What is belly fat?

What is belly fat and why can’t we seem to lose it? This is a question I have been asked many times over the years. Especially from post-natal clients. I answer the question in this short article. Energy surplus First of all, any increase in body fat wherever you store it is always going to […]

Action leads to success

At Storm Fitness Academy, we give our trainee PT’s all the resources they need to become brilliant and successful trainers.   A coach A community A study portal   Training manuals   If they apply everything they learn from all of those awesome resources they will have an a great career.   However, they can’t […]

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 use Supersets with your clients

Supersets involve performing two different exercises back-to-back with little or no rest in between. There are typically two key variations of this resistance training system. Supersetting exercises of the same muscle or muscle group Supersetting  agonist and antagonist exercises Supersetting  upper and lower body exercises Supersetting exercises to create one exercise that targets the whole body […]

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 […]