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Busy gym? How to crush your January goals

Posted By TrainFitness on Health - Start the New Year right and don’t let a busy gym derail your progressJanuary is here, and with it the resounding cry of “I’m going to get fit this year!” With New Year resolutions come gyms packed with well intentions and newcomers clambering over every piece of kit available.Getting a hard workout in is particularly difficult during busy periods. Here are our tips for navigating the next few weeks and keeping your fitness progress going into February and beyond…Keep it simpleUnless you are lucky enough to have the run of the gym, you are going to need to have a long hard look at your January gym programme (and you should have one!). If you’re intending on doing tri-sets that call for reserving three different bits of equipment spread across the gym,

Get ski-slope ready with TRAINFITNESS

Posted By TrainFitness on Health - Whether you’re a skier or a snowboarder, prepare for the white stuff with a full-body workoutWhile some people long for sun, sand and bikinis, others can’t wait for ski season to arrive. As snow descends on mountains around the world, make sure you are equipped with more than just a ski pass before you tackle the runs of Chamonix and Mt. Baker.Below are three exercises worth incorporating into your gym programme this season.Romanian deadliftImproving your hamstring strength will help prevent anterior cruciate ligament injuries, prevalent in skiing.While we regularly use and abuse our quads – even those who skip Legs Day (gasp!) – hamstrings are not so often isolated. A significant amount of knee injuries occur during an alpine fall due to the hamstring simply not b

How to prepare for your personal training interview

Posted By TrainFitness on Health - They love your CV.. Now it’s time to meet them. Whether it's an individual or a company, a boutique studio or a huge gym chain, read our tips for making a great impression!Before the interviewOnce you’ve been formally asked to come in, you should start doing your research. Having a full understanding of the specific organization and their product should really help you stand out from the crowd. This will allow you to demonstrate a deep understanding of what the company does and its culture.Here are the top 5 things to research before the interview: The organisation’s history and their vision for the future The products and services The organisation’s culture The organisation’s competitors The type of clientsThink about the type of classic interview questi

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