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The rise of the fitness expo

Fitness expos in the U.K. are getting more and more popular the longer they keep going.

For many a health and fitness enthusiast its like being a kid in a candy shop as everything you love, is all under one roof.

The expos are an opportunity to meet some of your idols as they all usually have big names that attend their shows.

The expos are also full of all your favourite supplement companies and clothing retailers and have guest speakers, shows and demonstrations, healthy food and drinks the companies and pretty much most things you can think of related to health and fitness.

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When to deload training

To put it simply, a deload is a short period of recovery usually lasting a week.

You can train with lighter weights or just limit your frequency of training and just generally ease back a bit.

A good deload can be just what your workouts need and can take your training from good to amazing. A good time to deload is when you feel demotivated, stuck in a rut or if your training has plateaued.

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How do you ensure clients commit themselves to long term change?

As a Personal Trainer one of the main focusses of your job is aiding your clients to change their exercise and diet habits.

There can be no short term fixes with this approach as micro changes should be made over time so the client doesn’t feel like its such a daunting task.

An example of this would be to slowly cut back on sugar in tea by half a teaspoon every week or two instead of eliminating it altogether which could result in relapse after a few days.

There are certain requirements for successful behavior change which clients should have to become successful in making a healthier long-term change.

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What should be on an informed consent form?

An informed consent form should always be signed by your client as it gives you their consent to starting an exercise program, and they have informed you of anything that may hinder their exercise participation.

The client should also understand and receive a sound explanation of any limitations and possible risks.

Client should also be aware that they can terminate your services as a PT at any time. The informed consent form is a legal document that contains personal information belonging to the client. It must therefore be treated confidentially according to the organizations information governance policy.

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What is Apprenticeship Levy?

The government have introduced the Apprenticeship Levy on 6th April 2017.

The levy requires all employers operating in the UK, with a pay bill over £3 million each year, to invest in Apprenticeships.

The Apprenticeship Levy will be a levy on UK employers to fund new apprenticeships. In England, control of apprenticeship funding will be put in the hands of employers through the Digital Apprenticeship Service. The levy will be charged at a rate of 0.5% of an employer’s paybill. Each employer will receive an allowance of £15,000 to offset against their levy payment.

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Level 2 Gym Instructor – The gateway to the fitness industry

In order to start your career as a fitness professional the Level 2 is your first port of call and is the gateway into the fitness industry.

A basic understanding of anatomy and physiology in relation to exercise foundation knowledge for all fitness instructing principles is a must.

Exercise affects all body systems. An understanding of the benefits of exercise and the demands it places on the body will help the programming of safe and effective exercise.

This qualification is an entry-level qualification for anyone who is wanting to get into the fitness industry. In holding this qualification, you will be able to work as a gym receptionist and take gym inductions with new members. You will also be able to take classes that you are qualified to do also. The usual progress that you make after this course is onto the Level 3 Personal Training Certificate.

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BODYPOWER 2017 Highlights

 Velocity PT Academy were proud to exhibit at Bodypower Expo at the NEC in Birmingham this year. This is our 4th successive year attending the expo.

We met so many people this year and offered them help and guidance about getting into the fitness industry. We also ran a competition to giveaway a free PT Diploma course to one lucky winner!

If you’re looking to attend next year then be sure to look out for the VelocityPT Academy stand for another chance to win!

Look to start your fitness career by enrolling onto one of our internationally recognised courses.

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BodyPower 2017 review

Well what a three days that was! We are all feeling a bit tired after a very busy few days down at the NEC Birmingham for BodyPower 2017.

It was great to meet so many health and fitness enthusiasts down there and share information on the courses we have to offer.

In total we met over 200 people who wanted to start a career in the fitness industry.

We had a competition running where one lucky person won a free PT Diploma to launch their career in the fitness industry. We also had a fitness IQ test which went down really well and got loads of people having a go.

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The countdown to BodyPower…….. 1 day to go!

It’s the biggest indoor, health and fitness expo in the world and its finally here tomorrow, at the NEC Birmingham!

We shall be there bright and early setting up ready for the doors to open at 9am. We are there for the full three days so If you’re going down be sure to come and say hello to us at stand D36.

We will be running some fun competitions including a raffle, fitness IQ test and a test of strength. Winners all receive a unique course of their choice.

So just in-case you don’t know much about BodyPower it’s a monster of an expo spanning six halls that will capture the imagination of any fitness enthusiast. BodyPower is a place that brings health and fitness to life and celebrates everything positive in this great industry we are involved in. It’s a place where you can meet your idols, see the biggest brands, enter live competitions get samples and submerge yourself in all things health and fitness.

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