Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) is an advanced form of flexibility training that involves both the stretching and contraction of the muscle group being targeted. PNF stretching was originally developed as a form of rehabilitation, and to that effect it is very effective. It is also excellent for targeting specific muscle groups, and as well as increasing [...]
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 [...]
Phil and Sarah at the Fitness Institute sponsored INBA Tropix, Sept 2016! Learn more about our courses HERE.
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.
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 [...]
"Employed within a week!!!" Congratulations to Jeremy for securing his first job as a Qualified Fitness Professional! Meet more Fitness Institute students HERE as well as on our Online Facebook and Townsville Campus Facebook pages. Learn more about our courses HERE.
What have you enjoyed most about studying with Fitness Institute during the face to face course? " I enjoyed meeting people who have the same passion and interest as me and also the practical assessments that have brought me outside my comfort zone!" "When I started, confidence is what has held me back, however it [...]
'What was your motivation behind wanting to study Cert III/IV in Fitness?' To formalize my years of personal learning and help others in fitness. The 20 years experience in Martial Arts has helped towards having the motivation to complete the course. Graduation Photo - January 2017 - Since Graduation, Peter set about completing his Diploma of Fitness [...]
Here's a few pics from our last day of class with face to face students (yes, that is an ice-bath!). We took the opportunity to ask our students what they liked about the course - see below for some of their responses.... Thanks for coming on the journey with us! Meet more Fitness Institute students [...]
'Where do you see your fitness career heading after completing your studies?' I initially plan to get a job at a gym. I would love to own my CrossFit box that has its own cafe and provides advice on nutrition. Meet more Fitness Institute students HERE as well as on our Online Facebook and Townsville Campus Facebook pages. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
'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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]