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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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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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