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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.
  • One of the most contentious issues in stretching is whether to stretch before exercise or not. With strong evidence both for and against both options, it’s easy to understand people’s confusion.

  • Written By

    Jeremy Boyd

    Category

    General Group Exercise, Kettlebells, Personal Training

    Posted On

    18 August 2014

    The two handed swing is one of the truly signature kettlebell exercises. There are very few pieces of equipment that come close to delivering the same benefits as effectively using the same movement pattern.

  • Written By

    Jeremy Boyd

    Category

    General Group Exercise, Group Indoor Cycling

    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.

  • Written By

    Jeremy Boyd

    Category

    Personal Training, Programming

    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.

  • Written By

    Tom Godwin

    Category

    Pregnancy

    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.

  • Written By

    Tom Godwin

    Category

    Business and Marketing

    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.

  • Written By

    Jeremy Boyd

    Category

    Personal Training, Programming, Rehabilitation

    Posted On

    22 May 2014

    In recent years, shoulder pain has become more and more common in fitness enthusiasts. Historically, it was more common in men and typically the result of too great a bias towards training the upper body (every day is chest day syndrome). Now however, it’s becoming more and more common and it’s not entirely down to training your chest too much.

  • Written By

    Richard Scrivener

    Category

    Personal Training, Programming

    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?

  • Written By

    Richard Scrivener

    Category

    Personal Training, Programming

    Posted On

    20 May 2014

    The ‘metabolic rate’ is often cited as an important factor when it comes to energy expenditure; furthermore High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is reported to increase metabolic rate above that of other forms of training, such as steady state or longer, slower cardiovascular training.

  • Written By

    Richard Scrivener

    Category

    Core Training, Personal Training, Rehabilitation

    Posted On

    20 May 2014

    The ‘core’ is often thought of, and trained as, a body part which requires special attention; a body part that deserves a training day dedicated solely to its development (“I’m training legs and abs/core today”) and a body part who’s dysfunction or weakness leads to injury and poor performance. Indeed there is scientific evidence to support all these views; for example it is often claimed that in low back pain sufferers, deep core muscles do not ‘fire’ as quickly as they should- but how on earth does one target a single, very small, deep muscle amongst the “29 pairs of muscle that support the lumbo-pelvic-hip complex”?