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Meet your Massage Coach, Ryan Sullivan!
October 8, 2018

At the Australian Institute of Fitness we pride ourselves on the quality of our coaches. They are all significantly experienced health and fitness professionals, who are passionate about empowering you to excel in your chosen career. 

Some of them even started their new career by studying at the Institute, and they can bring a really interesting approach in the classroom as they know exactly what it feels like to be in the student’s position.

In this post we put the spotlight on Coach Ryan Sullivan from Queensland, who has been one of the Institute’s success stories! 

How would you describe your time as a student of the Institute?

I studied my Certificate IV in Fitness in 2009 and it was the best training experience I ever had! I even fell in love here (to my now fiancé, Rose who was a fellow student) so every day I know I made a great choice!

Did you find work straight away, and if so what did you do?

I found work ready and waiting before I had even finished my Diploma of Remedial Massage, before I knew it I had transitioned from learning new and amazing skills to working in a leading physiotherapy clinic on Bribie Island. I had interesting clientele including war veterans and loved my new career.

What have been your career highlights?

I think that out of all the things I have experienced in this industry the moments that really stand out from the rest have been when I worked with the elite sporting teams, including the Broncos, Wallabies, Reds, Brisbane International Tennis Tournament, ACT Comets and many others.

How did you end up being an Institute Coach and what’s it like?

I was still in touch with one of my original Fitness Coaches, and I heard from her the Institute were looking for a new team member. I had got to the point in my career where I really wanted to teach others and help them change their lives, so it seemed like the perfect opportunity for me. I feel like my purpose in life is to push others forward and help them be the best that they can possibly be, and I get to do that every day working at the Institute!

Are you still a Massage Therapist?

I absolutely am, I have been helping people now for 11 years and loving every moment of it! I fit clients in between coaching at the Institute. 

What can students expect in your classroom?

You can expect an incredibly fun environment with your tribe while learning so much about the industry and how to succeed. In my class you will learn what to do and the right way to do it.

Why should people study Massage at the Institute? 

I have worked in other massage RTO’s and I can confidently tell you that the Australian Institute of Fitness is the leader when it comes to course content, keeping up to date, student dedication and motivation. If you want to study at the best place with the best coaches who have immense passion in massage, the health industry and YOU, this is the place for you!

If you are interested in getting qualified as a Remedial Massage Therapist with the industry leaders, enquire here or call 1300 669 669!

This content is not intended to be used as individual health or fitness advice divorced from that imparted by medical, health or fitness professionals. Medical clearance should always be sought before commencing an exercise regime. The Institute and the authors do no take any responsibility for accident or injury caused as a result of this information.

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