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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

    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.

  • Written By

    Jeremy Boyd

    Category

    Personal Training

    Posted On

    29 September 2014

    People often assume that motivation is like money in the bank, you either have it or you don’t. The truth is that motivation is a little more complex than that, both in its inherent nature, but also it’s presence.

  • Written By

    Jeremy Boyd

    Category

    General Group Exercise, Personal Training

    Posted On

    22 September 2014

    One of the constant debates between group exercise instructors and personal trainers, is that the latter feel participants in a class can’t be coached thoroughly enough, whereas the former feel that getting a larger body of the population moving is the goal.

  • Written By

    Jeremy Boyd

    Category

    Nutrition, Personal Training

    Posted On

    15 September 2014

    Over the course of recent years, sugar has had a progressively worse reputation, with the current trend demonising it and presenting it as the cause of every illness from obesity to cancer. But with all of this debate occurring, what’s the truth?

  • Written By

    Jeremy Boyd

    Category

    General Group Exercise

    Posted On

    11 August 2014

    One of the common challenges that indoor cycling instructors face is how to make the repetitive revolutions of pedals interesting and engaging. Some focus on their delivery of the workouts and others focus on varying the manner in which the class is run.

  • Written By

    Jeremy Boyd

    Category

    Personal Training

    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

    Tom Godwin

    Category

    General Fitness

    Posted On

    4 June 2014

    Post pregnancy exercise is a very popular topic! With a growing numbers of workouts published in the media for post natal women, this short article shows you how you can exercise a post pregnancy client safely.