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.
If you’re looking to be a personal trainer, certification will give you the necessary skills. The concept of studying to be a personal trainer, though, can be quite challenging for some. It requires dedication and enthusiasm to get the most out of your course, and it is therefore crucial to be fully prepared for what’s in store.
So, you’re eager to start your new career in fitness! Exciting times are ahead. Getting started with any new job can feel a bit intimidating at times. A lot of people find this especially true when the industry is full of specific lingo that goes straight over your head. Instead of worrying, take the first step by brushing up on your knowledge of fitness jargon before you start studying.
That way you’ll understand what they’re talking about in class and be able to professionally speak the language of your clients. To help you do this, we’ve put together a list of the top 50 fitness jargon hacks designed to get you used to the most common industry terms.
The Run WIth Me fitness club is offering Fit Education's Face to Face courses for 2017. They are a Melbourne based club with 7 locations: Altona, Sunshine West, Cairnlea, Point Cook, Newport, Coburg & Daylesford.
Studying Certificate III and IV in Fitness online is your gateway to a career with unlimited possibilities. Change the lives of people in a mainstream gym, start your own personal training company or travel the world offering fitness classes on a cruise ship.
Firstly, congratulations on passing your Certificate 3 (III) in Fitness! You’re now a qualified gym and group fitness instructor. It’s an exciting time as you enter the opportunity filled world of health and fitness. But, with so many different directions you can go in, where do you start? Here’s everything you need to know to hit the ground running and get your career moving in the right direction.
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).
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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.