Education and News For The Fitness Industry

Happy Birthday in June!

By JT | June 26, 2013

We would like to say a big ‘Happy Birthday’ to these Active friends that celebrate their birthday this month…

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Anytime Fitness Negatively Impacts NZ Fitness Consumer

By JT | June 26, 2013

Ah the power of Facebook and people sharing videos! Last week I received a video from New Zealand’s TVNZ Fair Go show.
As I watched it I cringed. Cringed. And cringed some more!

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Hump Day Laugh #12

By JT | June 26, 2013
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Not Happy Boss

By JT | June 25, 2013

A survey of 1500 workers in Australia found the following results: 12% would leave because of a lack of opportunity for advancement 10% for job dissatisfaction 9% for lack of professional development 8% for poor work-life balance 8% work-related stress. The survey further found that employees who were asked to take concessions during the Global…

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Gold’s Stretches Understanding At The Seams

By JT | June 24, 2013

Hmmmm . . . I am not really sure on this series. I can see what they are saying. I am just not sure it works.

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Don’t Print Anything That’s Top Secret!

By JT | June 21, 2013

Canon Australia has found some very interesting stats from office workers and what is printed at work! They found: 90% of workers looked at other people’s print jobs, when printed on the company printer or photocopier 10% even delve into the detail of the printed material 70% had their printing go missing or be taken…

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Switching off from work – tips for Personal Trainers

By JT | June 20, 2013

Do you ever get the feeling you’re sprinting on a treadmill that never stops?  Running your own business can be exhilarating but it can also become overwhelming and exhausting if you don’t have an ‘off switch’ at the end of each working day. I was chatting a girlfriend this week who recently started up her…

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Hump Day Laugh #11

By JT | June 19, 2013
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Justin McDonell For The Fitness Australia Board

By JT | June 19, 2013

For over 20 years I have been actively involved in the Fitness Industry. My passion for fitness began when I started as a single club operator in a family business. I then moved to working for the big box clubs, giving me the opportunity to work in all areas of the business.

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Just Bloody Vote In The Fitness Australia Board Of Directors Elections

By JT | June 18, 2013

This is not a blog about who to vote for in the Fitness Australia Elections but rather a blog to say “Just Bloody Vote!”

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O2 Health Studio Appeals To The Super Hero

By JT | June 17, 2013

I love it! Seriously, I love the concept! It is subtle and I am not sure it would produce results. It appeals to me. What do you think?

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Posting Strategies for Facebook

By JT | June 14, 2013

This month, e-Marketer shared some very interesting information: ‘Companies that post content on their Facebook pages outside normal business hours see engagement rates that are 20% higher than average, according to new data from Facebook marketing software company Buddy Media.’ Buddy Media found that 60% of posts were published between 10 am and 4 pm.…

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Try before you buy – why comp sessions are a personal trainer’s best friend

By JT | June 13, 2013

Yesterday I met a PT who was fresh out of completing Cert IV and two weeks into his new role as a franchisee working at a major gym chain.  When I asked him how it was going he smiled and said “really great” then explained to me that he had been doing heaps of comp…

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Meredith Littlefair Aims For Fitness Australia to Engage the Community

By JT | June 13, 2013

As Fitness Professionals we do what we do because we genuinely believe in the power of our industry to positively change lives.  We have a sincere desire to make a difference to the lives of others by encouraging and motivating our members and community to exercise and improve their overall health and well-being.

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Why Write Letters

By JT | June 13, 2013

I am hopeless at writing letters, but on reading these reasons why we should send letters, maybe I will start again …

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