Who we are.

    The leader in ongoing fitness and wellness education.

    From fitness fanatics to industry leaders

    Australian Fitness Network – or ‘Network’ as it’s known – was launched in 1987 to service the needs of those working in the fitness industry.

    Established by Nigel Champion, Greg Hurst and Dr Garry Egger as the ‘Fitness Leader Network’, in 1999 we became ‘Australian Fitness Network’, a name reflecting the expansion of the industry from consisting purely of fitness instructors, to encompassing all areas of fitness, from facility owners and managers, to gym instructors and personal trainers.

    In 2019 Network was acquired by the Australian Institute of Fitness (AIF) to support the need for ongoing education for Personal Trainers, Massage Therapists and fitness enthusiasts.

    Today AIF's Network is proud of its mission to be the leading source of information and professional development in fitness. We strive to provide you with innovative, inspiring and valuable subscriber benefits to motivate, focus and challenge you in your fitness career.


    What is Network?

    Network is a premium education provider that offers a broad range of upskilling courses for fitness and wellness professionals.

    With an unrivalled variety of continuing education courses, across areas from strength training and functional anatomy, to pregnancy and nutrition, Network can help you stay at the forefront of our constantly evolving industry and reach your full potential as a fitness professional.

    With Network, you can study when and wherever you want thanks to our online learning platform IGNITE. Whether pursuing an area of personal interest or earning CECs/CPDs for industry registration, you’ll have access to mobile-friendly courses that can be studied in bite-sized chunks. With courses ranging from one to multiple hours in duration, and new courses frequently added to our IGNITE learning platform, you’ll have a world of fitness professional development at your fingertips.

    How much do your courses cost?

    Our courses vary in prices and start from $49.00. You can find out the price of each course by viewing their dedicated course page. 

    Where can I access Network?

    You can access Network courses wherever and whenever suits you via IGNITE. Network uses AIF’s customised intelligent learning platform, IGNITE, to deliver a personalised learning platform that can be used on the go - online or offline. Do work or family commitments mean you can’t put aside three hours at the weekend to sit at a computer? No worries, with Network you can grab 15 minutes between clients to access courses on your phone or tablet.

    Traditional learning is now history, and Network is leading the way with professional development wherever and whenever you want it.

    Who is Network for?

    Network is for Personal Trainers, Group Fitness Instructors and fitness business operators - as well as for fitness enthusiasts looking to grow their knowledge in specific areas.

    To remain registered with an industry registration body, such as AUSactive (formerly Fitness Australia) or Physical Activity Australia, fitness professionals need to undertake regular professional development. FITREC also encourages ongoing learning for fitness professionals. Network is by far the best and easiest way to do this, offering a huge variety of courses delivered via a flexible and easy-to-use education platform.

    What can I learn on Network?

    Whether you’re looking to further your personal knowledge or need to earn credits for your professional development, Network offers 100+ courses across areas including nutrition, strength training, functional anatomy and more!

    With the most diverse range of courses in the industry, and new courses frequently added, the upskilling possibilities are endless. Click here to check out our full range of courses.

    What is the difference between Network Originals & Licensed courses?

    Network Original courses are exclusive Network content with hundreds of CECs/CPDs attached. Licensed courses are those which have been independently created by industry professionals and licensed to Network to deliver via our platform.

    Can Network help me get insured as a Fitness Professional?

    Yes! Network partners with Gallagher, an international insurance brokerage firm, to deliver public liability and professional indemnity insurance, which you need in order to work in any Australian fitness facility. These insurance policies have been specifically designed to protect fitness professionals against potential legal action from clients and members.

    The Gallagher’s team knows exactly what activities today’s fitness professionals prescribe to clients and participants, and has designed insurance products that cover these needs, providing you with peace of mind. To be eligible for this insurance, you must  be a Network customer .

    *Insurance is available in Australia only.

    What is IGNITE Learning Platform?

    IGNITE is AIF’s customised intelligent learning system, designed to deliver a personalised platform that can be used on the go. Network courses are hosted on IGNITE. 

    How do I sign in to the IGNITE Learning Platform?

    Network courses are powered by IGNITE, which requires a separate sign-in to the Network site.

    You will need to "sign up" when accessing IGNITE for the first time. 

    • "Sign up" with the email account you have used to sign up for Network