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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.
  • Written By

    Jeremy Boyd

    Category

    Personal Training, Programming

    Posted On

    5 June 2014

    With the growth of the Internet and the ever increasingly diverse amount of information, understanding how to program effectively for clients seems to be becoming more confusing rather than less. In fact, visit most commercial sites and you’ll find articles talking about the conjugate method and it’s value in strength training, post activation potentiation (PAP) and it’s importance for power development and the importance of rest periods specified to the nearest second to maintain metabolic stimulus.

  • Written By

    Jeremy Boyd

    Category

    Personal Training, Programming, Rehabilitation

    Posted On

    22 May 2014

    In recent years, shoulder pain has become more and more common in fitness enthusiasts. Historically, it was more common in men and typically the result of too great a bias towards training the upper body (every day is chest day syndrome). Now however, it’s becoming more and more common and it’s not entirely down to training your chest too much.

  • Written By

    Richard Scrivener

    Category

    Personal Training, Programming

    Posted On

    20 May 2014

    For many years Personal Trainers, sports teams and gym goers alike have all, at least at one point in time, used Tabata training. The recipient on the end of a Tabata workout knows exactly what’s in store for him/her: 4 minutes of ‘unpleasantness’, in the form of high intensity exercise with the well-established arrangement of 20 seconds work and 10 seconds of rest. Many variations of the Tabata workout have been performed over the years, some using equipment such as kettlebells, some running multiple rounds of the 4 minute protocol and some using traditional loaded resistance exercises like squats and presses. But what really is Tabata?

  • Written By

    Richard Scrivener

    Category

    Personal Training, Programming

    Posted On

    20 May 2014

    The ‘metabolic rate’ is often cited as an important factor when it comes to energy expenditure; furthermore High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is reported to increase metabolic rate above that of other forms of training, such as steady state or longer, slower cardiovascular training.

  • Written By

    Richard Scrivener

    Category

    Core Training, Personal Training, Rehabilitation

    Posted On

    20 May 2014

    The ‘core’ is often thought of, and trained as, a body part which requires special attention; a body part that deserves a training day dedicated solely to its development (“I’m training legs and abs/core today”) and a body part who’s dysfunction or weakness leads to injury and poor performance. Indeed there is scientific evidence to support all these views; for example it is often claimed that in low back pain sufferers, deep core muscles do not ‘fire’ as quickly as they should- but how on earth does one target a single, very small, deep muscle amongst the “29 pairs of muscle that support the lumbo-pelvic-hip complex”?

  • Written By

    Jeremy Boyd

    Category

    Personal Training, Programming

    Posted On

    20 May 2014

    One of the challenges facing the average exerciser today is the sheer variety of exercise options available to them. Part of the confusion regarding what type of exercise to partake in is the supposed benefits. Additionally, certain types of exercise promise greater, quicker or better results than others.

  • Written By

    Jeremy Boyd

    Category

    Personal Training, Programming

    Posted On

    20 May 2014

    Over the last 5 years or so, there’s been a definite movement away from traditional steady state cardiovascular exercise in the fitness community. As a result, like almost everything health and fitness related, there’s divided opinion on whether it’s any good for you and if it is, what it’s good for.

  • Written By

    Tom Godwin

    Category

    Personal Training

    Posted On

    20 January 2014

    There are a good number of fitness conventions and shows in the UK now, so for you guys who are unsure of which are the best to go to here are the key ones for 2014!

  • Written By

    Tom Godwin

    Category

    Exercise Referral, Personal Training

    Posted On

    20 January 2014

    About asthma and why personal trainers should be aware of its implications, ensuring their clients are screened effectively.

  • Written By

    Hazel Goudie

    Category

    Personal Training

    Posted On

    2 December 2013

    In the current economic climate we as personal trainers need to be mindful of the various ways to continue to attract clients and keep them adhering as well as maintain the marketing and promotion of our services as economically as possible. Below are 10 ways to do this and help you to continue doing the job you love!