If you have a passion for exercise, health and fitness, perhaps you’ve thought about becoming a personal trainer. But where to begin? It’s fairly easy to get into the industry; having a certificate III in fitness, as an example, will give you the qualifications to train at a professional level. Being successful, on the other hand, is an entirely different matter, and depends on the lengths you’re willing to go to for your clients.
By earning a Certificate IV in Fitness, you gain the necessary skills to work as either a full or part-time trainer anywhere in Australia. It provides you with the qualifications to register as a Personal Trainer, allowing you to take advantage of a wide range of employment opportunities, flexible working hours, and the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of your clients.
As the popularity of health and fitness-based careers continues to increase, more options are becoming available for the average person to switch job titles in as little as one to two months. In order to be hired by any reputable gym, you must attain your personal training certification. If you’ve already started doing your research to make that happen, you would have noticed that there are plenty of brand name certifications that are available both online and offline. Is one truly better than the other? Let’s look at the pros and cons of both online and offline PT courses to help you make your decision.
Personal training has become one of the hottest career areas to pursue and it’s not hard to see why. You get to set your own schedule, meet amazing people, and help change lives. Make no mistake about it: Getting your online PT course certification to become a professional personal trainer is no small feat. Let’s take a look at the top tips on how you can maximize your productivity, finish your program, and get the most from your certification.
So, you’re thinking about becoming a fitness professional! Like us, you’re probably a little crazy, I mean, passionate, about health, exercise and everything in between. What could be better than being able to take that passion and turn it into a rewarding career that helps others AND offers unlimited potential for growth?
If you’re considering different course providers, here’s why completing an online fitness course with Fit Education is the way to kick-start your career.
Personal trainers; gym instructors, Pilates and yoga instructors; and exercise physiologists regularly talk of the importance of having a strong core, especially the deep muscle known as the transversus abdominis. The attention is based on the idea that activating these muscles will support the spine and therefore reduce the likelihood of developing back pain. (Bee, 2010).
The Missing Link in the Personal Trainer's Knowledge
Why is it that some trainers have long waiting lists whilst others struggle to retain the few clients they have?
Why is it that using similar programs for similar people doesn't yield similar results?
What is the REAL difference between a ‘good' personal trainer and a ‘bad' personal trainer?
Resistance training can be defined as any exercise which creates a force or muscular contraction. It also places a load onto the bones. By loading our bones through resistance training we initiate a reaction from the bone. This reaction encourages ossification, which is the body's process of laying down new bone material. Ossification creates strong healthy bones with a high density of bone matter. Bone mineral density is a measure of how much matter is contained per square centimetre of bone.
For many the idea of running barefoot would seem counterproductive or even dangerous however barefoot running has a strong cult following. It would be an easy assumption to make that the participants of this activity are limited to small fanatical groups, however supporters of barefoot running come from the highest level and there are ample amounts of scientific evidence to support its benefits.
Probably the most obvious evidence that barefoot running can be performed at an elite level comes from the Ethiopian athlete Abebe Bikela who in 1960 won the Olympic marathon. This race wasn't won on a graded track; it was run over the uneven streets of Rome. So how is it possible for someone to win a race barefoot against opponents who have the benefit of shoes? Olympic silver medalist and 5 time world record breaking runner Gordon Pirie would say that it is easy to believe, and that shoes often show no benefit. Pirie states that the difference between running barefoot and running in a typical running shoe can be up to 30 seconds in a mile, faster barefoot. Pirie also states that the way in which typical running shoes are designed promote incorrect running technique.
Concern for Bone Health in Young Women: A synergy between nutrition and exercise.
By Jacinta King
On a daily basis do you drink 3.5 cups of milk? Eat 7 slices of cheese or 2 tubs of yoghurt? What about if you do not like dairy products? If this is the case do you consume 333 almonds, 300g of canned sardines or 1kg of bok choy in an average day? Chances are that majority of women reading thisarticle said no to each of those questions! The most recent national survey conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) found that on average the calcium consumption of each age group of women was significantly lower than the recommended daily intake (RDI)