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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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Which Strength Training Equipment to choose?

Which Strength Training Equipment to choose?

If you know how to use strength training equipment properly, you will dramatically increase the benefits from your workouts. Look around any gym and you'll see a variety of strength training equipment - while you know might what some of it is for, there may also be other items that you're not sure how to use. If you take the time to learn what each and every piece of strength training equipment is for, and what it has to offer you, you will open up a whole range of options fo...

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By Ian Duncan

Target Heart Rate Zone

Target Heart Rate Zone

Whether you are looking to lose loss, improve overall fitness, or train for a race, knowing how hard you are working is essential to your ultimate success. There are certain parameters within which we have to work, and the ultimate determining factor is your maximum heart rate.  Everyone has a maximum heart rate, a speed beyond which their heart cannot beat.  For humans, this is typically around 220 beats per minute, although this decreases with age.  Once you know your max...

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By Ian Duncan

Personal Trainer Course Prices

Personal Trainer Course Prices

 In the UK there are a variety of courses and personal trainer course prices that are available to prospective students of the personal training and fitness industry. The price of a course will vary according to how the course is administered, and what the certification is that the student will complete the course with. Because there's so many different ways that one can become a personal trainer, there's really not a single answer as to how much this training course will cost a ...

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By Ian Duncan

Personal Trainer Certificates

Personal Trainer Certificates

In the UK, the Exercise Register exists to centrally maintain and monitor standards for the level and academic requirements for Personal Trainer Certificates courses provided by the various training providers. There's a large number of organizations that offer trainer courses to certify personal trainers; therefore it is necessary to do your research before choosing where you will obtain the best personal trainer certification for you. When you embark on the task of choosing where you ...

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By Ian Duncan

Master Personal Training Diploma

Master Personal Training Diploma

Why Take a Master Diploma? By undertaking a Master Personal Trainer Diploma course you will enhance your skills and knowledge base as a professional personal trainer. Often this may be an optional program for personal trainers to take over and above a Level £ PT Course. The Master Diploma will enhance your skills and allow you to diversify your business clientele because you offer a wider range of services as a personal trainer. This Master Personal Trainer course is a popular course...

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By Ian Duncan

Free Personal Trainer Courses

Free Personal Trainer Courses

You may be able to take free personal trainer courses online for no cost and obtain a certificate; however this may not qualify you to practice as a personal trainer unless your 'free personal trainer course certificate' is recognised through the registry of exercise professionals in the UK. If you want to learn about personal training as your own personal interest and hobby then this may be a good option for you as it will certainly save you money. The free programs will be offered o...

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By Ian Duncan

Advantages of a Personal Trainer

Advantages of a Personal Trainer

Have you ever considered the advantages of hiring a personal trainer?  For anyone seeking to improve their fitness, working with a personal trainer has many advantages, allowing you to reach your goals quicker and more efficiently than you might do working by yourself. Most gyms have access to a network of qualified trainers you can work with, but many people hesitate to talk to them, unsure how using a personal trainer can help them. And while it is true that in the past, using ...

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By Ian Duncan

Mind Games for the Gym

Mind Games for the Gym

#1 Make Targets and Take Aim Setting goals in terms of distance, time or weight lifted, allows you to clearly see changes and progress with your exercise routine. Make some short, medium and long term targets. If you are a runner  for example; the short term goal may be to run 10k’s in 2 months, the medium term goal may to run a half marathon in 4 months and the long term goal may be to run a marathon itself within 9-12 months.  From small acorns… #2 Cross-Train...

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By Ian Duncan

How to Be a Personal Trainer

How to Be a Personal Trainer

In order to be a personal trainer in the UK You are required to have a Level Three Certificate. If you are a Level 2 fitness/gym instructor and possess as high level of both experience and knowledge, and have advanced qualifications including the level 3 certificate, you may act as a personal trainer. By completing a course that permits you to become a member of the Register of Exercise Professional (REP’s), you will be able to increase your chances of employment as a personal traine...

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By Ian Duncan

3 Great Treadmills for Running

3 Great Treadmills for Running

These three treadmills are ideal for burning those calories, improving your cardiovascular system, and reducing your stress levels. Sedentary jobs are the worst, and just a good run on a treadmill can make you feel better, more alive, and happier, too! Treadmills are available in a range of prices and features. Here are three: Sole F63 Treadmill The F63 treadmill has been reviewed as "Simply the best quality treadmill in its price range" by numerous consumer resources a...

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By Ian Duncan

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