Fit News and blogs

Video Blog: #9 Racism in Sport

Sport holds a unique place in Australian society. It celebrates our values of equality, fairness and participation and helps build social connection and cohesion.

So, Is racism in sport an issue in Australia? 

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Inclusive Sport

Everyone should be able to participate in sport and physical activity in a welcoming and inclusive way – regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ability, cultural background, ethnicity, location or life stage.

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Fitness industry job statistics post-COVID

There is no denying that COVID has taken a massive toll on society and how we move forward with face-to-face jobs. The fitness industry was particularly affected, as during the national lockdowns all fitness facilities/centres and organised sports/ sporting events were closed / stopped / ceased. This proved to be an issue amongst the community as it put a stop to most of the sport for the period.  

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Resistance Band Training

Resistance bands are one of the most simple and effective ways to complete a strength workout. They can be used in a variety of ways to train each muscle group and are more accessible than a set of dumbbells.
For beginners through to advanced strength trainers, a resistance band can provide new ways of performing exercises that will continue to challenge you. 

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RPL: Recognition of Prior Learning

Did you know that you may be eligible to have your past studies and/or work experience count as RPL towards the achievement of units of competency in your courses?
This means that you could be exempt from some of the unit of competencies and/or subjects in your course, and be able to complete your qualification in a shorter period of time.

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Gambling in Sport

Gambling in sport is defined as: “Irregularly influencing the course or result of a sports event in order to obtain advantage for oneself or for others and to remove all or part of the uncertainty normally associated with sport.’
It goes without saying that a fundamental aspect of why so many people love and enjoy sport is a belief in the fairness of the contest and the uncertainty of the outcome. When these things are compromised then sport becomes pointless.

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Why do we always forget about Preventive Health?

What were the major party’s preventative health strategies? An internet search comes up with nothing. They were non-existent. We know that prevention is better than cure. Data, research, and history have continually shown a four-fold return on investment to the health budget. We know that exercise improves physical and mental health. 

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Fitness Boxing Illustrated

Everybody wants a great body, but where do you start? You might have tried the latest diet or exercise fad and lasted maybe a month. There’s so much misinformation about how to get a lean and tight body that you’re ready to give up. Don’t give up. Fitness boxing might be the last exercise program that you’ll ever need.

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Choreography and Exercise Classes

There are many types of exercise classes that involve performing a set of movements to music. These classes are usually performed in a group setting and are a great way to make exercise enjoyable.

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Video Blog: #5 The F****** Virus

This is a video directed to anyone thinking about working in Fitness. Young Grade 12’s fresh of High School and people of all ages looking for their dream job and working in jobs they don’t like.

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Warm Up for Resistance Training

A warm up before training is not only an important topic but an interesting discussion over the past years. Warming up is a fundamental process when optimising muscle performance, by mediating multiple physiological effects…

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Core Training

Because the spine is so mobile and capable of many movements there is no universal exercise that equally stresses all of the muscles that surround the spine to create the desired stiffness needed in life and when lifting weights.

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Health is Wealth.

Health is Wealth – In the recent 11th of May Federal Budget, the Treasurer stated that addressing the nation’s mental health ‘is a clear national priority’.

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The symptoms of overreaching in trained endurance athletes

Tapering

Tapering : What do mangoes and tapering for competition have in common? I don’t think there is anything better than a ripe mango. Sweet, juicy, summer vibes. You need to

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Deadlifts are great

Deadlift

The Deadlift is a simple exercise. Pick up a heavy bar off the ground then put it down again. It is one of the most effective exercises for improving total-body

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Seated Cable Row

The seated cable row is a pulling exercise that works the back muscles, particularly the rhomboids, latissimus dorsi, teres major, and middle trapezius. It also works the forearm muscles and the biceps. It is an excellent all round compound

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Goblet Squat

goblet squat The goblet squat is a leg strengthening exercise.  It can be used across all fitness levels and sports to develop muscle hypertrophy and strength.  This exercise can be

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Bench Press

Bench press The Bench Press is a popular upper body strength training exercise. The  movement consists of pressing a weight upwards from a supine position. The pectoralis major and triceps

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Battle Rope

The battle rope is an energy system training (conditioning) and muscle endurance exercise . It works muscles in the upper back, shoulders, arms, abs, back, glutes and legs. There are

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Overhead Barbell Squat

The overhead barbell squat is an advanced exercise that requires strength in the legs, and stability of the shoulders and core. It mobilizes the thoracic spine, ankles, and hips, and

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Does Exercise Really Work?

With the demands of the workplace ever increasing, it would be comforting to know that exercise didn’t really matter to our health and wellbeing, and if we did spend our

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Bulking Up and Gaining Strength

Want to Increase strength, achieve a suitable body composition, and maintain fitness levels? Read on. If you take your sporting performance (or health) seriously, you should already be consuming a

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Five Fitness Myths Debunked

Fitness Myths Debunked: There is a lot of misinformation in the fitness industry. As a personal trainer it is important to be able to understand the difference between fact and

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Circuit Training

Circuit Training: A circuit is 4 or more movements put together in sequence. Other movement combination definitions include: 1 movement is an exercise; 2 movements put together is a superset;

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Online Training Tips

Online training: There has been a lot of growth in online virtual personal training and fitness with COViD19 and the advancement of online real-time technology. Online training represents an opportunity

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Gym Re-opening Checklist

Gym Re-opening : Gyms, personal training studios, boutique fitness centers are on the way back. There are a lot of things to consider as part of the process. As we

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Ab Roller

AB ROLLER The abdominal roll-out is the primary exercise performed with an ab roller (a form of anti-extension core training). As the body rolls forward, the core works to prevent

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Endurance Training Jargon

Fundamental Concepts in Physiology Relevant to Endurance Training. To understand endurance training it is important to have an understanding of some basic physiological concepts. Five of these principles are: VO2

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Virtual Fitness

Virtual Fitness: The fitness industry has copped it through COVID-19 as shown in the diagram below. It has been one of the major industries affected. However, through the tough times

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Single Leg Squat

The squat is one of the great exercises. It stimulates all the major muscles in the legs – the quads, hamstrings and glutes. The single-leg version aids balance, mobility, co-ordination

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Lunge

The lunge is a staple resistance training exercise that works the hips, glutes, quadriceps, hamstrings, and core. It is a common weight training exercise that has many variations. Lunges are

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COVID-19 FAQ’s

FAQ’s Will Fit Education Remain Open During COVID-19? Yes, at Fit Education, we acknowledge current events and want to let all our students and friends know that we are operating

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Face Pull

Face Pull: The standing face pull is an isolation exercise primarily targeting the rear deltoids, traps, and upper back. It is most often performed with a rope attachment. Set up

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Monster Walk

Monster Walk: The Monster Walk is a common resistance training exercises for strengthening / activating the glutes. Step both legs through the band . (Band can be around knees, ankles,

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Gym Jargon

Gym Jargon: There is a lot of fitness industry specific jargon floating around. Brush up on your knowledge of the fitness lingo before you start studying your personal training course

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Weight Room Safety Tips

This article provides advice on weight room management, safety, and how personal trainers can protect themselves from liability and accidents in the weight room. Do No Harm The #1 rule

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Youth Coaching Advice

What advice do you have for youth coaching in terms of analysing the demands of their sport before designing their youth programs? Coaching young athletes is arguably the most critical

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Core Training

What is your ‘core’ and what are the best ways of ensuring core training in this area of your body to be strong at all times? I don’t like to

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Gym Managers – Employment Statistics

Gym Managers, personal training managers and group fitness managers manage fitness centres, personal training studios, and sports clubs. They may coach, instruct and train clients. Management experience or extensive industry

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Become a Fit Education Partner

Thanks for your interest in becoming a partner. This program allows fitness professionals to help clients, friends or acquaintances that have shown an interest in becoming fitness professionals themselves. Fit

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How to Become a PT

Don’t like working in an office, having to wear a suit and sitting through boring meetings? Do you want a career that makes a real difference in other people’s lives?

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Sport Coaching – Employment Statistics

Sports Coaches, Instructors and Officials coach, train and instruct participants in sports, and officiate at sporting events. Job tasks include: coaching, training and instructing sportspersons by analysing performances and developing

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Turkish Get Up

The Turkish Get-Up works the entire body developing stability, mobility, balance, and strength . This is one of many resistance training exercises covered in Fit Educations’ Personal Training Courses. Performing

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Front Squat

The front squat is a lower-body exercise that will strengthen the legs and hips, particularly your quadriceps and glutes. It is a staple resistance training exercise, covered in the Certificate

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Five Fitness Myths to Avoid

Fitness Myths: Whether you’re a Personal Trainer, Strength and Conditioning Coach, or just someone wanting to lose weight, fitness is a state of well being that can bring joy and

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Do Compression Garments Work?

The use of compression garments are becoming more and more common at all sporting levels, with skins, body armour, 2XU and generally all major sporting companies (Nike, Adidas, Puma etc)

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Pregnancy And Exercise

Introduction Exercise during pregnancy has become more popular during the last 10 years than it had previously (Brown, 2002; Mudd et al, 2009). As a result, the intensity and duration

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Shin Splints

There is much confusion over the difference between shin splints and stress fractures in the running community. The term shin splints is a name often given to any pain at

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Core Stability: Is It A Myth?

Core Stability: Personal trainers; gym instructors, Pilates and yoga instructors; and exercise physiologists regularly talk of the importance of having a strong core, especially the deep muscle known as the

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What Running Shoes Should I Buy?

Running Shoes: At Stanford University, California, two sales representatives from Nike were watching the athletics team train. Part of their job was to gather feedback from the company’s sponsored runners

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Iliotibial Band Syndrome

Iliotibial Band Syndrome – What is the Iliotibal Band? The Iliotibial Band (ITB) is a band of collegen fibres that extend from the Tensor Fascia Lata (TFL) and Gluteus Maximus

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