Articles for Employers

7 Ways FITREC is Working for Fitness Employers.

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Fitness businesses rise on the strength of their teams. So it makes sense that an industry registration service should do as much as possible to help with the recruitment and retention of staff.

Here are seven ways that FITREC is working for fitness employers…

1. Easily Identify Leading Talent Continue reading

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FITREC Professionals, Here’s an Open Letter for Fitness Employers.

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FITREC has made a fantastic impression on the Australia fitness industry in just a few short years. Unfortunately, our growth has outpaced many long established recruitment processes, leading to confusion in some instances.

While professionals have done a great job of updating employers in their area, we want things to be easier. So, we’ve written an open letter for all fitness employers to introduce FITREC, outline the benefits of FITREC registration as well as clarify the right of every industry professional to choose who they register with, or even if they register at all (naturally, we highly recommend it).

Please note, to ensure the accuracy of information surrounding the Fair Work Act and fitness registration, this letter was written with assistance from our legal team.  Continue reading

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FITREC.com.au is now FITREC.org

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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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FITREC signals Change, but Change is at the Heart of our Fitness Industry.

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FITREC is fast becoming a registration service of choice for fitness professionals. It’s new and it differs significantly from previous providers. For some, a change in the status quo is hard. But the reality is, it’s change that underpins our industry’s growth.

One of the greatest things about the fitness industry is that it’s always evolving.

We see progress as a result of an increased understanding of the human body, the way it moves and how it responds to stimuli. We also see progress resulting from innovation – from both new ideas and old ideas re-imagined.

Les Mills, for example, completely transformed ‘aerobics’ Continue reading

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REPs UK Loses Top Spot, Sold to Sports Coach UK

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In the UK, as with Australia, challenges to the traditional model of fitness registration are taking place. 

Following a change in support from Sport England, the UK fitness industry has been presented an alternative to REPs (part of ICREPs) – They now have the CIMSPA directory. Continue reading

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

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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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Why Fitness Professionals Should Look at FITREC for Fitness Registration.

Dennis-Hosking

Fitness professionals differ in skills, experience, interests and career direction.

FITREC is the first and only industry association to celebrate and highlight these differences rather than focus on simply ‘registered/not registered’ or assign levels based on years registered ahead of experience and qualifications. Our unique approach stems from our drive to support, inform and help develop industry professionals.

Building a representative service from scratch has afforded us the opportunity to question things often taken for granted and build improved services from the ground up. As a result, FITREC is a very different service to those that have preceded it.

Following are key points that set us apart… Continue reading

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