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Long-time fitness education providers join forces

Long-time fitness education providers join forces
April 13, 2018

Two of the Australian fitness industry’s major education providers, the Australian Fitness Network and the Australian Institute of Fitness have announced that they are to combine forces.

The two organisations have a long held association, going back some years when the Institute set about becoming the country’s leading registered training organisation for fitness qualifications, while Network’s Directors took the strategic decision to focus on the ongoing professional development of industry professionals.

The new business structure will see Network continuing to operate independently, but with greater access to the wealth of skills and resources afforded by its closer alignment to the biggest name in fitness professional qualifications.

Discussing the decision to bring the businesses together, Australian Institute of Fitness Chief Exectuive Steve Pettit said that the Institute’s reputation as one of the most respected names in industry qualifications, and Network’s renown as a trusted provider of information and professional development meant that the synergy of the two companies was a natural progression;

Pettit advised “with the Institute providing the gateway to the industry for new fitness professionals, and Network delivering the ongoing education and support that these professionals need to stay at the top of their game, it makes perfect sense to bring the two parts of the equation together.

“In doing so we can offer a ‘full service’ that qualifies the professionals our country needs and then supports their ongoing growth and career success.

“The alignment of the businesses will also provide the platform to both strengthen existing industry partnerships of Network and the Institute, and to build new ones.”

Reflecting on the development, Network co-founder Greg Hurst said that Network’s aim has always been to provide Australian fitness professionals with the best available ongoing education and support to help them forge long and rewarding careers in the industry;

Hurst stated “when Nigel Champion and I started Network over 30 years ago, our vision was to elevate Australian fitness professionals to be the best in the world. The industry has changed a lot over three decades, and so has Network.

“We’ve changed our name, and our offerings, but we’ve always stayed true to our vision, making it the guiding principle of every course we’ve delivered, every piece of information we’ve published and every resource we’ve created.

As Network moves into this next stage with the Institute, I have every confidence that the stronger opportunities afforded by the partnership will enable Network to take this to the next level for the benefit of its members, graduates of the Institute, and the wider fitness professional community.”

Network also sold the FILEX Convention to Fitness Australia at the end of last year.

8th November 2017 - FITNESS AUSTRALIA-LED JOINT VENTURE ACQUIRES FILEX CONVENTION 

6th November 2017  - FITNESS AUSTRALIA ANNOUNCES LATEST INDUCTEES TO THE FITNESS INDUSTRY ROLL OF HONOUR

27th September 2017 - FITNESS SHOW ANNOUNCES CONTENT INTEGRATION AGREEMENT WITH FILEX

12th September 2017 - GREG HURST RETURNS TO CHIEF EXECUTIVE ROLE AT THE FITNESS NETWORK 

30th April 2017 - AUSTRALIAN FITNESS NETWORK MARKS 30 YEARS 

7th November 2016 - AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF FITNESS EXPERTS ASSESS TOP FITNESS TRENDS FOR 2017 

25th May 2016 - AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF FITNESS UPDATES ITS CURRICULUM

29th April 2016 - AUSTRALIAN FITNESS NETWORK HONOURS LISA WESTLAKE WITH LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD  

27th October 2011 - FITNESS AUSTRALIA ANNOUNCES INDUSTRY HONOUR ROLL


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