The Fitness Zone
Hayden Quinn is a qualified lifeguard, Marine Biologist and culinary star; so why would he return to study as a Personal Trainer at the Australian Institute of Fitness?
“I seriously enjoy taking concepts I already know about like exercise and training techniques and deepening my own understanding,” says Hayden, who has recently added gym owner to his already bursting line-up of projects by opening The Cube Gym with three mates.
“I don’t want to just be a gym owner,” Hayden continues. “I want to be able have the knowledge, the experience and the training to interact with my staff, my clients and my business partners within this industry.”
So what is it like for Hayden being back at school studying Personal Training his course? We quizzed Hayden on the three biggest lessons he has learned since becoming an Institute student.
1. Studying is easy if you’re interested in the subject matter
“Because I’m interested and can apply what I am learning,” Hayden says. “I have always found this course easy and enjoyable.” Sinking his teeth into everything from muscle building, fat-loss and functional fitness techniques, Hayden has found motivation comes easy due to the practical nature of Master Trainer study.
2. It changed his own workouts
Hayden spends a big chunk of his life in the kitchen, but you wouldn’t know that watching him in the gym. Despite already knowing his way around a gym, Hayden is reaping the benefits of a more in depth knowledge of fitness and exercise technique. “I feel it has made my own personal time in the gym much more beneficial”. “It’s pretty cool when what you learn in the classroom can actually be applied straight away and practiced in your own training.”
3. Understanding the psychology behind fitness is just as important
“Because I am also a fitness business owner, one of the best things I have learnt about is understanding the psychology of the different types of people you encounter in the gym. Different things make different people tick. It’s just a little thing, but it can completely shift the coaching experience for you and your clients”.
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