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Turning Your Fitness Dream into Business Success: The REP100 Story
May 23, 2015

Stewart Powell is an Institute Warrior who has committed his career to helping people across Australia get fit with a product he created called REP100. Here’s how Stewart turned his passion for fitness and his goal to help people, into a successful business.

Getting down to Fitness

Having a passion for fitness his whole life, and acting as a general health and fitness guide to his family and friends, Stewart decided to turn his love of fitness into a career. After constantly getting asked from friends about different and effective ways to lose weight, Stewart decided to invent a single portable device that would adjust to different levels so people of different fitness abilities could easily achieve their ultimate workouts. It was a tedious process, but after a year of working hard on his idea and 11 trials of prototypes;

REP100 was ready. And this was just the start!

Deciding to Join The Institute family

“After inventing REP100, I decided that I needed more knowledge of the fitness industry. I had been in gyms for 30 years but there was so much more to learn!”, “for me it was an easy decision to study with you guys. Being the largest Australian RTO out there I knew I was going to get a quality education from a long standing company. And with so many locations the convenience of being 10 minutes from my home was also very handy!

I loved every minute of my course! The teachers were fantastic and the course was really well laid out, with the perfect amount of theory and practical work. I was one of the oldest in the group, but regardless of what age you were or any other differences that might usually set you apart, the group mixed really well. Our coach got us to set up a Facebook page which was a great idea. We still keep in contact today and it’s a great way to bounce ideas off each other.”

Advice for Fellow Fit-Fanatics

“In my class we had 18 to 55 year olds. Each person had their own reason for doing the course. My journey was different in some ways but in other ways no different to anyone else in the class. We all had a purpose for being there: for some it was about starting a new career, and for others (including me) it was about changing into a new career. Too many people have thought about a career in fitness, but for some reason never follow through.

My advice to anyone that has an idea or a dream is to back yourself. If you want to start a PT business or any business, DO IT. Just remember one thing: It’s not about how bad you WANT it, It’s about how hard you’re willing to WORK for it." 

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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