Get qualified online with Australia’s leading college of personal trainers. We give you the chance to maintain your active lifestyle and share the benefits with your future clients. We design our online personal training courses with your goals in mind, providing you with a range of tools and options so you can advance your fitness career. Our flexible courses allow you to enjoy what you are currently doing and prepare for you for a smooth transition - from a dedicated student to a successful qualified personal trainer or business owner.
fitnessU values your independence and freedom while studying fitness education. Through its flexibility, range of choices and unrivalled support, it fits your active lifestyle and need to succeed. It's never been simpler to do what you want to do - and to make a real difference to your life and the lives of others.
fitnessU is more than a personal training course, it’s a lifestyle. We have developed fitnessU Certificate III and Certificate IV Qualifications to fit YOU, the way you live and the way you want to learn, so you can GO FOR IT! in your study, career and lifestyle.
In addition to recruiting mentors from our network of 10,000 fitness professionals to support you both online and offline, we've added tools such as insurance, Network membership and practical components on running a business and marketing so you can hit the ground running. Add to this the credibility of being backed by Australian Fitness Network’s 27 years of fitness industry experience and you have a personal training course that is not only tailored to YOU, but to the needs of today's industry.
Studying to become a personal trainer at fitnessU gives you the tools, training and team support you need to truly go for it in your fitness career.
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Years of Experience
What has been the top stand-out moment in your career to date?
My top, stand-out career moment so far was team-teaching BODYSTEP's 100th release at Les Mills' biggest annual event - One Live - in Melbourne, April 2015. There were 400 fabulous participants in front of me in the class and and all of my absolute favourite instructors on stage beside me. It was epic!
Spill the beans; give us your insight into what we can expect next from Les Mills?
Haha! I don't have any specific insight other than the knowledge that Les Mills are always researching, testing and analysing to ensure that fitness is as accessible and enjoyable for as many people as possible.
Where do you see Group Fitness in five years time?
What piece of advice do you wish you had been given at the beginning of your career?
“This is definitely the most progressive and best-looking group ex content of any training provider seen here or overseas.” – Greg Sellar
fitnessU, powered by Network, recently announced its landmark decision to offer customisable career paths for up and coming fitness professionals. On the back of this industry first, fitnessU is proud to confirm that itwill remain one of the few fitness RTOs to deliver the Group Fitness Specialisation online.
fitnessU’s new online Group Fitness Specialisation covers all the latest units in the national training package. It has been developed by global group fitness innovator Greg Sellar, in collaboration with a powerhouse team of the industry’s leading group fitness experts and educators including Paul Bulatao, Judi Mead, Stephen Parker, Chantal Brodrick, Kasia Czambol, Nathan Short, Daniel Myers, Jodie Groeneveld and Yvette De Stoop.
Boasting unprecedented interactivity, learners will enjoy more than 30 featured videos, exploring an extensive list of group fitness classes such as:
With fitnessU’s signature support and mentoring systems in place, the Group Fitness Specialisation will see you covering eight modules, ensuring that you
gain the practical skills and hands-on experience you need to position you as a knowledgeable, skilled and job-ready instructor.
Are you ready to take the next step to becoming a vibrant world-class group fitness instructor? fitnessU offers Certificate III in Fitness (SIS03015) with a specialisation in group fitness, equipping you with the best possible start in this bustling industry.
Do it your way. Go for it in your fitness career. #goforit
This article was written by Paul Bulatao, National VET Manager at fitnessU
1. You look like a stretching cat.
Avoid reaching too far out from the handle bars, and escape lower back strain by either moving your seat adjustment forward or your handle bars closer
in. Make sure that when your hands are in "position 1" on the handle bars (the closest bar to you), your elbows have a slight bend.
2. Your shoulders are in a fixed “up” shrug position.
Be aware of where your shoulders are throughout the class. This fixed “up” shrug position causes tension in the shoulders and in the traps and may lead to tension headaches. Continuously remind yourself to drop and relax your shoulders throughout the class.
3. You think your twerking on the bike will bring all the boys to the yard.
More resistance is needed to load the legs, and to ensure that your leg power is being generated from the hips. Try sinking your booty lower, closer to the saddle, to give you a more streamlined position.
4. Your standing hill climbs are making your cycle instructor nauseas.
Keep your joints safe by minimising the dancing and bouncing around. Use less momentum by increasing the resistance to generate more power; this will get you that tight butt!
5. Your sprints look like you’re a toddler bouncing up and down on your mammas lap.
Your instructor can tell when you are cheating by the lack of resistance and when your legs are going so fast that even you can’t control them. Load the resistance!
6. The chaffing.
Try bike shorts or compression shorts to help prevent chaffing in areas that may cause deadly friction.
7. Your Nike shoes match too perfectly with your outfit, sweat band, towel and glow sticks.
The best way to obtain foot injuries is by wearing flat sole, soft and flexible shoes; and the best way to ruin an expensive pair of running shoes is by wearing them to cycle. Get a pair of indoor cycling cleats; they are more rigid, giving you maximum propulsion and power. They make you go faster and they make you look totally professional, giving you an extra edge and intimidating the rest of the participants in the class.
This article was written by Paul Bulatao, National VET Manager at fitnessU
1. You get injured a lot.
Yet, your body suffers equally, if not more, from spending all day in a sedentary occupation. What’s more, you don’t reap the benefits of being regularly active as you do in a fitness career, where your general health often improves significantly. Fitness Instructors remain constantly active with clients rather than settling in a sedentary occupation that often leads to stress, anxiety, tiredness, postural issues, tight shoulders, and tension headaches.
2. There's no corporate hierarchy
…and consequently no ‘ladder’ to climb; however you are your own boss, and as such you become more independent and generally happier. There are no corporate politics, just positivity, passion for health and fitness, and a genuine drive to inspire and help change lives; welcome to fitness culture.
3. You have wasted money and years of formal education and experience.
But is money invested in your own education ever really a waste? Plus, through a career in fitness you will gain first-hand experience and continuing education on the fascinating complexities and functions of the human body. Pass this knowledge onto your clients and reap the reward of watching them get the results they’re looking for. Apply expert skills and knowledge about health and fitness to your own life and become a healthier and more efficient version of you.
4. There will be no social aspects of working in a team environment.
Yet, rather than spending days on end with the same colleagues, who let’s face it, can bring you down with work drama and personal problems, you get to meet a vast array of interesting, fascinating and inspiring people every day. Build an extensive social circle that you can utilize to network, make new friends or find your ‘soul partner’.
5. You have to wake up crazy hours of a morning.
Not necessarily, as you choose your own hours and decide on what days and times you want to work; you hold all the power when it comes to the hours you work and if you’re not a morning person, teach evening or lunch time classes. You don't need permission or a "sick day" to go out and enjoy the weather; train your clients outside!
6. You will burn out from back to back clients and you won't have time to train yourself.
Not if you’re smart about your service offering. Qualify your skills so that your day involves a mixture of physical and less intensive sessions. Fit in your own exercise by training clients at lunch time, teaching a boot camp at the park, or a group training session in the afternoon. And include less physical sessions such as one on one training, corporate workshop talks, performance health coaching, or teaching a stretch and relaxation class such as Yoga or Pilates.
Get the mix right and you will get paid to actually look good and feel amazing!
7. You won't be seen as a "professional".
The closest thing to looking "professional" in a suit will be your tracksuit, yet what’s more “professional” than imparting expert skills and knowledge onto your clients and affecting real positive change in their lives? People come to us to escape the corporate world, to feel more relaxed, to have fun, and to be more positive. Matching active wear is as professional as it gets here, but’s less face it active wear is far more comfortable than any corporate suit or pencil skirt!
We are losing the battle of obesity in Australia. With an aging population and more and more unhealthy people in need of help, our industry is now more important than ever. You only need to see how many initiatives are out there to better the health and fitness of Australians.
Think you’ve got what it takes to join the fitness world? Get started with a Certificate III in Fitness (SIS03015) at fitnessU.
If you're anything like me, your gym bag becomes home to a dazzling array of non-related fitness items. And when you finally find that free locker at peak gym time, you spend minutes rummaging through your bag with such ferocity that you start to sweat even before the towel is comfortably resting on your shoulders.Let's avoid unnecessary sweat and stress and pack the ten essential items every guy needs in his gym bag.
Boxing is a great cardio and strength workout. It is low impact. Gets your heart rate soaring and helps to unleash your inner beast!
Here are four tips to help you position yourself correctly and get a great cardio workout.
•The Upper Cut - here we are aiming to come up and under. Slight knee bend will load the legs so that you can get force behind you to drive the fist up for a rock hard upper cut, aimed at the chin.
Think you’re the master of your boxing class? Why not take your love of boxing one step further and become a group fitness instructor? Take the opportunity to get paid to attend your next boxing class with fitnessU. A Certificate III in fitness (SIS03015) with a specialisation in Group Fitness is the first step in your group fitness journey; remember many Group Fitness Instructors started out as regular gym enthusiasts, just like you!
Are you stuck for what to pack in your fitness ‘bag of tricks’? Rather than overloading your gym bag with hundreds of unnecessary products, we’ve narrowed down the top ten must-have items for your gym bag that will ensure you’re workout ready, and leave you feeling fresh post-workout.1. Water Bottle
Poor energy can unfold from a wide variety of sources. I have touched on the need to complete unresolved tasks, or “open tabs”, through effective time management; the importance of learning to say no to tasks or requests you either know you don’t want to do or can’t; and the value of prioritising sleep.Each of these elements influences our energy, and if utilized in a positive way can help restore strong, consistent and boundless energy.
Energy creates actions, and actions create habits, and habits create outcomes. And the momentum of this creates consistency, and that creates confidence. It all starts with energy. (Dr. Libby)
As I outlined in part one, we wrestle with countless “energy zappers” on a daily basis that leave us feeling exhausted rather than energised. Following the insight of Dr. Libby Weaver, I implored you to consider energy as a marker of health, with poor energy acting as a sign that the body’s systems may be off-track.You have to be healthy to have energy; if your energy is lacking it is the body’s way of asking you to eat, drink, move, think, breathe, or perceive in a different way. Yet, rather than acknowledging these signs, too often we fall into the trap of using elements of our lives, such as children, demanding jobs, and frantic social schedules, as reasons for being too tired to enjoy it.