The 39-year-old became a household name as a coach on The Biggest Loser, while his 12-week ‘Get Commando Fit’ training program and his relationship with fellow fitness guru Michelle Bridges have only served to raise his public profile.
However, a coaching course currently being promoted by Willis has allegedly come under fire from members of the fitness industry and could be stripped of its accreditation.
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In one advertisement, Willis states the course is “designed by the industry, for the industry” and “the best qualification” he has found.
The Sage Institute website describes the diploma as “cutting-edge”, and states all their training programs are nationally recognised and comply with guidelines set by the government and their training bodies.
Yet according to a Sydney Morning Herald report, the $18,750-a-year diploma has not been endorsed by Service Skills Australia, and is not accepted by Fitness First gyms around the country as a standalone accreditation for personal trainers.
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