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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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If helping to save the planet wasn’t incentive enough, there is now the added knowledge that cleaning up your local area will help keep you physically fit! You needn’t look further than the damning effects pollution has had on the local beaches and reefs to understand that the time to act is now. While climate…

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Being self employed is fun but hard work. You set your own hours, but also wear many hats within your own business. From admin to marketing to book keeping, you’ve got to do it all. Here are some helpful tools that may make your life a bit easier, or at least more efficient. Communications &…

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When injury strikes, it can be very demoralising. For someone in the fitness industry, it can mean that your work, and your lifestyle, are impacted. For many, this can feel like a huge set back. However, inevitably, injuries occur. Just like catching the flu, a minor injury can be your bodies way of telling you…

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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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