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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

    Hannah Tyldesley

    Category

    General Group Exercise, Personal Training

    Posted On

    15 May 2015

    A 30 minute circuit, sure to get you swinging into the weeekend!

  • Written By

    Hazel Goudie

    Category

    General Fitness

    Posted On

    6 March 2015

    About working with clients with disabilities and the Inclusive Fitness Initiative (IFI).

  • Written By

    Jeremy Boyd

    Category

    Personal Training

    Posted On

    15 December 2014

    Neuro Linguistic Programming is essentially the science of communication via the spoken word. Since the original works of Bandler and Grinder in the 1970’s, more and more people are studying it. But why? What makes the study of language so appealing and valuable?

  • Written By

    Hazel Goudie

    Category

    General Fitness

    Posted On

    12 December 2014

    The Prevalence of Low Back Pain in the UK Low back pain is one of the most common non-life threatening health problems in the UK. It not only creates a huge personal inconvenience and hindrance to individuals, but it also affects the UK financially and as a national community. According to a survey published back in 2000, almost half of the adult population in the UK reported occurrences of low back pain lasting for a minimum of 24 hours during the year. Two further reviews were conducted, one of which focused on the elderly and the other on adolescents, both of which identified high numbers of these populations suffering with low back pain. It appears from the research that the number of people with back pain increases with advancing age, starting in school children and peaking in adults of 35 to 55 years. Additional findings suggested that back pain was just as common in adolescents as in adults. From these studies it can therefore be estimated that four out of every five adults will experience some form of back pain at some stage in their life. It can therefore be predicted that in industrialised countries such as the UK, up to 80% of the population will suffer with back pain at some stage in their life.

  • Written By

    Jeremy Boyd

    Category

    Personal Training

    Posted On

    1 December 2014

    Life coaching can be an incredibly effective method to help people gain a deeper understanding of their own limits and challenges and in doing so, overcome them. That said, it could often fail if the coaches themselves fail to monitor one critical factor.

  • Written By

    Jeremy Boyd

    Category

    Personal Training

    Posted On

    24 November 2014

    Whilst much is made of the ultimate requirement to consume fewer calories than you expend in regards to weight loss, how you train will determine in large part, where that weight comes from. The right training will help you retain muscle and burn fat, whereas the wrong training could actually cause you to burn valuable muscle and reduce your metabolism.

  • Written By

    Hazel Goudie

    Category

    Personal Training

    Posted On

    24 November 2014

    Those of you who work or have worked in the diverse industry of fitness will be well aware of the unique, fulfilling and evolving job Personal Trainers have and the positive effects you can have on the people and communities they serve. For those of you looking to embark on a career in fitness and seeking insight into the typical day of a Personal Trainer then this is the article for you. Or if you already work as a Personal Trainer you can get some ideas about what other like-minded fitness professional do on a day-to-day basis. Fitness Industry Education have interviewed two successful Personal Trainers, asking them to give use their view of ‘being a Personal Trainer’. These two very different yet talented Personal Trainers, have created niche products as PT’s as well as offering a wider range of services to diverse markets in their local areas.

  • Written By

    Jeremy Boyd

    Category

    Personal Training

    Posted On

    3 November 2014

    Should personal trainers offer assessments? We look into types of assessments and which ones offer any value or not.

  • Written By

    Hazel Goudie

    Category

    Nutrition

    Posted On

    28 October 2014

    Childhood and adolescent obesity is a growing concern worldwide. The number of overweight and obese children in the UK has doubled in the last two decades, with one in five 15 year olds classed as obese. In 2006, a UK study (National Centre for Social Research) identified that 18.9% of boys and 17.8% of girls aged between 2 and 15 years were classified as obese. In addition to this the same study highlighted that a further 13.7% of boys and 16.3% of girls were overweight. This quantified to 2.3 million obese children in the UK, at the time. Worryingly for the UK, such statistics reveal our children are some of the unhealthiest in Europe. So how can fitness professionals help? It is proven that very few children put on weight because of an underlying medical problem, but actually put on weight because their lifestyle sees a lack of physical activity and an unhealthy diet. Personal Training and Fitness professionals have the potential to be at the forefront to assist in improving this epidemic, by educating parents and helping children be more active. So the main questions are, what are the causes of childhood obesity in the UK and what can we, as fitness professionals, do to help?

  • Written By

    Jeremy Boyd

    Category

    Personal Training

    Posted On

    27 October 2014

    As a personal trainer, you have a wide variety of tools at your disposal and a plethora of evidence to support the effectiveness of each one. Despite this, many approaches and techniques sometimes fail to yield the expected results, which to lead to confusion.