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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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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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