Cert IV in Fitness

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12 03, 2019

Qualified to deliver Nutrition Advice?

By |2019-03-21T15:39:54+10:00March 12th, 2019|Categories: News, Nutrition|Tags: , |Comments Off on Qualified to deliver Nutrition Advice?

Graduates of the Certificate IV in Fitness and Certificate IV in Weight Management have an important role to play in helping people achieve lifestyle and fitness goals.....and healthy eating is a big part of this. If you're looking for a career pathway that helps people with dietary advice - it's worth having a think about which [...]

30 09, 2016

INBA Tropix 2016

By |2018-09-10T16:39:26+10:00September 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. 

5 09, 2016

Fitness Australia Scope of Practice

By |2018-09-10T16:48:48+10:00September 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. For example, the scope of practice for a Personal Trainer is that they: Typically work independently (may be self-employed or an employee) and may support or lead other registered exercise [...]

19 08, 2016

Janine Smith – PT & FI Guest Presenter

By |2018-09-11T08:57:27+10:00August 19th, 2016|Categories: Testimonials|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Janine Smith – PT & FI Guest Presenter

  Name: Janine Smith 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 2015. Qualified in: Personal Training, Chef, Business Owner PT Business experience: HUB Fitness - started in 2014 which [...]

5 07, 2016

FI Students support local CrossFit competition

By |2018-09-11T09:00:48+10:00July 5th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on FI Students support local CrossFit competition

A Super Saturday was had by all Face to Face students who competed in the local CrossFit competition. The competition was to say goodbye to a well-known member of staff and the CrossFit community, as he goes off to pursue another passion.      Pig on a spit for dinner!Meet more Fitness Institute students HERE as well as [...]

3 06, 2016

Ricky Huirama – (video highlights)

By |2018-12-05T13:50:20+10:00June 3rd, 2016|Categories: Testimonials|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Ricky Huirama – (video highlights)

Be sure to check out our YouTube Channel and Video page to see more Fitness Institute videos! Ricky started working with Jetts Kirwan in Townsville on a Traineeship after graduation, which eventuated from doing work placement there. Ricky says he likes being in gyms where you get to know people.... Meet more Fitness Institute students HERE as [...]

3 06, 2016

Gareth Hill (video highlights)

By |2018-12-05T13:50:42+10:00June 3rd, 2016|Categories: Testimonials|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Gareth Hill (video highlights)

What Gareth most enjoyed about the course was: 'Creating programs for the clients and delivering the aqua fitness sessions'. Meet more Fitness Institute students HERE as well as on our Online Facebook and Townsville Campus Facebook pages. Be sure to check out our YouTube Channel and Video page to see more Fitness Institute videos! See more on [...]

3 06, 2016

Kozza Smith (video highlights)

By |2018-12-05T13:50:25+10:00June 3rd, 2016|Categories: Testimonials|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Kozza Smith (video highlights)

Kozza had been wanting to do the course for a few years but his sport had taken him overseas. When he finally decided to do it he was glad he started. Meeting New people, the different variety of training styles and learning so much more about the human body is what Kozza enjoyed the [...]

3 06, 2016

Rhiannon Schreiber-Blattner (video highlights)

By |2018-12-05T13:46:40+10:00June 3rd, 2016|Categories: Testimonials|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Rhiannon Schreiber-Blattner (video highlights)

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 is taking her career to the next [...]

3 06, 2016

Bruce Armstrong – (video highlights)

By |2018-09-11T09:07:12+10:00June 3rd, 2016|Categories: Testimonials|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Bruce Armstrong – (video highlights)

'The best part of my training has been the friends I have made and the classes are quite fun. I'm looking forward to actually getting employed in the fitness industry and getting my career started......' - Bruce Armstrong Meet more Fitness Institute students HERE as well as on our Online Facebook and Townsville Campus Facebook pages. Be sure [...]

31 12, 2014

Pec Flys – Dumbbells

By |2018-09-11T09:24:33+10:00December 31st, 2014|Categories: Gym Exercises|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Pec Flys – Dumbbells

  It might help to carry the weights onto the bench first and then rest them on your knees / thighs before lying down and adopting the position seen above. Bend your arms slightly and brace through the core and shoulders. Using the muscles in your chest, bring the weights together till they are touching. Repeat [...]

30 12, 2014

Dumbbell Shrugs

By |2018-09-11T09:25:43+10:00December 30th, 2014|Categories: Gym Exercises|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Dumbbell Shrugs

To begin, hold the dumbbells by your side (Figure 1).   Ensure you have a solid grip. From here, contract the traps to bring the shoulders up to your ears (Figure 2). Ensure the shoulders do not hunch forward. Allow the shoulders to return to the start position in a controlled movement. Using the muscles in your [...]

29 12, 2014

Pullover – Hammer Strength

By |2018-09-11T09:26:25+10:00December 29th, 2014|Categories: Gym Exercises|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Pullover – Hammer Strength

Machine:   Hammer Strength Pullover To begin, sit in the machine and put on the safety belt.   Reach back, placing the elbows on the elbow pads and grip onto the handles (Figure 1). Contract the Latissimus Dorsi, pulling the handle from behind the head to the thighs (Figure 2).   Pause, and then allow the handle to slowly [...]

28 12, 2014

Calf Raise – Hammer Strength

By |2018-09-11T09:27:00+10:00December 28th, 2014|Categories: Gym Exercises|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Calf Raise – Hammer Strength

Machine:   Hammer Strength Uni-Lateral Leg Press To begin, place both feet on the designated platforms.  Feet should be roughly shoulder width apart with toes on the edge of the platform.  Extend the knees and press through the toes (Figure 1). From here, pause then allow the toes to travel back towards the body.   The heels should [...]

27 12, 2014

Deadlift – Hammer Strength

By |2018-09-11T09:27:57+10:00December 27th, 2014|Categories: Gym Exercises|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Deadlift – Hammer Strength

Machine:   Hammer Strength Ground Base Squat/Lunge Maintain a neutral head, ideally looking just a few meters ahead on the ground.   Depending on your preference, you can choose to look straight ahead.   Whatever you do, don’t look up as you will be in full hyper-extension then of the neck. The straighter the back and the head is, [...]

26 12, 2014

TRX Triceps Extension

By |2018-09-11T09:31:50+10:00December 26th, 2014|Categories: Gym Exercises|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on TRX Triceps Extension

To begin, set up the TRX and adjust to the appropriate length.   Place the feet close to the anchor point, grab hold of the handles and face away with arms fully extended (Figure 1). From here, flex the elbows, contracting the triceps bringing the arms body towards the head (Figure 2).   Slowly extend the elbows to [...]

25 12, 2014

Triceps Extension – Cables

By |2018-09-11T09:32:49+10:00December 25th, 2014|Categories: Gym Exercises|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Triceps Extension – Cables

Machine:   Life Fitness Cables To begin, set the cable (above the head) and select the appropriate weight.   Grab hold of the handles with the elbows bent at 90 degrees (keeping the elbows close to the body) and stand upright (Figure 1). From here, push the handles down towards the thighs your triceps (Figure 2). Slowly bring [...]

24 12, 2014

TRX Bicep Curl

By |2018-09-11T09:35:59+10:00December 24th, 2014|Categories: Gym Exercises|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on TRX Bicep Curl

To begin, set up the TRX and adjust to the appropriate length.   Place the feet close to the anchor point, grab hold of the handles and lean back with arms fully extended (Figure 1). From here, flex the elbows, contracting the biceps bringing the body towards the handles (Figure 2).   Slowly extend the elbows to return [...]

23 12, 2014

Preacher Curl – Barbell

By |2018-09-11T09:36:41+10:00December 23rd, 2014|Categories: Gym Exercises|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Preacher Curl – Barbell

Equipment:   Preacher Machine To begin, set the appropriate seat height and weight.   Again, the set up for this exercise is very similar to the ‘Life Fitness Bicep Curl’ and ‘Hammer Strength Bicep Curl’.   Sit down facing towards the pad, with the chest up against it.   Grab hold of the bar then rest the upper arm on [...]

22 12, 2014

Bicep Curl – Dumbbells

By |2018-09-11T09:37:33+10:00December 22nd, 2014|Categories: Gym Exercises|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Bicep Curl – Dumbbells

To begin, select the appropriate weight then hold the dumbbells by your side (Figure 1). From here, flex the elbow bringing the dumbbell up towards the chest using your bicep. Brace through the core – avoid arching the back (Figure 2). Slowly lower the arm to return to the start position and repeat with the other [...]

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