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The Importance of Protein

Having a balanced diet is an incredibly important part of staying fit and healthy, along with regular exercise on your own, with friends or with a PT. Protein is an important part of that balanced diet and can be found in a variety of foods. Some will also choose to supplement this intake by having high-protein yoghurts or protein drinks. But what is protein and why is it an important part of our diets?

The Training Room | 10/11/2022 09:00:00

Top Tips To Help Tackle Back Pain

Back Care Awareness Week (3rd-7th October 2022) happens every year and is designed to highlight back issues and raise awareness on how to manage back pain. It’s incredibly important to look after our backs and our spines because they support the body and allow us to move and bend and carry; not being able to do these simple things can have a huge impact on daily life.

The Training Room | 06/10/2022 09:00:00

Workplace Workouts That Boost Your Mental Health

World Mental Health Day, taking place on October 10th every year, is designed to raise awareness of mental health issues and mobilise efforts in support of mental health.

2022 is a key year for mental health awareness and support due to the ongoing effects of the coronavirus pandemic, the cost of living crisis and political uncertainty. Estimates from the pandemic alone show a 25% increase in anxiety and depressive disorders compared to 2020.

The Training Room | 06/10/2022 09:00:00

Why become a PT in time for January?

We’ve all heard the popular expression ‘New Year, new me’, and for good reason. The start of the new year sees an increase in people of all ages reflecting on the previous 12 months and making some changes for the year ahead. A whopping 40% of New Year's resolutions are centred around fitness and adopting a healthier lifestyle which makes January the best month of the year to take your career to the next level.

The Training Room | 06/10/2022 09:00:00

What’s the difference between a strength & conditioning coach and a personal trainer?

Strength and conditioning coaches and personal trainers are both qualified fitness professionals who help clients achieve their fitness goals and improve their sporting performance. 

At first glance, strength and conditioning coaches and personal trainers seem to share many admirable traits and a deep knowledge surrounding the fitness and sporting industry. However, the duties and requirements expected of each are entirely different.  

The Training Room | 26/08/2022 12:06:04

How much should I charge for personal training?

As a newly qualified PT, you’re probably wondering how much personal trainers charge. And if you’re an experienced personal trainer, you’re probably wondering if you’re underselling your services.
Figuring out how much you should charge as a personal trainer can be tough. You don’t want to undersell yourself, but you also don’t want to charge too much that you miss out on potential clients.

The Training Room | 26/08/2022 09:00:00

Should I work out twice a day?

Exercise is well recognised for boosting mood, improving health and lowering blood pressure. With such great benefits, it’s easy to understand why some fitness fans may wish to work out multiple times a day, and why some personal trainers may recommend it to some of their clients.
Working out twice a day increases your physical activity level which can help you maintain weight, increase your fitness level, improve your overall performance and work towards your fitness goals. But you also risk overtraining and pushing your body beyond its limits.
Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of working out twice a day and how to decrease the risks that come with doing so.

The Training Room | 19/08/2022 09:00:00

Top leg day workouts

You know what they say… never skip leg day!
Leg workouts are not only a great way to help build muscle in your legs for strength and power, but working on your lower body can also help to keep your body balanced and in proportion.

The Training Room | 31/07/2022 09:00:00

How to set realistic summer body goals

Everybody’s idea of the ‘perfect summer body’ is different – whatever that looks like for you, setting realistic fitness goals to help you along your fitness journey can make all the difference in keeping you motivated long-term.
It’s normal for many of us to begin to tire of tedious workouts and bland diets, and some people find they lose their enthusiasm as their lofty fitness goals seem to move further and further away.
So, how do you go about setting realistic summer body goals that are not only attainable but that you can implement to ensure they work for you long after summer has passed?

The Training Room | 06/07/2022 21:00:00

10 Summer Nutrition Tips

For many of us, the sunny summer months are the busiest time of the year. From holidays and BBQs to beer garden trips, days at the beach and, of course, wedding season, the summer can be hectic, to say the least.
And, as we get busier, it can be difficult to stay on track with our nutrition goals.
Here are our top 10 summer nutrition tips, so you can enjoy the summer while feeling your very best.

The Training Room | 16/06/2022 09:00:00

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