Don’t Let Injury Sideline your New Year’s Resolution

New Year's resolutions - popular goals on colourful post-it stickers

It’s the same every year. January comes around and so many of us, feeling sluggish and looking a touch portly, enthusiastically sign up to a common New Year’s resolution – that of the shiny new exercise and fitness regime. The festive season may have been fun, but it’s unlikely to have been kind to your … Read more

Starting a Fitness Business

Fitness business. Male instructor training mature adults in boot camp fitness

Tips for running your Bootcamp or Personal Training business Here are some quick tips on enhancing your fitness business, so that you can free up your time to live your life how you want. Remember, you are both a fitness professional and a business operator. The number one tip is to set up systems. Have … Read more

The fitness excuses that every Personal Trainer has heard!

An unfit young woman wearing a pink top, sitting on an exercise machine with her personal trainer standing by. PTs have heard all the fitness excuses

There are always reasons why its easier not to exercise. Life gets in the way sometimes. Here are 5 fitness excuses that every fitness professional has heard at one time Excuse 1: I’m too tired Energy creates energy! Go for a fast walk or run and tell me you don’t feel more energetic when you … Read more

Interested in a career change? What about becoming a Personal Trainer?

A personal trainer helps an older man with his exercise regime. A personal training career change.

Had enough of your current job and thinking of the fitness profession? Execute your plan right and you can become a personal trainer with a satisfying financially rewarding career doing what you love. We outline below the five steps to leaving your job and becoming a successful fitness coach. Personal training is a unique profession. You … Read more

The Evolution of Strength Training

A fit, muscular man undergoing strength training. He is skipping and jumping

It’s time to challenge legacy perceptions behind the purpose and practise of strength acquisition. There is an old saying that if it ain’t broken, don’t fix it. The saying is based on a perceived model for continual success and most successful sporting teams will tend to live by this motto in the hope of continuing … Read more

Thinking of a Personal Trainer? Take the First Step

A close-up of a male personal trainer talking to a male client.

So you’ve been weighing up the cost vs benefit of paid one-on-one training with a personal trainer. You think you’re ready but don’t know quite what to expect. Well make the call, send the email, text the number, whatever… Don’t be intimidated. The person on the other end of the phone is not that scary and … Read more

Creating a Community for your Personal Training Business

A woman working out with the help of a personal trainer.

Growing a fitness business is never easy and building a loyal community is one strategy to success. If you’re looking to take your fitness business to the next level, building an army of followers is essential in growing your business. There are some tried and tested ways to building a following but there are also … Read more

Group Exercise or Personal Trainer?

Group exercise or personal trainer?

Considering hiring a personal trainer? Or do you prefer exercising with others? When asking yourself the question ‘Should I choose group exercise or personal training?’, there are a few key things to consider. What’s Your Exercise Experience? Firstly, and foremost: What is your experience level? Have you ever stepped foot in a gym? Do you … Read more

Effective Online Profiles for Fitness Professionals

Looking to make a career in personal training? Then get your online profile pages up to scratch. If you want to be taken seriously as a fitness professional then you must project professionalism into your public profiles. These could be directory listings, social media pages or fitness websites. Why Online Profiles Matter As someone looking … Read more

Body Transformation, the Hugh Jackman way

Hugh Jackman at a Hollywood presentation, featuring his icon role Wolverine - for which is underwent a dramatic body transformation.

Training like the Wolverine Hugh Jackman is one of Australia’s most successful international actors, starring in many award-winning feature films. What makes Jackman unique is his intense mental and physical dedication to the roles in which he is cast. From bulking up for his role in the character Wolverine, to slimming down for his role … Read more