top three tips. 

There’s some VERY valuable advice here. Continue reading

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Words And Phrases That Should Be Retired From Your CV

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Words like ‘good looking’ or ‘charismatic’ are fantastic when someone uses them to describe you, but they fall a bit flat if you’re using them to describe yourself. Continue reading

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How Does FITREC Fit in Our Industry Landscape?

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This article was edited on 29th June, 2017. Changes were for clarity and to assert our role as an alternative source of industry registration.

FITREC is designed to provide fitness professionals with a third party endorsement they can use to help further their industry career. Continue reading

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Networking 101 for Fitness Professionals

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Even in an industry full of extroverts, there are many among us that find it a challenge to talk to people we’ve never met. However, one thing I’ve learned over the last few years is that some of the greatest opportunities and ideas can arise from seemingly random conversations. Continue reading

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The Good News – Fitness Roles Didn’t Feature Among the 20 Hardest Roles to Fill.

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SmartCompany recently posted an article by Broede Carmody on ‘The 20 hardest jobs to fill in Australia‘.  While Fitness roles didn’t rate a mention, there were a number of points raised that are particularly relevant to our industry. Continue reading

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Connect With Great Candidates Outside of Job Ads

HealthyPeople offers more than just job advertising. We’re the only group to offer Fitness businesses the ability to connect with professionals as they become available. Here’s how it happens…

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What the Hell is MetaFit?

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Following on from our successful article on ‘What the Hell is Nordic Walking?‘ here’s some insight into a new, equipment free, group exercise session called Metafit.

With origins in the UK, Metafit was introduced to Australia by Daniel Wilson (I’ve known Daniel for years – his extensive industry experience includes Club Management, Sales Management and Personal Training, both here and abroad).

In a relatively short space of time Metafit has become a staple for many Trainers. In fact, some have based their whole business around it (check out THE HIIT MUM in the West of Melbourne). Continue reading

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What the Hell is Nordic Walking?

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Many years ago I first saw Patrick Burtscher and his Nordic Academy team, Nordic Walking around FILEX in Sydney. To my untrained eye, it seemed to be simply walking with purpose, with a couple of sticks. At the time I thought it a bit odd – in an expo filled with every conceivable fitness apparatus, here was a group selling… well… walking… with sticks.

Fast forward almost 10 years and, as Nordic Walking continues to grow in popularity, I’ve made it my business to understand why it has been such a success. Continue reading

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Employers, This is the Worst (Fixable) Thing About Applying for Your Job

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When talking with job applicants about the job application process, there is one frustration that comes up again and again…. Continue reading

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