Tuesday, 21 June 2016
Firstly, as a PT you need the right qualifications for working with special populations such as Exercise Referral, Level 4 Specialist Instructor for Managing Lower Back Pain, Obesity & Diabetes, Pre and Post Natal.
Tuesday, 14 June 2016
Thursday, 10 December 2015
Let’s be honest, we are all going to over indulge this Christmas, and who wants to spend the festive season counting calories, or going for a run on Christmas Eve to beat those guilty feelings. So here is my common sense guide to enjoying Christmas!
Friday, 6 November 2015
This is all according to ACSM (The American College of Sports Medicine) which surveys thousands of fitness professionals on an annual basis to identify and predict the top runners for the following year. Now in its 10th year, The Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends has recently tipped bodyweight training and HIIT among its top trends.
Thursday, 5 November 2015
Overtime this can lead a runner to be prone to injury, especially if there are any flaws in technique. Winter is the perfect time to introduce more resistance training into a training schedule to combat some of these issues.
Strength/Resistance training is important for so many reasons;
Friday, 9 October 2015
Here are some top training tips from Jaime Kember, Tutor and Course Lead for Running Technique and Pre and Post-Natal Exercise at Premier Training International, to keep your training going through the Autumn months:
Friday, 24 July 2015
- Instead of lazing around on the sun lounger take a dip in the pool. Try running in the water or timing yourself treading water. You’ll raise your heart rate but also it’s a good non-impact activity that will keep your joints happy.
- Take a stroll along the sand. Power-walking on the beach will build up good ankle balance and helps strengthen leg muscles
- Rent a bike, use sightseeing as the perfect opportunity to keep your aerobic capacity ticking over, especially if you’re in high altitude as you’ll be training your body to cope with a reduced supply of oxygen making your usual bike ride seem a breeze once you’re back home
- Cut your usual workout in half, so if you usually do 40 minutes why not do a higher intensity version but for just 20 minutes? That way it won’t eat into your sunbathing time as much!
- Remember that relaxation is a vital part of a holiday and has excellent mental health benefits, so although maintaining your fitness might be important, remember that de-stressing from your normal life will also help you become fitter, healthier and happier
By Katie Higginbotham
Health, Fitness and Sports Massage Tutor - Premier Training International