Tag: personal training

Training provider insight: HFE

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What style of training courses are proving most popular? We spoke to the managing director of training provider Health and Fitness Education (HFE) to find out what he thinks the current demand is.   FitPro: How do you ensure that instructors transitioning from pre-choreography to freestyle teaching have the right skills in order for them [...]

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, [...]

Ageing functionally

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When it comes to mature clients, we should focus on their functional movement capabilities and not just their age, as Aislinn Kelly finds out. Julia Willmott, whose small Pilates classes incorporate clients from the age of 40 to 70, believes instructors and PTs should look beyond the age of their clients. She says, “Find out [...]

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. [...]

7 ways to support clients without body shaming

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PTs are proudly showcasing their clients’ body transformations across social media – hence the flurry of inclusive hashtags and smiling faces of recognised progress. Yet, not all are smiling – as behind the scenes, onlookers share their negative body shaming catchphrases instead of warm encouragement. Kylie Ryan, who teaches health and fitness professionals how to [...]

FitPro LIVE 2016 Highlights!

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FitPro LIVE 2016 educated, inspired and united the fitness industry. Continue your fitness education with FitPro: be part of next year’s event.  Share your experiences below! Can you spot yourself in the video? What has changed for you since attending FitPro LIVE 2016? How has the education at FitPro LIVE helped your sessions with clients? [...]

Intelligent Genetic Performance

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Personalising with gene profiling Gene technology can help fit pros deliver personalised training plans to their clients, says Robert Smith, founder of Agenica, a genetic analysis company for health, wellness and fitness, and presenter of FitPro LIVE workshop Intelligent Genetic Performance. With over 200 genes identified as playing significant roles within our health and fitness, [...]

On the ropes

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The undulating waves of battling ropes certainly look impressive – so how effective is this training method? asks Dan Henderson. If you’re a trainer, then you’ll be well aware that battling ropes have become an increasingly popular training tool in recent years. They’re now commonplace in commercial gyms and boot camps and are being used [...]

My session: Postpartum fitness

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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 Shakira Akabusi on postpartum fitness that can be incorporated into your session preparations. Client goals Sharon’s goals are to lose a further 1.5 stones of body fat, build strength [...]