Fundraising for charity through fitness has become increasingly popular since the days of jump rope for heart in Australia or the City2Surf. This is because charity and challenge are synonymous with each other.
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.
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.
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...
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?
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
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.
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.
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.
As fitness professionals we must be observant to the needs of the community that extend beyond gyms, fitness centres and bootcamps.
As an exercise therapist I raise awareness. I cannot count the number of clients that I treat who need to be educated on correct sleeping positions and how their sleeping position in turn affects poor biomechanics and causes pain throughout their given day.
Muscle weighs more than fat. This is a myth I have heard clients say for 20 years.
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?
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?”
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.
Achieving a balanced life in a world that can sometimes feel like too much to handle might seem like an impossible task. This is especially difficult in our modern world where we have to find a balance between the demands of work, study and home.
A personal trainer’s duty of care moves beyond the gym setting, as we have a responsibility to support our clients to develop healthy lifestyle habits. This month we have seen a large number of clients who have reached a plateau in further achieving weight loss results and they don’t know why.
See PT National's feature in this months Fitness Pro Magazine - A Fitness College that Delivers in 5.
For those that don’t know VET FEE-HELP is a loan scheme that helps eligible VET students pay their tuition fees for certain higher-level VET qualifications. This year, however, has seen the Australian Government introduce a range of reforms.
How do you create a Fitness College using 21st Century Learning in a VET environment that does not support this college model?
ABCs Catalyst television program featured Fit in 6 minutes a week on 29th September 2015. It investigated High Intensity Training (HIT) and its effects on improving fitness levels and weightloss.
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.
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.
Movement can be very simple, yet at the same time you can go down the rabbit hole and learn that it can be so complex at the same time. So which sequence of movements would you instruct a client to perform consecutively? Tyre flip and box jump OR box jump and then tyre flip?
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.
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.
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.
A lot of personal trainers and fitness business owners might question the significance of the green lock next to sites they view on internet.
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.
At age 33 Tim was recently diagnosed with Severe Aplastic Anemia (AAS). Life can certainly change from the first time of not feeling the best back in Easter till now. Despite multiple blood tests, two bone marrow biopsies, and ongoing blood transfusions, while in isolation from risk of infection the family continues to be informed and take each day as it comes towards the next steps of a bone marrow transplant (BMT).
PT National Teams up with Intelli to bring you this months Blog post. We hope you enjoy the different topic in this Blog article.
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.
Define Compliance noun Refers to business coordinated strategy for managing the broad issues of governance, risk management with regard to regulatory requirements.
Very little has changed in bodybuilding training principles since my time as Mr Australia. Besides the development of resistance training equipment and supplementation, the fundamentals are built on the FITT principle including Frequency, Intensity, Time, and Type of training. Within this includes the rest between sets, cadence of repetitions performed, training split, volume of training load, and order of exercises performed.
What are some of the benefits of Studying a Certificate III in Fitness?
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.
Jeff Laurence, Catalyst PHD - Personal, Health & Development Coach, discusses how to be a mentor for your personal training clients
Conflict is an inevitable part of our everyday lives. There can be a duality to conflict with both positive and negative aspects.
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.
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!
So 2016 is looming and you may be thinking about changes you want to make, whether it be to lose weight, exercise more or take up a new hobby. The list can be endless. BUT New Years resolutions are attempts to change habits.
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.”
On September 3 this year, Service Skills Australia endorsed the new Sport Fitness & Recreation Training Package. The new training package has significant changes that will be sure to impact the learner, the future client and the fitness industry as a whole.
The strength continuum refers to the four (4) core pillars of strength, and how absolute strength, strength speed, speed strength and absolute speed, interrelate to build each other.
You may not even realise but there are three (3) personal trainers that exist in the fitness market.
Just like the human body, mobility is what makes us functional and performs tasks.