Hello, welcome to our student area. This is where students can login to our unique online learning portal. It’s packed with useful tools to help you learn, including a library of exercise videos, interactive graphics, multiple-choice worksheets and more.
Also, exclusively for Focus Training students, our jobs board is updated daily by employers in the health and fitness industry who are looking for applications from Focus Training students. There are hundreds of opportunities across the UK and making an application is just a couple of clicks away. Scroll further down the page to view our glossary of terms, useful blog posts and more videos. Have fun!
Congratulations to all our recently successful students.
We're really proud of you.
- Rachel Hilton - Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training
- Dominik Ellison - Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy
- Anne-Marie Harrison - Certificate in Physical Activity and Weight Management for Obese and Diabetic Clients
- Richard Priest - Certificate in Physical Activity and Lifestyle Strategies for Managing Low Back Pain
- Aaron Bridge - Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym-based Exercise)
- Gregory Weir - Master Personal Trainer
HOW TO VIDEOS
BLOG & TWEETS
Meet Personal Trainer & Sports Massage Therapist, Gill Park
March 22nd, 2018 at 3:22 pm
We love catching up with our students to see where their fitness career has taken them since studying with us. So, we jumped at the chance to sit down for a coffee and chatter with Gill Park, a qualified Personal Trainer, Sports Massage Therapist, Gym Instructor and Padwork Instructor.
Spring Forward | How Daylight Saving Improves Our Health
March 22nd, 2018 at 1:50 pm
There are a number of great impacts on our health that come from daylight saving. We take a look…
Mobile Personal Training | Bringing The Gym To The Client
March 21st, 2018 at 11:12 am
If you’re ready to branch out and get your mobile personal training business on the road, a few tips on how you can successfully cater to a whole new range of clients…
The Personal Trainer Job Interview
March 21st, 2018 at 11:07 am
When it comes to nailing that first job interview, sadly, a well-toned physique and a piece of paper won’t necessarily bag you the job! Our tips for nailing that personal trainer job interview…
The (Real) Role of a Personal Trainer
March 18th, 2018 at 2:37 pm
There’s much more to becoming a successful personal trainer than many people like to imagine. To help you decide if you should get certified, here’s a little insight into what becoming a fitness professional really involves…
Is Social Media Squashing Our Self Esteem?
March 14th, 2018 at 11:51 am
For many fitness fans, the images they see on social media can be intimidating and create unrealistic ideals of what ‘healthy’ looks like.
Millenials Will Be The Most Obese On Record
March 12th, 2018 at 2:33 pm
A whopping 70% of adults born between the early eighties and mid nineties will be overweight or obese before they reach middle age.
Females In Fitness | International Women’s Day
March 8th, 2018 at 10:38 am
Over the years, we’ve coached and trained some of the most successful female personal trainers in the UK, and met with some of the most influential women in the business. So, to show our support for the sisterhood, we’ve highlighted some of the most inspirational women we’ve met recently, and their stories of success.
Just Qualified? What Next?
March 5th, 2018 at 10:02 am
If you’ve just qualified as a Personal Trainer, there are a number of ways you can now maximise your chances of a successful career in the fast-paced fitness industry. It’s a competitive market – so how can you make yourself stand out?
A Third Of Brits Underestimate Calorie Intake
March 5th, 2018 at 8:30 am
A third of people in the UK underestimate how many calories they’re taking in, according to an analysis of Office of National Statistics data.
Hormone responsible for mobilising energy stores and increasing muscle contraction; prepares the body for ‘fight or flight’.
Body Mass Index – Measurement that combines an individual’s height and weight to ascertain their health risk.
Ability of the deep, stabilising muscles to maintain good posture throughout static and dynamic movement.
The furthest point away from the centre of the body e.g. The distal end of the femur is nearest the knee.
‘Feel good’ hormones release during physical activity.
Stands for: Frequency, Intensity, Time, Type and Adherence.
Specialist equipment used to measure joint range of movement.
High density lipoproteins- known as ‘good cholesterol’, picks up fatty deposits on artery walls and takes them to the liver.
Cardiovascular training method involving working at alternating, high and low, specific intensities and durations.
Part of the small intestine between the duodenum and ileum.
Posterior curvature of the spine- occurs naturally in the thoracic and sacral vertebrae.
Low Density Lipoprotein- known as ‘bad cholesterol’- deposits on artery walls reducing blood flow around the body.
Substances within food and drink that provide the body with essential functions i.e. vitamins and minerals.
Ingesting of food and drink required for health and development.
Tissues that have been built to serve a specific biological function.
Advanced resistance method that aims to pre-fatigue a large muscle in isolation, followed by a compound exercise involving that same muscle.
The angle of pull between the two lines of the vastus medialis and the patella tendon.
The ‘six pack’ muscles at the front of the stomach.
Advanced resistance training method involving either two exercises for the same or opposing muscle group, back to back with no rest in between.
Advanced resistance training method- involves 3 exercises back-to-back (no rest) for the same muscle group.
Long bone in the lower arm.
Three muscles in the quadriceps muscle group- lateralis, medialis and intermedius.
Period of preparation prior to the main activity to allow a gradual build-up of intensity.
Cartilaginous process located at the bottom of the sternum.
YMCA Step test
Low intensity cardiovascular fitness test that focused on heart rate recovery.
Antioxidant mineral found in oysters, lamb, nuts and grains.
GOING TO THE NEXT LEVEL
Continuing professional development is a requirement for the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS) and essential for you to keep your skills up to date and expand your income stream.