inspiration for extraordinary fitness careers


Issue 10


Is 2022 the year of the facelift? It certainly is – for Raising the Bar, that is!

Earlier this year, we asked you – members of the fitness industry – how you prefer to consume information. The consensus was that online, mobile-responsive layouts is the preferred format as it best caters to your on-the-go lifestyles!

Therefore, in the adaptive style that FITREC is known for, your wish = our command; and so, we are ecstatic to unveil the newly formatted Raising the Bar eMagazine!

As always, we welcome your feedback on this new layout (and anything else for that matter), so please don’t hesitate to share what you love, like or loathe about this issue by emailing [email protected].

We look forward to hearing from you and hope you enjoy this new reading experience.


Dennis Hosking
Founder & Managing Director
FITREC & HealthyPeople


Jane Waller, Wayne Clarke & Ross Campbell

We caught up with fitness friends (Jane Waller, Wayne Clarke and Ross Campbell) from around the globe, to see how their local markets have fared in the wake of the pandemic.

Ryan Hogan

The fitness industry is filled with challenges that can negatively impact the success of your fitness business. Ryan Hogan shares three of them, as well as activities to help you overcome them.

Sean Greeley

Sean Greeley reveals the secret recipe to taking your PT business to unprecedented new levels of success, even during the tough times.

Ken Baldwin

Engaging the active ageing population in your fitness business is easier than you think. Ken Baldwin explains.

Carly Taylor

Mindset Coach Carly Taylor, uses Japanese Psychology and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to teach people how to live well. Read on to learn more.

Rod Macdonald

Life coaching strategies can help your clients achieve unprecedented results and unlock the greatest version of themselves. Rod Macdonald explains.

Rachel Young

FITREC’s DNA Ambassador, Rachel Young, used to believe that it was best to have a “stiff upper lip” approach to life and knuckle down and crack on with it all. However, the pandemic gave her time to reflect, re-evaluate, refocus and dramatically change her approach to some things. Read on to share in her thoughts…

Tommy Trout

Are you ready to start working with clients with a disability? Tommy Trout shares his tips to getting started.


You’ve done the thinking and now it’s time to go for it by becoming a Fitness Professional (e.g. personal trainer). Back yourself! There’s nothing more rewarding than seeing your motivation for health and wellbeing turn into a financial success. So where to start? This guide provides you with a quick-start reference to help you get off the ground.

The Embrace Hub

A new initiative from the Body Image Movement and the Body Confident Collective is enabling every one of us to play a role in making a positive impact on millions of children. Read on to learn more.

Steve Grant

TikTok used to just be a fun app for tweens, but this isn’t the case anymore. Personal trainers and businesses from within the fitness industry are all using it to promote their business and widen their audience. Steve Grant explains what you need to know about TikTok and how you can use it in your fitness business.

Nancy Casu

Fitness and functional ageing specialist Nancy Casu, mastered Zoom to keep her older adult clients engaged during lockdowns. What she didn’t expect, was what happened when lockdowns lifted...


Introducing Cindy Rella, an impressive fitness professional who's well on her way to achieving the ultimate 300-point FITREC education rating.


Friends of FITREC are respected industry suppliers. Check out these leading industry suppliers and what they can do for you.


Beyond registration and support for professionals, FITREC has backed many industry events, launched a magazine designed for industry professionals and developed a free session tracking tool to help professionals maintain client records more effectively.

Healthy People

There's no one place to find your next candidate, you need to use multiple channels! With HealthyPeople we will give you 3 job boards + more!