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Something that is often mentioned but frequently not given adequate attention is the importance of self-care and life balance. As October is Mental Health Month, it’s as good a time as any to reflect on our own mental health; looking after our wellbeing is just as important as looking after our clients. Many of us…

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One of the best ways to get new clients on board is to offer a free introductory session. This is your opportunity to dazzle them with your PT skills and to also make them feel welcome and comfortable in the gym or studio environment. Creating a great first impression is key to turning prospective clients…

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Starting your Own Business Congratulations you have successfully completed your Certificate III or IV in Fitness! It is now time to set yourself up to start working in the industry. Here are a few key steps  to get your career in the fitness industry off to a flying start and help people achieve their fitness…

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The difference between working in your business and working on your business – tips on how you can thrive as a fitness professional As a self-employed fitness professional you wear many hats. You run the whole show including training clients, managing invoices, marketing bookkeeping and everything in between. YOU are your business and YOU make…

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Where to look for jobs


So, it’s time to find a job! The internet is your best resource when looking for a job. We’ve made the job-hunting simple with a list of some go-to sites   Indeed – Advertises fitness jobs Australia wide and in all markets (even calls for PTs to work with FIFOs!) Seek – Seek is one of the…

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Being a self-employed fitness professional requires you to wear many hats. Besides generic business operations you have to ensure that you have the tools to invoice clients, schedule trainers, create new programs, manage your expenditure, payroll and much more! Whether you are a larger fitness business. a boutique personal trainer studio or self-employed professional, finding…

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Social media provides you with the platform and tools to build relationships with existing and potential clients.  It’s free; it’s targeted and can showcase your personality and your PT expertise. Platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram can be highly effective marketing tools, but they need to be used in the right way. Some general…

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Being self employed means you wear many hats. From bookkeeping to marketing, to business operations, you do it all. If you are seeking to outsource certain digital media tasks such as someone to look after your social media, or someone to create your next marketing campaign or blog post, check out these helpful resources. Freelancer…

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Gyms are intimidating places. For newcomers, visiting one can be an extremely daunting experience. Often there is a power hierarchy, where the perception can be that the fitter and more capable you seem, the higher you rank. The experience of finding a personal trainer and entering a gym can be fraught with problems. It is…

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EOFY: Quick Tips


The EOFY is fast approaching and signals the inevitable scramble to get your paper work in order.  As a personal trainer, there are a range of tax deductions available to you. We have collated some top tips to help ensure your end of financial year prep is smooth sailing. TIP 1: Deductions! You can claim…

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