What you as a pilates instructor need to know

What Every Pilates Instructor Needs to Know

As with all group fitness instructors, there are certain things that every great Pilates instructor needs to know.  These must-know pearls of wisdom range from an intimate knowledge of Pilates principles to how to run a group fitness class and making a success of their own Pilates business. Take a look. Fundamental Knowledge for a […]

What is takes to become a personal trainer

3 simple steps to becoming a top personal trainer

There are loads of jobs in the fitness industry. Gym instructor, fitness trainer, Yoga teacher, swimming coach, Pilates instructor… The list in endless! However, the ultimate job in the fitness industry is – without a doubt – being a personal trainer. Why do we say this? Read on to find out… What is a personal trainer? […]

What does range of motion mean

Why Is ‘Range Of Motion’ Important?

In the specialised world of personal training, as with all other disciplines, there are a number of terms that are specific to that field and industry. In this article, we’ll have a look at what ‘range of motion’ means and how it fits in with the world of personal training and the fitness industry in […]

What is osteoporosis

What Is Osteoporosis And How Can You Prevent This?

Osteoporosis is a debilitating disease that affects the health of your bones. Often mistakenly thought of as an illness that only affects older individuals, for example post-menopausal women, it has been known to strike people as young as 25 . What makes it that much more frightening is that most don’t know that they’re suffering from […]

Benefits of the smith machine

The Magic of the Smith Machine

The smith machine is one of those machines in the gym that many people dare not approach or use because they feel they will be criticised for using an ‘unsafe’ machine. It is a machine that everyone talks about but no-one really uses – or uses properly for that matter. Sure, it can be dangerous if […]

The Pelvic Lift

The Pelvic Lift | Basic Pilates Mat Exercise | Trifocus Fitness Academy

When you start off a Pilates routine, there are certain fundamental exercises that you need to start off with doing before you get into the more complex work as these prep your body for what it needs to do. The Pelvic Lift – which is one such exercise – is performed on the mat and […]

Exercise for the elderly

Best exercises for the elderly

Staying active is good for you and it helps you to feel and look great throughout your life. Living an active lifestyle is especially important for the elderly because it can improve their health and help prevent heart disease, diabetes, certain forms of cancer and it can reduce the effects of arthritis. Staying active improves strength, […]

What a Pilates instructor does

Pilates vs Yoga: Similarities and differences

Pilates was developed by Joseph Pilates in the 1920s while Yoga has been around for hundreds of thousands of years. These two exercise forms, for example, focus on developing strength and flexibility something which fitness professionals love them for. Here are some other benefits of these two types of exercises. Both seek to strengthen the connection […]

The difference between a personal trainer and gym instructor

The difference between a personal trainer and gym instructor

If you thought that there isn’t a difference between a personal trainer and a gym instructor, you couldn’t be more wrong. Personal trainers and gym instructors can actually work hand in hand with each other but it is possible to have one without the other. What does a gym instructor do? A gym instructor will be hired by a […]

What is periodisation

Understand what periodisation is

To get the best results for your clients from the training that you do with them, it’s vital that you plan it correctly. Experts recommend creating short-term as well as a long-term plan, in other words one for every week as well as one for your goals for that year. One of the best methods […]

How to motivate your clients

How to motivate newbies to stick to a workout routine

As a personal trainer, your duties can vary: from a nutritional advisor and therapist to a trainer, coach and motivator. One of the main reasons some people pay for personal training is because they cannot motivate themselves. They need someone not only to push them to their limits with every session and guide them through […]

The best exercises to work your medial deltoids

3 of the best exercises to work your medial deltoids

The deltoid muscle gives your shoulder its rounded shape. It is made up of the anterior deltoids (front) , medial deltoids (middle) and posterior deltoids (back). There are a number of exercises that are geared towards working your medial deltoids. Let’s have a look. Seated Shoulder Press with Dumbbells Start seated on a low straight-back […]

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