Movement can be very simple, yet at the same time you can go down the rabbit hole and learn that it can be so complex at the same time. So which sequence of movements would you instruct a client to perform consecutively? Tyre flip and box jump OR box jump and then tyre flip?
When I started training all I ever thought about was what body part I was going to target and what exercises I was going to do. It was not until I started to consider the importance of recovery and sleep as an integral part to my gym program.
The roles and responsibilities of personal trainers continue to evolve. The need for education and support within the community has become a growing aspect placed into our PT toolbox of skills.
As fitness professionals our role in supporting client’s achieve their health and fitness goals is to be able to better understand their behavioural patterns in maintaining exercise adherence. There are a number of tools that can be used to further understand the personality traits of clients. Examples may include Myers-Briggs, DISC profiling, or 5 love languages.
Muscle weighs more than fat. This is a myth I have heard clients say for 20 years.
Jeff Laurence, Catalyst PHD - Personal, Health & Development Coach, discusses how to be a mentor for your personal training clients
The definition of a Personal Trainer is a “fitness professional involved in exercise prescription and instruction. They motivate clients by helping them to set goals and provide feedback and accountability to clients. Trainers also measure their client’s strengths and weaknesses with fitness assessment.”
I began my career in the fitness industry back in 2011, finishing my courses for Certificate III and IV in fitness as well as a Certificate IV in massage therapy practice.
We are highly adaptable and resilient industry who were first hit by the closure of gyms, closely followed by group fitness classes or bootcamps. Now we have moved into a new era of delivering exercise prescription with the delivery of training at home amid COVID-19.
PT National was invited for a second consecutive year to design and deliver a football training camp to educate players on the importance on trunk stability in specific facets of the game including agility, cardiovascular fitness, and musculoskeletal strength.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the new way of providing services to Australians living with a disability, as well as the families and carers who support them. Inclusivity into mainstream fitness services including personal training and small group exercise classes have become a developing way for participants to improve their fitness levels in a safe and nurturing social setting.
Very little has changed in bodybuilding training principles since my time as Mr Australia. Besides the development of resistance training equipment and supplementation, the fundamentals are built on the FITT principle including Frequency, Intensity, Time, and Type of training. Within this includes the rest between sets, cadence of repetitions performed, training split, volume of training load, and order of exercises performed.
This article could easily be named Mindful movement and injury prevention. When prescribing or selecting an exercise to perform you must ask yourself the all important question, “Why?”
Conflict is an inevitable part of our everyday lives. There can be a duality to conflict with both positive and negative aspects.
You may not even realise but there are three (3) personal trainers that exist in the fitness market.