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» Preggi Bellies is actively recruiting male/female group ex inst on the East coast : 04 Mar 2010
» Established Personal Training studio for sale in Sydney's CBD : 01 Sep 2010
» Preggi Bellies are looking for passionate group fitness instructors. : 16 May 2011
» How will you retain clients now that they are pregnant? [15 CECs] : 01 Aug 2011
» Fitness First are on a recruiting drive for CGMs across Australia : 23 Aug 2012
» Overqualified? Don't Get Overlooked, New Opportunities, Psst..., Multi Ad May : 06 May 2013


Preggi Bellies is actively recruiting male/female group ex inst on the East coast : 04 Mar 2010

Preggi Bellies is Australia's leading strength and fitness class designed specifically for pregnant and postnatal women. Operating throughout Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, they have a strong and loyal team of specially qualified group exercise instructors. There are now opportunities for passionate instructors to join their team as a leader of their original fitness and strength classes for pregnant and postnatal women or leading their new and exhilarating 'Back to Body' program.

A generous starting rate is provided per session. Rate increases are provided on a yearly basis. Bonuses are also provided for signing up new participants that are sent by the head office to attend on a trial basis.

Before starting with Preggi Bellies you will need to undertake their initial three day specialised training course. This is the most comprehensive course of it's nature. It's been developed in conjunction with obstetricians and follows the Australian College of Obstetrician guidelines. Once on board, you'll receive ongoing training, including 2-3 free workshops every year (CEC accredited).

Preggi Bellies pride themselves on the liaison and support they provide for their instructors. In support of this, a conversation with Naomi in their head office revealed an unprecedented fitness industry staff retention rate. Preggi Bellies has 40 - 50 instructors working across three states with an average time with the company of more than seven years! (Naomi began as an instructor approximately 6 years ago).

If you're interested in learning more about working with pregnant or postnatal women, follow this link and select the relevant Preggi Bellies profile on HealthyPeople.

An unrelated true story:

I was waiting on my bike at a pedestrian crossing to get over a busy road in Melbourne this morning when a couple riders decided to shoot across the road against the red man. No sooner had they cleared the road when they were flagged down by a couple of policemen in bike gear waiting on the other side. One rider stopped but the second took off! One of the policemen jumped on his bike and took off after him. It was a full on police chase on bikes! Regrettably I can't tell your whether he got away, but as he took off into the distance he was clearly giving it a red hot go.

I don't condone running red lights on bikes, whether an intersection or pedestrian crossing, it gives all riders a bad name. However it does seem a little excessive to be busting riders across a pedestrian crossing against the red man. I am not entirely sure how this benefits anyone.

Do you ride a bike? Do you have an opinion? If so, please share it with the wider community on our blog.

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Established Personal Training studio for sale in Sydney's CBD : 01 Sep 2010

Matt Malouf is selling his Vision Personal Training Franchise in O'Connell Street in Sydney's CBD. This is an established business (4 years old), has an established client base and employs five qualified Personal Trainers.

For more information view the 'Business opportunities' profile here.

You can also view a video created by Matt here.

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Preggi Bellies are looking for passionate group fitness instructors. : 16 May 2011

Preggi Bellies is Australia's leading strength and fitness class designed specifically for pregnant and postnatal women.

Operating throughout Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, they have a strong and loyal team of specially qualified group exercise instructors. There are now opportunities for passionate instructors to join their team as a leader of their original fitness and strength classes for pregnant and postnatal women or leading their new and exhilarating, high energy 'Back to Body' non-pregnant class.

A generous starting rate is provided per session. Rate increases are provided on a yearly basis. Bonuses are also provided for signing up new participants that are sent by the head office to attend on a trial basis.

Before starting with Preggi Bellies you will need to undertake their initial three day specialised training course. This is the most comprehensive course of it's nature. The course is 3 days and is accredited with Fitness Australia for 15 CECs. It's been developed in conjunction with obstetricians and follows the Australian College of Obstetrician guidelines. Once on board, you'll receive ongoing training, including 2-3 free workshops every year (CEC accredited).

Preggi Bellies pride themselves on the liaison and support they provide for their instructors. In support of this, a conversation with Naomi in their head office revealed an unprecedented fitness industry staff retention rate. Preggi Bellies has 40 - 50 instructors working across three states with an average time with the company of more than seven years! (Naomi began as an instructor approximately 8 years ago).

If you're interested in learning more about working with pregnant or postnatal women, you can read more here or head to their website at www.preggibellies.com.au.


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How will you retain clients now that they are pregnant? [15 CECs] : 01 Aug 2011

The other day I met with Naomi Pizzo of Preggi Bellies to catch part of a class for pregnant and post-natal women. I have to say, I was surprised at how energetic the class was.

Naomi gave me an insight into the research and development that has gone into the Preggi Bellies classes and, I'm pleased to say, told me they are applying their knowledge to courses for Trainers and Instructors that are interested in becoming experts in this specialist field.

Furthermore, the course carries 15 CEC's. That's 3/4 of your two year requirement for Fitness Australia renewal!

Preggi Bellies - The leaders in exercise for pregnancy - have a three day course coming up in August that will help you take what you know about fitness and apply it to pregnancy.

Preggi Bellies is the international expert on exercise for pregnancy. Over 12,000 pregnant women have exercised safely and effectively under the supervision of our physiotherapists and specialist personal trainers ? this is your opportunity to learn the research behind this specialist area.

Who is this course designed for?

  • Personal Trainers & Fitness Instructors who have an interest in the pregnant and post-natal population
  • Personal Trainers & Fitness Instructors who want a comprehensive knowledge of the application of exercise for pregnancy

Areas covered include:

  • Safe and effective exercise provision for pregnancy
  • Contraindications for exercise during pregnancy
  • Exercise modifications for common biomechanical complaints in pregnancy.

Details:

Date: Aug 22, 23, 24, 2011
Location: Sydney
CEC's: 15
Contact: Natalie on 1300 72717171 / sales@preggibellies.com.au

Further courses are planned for Melbourne later in the year (November).

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Fitness First are on a recruiting drive for CGMs across Australia : 23 Aug 2012

Fitness First are undergoing a big recruitment drive throughout Australia. In particular within the major cities of Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth.

You can view the link to all ads here.

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Overqualified? Don't Get Overlooked, New Opportunities, Psst..., Multi Ad May : 06 May 2013

Genuine reward for commitment is on offer at the NEW Gold's Gym in Parramatta (NSW). They're looking for an experienced Membership Sales person and will increase the base salary by almost 50% after 12 months and then again after two years! On top of that, you're the only consultant they have at present, so there is no competition for leads. And when they do hire the next person, you become the manager! Get your application in here.

Full time PT roles are rare, so it's noteworthy when one comes up - Check out the opportunity for two full time Personal Trainers, one in Cheltenham,VIC and the other in Ivanhoe, VIC.

Pssst... I've been given word that a large group of clubs are about to do a huge a push for Personal Training. There is going to be some industry leading initial and ongoing training provided and all roles will be employed rather than rental positions. There could be as many as 30 - 40 jobs come up soon in Melbourne and Sydney - including in regional areas. Get your profile updated on HealthyPeople because they'll be tapping into our lists very soon.

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Enjoy today's article...


You'd think it would be easy to get a job if you are qualified
, or even overqualified, for an opportunity. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. We've seen a number of examples where a candidate with extensive experience as a club or studio owner, or has had extensive management experience overseas, has suddenly found themselves struggling to get a lesser role in another facility. Such a situation can obviously be tough on morale. The truth is, many employers won’t consider a candidate with too many qualifications or greater than anticipated experience.

On the face of it, it seems crazy, but here are a few reasons why..,

  • They worry the candidate will be “too expensive.”
  • Employers assume (often correctly) that the overqualified applicant will leave at the first chance to land a better opportunity.
  • Hiring managers may be concerned an overqualified candidate would become easily disgruntled and unhappy in the job.
  • Hiring managers may also feel somewhat threatened by a candidate more qualified and experienced than they are.

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Two Permanent Full Time Personal Trainers needed!
Unique opportunities exist at Core Principle's
award winning Ivanhoe & Cheltenham PT Studios
for exceptional Trainers looking to build a career in the fitness industry.
[more]

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How can overqualified job seekers address these concerns?

First and foremost, TAILOR YOUR CV
As with any job application, your application needs to reflect the role. There is no value in sending a couple of pages outlining your success as a national manager when the role calls for a focus on customer interaction and working as part of a team.

Use your networks
The best way to move into any role is to network with people who work in the businesses where you’d like to land a job. If you can convince new contacts that you’re ideal for the role, they may be willing to refer you for a position. And it's no secret that referrals are much more successful at landing job interviews than simply applying for jobs online.

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Membership Consultant - Gold's Gym Parramatta
We're looking for an experienced Membership Sales
professional to become the cornerstone of our sales team.
Full training is provided by an international industry expert.
Experience required. [more]

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Address the salary issue.
Maybe there’s a good reason you’re applying for jobs similar to what you did 5 or 10 years ago. If you’re purposefully ramping down your responsibilities, make a point of explaining that to the hiring manager. If asked for a salary requirement, make sure to provide a salary range appropriate to the job. On your cover letter and in conversations with hiring managers and networking contacts, explain why, at this stage of your career, your focus is on things more important than a high salary. Identify positives, such as work-life balance (if appropriate) or the opportunity to work for a group with a good reputation or an opportunity to enjoy a role with less responsibility.

Give good reasons for wanting the job that don’t make you sound desperate for a paycheck.

Make a time commitment.
When you have a chance to speak to someone about the opportunity, make it clear that you plan to stay in the job for a certain amount of time. If you are committed to this type of job, make it clear that the opportunity is a destination, not a jumping off point for you.

Make a convincing case for why the job is a good match.
It’s always up to the candidate to make a case for why he or she is a good fit, but it’s even more important for overqualified workers. Study the job description and be able to point out exactly why you’re a good person for the job. Make a convincing case that this job, at this stage of your career, is exactly what you want to do.

A big shout out to the students at NMIT that had me in for a chat in the last week. Thank you to Michelle Devereux for setting it up - Always a pleasure.

Have a great week.

Kind regards,

Dennis Hosking


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