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How to become a personal trainer

Posted By TrainFitness on Health - Discover how to have a career in the fitness industry, including the qualifications you need and where they can take you2016 has been a fantastic year for the fitness industry. More than 9 million people in the UK now have a gym membership; that’s one in seven people. Beyond that, there are the weekend running clubs, the CrossFitters, Tough Mudder teams in training and outdoor boot camps.With so much interest in how we exercise and what we eat, and so many paths to take in the industry, now is a great time to become a personal trainer.One of the great things about working in the fitness industry is how flexible it can be to your needs and what you want out of life. Perhaps you like the sound of working for yourself and helping a specific demographic to improve their health? Perhaps

How to write a great personal trainer CV

Posted By TrainFitness on Health - A CV is your opportunity to grab a potential employer’s or recruiter’s attention. The correct layout, design and content can separate you from the pack and ensure you get the call for that all-important interview.Contact and personal detailsYou should include all of your key details such as name, address, phone number, and e-mail (have a professional e-mail address). You can also include your personal website and your social media accounts.Opening statementThis should tell the reader who you are. In a nutshell, how experienced you are, what you want from them, what can you bring to the table, and what you’re hoping to achieve. Keep it short and sweet.Career historyYou may have limited experience if you’re just out of college, for example, or you have may lots of ex

Being a Great T3 Coach - Webinar

Posted By TrainFitness on Health - T3 workouts are unique, challenging and varied. You can deliver them to groups and one-one personal training clients. But what does it take to be a great T3 Coach? And how can you assist your participants to get the most out of their T3 workout by adopting a ‘pro-design’ philosophy. To figure all that out TRAINFITNESS has put together this short webinar which provides an insight into, not only how to be a successful coach in general, but how to deliver killer T3 high-intensity workouts. × Yourbrowserdoesnotsupportthehtml5video $(document).ready(function() { $("#Video_code").click(function() { console.log('video_test'); $("#openModalVideo").modal({ backdrop: true }); }); }); jQuery('#openModalVideo').on('', function(e) { jQuery('#openModalVideo iframe').attr("sr

Turkey: 5 reasons to be eating it all year round

Posted By TrainFitness on Health - Find out why this protein-rich bird should be in your oven, with five recipes to get you startedWith Christmas inevitably comes your mum’s turkey. Turkey meat has a reputation for being bland and dry but, cooked right, not only does it taste good but it can do you good too. It even gives the hallowed chicken breast a run for its money!Why should turkey be on your plate? Turkey is a rich source of protein, as well as iron, zinc, potassium, phosphorus. vitamin B6 and niacin. Low in fat, particularly the white meat, turkey is great for a clean bulk or for leaning up. You get around 150 calories in a portion of cooked turkey breast. Eating turkey can lower cholesterol levels and can help keep insulin levels stable. Turkey can also boost your immune system and act as an antioxidant. Turk

Virtual Open Day November 2016

Posted By TrainFitness on Health - Deciding on which training provider you should use for your personal trainer course or continued professional development takes time and research. Knowing if a company is reputable and can deliver quality service is the primary concern of every new learner. To help with this decision, TRAINFITNESS runs monthly Virtual Open Day (Vod) webinars where you can see what we have to offer and chat to our team about the course you're interested in. Here is a recording of our most recent VoD. If you have any questions, please feel free to give our enrolments team a call on 0207 2929 140. Our next one is on the 12th January 2017. Click here to book in - it's FREE! × Your browser does not support the html5 video $(document).ready(function() { $("#Video_code").click(function() { co

Interview with powerlifter Jackson Hinch

Posted By TrainFitness on Health - "Once my female clients see the results, I can't keep them out of the weights room!"If anyone knows about powerlifting, it's Elite World Class Powerlifter Jackson Hinch. The U110kg GPC World Champion, Jackson hit a 295kg squat, 190kg bench Press, and a 300kg deadlift. It's no surprise, therefore, that he is demand as a personal trainer who knows their stuff when it comes to strength training.What made you want to become a personal trainer?All through high school I was on track to become a Lawyer or Accountant or something similar, excelling in subjects like Accounting, History, Economics, and Calculus. As my love for training grew I began to realise that even though I was good at these things I didn't really enjoy them, and I couldn't stand the idea of being

Avoiding training plateaus with progressive overload

Posted By TrainFitness on Health - Not seeing results? Here’s why you should be stressed out.Progressive overload is crucial.Want to gain muscle mass? You need progressive overload.Want to improve endurance? You need progressive overload.Want to get stronger? You need progressive overload.Get the picture?Progressive overload lays the foundation upon which training is built, whether that is resistance or cardiovascular. Without it, the body will stop adapting and your goals will either plateau or diminish.Doing 30kg barbell curls may be taxing at first. As the muscle adapts to this stress, growing bigger and stronger, the exercise becomes easier. If the demand on the body stays the same, the gains lessen. The only way to see an increase in results from the exercise is to change the demand. Progressive overload is this

Interview with Charlie King

Posted By TrainFitness on Health - Charlie King is perhaps best known for his part in reality TV show The Only Way is Essex. He is also the fitness expert for Gay Times magazine and makes regular appearances on ITV. Charlie is also one of our graduates! Charlie has graduated with a Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training and is starting an exciting new career in fitness. We interviewed him to find out more. What made you want to become a personal trainer? I love gaining knowledge and I love practicing what I preach so for me being able to become a personal trainer and share my knowledge, my passion for fitness, just felt like the natural progression. As a personal trainer, what do you think are your strengths? I think I’m a really personable guy. I really love helping people. Being a personal trainer is about getting th

Put the Pro in Your Programmes

Posted By TrainFitness on Health - Put the Pro in Your Programmes One of the unique features of all the TRAINFITNESS programmes is the ability of the instructor and/or personal trainer to modify the workouts to suit their clients. When the programme developers put the programmes together, they don’t know who you will have in your classes and workout sessions. The intensity level of the workouts is therefore set at an intermediate to advanced level. Why? As fitness professionals, we all know that to achieve results, we have to put the body under enough “stress” so the body is "encouraged” to improve. The body likes to be efficient, so when we put stress on it, it will adapt to become more efficient at working under that stress. In other words, we get results! The programmes are therefore set at the level we want our client

5 steps for becoming a social media star

Posted By TrainFitness on Health - Want PT clients and employers to Like you? Give your social media a workoutSocial media is a chance for employers and future clients to know more about you, or at least the “you” you want to present. A CV can only tell an employer or client so much. You can almost guarantee they will choose to look you up on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to see if you really talk the talk. Follow these five steps to stand out on social media:Have a presenceThese days, it is uncommon to not be on social media, to the point where it can make some people ask, “what have they got to hide?” If you’re a very private person or just don’t want to invest the time, then social media may not be for you. But, having a presence on social media can tell future employers &ndash

fx v16.3 Out Now!

Posted By TrainFitness on Health - In blast fx, Katy Moore and Leanne Vaitkus-Murphy take us through another high intensity bodyweight workout. And, back by popular demand, the Seated Barrel Roll, where agility is the key. fight fx, choreographed by Unnur Pálmarsdóttir, is presented once again by Katy Moore and introducing martial arts champion, Luan Le. Combining fight sequences with skill training, this fight fx release is sure to make your team sweat.  While Jo Parry is off on maternity leave, Rachel Tunstall adds her flavour to groove fx. From disco to salsa, Rachel knows how to move and delivers a workout packed with fun.  Michael Betts and Mark Wallace introduce a new track style to pump fx with pre-exhaustion in 16.3. Get ready to focus on those pecs once