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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

Training for The Pain Barrier (Mud Race)

Mud races are not easy things and can demand a lot of physical and mental stamina.

These races put you outside of your comfort zone and demand that you man up!

They last hours and its non stop running and obstacles with everything in-between.

It means pushing yourself to the limits and reaching the pain barrier.

Not an easy thing to do no matter how fit you are. It will put you out of your comfort zone and your body will be pushed to the limit. Read More

A David Haye workout

The highly anticipated heavyweight rematch is on for David Haye V Tony Bellew II at the O2 arena on 17th December 2017.

David Haye is the one who has instigated this fight as he wants revenge for his shock defeat to the liverpublican in March this year.

David Haye went 11 rounds with Bellew back in March and 5 of them rounds he was hobbling around on a ruptured Achilles so naturally he’s not happy with the result and feels if he was fit he would have won the fight. Read More

Tips for running the Yorkshire Marathon

Its that time of year in Yorkshire when runners of all abilities take to the streets to compete in the Yorkshire Marathon.

It’s a fantastic run which takes people through York and its beautiful surrounding scenery this Sunday starting at 09.30am.

Now it’s a bit late to be offering training programs as everyone will have completed all this and are now resting and waiting for the big day.

We can however give you some tips to ensure you stay strong and finish well. Read More

How to train like an NFL player

The NFL is returning to the capital this month as 4 teams will be playing on two separate dates.

Sunday 22nd October, 18:00hrs, Twickenham Stadium. Arizona Cardinals V Los Angeles Rams.

Sunday 29th October, 13.30hrs, Twickenham Stadium. Minnesota Vikings V Cleveland Browns.

So in true Velocity PT Academy we want to know how these athletes train, so today were going to look how to train like an NFL player! Read More

4 Week training for the Leeds Abbey Dash

The Leeds Abbey dash is just over 4 weeks away so if you’ve signed up and haven’t done any training then fear not, there is still time to get ready for the race.

The Leeds Abbey dash is a charity event which raises money for Age UK which provides support for over 1.2 million older people in the U.K. who are lonely or have nobody to turn to.

Four weeks is plenty of time to prepare for a 10k race so try and stay calm and don’t overdo it as there is no need for panic. If you panic and start training too much then your prone to injury which will set you back. 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