InForm March 2016: Meet Erin Brealey

If you’ve rung the PAA office, chances are you’ve spoken to Erin Brealey, one of our Registration Officers. Erin spends a large part of her day helping current and potential registrants with queries around qualifications, PDPs, and the registration process.

Before joining PAA, Erin completed her Cert IV, and now juggles her registration role with her one-on-one strength training business, which she runs face-to-face and via an online platform. She is also passionate about her own strength training, walks whenever and wherever she can and is currently studying a Bachelor of Applied Science, majoring in Applied Nutrition!
Despite her hectic schedule, Erin is always cheerful and loves engaging with registrants. “I’m a people person, so I really enjoy assisting registrants with their enquiries. It’s great to hear directly from people in this industry who are just as passionate about training and fitness as I am. We all have a similar goal – helping others live a healthier lifestyle. Our older registrants really inspire me to maintain my fitness for as long as I can, because they are living proof that keeping fit keeps you young!

“Another great aspect of PAA is working with like-minded individuals within the organisation. We have a great, positive culture where it is encouraged to be active throughout the day, which results in upbeat, cheery colleagues!

“Every member of the PAA team is a qualified fitness professional. Some of us still work with clients, which means we understand what it really is like to work as a PT in the current environment. We ensure every person we have contact with has a great experience and walks away feeling valued and important.

“To all the new and soon-to-be registrants out there, stay informed of your responsibilities as a trainer. Make sure you know and understand when your CPR and First Aid quals are due, and what you need to do from a professional development perspective before your registration is up for renewal. And keep records! Keep all your certificates and transcripts somewhere safe so you can easily refer top them in the future. It can be expensive to obtain new copies of your Cert III and Cert IV quals.

“Most importantly, if you’re not sure about something give us a call or send an email.”