Articles for Employers, Articles for Professionals, Businesses

What insurance do I need as a Personal Trainer?

I’m pleased to provide another guest post from Michael Gottlieb and the team at BizCover, a leading Australian small business insurance site and the folks behind our amazing offering for ALL qualified professionals (great coverage, no fitness registration needed). Get wise on insurance, folks…

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Managing Professional Development with FITREC.

FITREC’s decision to move away from CEC accumulation (for good reason) has been very well received by health and fitness professionals. Unfortunately, some employers have assumed that without CECs, FITREC is unable to satisfy their need to ensure professional development of staff is taking place.

This is incorrect. In fact, not only does FITREC provide a means to ensure professional development is taking place, FITREC was actually built to address a number of challenges faced by fitness employers.

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‘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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FITREC Celebrates Mentors & Coaches

As a part of our push to build an optimal fitness registration service, we are continually experimenting with new ways to highlight the accomplishments and development of all fitness professionals.

Our latest release gives FITREC professionals the ability to include any business coaches or mentors that have influenced their development.

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FITREC Now Includes a ‘Subscribe to Profile’ Feature

 

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FITREC profiles have been designed to have a greater purpose than simply to improve the transparency and accountability of fitness professionals.

The functionality that FITREC provides has taken a step forward with the addition of profile ‘subscribe’ links.

Who would subscribe to a FITREC profile?
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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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Nothing Raises Standards Like Accountability.

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FITREC registered professionals demonstrate an unrivalled commitment to transparency and accountability. Today, this leading commitment takes further step forward.

When registered with FITREC, professionals are given a publicly visible profile that displays all their learning and experience. It can also include references from industry peers, related achievements, videos, images and more. The result is a profile that provides the greatest possible insight into any industry professional.

To ensure maximum accountability, we’ve added a small but significant feature to all FITREC profiles.

All FITREC profiles now include a ‘Report This Profile’ link. This is a level of accountability NEVER before seen in our industry.

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