Paul Hooper, 38, AIPT On-Campus Facilitator
“I don’t believe it’s ever too late, if you’ve got the passion, you’ve got the drive”
Working as a Construction Project Manager for 13 years, I wanted more for my career – something I could fit around family life and that also meant I could motivate and inspire others to get active.
Being a successful junior golfer, A- grade Rugby Union player and International mixed netball player, sport and fitness has always been a huge part of my life from a young age. It wasn’t until I began testing my mind and body by competing as a Natural Bodybuilder that I decided to turn my passion for health and fitness into my career.
Now I have my own fitness business, Paul’s Body Engineering, and train a number of clients at EzyFit Health and Fitness Club on the Sunshine Coast. My extensive health and fitness background has allowed me to offer one-on-one personal training, competition prep, weight loss programs and online coaching.
My business acumen also meant I could contribute to the education of future fitness professionals so I made the decision to become an on-campus Facilitator at the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers Kawana campus.
I manage and deliver the Certificate III and Certificate IV in Fitness to AIPT students and believe it enables students to get a feel for what it’s like working in the industry. Students get to do everything a Personal Trainer would do. You train like a Personal Trainer, you are trained by Personal Trainers and it’s hands-on, so you get a real life gym experience.
I love being able to prepare my students for their own success, equipping them with specialist knowledge in weight management, strength and conditioning training as well as chronic fatigue recovery and contest preparation.