Healthy Fats - What are they and are they actually good for you?

Friday, 16 September 2016

So we all know that dietary fats have had a long and infamous reporting of health claims made against them. Since the 1950s researchers and food scientists have been concerned with fats in your diet and how they may contribute to health problems, most notably heart disease. One such researcher – Ancel Keys was very prominent in the 1950s and '60s in his belief that saturated fat can damage the arteries and along with cholesterol, cause heart disease.

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) – What Is It and Is It Worth It?

Friday, 9 September 2016

Exercise has one purpose in mind; it is a stress to the body, which the body has to overcome. By adapting to this stress it pushes the metabolism through the roof, which will help with toning and fat loss along with increased cardiovascular and muscular fitness. There are numerous studies that indicate that high intensity training is more effective than traditional lower intensity training for increasing metabolic rate.


Friday, 2 September 2016

Public Health England (PHE) has advised recently that the population of the UK should consider taking a daily vitamin D supplement during the autumn and winter months. Here's all you need to know about vitamin D and its benefits.

Vitamin D is found in foods with higher levels of fat because it is a fat soluble vitamin. Like its counter parts vitamins A, E & K, it is stored, transported and utilised in foods with higher fat content such as oily fish like salmon, red meat, liver and egg yolks. Therefore, making sure you have healthy natural fats in your diet is always a good idea.


Monday, 22 August 2016

The key to an effective Personal Training business is to find a reason why a customer should buy from you, instead of your competition. By evaluating your competitors’ strengths and weaknesses you can determine what you should focus on in your marketing efforts.

If your competition is weak in one area that you’re strong, you should focus on that if it is something that customers care about.


Thursday, 11 August 2016

Completing a SWOT analysis of your Personal Training skills will allow you to develop your target audience and help further develop your personal brand. SWOT stands for Strengths, Weaknesses,
Opportunities, and Threats.

a SWOT analysis will help you to identify your strengths and weaknesses which can assist you in establishing your brand and clarifying your position in the marketplace.


Monday, 8 August 2016

It’s important for your CV to be up to date and to stand out, it’s the first thing that an employer will base a judgement of you on.

Here are some top tips to help with writing your CV for the Fitness Industry, you can also contact our Careers Support Advisor Vicki Taylor with your own CV queries on


Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Hypertension is ultimately high blood pressure and we need to be mindful of this when working in the fitness sector because blood pressure (BP) is one of the factors which determines safety to exercise.

This is a critical measure during client appraisal process. Systolic BP of 140+ and diastolic of 90+ is when a fitness professional should consider if it is safe for the client to go ahead and exercise.