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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

    Tom Godwin

    Category

    Exercise Referral

    Posted On

    28 April 2016

    Arthritis is a condition that effects many clients in the UK and as a fitness professional there is a strong chance at some point during your career you will work with a client who may be suffering with arthritis. There are two types of arthritis that people can suffer with: Osteoarthritis this is where there is damage to the cartilage of a joint and is most commonly due to wear and tear. This is normally localised and common in hips and knees, or any joints that have seen excessive use. The condition will greatly effect movement and results in pain, leading to in many cases a loss in the level of functional ability. It is generally localised to the joints effected, and does not spread. This condition is brought on by obesity, repetitive movement patterns, impact through the joint, or trauma.

  • Written By

    Tom Godwin

    Category

    Exercise Referral, Life Coaching, Nutrition, Personal Training

    Posted On

    22 October 2015

    Obesity is a major problem in the UK and in fact most of the world … no surprise there!

  • Written By

    Jeremy Boyd

    Category

    Exercise Referral, 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?

  • Written By

    Tom Godwin

    Category

    Exercise Referral

    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....

  • Written By

    Hazel Goudie

    Category

    Exercise Referral

    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.

  • Written By

    Tom Godwin

    Category

    Exercise Referral, Personal Training

    Posted On

    20 January 2014

    About asthma and why personal trainers should be aware of its implications, ensuring their clients are screened effectively.

  • Written By

    Tom Godwin

    Category

    Exercise Referral

    Posted On

    6 January 2014

    Osteoporosis is an increasingly common condition, exercise and lifestyle interventions can greatly help to improve the functionality and therefor the lives of sufferers. This short article outlines the basics that a personal trainer should be aware of in order to help an osteoporotic get the very most from their exercise regime in a safe and productive environment.

  • Written By

    Tom Godwin

    Category

    Exercise Referral, 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.