How to turn your qualification into a business – Melissa Woodward

29 April 2020 FIA Fitnation
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Starting a family and a small business at the same time is not for the faint-hearted. FIAFitnation graduate, Melissa Woodward, took it all in her stride.

Certified Fitness Nutrition Coach™
Founder and Director – Evolution Health Services/Personal Trainer/Massage Therapist

“I finished my Cert IV in Fitness whilst pregnant with my son. My partner and I decided that once he was born we would start our own business, so I could have the flexibility to spend valuable time with him in his early years,” she says.

Evolution Health Services is a family business that aims to provide an holistic approach to weight loss, injury management, and rehabilitation with general fitness goals. Melissa has a passion for helping others feel better, move better and even look better in the process. She says adding nutritional knowledge to her existing experience in remedial massage and fitness rounded out the family business’ full-service model.

“We will add Nutritional Coaching sessions to our Personal Training packages, so clients are supported with great nutritional advice and education while working towards their health and fitness goals.”

Online delivery meant Melissa could complete the diploma while working, caring for a young child and fitting in her own fitness schedule.

“I had studied through FIAFitnation in the past, so I knew they were a high-quality education provider. The study guide gave great direction and the webinars provided that real live interaction for people who find it difficult to focus on just reading,” she says.

“At FIAFitnation, I’m not just another number. I’m a valued client whose future and well-being is important.”


When you study with FIAFitnation, you know that you’re receiving the highest quality of fitness education to maximise your career opportunities. From a gym or floor instructor at our Certificate III entry level to a Specialised Exercise Trainer at a diploma level, FIAFitnation can assist your learning outcomes and career objectives by providing exceptional educational pathways to maximise your impact within the fitness industry.


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