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DEBUNKING COMMON NUTRITION MYTHS

When it comes to the diet, one thing is for sure, it can be incredibly confusing. You may hear one thing today then the complete opposite tomorrow depending on whom you follow on social media and where you get your information from. Below are five very common nutrition myths which I come across on a daily basis when consulting with clients. MYTH #1 – ALL CALORIES ARE EQUAL A calorie is a calorie, right? Wrong. Yes, a number of years ago I

6 STEPS TO START YOUR PERSONAL TRAINER BUSINESS

Setting up a Successful Personal Training Business Working as a Fitness Professional is very exciting, and we know how eager our graduates are to make their start in the industry.  Before you get started, however, there are a few important steps you can take to make your introduction to the industry a success. STEP 1 – CHOOSE A SPECIALTY AREA It’s so important to pick your target market. Choosing your target market allows you to get clear on the type

5 STEPS TO BECOME A NUTRITIONIST

5 STEPS TO BECOME A NUTRITIONIST Follow these simple steps and learn how to become a Nutritionist. Having a Nutritionist qualification will allow you to make an impact with your clients. Success is highly subjective and can mean different things to different people, but when it comes to succeeding as a Nutritionist – or within the health and wellness space – it solely comes down to your clients and how you serve them. Success as a health professional looks like helping your

Start Your Own PT Business

9 ESSENTIAL STRATEGIES TO SUCCEED AS A PERSONAL TRAINER

As a Personal Trainer, you have the capacity to lead a very different lifestyle compared to your typical 9-5 job either working for someone else or behind stuck in an office or behind a desk all day! There are no doubts that successful Personal Trainers are well known for having that work/life balance all sorted out, and in the opinions of many others this balance is said to be the ‘ideal lifestyle’, and why wouldn’t it be! When you commit to

PRACTISING AS A NATIONALLY RECOGNISED NUTRITIONIST

PRACTISING AS A NATIONALLY RECOGNISED NUTRITIONIST Have you finished your study and are ready to practice as a Nationally Recognised Nutritionist? Read the below article to understand all the benefits. WHAT CAN I DO WITH A CERTIFICATE IV IN NUTRITION? Launched in 2019, the 11046NAT – Certificate IV in Nutrition is a VET qualification developed to bridge the gap between Personal Trainers, Health Coaches and Accredited Practising Dietitians. This nutrition course is directed at

POSTURE, MOVEMENT AND MOBILITY WHILST STUDYING

POSTURE, MOVEMENT AND MOBILITY WHILST STUDYING Posture check! Are you slouching over your desk? Did this prompt make you sit up straight? We all likely remember being told at school or by our parents to sit up straight and therefore know that good posture is important; however, good posture tends to go out the window when engrossed in study. Sitting at a desk for numerous hours each day is a reality as a student and often unavoidable and places the

A DAY DEDICATED TO CHOCOLATE!

A DAY DEDICATED TO CHOCOLATE! Yippee! Chocolate for breakfast, lunch, and, wait, not so fast. Is chocolate healthy? Sometimes yes, sometimes no, says the latest news headline about a new study, which can be confusing. Here at Vast Fitness Academy, we advocate for evidence-based nutrition recommendations; however, we also like our chocolate! In the spirit of supporting world chocolate day, here is a look at chocolate and its associated health benefits so you know how you can indulge guilt-free! Chocolate comes in

THE IMPORTANCE OF HYDRATION

THE IMPORTANCE OF HYDRATION  What is your water-drinking style? Consistent or in need of improvement?  Too busy or forgetting are two reasons people don’t drink enough water. Amid study, you’re focused on meeting an assessment deadline, engrossed in reading course material, with your study load at the front of your mind rather than on your hydration levels. At Vast Fitness Academy, we are in the business of educating people about health, and our staff all

Macronutrients

WHAT ARE MACRONUTRIENTS, AND WHY ARE THEY ESSENTIAL FOR HEALTH A healthy diet must have a good balance of macronutrients. Macronutrients are naturally found in food. They are considered fundamental to our health because they perform essential everyday functions. So, let’s find out all about them. WHAT ARE MACRONUTRIENTS? Macronutrients are organic compounds required in large amounts to sustain vital human body processes. They give us the energy to maintain body functions, like digesting food, breathing, and carrying out

World Food Safety Day

Safe food, better health   The availability of safe food is essential for health and well-being. However, only when food is safe can we make the most of its nutritional value, enabling us to absorb and utilise all of the essential nutrients needed to support good health.   The consumption of unsafe food is a contributing factor to many common diseases. Additionally, it can contribute to other complications such as growth and development problems, micronutrient deficiencies, diseases and mental

Goodlife Health Clubs

  • Membership expires 12 weeks from activation date.
  • Valid for students studying a Certificate 3, Certificate 4 or Diploma in Fitness, to a 12 consecutive week membership to Goodlife Health Clubs in Australia.
  • Valid for non-members only.
  • The student must be 18 years or over to redeem.
  • Offer can only be redeemed once. This offer cannot be transferred, has no monetary value and cannot be combined with any other offer.
  • Goodlife reserves the right to verify your course enrolment to check your entitlement.
  • Goodlife is not responsible for any unredeemed offers.
  • This offer is subject to Goodlife Health Club’s terms and conditions of membership. (Available in club)

Fitness First

Membership expires 3 months after course start date.

  • Valid for students studying a Certificate 3, Certificate 4 or Diploma in Fitness, to a 12 consecutive week Platinum membership to Fitness First clubs in Australia.
  • Valid for non-members only.
  • The student must be 18 years or over to redeem.
  • Offer can only be redeemed once.
  • For students attending a Blended Learning or Online program, this offer will commence at the start of your Certificate 4.
  • This offer cannot be transferred, has no monetary value and cannot be combined with any other offer.
  • Fitness First reserves the right to verify your course enrolment to check your entitlement.
  • Fitness First is not responsible for any unredeemed offers.- This offer is subject to Fitness First’s terms and conditions of membership. (Available in club)