Building Your Fitness Brand

fitness brand

As a fitness enthusiast, you will no doubt have found that exercise and physical activity in some shape or another have enriched your life. You may be so passionate about this that you now want to become a fitness professional so that you can help others enjoy the positivity that you have experienced. That is […]

Circuit training

Circuit training

Circuit training is a method of training where you perform different exercises in succession with minimal rest. It is also my favourite group exercise class to teach and take part in. It’s great for clients and it great for us trainers. Benefits of circuit training for the client No choreography. You don’t get bored with […]

What is functional fitness?

A buzz word that has been spreading around gyms and health clubs for some time now is ‘functional’. But what exactly is functional fitness? Functional fitness explained Functional fitness training is not training to look better but training to improve how well you function at a given task. Therefore true functional training is very specific […]

Benefits of Studio Cycling

If you are looking to take part in some good old fashion group exercise then look no further than studio cycling. There are lots of benefits of studio cycling which I am going to cover in this article so if you have not tried a class before after reading this I hope you will be […]

Fat loss without counting calories

Fat loss without counting calories may not be an optimal method for competitive bodybuilders or fitness models but it can still be effective and probably more sustainable. With any goal, you need to find the right plan for you and a plan that involves counting calories may not be your preference. So let’s investigate another […]

Heart rate training

We have all seen our heart rate flashing up on the cardio machines at the gym but how many of us actually know what it is supposed to be? If you Google heart rate training it is a minefield so this article is going to simply cover how to work out your very own heart […]

Predicting your 1 repetition max (1RM)

In the last article, I gave my opinion on the benefits of knowing your 1 repetition max (1RM) numbers on a few lifts. However, if you are not used to lifting heavy loads you may like to estimate these instead. We have produced a chart very similar to the NSCA loading chart based on the […]

Know your numbers – 1 repetition max (1RM)

Now I’m no athlete but I do like training like one. If you also like unleashing your potential and seeing what your body is capable of then I recommend you ‘know your numbers’. Particular your 1 repetition max (1RM) numbers. What is your 1 repetition max (1RM)? Your 1RM is the maximum weight you can […]

Gym motivation

Believe it or not fitness professionals will occasionally lack gym motivation too. Sometimes we feel tired and sometimes we feel a bit bored. However, what we have is the training and the knowledge that gives us the ability to change our mind-set and find the motivation we need. Where does gym motivation come from? As […]