Free Industry Insights Event
Hear from industry leaders about fitness industry career pathways, challenges and what you need to succeed.
ABOUT A CAREER IN FITNESS?
Stuck in a career rut? Love fitness but not sure if you could make a successful, long-lasting career out of it? Come and hear from professionals who’ve done just that.
Before making a decision to embark on a career in the fitness industry, learn about different pathways, challenges you could face, and how to set yourself up to succeed.
ALL IN 90 MINUTES
Get an honest overview of Australia’s fitness landscape in this 90-minute workshop.
Get insights from current professionals who’ve carved out a range of different careers in fitness.
LIVE Q & A
Ask questions about studying fitness and working in the industry, to figure out if it’s for you.
Co-Founder & CEO
With 18 years of experience in the fitness industry, Justin progressed through a range of club-based roles before co-founding the award-winning Fitness Playground and The Bunker gyms. Justin has led the business to five locations, with 15,000 members and 200 staff. Yet his proudest achievement is the company being recognised as one of Australia’s Top 50 Great Places to Work.
Justin is known for being an unconventional thinker who loves to challenge the status quo and build brands. But his greatest passion is educating young fitness professionals on how to succeed in the industry he loves.
Head of Coaching
After being nationally recognised for his program ‘Breakthrough’ while being a Youth Worker, Matt pursued his desire to help people achieve a better quality of life via fitness.
Today, Matt’s client base includes people recovering from stroke or learning to walk with cerebral palsy as well as athletes, business owners and actors. While balancing such a diverse client base, Matt also provides structured education on movement and personal development to over 100 Personal Trainers at Fitness Playground.
Head of Education
Having graduated university and completed his Certificate III/IV equivalent in 2013, Tom
travelled to Australia from Scotland that same year, in search of career opportunities in
the fitness industry.
Since then, Tom has helped 100s of aspiring coaches step into the Industry, as well as educated and mentored successful coaches through his various roles with Fitness Playground.
Tom's huge passion for transforming industry education helped lead to the development of our external education arm of the business, Fitness Playground Academy. Working with the CEO, his team launched the Academy in 2020.
Jackie's a Corporate Lawyer turned Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor. After working for three years in a corporate law firm, she decided to turn her passion for fitness into a career, and she's never looked back. She's always enjoyed staying active – she was big into CrossFit, netball and swimming before she became a certified Personal Trainer.
As someone who's always been excited by learning new things, she enjoys continuing to grow her knowledge of fitness, the human body and behaviour, and advancing her own training – this way she can pass her skills onto her clients to help them achieve great results too. As well as one-on-one coaching in The Bunker, you'll find her teaching group fitness sessions including "Kore" and "Strong".
How to carve out a career you love
Succeeding in the world of group fitness
How to become a career coach
How you can start your journey
Q&A with our fitness professionals
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"I work in the finance industry and still enjoy it, but I was missing something an office job couldn't provide. I thought about becoming a PT for several years but always found too many barriers (time, money, effort). I then started training at Fitness Playground, met the amazing and highly qualified trainers and discovered FP Academy. I made a call, and remembered being told: 'Don't wait forever to let your dreams come true', so finally, I signed up!”
Elke H Age: 28
“I had been working as a warehouse manager for a food packaging company, there wasn't a lot of opportunity to grow. I had been training at the gym my whole adult life and I loved being at Fitness Playground so I enrolled in my Cert III & IV with FP Academy. With live clients, I was able to put myself in the shoes of a coach and learn how to do it before I was expected to coach. I now have a job at Fitness Playground and I love it.”
Kareim A Age: 32
“I was an international airline pilot. Covid-19 gave me some time off from flying and showed me how down and fatigued I'd become. It was time for change. I originally signed up for an online Cert III & IV course but I came across FP Academy. Their course seemed much more relevant to what I needed to know, so I took a detour. The practical demonstrations and mentoring has given me solid foundations that I wouldn’t have been able to get online.”
James M Age: 29
IS THIS WORKSHOP RIGHT FOR ME?
Are you considering a career in fitness and wondering if it’s the right fit for you? Want to hear from industry leaders about fitness industry career pathways, challenges and what you need to succeed? Come along to our free workshop to get these insights before deciding whether or not you want to commit to study.
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
You’ll get an honest overview of Australia’s fitness industry landscape, hearing about everything from what it’s like to work in Group Fitness and Personal Training, to options for running and owning gyms.
DO I NEED TO PAY?
No, Industry Insights is a free workshop that gives you access to both hear from and ask questions of industry leaders including Justin Ashley, Matt Duncan, Jackie Nairn and Tom Merriman.
Find out more with our free course guide