WHAT IS: Your Personal Connection (YPC)
A new online tool helps Australian fitness and mind body professionals find jobs based on their skills, location and availability.
YPC (Your Personal Connection) is a platform that pairs group fitness instructors and personal trainers with tailored jobs that suit their repertoire of qualifications and skills. This online tool has an impressive reach throughout Australia and is continuing to grow. Since YPC’s successful launch last year in Sydney, a vast array of fitness businesses have used the service to locate instructors that suit their requirements.
At the helm of YPC are experienced fitness professionals with an extensive knowledge of how the industry operates. After noticing the lack of a niche job-search tool, fitness instructor and digital expert Lauren Bunce created the platform and leads alongside co-founder, Georgia van Tiel. Mentored by Tony de Leede, former CEO of Fitness First and owner of Fit’n’Fast, it is perhaps unsurprising that the platform has already attracted an impressive array of clients, from the larger gyms to bespoke and highly specialised individual studios around the country.
So, how does it work for instructors? For the standard listing, it doesn’t cost anything to sign up, build your resume, list your areas of expertise and search for jobs based on your availability, location and skills. For $10 a month, users can gain access to YPC’s premium services, and be instantly matched to local studios and gyms that are looking for their specific skills. The site opens up the opportunity to be paired with facilities that you may not have previously come across, as well as to increase and manage your teaching hours per week, keep up-to-date with job listings and save time by applying for jobs directly.
Meanwhile, facilities seeking an instructor or trainer with a specific skillset can sign up to gain access to YPC’s bank of fitness professionals, which can be searched based on education, expertise and experience. Plus, available jobs can be posted based on skillset, location and availability. Whether it’s a new studio looking to build a class timetable or an established business looking to diversify its offerings, the platform was designed to save time and money in the hiring process.
Faye Hurlock, a yoga instructor listed on YPC said ‘I found a great gig – a one-off corporate event that exposed me to a different audience I probably wouldn’t have come into contact with. Communication with my new connections was straightforward and it was a really enjoyable experience. I’ll use it again’.
In addition to jobs, YPC highlights local courses and events on the platform for continued education, growth and development.
Head to yourpersonalconnection.fit to check out YPC and expose yourself to new employment opportunities.