Should I create a Whatsapp group for my clients?

Whatsapp groups can be an easy way to engage with your customers and for your customers to engage with one another. However, I would keep the group size manageable. As a personal trainer working perhaps with 10-20 face to face clients, a Whatsapp group would be quite manageable, however, if the group becomes any larger […]

Should I become a personal trainer?

The decision on whether to become a personal trainer might not be an easy one. If you are giving this career pathway some thought then this article will help you decide whether it is the right decision for you before committing to a course. Has exercise benefitted you personally? Has exercise personally helped you overcome […]

How to look after mental health

mental health

According to the health education authority, 1997, mental health is ‘the emotional and spiritual resilience which allows us to enjoy life and survive pain, disappointment and sadness. It is a positive sense of well-being and an underlying belief in our own, and others, dignity and worth. Now doesn’t that sound wonderful? Just that definition alone […]

Time Management for Personal Trainers

time management ideas

When I first became a personal trainer, one of the biggest challenges for me was time management. I thought my time management was good because I was very punctual and filled my day being busy. However, I realised that so much of my time was actually wasted on tasks and activities that were not necessary […]

How to plan your own home workout?

How to plan a home workout

Many of you have been finding out recently that it is entirely possible to exercise in your own home. There are many reasons you may need to plan your own home workout. Your in lockdown and can’t access your gym anymore You may not have childcare You may want to add some variety to your […]

Three techniques to avoid depression

In the UK one in six adults experience a common mental health problem every week and sadly suicide is now the biggest killer of young men. It is now more important than ever that we all have a better understanding of this issue that affects so many of us. By taking a proactive approach to […]

Move yourself happy

Move yourself happy - the link between fitness and mental health

The link between exercise and mental health is fascinating me more and more lately. When I think about the happiest times of my life they often involve physical activity. Particularly when shared with others. Country walks with my Samantha 🥰 Kayaking, hiking and climbing trees with my son Jayden 🤟 Dad dancing my girls Lyra […]

Are you doing enough physical activity?

If you are not sure whether you are active enough or you are thinking about increasing your physical activity and not sure what to aim for then our table below will give you some guidance, and a possible target to aim for. How many steps per day should I aim for? What are the health […]