Getting the most out of your course

Jun 26, 2014 | by AIF

If you are looking to take the first step into a career in fitness, the Australian Institute of Fitness’ Master Trainer Program™ is the course for you. But before you get stuck in your studies, we have a few tips for you to ensure you get the MOST out of your course:

Soak Up The Industry

While you are studying, either face to face on campus, or online, you will have the opportunity to meet leading industry professionals and gain advice from their experience. In addition to this, it is vital you immerse yourself and ensure you develop your experience; try as many training techniques as you can find, and trail a bunch of different gyms, and while you are there introduce yourself to the fitness manager. Aim to learn a new technique every week, then implement in your own training to see what it actually feels like.

Get Training

Throughout your course, you will be taught a number of different delivery techniques to take your clients through training sessions. So to develop these skills, take a hour session once/twice a week and take a fellow student or a friend for a session to reinforce what you have learnt that week and gather their feedback.


Practise, Practise, Practise. Talk to and teach someone what you learnt today. It doesn’t matter who, just anyone that will listen. Perhaps offer to buy them a coffee in return for their time.


If you are studying on campus, you will be immersed in fitness, not just in the classroom, but in the gym as well. So be prepared to workout daily, bring a change of clothes and your workout gear and get ready to get sweaty! Buy a packet of highlighters. You will need them for the Bones and Muscles sessions.

Get To Know Your Coach

Your coaches are there for your support to ensure you have a firm understanding of all aspects of the course. If you have a question about a certain topic, or would like a coach to explain a module in more detail, let them know and book in a time outside of class to sit down one in one.

Get A Mentor

Whether it is a Personal Trainer from your local gym, or a business owner, get an experience from who ever you can and learn as much as you can.

Meet Your Scout

Your Career Scout is your go-to for all things fitness industry. They are their to connect you with industry professionals and industry professionals so you are ready and raring to go as soon as you finish your Master Trainer course. Your Scout can also help you with writing your resume for the fitness industry and even provide you with interview tips!

Attend a F.I.R.E Night

F.I.R.E stands for Fitness Industry Recruitment Expo, and they are THE event to attend while you are studying, or even come back to one once you have finished your course. F.I.R.E Nights are mini expos held on campus where we invite a bunch of our Career Partners to come along and share what a career with their business would be like. They are a great opportunity to meet and greet potential employers, arrange your training experience hours, learn from industry leaders and even book in a job interview!



At the Australian Institute of Fitness (AIF), we are no stranger to the competitive and evolving nature of the fitness industry. That’s why we remain the #1 fitness educator since 1979. We continuously raise the bar by providing the best education and resources through dynamic and hybrid training methods that mould to your lifestyle. We are strong believers in evidence over fads, so you can be assured your training with AIF will solidify your career for the long-term.

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