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Summer Body Workout - Week 1

Posted By TrainFitness on Health -   Summer is hot on our heels with even the weather growing warmer. Soon will come the time we’re encouraged to show our skin, and embrace the bodies we own regardless of whether we’ve treated them well during the winter months.Cue… the fad diet panic. Enter… TRAINFITNESS. Fad diets are thing of the past, proven to be ineffective and in terms of making you feel good they are well and truly redundant. When it comes to health and fitness, the real feel good factor lies with getting the heart racing and the endorphins racing.Exercise has been scientifically proven to improve mood, and general wellbeing as well as attributing to improved aesthetic appearance.Cue… the excusesEnter… TRAINFITNESS (once again)We’ve developed 6 ‘Summer B

The Strength Coach's Big 4

Posted By TrainFitness on Health - In the fast-paced and ever changing world of Sport where athlete’s live in the World of Wins, Loses, Kilos, Seconds and Centimetres the role of the Strength Coach has become a key component of every athlete’s sport preparation.It is nearly impossible in this day and age to look on social media and not see some freak athlete performing an outrageous feat of Strength or Power under the watchful eye of their coach. Whether programmed or done to boost followers, like sex, these videos sell! However you view it the position of Strength Coach is now sexy, not Eva Mendez sexy, put pretty close.Now, before you get too excited about jaw-dropping box jumps and heavy-ass squats (and the thought of Eva Mendez) here are my 4 principles to remember when working with an athlete. 

7 Tips on Returning to Study

Posted By TrainFitness on Health - Changing careers can be both exciting and scary. The prospect of having a new job as a personal trainer, where you are your own boss, can be a very motivating. The idea of having to start studying again; however, may feel like a huge hurdle. The longer it has been since you last studied, the higher that hurdle may seem. Here are 7 study tips which will ensure you get the most out of your study and help you achieve great results. 1. Choose the right study option for you Everyone has commitments and everyone’s commitments are different. Think carefully about the commitments in your life when choosing your study option and then select the one which is going to allow you to meet all of your essential commitments plus the extra commitment to starting a new career. Thinking about the time you

Migrating to fight fx

Posted By TrainFitness on Health -   Migrating to fight fxBy Katy Moore   While travelling up and down the UK, over to Saudi Arabia and then to Shanghai to deliver instructor training in our fight fx programme, I find myself being asked the same questions. I sense a degree of frustration in newly qualified fight fx instructor’s voices as they ask; it’s almost as if they don’t want to ask but know they must so they have the answers to the questions members are asking. The most common questions I am asked are - “How can we convert members to fight fx when they are used to another pre–choreographed mixed martial arts programme? We know the programme is different, but what can I tell them?” OR“My members won’t try something new. They are so familiar with

Making a Connection

Posted By TrainFitness on Health - Making a ConnectionThe one thing all new students on our group exercise to music courses say is they never realised how much then needed to know in order to teach. Great instructors educate, demonstrate, observe, entertain, remember choreography, accommodate different levels, modify the class as needed and all of this is done in time with the music. Yes, there are a lot of skills required to be a great instructor.We don’t however, develop these skills all in one go. Throughout our career we focus on developing different skills at different times. When we start learning how to teach, we focus on music phrasing and working to the beat; it’s the first skill we all must master before developing any others. Next, we work on remembering the choreography and the sequences of moves. O

T3 16.3 - Out Now!

Posted By TrainFitness on Health -   New T3 Release Now Available!By TRAINFITNESS Support   The latest T3 workouts from TRAINFITNESS are now available. The third T3 release of 2016 has been designed specifically to help your clients achieve their fitness goals. Check out the v16.3 preview of each of the programmes below. As always, there’s a great new music sound track to motivate your clients all the way through the workout.  T3 blast™ v16.3 If you think you’ve seen it all when it comes to dynamic bodyweight training, then think again! Want a complex that will challenge your core, co-ordination, strength and stability? Then look no further because right after Mobilization we are taking you to the ground and throwing d

T3 v16.4 - Out Now!

Posted By TrainFitness on Health - New T3 Release Now AvailableThe latest T3 workouts from TRAINFITNESS are now available. The fourth T3 release of 2016 has been designed specifically to help your clients achieve their fitness goals. Check out the v16.4 preview of each of the programmes below.As always, there’s a great new music sound track to motivate your clients all the way through the workout.  T3 blast™ v16.4 Right after the warm-up, you’ll be thrown into the Lion’s Den with this release’ PHA Complex – not only does it test your work capacity through alternating upper- and lower-body dynamic moves, but it’ll also test your explosive push and jump lunging patterns – one second you’re down on the ground,

fx v16.2 - Out Now!

Posted By TrainFitness on Health - New fx Release Now AvailableThe latest fx workouts from TRAINFITNESS are now available in the app.  blast fx™ v16.2 This release includes a focus on transverse planar work including a Transverse Lunge and Transverse Delt Raises with the aim of challenging proprioception and core stability. Also included are two great peripheral heart action tracks targeting Pectorals, then Lats, Gluteals and Hamstrings. Increase the weight slightly on these tracks and your clients will feel a whole new challenge.         fight fx™ v16.2 Our resident fight fx choreography Unnur Pálmarsdóttir‎


Posted By TrainFitness on Health - The TRAINFITNESS ExperienceI first became aware of TRAINFITNESS back in 2009 after qualifying as a Zumba Instructor and looking to further my knowledge in the industry. I’d researched many different providers and TRAINFITNESS seemed to be the most competitive in price, and the most impressive in course.Not long after I became pregnant with my daughter and so my plans of becoming a Fitness Instructor were put on hold temporarily! Fast Forward to 2012 and I finally bit the bullet and signed up to do my ETM.One of the things that attracted me to TRAINFITNESS was the option to study from home. At the time I had a two year old daughter and as a stay at home mum (I taught Zumba in the evenings three times per week), I had very little time to myself!I was able to study from pretty much any

Why Not Take Your Training Outdoors

Posted By TrainFitness on Health - Why Not Take Your Training Outdoors?It’s summer time and the weather is (sometimes) fine! We asked London based personal trainer Rachel Thompson for her take on training outdoors:"Now summer is here so why not take your training outdoors. I love nothing more than a sunny Saturday afternoon training in one of London's green spaces. But why would I want to train outside when I have access to train in various indoor gyms with awesome pieces of kit and up to date equipment?"Well there are so many benefits to outdoor training I would be silly not to get my butt outside."Training outdoors is a great way to expose your body and muscles to a new stimulus. If you are always training inside a gym with free weights or fixed equipment, trying an outdoor body weight session will challenge your

Creating Healthy Smoothie Recipes

Posted By TrainFitness on Health -   Creating Healthy Smoothie RecipesBy Bryn Ray   You'll find healthy smoothie recipes all over the internet these days, but wouldn't it be nice to know the perfect formula for making your own? Well, here at TRAINFITNESS we've whipped up a simple five step guide of how to create your own healthy smoothie recipes.Healthy smoothies are the ideal fuel when on the move be it for breakfast, lunch, dinner or simply a snack. When made correctly smoothies can provide the important protein, vitamins and minerals needed to maximise your nutrient intake.Step 1: Fruit & VegAt the heart of all healthy smoothie recipes is a variety of fresh or frozen fruit and vegetables. Anywhere between 2-4 types should do the trick. Try to pick a variety of colors to maximise the range of

Setting Up Your Own Fitness Business

Posted By TrainFitness on Health -   Setting Up Your Own Fitness BusinessBy Hannah Tyldesley    There is nothing more liberating than working for yourself. Setting up your own Fitness Business is a truly rewarding experience. However, like setting up any business, it requires a considerable amount of hard work and dedication. The Personal Training industry is becoming increasingly competitive. That said, competition should be embraced, as it will force you to create a great service or product that excites you and your target market. Here are 5 tips that will go some way to guaranteeing your success in setting up your own fitness business.1) MindsetIt all starts with your thoughts and how you view yourself. You must have a high level of confidence. The good thing is, you can develop this. Techniques