Category Archives: Training Tips

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Why is a healthy balanced diet essential for fuelling and recovering from exercise and physical activity?

Having a healthy balanced diet is crucial for everyone no matter what. However, a healthy diet really ensures the body is well prepared for exercise and well refuelled after completing exercise.

By healthy balanced diet, we talk about the right mixture of macro and micronutrients being taken in regularly in order ensure the body have enough nutrition for growth and repair. When we refer to a healthy balanced diet we often presume straight away we are just talking about the food we are eating, however we also must pay attention to the hydration factors and watch what we’re drinking and how much. Read More

What is the role of each macronutrient in post-exercise recovery?

As well as being a great source of energy to fuel the body for exercise, macronutrients also provide a great effect on the body post workout as they aid recovery.


Proteins are possibly the most commonly known aider of recovery after exercise. Every cell in the human body contains protein. It’s main role within the body is to repair cells and damaged tissue, this is why it is constantly being created and broke down in all areas of the body. Read More


Ben Newbould, the man who took an idea and created Velocity PT Academy. Ben prides himself on always learning and improving to ensure his students have the best possible experience, as well as ensuring that Velocity is constantly growing. He’s clinical when ensuring everything is done to the best of his ability, especially the office Fantasy Football. He’s like a young Fergie.

What are your previous experiences & achievements

-Apprentice footballer at York City FC

-Experienced qualified Personal Trainer

-Level 3 Sports Massage Therapist

-Level 4 Sports Massage Therapist Read More

Ghost Lifestyle | Size review

Ghost Lifestyle really are trying to ‘Be Seen’ within the UK! (pardon the terrible pun). They are aiming to transform the supplement industry, creating new designs flavours and even products. They are stopping at nothing to change the direction of a stagnant industry.

Ghost is more than a brand to its 3 creators, it’s their lifestyle.  They live and breathe it, creating new unbeatable products, ensuring nothing is ever the same and to get where they are currently they’ve given up, a lot. Read More

The role of Psychology in Personal Training

A key mechanism to success is the ability of the personal trainer’s expertise in modifying their client’s behaviours and mindsets.

Bringing about changes of the body is what is believed to be the sole job a personal trainer, however without being in the right mindset will you work to your max in order to achieve these results? A personal trainer is actually there to improve the general and mental health of their client as well as their fitness. Read More

Could you train a professional athlete?

With the 2018 FIFA World Cup fast approaching, we decided to look into how footballers go about working with Personal Trainers and fitting it in with their busy schedules.

Personal Training for footballers is a trend which actually hasn’t been around for too long. Only with some of the major players, such as Cristiano Ronaldo taking a lot of pride in their appearance has it become the norm for players to follow. Read More

England’s 2018 World Cup preparation


It’s unbelievable to see how football has changed from just training on the pitch a few times a week, to having a real underpinning of physical and mental health alongside the pitch work. This England training video shows the latest advancements in preparation before the players take part in the biggest footballing competition around. Read More

Meet our new Sports Massage Therapy Tutor!

Velocity PT Academy would like to wish Brain Huxley, our new Sports Massage Therapist tutor a warm welcome to the team!

Brian Huxley is the proud owner of Freedom From Pain Services and Director of Training and Education of his Advanced Workshops section. He has over 21 years Clinical and Educational experience, a highly respected Advanced Sports Therapist, Hypnotherapist (NLP) and Senior Lecturer within the Sports injury, Rehabilitation and Hypnotherapy (NLP) industries. Brian has treated many Celebrity athletes over the years and lectured at various venues throughout the UK. Brian specialises in the study, application and teaching of myofascial release and exercise therapy. Read More

When best to stretch?

Although stretching is always advised after a warm-up, it can be performed at any time of the day appropriate to the client. Clients can be advised to stretch when at home, watching TV or at the office, in order to balance out periods of immobility in positions of poor posture.

Stretching should form an integral part of the body warm up and cool down. Static stretching, although once a common feature of a warm up, should generally be avoided. According to some evidence, static stretching: Read More

Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries can be a result of a disease such as polio or spina bifida, but they are more commonly a result of trauma such as falls and motor vehicle accidents. The management of spinal cord injuries is dictated by the degree of paralysis and function.

This depends on the location of the injury on the spinal cord. Quadriplegia and tetraplegia result from injuries to the cervical region (neck); paraplegia involves the thoracic, lumbar or sacral area. The higher the location of the lesion, the greater the loss of body function. Read More