By Eric Said - Leader of Learning on Sunday, 20 May 2018
  • Learning
  • Health

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).

By Eric Said - Leader of Learning on Friday, 9 February 2018
  • Fitness Industry
  • Learning
  • Careers
  • Business

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
  • Personal Trainers
  • Fitness Industry
  • Health

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.

  • ASQA
  • Learning
  • Planning
  • Business

Define Compliance noun Refers to business coordinated strategy for managing the broad issues of governance, risk management with regard to regulatory requirements.

By Eric Said - Leader of Learning on Thursday, 16 February 2017
  • Fitness Course
  • Personal Trainers
  • Learning
  • Health
  • Training Principles

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.

By Janine Cameron - Careers Consultant on Wednesday, 1 February 2017
  • Fitness Course
  • Fitness Industry
  • Learning
  • Careers
  • Business

What are some of the benefits of Studying a Certificate III in Fitness?

By Janine Cameron – Student Liaison Officer on Sunday, 20 November 2016
  • Fitness Industry
  • Learning
  • Life Coaching
  • Careers

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 Jeff Laurence, Catalyst PHD on Monday, 22 August 2016
  • Personal Trainers
  • Health
  • Life Coaching

Jeff Laurence, Catalyst PHD - Personal, Health & Development Coach, discusses how to be a mentor for your personal training clients

  • Personal Trainers
  • Fitness Industry

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

By Adam Holding - PT National Learning Support on Thursday, 17 March 2016
  • Fitness Industry
  • Learning

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 Janine Cameron, Learner Support Manager, PT National on Wednesday, 20 January 2016
  • Fitness Industry
  • Learning

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!

  • Learning
  • Health

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.

By Stephen Bradbury – Business Development Manager on Thursday, 10 December 2015
  • Personal Trainers
  • Fitness Industry

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.”

  • Fitness Course
  • ASQA

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.

  • Health

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.

By Eric Said – Director of Learning PT National on Sunday, 15 November 2015
  • Personal Trainers

You may not even realise but there are three (3) personal trainers that exist in the fitness market.

By Eric Said – Director of Learning PT National on Sunday, 15 November 2015
  • Learning

Just like the human body, mobility is what makes us functional and performs tasks.

By Sam Beard - Exercise Physiologist on Friday, 9 February 2018
  • Fitness Industry
  • Learning
  • Health
  • Careers
  • Business

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
  • Fitness Industry
  • Learning
  • Training Principles
  • Fitness Course

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
  • Fitness Industry
  • Learning
  • Health
  • Training Principles

As fitness professionals we must be observant to the needs of the community that extend beyond gyms, fitness centres and bootcamps.

By Eric Said - Leader of Learning on Tuesday, 28 March 2017
  • Learning
  • Health
  • Life Coaching

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.

By Eric Said - Leader of Learning on Tuesday, 7 February 2017
  • Personal Trainers
  • Fitness Industry
  • Health

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
  • Fitness Industry
  • Learning
  • Life Coaching
  • Careers
  • Business

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
  • Personal Trainers
  • Fitness Industry
  • Learning
  • Health

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?”

By Eric Said - Leader of Learning on Monday, 6 June 2016
  • Fitness Industry
  • Learning
  • Careers

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.

  • Learning
  • Health
  • Life Coaching

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.

  • Life Coaching
  • Workplace Stress
  • Training Principles
  • Planning

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.

By PT National on Friday, 15 January 2016
  • Learning
  • Media Release

See PT National's feature in this months Fitness Pro Magazine - A Fitness College that Delivers in 5.

By Janine Cameron - Compliance Manager PT National on Thursday, 10 December 2015
  • Learning
  • Media Release

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.

By Eric Said - Director of Learning, PT National on Sunday, 6 December 2015
  • Fitness Industry
  • Learning

How do you create a Fitness College using 21st Century Learning in a VET environment that does not support this college model?

  • Learning
  • Health

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.

By Dr Andre Machado, Hills Sports Chiropractic on Sunday, 22 November 2015
  • Fitness Industry
  • Health

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.

  • Personal Trainers
  • Fitness Industry
  • Learning

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.