Training

Training
2019-06-14
0

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
0

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
0

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
0

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…

Training
2017-08-15
0

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…

Training
2017-12-19
0

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…

Training
2017-08-11
0

WHY IT’S GOOD TO INCLUDE CARDIO IN YOUR WORKOUT PROGRAM

As a gym junkie, I have always been fond of the endless battle between pro-cardio and pro-workout supporters. Being a hybrid (I do both cardio and workout during my training), I love watching these guys literally tare each other apart when they’re at the gym! So how did this ‘great divide’ come to be? Well, not pointing out any fingers, but I think most of the blame lies with the pro-workout supporters. There’s been this ancient proverb passed down by HIIT ancestors (High Intensity Interval Training) that including cardio in your workout program reduces muscle gain. Well, I totally disprove this theory and from my experience, cardio has helped me to not only build and tone, but has also brought numerous health benefits to my life. It’s just about knowing the right timing, amount and intensity of cardio to include together with your work-out program. Well, let’s break down the…

Training
2017-08-11
0

ARE CRUNCHES GOOD OR BAD?

There’s been a lot of debate concerning whether the inclusion of crunches in your exercise workout routine is good or bad for you. This reminds me of the classic ying vs yang theory; good vs evil scenario. Well, crunches have a long history in the workout forum; and as is the case with traditional techniques, they always have some bad mouthing to be done about their efficiency. Well, so let’s take a more in depth look at crunches, or also known in a more savvy scientific name as lumber flexions. Hmm, so what are crunches? In my books, these are any exercises whose sole purpose is to strengthen the 29 core abdominal muscles found in your back, abdomen and pelvis. The importance of these muscles is that they provide the main support to your spine that is vital for movement, support and balance. There’s been a lot of negative publicity…

Training Other
2017-12-19
0

How To Become A Personal Trainer In The UK

  How To Become A Personal Trainer In The UK A career in fitness and personal training can be extremely rewarding for the right person. If you have an interest in fitness training and a real passion for helping people then it could be just perfect for you. If you have decided that being a fitness instructor or personal trainer is for you, the next question you’re certain to ask is how to become a fitness trainer. This article aims to give you all of the necessary steps and advice you need to become a personal trainer in the UK. What are the things I need in order to be Personal Trainer? There are 4 things that you’ll need in order to become a Personal Trainer in the UK: 1. Level 2 Gym Instructor qualification 2. Level 3 Personal Trainer qualification 3. Personal Trainer Insurance 4. Job opportunities Level 2…