By Neil Gibson, Heriot-Watt UniversityCrossFit, circuit training, group exercise, functional training, resistance training, cardio training. Feeling dizzy yet? Never before have there been so many structured activities at the gym vying for your attention. Simply idling into the gym and heading for the recumbent bike seems very old fashioned. More choice, however, is not necessarily a good thing – and the gym floor, with all of its complex equipment and confident lycra-clad inhabitants, can be a daunting place. While my work with athletes often involves a range of complex training approaches using a host of equipment, you can still exercise effectively using the most basic apparatus on the gym floor. After all, there are enough barriers to making exercise an integral part of your week without the environment itself hampering your progress. So why not take a simple approach? Here are few tried and tested (yet easy) exercises which, when combined with a broadly healthy lifestyle, … [Read more...] about Gym membership: how to get the most out of it, according to a sports scientist
What does it take to be a fitness trainer
Elaine Coulham has spent months training as hard as possible to get in shape for the bodybuilding championships. Her efforts were rewarded last week when she won her category in the Natural Physique Association's British Championships after five years away from the sport. So what does it take to get in shape like this? She took Grimsby Live inside her strict routine. Fitness classes "As a fitness trainer, I already spend a lot of time working out. I teach between two and four hour-long classes every day of the week, which can be very intense. "The classes that help me most are Body Pump, which is a mixture of weight lifting and cardio that improves your strength, and Body Balance, which combines yoga and pilates. Body Balance is very good for relaxing mentally and helping me keep my focus when I'm training. "I also teach Body Combat, which is mixed martial arts, and Spinning, which is traditional cardio on a static bike. These can add up to very tiring days, but I never go easy in … [Read more...] about What does it take to get in shape like a bodybuilding champion?
It’s officially the summer and for many it is the time when they want to hit peak physical condition. Whether it’s a holiday to look forward to or simply to look and feel good, fitness is firmly on the agenda across the country. And to help those in need over the next month, we’ve enlisted the help of experts from the world of fitness to steer you in the right direction. With weekly tips, training plans and advice, start your mission of fulfilment here. In our first instalment, NICOLA MARTIN and ANDY VINCENT are on hand to provide their expertise… Nicola, a personal trainer based in the UAE, looks first at how you can SAVE money through Online Training - plus, she provides an epic workout routine... New to online training? So is everyone else. How does it work? Online coaching is the most flexible and most cost effective way to keep fit. You will get a customised training plan that is specifically to you and your goals. I work with what clients have … [Read more...] about How to save a fortune and still lose weight
By Ian Woodcock BBC Sport 31 May From the section Derby Share this with Digg Facebook Google LinkedIn Reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44304427 Read more about sharing. "Everything is a risk on both sides."New Derby County boss Frank Lampard might be inexperienced but he is certainly not unprepared.The former West Ham, Chelsea and Manchester City man has signed a three-year deal with the Championship side in what will be his first managerial position.After more than two decades as a player he is keenly aware that his high-profile appointment will be under the microscope from the off."I don't have a management CV and don't proclaim to," he told BBC East Midlands Today. "Any job has its risk elements but you take them on and you do so with a positive nature."I am delighted that they have taken that risk and chosen me and I want to prove … [Read more...] about Frank Lampard: Derby County boss on taking risks, being his own man and not signing Messi
For many companies, it will be the dawn of a brave new world which brings safeguards surrounding the use of data both for them and their clients. For others, the advent of GDPR is proving to be nothing more than an expensive inconvenience that’s currently impacting negatively on the way they’ve always worked. Whatever the reality, the new regulations are vast, wide-reaching and will require a bespoke response from every business affected by them. Quite apart from the reputational damage of getting it wrong, larger companies could also face fines of up to £17.5m, with the scale of the fine ultimately determined by the Knutsford-based Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). Consequently, the time to act – if you’re not already – is now. So, what exactly is GDPR? The new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) will come into force on May 25. These new data protection laws are being introduced to protect the personal data of individuals living … [Read more...] about What is GDPR and what does it mean for you?