Monthly Archives: September 2017

Websites for Personal Trainers

In any business its crucial to have a website and if you don’t have one, your simply not in the game.

Alarm bells can start ringing when a potential customer tries to find you online and can’t. Questions start to be asked such as “Is this business legitimate?” “Is this business reputable?” and “can I trust this company?”

You only get one chance at making a first impression so its vital to have a professional website that looks the part.

Your website is your digital salesman especially if you are a PT as you can include a massive selling point to potential clients such as before & after photos of successful transformations. Read More

Velocity PT Academy’s top 5 motivational quotes

We all love a good quote to get us motivated.

These quotes can motivate us in all different aspects of our lives and we can apply them to various situations we may find ourselves in.

Here are our top 5 motivational quotes in no particular order starting them off with who else, but Arnie?

“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths.

When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength”. Read More

How to write a home PT workout.

As a Personal Trainer you will have clients who will want to train in their own homes, especially if they don’t have a gym membership.

How to train a client at home can very much depends on what equipment you own and what the client’s goals are.

Dumbbells and Kettlebells are easy to transport to your clients house and equipment like this is more realistic to move around.

Its unrealistic you will be taking a 20kg Olympic bar with heavy plates to somebody’s house and its also unrealistic to be thinking about machinery. Read More

10 exercises to improve your core

Everybody wants washboard abs and a flat stomach regardless of your age so its natural to want to know what exercises are the best to improve your core.

Its worth remembering that in order to have a visible six pack you need to have very low levels of body fat for your abs to be visible.

Here we look at 10 exercises which will improve your core strength.

The Plank

This is a simple and effective exercise which you can do anywhere. Its an exercise which you can adapt to relatively easy so its good to have variations of the movement and toughen it up a bit. Read More

Pro’s & Con’s of Avocado

Avocado is an incredible super food and contains bags of goodness underneath the skin.

It also tastes incredible when you combine it with chicken for a complete snack or meal.

But try not to have too much of it as it has a high fat content.

Eating it moderation like anything is perfectly fine and it can actually help you to lose weight. Its known to also lower the risks of heart disease and cancer and is great for your skin. Read More

Olympia breakdown

The stage was set for Mr. Olympia 2017 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas Nevada for another winning year for ‘The Gift’ Phil Heath.

It came close and there was defiantly some tension on the stage as Phil Heath and ‘Big Ramy’ Mamdouh Elssbiay stood waiting in anticipation for the final result of the 2017 Mr. Olympia contest.

For the whole posing routines, they were always stood very close to each other and must of sensed it was between the two of them to be crowned the king of bodybuilding.

Phil Heath as we know was looking to win his 7th Mr. Olympia title in a row and it was Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson who announced what Phil wanted hear and he was announced Mr. Olympia for the 7th time. Read More

Fitness Apps to get you through Autumn & Winter.

Its now autumn and winter is creeping in slowly but surely.

Comfort food in those cold winter nights start to become a bit more frequent our guard can be down when it comes to healthy eating and exercise.

Here we look at some fitness apps to help keep you motivated through the dark winter months.

My Fitness Pal

This is a fantastic app, its been around a while now and is a great way to monitor your diet, daily intake of food and the quality of the food. Read More

Building an online reputation as a Personal Trainer

Its vital to be able to be seen online as a business.

You may have noticed if you have found yourself in a public place recently that everybody has their head buried in a smart phone.

Some people don’t even look up from their smart phone when there walking. The internet is a huge part of our day to day life, we are using it on the way to work, at work, on the way home, then at home. Read More

Glutamine – The king amino acid?

Glutamine is a wonderful amino acid and the benefits of supplementing with it are plentiful.

It’s the most common amino acid which is found in your muscles and is known to boost protein synthesis and recovery.

It s the most abundant amino acid in the human body and when you supplement with Glutamine you will improve protein metabolism and minimize the breakdown of muscle tissue.

Glutamine is definitely the king of the amino acids and if you’re not already supplementing with it then you will be once you read the following 5 benefits. Read More

Benefits Of Online Learning – PT Courses Online

There are many benefits to e-learning and it has become massively popular with learners over the last 10 years.

Not every body has the time and availability to attend classroom based teaching so its an ideal way to study from home, in a time frame that suits you.

One of the most important elements of e-learning is the fact that it can be in a time frame that suits you and you have the luxury of studying from absolutely anywhere.

You still get the help of a designated tutor along the way to help you should you need it and you have regular planned check ups to keep you on track if you have a scheduled timeframe in mind. Read More