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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

    General Fitness

    Posted On

    27 February 2014

    Introduction Parkinson's Disease (PD) is a chronic, degenerative, neurologic disease. Meaning that the disease will increase in severity over time due to the degeneration of the nervous system and is not reversible. It is classed as a neurodegenerative disorder. PD most often occurs to people over the age of 50 and is one of the most common nervous system disorders of the elderly. It is most common in those in their 60’s, with a 2-4% risk of developing PD around this age. Other neurodegenerative disorders include Alzheimer’s disease, Huntington’s disease, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease. This article will look at PD as a condition and the exercise benefits and considerations.

  • Written By

    Hazel Goudie

    Category

    Nutrition

    Posted On

    3 February 2014

    The Victorians introduced the saying ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away’ nearly 150 years ago and just in the last few months the Victorians have possibly been proven scientifically and medically correct! A study by a team of researchers at the University of Oxford was published by the British Medical Journal (BMJ) in December 2013. The team used mathematical models to test the old saying and confirmed that by prescribing an apple a day to all adults aged 50 and over could prevent or delay around 8,500 vascular deaths every year in the UK. The study also suggested that this result would be similar to giving statins to everyone over 50 years who is not already taking them. By the researchers calculations, if adults of all ages could manage to eat an extra portion of fruit or veg a day, as many as 11,000 vascular deaths could be averted each year.

  • 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

    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

    Nutrition

    Posted On

    20 January 2014

    The limbic system, also called the paleomammalian brain, is a complex collection of brain structures that lie on both sides of the thalamus, directly under the cerebrum. It is thought by some neuroscientists that it was added to the forebrain in the course of evolution. The main limbic structures include the hippocampus (memory centre), the amygdala (anger, anxiety and stress centre) and the limbic cortex that interconnects with the prefrontal cortex, which is responsible for reasoning and judgment. The limbic system supports functions such as emotion, behaviour and motivation and is devoted to supporting our survival structures that protect and regulate human emotions. Research suggests that it appears to be primarily responsible for emotional life, and it has a great deal to do with the formation of memories. This information suggests that emotional wellbeing and happiness is linked to the wellbeing of the limbic system. Therefore it is possible that a deterioration of the limbic system could lead to more negative, out of control emotions such as rage and depression, leading to violence and a general neurological decline.

  • Written By

    Tom Godwin

    Category

    Personal Training

    Posted On

    6 January 2014

    Osteoporosis is an increasingly common condition, exercise and lifestyle interventions can greatly help to improve the functionality and therefor the lives of sufferers. This short article outlines the basics that a personal trainer should be aware of in order to help an osteoporotic get the very most from their exercise regime in a safe and productive environment.

  • Written By

    Tom Godwin

    Category

    Personal Training

    Posted On

    30 December 2013

    As a personal trainer it is important that you have a product range, that meets the demands of your niche. Your product range should be more than just personal training, you should consider the USP and why people should buy from you!

  • Written By

    Tom Godwin

    Category

    Personal Training

    Posted On

    23 December 2013

    A key part of being a sucsessful modern personal trainer is the ability to market yourself on the gym floor. As a personal trainer if you fail to be able to sell you are not going to gain the clients that allow you to do teh job you love!

  • Written By

    Tom Godwin

    Category

    Personal Training

    Posted On

    16 December 2013

    Do you have a personal training niche? Or are you currently using the scatter gun approach and trying to hit all segments of teh market? This article looks at the importance of haing a narrow and focused market segment.

  • Written By

    Hazel Goudie

    Category

    General Fitness

    Posted On

    11 December 2013

    Parabens are chemical compounds based on parahydroxybenzoic acid. They are widely used in cosmetics and by the pharmaceutical industry as well as used as a food additive. They are an effective preservative and used to make products last longer by killing mould and fungii before they can spread and damage the product.