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Personal Training

03

Jul'14

Our flagship course: HIT Personal Trainer is now available!

We are very excited to announce that our first course – the Personal Trainer certification course – is available now.   James Steele, one of the first individuals to have seen both the course and the platform, said: But enough about the course – this post is not a sales pitch. For that you can go to the Personal Trainer course overview page or watch the platform demonstration video. We do however have an offer for all of our social media and blog followers, who have been around since the early days of HITuni.   This is all great, but …

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12

Feb'13

What is a personal trainer?

In the broadest context a personal trainer is someone who offers as a service their expertise in exercise to clients. Clients choose to work with a personal trainer to get physical results more quickly, more efficiently, more effectively and more safely than if they were to attempt to train themselves. An additional component is that some clients perceive a need for a personal trainer due to motivational aspects; maybe they wouldn’t train at all if they didn’t have the commitment to their personal trainer. A personal trainer is not a sports coach (although a sports coach may choose to become …

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Jan'13

Fitness Trends 2013 show the need for High Intensity Training

Recently I read the ‘Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends for 2013’ conducted by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and although High Intensity Training (HIT) was not directly written about, there was an element of HIT within every one of the top twenty trends. As the survey stated; a prediction was made with regards to the amount of workers within the fitness industry and the fact that more businesses are realising that having a healthier happier work force is far more productive. This in turn creates a need and increased demand for Certified Personal Trainers and persons seeking to be qualified. So my point …

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18

Nov'12

The personal training landscape

Personal Training has become a competitive and lucrative career option over the last 25 years and is set to continue to grow by an expected 24% over the next 10 years. This is staggering growth, faster than average when compared with all other career categories. Not only is it one of the faster growing career options, it can also be financially rewarding too. There is no clear-cut answer as to how to become a fitness or personal trainer. Different employers demand different certifications and the certifications themselves vary greatly in terms of speciality and time required to invest in educating …

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18

Nov'12

The need for HIT

At HITuni we believe that the benefits of exercise should be available to all. The approach to exercise that HITUni advocates focuses on safety, efficiency and effectiveness. High Intensity Strength Training has for the last 30 years been only a niche of the wider fitness industry. The fitness industry has tended to attract young, relatively healthy and active individuals of both sexes: those who are physically most capable. The fitness industry has typically centred its attention on marketing and promoting “the next new thing”- trends that come and go, and has often looked to sell the image of a lifestyle …

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18

Nov'12

The time for HIT is now

There is a need and a growing demand for highly skilled HIT experts, the type of Personal Trainers HITUni will educate and certify. The time for HIT is now, with popular books such as Body by Science by McGuff and Little and The Slow Burn Fitness Revolution by Fred Hahn, television shows such as the recent (2012) Horizon episode on exercise and academic papers such as Resistance Training to Momentary Muscular Failure Improves Cardiovascular Fitness in Humans (a Review of Acute Physiological Responses and Chronic Physiological Adaptations) by James Steele, James Fisher, Doug McGuff, Stewart Bruce-Low and Dave Smith, all signaling …

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