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Fitness Australia urges consumers to put their exercise objectives in the right hands this New Year
Fitness Australia is urging consumers to put their exercise and health goals in the right hands in 2019 by choosing the right exercise professional or fitness facility to aid in their quest for improved fitness and wellness.
With the post Christmas period seeing many Australians commit to exercise, Fitness Australia Chair, Jayne Blake stresses the importance of knowing what to look for in a personal trainer or gym.
Blake explains “committing to better health is an important life goal to have, so choosing the right provider for your exercise needs is crucial.
“We have over 22,000 Registered Trainers and Instructors on the Australian Register of Exercise Professionals who are qualified, committed to a Code of Ethics and each have their own specific skill set that we’ve verified should you need it, like if you’re pregnant, just had a baby or have a chronic health condition.”
Blake believes that having the right exercise professional or fitness facility can play a key role in achieving tailored support for better health and fitness, adding “we’re spoilt with so many choices these days, whether it’s a 24/7 gym, boutique fitness studio or community fitness centre, choosing a Fitness Australia member facility means you’re exercising with a provider who’s committed to best-practice, a Code of Practice and client safety.”
With NSW Fair Trading advising that there has been a significant drop in fitness consumer complaints over the last 12 months, and Fitness Australia would like to see it keep dropping, Blake concludes “look at whether the gym, studio or leisure centre you’re looking to join is a member of Fitness Australia, check that their agreement terms suit you and that they have the range of services and facilities you’re looking for.”
To check if trainers/instructor are on the Australian Register of Exercise Professionals and to see what’s in their skill set go to fitness.org.au/FindaTrainer
Image courtesy of the Fitness and Lifestyle Group.
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27th September 2018 - iCREPs meeting sees coming together of international fitness registration bodies
19th April 2018 - Fitness Australia reveals new brand identity
26th March 2018 - Fitness Australia launches new PT Management App
1st May 2017 - New online job tool for clubs to find personal trainers
12th March 2016 - Leading personal trainer sick of ‘fakes’ and ‘cash-grabbers’
9th February 2016 - Gyms risk breaching unfair terms ban
30th December 2013 - ICREPs approves first education provider outside of ICREPs member countries
6th November 2013 - ICREPs releases first ever global standards for exercise professionals
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