It’s official! Sage Fitness to partner with the Australian Institute of Kettlebells

Australian Institute of Kettlebells - Sage Institute of FitnessFunctional Fitness is everywhere. Today, more and more gyms and fitness businesses around the country have functional training zones, hold classes and are embracing the functional fitness (aka functional training) philosophy to achieve fantastic – and useful – fitness results.

As always, Sage Institute of Fitness is staying ahead of the curve in the ever-evolving fitness industry. With kettlebell training and functional fitness becoming some of the most popular fitness regimes embraced in recent times, Sage has chosen to partner with the Australian Institute of Kettlebells, allowing our students to graduate with a ‘Master Functional Trainer’ certificate as part of their course. This partnership will equip them with the information and skills in the areas of programming mobility, kettlebells, battling ropes, power bags and suspension training.

Sage’s Training Manager, Andre Sammut announced, “We are all about innovation at Sage and ensuring our courses evolve to keep up-to-date with the latest fitness trends and industry needs. By partnering with the Australian Institute of Kettlebells, our students will graduate with an even greater knowledge and skill set to start their fitness careers.”

The standard of education at Sage is already high. Unlike others, all courses at Sage are delivered on campus, requiring face-to-face learning from highly qualified, industry-leading trainers with real-life experience. Students must also undergo a compulsory 120-hour work placement, allowing them to put their learnings and skills into practice, along with building a professional network outside their course.Sage Fitness logo

“Sage has positioned itself as the leader in the delivery of fitness education. They are designing and delivering the most current, innovative and progressive diplomas within the fitness industry,” explains Australian Institute of Kettlebells Director, Dan Henderson.

“We wanted to partner with leaders and be part of a qualification that is world first. There is a great alignment between our values and visions as we endeavour to produce a ‘new breed of trainer’ that is equipped with world-class education and knowledge.”

Functional fitness essentially involves training people to become prepared for their real-life activities. This vital component of health relies on activities to enhance the bodies movements and in turn its function!

Functional fitness through kettlebells - Sage Institute of Fitness

The method has been embraced by the wider fitness community as there are multiple benefits to the clients they serve. Everyday activities become safer and easier as joint function increases. Most exercises are done in a weight bearing position rather than sitting or lying down as with traditional weight training machines.

Functional training recruits and integrates muscle groups across the body, rather than isolating individual muscles helping people improve the way they move and ensuring that the Fitness Coaches who can provide this service are in demand!

Sage is excited about the announcement of this partnership with the Australian Institute of Kettlebells – the additional knowledge gained through this certification gives Sage Fitness graduates yet another competitive edge.

Sage Institute of Fitness – it’s more than a job, it’s a rewarding career.

Vicki Tuchtan

Vicki Tuchtan

Vicki Tuchtan is the Academic Director at Sage Institute of Education. She oversees learning processes, teaching outcomes, resources and course development. A passionate advocate for bettering standards of training in Australia, she is currently writing her PhD thesis on defining quality training in the Australian vocational education sector.
Vicki Tuchtan

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