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Australia’s Fitness Revolution: Breaking Down Two Decades of Sweating it Out.
Who says Australia is all about cricket and footy? A deep dive into two decades of physical activity data reveals a fascinating shift in the land down under. While traditional sports still have their place, Aussies are embracing the gym lifestyle more than ever, and women are leading the charge. Let’s break a sweat as we jog through the details.
Changes in Certificate Courses: How Does It Affect Me?
Changes in Certificate Courses: How does it affect me? You may have heard that there are new updates to the Certificate III SIS30315 and Certificate IV SIS40215 courses. These, have been replaced by the government for the new Certificate III SIS30321 and Certificate IV SIS40221. We understand that these changes may have raised some questions and concerns, so let us provide you with all the necessary information to understand how they may affect you.
Are You One of These Types of People? Discover How a Career in Fitness Complements Your Psychological Traits and Offers Growth Opportunities
If you identify with any of these five character types and their psychological traits, a fulfilling career in the fitness industry might be just the right fit for you. Let’s dive into each of these personalities and explore how the fitness profession aligns with their strengths and offers growth opportunities for personal development.
What is recovery?
What is recovery? Recovery is one of the most underrated aspects of a fitness journey, sport training or everyday life.
Finding a happy balance of fitness and lifestyle over the holidays
Prioritising healthy habits is something more of us should do, however finding a happy balance will help with the chaos of the holidays.
Breaking Unhealthy Habits
Habit: usual way of behaviour or a tendency that someone has settled into.
Whether it’s our morning routine or our night time bed routine that we can’t go to bed until all steps are followed, habits are regular activities done in the same place, same time and with the same people. We are all creatures of habit.
How exercise can reduce pain
When we are in pain sometimes movement or exercise is the last thing we want to do, however exercise and movement are some of the fundamental aspects in management for persistent pain.
Exercise has been proven to improve post surgery recovery, or any recovery for that matter, reduce side effects for conditions such as diabetes, cancer, heart attacks, and some neurological conditions.
As exercise can improve function, wellbeing and pain levels.
Fitness Industry Pathway: What Jobs Can I Get with Different Fitness Courses?￼
Fitness Industry Pathways: The fitness industry is set to continue to grow and expand.
Video Blog: #9 Racism in Sport
Sport holds a unique place in Australian society. It celebrates our values of equality, fairness and participation and helps build social connection and cohesion.
So, Is racism in sport an issue in Australia?
Everyone should be able to participate in sport and physical activity in a welcoming and inclusive way – regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ability, cultural background, ethnicity, location or life stage.
Video Blog: #8 Choreography and Exercise Classes
There are many types of exercise classes that involve performing a set of movements to music. These classes are usually performed in a group setting and are a great way
Fitness industry job statistics post-COVID
There is no denying that COVID has taken a massive toll on society and how we move forward with face-to-face jobs. The fitness industry was particularly affected, as during the national lockdowns all fitness facilities/centres and organised sports/ sporting events were closed / stopped / ceased. This proved to be an issue amongst the community as it put a stop to most of the sport for the period.
Resistance Band Training
Resistance bands are one of the most simple and effective ways to complete a strength workout. They can be used in a variety of ways to train each muscle group and are more accessible than a set of dumbbells.
For beginners through to advanced strength trainers, a resistance band can provide new ways of performing exercises that will continue to challenge you.
RPL: Recognition of Prior Learning
Did you know that you may be eligible to have your past studies and/or work experience count as RPL towards the achievement of units of competency in your courses?
This means that you could be exempt from some of the unit of competencies and/or subjects in your course, and be able to complete your qualification in a shorter period of time.
Gambling in Sport
Gambling in sport is defined as: “Irregularly influencing the course or result of a sports event in order to obtain advantage for oneself or for others and to remove all or part of the uncertainty normally associated with sport.’
It goes without saying that a fundamental aspect of why so many people love and enjoy sport is a belief in the fairness of the contest and the uncertainty of the outcome. When these things are compromised then sport becomes pointless.
Why do we always forget about Preventive Health?
What were the major party’s preventative health strategies? An internet search comes up with nothing. They were non-existent. We know that prevention is better than cure. Data, research, and history have continually shown a four-fold return on investment to the health budget. We know that exercise improves physical and mental health.
Video Blog: #7 What is it like to study online a Cert III and Cert IV in Fitness?
In this video you will learn what is like to study the Certificate III and IV in Fitness, and how long does it take to finish them and start your
Video Blog: #6 The 10 Commandments of a Personal Trainer
So you love being in the gym. You love being fit and strong, and everything related to physical exercise and training .
Does that mean that your ideal job is being a Personal Trainer?
Fitness Boxing Illustrated
Everybody wants a great body, but where do you start? You might have tried the latest diet or exercise fad and lasted maybe a month. There’s so much misinformation about how to get a lean and tight body that you’re ready to give up. Don’t give up. Fitness boxing might be the last exercise program that you’ll ever need.
Choreography and Exercise Classes
There are many types of exercise classes that involve performing a set of movements to music. These classes are usually performed in a group setting and are a great way to make exercise enjoyable.
Importance of Strength Training for Women
In order to create a well-rounded exercise program, elements of strength, flexibility and cardiovascular fitness are necessary. There are limited studies on the benefits of strength training for women despite
The Case for Women Coaches: The Women’s Sports Academy
Within Australian sport research, there is a lack of information about women in elite coaching roles. This highlights the need for discussion and further studies that break down the disparity between male and female coaches and why this exists in the industry.
Video Blog: #5 The F****** Virus
This is a video directed to anyone thinking about working in Fitness. Young Grade 12’s fresh of High School and people of all ages looking for their dream job and working in jobs they don’t like.
Exercise and Mental Wellbeing
Mental health problems is one of the world’s modern pandemics, as it becomes the 3rd leading cause of chronic health problems in youth with the leading cause of death for
Video Blog: #4 Pathway to a Career in Fitness in Australia
What could be better than being able to work in fitness, take that passion and turn it into a rewarding career that helps others? If you’re considering joining the Australian
Video Blog: #3 Fitness Myths Debunked
There is a lot of misinformation in the fitness industry. As a personal trainer it is important to be able to understand the difference between fact and fiction. Here are
Video Blog: #2. Fitness Industry on the Rise
The pandemic has already taught us many lessons and it will continue to, as we navigate a post-COVID world. A key learning, and one well overdue, is the importance of
How to become a Coach/Mentor Partner with Fit Education
Fit Education provides on-line learning and assessment opportunities for students to obtain their SIS20115 Certificate II in Sport and Recreation, SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness, SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness and SIS50321 Diploma
Growth in the Fitness and Sport Sector
The Australian Fitness and Sport Industry The Australian Fitness and Sport Industry has undergone rapid growth rate in recent years and will continue to rise following the global pandemic and
Top 10 Myths of Female Coaching
#1: Women just want to chat It is a common misconception that females only want to chat. Social interaction is one of the most important factors in increasing adherence in
The Sports Industry Lacks Female Coaches
Women in coaching roles Within Australian sport research, there is a lack of information about women in elite coaching roles. This highlights the need for discussion and further studies that
Video Blog: #1. Help your teen decide what to do after Year 12: Is a Career in Fitness the right choice?
Super Deal 2021 for Year 12 graduates We are offering an exclusive super deal for all Year 12 graduates in 2021. It is a limited time deal and will run
Registration as a Student or Fitness Professional – What you need to know.
Registration for Students studying their group fitness and personal training certification It is recommended to join a registered body whilst you are studying. AusActive offers a student registration, including insurance, while you
The Australian Skate Federation (ASF) awards celebrated pro skateboarder Tommy Fynn with $15,000 Scholarship to study Diploma of Sport with Fit Education.
Sept 1st 2021 at JF O’Grady Memorial Park in Brisbane, Donny Fraser, ASF Director, presented Tommy Fynn with a Scholarship Award valued at $15,000 to study a Diploma of Sport. This
Help your teen decide what to do after Year 12: Is a Career in Fitness the right choice?
Parents worry. That’s what we do. Sometimes we worry without a reason, and sometimes there is. There are specific moments in the lives of our children that we must be
Warm Up for Resistance Training
A warm up before training is not only an important topic but an interesting discussion over the past years. Warming up is a fundamental process when optimising muscle performance, by mediating multiple physiological effects…
Because the spine is so mobile and capable of many movements there is no universal exercise that equally stresses all of the muscles that surround the spine to create the desired stiffness needed in life and when lifting weights.
Health is Wealth.
Health is Wealth – In the recent 11th of May Federal Budget, the Treasurer stated that addressing the nation’s mental health ‘is a clear national priority’.
Fitness Industry on the Rise
I was lucky enough to attend our fitness industry associations recent information session in Brisbane, and it reinforced what I expected. The fitness industry is on the rise.
What do you need to do to work in fitness in Australia?
Become a fitness professional in Australia: So, you’re thinking about becoming a fitness professional! Like us, you’re probably a little crazy, I mean, passionate, about health, exercise and everything in
Tapering : What do mangoes and tapering for competition have in common? I don’t think there is anything better than a ripe mango. Sweet, juicy, summer vibes. You need to
The Deadlift is a simple exercise. Pick up a heavy bar off the ground then put it down again. It is one of the most effective exercises for improving total-body
Seated Cable Row
The seated cable row is a pulling exercise that works the back muscles, particularly the rhomboids, latissimus dorsi, teres major, and middle trapezius. It also works the forearm muscles and the biceps. It is an excellent all round compound
goblet squat The goblet squat is a leg strengthening exercise. It can be used across all fitness levels and sports to develop muscle hypertrophy and strength. This exercise can be
Bench press The Bench Press is a popular upper body strength training exercise. The movement consists of pressing a weight upwards from a supine position. The pectoralis major and triceps
Fitness is an Essential Service
Exercise is essential for the wellbeing and physical health of all humans in conjunction with a proper diet. It is time fitness was considered as an essential service by the
Supersets are a great way to help build strength and muscle time efficiently.
Top 50 Fitness and Gym jargon to get the lingo right!
So, you’re eager to start your new career in fitness! Exciting times are ahead. Getting started with any new job can feel a bit intimidating at times. A lot of
The battle rope is an energy system training (conditioning) and muscle endurance exercise . It works muscles in the upper back, shoulders, arms, abs, back, glutes and legs. There are
Overhead Barbell Squat
The overhead barbell squat is an advanced exercise that requires strength in the legs, and stability of the shoulders and core. It mobilizes the thoracic spine, ankles, and hips, and
Does Exercise Really Work?
With the demands of the workplace ever increasing, it would be comforting to know that exercise didn’t really matter to our health and wellbeing, and if we did spend our
Bulking Up and Gaining Strength
Want to Increase strength, achieve a suitable body composition, and maintain fitness levels? Read on. If you take your sporting performance (or health) seriously, you should already be consuming a
Five Fitness Myths Debunked
Fitness Myths Debunked: There is a lot of misinformation in the fitness industry. As a personal trainer it is important to be able to understand the difference between fact and
Weight Training: Why Everyone Should Lift
Weight training has many benefits including: Increasing overall strength. Weight training improves a person’s ability to perform taxing physical tasks as well as normal, everyday activities—like bringing in the groceries
Positive Outlook for Careers in the Fitness Sector Post COVID-19
The Importance of the Fitness Industry The fitness industry is important to Australia as a source of jobs, investment, spend, innovation and physical and mental health. The fitness industry primarily
Circuit Training: A circuit is 4 or more movements put together in sequence. Other movement combination definitions include: 1 movement is an exercise; 2 movements put together is a superset;
Online Training Tips
Online training: There has been a lot of growth in online virtual personal training and fitness with COViD19 and the advancement of online real-time technology. Online training represents an opportunity
Gym Re-opening Checklist
Gym Re-opening : Gyms, personal training studios, boutique fitness centers are on the way back. There are a lot of things to consider as part of the process. As we
Swiss Ball Hamstring Curl
The swiss ball hamstring curl is a fantastic exercise to strengthen the hamstrings, glutes and core.
AB ROLLER The abdominal roll-out is the primary exercise performed with an ab roller (a form of anti-extension core training). As the body rolls forward, the core works to prevent
Endurance Training Jargon
Fundamental Concepts in Physiology Relevant to Endurance Training. To understand endurance training it is important to have an understanding of some basic physiological concepts. Five of these principles are: VO2
Virtual Fitness: The fitness industry has copped it through COVID-19 as shown in the diagram below. It has been one of the major industries affected. However, through the tough times
The Role of a Strength and Conditioning Coach – Example Brisbane Broncos
Strength and Conditioning Coach: The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) definition of Strength and Conditioning is:‘Strength and Conditioning discipline provides services in the areas of speed, agility, endurance, strength, stability,
Single Leg Squat
The squat is one of the great exercises. It stimulates all the major muscles in the legs – the quads, hamstrings and glutes. The single-leg version aids balance, mobility, co-ordination
Group Fitness – Something For Everyone.
Group fitness is a popular way to improve fitness. Group exercise is a generic term used to describe fitness industry exercise classes characterised by a group format, and an instructor
Running – Chris Wardlaw’s 12 Training Principles
Running – Chris Wardlaw’s 12 Training Principles Chris Wardlaw – dual Olympian and distance coach uses 12 Basic Principles as a checklist for any training program from 800m through to
The lunge is a staple resistance training exercise that works the hips, glutes, quadriceps, hamstrings, and core. It is a common weight training exercise that has many variations. Lunges are
Study Tips and Tricks To Study During COVID-19.
Study Tips: Here are 4 tips to help you study during COVID-19. 1) Prioritise your study Try prioritising sections of the course that are more conducive to online learning. Here
FAQ’s Will Fit Education Remain Open During COVID-19? Yes, at Fit Education, we acknowledge current events and want to let all our students and friends know that we are operating
Deadbug – Abdominal Exercise
Deadbug: The dead bug strengthens the abs and core without putting strain on the lower back. (which can be a concern with sit ups and many other common ab exercises.)
Face Pull: The standing face pull is an isolation exercise primarily targeting the rear deltoids, traps, and upper back. It is most often performed with a rope attachment. Set up
Shoulder Press – Standing Barbell
Shoulder Press: The Standing Barbell Shoulder Press is a full body, compound exercise. The shoulders and arms press the weight over head while the legs, lower back and abs provide
Contrast Training – For Strength and Power Development
Contrast training involves performing a strength exercise followed by a power movement similar to the strength movement. Examples: a Deadlift paired with a Broad Jump, or Bench Press paired with
Monster Walk: The Monster Walk is a common resistance training exercises for strengthening / activating the glutes. Step both legs through the band . (Band can be around knees, ankles,
Gym Jargon: There is a lot of fitness industry specific jargon floating around. Brush up on your knowledge of the fitness lingo before you start studying your personal training course
Lower Back Pain – 10 Helpful Tips To Help Manage LBP.
Low back pain (LBP) is the leading cause of disability worldwide, and is often associated with costly, ineffective and sometimes harmful care. What drives disability and poor care? Unhelpful beliefs
What Happens To My Body When I Exercise? Aerobic and anaerobic exercise
Exercise is commonly divided into two types; aerobic (things like running, swimming and cycling) and anaerobic exercise (weight training and activities that last less than approximately one minute, such as
The 10 Commandments Of A Personal Trainer
Here are 10 points all Personal Trainer need to consider and then reconsider! All Cert III and Cert IV students in our Personal Trainer course are made very aware of
How Much do Personal Training Courses Cost?
Cert 4 in Fitness: Personal training courses in Australia cost $4815, on average, according to data recently published by MySkills, a website run by the Department of Employment, Skills, Small
How Long Will My Personal Trainer Course Take?
Personal Trainer Course Length We regularly get asked how long it will take to complete a personal trainer course. A lot of people are keen to smash out their course
Weight Room Safety Tips
This article provides advice on weight room management, safety, and how personal trainers can protect themselves from liability and accidents in the weight room. Do No Harm The #1 rule
Programming For Sports Specific Training
Programming: Over the years there has been much debate over the effectiveness of sports-specific resistance training, likewise, the effectiveness of not engaging in it. This article aims to give a
Are Deep Squats Bad For Your Knees?
A look into the bio-mechanics of squat depth Squats: 90 degrees or ‘ass to grass’? Squats are one of the great exercises. However there exists much conjecture as to how
Bone Health In Young Women
Concern for Bone Health in Young Women: A Synergy Between Nutrition and Exercise. On a daily basis do you drink 3.5 cups of milk? Eat 7 slices of cheese or
Pro Guide on How to Become a Successful PT
Don’t like working in an office, having to wear a suit and sitting through boring meetings? Do you want to have a PT career to be able to make a
What You Need to Know to Become a Certified Personal Trainer
If you have a passion for exercise, health and fitness, perhaps you’ve thought about becoming a Certified Personal Trainer. But where to begin? It’s fairly easy to get into the
Darn Well Jogging Around: Polarised Training
THE CONCEPT OF POLARISED TRAINING AND SUCCESSFUL ENDURANCE TRAINING A review of the literature on polarised training for endurance training. ABSTRACT There are many ways to train endurance. Recently in
12 Tips for Successful Sport Coaching
Sportspeople regularly comment on the impact their coaches have had on them as athletes and people (both positive and negative). To excel in Sport Coaching it is important to understand this
Strategies for Success in Strength and Conditioning
In your practice of strength and conditioning, what are the core principles of your philosophy when managing athletes? One of the early principles I learnt to develop when managing athletes
Youth Coaching Advice
What advice do you have for youth coaching in terms of analysing the demands of their sport before designing their youth programs? Coaching young athletes is arguably the most critical
What is your ‘core’ and what are the best ways of ensuring core training in this area of your body to be strong at all times? I don’t like to
Youth Sport. What are the key principles of program design for young athletes?
What advice should youth coaches tell athletes that are returning from sports injuries?
Gym Managers – Employment Statistics
Gym Managers, personal training managers and group fitness managers manage fitness centres, personal training studios, and sports clubs. They may coach, instruct and train clients. Management experience or extensive industry
Thinking of Starting a Career in Fitness Industry?
Are you looking for a job that’s fun, flexible and rewarding? Having a career in the fitness industry could be for you. There’s an almost endless list of career paths,
Passed Certificate 4 Fitness Course – Now What?
Tips, Tools & Career Opportunities you need to know after completing Certificate 4 Fitness Course. Congratulations on passing the cert 4 (IV) fitness course! You’ve earned yourself a qualification that
Interval Training – Improve Your Running Race Pace
Research has repeatedly proven that interval, fartlek, and repetition training should form a regular part of your weekly schedule, and will improve your race pace. The benefits of this type
Become a Fit Education Partner
Thanks for your interest in becoming a partner. This program allows fitness professionals to help clients, friends or acquaintances that have shown an interest in becoming fitness professionals themselves. Fit
How to Become a PT
Don’t like working in an office, having to wear a suit and sitting through boring meetings? Do you want a career that makes a real difference in other people’s lives?
Sport Coaching – Employment Statistics
Sports Coaches, Instructors and Officials coach, train and instruct participants in sports, and officiate at sporting events. Job tasks include: coaching, training and instructing sportspersons by analysing performances and developing
How To Be a Great Personal Trainer. The 10,000 Rule Applied To Personal Training
It requires 10,000 hours of specific practice for sportspeople to attain top-level success. This rule also applies to every Personal Trainer. Talent obviously also plays a role, and is taken into
Employment Statistics for Personal Trainers
The Australian population is becoming more unhealthy. While this is bad news for Australia and the taxpayer, it is good news for Personal Trainers, as the industry is booming. Research
12 Tips for Getting Clients After Completing Your PT Course
Any successful personal trainer will tell you that having a broad and loyal client base is essential. This can be challenging fresh out of the PT course. Don’t worry — we’re
Turkish Get Up
The Turkish Get-Up works the entire body developing stability, mobility, balance, and strength . This is one of many resistance training exercises covered in Fit Educations’ Personal Training Courses. Performing
The front squat is a lower-body exercise that will strengthen the legs and hips, particularly your quadriceps and glutes. It is a staple resistance training exercise, covered in the Certificate
The Effects of Resistance Training on Bone Mineral Density and Osteoporosis
Resistance training can be defined as any exercise which creates a force or muscular contraction. It also places a load onto the bones. By loading our bones through resistance training
Passed Cert 3 in Fitness Course – Now What?
Tips, Tools & Career Opportunities you need to know after completing your Cert 3 in fitness Course. Firstly, congratulations on passing your Cert 3 (III) in Fitness! You’re now a
Offline vs. Online PT Courses: Which One to Choose?
As the demand for health and fitness-based careers continues to increase, more options are becoming available for the average person to switch jobs. In order to be hired by any
12 Fitness Tips for the Time Poor.
Too often we hear the excuse, “I just don’t have enough time” in relation to physical activity. Read this Fitness Tips if you are someone who is working fulltime in
Five Fitness Myths to Avoid
Fitness Myths: Whether you’re a Personal Trainer, Strength and Conditioning Coach, or just someone wanting to lose weight, fitness is a state of well being that can bring joy and
Strength and Conditioning – Training Characteristics of Elite Athletes
Strength and Conditioning: Elite athletes’ are extraordinary people that do superhuman things, right? A portion of this statement is correct, the other is debatable. Elite athletes often produce phenomenal standards
Nutrition – The Secret Behind The Perfect Body Composition
Nutrition: Ever wondered how the Cristiano Ronaldo’s, Usain Bolt’s and Laura Geitz’s of the world got their bodies to look like a work of art? Or it might simply just
Twelve Training Tips to Make Exercise Routines Stick
Training Tips: Too often as fitness trainers we hear the excuse, “I just don’t have enough time” in relation to physical activity and/or starting an exercise program. Yes if you
Five Tips for a Healthier Easter
Christmas, Birthday, New Year, Easter. Is there ever a time throughout the year that we are not celebrating with a little indulgence? The team at Fit Education have come up
Be Efficient With Your Time When You’re Studying Online
Considering signing up, already enrolled, or just starting an online fitness course? Many find enrolling in an online course a scary proposition, as they are worried they won’t be able
PT Course – Living Financially Fit
PT Course: Always loved fitness and had the dream of making a living out of it, but then had others tell you or just assumed yourself it wasn’t feasible? Sitting
Myths: Eating Carbohydrates On A Diet
Carbohydrates: One of the biggest misconceptions around is that you should limit your carbohydrate intake when trying to lose weight. Myths like these have been given credibility due to celebrities
What a Certificate IV in Fitness Means for You
By earning a Cert 4 in Fitness, you gain the necessary skills to work as either a full or part-time trainer anywhere in Australia. It provides you with the qualifications
Nutrition – What Advice Can Personal Trainers Provide?
Nutrition: Is it illegal for personal trainers to give nutritional advice and programming to their clients? There is a lot of attention in the media recently on qualifications and
Exercise Selection for Perfect Programming
There is an art / skill to choosing the right exercises for your clients. The most important consideration of exercise selection is to select exercises that have a fundamental application
Studying for a Personal Trainer Course
If you’re looking to be a personal trainer, certification will give you the necessary skills. The concept of studying to be a personal trainer, though, can be quite challenging for
Graduate Case Study: Jamie Duke – DUKE’s Youth & Fitness
Graduate Jamie Duke explains how studying with Fit Education helped her to establish her own organisation helping troubled young people. Feeling ambitious? Study a Cert 3 and 4 in Fitness
Strength Training For Masters Athletes
STRENGTH TRAINING FACT: Veteran athletes lose strength as they age. Humans start losing muscle mass after the age of 38. Research suggests that this age-related loss of muscle strength impacts
The Importance Of Olympic Lifting For Personal Trainers
Triple Extension and the Importance of Olympic Weightlifting. Olympic lifting is one of the oldest Olympic sports, and its variations are used by many athletes around the world today. This
Top 9 Tips to Succeed in Online PT course
Personal training has become one of the hottest career areas to pursue and it’s not hard to see why. You get to set your own schedule, meet amazing people, and
Do Compression Garments Work?
The use of compression garments are becoming more and more common at all sporting levels, with skins, body armour, 2XU and generally all major sporting companies (Nike, Adidas, Puma etc)
Pregnancy And Exercise
Introduction Exercise during pregnancy has become more popular during the last 10 years than it had previously (Brown, 2002; Mudd et al, 2009). As a result, the intensity and duration
Gordon Pirie’s Laws Of Running
Running: Gordon Piries’s Laws of Running Gordon Pirie (10 February 1931 – 7 December 1991) was an English long-distance runner. He competed in the 5000 m and 10,000 m events
Ten Training Tips To Help Prevent Sports Injuries
Sports Injuries – Ten Training Tips To Help Prevent Injuries Sports Injuries: Following is a list of 10 training tips to reduce your chance of injury: 1. Don’t train when
There is much confusion over the difference between shin splints and stress fractures in the running community. The term shin splints is a name often given to any pain at
Core Stability: Is It A Myth?
Core Stability: Personal trainers; gym instructors, Pilates and yoga instructors; and exercise physiologists regularly talk of the importance of having a strong core, especially the deep muscle known as the
Periodisation – The Make Up Of An In Season Week
Periodisation – The Makeup of a Normal Training Week – Leeds Carnegie – Professional Rugby Team Post match recovery and injury assessment Second recovery session and injury update First lifting
What Happens To Your Brain When You Exercise?
A Look At The Importance of The Brain and Proprioception In Regards to Training Performance. Intrinsic improvements to exercise performance involve a combination of neural, chemical and muscular alterations that
Are Running Shoes Doing More Harm Than Good?
Running shoes or bare foot running? As all technical areas of running are accelerating in relation to research and performance the newly adapted running shoes seem to be causing more
Tai Chi: A Combat Martial Art
Tai Chi: Article by Luke C Gregory as published in Blitz Magazine. Many martial artists may not see tai chi – or tai-ji, as it’s called in China’s Mandarin tongue
Fat Burning Exercise: The Facts
Fat Burning: Health magazines are always full of new ways to burn fat faster then ever before. Modest to wild claims occurs on a monthly basis as to what method
Single Set – Super Slow Resistance Training – An Alternative to 3 Sets of 10?
Single Set Resistance Training – High Intensity Training (H.I.T.) is a popular training technique that has evolved since the 1970’s. It was properly advocated by Arthur Jones, the founder of
Training Tips – Keeping Fit at Home
Training Tips – Everyone needs to try their best to keep fit. But how easy is it on cold winter days, after a long day at work, and family commitments
Personal Training: Make Your Living Doing Something You Love
Personal Trainer Course: If you’re a fitness fanatic and cherish the impact that being fit has had on your life, then perhaps there’s a way for you to turn this
Barefoot Training and Foot Mechanics
There are many terms used to describe feet and foot types. The most general and common are ‘Pes Planus’ (flat foot) and ‘pes cavus’ (high arched foot). A ‘normal’ foot,
Improved Core Stability Will Improve Your Cycling
FACT: Improving your Core Stability will improve your Cycling. FACT: Most professional cyclists do core stability training weekly. Having stiff segments to transfer force, is a given in engineering. You
“All Day!” – Quotes you can Use for Training
“A positive attitude may not solve all of your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort” (Herm Albright) “It is not because things are
Hydration Issues – Preparation And Recovery
Hydration: In the heat and humidity of our tropical climate, it is very important to begin an event or training session well hydrated and have a plan to stay well
Tips to training in winter
Everyone has trouble staying fit and motivated during the colder months of the year. Not only is it harder to stay motivated to train in cold conditions, but the lower
Asthma – Is Swimming A Solution?
Asthma currently effects around 12% of the population (over 2 million people) in Australia. Young people are more commonly affected by asthma, with 14% of 0-19 yr olds suffering with
Endurance Training – Preparing For Endurance Events
Endurance Training: Preparing for Endurance Events The focus of this article is the investigation into the current training methods utilised to enhance endurance running performance. The article will include a
What Is Missing In A Personal Trainer’s Knowledge?
The Missing Link in the Personal Trainer’s Knowledge Why is it that some trainers have long waiting lists whilst others struggle to retain the few clients they have? Why is
What Running Shoes Should I Buy?
Running Shoes: At Stanford University, California, two sales representatives from Nike were watching the athletics team train. Part of their job was to gather feedback from the company’s sponsored runners
Barefoot Running v Running With Shoes
For many the idea of running barefoot would seem counterproductive or even dangerous however barefoot running has a strong cult following. It would be an easy assumption to make that
Shoulder Injuries – (Rotator Cuff)
Shoulder injuries are very common in many areas of sport and fitness. They are particularly common in swimming, shoulder workouts and other overhead activities (Javelin etc). These injuries can be
Iliotibial Band Syndrome
Iliotibial Band Syndrome – What is the Iliotibal Band? The Iliotibial Band (ITB) is a band of collegen fibres that extend from the Tensor Fascia Lata (TFL) and Gluteus Maximus
The Tarahumara Men: The men who run forever
The phantom Taraumara Indians are said to have found a way to party all their lives, living on a diet of carbs and beer.
Sport Psychology – Emotional Intelligence And Mood Affect On Exercise
Sport Psychology – Mood has an affect on exercise and sport performance. The mind set a client is in ultimately determines the results they achieve. Some say motivation and mood
The Importance Of Exercise And Ageing.
The importance of exercise and ageing: Getting started in your 40s & 50s Exercise and Ageing: You may have heard the phrase, ‘move it or lose it’ this can be
Learning to treat your body with respect – Short Story
The human body is an intricate machine. When it’s in peak condition, mental alertness and productivity is high, performance improves. Here is an interesting story for you. About six months