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What's Hot in Fitness?

We asked members of The Fitness Writers Association – the organisation representing professional fitness journalists in the UK – what they see as the biggest fitness trends in 2013

Global Administrator | 28/06/2013 15:22:30

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Nutritional Advice

Current trends show negative calorie diets (i.e. low calorie, crash diets) disrupt the balance to crucial systems of the body. As a way to prevent such negative occurrence we can look to effective coaching, exercise and nutritional support to serve the body and mind.

Global Administrator | 14/06/2013 15:39:51

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Customer Service Skills

The fitness, leisure and physical activity sector as a whole is beginning to change. In part this is due to the fact that awareness around the health benefits of exercise is growing, but the availability of affordable leisure facilities is having an impact on local communities that would have otherwise remained disengaged from exercise. Yet the continued expansion of budget gym chains are an indicator of a wider trend. Now that the cost of living has increased across the board, customers want more for the little money that they have. 

Global Administrator | 04/06/2013 11:53:21

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Changes in the Fitness Industry

Health & fitness has changed a lot in the last 20 years, from body builders in the late 1970s and early 1980s to sports people such as marathon runners in the late 1980s and early 1990s to modern day exercisers who want to look athletic, lean, and are more health conscious. To know what’s going to happen next in fitness it’s important to know what’s happened so far, and be aware of different trends and ideas that are being shared all around the world. The more you know as a PT, the better you will be able to communicate with clients, share your enthusiasm for the best training techniques and motivate them to achieve their goals.

Global Administrator | 17/05/2013 12:27:26

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There is No Sweat like Leg Day Sweat

We’ve all cringed when we’ve seen the gym junkie post a selfie with a ripped upper body but pencil-thin legs. But believe it or not leg day does serve a purpose, other than making sure you look in proportion to the rest of your body.



Global Administrator | 17/05/2013 10:40:18

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Beach Body Training Tips

There are a few simple training tips you can follow in pursuit of the elusive ‘beach body’. The main premise is to reduce body fat, build or preserve lean muscle, and in turn increase resting metabolic rate (RMR).

Global Administrator | 03/05/2013 12:56:11

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Making Yourself Employable In The Fitness Industry

Michelle Bletso has 20 years’ experience in the fitness industry and is currently Group Fitness Development Manager for award-winning national leisure centre operator Everyone Active. Who better to offer advice on making yourself more employable in the fitness industry...

Global Administrator | 01/05/2013 16:23:58

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Second Job as a Personal Trainer

Jane Woodhead is a Personal Trainer, after studying part time with The Training Room while continuing with her full time job. She works full time as a Partner in a PR firm and in her spare time personal trains, coaches boxing, teaches spinning and body combat and has just started to run boot camps.



Global Administrator | 23/04/2013 12:19:08

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Do you want to be Big or Strong?

Muscular hypertrophy is defined as the increase in size of a skeletal muscle. Hypertrophy training is common within the free weight and resistance section of the gym where guys and girls aim to improve the size of their muscles. The common consensus to novice gym goers is that the biggest guy in the free weight section is the strongest, this is not necessarily true and the reasons will be explained here.

Global Administrator | 17/04/2013 10:22:49

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The Benefits of Running

With this year’s London Marathon coming up on 21st April we thought we’d share a bit of our worldly wisdom about the highs and lows of running. Whether you’re a seasoned marathon runner or just want to give it a go and try and find your runners’ legs we hope this will give you the motivation you need to keep going.

 



Global Administrator | 05/04/2013 14:50:29

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