How to pass the Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing and Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training practical assessment
This blog is to help give you an idea of what we are looking for in your performance so that you don’t feel lost at any point. The structure for the Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing and Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training qualifications will differ, but the key performance elements will be the […]
Do you need a website? Should you just use Social Media to drive and advertise your business? Some would say you don’t need a website… this is said because Social Media can give you such a good advertising platform. BUT, is this RIGHT??
Fitter, Stronger, Leaner Workout: Targeting Shoulders and Abdominals
Fitter, Stronger, Leaner Workout! This session targets shoulders and abdominals. By limiting the rest between exercises and rounds, this session is great for muscle endurance, working the cardiovascular system, and for spiking the metabolic rate (fat burning at rest)! Give it a go…..
My advice to help build any fitness business is to create a business and a marketing plan. Decide first of all what your business objectives are and how are you going to build on this from your first month to the next, and then from the first year to the next and so on.
This is an example of a Post Exhaust set method, targeting the Latissimus Dorsi predominantly. This method works by doing a compound exercise first, then super-setting straight into an isolated exercise on the same target muscle group. The Lat Pulldown works the Latissimus Dorsi and the Biceps, the Straight Arm Pulldown then isolates the Latissimus […]
This type of workout is designed to increase fitness levels, muscle growth and to give a real big spike to your metabolic rate which means it is a great fat burning workout. 6 x Clean and Press 10 x Incline Dumbbell Press 10 x Squats 10 x Bent Over Rows 10 x Split Squats 300m […]
Using compound, functional lifts and a mix of upper and lower muscle groups, this is a great workout that targets the whole body. 3 sets of: Hang Clean and Press x 6-8 Back Squats x 10 3 sets of: Front Squat x 6-8 Thruster x 6-8 Chin Ups x 6-8 Very limited rest in between […]
On every Personal Trainer course we ensure that students start to learn the importance of compound and functional lifts such as Squats, Deadlifts, Cleans and more. Some students come onto our courses having done these lifts before, others have not. Either way, by the end of every course we ensure that all students have a […]
Have you helped clients achieve their New Years Resolutions?
We all read about, see and experience the gym rush that occurs every January. This is not a bad thing, as it can sometimes be portrayed. It is great that so many individuals sit down and reflect over the Christmas break and come up with the conclusion that they want to do something about their fitness, health and well-being.
What makes a successful Personal Trainer – Part One
We start our Personal Trainer course by teaching students Anatomy and Physiology. Understanding the fundamentals of each system of the human body is a must when it comes to delivering exercise to others. Unfortunately this knowledge is sometimes learnt and quickly forgotten.
Performance Training – Fitness Cross Training Challenge
Who is up for a fitness challenge? Complete the following workout (2 sets in total), timing yourself from the first rep to the finish of the second 400m sprint. Start: 6 x 50kg snatch 12 x 40kg clean and squat 18 x 24kg db swings 24 x wide grip pullups 30 x press ups 400m […]
Beach Workout – Training in the Outdoors Environment
This video gives a good demonstration of how to add variety to an outdoors fitness session. This one obviously designed for a group exercise session, but this can also be done with your Personal Training clients. Great for strength, fitness and conditioning.
Mat Williams of Edufit and Adam Leaver of APL Core Training utilising the BattleRopes on our PT course last year. Using BattleRopes around resistance training is great for conditioning. It increases muscular endurance, raises metabolic rate, targets your core and works on the functional ability of the body.
On our Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training course, we have put a lot of effort into delivering practical workshops that introduces a learner to not only different training methods but also other techniques that fitness professionals should have in their repertoire.
All fitness professionals should have a good understanding of the Principles of Training: Overload, Adaption, Specificity, Progression and Regression, Rest and Recovery, Reversibility.
Each of these principles should be considered and used appropriately in individual training programmes.
A method of training that I utilise for myself and for my clients on a weekly basis. Dependant on goal and capability, this method will suit most individuals with different goals, ranging from weight loss to increased fitness to improved athletic performance .
With the London Marathon upon us this weekend, it has inspired me to write a quick article to highlight the hard work, training, and dedication that these competitors would have put in over the course of the last few months.
Training for Weight Loss… Do you follow these simple rules?
How many of these rules do you apply? In my experience, I have met too many individuals who try to lose weight but to no success. This is not because they do not try hard enough, it is simply because they apply the wrong principles.
The fitness industry has definitely become more diverse over the last decade. It is no longer just about joining a gym and being given a generic programme. These days you are offered Personal Trainers, Kettlebell Classes, Outdoor Boot Camps, CrossFit Centres, Strength and Conditioning Gyms and so much more. The common trend that all these offer, and rightly so, is functional training. Individuals are being offered so much more variety and given more of a chance to train like an athlete.
At Performance Training, our goal is to qualify you as a fitness professional with as much knowledge, confidence and motivation as possible to ensure that you make a success of your self within the fitness industry. We also have the perfect venue for you to build your business as soon as you are qualified.
Performance Training has certified many competent and enthusiastic individuals who are excited about starting a career as a fitness professional. Not only do we teach the relevant tools and skills required to become an elite fitness professional, we also ensure that once your certificate has been awarded you will know ‘what to do next…’. We will also offer as much post course support as you require.