NETWORK BLOG

Reflections on fitness, wellness, health and more

THE ROUTE MAY ALTER, BUT THE DESTINATION REMAINS

‘There’s more than one way to skin a cat’ the old saying goes. Why you’d want to know even one way eludes me, but the point is, there’s more than one way to get something done. Recounting a key lesson learnt from a lifetime working in the fitness industry, in the...

LOOKING BACK AT WHERE IT ALL BEGAN…

This post was written by Nigel Champion, Executive Director of Australian Fitness Network. Until the late sixties, the idea of exercising for good health and wellbeing was virtually non-existent. Then, former US Navy doctor, Kenneth Cooper, wrote a global bestseller...

NETWORK CELEBRATES THREE DECADES OF LEADING THE WAY

At the recent FILEX 2017 fitness industry convention, Australian Fitness Network celebrated three decades of leading the way in the fitness industry. During the event’s Opening Ceremony, Network’s CEO, Ryan Hogan, took the company’s directors by surprise when he went...

THE DANGERS OF CELEBRITY HEALTH AND FITNESS ADVICE

Celebrity chef Pete Evans is never far from controversy. Not satisfied with calling sunscreen poisonous and suggesting mothers should feed their babies camel milk, his advice to a woman with osteoporosis on social media was slammed by doctors, causing even more...

WHAT IS YOGAFIT?

This post was written by Lisa Greenbaum. Lisa holds her E-RYT 500 in yoga and is the Program Development Manager for YogaFit Australia and Director of YogaFit Canada. Perhaps the most common question I have been asked since I began my own training journey...

ARE PERSONAL TRAINERS BEING PAID THE CORRECT RATE?

A media release from the Fair Work Ombudsman this week highlighted the issue of confusion around pay rates for personal trainers who are employed by fitness facilities. The Level 4 PT was back-paid $9,800 after questioning his wage, which for 19 months had been paid...

HOW WILL WE STOP OBESITY CRUSHING OUR SOCIETY?

‘We will have to build factories to cut off people’s toes’ screamed the front page headline on the Sunday paper; ‘Dire warning on diabetes’. A bit sensationalist, surely? Perhaps not. Perhaps this is the in-your-face approach needed to keep the obesity epidemic at the...

ARE FILEX AND THE FITNESS EXPO THE SAME THING?

If you work in the fitness industry you’ve probably heard of FILEX. And you’ve probably also heard about the Fitness & Health Expo. Some people have mentioned cool training gear they bought at FILEX, while others have said the same about the Fitness Expo. So are...

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