Australian Fitness Academy is proud of the Fitness Industry Careers and Successes we help our students to achieve.
At AFA we are committed to providing students with support beyond education and helping our graduates achieve a rewarding career in the fitness industry through established career pathways, including Guaranteed Interviews, Practical Placement, Industry Forum’s and Student Online Resumes.
There is so much to learn from people who have been down the health and fitness path before and achieved success. Here you can meet three such people who have all achieved success in their chosen career paths and continue to grow.
Meet the AFA Ambassadors
Meet Shelley Lask, Body Positive Personal Training
Shelley completed her Certificate III & IV in Fitness with Australian Fitness Academy in 2012 and has since commenced and continues to build a successful indoor & outdoor personal training and group fitness business, Body Positive Health & Fitness.
Body Positive Health & Fitness offers personal training and group fitness classes with a body positive, Health at Every Size® Approach. This means that the focus is on participating in physical activity which is enjoyable both for itself and for the strength, fitness, body awareness, confidence, health and postural improvements it brings, rather than just as a tool for weight loss or weight gain.
Shelley works with clients to discover how exercise can be used to develop a more positive relationship with their bodies and to see all the amazing things their body can do simply by being active, while having a lot of fun.
I get to run and market my business in a way that aligns with my values. I don’t have to sell any products I don’t believe in or use metrics that I don’t find useful or positive. I set my own schedule, choose my own clothes and because the business feels like my “baby”, I don’t resent putting in the extra hours to make things awesome
Meet Jodie Arnot, Healthy Balance Fitness
Healthy Balance Fitness is a multi-award winning company providing classes in HIIT Boot Camp, Boxing and Running in four locations around Melbourne. They also provide Online Running Programs for all levels and online challenges and programs to boost motivation and maintain healthier habits.
Jodie is the Director of Healthy Balance Fitness and has built the business into a very successful group fitness business that has won many awards over the years! Here Jodie gives you some insights into her success and what she has learned along the way…
The industry has grown so much… We’ve had to learn how to stand out in a very crowded market. What hasn’t changed is the importance of relationships in business!
Meet Luke Alcock, Knockout Fitness & Boxing
Luke completed his Certificate III & IV in Fitness with Australian Fitness Academy in 2010 and has since launched his own successful business, Knockout Fitness & Boxing in Forest Hill.
Knockout Fitness And Boxing are boxing and kickboxing fitness specialists providing Personal Training and group classes in a clean, fully equipped, professional training centre. Our classes are interactive and get results. Best of all, we understand that not everyone wants to get in the ring and compete. So our atmosphere is friendly, encouraging, and non-intimidating. At Knockout, you’ll get fit by boxing in a safe and friendly environment!
The best part is not having to answer to anybody. I’m quite a strong independent personality, so running my own business fits me well
“I could not speak highly enough of my experience studying Cert 3 & 4 at Australian Fitness Academy.
The staff are exceptional and were always happy to help me understand what was required as a student and assist with any queries I may have had. I would recommend AFA to anyone looking to work in the fitness industry.”