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In 2013, for the first time, Australian Fitness Network is proud to deliver the West Australian Fitness Industry Convention, more affectionately known as WAFIC. Building on the strong foundation set by the YMCA of WA over the past five years, the 2013 program features an abundance of opportunities to expand your personal training skillset and make a real difference to the success of your career.

In addition to giving you the tools to help your clients reach their full potential, however, WAFIC 2013, held from 4-6 October in Perth, has the potential to reignite your passion for learning and reaffirm your commitment to health and fitness.

The 2-day program (accredited for 10 CECs with Fitness Australia) features over 60 cutting-edge topics delivered by an exceptional team of presenters, whose areas of specialty range from Small Group Training, Nutrition and Marketing and Retention, to Group Fitness, Older Adults, Functional Training and more. Here’s a taster of just some of the sessions on the program:

Paleo diets – The pros and cons with Joanna McMillan
Paleo diets have become popular in the fitness industry, but are they a good idea? In this session Joanna takes a look at what exactly a paleo diet is; the difference between ancient diets and a typical modern diet and whether this could provide a blueprint for how we should eat today; and the pros and cons of adopting this approach for yourself and with clients.

Turbo Tabata with Greg Sellar & Michael Steel
Learn how to create a high energy, male-friendly group exercise experience. Greg and Michael teach you how to take simple-to-learn athletic bodyweight exercises and repeat them in high intensity interval training bursts to get into a serious fat-burning zone. If your group exercise schedule needs an overhaul, or you’re a personal trainer looking for a format you can easily teach in the group exercise studio, this session is for you.

WAFIC Forum – The issue at the forefront of your mind with Nigel Champion, Lauretta Stace & Paul Brown
Taking inspiration from the phenomenally successful TEDTalks, the WAFIC Forum features three industry leaders presenting their unique ideas in just 20 short minutes. Concise, revealing and thought-provoking, you’ll leave with a head full of ideas that will prompt you to re-evaluate your thinking on key industry issues. Join these three industry leaders and advocates to discover which pressing issues are at the forefront of their minds.

ViPR Program Design: 6 steps to better exercise selection with Michol Dalcourt
Effective exercise selection can be difficult and daunting. Discover a 6-step system that will help you easily determine the ideal exercise selection for every client, every session. Take home the tools to: accurately prescribe appropriate exercise to injured clients; properly regress and progress any exercise quickly and effectively; add an infinite number of exercises to your toolbox; and be able to challenge your client so that maximum gains are realised.

With these and another 50+ sessions delivered by leading presenters such as Rob Di Francesco, Marietta Mehanni, Alisha Smith and many more, you’ll find yourself spoilt for choice. And as if that isn’t enough, you can also ramp up the amount of continuing education credits you earn to 17 CECs by adding a 1-day workshop to your 2-day registration.

For more information on WAFIC 2013 check out or call the Network Events team on 1300 493 832.

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