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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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Asia Fitness Conference – The Fitness Industry’s Best Kept Secret.

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Many of us are aware of International events, like IHRSA in San Diego, USA or FIBO in Cologne, Germany, but getting to these events from Australia can be prohibitively expensive. Locally, we’ve all heard of (and attended) FILEX, which is a great learning event, but there is more available to you than you might realise.

The Asia Fitness Conference in Bangkok is undoubtedly one of the best kept secrets among leading Australian fitness professionals.

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Ian O’Dwyer Introduces SOMA and the LEAD System.

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Ian O’Dwyer is one of the most forward thinking professionals in our industry. While the industry moves toward a more holistic approach to fitness, Ian O’Dwyer is ahead, in the distance, exploring new approaches that will likely be considered obvious in the next 5 – 10 years. In this article, Ian introduces his new SOMA course, run in conjunction with Rodney Corn. If it resonates, check the upcoming course details below.

SOMA is a fresh approach to enhancing the quality and performance of nerve, Continue reading

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Bridging the Gap Between the Fitness Industry and General Public.

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FITREC is pleased to announce it’s sponsorship of Ian O’Dwyer’s presentations at the 2017 Australian Health & Wellness Summit. We’re also very grateful to report that FITREC professionals receive a $20 discount on the registration fee (contact us). 

With obesity and lifestyle diseases on the increase, maybe it’s time to ask why the fitness industry is failing to have a meaningful impact on reversing this trend? Continue reading

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A New Measure for Professional Development in our Fitness Industry.

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The ability to find learning opportunities suited to the development of your fitness career has taken a huge leap forward with recent updates to our FITREC Course Search Tool. Continue reading

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Need a Fitness Job? Your FITREC Profile is Better Than a CV.

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There are a range of benefits to being FITREC recognised (support, transparency, differentiation, assistance with professional development,…) but there is one area where your FITREC profile can really shine – when looking for new opportunities. 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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