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Cherina Grey, AIPT Fitness Graduate

Proving there are no barriers to achieving your fitness goals, Cherina Grey has become a qualified Personal Trainer with the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers at 53 years of age

Based in Narrabri, Cherina began her fitness journey after quitting a 20 year smoking habit which had limited her to not even being able to run 100 metres. At the age of 46, she began short walks and exercising, before joining a gym.  As Cherina’s personal outlook on health changed, so too did her passion for learning more about fitness.

During one of her workout sessions, Cherina noticed a sign promoting the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers, however believed she was too old to start a new career in fitness.  Her new found passion for fitness was noticed by Anytime Fitness Trainer, Vesna Sloman, who encouraged her to undertake the Complete Personal Trainer^ and later became her Mentor during practical course elements.

Initially apprehensive about studying and the challenge ahead, Cherina credits the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers’ Support Team for making it through.

“At times it was a real challenge, but with lots of help from the support team I made it through.  I am sure I would not have graduated without their help”.

With a goal to help women evolving through their mid-life window and wanting more from life, Cherina has la wealth of advice for future AIPT students.

“Don’t procrastinate with your study. Pace yourself with a well-planned schedule.  Do the research as the need arises. Don’t be lazy. You will need it all.”

“[I] would never have imagined having this qualification at this stage in my life.”

Currently working at Anytime Fitness Narrabri, Cherina is thrilled to be a part of a team that shares skills and knowledge to improve her abilities as a Personal Trainer.  She is excited about her future in an ever-expanding industry, dedicated to helping people on a personal level.

Cherina has no hesitation in recommending the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers as a a quality fitness education provider.

“The Australian Institute of Personal Trainers has a very comprehensive course, covering a wide number of topics very relevant to being properly equipped for the fitness industry”.


^The Complete Personal Trainer course consists of the SIS40210 Certificate IV in Fitness + units of competency required for entry. Please contact us for further details on the course structure.

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