THE BLOG

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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If you’ve rung the PAA office, chances are you’ve spoken to Erin Brealey, one of our Registration Officers. Erin spends a large part of her day helping current and potential registrants with queries around qualifications, PDPs, and the registration process. Before joining PAA, Erin completed her Cert IV, and now juggles her registration role with…

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October message


Hope the sunshine is starting to make your days brighter! The weather is prompting a lot of folks to step up and move. It’s a fantastic time of year to generate new business and really build rapport and loyalty with clients to lead into 2016. Are you making the most of it? How are you…

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Exercise and mental health


It’s all very well to work with your clients to help them keep their bodies fit and healthy, but what about their minds? Regular physical activity is important to the physical and mental health of people of all ages. Dr Nicola Burton, senior research fellow in the University of Queensland’s School of Human Movement Studies,…

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A moment with… Shaun Jewell


Shaun Jewell personifies what it is to be an Inspirational Trainer. He is an ex-Kiwi butcher and now a Brisbane-based PT. He’s worked in the fitness industry for over 20 years and has loved every minute of it. But a serious car accident 7 years ago changed his outlook and taught him what it really…

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The PAA Rising Star Award is open to individuals in their first two years as a fitness professional. Nominations will be sought quarterly and a recipient will only be selected if, based on merit, they meet ALL criteria. If there are no nominees fulfilling the criteria, the award will be held over until the following…

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Fitness trends July 2015


The American College of Sports Medicine’s Health and Fitness Journal undertook their ninth annual survey of fitness trends for 2015. The survey was sent out to thousands of fitness professionals worldwide, asking them to rank 39 fitness trends. It’s often challenging to identify trends in the industry because of all the white noise created by…

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Rising Star Award


We are proud to announce a new award for individuals in their first two years as a fitness professional. The Physical Activity Australia Rising Star Award recognises dedication to professional development and exemplary service to clients and the industry by a new trainer. The Rising Star, through their work ethic and energy, singles themselves out…

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Each month, we will bring you an in-depth profile on someone in the fitness industry who has stepped outside the traditional fitness industry field to use their skills and experience in other areas. Our first interview is with Anthony Whitty; a member of our Industry Advisory Committee, a PT and an educator who works with…

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