Monthly Archives: April 2017

Axis of movement tutorial

In this video tutorial we look at the axis of movement and talk about the three different axis.

The three different axis are medial lateral, longitudinal, anterior and posterior.

Do you have the minerals?

Minerals are materials found in foods that are essential for growth and health and do not contain the element carbon.

The minerals that are relevant to human nutrition are water, sodium, potassium, chloride, calcium, phosphate, sulfate, magnesium, iron, copper, zinc, manganese, iodine, selenium, and molybdenum.

The growing awareness of the importance of having the right blend of physical activity and diet increases interest in the roles that micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) play in the attainment of health and peak physical performance. Read More

Vitamin A

The physiologically active form of Vitamin A is retinol, which can be formed from beta-carotene, a provitamin.

Vitamin A protects epithelial cells from damage, plays an important part in vision, and helps maintain immune function.

Its role in exercise is an antioxidant.

Dietary sources of vitamin A include liver, butter, cheese, eggs and fortified dairy products. Beta-carotene, the precursor of retinol, is found in yellow-orange vegetables and fruits, as well as dark green leafy vegetables. Read More

Eating Disorders

An eating disorder is a mental disorder defined by abnormal eating habits that negatively affect a person’s physical or mental health.

Here we look at the most common types.


It is common knowledge that obesity and being overweight, in both children and adults is a ‘global epidemic’.

Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fay has accumulated to the extent that it may have a negative effect on health. People are generally considered obese when their body mass index(BMI), a measurement obtained by dividing a person’s weight by the square of the person’s height, is over 30 kg/m2, with the range 25–30 kg/m2 defined as overweight. Read More

What’s an Accredited PT Course?

Probably the most important step if you’re serious about becoming a personal trainer!

There are so many PT training providers out there it can be a mind-field choosing the right one.

If you’re serious about becoming a personal trainer then ensure the course you eventually sign up for is an “Accredited” course from a UK Personal Training company and you should also check their on-line prospectus as a quick and simple way to check their courses. Read More

How to recover from Easter overindulgence

After hearty Sunday roasts, festive hot cross buns and the ubiquitous chocolate eggs, we are all probably feeling a little stuffed after this Easter weekend.

With your average Easter egg containing around 800 calories – almost half your daily recommended allowance – it’s easy to see why you may feel like you’ve eaten too much and blown it on your healthy diet, but don’t worry – we have plenty of tips for helping you feel better and get back on track with healthy eating habits.

 Drink plenty of water

If you eat a lot of stodgy food and don’t drink enough fluids, you may suffer from some kind of digestive discomfort such as indigestion or constipation. Avoid drinking caffeinated drinks like coffee or tea that can cause further dehydration, and alcoholic drinks which can cause gas and make indigestion worse. Sip some water or fruity herbal teas to help settle your stomach and rehydrate you. Read More

Who said Easter eggs have to be made of chocolate?

Its Easter time and we all know what that means…………….. eggs! eggs! eggs!

But who says Easter eggs have to be chocolate? Here at Velocity PT Academy we look at mixing it up this Easter and swapping chocolate for a fitness lover’s best friend, the humble egg.

You probably know that eggs are a fantastic source of protein and various micronutrients, including riboflavin, phosphorous, and selenium.

So here we have for you a recipe that will make your taste buds go nuts. This Omelette has so much going on that its more of a nutritional element than a part of the flavor profile. Read More