DIVING DEEPER INTO THE SQUAT

Posted by Dejan Stojadinovic on Jan 27, 2018 12:00:00 AM

To this day, we still hear certain squat rules echoed over and over throughout gyms and health clubs by many fitness professionals that often sound contradictory. While some rules emerged through research, the origins of others may lie in folklore and myth. The squat is one such example where we hear an endless list of cues: keep the knees behind the toes, align your knees over your second toe, open your stance, keep your head up, and many more. Which do we trust as evidence-based and which present as more myth than fact?

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Topics: knees, squat, ACL, movement, Personal Trainer Tips/Advice

Benefits of Being a Mobile Personal Trainer

Posted by Anita Badmus on Jan 25, 2018 2:06:08 AM

Whether you’re looking to start your Personal Trainer certificate or are already qualified, it’s important to determine which direction you want to head in as there are so many different opportunities. Do you want to work in a major gym chain, teach group classes or in a boutique studio? There are many options available. Or, do you want to branch out on your own and be a mobile personal trainer? This is one of the most exciting options and comes along with many benefits. MotivatePT has outlined a few of the perks below.

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Topics: Advice, Personal Trainer Tips/Advice

How to create a personal training questionnaire for clients

Posted by Sam Underwood on Jan 23, 2018 3:56:36 AM

There are a number of reasons to complete a fitness questionnaire, for both the client and the trainer, before the first session.

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Topics: Personal Trainer Tips/Advice

Why Personal Trainers need a Waiver Document

Posted by Sam Underwood on Jan 23, 2018 3:52:29 AM

We’ve all seen it in the gym. People push themselves a little too far, and maybe try to pick up a weight that’s just too much. They run for slightly longer than they should, perhaps without water. A dumbbell is left unattended, ripe for someone to trip over. A hanging exercise is attempted without sufficient gloves, or with poor technique.

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Topics: Personal Trainer Tips/Advice

Fifteen Marketing Ideas To Improve Your Personal Training Business

Posted by Sam Underwood on Jan 23, 2018 2:58:27 AM

Marketing can be difficult for the newly-qualified personal trainer. There are so many ways of promoting yourself, online or in person, that it can be overwhelming. The list below examines some of the more popular ways you might consider.

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Topics: Personal Trainer Tips/Advice

HOW MUCH DO PERSONAL TRAINERS MAKE?

Posted by Sam Underwood on Jan 23, 2018 2:32:36 AM

If you’re thinking of becoming a personal trainer or are a newly-qualified PT just setting up in business, you’ll no doubt be wondering about your earning potential. How much do personal trainers make?

The answer is that it varies. While the National Careers Service cites an average salary of between £17,000 and £22,000 a year for an experienced personal trainer, that is just an average. What a personal trainer can earn as an annual salary, or charge by the hour, can be influenced significantly by experience, qualifications, location and client base.

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Topics: Personal Trainer Tips/Advice

Why Personal Trainers Are Worth It

Posted by Sam Underwood on Jan 23, 2018 2:00:53 AM

You’ve decided that you want to change the way you look; maybe you want to lose weight, put on bulk, get fitter and stronger, complete a challenge - or all of these. And now you’re thinking: ‘Should I get a personal trainer?’

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Topics: Advice

How to Succeed as a Mobile Personal Trainer

Posted by Anita Badmus on Jan 18, 2018 3:55:05 AM

Whether you have recently qualified as a personal trainer or have been in the fitness industry for years, going it alone can be a little scary. MotivatePT wants to make the first step that little bit easier for you. Below, we list the four most important 4 points to consider, to ensure you are successful as a mobile personal trainer.

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Topics: Advice, Personal Trainer Tips/Advice

4 SIMPLE TIPS TO BOOST YOUR BUSINESS

Posted by Anita Badmus on Jan 10, 2018 2:16:01 AM

Knowing how to boost clients’ health and fitness is just one part of your job. You’re also an entrepreneur. Whether you’re a trainer at a large chain or a sole proprietor, professional development skills such as marketing, sales, communication, and business operations can enhance your reputation and lead to new clients.

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Topics: Advice, Personal Trainer Tips/Advice

Steroids - what happens when you take them?

Posted by Tim Hopma on Jan 4, 2018 7:29:53 AM

Anabolic steroids are performance-enhancing drugs that are typically used to help improve sports performance - but don’t come without risk. Some of the side effects can be serious, and lead to health problems.

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Topics: Advice