The Fitness Zone
From professional ballet dancer to qualified Personal Trainer, F45 Club Manager and business owner, it is clear that Australian Institute of Fitness graduate, Nathan Scicluna is definitely meant for the fitness industry, but is there a secret to having a successful career in fitness? We ask the man himself and find out exactly that!
Before starting or even considering to become a Personal Trainer, Nathan had spent a large portion of his life as a professional Ballet Dancer with the Queensland Ballet Company - ten years to be exact. It was at the age of thirty when Nathan retired from dancing, that he realised an office job was not for him. “I needed something that was active and also knew I needed my new career to spark that same passion and emotion that dancing did, and as a Trainer, seeing others achieve personal growth brings that same feeling within.”
It was when Nathan had decided to become a Personal Trainer and was actively looking into courses when a friend of his who was completing the Master Trainer Program™️ online, referred him to study this course. “Instinct is what drives me and when I walked into The Institute I just had a really good feeling that this is where I needed to do my training” said Nathan.
“The friendly staff made me feel comfortable, and you could tell it was a well organised campus, plus the flexible hours of the part-time course fitted perfectly."
“It had been a while since I’d hit the books and I’ve got to be honest, it was a bit tough for the first 2 weeks, but if you have a passion - you persist, and the course was the perfect blend of both physical and book smart knowledge. There were so many times throughout the course where you forget you're studying because you’re having way too much fun,” shares Nathan.
When we asked Nathan what his highlight of the course was, he responded saying there were so many to name just one. “My first group training experience, engaging a class of 30 was an amazing feeling, and the time I broke my PB on the treadmill with my classmates cheering me on was awesome but my biggest highlight would have to be completing my final assessment, the Master Challenge, and realising how far I had come, and then being awarded the Energizer award. To have such a great group of friends in the class award me with this was the icing on the cake.”
Since completing his Master Trainer Program™️ 18 months ago, Nathan has enjoyed a wild ride in the industry, meeting and training a number of influential people of all ages along the way. He is Currently running his own business ‘Circuit Crew Personal Training,’ conducting PT session from his home and group circuit classes with dancers. He is also teaching dance at two different dance school to both children and adults, all the while managing an F45 club in Toowong, QLD, and working as a Trainer at F45 Paddington, QLD. Talk about keeping busy - but it is very clear that he loves it!
“I love where I am at the moment, it's great to be able to work with a variety of people and train in all different styles. The vibe at F45 is out of this world, and running my own business allows me to draw on what I learnt as a PT and help the current and future generation of dancers become strong and aware - and in turn less likely to get injured.”
When it comes to tips for entering the fitness industry, Nathan says taking the plunge and putting yourself out there is a must! “When you complete your course, you finish on such a high, so you want to keep that energy pumping through your veins - and this is what your future employees will see, so don’t leave it too long.”
In addition, Nathan says “be patient, persistent and passionate about what you do. It may take time to find where you are meant to be, but If you're good at what you do, people will start to take notice.”
Learn more about a career in the industry, by studying our Master Trainer Program™️.