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The Fitness Zone

Why Should You Become a Master Trainer
August 15, 2014 | by

At the Australian Institute of Fitness, we offer an extra certification alongside our Certificate III and IV in Fitness, called Master Trainer. Jay Divitini, Fitness Coach at the Australian Institute of Fitness explains the benefits.

The Master Trainer program is recognised as a ‘seal of approval’ for graduates that have demonstrated exceptional standards across industry-relevant criteria throughout their course.

The Institute uses six criteria when determining our Master Trainer certification – attendance, attitude, presentation, punctuality, performance and experience. These standards are regarded in the fitness industry as critically relevant to being a superb Personal Trainer.

Outlined below is a brief overview of each criteria and their expectations, along with how they are relevant to when you start your career in the fitness industry.

The Criteria and Relevance to the Industry

Presentation

An Institute Master Trainer dresses in uniform, always looking professional, fit and healthy, and complies with the Friends Commandments in the Essential Information Booklet.

Industry Relevance: A successful Personal Trainer is expected to be in correct uniform and be a walking role model for themselves and the industry.

Punctuality

An Institute Master Trainer is punctual, present, and submits tasks on time.

Industry Relevance: A successful Personal Trainer is expected to arrive at session or appointments on time.

Attitude

An Institute Master Trainer is proactive and positive (a ‘Climber’), supportive and encouraging of all people around them, and complies with the Friends Commandments in the Essential Information Booklet.

Industry Relevance: A successful Personal Trainer is expected to be positive and outgoing, and always be willing to support and offer guidance. A qualification will get you in the door to a gym, but it won’t bring you clients. You need to have a go-getter attitude and be willing to go above and beyond.

Attendance

An Institute Master Trainer completes all components of the Master Trainer program and fully attends all face-to-face sessions.

Industry Relevance: A successful Personal Trainer is expected to be on time and arrive at every session or appointment.

Performance

An Institute Master Trainer strives to do their best and performs personal training to a high standard by meeting the performance criteria in a final assessment based on communication, screening, exercise prescription and technical skills.

Industry Relevance: A successful Personal Trainer is expected perform an array of tasks in the industry at a high standard.

Experience

An Institute Master Trainer has a broad range of fitness experiences and fully completes the Master Trainer Log Book.

Industry Relevance: A successful Personal Trainer is expected to know all the cutting edge information within the industry and keep up-to-date through continuing education.

To be awarded the Institute Master Trainer certificate, you must satisfy all six requirements, and if you do this, we believe you are setting yourself up for success when you enter the industry, as you have more than the required skills.

Why would you want to gain the Master Trainer certification? Because being a Master Trainer is industry recognised and will put you ahead of all of the other Personal Trainers who may be applying for the same dream job you are going for!

About

Jay is a Coach at the Australian Institute of Fitness in WA.

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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