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So you have been training your client for a few months and you feel it’s time to step it up a level and change things to up keep training interesting. It’s all too easy to get caught up in routine and it’s almost human nature to fall back into default mode. Doing the same exercises…

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1. Know your why If you love what you do it won’t feel like work. We have all heard this before but there is a truth behind it. When you are passionate about something, whether you love strength and conditioning or simply love to help people improve their health, your passion will show through in…

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Here’s what you need to know If you are a fitness professional such as personal trainer, fitness instructor, yoga instructor, pilates instructor, boot camp trainer or cross-fit instructor, having the right level of insurance is the most important part of your work in the fitness industry. Why do personal trainers and fitness professionals need insurance?…

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Being aware of what is happening in your industry and knowing your rights is so important, but often something that is paid limited attention by individuals going about their busy daily lives. At PAA we frequently reiterate the key message that every professional MUST do their due diligence and research the decisions they make with…

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Is sitting the new smoking?


This was the hotly and hilariously debated topic by a collective of comedians, sports stars and experts at our ‘Workplace Movement Evolution’ forum held last Thursday in Melbourne. Carlton AFLW star Darcy Vescio expertly tore apart the opposition, although as a life-long Blues fan, I may be just a touch biased. Overall the event was…

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Is this question as strange as it sounds? What are the biggest barriers to your client’s results? As a trainer, it is important to not only consider properly structuring the work your clients do in the short time they are with you, but equally to encourage and support their behaviours for all the time when…

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The benefits of connection


It is surprising what an unexpected conversation can spark. Chatting casually with a sports psychologist at a breakfast recently reinforced something in which I am already a great believer; the potential of the collective being greater than that of an individual competing alone. In terms of our industry, the opportunity to build a like-minded collective…

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Here at PAA, we’ve made our opinion clear on the countless slim athletic bodies that are everywhere we look; social media, TV, magazine stands, billboards, sides of buses. These images, artistically shot with just the right filter and a head tilt at just the right angle, are not an accurate representation of the diverse body…

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The fitness industry is changing. Group exercise classes are becoming the norm and make great business sense. The sign of a dedicated, organised, attentive trainer is one who can run a group session and still pay close attention to clients’ form, exercise selection and the flow of the class. Our clients will always be different…

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Money making opportunities in any industry are not to be missed and fitness is no exception. While many trainers capitalise on versatile and creative business opportunities, too many don’t, and as a result, many have unnecessarily short-lived careers which isn’t good for them or the industry at large. It may sound like a broken record,…

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