Category Archives: Training Tips

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What is injury management?

Injury management is the process of understanding what has happened when an athletes tissue is damaged, which allows you decide on the appropriate treatment or action for your client.

Injury management is not only about providing sound treatment- it is as much about ‘managing’ the athlete, so that their actions help reduce inflammation and the risk of further injury and promote recovery. Read More

Emergency procedures in a fitness environment

Prevention is the main priority for managing emergencies in a fitness environment. Organisations and their staff need to be aware of all potential hazards, evaluating the likelihood and severity, and how to aim to eliminate or control them.

There are many potential hazards in a fitness environment. If they are not identified and managed effectively, they will increase the risk of accidents and emergencies.

  • A hazard is anything that can cause harm- Classified by:

-Minor injury- Low rating

-Injury lasting 3 days or more- Medium rating Read More

Forming effective relationships

Working relationships exist within all professions and are developed between individuals and groups for a variety of purposes.

Relationships can occur between clients and customers, working colleagues, managers and other professionals passing on information. It is essential these relationships appear as it ensures an efficient and professional delivery, of all services enhancing the reputation of the organisations and industry overall. There are many important reasons to develop and maintain effective client relationships, these are: Read More

Goal setting for 2018

Goal setting for yourself or a client is a huge aspect of training and life. Goals help you feel achievement and provide a motivation carry on and aim for success.

When goal setting for a client its essential to consult, and gather as much information as possible to discover the current starting point of their ability. This allows you to set realistic goals based on their capability, from which accurate strategies can be created and applied to ensure they reach their goal. Read More

Training trends to check out in 2018

A new year symbolizes a new you, and many new different training trends to try out after the festive period to get you back into shape!

2017 has been a great year for new methods and trends of training. There has been a whole variety of training aspects from HIIT workouts to horse yoga- yes that is right, horse yoga. It’s extremely hard to stay motivated and always feel ready for training in your free time, let alone spending your hard-earned cash on keeping fit. Therefore, its essential to find the right training method which works for you! Read More

The stages of soft tissue repair described.

Healing is a complex process without which the body would be unable to survive.

A Sports Massage Therapist (SMT) needs to appreciate the processes involved in soft tissue repair since all treatment and post-care advice must be appropriate to the phase of injury and competence level of the professional.

The healing process is common to all tissue types and can be divided into three stages.

The process of soft tissue repair:

Stage 1 – Acute stage/The inflammatory phase (The first 3-7 days post-injury). Read More

Sir Mo Farah, from Olympics to Marathons.

Sir Mohamed Muktar Jama “Mo” Farah has won it all. Sir Mo is the most successful British track athlete of all time at the Olympic games.

In 2012 he picked up two gold medals in the 5000 and 10,000 metre final and then in 2016 in Rio he won ‘the double double’ by winning gold in the same distance events.

But Sir Mo is not just the best in Olympic track history he is the most decorated in British history.

He has won 10 world titles, has won the British athlete of the year more times than anybody else and was knighted by the Queen this year. Read More

Our Kettlebell Gauntlet HIIT workout

To any of you who have studied with us, you will no the pain and suffering of this workout and we salute you for completing it.

As part of our kettlebell certificate we put students through their paces.

Demonstrating the exercises is not enough you need to be able to appreciate the execution first hand also to put yourself in your client’s shoes.

We would like to challenge you to complete this and let us know your thoughts on this savage gauntlet. Read More

Is your phone your new gym partner?

Gym partners are awesome if you have the right one.

A good gym partner will motivate you to train harder than you might do when you’re on your own, especially if you’re not feeling it.

It can happen to us and there will be times when you have had a bad day and you might just turn up to the gym and go through the motions without any plan, or purpose of execution.

This is when a good gym partner can make all the difference! If they arrive and are up for it then this can give you a lift immediately and give you the focus you need. Read More

Goat Yoga

Goat Yoga is a new fitness craze in the USA and is classed as animal assisted therapy.

Goat Yoga started out on a farm and has since started to sweep through America and its being called a great stress reliever.

Bonding with nature whist doing exercise has said to make you feel happy and it spreads positivity.

The goats just wander around, jump on backs and look for a cuddle from anyone willing to offer one. Read More