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‘Catastrophic fires, the worst drought in history and record high temperatures are taking a tragic toll on native wildlife.’

I am sure you have all been reading with horror the devastation being caused by bush fires in Australia. The fires are still a massive problem and have burnt over 4.9 million hectares of land; killing and injuring millions of animals.

The Training Room | 07/01/2020 10:00:00

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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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How to Become a Network Specialist

A Network specialist or computer support specialist’s primary role entails, setting up, supporting and maintaining local and wide area networks. Their day to day jobs can also involve installing routers, switches, firewalls and network-related software programmes. You will be the main port of call when it comes to the integrity and security of a company’s network and the systems connected to it.

The Training Room | 26/12/2019 09:00:00

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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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