Personal Trainer & Fitness Blog

The team of personal training and fitness professionals at TRAINFITNESS post regular articles with news and updates about the fitness industry. Our news and articles offer a great resource for all fitness professionals, from Personal Trainers, Group Exercise Instructors, Pilates and Yoga Teachers, or anyone interested in teaching any aspect of fitness.

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Interview with Exercise to Music Instructor Olivia Birchenough
5 Oct, 2020 • Group Exercise /

Interview with ETM Instructor Olivia Birchenough

4 mins read

We took a few minutes to chat to the talented Channel 5 presenter, actor and fitness instructor Olivia Birchenough, we discussed her career, becoming an fx instructor her ETM qualification Tell us a bit about you and what you’re doing at the moment ? For the past 5 years I’ve…

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Learn about our indoor cycling instructor training
4 Oct, 2018 • Group Exercise / Personal Training /

Learn About Our Indoor Cycling Instructor Training

5 mins read

What is Indoor Cycling? Indoor cycling sometimes known as “spinning” is a form of group exercise typically with classes of 15-20 people. These classes are generally set to music, moving to the beat/rhythm of the selected playlist. They are tough and will get your heart rate up and are an…

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What are the Benefits of Circuit Training
16 Feb, 2018 • General Fitness / Group Exercise /

What are the Benefits of Circuit Training

3 mins read

Why Circuit Training is Good for You! Circuit training is a form of training where participants rotate through a number of stations, performing different exercises to time or repetitions, back to back, with minimum rest until the circuit is completed. There are various ways of constructing a circuit, but they…

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How to become a Fitness Instructor
27 Sep, 2017 • Group Exercise /

How to Become a Fitness Instructor

3 mins read

Personal trainer, group exercise trainer, fitness instructor, gym instructor. With a myriad of titles, it’s easy to get lost when looking at a career in the health and fitness industry. How many roles, positions and job titles have you come across in your searches for a training provider? Have you…

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How to deliver a great group exercise class
21 Sep, 2017 • Group Exercise /

How to Deliver a Great Group Exercise Class

6 mins read

Preparation – Dedication – Organisation – Professionalism Choreography Impressions Time Keeping & Professionalism Delivery Technique After the final bell Being prepared to deliver a class is as important as actually delivering the class. A failure to prepare is only going to lead to an unhappy ending.  We asked Katy Moore,…

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TRAINFITNESS and ECAF announce partnership
21 Aug, 2017 • General Fitness / Group Exercise /

TRAINFITNESS and ECAF Announce Partnership

2 mins read

TRAINFITNESS today announced their latest international partnership with ECAF, Colombia.  The partnership will see ECAF delivering workshops of both T3 and fx exercise programmes to fitness professionals in Colombia. Through the partnership, fitness professionals will be trained in the delivery of T3 sessions and fx classes, enabling them to deliver…

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Putting the personal into group exercise
2 Nov, 2016 • Group Exercise /

Putting the Personal Into Group Exercise

5 mins read

Whether you’re teaching six or sixty, it’s important to make clients feel like No.1. With the launch of our high intensity interval training workout, T3, there’s no better time to get to grips with group fitness. Group fitness is more popular than ever, with numerous classes for varying abilities and…

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Build Your Own HIIT Workout
12 May, 2016 • Group Exercise / Personal Training /

Build Your Own HIIT Workout

3 mins read

When it comes to getting the heart racing, a HIIT programme is the remedy required. Short bursts of high energy combined with little rest will have the body screaming, get the metabolism fired and will leave you feeling great after a rush of endorphins . But with endless ideas out…

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Crossfit - good for all, or only for the trained?
16 Mar, 2016 • Group Exercise / Personal Training /

Crossfit – Good For All, or Only for the Trained?

6 mins read

Anytime we talk about Crossfit, who’s listening will largely depend on what’s heard. The proponents of Crossfit will often hear any criticism as the views of a ‘hater’ and the critics will often listen for anything that supports their beliefs and ignore anything else. In order to keep this post…

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How to Teach a Great Group Class
10 Feb, 2016 • Group Exercise / Personal Training /

How to Teach a Great Group Class

6 mins read

Before we get into the specifics of how to teach a great group exercise class, it’s important to clarify that ‘great’ is going to mean different things to different people. There are commonly three reasons that people come to a group exercise class and understanding these a little better may…

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