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Considerations for exercising in the heat

3 November, 2016

The physiological response of the body to heat When you exercise strenuously in even moderate heat, your body’s core temperature rises. In response, your blood flow is rerouted so more of it goes to your skin surface to help your body let off your internal heat, and you break a sweat (it is the evap...

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Technology in Sports Clothing: Do we really need it?

26 October, 2016

The use of sporting specific apparel is often brought into question. High performance outfits have made headlines in the past, when their design was considered to give athletes an unfair advantage. The Speedo LZR swimsuit was launched in February 2008. Made of woven polyurethane and spandex, the sui...

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6 things you should know before entering bodybuilding competitions

12 October, 2016

Sarah Cantle, a Fitness Lecturer here at AFA, as well as the owner of Metacorr. She’s also an experienced Personal Trainer, and Corrective Exercise Therapist. Sarah competes in bodybuilding competitions and has shared some of her thoughts on bodybuilding with us:  Bodybuilding competitions are...

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Lack of sleep can affect people in a myriad of negative ways.

The benefits of good sleep for exercise and fitness

28 September, 2016

You don’t grow in the gym; you grow in recovery. You also get faster, leaner and stronger whilst you recover, so it is perfectly reasonable to prioritise recovery in a training program. And recovery doesn’t mean simply drinking a protein shake, it means rest, and there is no better way to rest than...

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Personal Training for different personality types

23 September, 2016

A big part of being a Personal Trainer is connecting with your clients, and believe it or not, each and every client has their own unique personality. It is up to you, the PT, to adapt your approach to get the most out of your clients and to develop the PT/client relationship. Here is a look at a fe...

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Common Myths vs Realities of being a Personal Trainer

16 September, 2016

One of our ambassadors, Shelley Lask of Body Positive Health & Fitness, has pulled together some common myths of being a Personal Trainer and walks us through the reality, check it out below: Myth: Being a Personal Trainer keeps you fit Reality: A good Personal Trainer will observe their client...

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