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

Is personal training profitable? Yes, of course, it is, but only if you learn how to manage your fitness business well and manage your money. We have mentored thousands of trainers, and it still amazes us how many of you still use your current personal account to operate your fitness business. If you are doing […]

18th July 2022

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

When I first qualified, I was eager to get clients. I would work every hour under the sun if needed. Early morning, late nights and weekends. This was ok for a while, but then I burnt out, became resentful, and my relationships suffered as I had no work-life balance. Don’t make the same mistake I […]

9th June 2022

Everyone wants to be good at something. Maslow (a famous but dead psychologist!) suggested it was one of the human needs essential for a good life. Being good at something gives us a sense of purpose and increases our confidence, self-worth, and self-esteem. But who wants to settle for good when great would be a […]

25th May 2022

As fitness professionals, we sometimes compare ourselves to other coaches. Be careful doing this because, as they say, Comparison Is the Thief of Joy. Be inspired by others, learn from them and gather new ideas but don’t use others as the metric to measure whom you are supposed to be. You are you, so be you! […]

18th May 2022

This week I want to remind you about a simple but effective training system called long slow distance training (LSD).      Since the introduction of HIIT and the hype that followed (cheers, Wicks!) LSD has become a little unfashionable! However, I am here to tell you that LSD training is fantastic and has […]

11th May 2022

Working on a client’s nutrition is not always easy. You can set calorie goals, use tracking apps, or focus on habit building as we teach on our level 3 diploma in personal training. However, some clients simply won’t follow your advice. “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make them drink it.” This […]

4th May 2022

When it comes to face to face PT, if clients have paid for an hour, they expect an hour. I have been doing this job for many years, but I occasionally find I have under-planned, so the session finishes with 5-10 minutes spare. In these circumstances, I have a few options: Sit them down, review […]

27th April 2022

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