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We post regular articles with news and updates about the fitness industry.

Training
2019-08-19
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How to choose right Personal Trainer course and Gym Instructor course in London?

So, you’ve decided that you want to become qualified in Personal Training, and want to get the certification so that you can legitimately train somebody on a 1-to-1 basis or instruct group sessions. What is your next step? You will need to choose a legitimate course that fits well with your lifestyle. WARNING – there are many fraudulent courses out there claiming to run recognised courses. We promise that if you stick with the following rules when choosing a course, you shouldn’t have any issues:   Rule 1: Will this course let me achieve a recognised qualification? This is the number one and most important rule of all. The 2 most recognised awarding bodies for Personal Training courses in the UK are Active IQ & YMCA Awards, therefore to be extra safe and avoid scams only select courses that run their courses through the 2 aforementioned awarding bodies. We use…

Training
2019-07-10
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Get Yourself Enrolled In The Best Personal Trainer Course in London

To be fit is a dream for many, so imagine being able to fulfil people’s dreams for a living. This is totally possible with one of our courses. There are a number of fitness courses you can do get into the industry. If you don’t have any fitness qualifications then the Level 3 Diploma in Fitness Instructing & Personal Training is for you. If you  are already a qualified Gym Instructor then the level 3 certificate in Personal Training is all you’ll need. Enroll In The Most Reputed Institute: There are many institutes that understand the growing demand of the fitness trainers and contribute their teaching to bring out the best and knowledgeable trainers for you. To bring out the best personal trainers in health and fitness industry is never an easy job. The most required qualification for a trainer is to get the aforementioned level 3 certificate in personal…

Training
2019-06-14
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Am I too old to be a Personal Trainer

So, you are thinking of making some changes to your life. Perhaps it’s got to the point where you are thinking of a career change, or you just want to immerse yourself within an industry that provides you with many health and social benefits. As a result there’s one question that has crossed your mind: Am I too old to become a Personal Trainer? Short Answer – No, here at The Fitness Circle we’ve seen a range of learners partake our courses from age 18 to 65. Despite the variable ages, work backgrounds and life experiences, they all have one thing in common which is that they love fitness. In this article we will discuss the average age of personal trainers, the advantages of being an older personal trainer and some general advice if you’re thinking of being a Fitness Instructor or Personal Trainer. The Average age of a Personal…

Training
2019-06-07
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Top 3 Questions To Ask Before Enrolling in Personal Trainer Courses London

Have you been searching the web for personal trainer courses London? If yes, then you must understand that the requirements of a normal person desiring to be fit differ a lot from a person joining one of our personal trainer courses London, in order to become a professional in the field and have a fruitful career ahead. Today, we will be finding the questions you need to ask before enrolling in a personal trainer course for professional reasons. Question 1: What will be the cost? Well, this is the most basic and the most obvious question because personal trainer courses vary a lot and all the training institutes have different packages and fee structures for different kinds of courses. Whenever you enroll on a fitness training course, you must see whether or not the company is reputable and has good reviews. Moreover, you must enquire about their fee structure and…

Training
2019-05-28
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7 Important Personal Trainer Courses in London

Do you want to become a professional trainer in Health and Fitness industry? If yes, then you need to do the following courses in order to have a bright future in your intended career line. Below are some of the courses we offer that will enhance your fitness career: Personal trainer courses London Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training: This diploma consists of two qualifications, namely Active IQ level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing – which qualifies you to become a Gym Instructor, and Active IQ Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training – for people who want to  pursue a career in Personal Training. Please note that the Active IQ Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training is for people who already have done the Active IQ level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing Therefore, our Diploma is the most popular course. Upon successful completion of these two, you can become…

Training
2017-08-15
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PARTIAL REPS VS FULL REPS

To understand the complex nature of the partial rep against the full rep, we need to give ourselves a better understanding of these two disciplines that have long been locked into consistent battle with each other over which is the better training technique. Most people normally have a problem understanding ROM because they think it’s equal to the distance a body part travels. This is entirely wrong. It’s actually more accurate to say that it’s equivalent to the amount of degrees a joint flexes. Well personally, I’ve been doing full reps ever since I began working out back in 2012. I only recently began including partial reps into my exercise as a sort of new experience with my life. A partial rep is using half the specific range of movement required for a particular exercise; while using the strongest portion of the rep. Let’s take the bench press as a…

Diet
2017-08-15
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LOW FAT VS LOW CARB DIET

Ladies and gentlemen, the following contest is tonight’s main event. In one corner, we have the current reigning champion of loss weight, the low fat diet! His main tactics involve eating plenty of vegetables, whole grain products, fruits and lean meats such as fish and poultry. In the other corner, we have the challenger, the mastermind of limiting carbohydrates by intake of whole grains and starchy vegetables. His focus is intake in protein and fat for optimal emphasis; introducing the low carb diet! Well folks this battle seems to be a tight one, let’s take a look at the history of both fighters to determine who’s got the edge over the other one. As we all know, the body treats carbohydrate calories different from protein or fat calories. There’s been a lot of speculation over which method of caloric loss is better. Traditional weight loss specialists maintain that decreasing total…

Training
2017-08-15
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IDEAL REST INTERVAL FOR MUSCLE GROWTH

The length of rest periods in between your sets greatly determines the purpose and scope of your training. Training purposes are generally divided into three categories: hypertrophy training, strength training and endurance training. It is very important for you to understand your ambitions for training as you begin. Do you want to gain muscle, endurance, or strength? Surprisingly, just by varying your rest intervals in between your sets, you can easily focus on the category that you are aspiring to achieve. Let me explain this simple but commonly ignored part of training. If you’re looking to take hypertrophy training head on, you have to understand its basics and the science behind it. What is hypertrophy? Well, this is the increase in muscle size and mass. It is usually undertaken by body builders. So if you’re aspiring to look bigger, take on large muscle compound exercises such as squats, presses and…

Other
2017-08-15
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HOW YOU CAN GAIN MUSCLE AND LOSE WEIGHT AT THE SAME TIME

Every fitness lover and mass builder aspires to lose weight and gain muscle at the same time. It’s what we all dream of; what we crave for when we hit the gym or during our personal workout. From the go, we’ve always known that it’s to better to kill two birds with one stone. That’s why ‘recomping’, the process of gaining muscle while subsequently losing weight, is becoming quite popular today. ‘Recomping’ is a rational approach to body-building. This means it entails caloric deficit (the process through which your body uses energy to cause weight loss), at the same time optimizing and boosting the intake of macros. Macros are actually the building blocks for mass gaining as you workout. They include proteins, carbohydrates and fats. So here is where the stalemate comes in. We need to somehow eat a surplus of calories in our diet to build mass; while at…

Training
2017-12-19
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How to become a Personal Trainer in the U.K

Be your own boss, decide your working hours, meet new people, help people achieve their goals, huge earning potential… sounds good right? This is the life of a Personal trainer, but how does one go about becoming one? This article should clear a few things up. So you have decided that you would like to become a Personal Trainer. The minimum requirements in the U.K. to become one are to hold a REPs approved level 3 certificate in Personal Training. However, before you can achieve a level 3 certificate in Personal Training you must first have a level 2 in Fitness Instructing (or equivalent). To simplify things, here at The Fitness Circle we offer a Personal Training diploma which includes both the level 2 & level 3. Completing this would fully qualify you to becoming a Personal Trainer and allows you to work self-employed or for a gym. A Level…