The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2014-01-15T04:24:25Z A career in Fitness 2014-01-15T04:24:25Z a-career-in-fitness Happy New Year! It’s the time of year where we pull out our pen and paper and start to plan for the next 12-months and beyond. Be more organised, improve our fitness, spend more time with the kids, start a new career!!! If a new career is high on your list for 2014 and you love keeping fit, working with people and helping them to achieve their goals then the fitness industry may just be the perfect industry for you! Australian Fitness Academy has been qualifying Personal Trainers for 21-years and has seen the industry boom, especially over the past 5-years. “The fitness industry is very dynamic and many Personal Trainers are enjoying a full-time career in an industry they are passionate about. Many people gain their Personal Training qualifications and then move into an area of specialty, whether it be pre & post natal exercise, boxing, boot camps, strength & conditioning, functional training and so on” said Steve, AFA National Manager. The industry is now so diverse that Trainers are choosing to narrow in on their areas of interest and better meet the needs of their clients. Gaining your Personal Training qualifications (Certificate III & IV in Fitness) is the first step towards commencing your new career. The qualifications are really just a starting point however and it’s important for students to gain as much industry experience as possible. “At AFA our focus is to expose students to the industry as much as possible. All students complete work placement, have access to industry networking forums & professional panels, and are guaranteed interviews with industry leading employers such as Fitness First, Goodlife, Genesis, Fernwood, On Board Spa and EFM. If students are studying with the aim to start their own business then this is also covered extensively throughout the Personal Training course” said Steve. Many graduates end up working in the same facility where they carried out their work placement. “This is why the placement is such an important part of the educational delivery. It really sets our graduates up for a direct entry into the industry. For those who do not gain employment through placement, we further support them through the guaranteed interviews,” said Steve. To find out more about starting your new career in the fitness industry talk to one of the Academy’s Careers Advisors today on 1300 232 348. 1300 232 348 Brisbane Personal Training Courses 2013-05-13T04:47:15Z brisbane-personal-training-courses Australian Fitness Academy, in conjunction with Personal Best Personal Training, is pleased to announce the launch of face-to-face Certificate III & IV in Fitness courses in Brisbane.Australian Fitness Academy has been delivering fitness certification courses for 20-years and trains thousands of Personal Training students Australia wide. Recent feedback has overwhelmingly been for a face-to-face course offering in Brisbane.“The Australian market has experienced massive growth in the demand for fitness professionals and with this there has been a growth in fitness education providers over the past few years. The AFA and Personal Best team are pleased to be able to offer superior student support services and excellence in education that only comes with 20-years experience in fitness education delivery,” said Steve Hore, AFA National Manager.For anyone who has been thinking of changing career and jumping on the path to a new and exciting career in health and fitness then now is the time to do so.With revenue of over $1.2 billion and over 4 million Australians participating in fitness industry activities in 2012, the growth of the industry makes it a dynamic and rewarding industry in which to work.The issues of population health, rising obesity and avoidable chronic conditions are alarming and show us that there is a need for more highly qualified Fitness Professionals in the industry. Figures from Fitness Australia estimate that Fitness Centres in Australia can provide direct savings of up to $108 million per annum in health care costs. It has also been shown that just a 3% increase in the use of fitness centres by adults has the potential to save $204.8 million in health care costs and lead to 2609 extra full-time employees in the workforce.Full-time face to face classes for the Certificate III in Fitness (Gym Instructor) commence at Personal Best Personal Training in Toowong on Monday 1st July 2013. Classes run Monday’s and Wednesday’s from 9.30am – 4.30pm and Friday’s from 9.30 – 1pm.For more information please contact Larissa at Australian Fitness Academy on 1300 232 348.   Australian Fitness Academy Supports Suicide Prevention Australia 2012-09-27T05:38:53Z australian-fitness-academy-supports-suicide-prevention-australia Australian Fitness Academy, leaders in fitness education in Australia, announces the launch of 'Change your life, to save someone else's!' - a charity event to help reduce the incidence of suicide in Australia. If you would like to achieve your health and fitness goals in time for the summer holidays this is the perfect challenge for you! Not only are you improving your own health and fitness you are also supporting a great cause and helping to raise funds for Suicide Prevention Australia. As a team member taking part in the 12-week challenge you will be provided with an electronic booklet that covers everything you need - goal setting, healthy lifestyle and nutrition tips, food and exercise diaries as well as assessment checklists for your Personal Trainer or Fitness Instructor to take you through. 12-week challenge start date: 1st October 2012 12-week challenge end date: 24th December 2012  To register to take part in the challenge simply visit Click on 'Join this team' and follow the prompts to set up your account. The password you will need to join the team is afa2012. All proceeds from this campaign go to Suicide Prevention Australia.  Join the team, achieve your health and fitness gaols and help SMASH the $10,000 fundraising target! For more information visit or call the AFA team on 1300 232 348.   Australian Fitness Academy launches nationwide contest to find 5 Local Sports Stars! 2012-07-26T01:34:30Z australian-fitness-academy-launches-nationwide-contest-to-find-5-local-sports-stars AFA has launched a nationwide search for 5 local sports stars to be rewarded for their sporting efforts. The 5 winners will receive a $1600 fitness education scholarship to Australian Fitness Academy for themselves or their club and bragging rights as the ULTIMATE LOCAL SPORTS STARS!Australian Fitness Academy, leaders in fitness education,areproud sponsors of the 'Training Zone' on TAC Cup Future Stars (Channel 9, Sundays at 1pm). In conjunction with this sponsorship the Academy is searching for 5 local sports stars! The 5 winners will each receive a $1600 fitness education scholarship for them or for fundraising purposes for their club!Don't miss out on $8000 in fitness education scholarships to win. Simply send in video footage of you or your mate's efforts in their sport and you, or your club, could win.Visit, or call 1300 232 348 for competition terms and entry details. Video submissions close 19th August 2012. Government funding confirmed for fitness courses at Australian Fitness Academy! 2011-01-28T06:44:36Z government-funding-confirmed-for-fitness-courses-at-australian-fitness-academy 28/01/2011Australian Fitness Academy is pleased to announce they have beenapproved to continue as a provider of the Skills for Victoria - securing Jobs for your future program in 2011. This program focuses on giving people the opportunity to gain their qualifications through Victorian and Commonwealth government subsidised training. The government subsidy is available on fitness courses,Certificate III in Fitness (Gym Instructor)and Certificate IV in Fitness (Personal Trainer). The Victorian Training Guarantee - Eligibility Criteria Are you eligible for government subsidised training?- Are you an Australian Citizen? - Do you hold a permanent visa? - Do you hold a special category visa (sub-class 444)? - Are you an East Timorese Asylum Seeker? - Do you hold a temporary protection visa? If you answered yes to any of the above, are you: - Aged under under 20 years on 01/01/2011? OR,- Aged 20+ years on 01/01/2011 and applying for a qualification higher than the highest qualification you already hold? If you answered yes to either of the above, you are most likely eligible for government subsidised training in the Certificate III & IV in Fitness at Australian Fitness Academythrough the Victorian Training Guarantee. Each certification course at AFAthrough the Victorian Training Guarantee is $325, less for Health Care Card holders. (This offers a savings upwardsfrom $1100 per course). Course Delivery The Certificate III & IV in Fitness at Australian Fitness Academy is available Face to Face, Fully Online or Integrated. For more information on this funding and AFA courses call the Academy on03 9532 7800. - END-