Fitness Education Online Educator of the Year Finalist Named

Fitness Education Online Educator of the Year Finalist Named

Congratulations to all Fitness Education Online Educator of the Year Finalist! The winner will be announced Friday 3rd December in the Fitness Education Online Community Facebook Group.    Finalist 1:  Mish Wright (MishFit) Melbourne, Australia Course: Training Women...

Fitness Industry Award Rates 2021

Fitness Industry Award Rates 2021

Fitness Industry Award Rates 2021: Summary The fitness industry award is designed for employers and their employees in Australia working within the fitness industry. The award defines the tasks and minimum payment for each classification, and it’s critical that...

Halloween Themed Workout

Halloween Themed Workout

Halloween Themed Workout? A workout to DIE FOR mwahahaha…..;) So you may be thinking, being that it is only August isn't it a little early to be planning a halloween workout? Well maybe, but we at FEO love a good themed workout, we love an opportunity to dress up and...

TRX Bootcamp Ideas

TRX Bootcamp Ideas

As a Personal Trainer running a Bootcamp - you can never have too many TRX bootcamp ideas! In my opinion A TRX (or any Suspension Trainer) is hands down the best piece of equipment for a Personal Trainer running a Bootcamp! A few reasons why -It’s light and portable!...

CEC’s – What are they & where can you find them?

CEC’s – What are they & where can you find them?

Most of us that have been in the fitness industry for a while will have heard this term a lot and are very familiar with CEC’s- what they are and how they work. But for those who are just joining our incredible industry, this may sound like a foreign language. ...

Themed Workout for Bootcamps

Themed Workout for Bootcamps

Let's talk about the importance of 'Themed Workout for Bootcamps.' When you have your clients showing up to your sessions day in and day out, it should be pretty clear that they are getting something out of it that is of benefit to them. They either love your style of...

Accumulator Workout for Large Groups!

Accumulator Workout for Large Groups!

A super effective, bodyweight only session which works perfectly for large groups and if you have limited equipment. As the name suggests, its all about accumulating as many reps as we can in 20 minutes, similar to an AMRAP but adding 3 reps on to each round.  I like...

Warm up for Bootcamp

Warm up for Bootcamp

A great 5 - 10 minute warm up for bootcamp to improve our muscles dynamics so we are less inclined to injury, prepare us for the rigors of exercise. And getting a light sweat on without fatigue is key in our group sessions, but it also helps to get both ourselves and...

Bootcamp Ideas HIIT: The TRAPP

Bootcamp Ideas HIIT: The TRAPP

Today we are sharing with you one of our favourite workouts, the Bootcamp Ideas HIIT: The TRAPP I think all trainers can relate to how challenging it can become at times to continuously create new class formats day after day, so we really hope that you guys love this...

EMOM Workout Finishers For Your Bootcamp

EMOM Workout Finishers For Your Bootcamp

If you’re not familiar with the term “EMOM”, it’s simply an acronym for Every Minute On the Minute. My first experience with an EMOM actually wasn’t an EMOM Workout Finishers but in fact a CrossFit ‘Workout of The Day’  Which basically meant, I would have a minute to...

Spice Things Up By Swinging A Little Differently

Spice Things Up By Swinging A Little Differently

Written by Travis Mattern from Fitness Education Online The Kettlebells swing is undoubtedly the most popular Kettlebell exercise and is in my opinion one of the best bang for buck options: Why? Well it has a super quick learning curve, is safe, works the posterior...

Kettlebell Swing, The Hardest Exercise in the Gym

Kettlebell Swing, The Hardest Exercise in the Gym

Written by Travis Mattern from Fitness Education Online The kettlebell swing, is there any other bit of equipment that is so universally known for one movement? Then to add to that, is there any other movement that has been butchered by SO many gym goers and trainers...

Group Exercise Warm Up Games

Group Exercise Warm Up Games

Let’s talk about Group Exercise warm up games, shall we?  Of course we are all aware of the importance of looking after our clients and preparing the body for the session ahead, but quite often when planning a workout for my clients, this is the last thing on my mind....

The Great Debate: Which Way Do You Swing?

The Great Debate: Which Way Do You Swing?

Written by Travis Mattern from Fitness Education Online Which way do you swing? That’s an important question right? But it is maybe not quite the question you think it is, because I’m talking about the kettlebell swing. Get your mind out of the gutter, what were you...

Which Kettlebells Should I Buy?

Which Kettlebells Should I Buy?

Written by Travis Mattern from Fitness Education Online  As a young trainer I remember my first big investment into any equipment. It was a set of grungy looking cast iron kettlebells, 4kg-20kg. For me, it was a lot of money and at the time, at least 10 years ago,...

Bootcamp Workout: The 30 in 30

Bootcamp Workout: The 30 in 30

By Jono Petrohilos from Fitness Education Online Now, there’s a LOT going on in this workout… It’s essentially 30 exercises in 30 minutes…  And that might sound CRAZY the first time you hear it… But if you organise like I have below - it’s actually pretty easy for the...

Easter Bootcamp Ideas

Easter Bootcamp Ideas

Looking for some Easter Bootcamp Ideas? You’re in the right place :p !  Holidays are always a great way to vary up your Bootcamp - whether it’s Christmas, Easter, Halloween, Cinco De Mayo, Australia Day, 4th July etc etc…  Now believe it or not, Easter is actually the...

Musical Bootcamp Finishers I Down, Who Let The Dogs Out + More

Musical Bootcamp Finishers I Down, Who Let The Dogs Out + More

Musical Bootcamp Finishers are one of my FAVOURITE things to finish my session off with!  If you’re not too sure what a “Music Bootcamp Finisher” is - it’s simply a workout that your Bootcamp will do while listening to a particular song. It usually involves doing a...

12 Days of Christmas Bootcamp Workout

12 Days of Christmas Bootcamp Workout

Holidays are a great opportunity to add some fun / variety to your Bootcamp! Christmas, Easter, Halloween, Australia Day, Cinco De Mayo etc. etc. Come Christmas time - there’s no better workout than the “12 Days of Christmas Bootcamp Workout”. I’ll get to the...

10 Creative Ways a Personal Trainer Can Add Value to Their Clients

10 Creative Ways a Personal Trainer Can Add Value to Their Clients

Question for you…  Would you buy a jar of Peanut Butter off me for $100?  Yes or No?  I’m guessing no right?  Ok, would you buy a jar of Peanut Butter off me for $100 if you ALSO got… A copy of my online course Bootcamp Level 1 (11CECs) which is valued at $500? Yes or...

Why “a knee” is rarely a knee

Why “a knee” is rarely a knee

Some Next Level thoughts and reflections… It always baffled me before I got into movement as an occupation, why people with “bad knees” took up cycling. They have a ‘knee problem’, and their solution is to take up a sport that involves putting MORE force through the...

Cardio Abs

Cardio Abs

Most bootcampers love the feeling of doing an ab workout, maybe not at the time, but the ache for the next day or two makes them feel like something is happening to their body and they have worked hard.  The problem is crunches and planks are super boring! So, I...

History of The Australia Fitness Expo with Shaun Krenz

History of The Australia Fitness Expo with Shaun Krenz

  1995-1998 FILEX In 1995, the Australian Fitness Network launched the first ever Fitness Industry Leisure Expo (FILEX) at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre in Darling Harbour, Sydney.  Originally FILEX consisted of both  The “fitness convention”...

How to Get Clients For Your Personal Training Business

How to Get Clients For Your Personal Training Business

We interviewed Scott Hunt, founder and owner of Fitness Enhancement. Scott has been a Personal Trainer on the Gold Coast since 1999 . With just $400 in his pocket, he started what is now the largest Mobile PT franchise in Australia, servicing over 2000 suburbs with...

The Total Body Ladder Workout

The Total Body Ladder Workout

  If you find yourself a little bored with the regular HIIT type circuits, give this one a go!Why we love it...Simple movements performed back to back to create an awesome whole body burn with the addition of cardio coach calls to keep your members on their toes,...

How to Become a Personal Trainer in New Zealand

How to Become a Personal Trainer in New Zealand

Unlike other countries in the world, New Zealand has one major registration body for exercise professionals - “REPs New Zealand”. REPs is recognised by both Exercise New Zealand (the industry association) and the International Confederation of Registers for Exercise...

The Accumulator Workout

The Accumulator Workout

Sometimes you have to throw in a session that really pushes the member.  This is definitely one of them!  It can also act as a fitness test as you can note down the time it took for each member to complete it or do it more subtle and make a mental note yourself,...

The Human Timer Workout

The Human Timer Workout

I love doing my bootcamp outside, working with the natural furniture, everyone getting a bit grubby etc.  But one of the drawbacks is sound doesn’t travel that well outside so when there is a timed aspect, it’s down to me to shout when it’s time to move the station or...

3 Bootcamp Checklist : Planes, Chains, Positions

3 Bootcamp Checklist : Planes, Chains, Positions

Similar style to an AMRAP but a little more fun :p!  Simplified version - chose any 6-7 exercises  Example  20min Accumulator  Squats Alternate Lunges (each leg) Push Ups Kettlebell Swings Single Arm Kettlebell Bent Over Rows (each arm) Hip Thrusts   Note 1:...

I sucked at running Bootcamps until I made this change…

I sucked at running Bootcamps until I made this change…

When I first started running Bootcamps… I sucked!  I started working at a Franchise, which had 75 locations all over Australia and we were ranked based on our retention (#1 had the best retention rate in the franchise, #75 had the worst).  Take a guess at what I was...

Your Unlimited Social Media Posts Lies in the Strength of Your Content

Your Unlimited Social Media Posts Lies in the Strength of Your Content

How to come up with unlimited social media content... Not knowing what to post on social media is one problem... that I’ve never actually faced in my life... And the reason being... I’m a huge reader. On a daily basis, I read for 30-40mins every morning and 30-40mins...

Why People Pay Me the $$$ as a Personal Trainer

Why People Pay Me the $$$ as a Personal Trainer

Pricing is always a sticky subject for fitness professionals...  We want to charge what we are worth... but we don’t want to charge too much because “we’re not sure if people will pay that”...  And there’s a few things going on there...  But the simplified version is...

Feedback is the Breakfast of Champions – Ken Blanchard

Feedback is the Breakfast of Champions – Ken Blanchard

Bad Trainers avoid feedback at all costs... because they are worried it’s going to negative... And they are probably going to stay bad trainers because they don’t know what they need to improve... Average Trainers look at feedback like a test... the more positive the...

Weekly Membership Fee vs. Pay As You Go

Weekly Membership Fee vs. Pay As You Go

I used to be hardcore on the #weeklymembership team... but then I was speaking to a trainer the other day... and they said..  “Jono... I’m not doing weekly membership because my clients don’t like it... they prefer pay as you go incase something comes up and they...

How big is your $$$$ for Marketing to acquire one NEW client?

How big is your $$$$ for Marketing to acquire one NEW client?

The biggest thing holding most Personal Trainers back from growing their business is their fear of spending money on marketing...I’m going to use Bootcamps / Group Training as an example...Most Bootcamp Trainers charge give or take $40 a week for 10 week term... which...

The “Word of Mouth” Funnel

The “Word of Mouth” Funnel

Word of Mouth prospects are the easiest sales you’ll make...But...Its hard to scale...Especially If your whole strategy strategy is just to do to a good job and hope that people hear about you...I mean its one way to do it... but it’s a little slow..If you want to...

If you’re doing this, you’re killing your business…

If you’re doing this, you’re killing your business…

I used to know this guy (a friend of a friend)... And he was actually a drug dealer.. And a couple times he got pulled up by cops... because they caught him exchanging money with his “customers” in local parks in the early hours of the morning... And he got off every...

They weren’t interested in buying what I was selling?

They weren’t interested in buying what I was selling?

I’ve been having a HEAP of conversations with Trainers recently about FB Ads... And... One of the common things I’m hearing is... “I find they’re bad leads on FB Ads... my leads are way better if they come from my organic posts from people that already follow me”......

How to Grow Facebook Group To 15000 Members

How to Grow Facebook Group To 15000 Members

The easiest sales you’ll ever make are people that already in your network... Eg... if I’m selling something to someone in this group... I usually do it via a few DMs... in between sets at the gym... or in between Tinder swipes... There’s nothing easier... and if the...

How to make money every single time you run a facebook ads

How to make money every single time you run a facebook ads

Facebook Ads when done properly... Should be like an ATM... that never runs out of money... If you’ve ran Facebook Ads and you HAVEN’T made money from them... chances are A )You either tried to do it yourself and you haven’t been trained in how to run them and your...

Guide to Personal Trainer Insurance

Guide to Personal Trainer Insurance

Before writing this article on insurance for personal training, I've been racking my brain trying to think of some sexy catchy title, or an opening line to grab your attention and keep it. But let's be honest, personal trainer insurance isn't exactly riveting. It...

Card Killer Workout

Card Killer Workout

Author: Mark Pearce   Pack of cards workouts are great for bootcamps as there is loads of options and formats and in terms of kit its great as all you can pack it all in your pocket!  Although I tend to use a white board and cones so you might struggle to get...

Body Shaming to get new clients – NO. Thank You!

Body Shaming to get new clients – NO. Thank You!

Author: Roslyn Ryan Making prospective clients feel bad about their bodies is NOT the way to go.  There are far better ways than body shaming to convince people to work with you or buy your product. Find out why. Everyone exists in a different and unique body. The way...

What causes sore tail bone during core workouts?

What causes sore tail bone during core workouts?

Author: Sean Mcrory This blog topic is a painful one, I will be discussing the impact and the causes of a bruised tailbone as a result of certain core exercises. Firstly, lets discuss the location and function of the tailbone, or in medical terms the coccyx. The...

12 Days of Fitmas

12 Days of Fitmas

Author: Mark Pearce Christmas is a tricky time for fitness professions.  With most people winding down exercise levels round the Christmas period, bootcamp numbers can start to drop and be unpredictable, but its vital to keep the energy levels up from the coach’s...

The effects of age + menopause on our pelvic floor

The effects of age + menopause on our pelvic floor

Author: Mish Wright December 8, 2020 Gravity and time affect us all. We see this in our skin, as a natural part of ageing. The saggy and thinning effect on the outside, is equally reflected on the inside. Now add into this mix the hormone upheaval of menopause. For...

How to find new Personal Training Clients?

How to find new Personal Training Clients?

Author: Roslyn Ryan People don’t just hire a personal trainer because they want the company. ​They do it because they have reached the point of realising that they need help to achieve their goals. Said goals might be health-related, fitness-related or weight...

My Client Has Just Fallen Pregnant. Can They Do Core Exercises?

Author: Sean Mcrory There is no doubt that the first trimester of pregnancy is a very stressful and worrying stage, especially for first-time mothers. The first question your client will ask is, if they can continue to work out and which core exercises are safe to do?...

10 Killer Tips For Designing Better Bootcamp Workouts

10 Killer Tips For Designing Better Bootcamp Workouts

Like it or not, the most important aspect of running a boot camp is to ensure that it is safe and enjoyable. People pay for results but stay for entertainment.  Dry, boring, unimaginative workouts do not inspire clients, and without inspiration a boot camp can...

Stop hurting women with exercise!

Stop hurting women with exercise!

Author: Michelle Wright Last week I saw a new client. Her story (unfortunately) is not unusual. Let’s call her Laura. Shock was just one of the emotions Laura felt when she felt and saw something push out of her vagina. With help of Dr. Google she diagnosed herself...

Post Covid-19 Refocus on Health and Wellness

Post Covid-19 Refocus on Health and Wellness

Author: Vanessa Warren As Australasia begins to re-emerge from weeks in lockdown, the inevitable Covid-19 weight gain becomes more apparent! People have had time to reassess their health and life during lockdown, and what we have seen in New Zealand so far, is a real...

How can you make a difference? – show them the money!

How can you make a difference? – show them the money!

When it comes to working with businesses, they often don’t know what they want or need as an  organisation. This is where you need to be prepared with your menu of services. If the business, you  are talking to has no HR department then they most likely...

4x4x4 And Tabata Style

4x4x4 And Tabata Style

Author: Mark Pearce It's very common for bootcamps to have names built around numbers. The main reason for this is sothe instructors don’t get confused haha. BUT another benefit is you want to keep things as simple aspossible for the member, especially in terms of...

The secret to success as a Personal Trainer

The secret to success as a Personal Trainer

What is success? How do you define it? As PT’s, our success and career path is undecided.Why?Well, because we have to create it ourselves.There is no managing director telling us that we have to do XY&Z to get that promotion, or that we need tomore courses to...

Why a client leaving is a gift to your business

Why a client leaving is a gift to your business

Author: Tahnee Donkin As fitness professionals, we often take it personally when a client leaves. We’ve all felt thatsinking feeling in our gut when it takes us by surprise, often leaving us with a sense ofrejection. But did you ever consider that every client that...

2020 New Zealand Exercise Industry Award Winners Announced

2020 New Zealand Exercise Industry Award Winners Announced

In November every year, Exercise New Zealand organises a prestigious black tie event “Exercise Industry Awards” celebrating the amazing work of the fitness and exercise industry! This event is co timed with the FitEx Conference...

Workout Idea: 45/15 CIRCUIT – CARDIO & STRENGTH

Workout Idea: 45/15 CIRCUIT – CARDIO & STRENGTH

Author: Mark Pearce The best bootcamps are the ones that are fast moving with no dead time for members to be staticand waiting around. This leads to chatting, losing focus and more importantly the body coolingdown putting people at risk of injuries. So, this circuit...

When Is It Wise For Fitpros To Start A Family?

When Is It Wise For Fitpros To Start A Family?

Author: Angela Anderson The only time I recommend thinking twice before having children is when you know you’re not emotionally ready or your financial situation is extreme - meaning, you’re buried and can barely make your payments. Otherwise, when you are being...

The Top 5 Bootcamp Workouts (Part 1)

The Top 5 Bootcamp Workouts (Part 1)

Hi! Jono here! Co Founder and Director at Fitness Education Online!  Now one of the biggest issues I see with Bootcamp Workouts is they repeat the same workout styes… They’ll overdo ‘circuits’, ‘amraps’, ‘tabata’s’ and ‘interval sessions’... Now these are all...

South Australia COVID: Fitness, Gym Industry Update

South Australia COVID: Fitness, Gym Industry Update

The South Australian Government has announced as of midnight tonight (16/11/2020)  “Gyms, recreation centres, trampoline/play cafes to close (expected duration of 2 weeks)”“Community sports fixtures and training temporarily cancelled (expected duration of 2...

Workout Idea: STOP & GO

Workout Idea: STOP & GO

Author: Mark Pearce One of the biggest challenges when designing bootcamp sessions is juggling trying to push people toget a good workout but also taking into consideration what could be a large group of people whomay all have different fitness levels and levels of...

Ep 129: Pelvic Floor Essentials For Personal Trainers with Kirstyn Campbell

Ep 128: How to build a strong gym community with gym owner Chris Aslan

Welcome to FitPros Guide to Growing Their Fitness Business Podcast! In this episode of the FitPros Guide to Growing Their Fitness Business Podcast, Claudia Li interviews Chris Aslan about "How to build a strong gym community". Claudia chats with Chris Aslan about...

Barriers to Training

Barriers to Training

Author: Nancy Callaghan Over my 14 years of being in the fitness industry, I’ve trained many people from politicians to athletes to business executives to busy mums. During that time, I observed that no matter who we are, we all come up with the same reasons to not...

The Perfect Bootcamp Workout “Multiple Planes”

The Perfect Bootcamp Workout “Multiple Planes”

Author: Jono Petrohilos Hi! Jono here! Co Founder and Director at Fitness Education Online!  Whenever I program a Bootcamp workout, I want to make sure it’s as “functional” as possible. Now “functional” is going to mean different things to different people - a...

Workout Idea: STRENGTH CORE CARDIO AMRAP

Workout Idea: STRENGTH CORE CARDIO AMRAP

Author: Mark Pearce I’m a big believer in the main attraction of outdoor fitness bootcamps being the act of getting downand dirty in the natural environment with bodyweight exercises. Although, adding a strength andequipment-based element is great for adding variety...

How to Rapidly Decrease Your Ad Cost

How to Rapidly Decrease Your Ad Cost

Author: Jimmy Halley I'm pretty sure that you've all run some Facebook and Instagram ads. And you probably noticed that the lead cost has been creeping up a little bit. Well, here are three tips that's going to help you rapidly decrease your ad costs, and I’ll...

The Perfect Bootcamp Workout / Group Fitness Class Structure

The Perfect Bootcamp Workout / Group Fitness Class Structure

Welcome to the Fitness Education Online Blog! Fitness Education Online are one of the leading providers in the world when it comes to the professional development of Personal Trainers. We have over 30 registered CEC courses Click here to check them out. Feel free...

EP 206: Is your fitness business sellable with Mark Richardson

Welcome to FitPro's Guide Podcast To Growing Their Fitness Business Podcast!In this episode of the FitPro's Guide Podcast To Growing Their Fitness Business Podcast, Jono Petrohilos interviews  Mark Richardson. Mark is a Business Broker at AFS Business...

Ep 129: Pelvic Floor Essentials For Personal Trainers with Kirstyn Campbell

Ep 204: How Alex set up and manages 25 different Bootcamp locations

Welcome to FitPro's Guide Podcast To Growing Their Fitness Business Podcast! In this episode of the FitPro's Guide Podcast To Growing Their Fitness Business Podcast, Jono Petrohilos interviews  Alex Totaro. Alex  is the Co  Founder and Owner at The Women's Bootcamp...

Ep 129: Pelvic Floor Essentials For Personal Trainers with Kirstyn Campbell

BroScience: Ep 13 Recovery in a modern world

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Ep 129: Pelvic Floor Essentials For Personal Trainers with Kirstyn Campbell

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