Michael Betts - CEO at TRAINFITNESS

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Michael Betts

Michael started his career in the fitness industry in 1985 as a group exercise instructor. He started one of the very first Personal Training companies in Brisbane, Australia in the late '80s. He then shared his knowledge and skills, moving into education and training in the early '90s, opening his first training company, The Institute for Fitness Professionals (Queensland). After many years of presenting at international fitness conventions, in '98 he moved to the United Kingdom and started TRAINFITNESS (formerly Fitness Industry Education Limited). Under Michael's stewardship, TRAINFITNESS has become one of the largest training providers of fitness qualifications in the UK. He has a passion for fitness which he applies to every aspect of his life.

Afternoon Exercise & Blood Sugar
17 Jul, 2024 • General Fitness /

Afternoon Exercise & Blood Sugar

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition characterised by insulin resistance and elevated blood sugar levels. Managing this condition effectively is crucial to prevent complications such as cardiovascular disease, neuropathy, and nephropathy. Exercise is a well-established method to improve glycaemic control in individuals with type 2 diabetes. Recent research from…

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A Guide to Attract More PT Clients
17 Jul, 2024 • Personal Training /

A Guide to Attract More PT Clients

Attracting and retaining clients is a primary concern for all of us all as personal trainers, especially in a competitive environment such as a health club. This article provides researched-based tips and practical examples to help us increase our client base. We give special attention to those working within health…

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Hormones and Rest-Pause Training
17 Jul, 2024 • Personal Training /

Hormones and Rest-Pause Training

Resistance training is a cornerstone of fitness regimes, particularly for those aiming to build muscle strength and hypertrophy. Recent studies have shed light on the significant hormonal responses elicited by various resistance training exercises, providing valuable insights for us as personal trainers. Moreover, innovative training techniques like rest-pause have been…

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Helping Disabled Clients be More Active
9 Jul, 2024 • General Fitness /

Helping Disabled Clients be More Active

In our position as fitness professionals, it’s essential we understand the unique needs and challenges faced by clients with disabilities to provide them with safe, effective, and inclusive exercise programmes. A recent study titled “Identifying and prioritising strategies to optimise community gym participation for young adults with cerebral palsy: an…

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Sports Performance Recovery Through Massage
9 Jul, 2024 • Massage /

Sports Performance Recovery Through Massage

As fitness professionals, we are constantly on the lookout for effective methods to help our clients achieve optimal performance and recovery. Massage therapy is one such tool that has gained significant popularity over the years. However, its efficacy has often been a topic of debate. A comprehensive systematic review by…

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