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10 RULES FOR WEIGHT LIFTING SAFELY

10 RULES FOR WEIGHT LIFTING SAFELY

Weight lifting can be traced back to the beginning of the Olympic Games and it has endured throughout the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. Its effectiveness as a sport cannot be questioned; however, it is imperative that it is done correctly. Without the proper form and technique, weight lifting can have devastating (and lasting) consequences.… READ MORE

4 WAYS TO USE KETTLEBELLS

4 WAYS TO USE KETTLEBELLS

If you haven’t started training with kettlebells yet, stop what you’re doing right now and listen. Kettlebell exercises target all aspects of fitness, including strength, endurance and power. They require the use of multiple joints to engage all the large muscles of the body, thereby burning calories faster than exercises that only work one muscle… READ MORE

BECOME A SPORTS CONDITIONING COACH FOR A SUCCESSFUL FITNESS BUSINESS

BECOME A SPORTS CONDITIONING COACH FOR A SUCCESSFUL FITNESS BUSINESS

If you run a fitness business, or are looking to start, you may find that techniques enhancing your customers’ strength, speed and power are a valuable addition to the programmes you provide. This is why so many trainers incorporate sports conditioning exercises in their routines. Whether you run a private fitness facility or are looking… READ MORE

THE POWER OF THE MIND IN SPORTS PERFORMANCE

THE POWER OF THE MIND IN SPORTS PERFORMANCE

The Power of the Mind in Sports Performance: Benefits of Positive Self-Talk The mind is extremely powerful. Not only do we have the power to dictate our thoughts and behaviours; but we can control what we think, how we think and when we think, so that we can achieve the desired outcome of our performance.… READ MORE

WHAT IS A SPORT PSYCHOLOGIST?

WHAT IS A SPORT PSYCHOLOGIST?

The pressure of competing in sport can take a major toll on an athlete. Not only do you need to be mentally strong to deal with an intense training regime and its effects on the body, but you also need to find the motivation to contend with fierce competition. This is where a sports psychologist… READ MORE

USE YOUR MIND TO RECOVER FASTER FROM A SPORTS INJURY

USE YOUR MIND TO RECOVER FASTER FROM A SPORTS INJURY

Whether you’re a serious athlete or simply a happy-go-lucky running enthusiast, chances are strong that you will sustain a sports injury at some point in your life. The simple truth is that getting hurt sucks and it can seriously derail your self-confidence and your motivation to carry on. The good news is that you can… READ MORE

MARKETING YOUR FITNESS BUSINESS IN THE SUMMER MONTHS

MARKETING YOUR FITNESS BUSINESS IN THE SUMMER MONTHS

Whether you are a gym instructor or provide boot camp classes in your area, the upcoming summer months are likely to be the busiest for your fitness business. As the sun comes out, so does our desire to get fit, so more people are looking to get active, achieve their fitness goals, and shed any… READ MORE

5 MAJOR ADVANTAGES OF SUSPENSION TRAINING

5 MAJOR ADVANTAGES OF SUSPENSION TRAINING

As it was invented by a US Navy Seal to keep his troops in top shape, you would expect there to be several advantages of suspension training; and there are. Using hanging bands or straps to engage muscles using just your body weight; suspension training has become a popular workout for many reasons. It is… READ MORE

GET A CAREER IN FITNESS: 7 BENEFITS OF AEROBICS CLASSES

GET A CAREER IN FITNESS: 7 BENEFITS OF AEROBICS CLASSES

Today, the average person spends most of their time behind a desk, locked in heavy traffic or vegetating in front of the television (thanks, Netflix). For these reasons, it is crucial to find some form of exercise that you’ll enjoy and actually make time for. Why not go one step further and make fitness your… READ MORE