It’s no secret that when we get to a certain age, shifting the excess pounds gets a tad more difficult. Though you might be surprised to learn that ‘certain age’ is pretty low!
The easiest age for women to lose weight is 25 years old. When they hit 30, this is the time they’re most likely to gain weight.
A survey conducted by diet firm, Forzadiet.com, found that thanks to women in their twenties having more free time, as well as extra income to spend on a gym membership, their weight loss efforts are more successful than those over 30. On average, each diet they go on lasts for four weeks and three days.
The survey found that the average woman puts on 3.1 kilograms between her twenties and thirties – possibly linked to the fact that the average age for first-time mothers is 30.2 years old.
Lee Smith, of Forzadiet.com, said: “Our research shows the battle to lose weight gets harder for women as they move from their twenties into their thirties.”
Why? Women in their thirties may have less free time to maintain a strict workout regime, and also battle with the extra weight gained after having kids.
For those that have had children, sticking to a healthy diet and exercise regime with the pitter patter of tiny feet running about, can easily become less of a priority. The survey reported that on average, first-time mothers put on 4lb, and only a third manage to lose that weight in the 12 months after they give birth.
Working with a Personal Trainer, specifically qualified to train women after pregnancy, can help women to shift those stubborn pounds through sensible eating plans and a tailored workout programme.
Any fitness professional working with pregnant women or new mums must have a specialist set of skills to ensure their clients’ comfort and safety. So, our Ante and Post Natal Fitness Instructor course will arm you with the knowledge to be able to provide effective exercise sessions for this specialist group.
If you’re already qualified as a Level 2 Fitness Instructor in Gym, Exercise to Music or Aqua, or a Level 3 Personal Trainer and want to stretch your skillset, then this is the course for you.
Throughout the course, you’ll cover all areas in order to be able to plan, design, and evaluate exercise programmes for Ante and Post Natal exercise. This includes:
- The anatomy of pregnancy
- The ante-natal period
- The post-natal period
- Structure and content of ante and post natal exercise sessions
- Planning, teaching and evaluating skillls
- Contraindications (“no-no’s”) to exercising with Ante and Post Natal clients
If you’re ready to ‘bump’ up your credentials and up the ‘Ante’ on your fitness career, speak to the Focus team about getting started, and helping those a little over the 25 year mark, get into shape!