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5 Reasons Why You Need an Online Coach

Written by Lauren Killey Due to the changes which have occurred across the globe in 2020, the fitness industry has seen a mass shift into the online space. This means there is less ‘personal trainer’ and ‘face-to-face’ coaching occurring, and more and more clients are seeking online coaches. So, what is the benefit of having […]
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3 Tips to Become an Industry Leading Personal Trainer

Written by Education Manager, Stefan Ianev We often get asked by up and coming personal trainers what are our top tips or recommendations for becoming an industry leading personal trainer or coach. After all, considering that the annual turnover rate for personal trainers is around 80-90%, which is not due to lack of demand for […]
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TYPES OF CARDIO AND IT’S BENEFITS

Written by Master Coach Kim Leggett When you hear the word ‘cardio’, you most likely envision pacing on the treadmill or cycling on the elliptical for hours on end, which rarely produces any excitement. Studies have shown that getting lasting results from excessive amounts of cardio and little to no resistance training, is not likely. However, […]
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Undulating Clients’ Calories for Flexibility on Weekends

By Lauren Killey The deciding-factor between success and failure when it comes to your client’s goals, is compliance. Often, the weekend is when nutritional compliance becomes more challenging due to social events and celebrations, meals out or take-away after a long-week, alcohol or calorie dense food consumption. This can lead to intentional or unintentional excess calorie intake by your […]
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The Principles of Specificity, Overload & Progression

By Jade Mckee When programming for your clients, there are training principles that need to be followed. These are the principles of specificity, overload, and progression. As always, these principles will need to be tailored to your individual client’s needs in order for them to get optimal results. The principle of specificity (or the SAID […]
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The Importance of Protein

By Jade Mckee What is Protein?Protein is the most important of the macronutrients – which also include fats, carbohydrates, fibre, and alcohol. It is the building block of muscle, and is an ESSENTIAL macronutrient. This means your body NEEDS protein to function, but it is unable to produce it itself. Protein plays specific roles in […]
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Top Training Systems for Fat Loss

By Jade Mckee When working in a fat loss phase with your clients – resistance training is key to getting results. As a general rule – training systems for fat loss will incorporate short rest periods, with increased volume. Keep in mind when programming for fat loss – every. Rep. Counts. Full body workouts, or […]
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The Best Body Part Splits

By Stefan Ianev In the last few years body part splits or ‘bro splits’ as they have come to be known, have taken a bit of hit amongst those in the evidence-based community.   The reason for that is because most body part splits train each muscle group directly only once a week. A 2016 review […]
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Signs your Client has hit a Plateau

By Kimberley Leggett As humans, we are incredibly adaptive creatures and as such, respond and adapt to different stimulus incredibly quickly. Historically this has been to ensure our survival when faced with threats or danger, however the same principal applies to everyday modern life – even in the gym. By understanding this mechanism and recognising […]
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Fundamentals of Rehabilitation

By Jade Mckee If you are working with an athlete who has been injured, they will require rehabilitation to return to their chosen sport again at full capacity. You should encourage your client to seek treatment from a suitable qualified health professional immediately – who will be able to guide and work with you throughout […]
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How to Maximize Your Time & Increase Revenue

By Lauren Killey As a coach, you should aim to work ‘smarter not harder.’ This fitness industry is constantly changing, and growing, it is highly saturated with personal trainers, online coaches, the next challenge and the next big thing. If you want to stay ahead, succeed as a personal trainer or build your brand and […]
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How to Periodize NEAT to Optimize Results

By Kimberley Leggett When it comes to optimizing a client’s overall health, stimulating progress and preventing any plateaus, we must also consider an often neglected variable – their cardio and NEAT levels.  So what is NEAT?NEAT or Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis is the energy used for everything we do when we are not exercising (hence the […]
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