Registered Fitness Professional

Mia Mia Blanford
St Leonards, NSW
300 0-120 is a NEW PROFESSIONAL
- Limited experience
- Initial education

120-230 is a DEVELOPING PROFESSIONAL
- Some industry experience
- Developing networks
- Further education

230-290 is an ACCOMPLISHED PROFESSIONAL
- Commitment to learning
- Extensive experience
- Multiple references

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

Registration ID# 92910

Specialisation

Group Exercise

Industry Experience

21 years

FITREC Certificate

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REGISTERED 2 weeks

EXP 14-OCT-2022

A Bit About Me

I have been an instructor and Personal Trainer since 1998 based in both Melbourne and Sydney

I used to teach between 25-30 classes per week as a freelance instructor- healthlands, Pumphouse, FTP, Sydney uni, manly leagues, Inshape, norths.
It was challenging but totally rewarding and fulfilling.

Then I found my home at Fitness First.
I started in 2000 and other than a short break where I lived overseas it’s been the main source of employment, joy, laughter and wonderful friendships.

Now I teach between 10-15 Group Ex classes a week with a focus on Les Mills training systems:
Body Pump, Attack, Combat, Step and Balance.

I also held a Personal training franchise at FF Nth Sydney for 8 years where I specialised in women’s fitness, strength and conditioning as well as pre and post natal trading and fitness.
Now, other than my classes I conduct studio personal training for Individuals, small and large groups.

Mentors / Coaches

Glenn Marsden Oct 2011 - May 2015
GRMPhotography
Adam Blanford Dec 1997 - CURRENT
Blanford Balancing & Commissioning P/L
Joanna Vasiliadis Dec 1992 - CURRENT
JV Bookkeeping & Accounting Solutions

References  (100/100) View All

Mia Blanford is the reason I still go to the gym. She is an inspiration to everyone as her technique is flawless and she has so much energy and passion for what she does. She is a true professional, always on time, prepared and knows the class material inside out. I have been working out with Mia for over ten years and I hope to have ten more with her! I will give her a glowing reference any time. Jeni

Jeni Lacis, CLIENT
Oct 2020

I’ve been participating in a variety Mia’s group fitness classes for over 10 years. Over that time I have never left a class feeling flat or thinking I could have got more out of it. The classes are tough but with a fun, energetic vibe. Mia has always coached and encouraged each participate so that they are able to achieve their fitness goals. Her classses are extremely popular because of her focus and genuine interest in each individual. More recently, with the opening of her own studio, a friend and I have been having PT sessions with Mia. We have both gained so much from Mia’s coaching. The sessions are tough but are mixed with variety and fun, something to look forward to.

Elizabeth Devlin, CLIENT
Oct 2020

Mia is an exceptional trainer. I have been attending her classes for 5 years and also have had numerous PT sessions with her. I had always been fit however my fitness level and understanding has increased due to her approach to training. She understands physiology and so ensures that she imparts this knowledge during her coaching to help explain the correct execution of the exercise. She is genuine and has the safety and well-being of her clients at the core of her coaching. She is realistic and enthusiastic about goal setting and celebrates her clients wins. She always knows when to push her clients further. She is respected in our fitness community as she trains so many disciplines.

Greeshma Patel, CLIENT
Oct 2020

Work History  (100/100)

Personal trainer/Owner Mar 2020 - Current
Studio g(x)
Group Fitness Instructor Mar 2001 - Current
Fitness first Australia
Personal trainer - Franchisee Jan 2005 - Jan 2013
Fitness First- Franchise
Personal trainer Jun 2001 - Jan 2005
In the Zone Personal Fitness
Group Fitness Instructor Feb 1999 - Jan 2010
LivingWell, FTP, Pumphouse, Fernwood, Inshape etc
Personal trainer Nov 1998 - Jun 2001
Fernwood Fitness
Retail Manager Feb 1991 - Nov 1997
Poltix/Cue/Ojay
Veterinary Nurse assistant Mar 1984 - Mar 1987
Glen Huntly Veterinary Clinic
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Education  (100/100)

First Aid Expires Aug 2022
CPR Expires Aug 2021
Working with Children Expires Aug 2022
Infection Control Training - Covid 19 Jun 2020
Aus Government - Dept of Health
LEVEL C
Anti- discrimination and Equal Opportunity Jan 2020
Adaptive Suite Australia
Privacy for Private Sector 4.0 Jan 2020
Adaptive Suite Australia
Sexual Harassment in The Workplace 3.0 Jan 2020
Adaptive Suite Australia
Work Health and Safety 3.0 Jan 2020
Adaptive Suite Australia
Workplace Bullying 3.0 (AU) Jan 2020
Adaptive Suite Australia
University Certificate in Workforce Essentials Dec 2017
Charles Sturt University
Les Mills BodyBalance AIM 1 Jun 2015
Les Mills
LEVEL B
Les Mills BodyPump AIM 1 Jun 2014
Les Mills
LEVEL B
Les Mills BodyStep May 2014
Les Mills
FR A60
Les Mills BodyAttack AIM 1 Mar 2014
Les Mills
LEVEL B
Certificate IV in Fitness Aug 2007
Australian Institute of Fitness - RTO 121508
FR A60
Master Trainer Aug 2007
Australian Institute of Fitness - RTO 121508
LEVEL B
Personal Training Certificate Aug 2007
Australian Institute of Fitness - RTO 121508
FR A60
Certificate III in Fitness Aug 2006
Australian Institute of Fitness - RTO 121508
FR A60
Les Mills BodyBalance Jun 2005
Les Mills
FR A60
Les Mills BodyStep Jul 2002
Les Mills
FR A60
Les Mills BodyAttack Jul 2001
Les Mills
FR A60
Les Mills BodyCombat Apr 2000
Les Mills
FR A60
Group Exercise Leader Apr 2000
Australian Institute of Fitness - RTO 121508
FR A60
Group Exercise Leader Apr 2000
Australian Fitness Network
FR A60
Les Mills BodyPump Oct 1999
Les Mills
FR A60
Fitness Coaching Jun 1999
Fernwood Learning - RTO 21940
LEVEL B
Bachelor of Arts Mar 1992
University of Melbourne
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Achievements

Launch of Studio g(x) Mar 2020
Studio g(x)  
15+ Years with Fitness First Nov 2019
Fitness First  
Executive Dean’s List May 2019
Charles Sturt University  
Instructor of the Month Mar 2017
Fitness First  
National GFI Nominee if the quarter Jun 2016
Fitness First  
North vs East Body Attack FF Challenge Jul 2015
Fitness First KX and St Leonards  
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