Winston Hills local Jordan Stack is leading by example when it comes to helping others reach their fitness goals, having secured employment in the industry after completing a Certificate III in Fitness and shedding 70 kilograms.
After embarking on his own fitness journey several years ago, Jordan is now completing a Certificate IV in Fitness at TAFE NSW Meadowbank, while sharing his knowledge and expertise as a group fitness coach at Fit Camp Transformation Centre and Jetts Northmead.
“I’ve really enjoyed studying at TAFE NSW and I’d encourage others who are deaf or hearing impaired to do the same – the teachers have been incredibly accommodating and helpful, and the extra support is always there if you need it,” Jordan said.
“The practical and theoretical knowledge I’ve gained throughout the course has been invaluable, and having gone through my own weight loss journey, I understand the hard work involved and how important it is to take it one step at a time.
“Being a fitness coach is so rewarding – there’s nothing better than seeing smiles on people’s faces when they finish class and helping individuals to reach their goals.”
Research by Fitness Australia shows the vital role the gym plays in the lives of Australians, with consumers reporting that going to the gym or their local fitness studio was one of the activities they missed most during COVID-19 lockdowns.
TAFE NSW Head Teacher of Health and Recreation Sandra Apostolou said it had been an honour to play a part in supporting Jordan’s journey from TAFE NSW to the workplace.
“Jordan is a reflection of the life-changing opportunity TAFE NSW provides students wishing to pursue a career in the field they’re passionate about,” Ms Apostolou said.
“The hands-on training and personalised support TAFE NSW provides helps students set themselves up for success and empowers them to pursue a rewarding career, no matter their circumstances.”
To enrol in a Fitness course at TAFE NSW, visit www.tafensw.edu.au or call 131 601.
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