inspiration for extraordinary fitness careers


Issue 5


Hey everyone

What a crazy time we’re in right now! When we released Issue 4, four months ago, I’m pretty sure I didn’t expect to find ourselves in the continued situation we’re in right now.

For those of you who, like us here at FITREC, are based in Victoria and are living through Lockdown 2.0 and trying to run a business under these trying circumstances, our hearts go out to you – we feel your pain and we
share it.

With potentially more time on your hands than you’d like, we figured a bumper issue of Raising the Bar could at least help you enjoy a good spot of reading with authors who have helpful, proven tips that can potentially help you swerve from despair to repair!

Enjoy our pages. Look after yourself and others. And keep being kind. United, we can all pull through this together.

[email protected].

Dennis Hosking
Founder & Managing Director
FITREC & HealthyPeople

Susanna Canon

Take a look at life during lockdown for Susanna Canon, a personal trainer running her own business in Queensland.

Mel Tempest

Health club owner Mel Tempest, shares her first-hand challenges from COVID-19 and the tips that others can take away from her experiences.

Rachel Young

“Diversity”. “Equality”. “Inclusion”. These terms have been used across the world for such a long time but are we really achieving any of them?

Katie Jones

The truth is, your workplace culture can impact your bottom line. Katie Jones explains.


This issue, our Featured FitPro spotlight is on Flic Manning and Murray Player. Press play to learn more.

Steve Jensen

Steve Jensen provides a reality check to help you make more sales during a time when you probably need them most!

Scott Hunt

Scott Hunt explains how becoming registered with the NDIS has expanded his fitness business.


Now, more than ever, we need to have each other’s back. As an industry this includes working together and supporting each other for the benefit of our clients and members, which is ultimately, for the good of our industry. Press play to watch each message of support.

Toni Krasicki 

Toni Krasicki caught up with some of the industry’s most innovative hard-hitters to find out how they’re responding to the pandemic.

Monica Garrett

The whole world is shopping online at the moment and our industry is no exception. Here’s what you need to do, to maximise your online conversions.


Recent research to help your clients get even better results

Paul Taylor

COVID-19 has clearly had a very negative effect on the fitness industry, and is taking a toll on business owners and employees. The below video from Paul Taylor contains some powerful lessons from ancient philosophers and even prisoners of war, that we can all use right now to help position us in a more positive mindset.

Dr. Michael R Mantell, PhD

Recognising opportunities amidst tough times may be the best approach to helping your fitness business survive, according to Dr Michael R Mantell, PhD.

Dennis Hosking

FITREC STATEMENT The current statewide lockdown is truly heartbreaking. Many fitness professionals and businesses in Victoria are having to cope with a loss of, in many cases, 100 per cent of income. Beyond the financial strain, the lockdown is taking a toll on the mental health of us all. Based in Victoria, I and the […]


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