Category: For the Trainer


CIRCUIT TRAINING General: In the mid 1950s a new form of progressive training for physical fitness was developed.  It was called CIRCUIT TRAINING. Two lecturers in physical education (R E Morgan & G T Adamson), from Leeds University were mainly responsible for its development in this country. Object: Circuit Training aims at the progressive development […]

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Qualities of a Good Instructor Although the ability to instruct varies, proficiency is only obtained by learning the technique and by practice in its application. Within these limits, instructors are MADE, not BORN. The technique of instruction, however, cannot be set out exactly.  An instructor can be shown how best to apply an exercise, how […]

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Over Training – Are You At Risk? Overtraining syndrome is an imbalance between the time spent training and recovering, exercise and exercise capacity, stress and stress tolerance.  Stress is the sum of training and non-training factors. ARE YOU AT RISK? Overtraining syndrome is a condition brought on by regular, excessive, high-intensity, high volume exercise, resulting […]

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Principles Of A Good Instructor

Methods of Instruction: Discipline may compel an athlete to take part in fitness and carry out the exercises set by the instructor, but will not compel others.  The three main components you need are: They are INTERESTED There is INCENTIVE They need to see the REASON for doing an exercise or skill practice To be […]

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KIT Report – Suspension Training

Many of us now have seen for a few years that suspension training has helped really boost our fitness goals and as trainers really added much more depth into functional training with our clients. TRX have been seen as the leaders and the first real suspension training device, but here we will look at whats […]

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CARDIOWALL’S Latest Product

Since LIW 2012 in September, and meeting Rugged Interactive there who own Cardiowall, Ive had one istalled at my gym in Swindon and have had a massive success with it being a great hit at the gym! The kids love it and so do the adults, Ive used it in Circuit Training, Boxercise, BOOTCAMP and […]

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Boxercise is now at the mikebussPT Fitness Centre and for an all over body conditioning workout you couldnt find a more fun and rigorous group training session. Boxercise has been around since 1992.  With well over 6000 Boxercise Instrucors and over 150,000 people taking part in Boxercise in the UK every week. Boxercise has been […]

27/10/2012 | 0 Comments More

Unikurve Review Part 1 With Mike Buss

During LIW 2012 at the Birmingham NEC As usual I was at the show checking out whats new in the world of fitness, and a few pieces of equipment turned my head and raised my eyebrow. One of these was Unikurve…  I love crossfit style training, functional and core training and this simple piece of […]

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Mizuno Performance Centre Opens in London

The Olympics is only 3 days away now and just ahead of the games Sports Brand Mizuno have set up their Performance Centre at Centre Point Building in London (next to Tottenham Court Road Tube Station). I went along yesterday to the VIP Press Launch to see the latest performance footware that will be seen […]

24/07/2012 | 0 Comments More

LIW 2012 Update | REPs programme released – booking now open

For the first time the REPs National Convention will take place over all three days of Leisure Industry Week (LIW) – 18-20 September, NEC Birmingham. The comprehensive CPD* accredited programme features a choice of 40 interactive, practical and topic specific workshops. Three Keynotes: Tues: Obesity – an untapped fitness market, Pete Cohen, Weight Loss Guru […]

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