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Mental Health Awareness – Depression

All of us have changes in mood. We may feel happy one day and sad the next; this is quite normal and does not mean that we depression or any other mood disorder for that matter. This is only the case when the mood is disturbed for an extended period of time.

Mood disorders are also known as affective disorders and include conditions where mood is elevated, such as mania, or where mood is lowered, such as major depressive disorder (otherwise known as clinical depression). Another mood disorder is bipolar disorder; this was previously known as manic depression, in which moods can fluctuate between low levels & mania. The most common and well-known mood disorder is major depressive disorder. Read More

Brand New Level 2 Mental Health Awareness Qualification!

Here at Velocity we are proud to announce a brand new qualification in level 2 mental health awareness

This is a brand new qualification that has just been created to help people better understand people with mental health conditions. We feel it is a hugely important subject and with us training people to become health professionals we want our learners to be able to help people both physically and mentally. Read More

Another 5 Star Trust Pilot Review!

Level 2 Fitness Instruction and Level 3 Personal Training

I studied my Level 2 fitness instructor and Level 3 personal training course at Velocity. The courses were recommended to me from a previous student, I couldn’t have picked a better place to study! The course is taught very well, a good balance of classroom learning and practical work in the gym, It was really enjoyable learning all the course content. I was really impressed with how the course prepares you with business skills and takes you through the various routes that you can take to help you start up after qualifying. My tutor, Mat was amazing, very helpful throughout and was happy to advise me on any questions I had. Velocity are also more than happy to help you with the application stage of applying for your personal training vacancies. I would highly recommend Velocity PT Academy! Read More

Hormone Spotlight: Peptide YY

To continue with our Hormone Spotlight segment, we’re going to have a look into Peptide YY. Hormones are the building blocks that ensure our body stays in a homeostatic state. Over the course of the month we’re going to have a look at 4 different hormones that affect hunger, appetite and satiety. Read More

Our Gym Partners

We are proud to be working with some of the biggest gyms in the UK. We have been able to build up a great list of gyms to help our newly qualified personal trainers get the best start possible in the fitness industry!

We now have 6 different gyms that we work with closely to give our learners plenty of choice when deciding what to do when starting their journey as a fitness professional. Each gym has state of the art equipment, offers flexible packages for its personal trainers & allows for you to grow your own business in a big commercial gym. Read More

Courses Coming in 2019!

We are proud to announce some new courses coming in 2019! We aim to provide the best quality and the most relevant courses available!

– Level 4 sports massage

– Level 4 physical activity and weight management for obese & diabetic clients

– Level 3 award in emergency first aid at work

– Level 3 award in business skills Read More

Hormone Spotlight: Cholecystokinin

To continue with our Hormone Spotlight segment, we’re going to have a look into Cholecystokinin. Hormones are the building blocks that ensure our body stays in a homeostatic state. Over the course of the month we’re going to have a look at 4 different hormones that affect hunger, appetite and satiety. Read More

Macronutrients Explained

A balanced diet requires adequate water intake s well as the consumption of food in varying amounts from five nutrient groups. These groups can be divided into macronutrients & micronutrients, we are going to look at macronutrients.

Proteins

Proteins are the building blocks to life. The body needs protein to repair and maintain itself. Every cell in the human body contains protein. It is a chief component of the skin, muscles, organs and glands. Protein is also found in all body fluids, expect bile & urine. Protein is needed in the diet to help the body repair cells and make new ones. The nutrient is also important for growth & development during childhood, adolescence & pregnancy. When proteins are digested, amino acids are left. The human body needs a number of amino acids the break down food. Amino acids need to be eaten in large enough amounts for optimal health. Read More