The Australian Institute of Personal Trainers announced the winners of the company’s prestigious 2013 Campus Excellence Awards on Friday January 18, 2013 at a gala evening held at the Crowne Plaza, Surfers Paradise. The Campus Excellence Awards celebrate the significant contribution to the development of fitness professionals through fitness education by the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers Campus network.
Over 100 Campus Directors from across Australia attended the event which is now in its second year. Each of the 101 Campus locations and respective Campus Directors were considered for the five awards which were judged by the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers’ Director – Kevin Kalinko, Chief Executive Officer – Kylie Fahey and National Campus Manager – Adam Jacobs.
The Director’s Award for Commitment to the Program was awarded to Coffs Coast’s Campus Director, Duncan Marchant, recognising his remarkable dedication to the success of his students and future of the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers Darwin Campus Program. Going above and beyond his baseline criteria for being a Campus Director, Duncan Marchant embodies the company’s mission to raise the standards and improve the profile of Personal Training in Australia. The owner and operator of Coffs Coast Health Club, Duncan Marchant’s facility is regarded as one of the region’s best and presents a strong community focus with an ongoing support of schools, sports teams, social groups, charities and locals with sponsorship and fitness assistance.
Nominees in this category included – Christian Cook of Northern Beaches – NSW, Andrew McKay of Dubbo – NSW, Chris Holliday of Cairns – QLD, Duncan Maxwell of Mile End – SA and Brett Muller of Albany – WA.
The Most Improved Campus Award was presented to Chermside’s Campus Director, Vanessa Butson for her significant improvement as an Australian Institute of Personal Trainers Campus Director with continual lead generation, enrolment numbers and quality in delivery. Showing leadership and commitment to mentoring her students, Vanessa Butson is dedicated to turning her students into quality Personal Trainers Darwin.
Nominees in this category included – Tracy Innes and Mel Kaufmann of Bateman’s Bay – NSW, Matthew Waugh of Bendigo – VIC, Jason Martin of Hobart – TAS and Duncan Maxwell of Mile End – SA.
The Rookie of the Year Award was awarded to Burnie’s Campus Director, Andrew Keen and acknowledged his work as best performing Campus Director in his first year of operation. He was presented with the award for outstanding student results, his commitment to the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers Darwin Campus Program, adoption of the values of the organisation and his expertise as a fitness educator. As the owner and operator of Healthglo in Burnie, Andrew Keen prides his facility on innovation, ensuring his venue’s is equipped with the latest in gym equipment and his members offered the best in fitness programs. As a family owned and focussed facility, Andrew Keen and his team are adaptable to the changing needs of the families in his local community ensuring all ages are offered the very best in fitness support.
Nominees in this category included – Manuela Jones of Jindabyne – NSW, Jarrod Stacey of Charmhaven – NSW, Jon Davie of Ashmore, QLD, Vanessa Butson of Chermside, QLD, Troy Guyette of Happy Valley – SA and Simon Brook of Mt. Gambier – SA.
The Educator of the Year Award, proudly sponsored by PT Trainee, was presented to Hobart’s Campus Director, Jason Martin, recognising his teaching excellence in the areas of student feedback, student graduation rates and student support. Jason Martin and his team have significantly contributed to the quality of the fitness industry in Tasmania by mentoring students through to graduation.
Nominees in this category included: Angela Saville and Nikki McCarthy Hicks of Campbelltown/Wollongong – NSW, Hollie Goodall of Darwin – NT and Craig Wallace of Bruce – ACT.
The Campus of the Year Award was awarded to Angela Saville and Nikki McCarthy Hicks of the Campbelltown and Wollongong Campuses for demonstrating high excellence across all areas of the Campus Program, consistently delivering outstanding performances at each intake, making the most significant contribution to the success of the students and the organisation as a whole and representing the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers Darwin brand to the highest standard. In 2012, Angela Saville and Nikki McCarthy Hicks were awarded the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers Educator of the Year award. Angela Saville owns and operates Savvy Fitness with the guiding principles of integrity, equality, teamwork, positivity and fitness innovation. This mission has led to Savvy Fitness being recognised by the industry on numerous occasions, including small business awards and being awarded the 2011 Fitness Australia Personal Training business of the Year finalist.
Nominees in this category included: Duncan Marchant of Coffs Coast – NSW, Tracy Innes and Mel Kaufmann of Bateman’s Bay – NSW, Vanessa Butson of Chermside – QLD and Brett Muller of Albany – WA.
“We established these awards in 2012 to acknowledge the vast and talented Campus Directors we have within the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers Campus network. With the fitness industry here continuously growing, we are committed to improving the standards and image of Personal Trainers as well as delivering the best education via our Campus Directors at a state, local and regional level. Each of the winners in this year’s awards has demonstrated their commitment to our company goal and I applaud them for their continual efforts. I would also like to congratulate the nominees of each award category as well as each and every Australian Institute of Personal Trainers Campus Director for their dedication to our students, our future Personal Trainers” said Kylie Fahey, Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers.
With over 100 campuses, one in every capital city and many regional centres, the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers is the largest growing provider of fitness qualifications in Australia. They are committed to delivering fitness educational excellence and are a Registered Training Organisation.
The Australian Institute of Personal Trainers boasts a student graduation rate of 14 times the industry average for publicly funded education driven by strong student support and a hands-on approach plus over 85% of students are employed in the industry when they graduate, with many employed prior to completion of their studies.
The Australian Institute of Personal Trainers delivers Certificate III and IV in Fitness and the Diploma of Fitness. For those wanting to further their business studies, the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers offers courses in a Certificate IV Training and Assessment and a Diploma of Business. Courses in Nutrition Science and First Aid Training are also available.
For further information regarding the indigenous scholarships – www.aipt.com.au