THE BLOG

Why get educated? Why not? How do you keep up with change by standing still? There are several great reasons for furthering your education whether it is formal or on the job learning. First and foremost is the incentive of what’s in it for me? We all think it, even if we don’t say it…

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How did you become a PT? I originally trained as a primary school teacher and I was not sporty at all. I took time off work when my daughter was born and when she was 2 years old, my husband and I immigrated to Melbourne from the UK. It was a tough year. We bought…

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Meet Marrion Saunders


After running group exercise classes for 1000s of clients since the early 1970s, 79 year-old Marrion Saunders is calling time on her PT career. From taking up to 14 different classes a week in the early stages of her career, Marrion’s professional development led her down the path of working with older clients, predominantly women….

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Let’s talk about insurance. Don’t click to the next article! You need to read this. Having the right level of insurance is the most important part of your work in the fitness industry. Firstly, the basics. Your policy must cover both public liability and professional indemnity. Public liability insurance protects against claims of personal injury…

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If I had to identify keys to success I have observed when meeting with PAA members, it’s easy to single out passion, energy and care for people. If you add in skills, knowledge and communication the picture of a successful trainer becomes pretty clear. Like most people working in the fitness industry, my passion is…

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Each year, 20,000 people graduate from fitness courses in Australia, ready to make their mark on an industry that’s valued at $1.3 billion annually. New graduates only spend an average of 12 months in this saturated marketplace before leaving; often because they are not equipped with the appropriate skills to carve out a career in…

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Passion. Isn’t it a great word? When we’re passionate about something, we have more energy, we work harder, we get more creative and we inspire others. As a trainer, whatever your passion is, we will help you reach your goal. That’s why we offer flexible recognition of relevant professional development. So what does this mean?…

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It’s getting colder, which means it can be more challenging to keep clients motivated when their bed is warm and the world outside is cold. It is also a time when people travel to escape winter, leaving many a PT with empty prime time spots. How will you keep your clients – and yourself –…

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Registration Officer, Leeanne Moxon, has been helping registrants and students with their qualification, registration and PDP queries for more than five years. Like all our staff, Leeanne is a qualified PT. She completed her Cert 3 and 4 in 2007 and spent a few years working at Fernwood Fitness and YMCAs, before joining PAA. These…

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