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.
As fitness professionals we must be observant to the needs of the community that extend beyond gyms, fitness centres and bootcamps.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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?”
Conflict is an inevitable part of our everyday lives. There can be a duality to conflict with both positive and negative aspects.
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!
How do you create a Fitness College using 21st Century Learning in a VET environment that does not support this college model?
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.