By Eric Said, Wellness Ambassador on Wednesday, 27 May 2020
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Our commute to and from work, lunchtime training with your PT, or catching up with friends after work was the way we maintained our sanity to cope with the pressures of modern life. However, the lines of delineation between home and our work are now skewed with the rise of working from home arrangements.

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We are highly adaptable and resilient industry who were first hit by the closure of gyms, closely followed by group fitness classes or bootcamps. Now we have moved into a new era of delivering exercise prescription with the delivery of training at home amid COVID-19.

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I have had the privilege to experience education in the formal setting from multiple levels. Not only as a student, both within school and at university, but also in front of the classroom as secondary teacher and now as assessor within vocational education and training...

By Eric Said Fitness Entrepreneur/Educator on Wednesday, 18 September 2019
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We now have the rise of three (3) amazing products reaching people’s homes and leading fitness experiences. With time-poor families and the need to fight the traffic to reach the gym or fitness centre makes it a logical argument of why not train in the comfort of your own home?

By Mark Moy - Fitness Partner on Monday, 17 September 2018
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The roles and responsibilities of personal trainers continue to evolve. The need for education and support within the community has become a growing aspect placed into our PT toolbox of skills.

By Sam Beard - Exercise Physiologist on Friday, 9 February 2018
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Exercise Physiology (EP) is a university qualified allied health professional who utilise their expertise in anatomy, physiology and exercise to tailor appropriate training regimes for individuals suffering from chronic conditions. I have always had a passion for sports, constantly playing or being involved. After a severe injury sustained when I was younger, I was unable to continue playing competitively. However, I still wished to remain amongst the industry in some capacity.

By Eric Said - Leader of Learning on Wednesday, 3 January 2018
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Eric Said utilised open plan and project based learning models during his employment as a secondary educational teacher at Parramatta Marist High School, which he then applied to private registered training organisation PT National.

By Adam Holding – PT National Learner Support on Monday, 2 October 2017
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As fitness professionals we must be observant to the needs of the community that extend beyond gyms, fitness centres and bootcamps.

By Janine Cameron - Careers Consultant on Wednesday, 1 February 2017
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What are some of the benefits of Studying a Certificate III in Fitness?

By Janine Cameron – Student Liaison Officer on Sunday, 20 November 2016
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The ability to connect and create professional intimacy during an interview is paramount to becoming employed and making your mark within the fitness industry. This can be further challenged if you have appointment with a club manager at a café for a meet and greet. With a great deal of distraction and noise it can be more challenging to create and maintain this level of connectedness.

By Eric Said - Leader of Learning on Monday, 6 June 2016
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PT National had the pleasure to speak to Year 11 and 12 students at recent careers expos. It has been four years since my Senior school teaching days and it was great to catch up with our youth to discover what interests them, future endeavours, as well as some of the challenges they face when choosing the right career pathway for them, and in many cases making their parents proud.

By Adam Holding - PT National Learning Support on Thursday, 17 March 2016
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Humans and Fitness have evolved greatly throughout the ages. PT National has put together an info-graphic to help us teach about the History of Fitness, from Primal Times to the Rise of the Modern Fitness Industry.

By Stephen Bradbury – Business Development Manager on Thursday, 10 December 2015
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The definition of a Personal Trainer is a “fitness professional involved in exercise prescription and instruction. They motivate clients by helping them to set goals and provide feedback and accountability to clients. Trainers also measure their client’s strengths and weaknesses with fitness assessment.”

By Dr Andre Machado, Hills Sports Chiropractic on Sunday, 22 November 2015
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One of the best things about being a Sports Chiropractor is the network of health professionals that you meet and collaborate with on a daily basis.

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Maintaining NESA educational standards including assessment are no easy feat for any school community during a nation-wide roll-out and delivery of learning at home within the distance learning environment amid COVID-19.

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When I started training all I ever thought about was what body part I was going to target and what exercises I was going to do. It was not until I started to consider the importance of recovery and sleep as an integral part to my gym program.

By Eric Said, Movement Specialist/PT National Educator on Thursday, 17 October 2019
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PT National was invited for a second consecutive year to design and deliver a football training camp to educate players on the importance on trunk stability in specific facets of the game including agility, cardiovascular fitness, and musculoskeletal strength.

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I recently ran a workshop for the college at PT National that I believe was of great importance. It focussed on customer adherence and how to maintain a healthy clientele base by outlining the key elements a personal trainer must consider if they aspire in becoming a successful fitness entrepreneur within the current and emerging markets

By Adam Holding – PT National Learning Support on Thursday, 2 August 2018
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The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the new way of providing services to Australians living with a disability, as well as the families and carers who support them. Inclusivity into mainstream fitness services including personal training and small group exercise classes have become a developing way for participants to improve their fitness levels in a safe and nurturing social setting.

By Eric Said - Leader of Learning on Friday, 9 February 2018
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PT National Teams up with Intelli to bring you this months Blog post. We hope you enjoy the different topic in this Blog article.

By Eric Said - Leader of Learning on Monday, 13 November 2017
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As fitness professionals our role in supporting client’s achieve their health and fitness goals is to be able to better understand their behavioural patterns in maintaining exercise adherence. There are a number of tools that can be used to further understand the personality traits of clients. Examples may include Myers-Briggs, DISC profiling, or 5 love languages.

By Eric Said - Leader of Learning on Tuesday, 7 February 2017
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Muscle weighs more than fat. This is a myth I have heard clients say for 20 years.

By Eric Said - Leader of Learning on Thursday, 22 December 2016
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Creating a service that best meets the needs of your clients requires a great deal of strategic design, collaboration, trial and error, and a leap of faith. The first and foremost position to start with when developing your fitness business or re-designing your current business is to ask 5 whys?

By Eric Said - Leader of Learning on Monday, 7 November 2016
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This article could easily be named Mindful movement and injury prevention. When prescribing or selecting an exercise to perform you must ask yourself the all important question, “Why?”

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Conflict is an inevitable part of our everyday lives. There can be a duality to conflict with both positive and negative aspects.

By Janine Cameron, Learner Support Manager, PT National on Wednesday, 20 January 2016
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It was thought to believe that if you’re not straight out of school and not smaller than a size 10 then a career in the fitness industry is out of the question, but in the Hills we do things a little different!

By Eric Said - Director of Learning, PT National on Sunday, 6 December 2015
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How do you create a Fitness College using 21st Century Learning in a VET environment that does not support this college model?

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I began my career in the fitness industry back in 2011, finishing my courses for Certificate III and IV in fitness as well as a Certificate IV in massage therapy practice.