Articles for Professionals, Businesses

Empathy – If It’s Not in Your Trainer’s Tool Kit, You’re Losing Money.

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Fitness professionals are outgoing people that find it easy to connect with others. While we’re great at lifting motivation and generating enthusiasm, we’re not always as switched on when it comes to the subtle art of ’empathy’ – which is a far cry from our standard use of ‘sympathy’. Continue reading

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Trainer Spotlight – Maty Agostino, Goodlife Fountain Gate

Thank you to Pete Gleeson (National Fitness Director, Goodlife) and ‘Smick’ (Fitness Director, Goodlife Fountain Gate) for sending this through. 

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Meet 19 year old Maty Agostino! Continue reading

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Six Habits of Highly Successful Trainers

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The six points below are taken from the notes of Jarrod Martin, Fitness Director of Goodlife Wantirna, from the session by Tony Boutagy at FILEX 2016. His original notes from the session are included in the image below. 

I believe the following six points are the greatest summary of what it takes to make a great Trainer. As any successful Personal Trainer will testify, it doesn’t matter what certification or degree you have, the true learning begins once your initial qualification has been completed. Continue reading

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My Create PT Wealth experience

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I spent two days last week as a guest of Brad and Jason at their Create PT Wealth Business Building Bootcamp. I can save you reading this entire post by saying; Continue reading

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Can Personal Trainers Give Nutrition Advice?

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In a recent newsletter I referred to an article written by John Berardi of Precision Nutrition called (no surprises) “Can personal trainers give nutrition advice?“.

I think it offers a very clear idea as to where the boundaries are for Personal Trainers. In a nut shell, Personal Trainers (that are not registered Dietitians or Doctors) cannot; Continue reading

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Your Job Application Checklist (bookmark this).

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Making a good impression with a job application is not as hard as it might seem.

Assuming that you meet key criteria, the role of your resume is simply to make this clear. To make this easy for you, following is a list of things to take into account for each of your applications.

If you want to take it to the next level, download our checklist and job application insight sheet (link below). Continue reading

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