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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

    Jeremy Boyd

    Category

    Personal Training, Programming, Rehabilitation, Stretching

    Posted On

    17 November 2014

    The average member of the public spends the majority of their day in a seated position. Typically with their shoulders slumped forwards and down. Whilst for them this represents an almost sure-fire route to shoulder and hip pain down the line, for trainers it represents a quick and easy way to make people feel better and improve their value within their facility.

  • Written By

    Jeremy Boyd

    Category

    Kettlebells, Personal Training, Programming

    Posted On

    10 November 2014

    With the rise in popularity of kettlebells many users are concerned about what weight to use and more importantly, where to start.

  • Written By

    Jeremy Boyd

    Category

    Personal Training, Programming, Suspension Training

    Posted On

    3 November 2014

    Over the last 10 years, suspension trainers have established themselves as a valuable resource in anyone’s training arsenal. As with most equipment that becomes popular, they have been misrepresented or misused in regards to hypertrophy training.

  • Written By

    Jeremy Boyd

    Category

    Personal Training, Programming

    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

    Children's Fitness

    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

    Olympic Lifting, Personal Training, Programming

    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

    General Group Exercise, Padwork, Personal Training

    Posted On

    20 October 2014

    One of the common mistakes made by many personal trainers and fitness instructors, is to not wrap their clients hands when performing padwork drills. Whilst the hands can remain unwrapped for bag work, the bag is largely immobile and in most clubs, does not have enough weight to represent a risk to the small bones of the hand.

  • Written By

    Jeremy Boyd

    Category

    Kettlebells, Olympic Lifting, Personal Training, Programming

    Posted On

    13 October 2014

    One of the big developments in sport conditioning is the growing body of research into how different exercises improve athletic performance. As a result, more and more exercises are being referred to as sports specific. But what does that really mean and is there any merit to it?

  • 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.