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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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You spend hours training your body, but have you considered the benefits of training your mind? Mindfulness is a technique that is used to find flow and clarity in life and in sport. The practice of mindfulness involves finding frameworks and mechanisms that combat distracting and negative thoughts and feelings. As a psychological process, it…

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One of our registrants, Sebastian Petrovich recently debuted as a match official at the Blind Football World Grand Prix in Japan. With only six international referees invited, Petrovich is the first Australian to referee at an International Blind Football tournament. The competition was held by the Japan Blind Football Association and the International Blind Sport…

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Thank you for your continuous support of Physical Activity Australia, we are exited to have you on board. As a thank you we have emailed you some special discounts from our friends in the fitness industry. Offers range from discounts on courses such as Boxing, Pilates and Nutrition, to special deals for full fitness qualifications,…

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