Registered Fitness Professional

Nigel Nigel James
Gatton, QLD
270 0-120 is a NEW PROFESSIONAL
- Limited experience
- Initial education

- Some industry experience
- Developing networks
- Further education

- Commitment to learning
- Extensive experience
- Multiple references

290-300 is an INDUSTRY LEADER
- 12+ years industry experience for 300 rating

Registration ID# 18766



Industry Experience

19 years

FITREC Certificate



EXP 20-MAY-2021

A Bit About Me

From a truck driving and farming background, I completed training in 1999 at the Australian Institute of Fitness in Perth.

As a 40 year old bloke, I didn't fit into the young trendy membership gym scene, so I worked at the Bunbury Regional Prison as a fitness instructor and then started a small personal training business.

A move to Rockhampton, in 2004 provided further opportunities for my business including gentle-gym for older adults and working with community care service providers.

Since 2010 I have worked my business west of Brisbane, involved within the mental health, drug & offender rehabilitation and disability sector.

My focus in recent years has been as a wellness coach and counsellor. It is to provide options for individuals to take control of their personal fitness journey by becoming the change agent for their own destiny.
Im a big believer in people taking ownership of their own lives and relying less on others to sort out their health issues.

References  (70/100) View All

I have known Nigel since Sep 2019 when he assisted me with several gardening projects. More recently Nigel has been mentoring me with my Health & Wellness journey giving me guidance in healthy eating habits & putting together an exercise program to aid me in rebuilding my muscle tone & generally regain my fitness after a period of chronic pain and fatigue. I have found the sessions with Nigel very engaging & informative, he has been extremely patient & supportive at the same time & is deeply passionate about promoting living your best life through healthy eating & consistent active exercise whether it's working out, working in the garden or walking the dog everything counts.

Linda Stirling, CLIENT
Nov 2020

I'm writing this reference for Nigel James who I have known since 2011. He has both encouraged and participated with me in various cycling events around Brisbane. We have also participated in fitness sessions over the years and although he doesn't ride daily as I have continued to do, as a health coach he does genuinely support me in my wellness regime.

Paul Schmidtke, CLIENT
Sep 2020

Nigel has been working with me for over 6 months. He is supporting me through health assessments and one-on-one assistance as I improve my health and better manage my weight. I like the way he tells me to put my big boys pants on and take ownership of this situation rather than allowing me to blame someone or something else. I have committed to a 12 month wellness program during the duration of 2021 and am grateful to have his support as I travel this journey.

Kailen Deegmulder, CLIENT
Nov 2020

Work History  (100/100)

Wellness Coach Jan 2017 - Current
Fitness Trainer Jan 2016 - Dec 2016
Serco - Southern Queensland Correctional Centre
Recreational Officer Feb 2014 - Mar 2015
Save the Children - Nauru
Recreational Officer Jan 2013 - Dec 2014
Salvation Army - Manus Island
Recreational Support Jan 2010 - Dec 2012
Personal Trainer Jan 2005 - Dec 2009
Fitness Trainer Feb 2000 - Dec 2004
Bunbury Regional Prison
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Education  (100/100)

First Aid Expires May 2021
CPR Expires Feb 2022
Police Check Issued May 2020
Working with Children Expires Nov 2021
Nutrition Psychology Aug 2020
Well College Group (Cadence Health)
QFIT Functional Movement Summit Oct 2016
Queensland Fitness Conference
Consumer Wellness Advocate Aug 2016
Wellness Constructs
Dip of Counselling Oct 2015
Academy of Counselling
Level 2 Wellness Coaching Jul 2015
Wellness Coaching Australia
Level 1 Wellness Coaching May 2015
Wellness Coaching Australia
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE) Nov 2012
Plenty Training
FR A60
Adult/Youth Mental Health First Aid Course Jul 2012
Mental Health First Aid
Cert IV in Disability Aug 2011
Gitana Training
Cert III in Health Service Assistance Jan 2005
TAFE Sth West Regional College
Diploma of Exercise Science and Fitness Management Jul 2004
Australian Institute of Fitness - RTO 121508
FR A60
Certificate IV in Fitness Apr 2003
Australian Institute of Fitness - RTO 121508
FR A60
Certificate III in Fitness Apr 2003
Australian Institute of Fitness - RTO 121508
Master Personal Trainer Apr 2003
Australian Institute of Fitness - RTO 121508
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