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.

 

  • Tom Godwin
    3 MIN READ

    Which Gym?

    Written By

    Tom Godwin

    Category

    General Fitness, Personal Training

    Posted On

    15 October 2015

    I would say that most new personal trainers are faced with a massive dilemma in terms of what type of gym they would like to work in. Unfortunately there is..

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  • Written By

    Tom Godwin

    Category

    General Fitness, General Group Exercise, Nutrition, Personal Training

    Posted On

    3 September 2015

    When it comes to personal training it's all about going that extra mile for your clients. How? Let us share a few of our secrets…

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    Hazel Goudie

    Category

    General Fitness

    Posted On

    6 March 2015

    About working with clients with disabilities and the Inclusive Fitness Initiative (IFI).

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  • Written By

    Hazel Goudie

    Category

    General Fitness

    Posted On

    12 December 2014

    The Prevalence of Low Back Pain in the UK Low back pain is one of the most common non-life threatening health problems in the UK. It not only creates a huge personal inconvenience and hindrance to individuals, but it also affects the UK financially and as a national community. According to a survey published back in 2000, almost half of the adult population in the UK reported occurrences of low back pain lasting for a minimum of 24 hours during the year. Two further reviews were conducted, one of which focused on the elderly and the other on adolescents, both of which identified high numbers of these populations suffering with low back pain. It appears from the research that the number of people with back pain increases with advancing age, starting in school children and peaking in adults of 35 to 55 years. Additional findings suggested that back pain was just as common in adolescents as in adults. From these studies it can therefore be estimated that four out of every five adults will experience some form of back pain at some stage in their life. It can therefore be predicted that in industrialised countries such as the UK, up to 80% of the population will suffer with back pain at some stage in their life.

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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

    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

    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.

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  • 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.

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  • Written By

    Hazel Goudie

    Category

    General Fitness

    Posted On

    11 December 2013

    Parabens are chemical compounds based on parahydroxybenzoic acid. They are widely used in cosmetics and by the pharmaceutical industry as well as used as a food additive. They are an effective preservative and used to make products last longer by killing mould and fungii before they can spread and damage the product.

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  • 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.

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