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Category: Personal training

My session

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Every session with a client needs to be structured to their individual needs and goals. However, there may be elements of this sample training session by Paul Corless that can be incorporated into your session preparations. Client goals Jack is a 49-year-old taxi driver who has recently suffered an ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI), also [...]

Kettlebell swing variations

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Think you know how to kettlebell swing? FitPro national trainer, Aaron Barnett, shares 10 variations of the kettlebell swing to freshen up your workout.   The kettlebell swing offers the opportunity for people to advance their power, stability and mobility, as well as their strength and endurance. It helps to build better, more efficient bodies, [...]

5 exercises to strengthen core and pelvic floor

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Pelvic floor exercises are traditionally done through breathing exercises and, while these are still extremely effective, we believe it is important for you and your clients to build a strong pelvic floor through everyday movements, too. We have teamed up with Charlie Launder of Bumps & Burpees to explore exercises that can be used to [...]

How to train a bodybuilder or powerlifter

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Many factors need to be taken into consideration when assessing a client’s suitability for a bodybuilding competition or powerlifting meet – as well as your suitability for training them, as Susy Natal reports. Bodybuilder or powerlifter? Every client we train differs from the last. Not only do they come in all ages, shapes and sizes, [...]

Indoor rowing for beginners

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Indoor rowing is a fantastic and simple way to improve fitness while enjoying a new sport. In partnership with this year’s annual Boat Race, Cancer Research UK and British Rowing  encouraged thousands across the nation to take on an indoor rowing challenge as part of The Great Row to raise funds to help beat cancer. [...]

Is HIIT for everyone?

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HIIT is everywhere, or so it seems. But, is this trendy training method suitable for all of your clients? As fitness professionals, it’s up to us to create a programme or class that is engaging and suitable for our clients. In this week’s blog, Simone Hodgkinson looks at HIIT in a bit more detail, including how you [...]

Pelvic floor or flaw?

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Could the pelvic floor really be the pelvic flaw? Not all pelvic floor issues are the same – do you understand the differences? And which clients you can help? With one in three women (and a fair portion of men) reported to have pelvic floor issues this is an area that, as a fitness professional, you [...]

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