As our culture continues its attack on flab the demand for personal fitness trainers has become as overwhelming as Sydney’s rental market.

To combat the shortage the Education Department has set up a five-week introductory course for young people who wish to land a career in the sport and fitness industry.

The course would cover a range of challenging adrenalin-fuelled activities, including water sports, camping and caving through to abseiling and boxing, course coordinator Jane Dobson from South Sydney Youth Services said.

The program will treat 10 aspiring trainers to a country retreat at the beginning of the course. The program will include both practice and theory, with an emphasis on practice.

An information session will be held on 6 March from noon to 2pm answering all questions regarding the course. A barbecue lunch will be provided after the seminar.

The course is funded by the Education Department and the Links to Learning Program -“ it is free for 16- to 24-year-olds.

The course runs 11 March-9 May at South Sydney PCYC, cnr Elizabeth and Phillip Sts, Redfern. For more info and registration call Jane Dobson on 9310 4996 or email [email protected]

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