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18 06, 2018

Coastal Throwdown 2018 – it’s a wrap!

By | 2018-06-18T16:56:24+00:00 June 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 management [...]

13 06, 2018

How are the Diploma & Cert IV in Fitness different?

By | 2018-06-13T11:49:19+00:00 June 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. [...]

11 08, 2017

Philip Sherriff – On Overcoming Adversity….

By | 2018-01-23T15:59:06+00:00 August 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, [...]

11 10, 2016

Kurtis “Dingo” Pegoraro

By | 2017-01-28T00:25:40+00:00 October 11th, 2016|Categories: News, Testimonials|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Kurtis “Dingo” Pegoraro

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 [...]

6 10, 2016

Face-to-Face Students

By | 2017-03-14T15:41:21+00:00 October 6th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Face-to-Face Students

Demo Circuit Class with some Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation stretches to finish off our session!

5 10, 2016

*Success Story* Jo Scott – Optimal Body Fitness

By | 2017-01-28T00:25:48+00:00 October 5th, 2016|Categories: News, Testimonials|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on *Success Story* Jo Scott – Optimal Body Fitness

Empowering you with tools to succeed! Jo Scott is  the owner of Optimal Body Fitness in North QLD and if the past is anything to go by, the future is looking very bright!! Jo is specialising in empowering women and passing on the right balance of fitness and healthy eating in order to achieve the best results! Fitness [...]

29 09, 2016

Night time lunging warriors!

By | 2017-03-18T08:50:38+00:00 September 29th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Night time lunging warriors!

Our current 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!!  

27 09, 2016

Rhiannon Schreiber-Blattner

By | 2017-03-18T08:51:10+00:00 September 27th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Rhiannon Schreiber-Blattner

A big congratulations to Rhiannon on completing her Certificate 3&4 in Fitness. Rhiannon was able to secure a job before her course completion and now she takes her career to the next level.

26 09, 2016

FITNESS INSTITUTE IS MOVING!!!

By | 2017-03-18T08:53:46+00:00 September 26th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on FITNESS INSTITUTE IS MOVING!!!

A Townsville first, The Health Hub will be coming to you in 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. Fast forward to [...]

20 09, 2016

Jeremy Wearne

By | 2017-03-18T08:54:54+00:00 September 20th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Jeremy Wearne

"Employed within a week!!" Congratulations to Jeremy for securing his first job as a Registered Fitness Professional!

13 09, 2016

Class of 2016!

By | 2017-03-18T08:55:53+00:00 September 13th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Class of 2016!

  A few pics from our last day of class with our face to face students. Thanks for coming on the journey with us!

5 09, 2016

Fitness Australia Scope of Practice

By | 2017-03-18T08:58:47+00:00 September 5th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Fitness Australia Scope of Practice

Our friends at Fitness Australia always do a great job of presenting the scope of practice in nice clear language. You can check it out here off their website. Personal Trainer Typically works independently (may be self-employed or an employee) and may support or lead other registered exercise professionals Typically practices within a fitness facility but also in [...]

26 08, 2016

Sarah Collins

By | 2017-08-10T08:50:35+00:00 August 26th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Sarah Collins

Name: Sarah Collins Position: Administration How long have you been with Fitness Institute? Just getting started! Qualified in: Completing Certificate III & IV in Fitness, Cert III in Business Interesting fact: I was a cheer leader for the Townsville Crocodiles. Passionate about: Dance and Fitness If you could have dinner with anyone in the world, who would you chose? My familia [...]

22 08, 2016

Jai Hunter

By | 2017-03-18T09:00:26+00:00 August 22nd, 2016|Categories: News|Comments Off on Jai Hunter

Name: Jai Hunter Position: Student Support Marital status: Long Distance relationship How long have you been with Fitness Institute? 12 months Qualified in: Accountancy, Yoga, Personal Training and Punch Fit Business:  Currently have a thriving Yoga Company - Y_Yoga Interesting fact: I can still put both feet behind my head Greatest Achievement: Qualified Chartered Accountant at 24 Passionate about: Forrest Yoga If you [...]

19 08, 2016

Congratulations to our Face to Face graduates

By | 2017-03-18T09:04:35+00:00 August 19th, 2016|Categories: News|Comments Off on Congratulations to our Face to Face graduates

Congratulations to our recent students who completed their Cert III/IV in Fitness course at our Townsville campus. Jack Campbell Krystal Part Mark Carrington Kozza Smith Stephanie Ullman Kezza West

19 08, 2016

Get to know Face to Face course Lecturer/Assessor- Janine Smith

By | 2017-03-18T09:06:47+00:00 August 19th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Get to know Face to Face course Lecturer/Assessor- Janine Smith

Name: Janine Smith Position: Master lecturer and assessor:  Face to face courses Marital status: Married with 2 children, and 2 step children How long have you been teaching for? 12 years - started with Tafe Port Macquarie, teaching Cookery. Then Move to Townsville and taught in remote locations teaching Cookery to apprentices, eventually moving to Fitness Institute in [...]

5 07, 2016

Great weekend for the Face to Face Cert III/IV in Fitness Students at CrossFit competition

By | 2017-03-18T09:09:34+00:00 July 5th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Great weekend for the Face to Face Cert III/IV in Fitness Students at CrossFit competition

A great Saturday was had by the Face to Face students who competed in the local CrossFit competition. The competition was to say goodbye to a well known staff member in the community, as he goes off to pursue a passion of his.  Pig on the Spit for Dinner!

9 05, 2016

Fitness Institute Crew Head to FILEX

By | 2017-03-18T09:13:28+00:00 May 9th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Fitness Institute Crew Head to FILEX

The Fitness Institute crew headed to Filex 2016 and the Fitness and Health Expo in Melbourne to catch up on all of the latest and greatest in information and ideas for the future of Australia's Fitness Industry. Guest speakers were from all around the globe! All delegates agreed that the conference provided information that will be [...]