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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

    Hazel Goudie

    Category

    Personal Training

    Posted On

    2 December 2013

    In the current economic climate we as personal trainers need to be mindful of the various ways to continue to attract clients and keep them adhering as well as maintain the marketing and promotion of our services as economically as possible. Below are 10 ways to do this and help you to continue doing the job you love!

  • Written By

    Tom Godwin

    Category

    Personal Training

    Posted On

    27 November 2013

    Over the past few years the area of exercise referral has become increasingly popular with fitness professionals. This has been prompted by a marked increase in the demand for exercise instructors to work in both clinical and community settings. These job roles can be very attractive to personal trainers as they generally offer salaried positions, with good working conditions and career progression. In this short article I will be looking at some of the basics of exercise referral and how you can get involved.

  • Written By

    Michael Betts

    Category

    Nutrition, Personal Training

    Posted On

    25 November 2013

    A heavy schedule of exercise, plus the stresses and strains of today’s’ fast pace of life, can take its toll on our health. This can then increase susceptibility to common illnesses. The immune system has evolved to protect us against the many viruses, bacteria and parasites that attack our bodies on a day-to-day basis. This defence mechanism involves many different cell types and chemical messengers and its effectiveness can be influenced by a variety of factors. These include smoking, alcohol consumption, psychological stress, strenuous exercise, nutritional status, age, gut flora and genetics.

  • Written By

    Monica Linford

    Category

    General Group Exercise

    Posted On

    25 November 2013

    For many of us it’s at a “certain age” that exercise with a more mindful approach becomes enormously appealing. The knees all of a sudden are less resilient, the back won’t go where it used to and the hips feel worryingly stiff. In our 20’s, 30’s and maybe even 40’s when many of us enter the fitness and exercise industry as teachers and trainers, this inevitable degeneration just isn’t on the radar. For some of us these physical restrictions begin to lurk in the background and for others it seems to be an “overnight” thing. Whenever it happens “there has to be an easier way” is a thought that begins to percolate to the forefront of the mind. Yoga, Pilates and mind/body fusion exercise suddenly become more appealing choices to safeguard our careers as teachers and trainers.

  • Written By

    Lorna Malcolm

    Category

    General Group Exercise

    Posted On

    21 November 2013

    Circuit classes are nothing new. They are said to have been developed by R.E. Morgan and G.T. Anderson in 1953 at the University of Leeds.

  • Written By

    Lorna Malcolm

    Category

    General Fitness

    Posted On

    21 November 2013

    Things to consider when pregnant, whether you are new to exercise or exercise regularly.

  • Written By

    Jeremy Boyd

    Category

    Nutrition, Personal Training

    Posted On

    21 November 2013

    Over the last 10 years, the Paleo and Primal diets have steadily risen in popularity. Unfortunately, alongside this increase in practice, there has also been a great deal of criticism of the 'supposed' science surrounding the claims of these approaches.

  • Written By

    Jeremy Boyd

    Category

    Personal Training

    Posted On

    21 November 2013

    One of the most under-managed and as a result under utilised components of resistance training is time under tension. Even those that factor it in as a variable to their programme design, often fail to understand the significance of the term or its real world application

  • Written By

    Jeremy Boyd

    Category

    Personal Training

    Posted On

    21 November 2013

    Have you ever had a client who wouldn't listen to your advice? Perhaps they even insisted on the type of programme they should be doing. Have you ever lost a client for no apparent reason, even though you got them results? If you want a way to distinguish yourself from the competition and keep your clients for longer, read on.

  • Written By

    Hazel Goudie

    Category

    General Fitness

    Posted On

    21 November 2013

    The History of Personal Training and the Development of Personal Trainer Courses