Mentoring Personal Trainers Description
Mentoring and developing professionals in the fitness industry is an honour and a privilege.
We provide opportunities to fitness instructors and personal trainers to shadow, debrief and receive feedback from a highly regarded and experienced personal trainer with over 25 years experience.
Newly qualifying personal trainers can be mentored in areas including but not limited to:
- exercise prescription
- exercise programming
- fitness instruction
- gym supervision
- lifting techniques
- spotting techniques
- use of pin loaded and free weight equipment
- gym etiquette
- client liaison
- wellness coaching principles
My name is Tom and I am a 4th year Exercise Physiology & Rehabilitation student at the University of Canberra. Sarah invited me to do an internship with her at Change Coaching Australia during my 3rd year, and I completed over 150 hours of work with Sarah during this time. Sarah introduced me to a wide range of clients that has signed up to the program for different reasons. This was my first exposure to the rehabilitation scene, and provided me with some good experiences that I can take forward into the future with me in my profession. The main highlight for me was seeing how the clients had progressed over the time that I spent with Sarah, and how they overcame obstacles to reach their goals.
Sarah’s style as a personal trainer is very effective, the way she interacts with clients and makes them feel comfortable in her space gets the best results. Sarah is really good friends with all her clients and is available to them at all times to answer any questions they may have in their program. She utilises a tough but caring approach in the gym itself, happy to joke around with you during rest periods but making sure you feel like you’ve achieved something every time you visit her for a PT session. Sarah taught me many things that relate to physiological and mental aspects of the body, and really helped me learn while I was there for my internship.
When certain situations arise Sarah is more than happy to help out all her clients, no matter how hard the task at hand is. She sacrifices her personal time to make sure that all clients can get the appropriate program and teaching they need to improve themselves and their situations. When these situations arise you can be sure the first person talking you through them will be Sarah. It was interesting to see how versatile Sarah can be when approaching different situations no matter the problem presented.
I have taken away many experiences from my time at Change Coaching Australia, and each and every one of them has helped me in my studies to become an exercise physiologist. I would not hesitate to recommend a Change Coaching Australia program to anybody who asked me, Sarah is a complete professional and gets results. – Tom 2015