Thinking about heading to the Fitness Show this year? We’ve got you covered with this handy guide on what to expect from the 3-day event! What is it: The Fitness Show is Australia’s largest fitness and health event that brings together businesses and professionals from across the entire industry. From fitness educators like ourselves right through to…
Red Flags! What you need to look for when enrolling into a fitness course
Australian Fitness Academy has been delivering courses in fitness for over 20-years and is well respected in the industry for producing high quality fitness graduates as well as offering extensive support for students studying their face to face and online qualifications.
Recently we have noticed some advertising and sales practices that we don’t condone. As a result we wanted to highlight to you, the consumer, some of the practices being used to entice you into enrolling into fitness courses.
Making partnerships with allied health is more important than ever!
The new version of the Certificate III & IV in Fitness and the Diploma are due for release in a few weeks. The qualifications are reviewed and updated every few years to ensure they retain current information about the latest training methodologies.
What if I don’t look like a stereotypical personal trainer?
When it comes to walking the talk, how important is our appearance as personal trainers? That really depends on what you’re talking.
For starters, knowing how to coach someone else to do something doesn’t necessitate currently participating in that sport yourself, though certainly having experienced it first hand in the past is invaluable.
It’s June and it’s almost tax time which may have you asking “Can I claim my self-education expenses?”
According to the Australian Tax Office (ATO) “you may be able to claim a deduction for self-education expenses if your study is work-related. Work-related self-education expenses are expenses you incur when you undertake a course to obtain a formal qualification from a school, college, university or other place of education that is relevant for your current employment.”
As fitness professionals, we are all passionate about the idea that physical activity is for everyone, but sometimes we work in environments that are less than welcoming to people with larger bodies.
Fortunately, we are also well-placed to make a positive difference.
If the idea of training women whist they are pregnant or after they have had children gives you heart palpations, FEAR NOT! It’s not as difficult as you may imagine.
There are definitely some considerations you should take into account when working with pregnant clients, but it shouldn’t be an automatic hand-ball if you have limited experience in this area. It’s a matter of knowing the considerations and contra-indications of your client’s conditions and having the confidence to implement this knowledge when working with this group of clients.
The term functional training gets thrown around too much in todays fitness world and too many people lose what the actual meaning is. Functional Training refers to your training style for a specific purpose. If you want to gain hypertrophy in the chest, a barbell bench press is a functional movement; if you wish to drop body fat then any multi joint compound movements incorporating squats and deadlifts are functional as you are going to be burning the most calories and if injury prevention is your goal there are quite a few things to take into consideration when incorporating “Functional Training”.