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

    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.

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  • 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?

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Written By

    Tom Godwin

    Category

    Personal Training

    Posted On

    4 June 2014

    Personal Trainer Salaries, always a hot topic. This article aims to talk you through some of the wide range of positions in the fitness industry and their potential earnings.

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  • Written By

    Richard Scrivener

    Category

    Personal Training

    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?

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  • 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.

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  • 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....

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  • 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...

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