Dreaming of a career in the fitness industry? Prepare to be inspired as we chat to two graduates from Sage Institute of Fitness about their journey to success

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Freshly made… Jacquie Niklaus is about to graduate from Sage Institute of Fitness and she’s already scored a great job as fitness coach

Why did you decide to study with Sage? I want to be the best! I wanted to attain the highest qualification possible in the fitness industry and take that knowledge with me into a successful career with good training behind me.

What’s been your biggest achievement so far? I graduate in three weeks and I already have a job as a contractor with Goodlife and I have loads of client leads.

What are the most important skills you’ve learnt in your journey? Sage taught me how to communicate with clients and effectively grow my business. I believe that the skills I have to offer, thanks to my training, are second to none and are highly desired within the fitness industry.

What’s next for you? My career goal is to build my business within and outside of the gym. I plan on offering run coaching through a running group and triathlon-specific training to utilise my many years of triathlon and running experience.

Any advice for others considering PT training? If you’re passionate about what you do then pursue it. The rewards will be well worth it!

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The girl boss… Faye Sheridan graduated last year and is making her way as a PT specialising in Pilates

Tell us why you decided to get into the fitness industry… I’ve always been involved in fitness in one way or another and after eight years in the finance industry doing something I didn’t love I decided to make a career out of something I did love.

Why did you choose to study with Sage? They offered the Diploma of Fitness Coaching and I also liked the aspect of being in class and having hands-on experience.

What do you love about your new career? The power of being my own boss and working for myself was a little daunting at first but I wouldn’t have it any other way. I love how diverse my job is day to day and the variety of clients I have and what goals they are trying to achieve – it’s interesting and challenging.

Any advice for budding PTs? If you’re considering a career in fitness, my advice is, DO IT! It’s so rewarding, you’re forever learning and this industry is forever evolving.

If you’re dreaming of a career in the fitness industry, enter our competition to win a scholarship at Sage Institute of Fitness or visit sagefitness.edu.au to find out more about their courses.