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16 10, 2018

Collaborating with Allied Health Professionals…

By |2018-10-19T10:30:59+00:00October 16th, 2018|Categories: News|Comments Off on Collaborating with Allied Health Professionals…

Emmett technique is a unique body therapy that eases pain and discomfort while improving movement and mobility. Using light touch to provide a simple and safe series of muscle releases, Gail & Karen from Body Alignment Centre, stopped by to show us how it works. Boxing Training is one of the best exercises [...]

25 09, 2018

Full v. Fast-Tracked PT Course

By |2018-10-02T16:13:27+00:00September 25th, 2018|Categories: News|Comments Off on Full v. Fast-Tracked PT Course

As we sometimes get asked to explain the difference between a full and a fast-tracked Certificate III & IV in Fitness as well as why we include the full number of units in our Fitness qualifications, even though we only need to offer the core units, we thought we would put some information together to explain.... [...]

17 09, 2018

Students & Trainers support R U OK day with Hero WOD

By |2018-09-18T15:15:13+00:00September 17th, 2018|Categories: News|Comments Off on Students & Trainers support R U OK day with Hero WOD

A Big THANKS to everyone who participated in the Hero WOD "GL" for R U OK Day. It was great to see Fitness Institute Students & Alumni representing on the day! Well done to current Fitness Institute students Tara Craven, Tara Spargo and Ally White as well as former students Jacques Casino, Henny Melbourne, Sammy Brown, [...]

10 09, 2018

CEC’s for Mentoring & Specialty VET Courses!

By |2018-09-14T13:08:13+00:00September 10th, 2018|Categories: News|Comments Off on CEC’s for Mentoring & Specialty VET Courses!

Did you know Fitness Australia provide a range of opportunities for registered Fitness Professionals to obtain Continuing Education Credits (CECs) for their own professional development and for helping others develop and earn qualifications? For those invested in supporting the learning of others, it’s worth remembering your efforts mentoring students as part of an RTO structured Mentor [...]

16 08, 2018

Is the Diploma of Fitness for you?

By |2018-08-22T11:57:12+00:00August 16th, 2018|Categories: News|Comments Off on Is the Diploma of Fitness for you?

Calling all Trainers with Certificate IV in Fitness looking to upskill and refresh quals to current industry standards and expectations… Calling all budding fitness entrepreneurs looking to make the transition from Trainer to small business owner… Calling all new and aspiring fitness co-ordinators, supervisors and managers looking to gain essential, universal management skills and confidence….. Calling [...]

1 08, 2018

Brodie Stephens – turning obsession into a career!

By |2018-08-27T12:02:25+00:00August 1st, 2018|Categories: News, Testimonials|Comments Off on Brodie Stephens – turning obsession into a career!

Brodie Stephens wanted to be the first professional dunker to come out of Australia. Motivated more by dunking than basketball, Brodie stuck with his passion and dream of traveling around the world winning Dunk competitions... We are pleased to report, Brodie is now well on his way to achieving his goals! Brodie made his professional debut [...]

31 07, 2018

Personal Development & Upskilling courses

By |2018-08-22T12:03:27+00:00July 31st, 2018|Categories: News|Comments Off on Personal Development & Upskilling courses

Did you know Fitness Institute also offer specialty short courses? These are perfect for Personal Trainers, Group Fitness Instructors and Gym Supervisors to top up continuing education requirements for registered trainers and learn new techniques. Fitness Institute’s courses are supported with a wide range of detailed learning materials. Full video sessions detailing how to design programs are provided [...]

26 07, 2018

Looking for help with Weight Management?

By |2018-08-22T12:04:45+00:00July 26th, 2018|Categories: News, Nutrition|Comments Off on Looking for help with Weight Management?

1 / 4 of Australian children (2 – 17 years) and almost 2 / 3 of Australian adults are overweight or obese - and the proportion of obese adults is set to rise (AIHW, 2018) In 2017, the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) released a report that provided a sobering snapshot of obesity in [...]

13 07, 2018

Succeeding at Online Training

By |2018-10-19T09:35:11+00:00July 13th, 2018|Categories: News, Testimonials|Comments Off on Succeeding at Online Training

There are many reasons why online training is fast becoming the preferred option for educators and students around Australia - it’s convenient, cost-effective and accessible. We've asked some of our online students to share what's kept them motivated and it's clear from theirs and our experiences in virtual and real classrooms, study success relies on [...]

28 06, 2018

Do you have the right Group qualification for what you do… ?

By |2018-08-22T12:30:36+00:00June 28th, 2018|Categories: News|Comments Off on Do you have the right Group qualification for what you do… ?

For those wishing to plan and instruct group fitness or classes for children aged 5 – 12 years, it’s important to note these units are referred to as electives in the training package which means a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) does not have to include them in the Certificate III and IV in Fitness they [...]

22 06, 2018

Dean Bodle – on maintaining momentum…

By |2018-08-22T12:34:33+00:00June 22nd, 2018|Categories: News|Comments Off on Dean Bodle – on maintaining momentum…

What started as a career as a Personal Trainer, has evolved into a fulltime business owner/management role for Dean Bodle, who has in less than a decade, established no less than six significant businesses and move from 50 to 4000sqm of fitness space over 4 sites. These days, business management and development is a full-time [...]

18 06, 2018

Coastal Throwdown 2018 – it’s a wrap!

By |2018-09-10T16:21:07+00:00June 18th, 2018|Categories: News|Comments Off on Coastal Throwdown 2018 – it’s a wrap!

From the iconic Tobruk Pool in the morning to the historic Flinders Street Health Hub in the evening, the Crossfit Coastal Throwdown Saturday June 2nd proved to be an exciting, energetic day for all concerned…. Fitness Institute General Manager Philip Sherriff, helped co-ordinate the day-long event, volunteering the necessary time and experience in event [...]

13 06, 2018

How are the Diploma & Cert IV in Fitness different?

By |2018-09-10T16:24:21+00:00June 13th, 2018|Categories: News|Comments Off on How are the Diploma & Cert IV in Fitness different?

One of the questions Trainers often ask is “I already have a qualification as a Personal Trainer - what difference will a Diploma make?” The Australian Qualification Framework, a system The Australian Government’s Department of Education and Training developed to regulate qualifications, defines Certificate IV a level 4 qualification and a Diploma as a Level 5. [...]

2 01, 2018

Lachlan O’Shea – Eye of the Tiger

By |2018-09-10T16:27:57+00:00January 2nd, 2018|Categories: News, Testimonials|Comments Off on Lachlan O’Shea – Eye of the Tiger

Q & A with Lachlan O'Shea: What was your motivation behind wanting to study Cert III & IV in Fitness? I wanted to learn more about the body and about fitness. I also want to be healthy myself and help others to achieve good health and fitness. What are your interests outside of studying [...]

11 08, 2017

Philip Sherriff – On Overcoming Adversity….

By |2018-09-10T16:31:48+00:00August 11th, 2017|Categories: News|Comments Off on Philip Sherriff – On Overcoming Adversity….

"What I don't know I'll learn. What I ain't got I'll earn." - Edmund Rice Having already achieved many personal and professional goals, Head Trainer, General Manager and part owner of Fitness Institute, Philip Sherriff has a keen interest in seeing others succeed. Whilst Philip’s Bio details his experiences as a Trainer in Townsville and Canada, [...]

29 05, 2017

Life Changing Careers – Nicole Child

By |2018-08-27T12:11:31+00:00May 29th, 2017|Categories: News, Testimonials|Comments Off on Life Changing Careers – Nicole Child

"We all go through our own struggle and it is great to be able to give people advice - my heart jumps for joy when I see people succeed." - Nicole Child With exercise and fitness two of her favourite hobbies, Nicole Child registered in the Certificate IV of Fitness with Fitness Institute in September [...]

11 10, 2016

Kurtis “Dingo” Pegoraro – PT & Boxing title holder!

By |2018-08-27T13:56:22+00:00October 11th, 2016|Categories: News, Testimonials|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Kurtis “Dingo” Pegoraro – PT & Boxing title holder!

Congratulations to Fitness Institute graduate Kurtis "Dingo" Pegoraro for taking our the QLD Heavyweight Boxing Championship last Friday Night (7/10/2016) in Brisbane! Kurtis completed his Cert III & IV in Fitness with Fitness Institute in February 2011 and has since gone on to running the Corporate Box Gym.  Kurtis now has a large set of professional [...]

30 09, 2016

INBA Tropix 2016

By |2018-09-10T16:39:26+00:00September 30th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on INBA Tropix 2016

Phil and Sarah at the Fitness Institute sponsored INBA Tropix, Sept 2016! Learn more about our courses HERE. 

29 09, 2016

Night time lunging warriors!

By |2018-09-10T16:40:33+00:00September 29th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Night time lunging warriors!

Our face-to-face students doing some practical activities in last nights class. Can't believe week 2 is done and dusted - time fly's when you are having fun!!!   Meet more Fitness Institute students HERE as well as on our Online Facebook and Townsville Campus Facebook pages.   Learn more about our course HERE. 

26 09, 2016

NEW HEADQUARTERS FOR FITNESS INSTITUTE!

By |2018-09-10T16:41:42+00:00September 26th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on NEW HEADQUARTERS FOR FITNESS INSTITUTE!

A Townsville first, The Health Hub opened December 2016! The Venue, formally known as The Lion Brewery was first built in 1894 by Madsen & Watson and designed by John Beauchamp Nicholson. It was later founded by Albert Lanfear and his partner Samuel Nesbitt Allen as The Lion Brewery. The building has also been a nightclub (The Venue, Play [...]