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How to Retain your Personal Training Clients After the New Year Rush

January inevitably creates an influx of new personal training clients looking to shake off the indulgences of the Christmas period and get to work on their New Year’s resolutions – hopeful of fresh starts and creating healthier lifestyles moving forward.

While this all sounds great, the age-old conundrum still remains… How do you retain your clients after the initial excitement of the New Year has worn off? Here are some of our top tips to make 2020 your best year yet…

The Training Room | 13/01/2020 09:00:00

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New Year, New Me, New Career?

Well, another 12 months (and decade!) have passed and, as each preceding year, people have begun to consider and accomplish their New Year’s resolution! There are many different goals that many different people set out to achieve; ranging from trying to lose weight, maintaining a healthier diet or maybe start making wiser financial decisions. As it’s 2020 and a fresh decade, why not ask yourself “Am I happy in my current career?” and work towards a fresh you?

The Training Room | 09/01/2020 09:00:00

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How Personal Trainers can Beat the New Year Drop

January can be a great month for picking up new clients, giving your personal training business a welcome surge of income. However, once the excitement of the New Year has worn off, you need to have a strategy in place to ensure you retain as many of those new clients as possible, otherwise you’ll be back to square one!
 
People who start new fitness regimes in January tend to have an “all or nothing” mindset. They want results fast. Preferable by February. And when they don’t quite achieve what they set out to do, they quit. Resigned to the fact that most New Year’s resolutions fail anyway. For a Personal Trainer (PT), this presents a real challenge. But keeping hold of your new clients beyond the January boom, isn’t mission impossible. It can be achieved by following a few simple steps, which I’ll now share with you.

The Training Room | 06/01/2020 09:00:00

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From England Fast Bowler to Personal Trainer: The Beginning

As a fast bowler for England, I’m still riding high from our dramatic win against New Zealand in the 2019 World Cup Final (one of the best moments of my career) and with some great challenges ahead, I’m enjoying playing cricket as much as ever. Alongside everything I’m doing on the pitch, I’m also constantly on the lookout for opportunities off the pitch to increase my skillset, enhance my career and provide scope for the future…

The Training Room | 11/12/2019 16:00:00

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Exercising with winter bugs: what advice should Personal Trainers give to their clients?

It's that time of year when the seasons change, temperatures drop, and people go crazy with Christmas shopping. It’s also the time when we tend to pick up those nasty winter bugs and colds. 
 
If you’re fit and healthy, hopefully, your superhuman immune system kicks in and destroys those bugs before you feel too bad. If you exercise regularly, these colds and illnesses can get in the way of having a workout. 
 
The question that always pops up (and attracts many opinions) is… Should we train when we're ill? As personal trainers, it’s something we ought to know to provide the best advice to our clients.  
  
Some say yes and recommend doing loads of cardio to ‘sweat it out’ (never a good idea as this doesn’t work), while others say to stay well clear, but what should we do if we get ill? Carry on as normal or take a break until we're back to full strength? v

The Training Room | 09/12/2019 09:00:00

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The Benefits of Strength Training for Older Adults

As an ageing population continues to pile pressure on Britain’s health care system, it’s increasingly important to get older people more active to enable them to lead happier, healthier and more independent lives in their later years – with strength training able to play an important role in this.
 
According to the latest report from the Office for National Statistics, it’s predicted that, in 50 years’ time, there will be an extra 8.6 million people aged 65 and above in the UK; a population around the size of London. With obesity levels on the rise too amongst Western populations, which exacerbates frailty, it’s no surprise then that the NHS is focused on ‘prevention’ to sustain services moving forward. A large part of this is helping older people to get moving more and fight the effects of ageing which cause our muscles to deteriorate over time.
 

The Training Room | 13/11/2019 11:00:00

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What’s The Most Effective Workout For Losing Weight?

The best way to lose weight is probably one of the most hotly debated topics in the fitness world, with many different training methods advised and new fad diets grabbing the headlines every other week (or so it seems)! With all the conflicting advice that’s out there, it begs the question of what is the most effective method?
Let’s start with some of the basics regarding differences in weight and body fat, as this is often massively confused. Weight is your TOTAL mass considering all of your tissues, organs and bones. When people say they want to ‘lose weight’ or become ‘toned’, usually what they are trying to say is that they want to reduce body fat and increase some muscle mass.

The Training Room | 28/10/2019 16:00:00

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National Fitness Day

With the most active day of the year upon us, Nation Fitness Day, we are celebrating at The Training Room.

This day started as a movement to celebrate and raise awareness of the importance of a healthier and more active lifestyle!

The Training Room | 24/09/2019 16:00:00

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Graduate Story, Personal Training

Many of us want to change our careers but such a huge step can be scary. One person who took the leap and wanted to share her story was Sarah Jordan.

Sarah had always been passionate about fitness, training and living a healthy lifestyle, though found herself pursuing a career in nursing and care. She worked in the healthcare sector for seven years, and to begin with, she loved it, but after a while the appeal wore off, and she felt her career going stale – Sarah knew at that point that’s she was ready to follow her love for health and fitness; she dreamt of a fresh start doing something she was passionate about.

The Training Room | 22/08/2019 10:00:00

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How to Train Older Adults

The UK’s population is getting older, with 18% aged 65 and over, according to The Office for National Statistics. It’s no surprise then that Fitness Programs for Older Adults took fourth place in the Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends for 2019, having been in the top 10 since 2007.

The Training Room | 20/08/2019 15:00:00

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