Posts In: personal training
Perform Fitness Family: Laura F’s Fitness StoryOctober 19, 2018
There were a few moments that made me realise I needed to start exercising. My stressful job as a teacher was consuming my life. Exercise was always recommended because it provides an outlet and releases endorphins, but I found it hard to fit in around work.
The Real Challenge: Fitting Fitness into Your LifeSeptember 17, 2018
Four Simple Ways to Start Exercising AgainAugust 29, 2018
It’s the time of year when people are searching for simple ways to start exercising again. Whether it’s the end of the indulgence that summer brings or the start of the new school year for parents that have been rushed of their feet over the holidays, getting back into fitness after a break away isn’t easy.
If finding the motivation to get started wasn’t enough, chances are – when you do take the plunge and try to kick start your regime – exercises feel awkward and anything cardio is an absolute killer!
Here at Perform our members are all ordinary people with very different lifestyles and unique needs, but there are some universal ways to make getting back on track easier and more enjoyable. Here are our top four tips:
Is Personal Training For You?May 10, 2017
Having spoken to so many current and prospective clients about the personal training memberships we offer here at Perform, we’ve picked up on a few common misconceptions about personal training, what it entails and what is expected of you when you’re starting out.
The majority of clients who search out a personal trainer are looking for guidance in both exercise and/or nutrition because they want to feel better about themselves in some way. This could be to lose weight, improve health, recover from an injury or achieve a personal fitness goal.
The funny thing is, the very thing that people are looking for is something they also use as an excuse not to start. You know, the constant monitoring of progress, accountability, the worry that you’re not fit enough for a PT…
I’m going to let you off the hook here, as it’s perfectly normal to be anxious about the unknown. But there is no need to be. Personal training is suitable for everyone, regardless of fitness level, goals or experience.
Strength Training For WomenApril 6, 2016
In this modern fitness world, you women have turned a corner over the last few years. It is awesome to see so many of you lifting real weights and eating real food, building your bodies rather than breaking them down with diets and endless cardio.
So to that end, here are some general programming principles to maximise your muscle building results:
Strength Training For MenMarch 30, 2016
For me there are too many men following the adapted body building programs from years gone by found in health and fitness magazines and delivered by poorly educated trainers.
These programs prioritise body part splits as their training methodology, usually something along the lines of: chest and biceps; back and triceps; shoulders with the majority skipping leg day. Yes many body builders train this way and always have done, and yes they get results from this (to a degree). But have you?
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