CALL US 0207 2929 140

Menu

TRAINFITNESS 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.
  • Written By

    Jeremy Boyd

    Category

    Personal Training

    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

    General Fitness

    Posted On

    2 May 2014

    The Register of Exercise Professionals Level system has become a firm part of the fitness industry in the UK and across the world. This system allows organisations to clearly identify the level of education that has been obtained by a fitness professional. There has been a massive growth in interest of personal trainers in obtaining this new and exciting level of qualification....

  • Written By

    Tom Godwin

    Category

    Personal Training

    Posted On

    25 April 2014

    There is one vital and often ignored area of lead generation within a gym. This under utilised tool is in fact one of the most powerful tools you have in building a strong client base. What is this tool you might be asking well it is the sales/membership team. These are the guys that meet and know everyone in the gym, they know what peoples goals are, their disposable income and are the key people who can start the thought process to move gym members towards...

  • Written By

    Hazel Goudie

    Category

    General Fitness

    Posted On

    26 March 2014

    Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils to help improve both the physical and/or emotional state of a person. The oils are derived from plant extracts, and their scents and properties can be used to benefit a person’s well-being. In more recent year’s aromatherapy has been found to help sports performers and exercisers alike to physically and emotionally prepare for, complete and recover from exercise and sporting activities. Aromatherapy oils are powerful and work in many different ways on many different levels; physically, emotionally and mentally. Aromatherapy massage can therefore be extremely helpful when trying to become mentally energized for exercise or for relaxing afterward. There are a range of fragrances and blends from essential oils which can be used to help before exercise to help focus, during exercise to improve performance or after exercise to relieve tired, aching muscles. Below are some aromatherapy combinations to help with different aspects of sports preparation, performance and recovery. All can have a very positive effect on the body and are all most effective when combined with massage and good hydration. If this is of interest to you consider an aromatherapy course to enable you to offer advice and massages to clients.

  • 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.