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Christmas Career Survival Checklist

As Christmas is swiftly approaching its cheers and celebrations all around, but don't let the festive season be an excuse to prevent progression in your career. We have put together a quick guide on the most beneficial ways to use the Christmas period for both personal and career development.

Christmas catch-ups
For most, the Christmas period can be a little sluggish and you may find you have more time spare in your day, or you may find the atmosphere in the office seems to slow down. This can be a good time for you to catch up with colleagues, old and new, and connect with departments that you may be looking to shift to if the opportunity arises. Becoming more social and getting yourself known with the right people can be very beneficial when it comes to career development, especially if you're looking to make a significant switch in your career. People are more open to getting a drink and socialising over the Christmas period, so take every opportunity to extend your network.

The Training Room | 23/12/2019 09:00:00

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Getting the Skills You Need For a Job as a Teaching Assistant

On average, 1 in 3 employees in a school are Teaching Assistants and are integral in supporting students to maximise and fulfil their potential. But, how do you gain the skills to begin a career in this field?

Why Become a Teaching Assistant?
The role of a Teaching Assistant represents one of the most rewarding career paths to take – in fact, a recent survey of those working in education agreed that their work makes a difference (89%) and feel satisfied and secure in their role (92%).

The Training Room | 19/12/2019 10:00:00

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How to Become an Infrastructure Technician

An Infrastructure Technician is an IT professional who supports external and internal technology for customers. Infrastructure Technicians are an essential aspect of a business at home or in the office; they maintain and repair the productivity of work if a technical issue arises. These days companies highly rely on technology to improve productivity, increase efficiency, increase collaboration, improve employee experience and much more.

The Training Room | 16/12/2019 10:00:00

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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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Get a Job You’ll Love

When it comes to finding the perfect career, many people compare it to dating. What is dating, if not a series of personal interviews? And regardless of how many frogs we kiss, ultimately, we’re all looking for the one that makes us happy every day. 
 
 

The Training Room | 03/10/2019 11:00:00

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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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