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Career Partner Profiles

Meet some of our Career Partners here. The Institute has more Career Partners than any other training organisation in Australia. Our Career Scouts are there to help you connect with employers prior to finishing your course, so you can get started in your new career sooner.

National Career Partner: Fitness First

What makes Fitness First a great place to work?

With a constantly growing number of clubs and 350,000 members nationally you will always find plenty of opportunities to make the world a fitter place and gain the right credentials for a successful career in fitness industry. As a leader in the fitness industry we not only look after our members, but we also take a great pride in our teams, which provide exceptional service in the clubs.

What kinds of opportunities are there?

There are plenty of opportunities available from all parts of fitness club land including full-time/part-time or casual roles such as Floor Instructors, Group Fitness Instructors, Personal Trainers, Receptionists, Membership Consultants, etc.

What benefits are there?

The benefits include the number of locations so you are never too far from one of our clubs, security of the company with a global coverage, access to the extensive members base, innovative equipment and plenty of space for any kind of fitness training.

What skills do you look for in a graduate?

We are looking for all the attributes that make fitness professionals successful in this fast-paced and customer-oriented industry. In the forefront of qualities we believe are the most important in graduates are the genuine passion for fitness and helping people, excellent customer service and client care skills, as well as possessing a fun and positive attitude.

How can they stand apart?

The best way graduates can show genuine passion for the industry is being proactive in seeking opportunities. We offer a whole range of free programs for students/graduates that can be utilised for work place experience gaining and to show us that they are the right candidate for the job so to speak.

Does it help to have extra qualifications?

Extra qualifications are always beneficial when searching for a job and there can never be enough knowledge to stop with self-development in the fitness industry. However, it is not the pre requisite of becoming part of our team as long as the minimum industry criteria is met. We have an extensive in-house training and development program in place providing our fitness team with consistent opportunities to gain additional qualifications and maintain our position as a leader in the fitness industry.

Visit the Fitness Firsters website for current career opportunities.

National Career Partner: Vision Personal Training

The Vision PT network is made up of passionate franchise owners providing a small, friendly environment, where personal attention comes first. “Vision Personal Training has partnered with the Australian Institute of Fitness, because they can deliver quality students on a regular basis,” says Andrew Simmons, Franchise Founder. “They also have campuses nationally to support our needs. Here’s what we’re currently looking for…

Personal Trainers

We are looking for motivated, punctual, committed and enthusiastic trainers to join our studio network in various locations in Sydney, Wollongong, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne and very soon, Perth.

In each studio, we’re seeking people who wish to become outstanding trainers and are willing to provide 5 star service to clients. If you want assistance to develop a client database, don't want to be tied into paying rent every week, and have most of the admin requirements taken care of by the Franchise, then Vision may be for you.

Vision is the perfect place for you to build a long-term career once you have finished Certificate IV, as we focus on ongoing education and personal development; we have the systems to support career progression to management – and franchise ownership (if you wish). After your induction, you will feel part of the Vision ‘community’ and can start training clients straight away!

Our Trainer Experience Program is available to you at all of our studios and is something that you can do as part of your professional practice too.

Studio Managers

Many of our studios are growing so quickly that the need for managers is also never ending. If you believe you have the ability to grow a team of trainers through great leadership skills, positions are also now available.


Our goal is to open many more studios on the eastern seaboard and around Australia. So if you are seeking a great business opportunity that can provide you financial freedom as well as the opportunity to change people's lives, our franchise may be just for you.”

National Career Partner: Step Into Life

Step Into Life is the leader in group outdoor personal training in Australia. With opportunities to own a franchise, this is the perfect career solution if you enjoy training people outdoors. We speak to Larry Cohen, Director and Founder to find out more.

Why work at Step Into Life?

At Step into Life our vision is to become world leaders in group outdoor personal training whilst being recognised for inspiring fitter and healthier communities. We believe in the power of a healthy lifestyle change and the positive impact it has on all facets of life.

What skills do you look for in a graduate?

We’ve invested immensely in our training and support infrastructure to ensure our franchisees always have access to industry leading business mentors that will assist you through all stages of your business development. So if you’re mature, reliable, and outgoing we can show you the way.

How can graduates stand apart?

Get in contact with your local Step into Life state office and ask to join one of the franchise tours. This will give you a great understanding of how we do what we do and also give you the opportunity to see if we’re the right fit for you.

What are the career opportunities here?

We offer two paths to become a part of the Step into Life team; either by becoming an Assistant Trainer at any of our venues or by becoming a Franchise Owner. An Assisant Trainer is great pathway to one day becoming a Franchise Owner – you’ll learn the ropes while you earn. If you know you’ve already got what it takes to create a successful business then becoming a Franchise Owner is the ideal path for you.

National Career Partner: Fit n Fast

Fit n Fast is a fun Australian made and grown Fitness company. Led by an inspirational group of people with years of Fitness industry experience, they provide clubs that are comfortable and affordable for everyone. 

Fit n Fast are proud of THE QUICKIE (30 minute workouts) but all their clubs are designed to also accommodate any kind of workout.  Some of the fabulous areas you will find in a Fit n Fast Gym are Cardio, Weights, QUICKIE Circuits, Virtual Group Exercise, Boxmaster, Functional Zones and much more!

They have lots of exciting times ahead and so are always looking for their next big superstars.... Could it be you??

Why work at Fit n Fast?

We are like a family and we do like to keep things fun and happy! We really look towards the future with each and every one of our team members. We want to start you off on the best possible grounding so that you can build an amazing career with us and so that we can take you on this exciting journey too! You would never be a face in the crowd with us. We want everyone to love coming to work and to get all the support they need!

What kind of people are you looking for?

We are not looking for just anyone to join our amazing teams! We want the best of the best, the pick of the crop and the crème de la crème – get it? Because we think what we do is pretty spectacular and we would love to have you on our team if you think you are too!

What do you look for in a graduate?

People who are motivated and willing to learn more; a fun personality, great communication skills and business brains are a must! As is an intense passion for fitness and a true love of helping people. Initiative is another great quality, so contact us at and say hi!

Why be a Personal Trainer at Fit n Fast?

We have no franchise fees or lock in contracts! Our membership base is growing rapidly! Due to our low costs many members are saving on the membership fees giving them more money to put towards Personal Trainers. Our clubs have minimal group exercise which means that our members are more likely to want a Personal Trainer to give them extra support and motivation and as a new Personal Trainer you get supplied with leads in order to assist you to build your business!

Why did you partner with the Institute?

The Australian Institute of Fitness has a great reputation and produce some fantastic Personal Trainers.

Visit the Fit n Fast website for career opportunities.

National Career Partner: mishfit

Why is mishfit a great place to work?

mishfit is a very successful small business that gives other women the opportunity to work with postnatal women in their own communities. mishfit currently has seven franchises in over 10 locations in Victoria, but we are working on getting interstate in 2014.

Why would Personal Trainers want to work with mishfit?

The community and rapport we build with our clients is one where mothers feel extremely comfortable and connected, and that same community is replicated within the company. Instead of being a Personal Trainer where you often work alone, you are part of a network of people who all support each other. We have recently launched mishfit Biz Club, focused on providing women with a career path that goes beyond training clients and celebrates education and development. 

What do you look for in Personal Trainer?

We look for two things (1); they’re passionate about women’s health and (2); they love to be part of a team. Everything else, we can work on.

Is it important for Personal Trainers to have business skills?

The beauty of owning a franchise is all that hard work is done. mishfit won Gold and Highly Recommended at the Fitness Australia Awards 2013. We got that because we have a very highly automated business online, enabling women to focus on working with their clients without all the hassle of those kinds of fiddly bits that no one running a business wants to do. They can trust that it’s all being done for them in a very professional manner. 

National Career Partner: Booty Camp 

Tell us about Booty Camp.

Booty Camp is boot camp, but just for girls. The 6 week courses are specifically designed to get our girls fit, get their metabolism burning faster and target the bits of their bodies girls care about – flat stomachs, shapely legs and toned arms. We won’t yell at our girls because that’s not our style; we're not military style or weight lifters.

What type of Personal Trainers would fit in well at Booty Camp?

Booty Camp loves energetic, enthusiastic and motivated Trainers with a passion for outdoor training. We love both female and male trainers.

Why is working at Booty Camp a good starting point in a student’s career?

Booty Camp has a program designed for new and student Trainers to give them the necessary skills to become an awesome Booty Camp Trainer. We ensure that our new Trainers are not just put into a class and left there on their own – we teach, guide and mentor them along the way.

What makes Booty Camp a great place to work?

Not only do you get to work for an amazing company, you get to work in some of the best locations Australia has to offer. What’s more, the girls that sign up with Booty Camp have health and fitness goals and the satisfaction that you receive when you help them with their journey is second to none.

Is long-term career progression available at Bootycamp?

We do have a career progression path within Booty Camp. We also reward great work and love to pay bonuses to our trainers.

Where is Booty Camp based?

We currently have courses running in NSW, VIC, SA, ACT, QLD and FNQ.

SA Career Partner: Jetts Fitness

Jetts Fitness have thousands of members joining every month, with a huge selling point of no contracts, no crowds, and 24/7 access. We speak toTristan Goc, Director of Corporate Operations of Jetts Fitness to find out what’s in it for you.

Why work at Jetts Fitness?

We offer a non-competitive supported environment to build a successful personal training business. Benefits include low rental structure and paid gym shifts, minimal start-up administration fees, and clubs cap personal trainers to ensure maximum client to trainer ratios. We also have state of the art equipment and the 24/7 access maximises training times and earnings.

Where are you located?

We have multiple locations nationwide and in New Zealand. Currently we have 11 established clubs, two more in pre-sales, and we’re always on the lookout to expand further. We are the fastest growing franchise in Adelaide.

What skills do you look for in a graduate?

Passion and drive are two of the biggest attributes we look for. We place a large appreciation on graduates who have achieved Masters Trainer’s qualifications. Graduates must have a business plan and career plan for future development within the industry.

How can graduates stand apart?

Punctuality (be on time or even better slightly early), preparedness (know what you want to achieve from personal training, why you joined the industry, what you can offer to our members, i.e. your clients), professional appearance (professional neat and tidy appearance and attitude), and a plan (business and career)!

What kind of people will fit in?

People with energetic and vibrant personalities. You need be a hard worker, with an understanding that this is much more than just a job, but instead, a career.

What are the career opportunities here?

Personal training and business development, and internal promotions to management positions are always encouraged.

What should students of the Institute be doing now?

Increasing their knowledge through a variety of courses, preparing for insurance, fitness industry registration and business registration, researching advertising avenues and costs, deciding on a business name and branding, and determining where their passion lies and the area(s) they wish to specialise in.

Finally, why did you partner with the Institute?

Because we are passionate about the development of quality trainers moving into the workforce and feel Jetts Fitness is the perfect model to mentor new graduates.

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