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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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