Your Fit Education Team

YOUR FIT EDUCATION TEAM

FIT EDUCATION SPECIALISES IN PROFESSIONAL FITNESS COURSES FOR AMBITIOUS PEOPLE

You can’t become a great coach without the very best teachers. All our courses are taught by experts who don’t just teach fitness – they live and breathe it.

We’ve been delivering Fitness courses in Australia for over 15 years. Talk to us today about coming the next Fitness Industry Professional.

Linda Cioni
Dean of Administration and Student Support
Linda has been engaged in the Vocational Education and Training arena for 20 years, having worked in student support, quality assurance, management and is passionate about the services that Fit Education offers to students. Linda is very supportive of the entire student experience and strives hard to ensure that all queries are resolved as efficiently as possible.
Linda studied a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Anthropology and is an avid traveler who enjoys engaging with people from a variety of backgrounds. Her 20 years' experience in the Training sector shines through in her engagement with students, schools, universities and government departments on a daily basis. She has a great rapport with all our stakeholders, ensuring our services are delivered in professional manner.
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Kurt Perotte
Schools Support Coordinator
Kurt is a part of our Schools Support Coordination team. He is dedicated to using his skills and education to give Fit Education students the best possible experience through his role as Schools Support Coordinator. He is passionate about fitness and has been playing sport his whole life, usually on the cricket pitch or rugby league field.
Entering his 10th season in senior cricket, Kurt currently plays for Sandgate/Redcliffe District Cricket Club. Kurt captained his cricket team to the overall Premiership in the 2017/2018 season. He also holds his club's 2 day batting record with a huge 629 runs. As our Schools Support Coordinator, Kurt ensures his students are balancing both the theoretical and practical elements of their study. Burt has a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science.
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Giovanni Capello
Trainer and Assessor
Gio is an experienced strength and conditioning coach and gym manager / owner. As a teacher he can draw upon many examples that makes the student learning experience more understandable and enjoyable.
Gio has worked with the Queensland Police Force, Aspire Academy of Sports Excellence in Qatar and the Sports Institute of Northern Ireland. Gio first entered the sports and fitness industry as an amateur boxer in 1992. The fitness requirements of boxing led him to expand his knowledge in the area by completing a fitness leader certificate and qualifying as a gym instructor. He’s never looked back, gaining satisfaction in changing people's lives through health and fitness. His knowledge sees him conducting training for Squash Australia and several highly regarded Queensland schools. He specializes in strength and conditioning, boxing training, and is a member of the Australian Strength and Conditioning Association. Gio has a Masters of Exercise Science.
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Craig Walker
Careers Adviser
Fitness plays an important part in Craig’s life. He can often be seen dropping "watt bombs" on his bike, along the Coro Drive bike way and at the Nundadome. His signature move is the brake check, His other passion is pumping out bicep curls in the squat rack during his lunch break.
Craig previously worked in the financial and stockbroking industries. He could regularly be seen on the Sky Business News providing market updates. However he decided that his real passion was with helping people with their health and fitness. Craig has dropped 15kg in his career change
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Anthony Burke
Trainer and Assessor
Anthony originally chose a career as a Personal Trainer because he wanted to feel good about the service that he was selling, and wanted to know that he was helping people improve their lives. As a Personal Trainer he has helped clients, friends and family to improve their general health, self-esteem and to achieve their sporting goals.
Anthony has held many senior and leadership positions throughout his career, from running his own successful PT business to owning clubs within the Jetts and Fernwood fitness groups. Anthony is currently Director of Distinction Fitness and is part of the Fit Education Training and Assessment team, supporting students with Certificate, Diploma, First Aid and CPR courses.
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Aitor Satrustegui
Marketing
Aitor is head of poetry, geography and history at Fit Education. He also speaks and can write poetry in Italian, Spanish, French and Australian. Aitor's mantra is based around the deep squat feelings.
Aitor has written a couple of poetry books and produced a number of movies.
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Brian Kerle
Coach
Brian Kerle has spent a lifetime playing basketball, selecting and nurturing great talent. Over 13 seasons he coached 456 NBL games. twice winning Coach of the Year, two successive NBL titles with St Kilda (1979 and 1980) and a fifth place at the World Club Championships (1981). He took the Brisbane Bullets to five NBL grand finals in seven seasons, winning two championships (1985 and 1987).
Brian has a record few coaches can match in NBL history. He has been Assistant Coach of national teams at World Championships and Olympic Games. Additional information will show as a toggle box, below your member's biography. [?]ames, and has been one of the most successful basketball coaches in Australian basketball. His contribution to the game at all levels has been profound, demonstrated by his induction into the NBL Hall of Fame in 2006. Since leaving the competitive basketball scene, he has continued coaching in schools, clubs and coaching clinics throughout Queensland. He also worked at Sport and Recreation Queensland where he ran various sports programs including ‘Thanks Ref’ and ‘Deadly Sports’. Brian now combines the skills he learnt as a player, coach and business manager to develop excellence on and off the court through the Brian Kerle Basketball Academy. With Brian’s long list of credentials in sports leadership roles at the highest level, students will gain invaluable knowledge and support as they pursue their own careers within the health and fitness industry.
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Dundee Kim
Coach
Initially learning the art of boxing to protect himself from bullies, Dundee Kim harnessed his skills to become a two-time amateur boxing champion in South Korea.
Dundee migrated to Australia to become the Associate Director of International Relations, and then Regional Director of International Relations at James Cook University before founding Dundee’s Boxing & Fitness in Brisbane. Dundee is a world champion strength and conditioning coach and is frequently seen in Jeff Horn’s corner at major title fights. Some of Dundee’s notable credentials 2007: Most Outstanding Performer in Marketing, James Cook University Brisbane 2009: Qualified as a Personal Trainer and completed Certificate III and IV 2010: Qualified as a Training Assessor 2000: Graduated with Diploma of Ministry at ACOM in Brisbane 2009: Founded Dundee’s Body Care Trust, trading as Dundee’s Boxing & Fitness 2011: Created own boxing program which has been accredited by Fitness Australia – Boxing Confidence for Trainer / Certificate I and II (CEC 15 points for Personal Trainers)
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Jody Pavlou
Trainer and Assessor
Jody has been in the fitness industry for over 20 years, most recently managing large fitness centres. She has vast experience in running group fitness classes, personal training, along with strength and conditioning for sporting teams at a variety of levels.
Jody currently Manager for Genesis Fitness. She also teaches group fitness classes, include BodyBlitz, BARRE, Pilates, Schwinn Cycle, freestyle aerobics, boxing, high intensity classes and Step. Jody also runs OneLife, a successful small group training business. Jody also coaches children through Athletics Australia and Touch NSW programs. Jody’s passion is health and fitness and is motivated by seeing her clients achieve their goals every day.
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Chris Weier
Assistant Cleaner
Chris is very passionate about cleaning. His favourite cleaning apparatus is the vacuum cleaner. He can often be seen watching himself vacuum in front of the mirror.
Chris often lacks attention to detail while cleaning. He is working hard and aspires to be the official cleaner. Chris holds a Bachelor of Built Environment, Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Human Movement Studies.
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Katerina Buzinova
Personal Trainer
Katerina is head of Personal Training at Fit Education. She is passionate about helping others with their health and fitness. Also known as the Czech Chainsaw..... to those that know.
The Chainsaw has spent time as a boxer, weight lifter, trail runner, and triathlete. Often seen (or not seen) dancing in front of the mirror with the music up loud when no one is watching.
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What can Fit Education Do For You?

Certificate III & IV in Fitness

A Certificate III/IV in Fitness bundle is our most popular course package, allowing you to work as a gym instructor and personal trainer in Australia. Fit Education offers a comprehensive learning package for the full Certificate III and IV, which prepares you for success in the fitness industry.

Diploma of Fitness

The Diploma of Fitness is designed for industry current Personal Trainers who are looking to take the next step in their career. From building your PT business; to recruiting staff and trainers; to being a Franchisor or Franchisee; to managing a gym or multiple gyms; the Diploma of Fitness teaches the skills needed to take your career to the next level.

Diploma of Sport Development

This course teaches you skills to work with athletes and advanced personal training clients. Learn about drugs in sport; sports nutrition; sports psychology; strength and conditioning; technology in sport; research in fitness; advanced personal training; and marketing.  Gain practical experience from strength and conditioning professionals.

Certificate II in Sport and Recreation

A Certificate II in Sport and Recreation allows you to work as a Community Coach or Recreation Assistant. Use this course to start your sport coaching career. Learn what it takes to be a great coach; fundamental motor skills; coaching practices; and what it takes to work in sport and recreation.

LEARN FROM THE BEST

Our team has a wide variety of experience in the health and fitness industry: from strength and conditioning professional sporting teams across Australia and internationally; to working with elite athletes; teaching at university; running successful personal training businesses; and working with a variety of schools. Be inspired and motivated by our team.

YOUR SUCCESS IS OUR GOAL

Our goal is to produce graduates that are in demand. Fit Education combines highly practical courses, with a strong theoretical background, to prepare you for a successful career in the sport and fitness industries. Fit Education graduates are successfully improving the health and performance of people / athletes around the world. They include World Champion coaches and strength and conditioning staff (and athletes): award winning personal trainers; international level crossfit athletes and coaches; successful fitness business owners; fitness influencers; group fitness instructors; part-time personal trainers; and more…

EXPERIENCE & EXPERTISE

Fit Education is a complete fitness & wellness company. Our team’s extensive experience and knowledge in the fitness industry allows us to provide the most modern and effective training techniques. We cater to people of all ages and fitness levels.

The team at Fit Education have worked with many professional sporting teams, including the Australian Wallabies, Brisbane Broncos, Queensland Reds, Brisbane Bullets, North Qld Cowboys, London Irish Rugby, London Broncos, Bordeaux Beagles, and Fulham Football Club. In addition, we consult to many corporate clients and secondary schools on a range of health & fitness topics.

OUR CREDENTIALS

Our courses: Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30315); Certificate IV in Fitness (SIS40215); Diploma of Fitness (SIS50215); Dipoma of Sport Development (SIS50612) are delivered from the National Training Package (SIS – Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package). Our courses are nationally and internationally recognized. Once you complete your course, you can register and work anywhere in Australia. Want to work abroad? So far, our courses have helped people find work in England, UAE, Scotland, Portugal, Canada and New Zealand. Our Diploma courses are Austudy approved.

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