The term functional training gets thrown around too much in todays fitness world and too many people lose what the actual meaning is. Functional Training refers to your training style for a specific purpose. If you want to gain hypertrophy in the chest, a barbell bench press is a functional movement; if you wish to drop body fat then any multi joint compound movements incorporating squats and deadlifts are functional as you are going to be burning the most calories and if injury prevention is your goal there are quite a few things to take into consideration when incorporating “Functional Training”.
Healthy Pancakes for Pancake Day!
Pancake Day is next Tuesday February 17 and Australian Eggs are encouraging us all to celebrate by eating Pancakes (Mancakes)!
Check out these yummy (and healthy) pancake recipes!
Training for RUN for the Kids
There are many charity events that come up in our yearly calendar, they can be challenging, fun and team orientated and importantly help to bring awareness to all the different charity causes we can contribute to. This is the year to get involved with the Run for Kids, held on Sunday March 22; it is the 10th annual event contributing to the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal. With tens of thousands of participants this is an event you don’t want to miss.
Personal Trainer TRAITS you must have
Having overheard a conversation recently about how a client was constantly left waiting for their Personal Trainer to arrive I started thinking about what traits every Personal Trainer simply must have to make it in the industry!
Considerations when training the elderly
The number of individuals aged 65 years and over is the fastest growing segment of our population. Recent ABS figures show that between 1990 and 2010 the medium age rose by 4.8 years with the total population aged over 65 years increasing by 2.4% in the same period. These rates are projected to continue, and increase.
As a Fitness Professional, this means that an ever-increasing portion of your clientele are likely to come from an older demographic, bringing a unique set of training considerations that you need to be aware of.
Training Trends for 2015
What are the fitness trends that we believe will be popular in 2015? Read on to see what makes the list.
5 Challenges of a Personal Trainer
Being a personal trainer is one of the most enjoyable and rewarding careers you could choose, but it’s also full of challenges. Here are five challenges of personal training, and some ideas for managing them.
Fitness Industry Success Story
Fiona completed her Certificate III & IV in Fitness with Australian Fitness Academy in 2011 and has gone on to achieve such wonderful success both professionally and personally. This is her Fitness Industry Success Story.