Articles for Employers, Articles for Professionals

New Rights for Fitness Casuals

I’m very pleased to present another guest post by Alex Martin of Taurus Legal Management (his previous article was on ‘The Basics of Restraint of Trade‘). In this post, Alex clarifies the new rights available to fitness casuals as well as each employer’s requirement to notify them of these rights. You’ll also find a link to share the ruling and the compliance date. Thank you, Alex…

On 1 October 2018 a Fair Work Commission Ruling came into force under the Fitness Industry Award 2010. This ruling directly impacts all casual fitness staff.

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Why obese people are going to save the world and the fitness industry

Dr Cam McDonald is the Australian representative for ph360 – “a personal health platform providing health, fitness and lifestyle insights based on scientific calculations of gene expression.” The ph360 program is fast becoming a preferred tool among fitness professionals. It’s a pleasure to have this timely guest post from Dr Cam following the recent World Obesity Day.

What would you say if I told you that some people are designed to be obese, and it actually is very healthy for them to register as obese? Continue reading

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The Fundamentals of Selling Gym Memberships

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Steve Grant is the owner of GymHub, “the first ‘High Performance’ Network and Mentoring program for Gym Owners across Australia and New Zealand.” In this guest post, Steve outlines how your greatest sales tool – the free pass – if not used well, may be costing you memberships.

Over to you, Steve…

Trial memberships and demo classes are some of the most reliable methods of attracting prospective members to visit your fitness studio. IHRSA released data suggesting up to 63% of the people walking past your gym each day wish they could exercise, and free trials are a great way of getting them through the door.

Unfortunately, though, after a free trial period, some people will still walk away rather than join at the end.

Do you know what’s even more unfortunate?

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Maria Teresa Stone, Australasia’s Queen of Zumba

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Did you know that Zumba is approaching it’s 10th year in Australia and New Zealand?

Zumba didn’t just change the rules around exercise to music, it brought in a whole new game!

Anyone could get involved with teaching Zumba, there were no prerequisite qualifications required. Instructors could teach anywhere – they were not restricted to gyms. And rather than exercise, for participants, it was more like dance.

Zumba Master Trainers are like Rock Stars. And it’s with enormous gratitude that I’m able to share a guest post from the Rock Star that brought Zumba to Australia and New Zealand, Maria Teresa Stone. Vámonos, Maria…

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The Basics on Restraint of Trade

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I’ve heard a few horror stories of Trainers leaving an employer and taking a number of clients with them. It’s always a financial hit to the employer and on more than one occasion has threatened the future of the business. This guest post by Alex Martin of Taurus Legal Management, gives us a better understanding of how Restraint of Trade works for both employers and professionals…

Employment contracts can stop Trainers from contacting clients after they have resigned. Continue reading

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Tiger Proof Your Business

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Steve Grant is the owner of GymHub, “the first ‘High Performance’ Network and Mentoring program for Gym Owners across Australia and New Zealand.” In this guest post, Steve highlights the importance of ‘running a business’ rather than ‘being a business’.

Take it away, Steve… Continue reading

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We Need Leaders, Not Gurus

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Bobby Cappuccio is world renowned for innovative thinking in fitness. He’s a co-founder of PTA Global and continues to pack rooms at fitness conventions all over the world. It is truly a pleasure to feature this guest post by Mr Bobby Cappuccio.

Guru’s Suck!

If you’re someone who is currently following a particular guru, that statement may be offensive, possibly blasphemous. Continue reading

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