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With a range of personal training guides and articles that are designed to help you understand your body and how to work out more effectively, the NRPT.co.uk has pulled together a range of guides, tips and information in one place.

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Understanding Thermo Regulation.

Understanding Thermo Regulation.

In fact, the whole subject of weight loss is inherently a lot more complicated than we generally give it credit for and involves a wide range of interactions between different hormones, muscle fibre types, neurotransmitters, proteins, and other substances that are well beyond the scope of this response to discuss. Though there are a considerable amount of research studies looking at the processes involved, many have been carried out on small mammals, and it seems clear that humans may rel...

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By Ian Duncan

Types of Jobs in the Fitness Industry

Types of Jobs in the Fitness Industry

Depending on your current skills, qualifications and preferences, if you are looking for employment in this field there are a wide range of different jobs in fitness you could be thinking about. Some of the most popular fitness and leisure jobs include: Fitness instructor Fitness instructors can work with groups or individuals to help them find the best way to get in shape.   Personal Trainer Considered the glamour job in this field, personal trainers w...

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By Ian Duncan

Full Time Personal Trainer Jobs

Full Time Personal Trainer Jobs

What Makes a Full-Time Job? So there's actually two types of full-time personal trainer jobs. There's the kind where you work for a gym / studio and you are contracted to be there from say 7am - 3pm or 12pm - 8pm to fulfil training hours as well as other duties. Or, there's working for yourself where full-time means you are working 40+ hours per week at all sorts of times. The latter is more usual as many clients are only available on evenings and weekends, thus requiring ...

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By Ian Duncan

Part Time Personal Trainer Jobs

Part Time Personal Trainer Jobs

There really are plenty of opportunities for part time trainer jobs - in fact these positions far outnumber full time ones. Why Choose Part-Time? Part time personal training jobs allow you to have another position that is perhaps a more steady income stream either because that suits you, or because you want to build your client base over time. In this case, you can schedule your clients around their work schedules and your shifts/preferences. How Many Hours is Part Time? If yo...

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By Ian Duncan

Guide to Personal Training Franchises

Guide to Personal Training Franchises

With the popularity of personal training right now, there's an increasing number of PT's in the market. In tandem with this increase is the increasing number of personal training franchise packages that have become available. What Options for Franchising Are There? There are a number of routes for franchising models to take, from those that have no upfront cost at all, to those that require a more considerable upfront investment. The PT franchises that we deal with offer a...

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By Ian Duncan

Functional Training for Strength Building

Functional Training for Strength Building

Thats positive for you, because the more effective your clients workouts are the more they notice the improvements in their everyday lives the more motivated they will be to continue working with you. However, some people are confused by the term functional training. Of course, it can be argued that functional training varies from one person to another for a rugby player functional training would be very different from that done by a marathon runner but in general, it refers to training t...

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By Ian Duncan

Exercise & Depression

Exercise & Depression

Indeed, many doctors now recognize that exercise is the most effective way to treat depression and anxiety related disorders. Our bodies were designed to move, and when we exercise regularly a range of chemicals are released that help to regulate mood and counter depression. Incorporating exercise into treatment of depression more frequently would be a huge boon for GPs it is estimated that up to 30 per cent of consultations to GPs and primary care facilities are related to a mental...

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By Ian Duncan

Exercise for Muscle Tone

Exercise for Muscle Tone

So many people are wedded to the notion that lifting heavy weights will make you big and bulky, that suggesting that heavy lifting is the best exercise for muscle tone seems almost a heresy. However, according to recent research, the type of muscle bulk that bodybuilders develop is simply not likely for the average person. Not only do they not train hard enough, but according to experts, they would need to consume a lot more food to add serious muscle mass. In fact, people looking t...

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By Ian Duncan

Choosing Exercise Programs

Choosing Exercise Programs

Success with an exercise programme is about getting the right match between your goals and the workouts different workouts will help with different things, so it is vital to be sure that what you do on a regular basis is moving you towards your goals. For example, while regular cardiovascular exercise is great for improving overall health and fitness levels, there are other types of workouts that are more effective for weight loss. Choosing the right program therefore starts with being c...

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By Ian Duncan

Workout with Free Weights

Workout with Free Weights

While machines are good to get you started with resistance training, free weights offer a host of benefits that machines just can't match. Chief among the benefits of free weights is their versatility. This has several advantages More exercises : Look around most gyms and you will find one, maybe two machines to work each body part. However, if you use dumbbells or barbells, there are literally dozens of possibilities. This is crucial as to get the most from your workouts you ...

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By Ian Duncan

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