Stuart, Jason and Mal from Go Health gave an excellent orientation into the different facets of working in the fitness industry. Stuart led the ice breakers by showing off the fun, vibrant and extensive facilities at the Carindale club and introduced students to the values and goals of Go Health. The workshop also included information on what fitness employers look for in prospective fitness employees.
Mal led a session in the huge funky group fitness room on understanding how to conduct static and dynamic postural analysis of clients (which involved a practical hands-on exercise), pointing out how it can be used as both a fitness analysis tool as well as an opportunity to gel with clients and offering extra service or motivation. Jason took a session in the boardroom explaining the outgoing and fun personality and skill requirements to develop and maintain your client base.
All three Go Health facilitators continued to emphasise not only business and technical skills club managers look for in newly qualified fitness professionals to be successful, but also the personality qualities which are important. Stuart, Jason and Mal all embodied the most important skill required to be successful in the fitness industry – the ability to show passion and enthusiasm for working in the fitness industry and helping clients. They were outgoing, willing to assist students with all sorts of questions and able to have a laugh in the process, which will be important in gaining trust and relationships with clients.
No doubt their enthusiasm is assisted by the fact they have access across the whole Go Health club network to some incredible equipment and a business team who are willing to experiment with new ideas and experiences to keep clients and fitness professionals coming back. Thanks to the amazing team at Go Health club for their willingness to share their tips and experiences with Academy of Fitness students.
Check out what our students had to say about the GO Health experience and if you want more information on how to start an exciting career in the fitness industry, contact us today.
It was really helpful to see how GO Health operates in person and meet some of their staff members. The clubs have a great vibe and they all seem supportive. Thanks so much for the opportunity GO Health and Academy of Fitness, I’m really gratefulAnastasia K – Academy of Fitness student
The workshop at Go Health Club, Carindale was definitely an informative experience and has broadened my knowledge. I have been informed of what I need to prepare for once I complete my course with the Academy of Fitness. Furthermore, it has given me more thought on what path I may take in the fitness industry.Richard P – Academy of Fitness student
I thoroughly enjoyed the trip to Go Health clubs and meeting other students from the Academy of Fitness.Jonathan B- Academy of Fitness student
Seeing how the club was run and meeting trainers at the club provided a great insight to the fitness industry and possible career options on completion of my study.
Go Health club showed us that not all gyms are the same and that it is the clients that are the most important part of the business.
I would definitely recommend this opportunity to other students and advise them not to miss out.