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MiraFit equipment review!

Mirafit are a fitness equipment company committed to changing the fitness industry and the way we workout, they believe in high quality equipment at great prices in order to clear the mind and create a strong physique. They recently sent a mysterious parcel to Velocity HQ which we couldn’t wait to try out!

So, what did our mystery parcel consist of?

It’s fair to say we loved our gift from Mirafit! All three pieces of equipment which we received are extremely great quality and durable in everyday use! Not only do we incorporate them into our workouts, but as an exclusive training provider these pieces of equipment have been used with various groups of students in order to add more variations to workouts and client plans. This has led to many students asking about them and incorporating them into workouts to enhance difficulty or change the movement of a specific exercise. Read More

The benefits of CPD to a Personal Trainer

CPD or Continuous Professional Development is an aspect of working everyone completes in order to improve their ability. It allows you to keep up with industry changes, and potentially specialise in certain areas of knowledge.

The more you know about your job, the more satisfaction you will get from implementing it into your clients training. Ultimately, the more you know and improve the higher your prices can go too!

There are multiple benefits to completing CPD including – Read More

Why is professionalism important?

The way in which someone feels about their job and their work is often reflected through their appearance, actions and behaviours. Therefore, dressing in the wrong manor, and acting unprofessional will give the impression you don’t like your job and don’t want to be there.

So, with that in mind – why is it important to be professional on the gym floor? Understandably, no one can be happy 24/7 it’s not possible due to personal circumstances and circumstances which aren’t your fault! However, you should try your best to not bring your personal life into the workplace. Read More

How to provide excellent Customer Service.

Customer service in the fitness industry is often overlooked. It is one of the most important aspects of any gym floor to ensure that rapport between potential clients and Personal Trainers if you’re looking to provide your service.

Customers have a wide variety of needs whether it be around workouts, nutrition or equipment. You at the point have the opportunity to meet their needs with your reply or exceed their needs! Instead of just telling them exercises on how to train their chest, why not show them a few exercises? This build rapport and proves to them you know what you’re talking about. Read More

Planning for Christmas as a Personal Trainer

Forecasting for the Christmas period is essential for a successful time of year when sales might be down.

Planning for Christmas as a PT is essential – you already know money isn’t 100% guaranteed every month of the year and Christmas is no different. With many of us having to buy presents and other items, we may lose track of our training as go for that pint after work or have that extra mince pie as we go ‘ah well, it’s Christmas’. Look to supplement your cash income over Christmas, or place projects on hold as you want to ensure you stay in the green in time for the January boom! Read More

Reasons for medical referral of your client

Only a few clients in your lifetime may need medical referral, so you need to ensure you know the signs of when and why they must be referred.

Ultimately, you refer clients when their needs are out of your scope of practise, or when training them may have a greater risk on their health than the benefit of training. So, what are the reasons for medical referral? Read More

Do you get feedback?

Obtaining feedback from clients is an extremely important aspect of any business, it can ultimately make or break you.

Gaining feedback is vital from clients, as you personally have helped them succeed and change shape to what they wanted to look like! There are two ways in which you can gain feedback from clients –

Verbal feedback – This could happen at the end of every session as you gain their thoughts as to how the planned session went and how they feel their progressing. This is a quick and easy method of gaining feedback as it’s more personal to them. However, the negative of this is that potential clients don’t know what’s being said as they aren’t there to hear. You could always ask your client if it’s okay to post it as you create your own template for a social media post, however you have to check with the client what they say and you can’t exaggerate what they’ve said. Read More

Insurance Requirements as a fitness professional

The risks of injury and illness are higher for fitness customers than in any other industry, therefore as a fitness professional you need to ensure you are covered at all costs.

Regular claims within the industry include

  • Injury due to negligence or poor advice
  • Psychological damage due to poor or ill advice
  • Lack of progress towards promised goals
  • Harassment
  • Sexual harassment

If you are employed by a fitness facility, it’s likely you will be covered by Public Liability Insurance. This covers professionals against negligence resulting in injury, illness or damage of personal property. It is important to check with your facility what insurance you have and what it covers against. Read More

Chess over chest?

In 1984 the World Chess Championships (WCC) were abandoned due to players physical condition. The match between Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov is the only game in WCC history to be ditched after Karpov reportedly lost 22 pounds.

Who’d have thought that we’d ever be discussing just how strenuous chess is on the human body. You sit there for several hours, playing a few moves until one player calls check mate – sounds easy? Well, you’d be a fool for thinking so. Read More

How’s your website looking?

How many Personal Trainers are there in your gym? Standing out as a Personal Trainer is essential, and acting professional is extremely important. No one will sign up to you spontaneously, they will research your social medias and your website!

So how do you create a killer website?

Simple is effective

Do not fill your website with jargon, huge amounts of text and enough colours to become a B&Q colour chart. You need to find the right balance between text and visual images but remember to make it relative and ensure it gives off the right image to potential clients. Read More