It’s that time of year when people are seeking help with their health and fitness resolutions. They are ready to take on a training regime, but are you ready to sign them up?

Here are some tips to help you in that initial process.

Sell the transformation, not the transa...

With blended and e-learning courses proving to be ever more popular, we thought it may be useful to write a short article on how to effectively study towards your course and exams.

1. Create STRUCTURE to your learning

  • Create a revision timetable and stick to it – pla...

Distance learning or online learning courses are so beneficial for those who need to build their study in around a job or other work/family/hobby commitments. Studying outside of a classroom environment also allows you to go over areas at your own pace and repeat topic...

As fitness professionals we spend our time learning about how to change people physically, and then we apply that knowledge in the gym. We see our client’s shapes change in front of us – and yet often, we do not see the change in confidence and self esteem that you wou...

This December, rather than running an offer leading up to Christmas, we will be donating 10% of every course booked to Cyclists Fighting Cancer. An amazing charity that provide a unique and highly effective way of helping kids with cancer through activity and...

The use of concentric (shortening) & eccentric (lengthening) muscle actions are the most common functional muscle actions performed in resistance training exercise. It is important to understand that skeletal muscle can eccentrically lower a higher weight than it can c...

So often I walk into a gym and see fitness trainers doing ‘plyometric’ type activities with their clients… But usually, something doesn’t quite seem right about what they are doing. Yes, their client is working hard… but to what end? What is the purpose of this slow, p...

Muscles do what they do. Each has it's own function and action, and that's that. 

For example, the Gastrocnemius plantarflexes the ankle and flexes the knee.

The biceps will always flex the elbow and supinate the forearm.

The biceps femoris only flexes the hip and ex...

To learn a new movement or exercise will take a high level of concentration and clients will tire easily. Movements need to be broken down into their individual components and mastered before any element of motor skill progression is incorporated.

Motor skills include b...

By understanding exercise behaviour and how to encourage individuals to participate in regular exercise, instructors can help them adhere to regular exercise to achieve their goals and increase their quality of life in the long term.

As an instructor or personal tr...

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