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A buzzword 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 to […]

26th February 2023

When planning a resistance training programme for a client, you must first decide whether to use a whole-body approach or a split routine. The following article will help you decide which is better. Whole-body workout A whole-body workout is usually the most effective and practical when training beginners and intermediates. You can choose one exercise […]

20th February 2023

The world health organisation (2021) recommends that adults perform strengthening activities (resistance training) that work all the major muscle groups (legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders and arms) at least two days a week. This is because they provide a range of health benefits. The benefits of resistance training The benefits of resistance training include: […]

20th February 2023

Studio cycling, also known as indoor cycling or spinning, is a popular form of exercise that involves riding a stationary bike in a group setting, often to music and under the guidance of an instructor. The history of studio cycling can be traced back to the 1980s, when a South African cyclist named Johnny “Johnny […]

20th February 2023

Studio cycling, also known as indoor cycling, is a popular form of exercise that involves riding a stationary bicycle to the rhythm of music and guided by an instructor. The key concepts of studio cycling include: Resistance The resistance on the bike can be adjusted to simulate the feeling of riding on different terrains. This […]

13th February 2023

Hypertrophy is the increase in size of an organ or tissue as a result of the growth of its cells. It’s a popular topic in the world of fitness, and the idea of building bigger muscles is the driving force behind many people’s gym routines. But what exactly is hypertrophy, and how can we achieve […]

1st February 2023

When we are exercising, we aren’t always sure how hard we should be working or even how to gauge it. A very simple tool you can use is the RPE scale ‘Rate of Perceived Exertion’. Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE) RPE also known as the Borg scale, named after Dr Gunnar Borg who designed the […]

17th January 2023

Physical activity has long been recognised as an important factor in overall health and well-being, but its benefits extend far beyond physical health. Regular physical activity has been shown to have numerous psychological health benefits as well, including reducing stress and anxiety, improving mood and self-esteem, and even helping to alleviate symptoms of depression. Reduce […]

3rd January 2023

Stabilisation is a sensible starting point for beginners. Clients who have never established a regular and consistent exercise routine are beginners. They may walk the dog or occasionally drop into their local Zumba class, but when it comes to structured goal-based exercise, they are a beginner. For those clients, you will need to begin with […]

6th July 2022

Traditionally BMI is used by fit pros and health pros to assess whether an individual has a healthy body weight. However, as you probably know, it is not always relevant as it does not take into consideration what the body is composed of. For example, muscular individuals such as bodybuilders will be classified as obese […]

29th June 2022

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