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Welcome to our student area. Here you’ll find everything you need to help you throughout your course. Whether you’re just starting out, or are working your way through the fitness ranks, here you’ll find plenty of useful tools to boost your learning, including exercise videos, multiple-choice worksheets and career tips to get that fitness future underway.

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    How Being a Personal Trainer has Progressed

    September 14th, 2018 at 3:05 pm

    It is evident that social media has had a monumental impact on the majority of industries, from fashion to even logistics. Although, as many in and out of the industry know, fitness is one that was impacted most, with workout videos, progress pic’s and ‘athleisure’ being a common sight among many social media feeds. In […]

    Focus on the Falklands

    August 29th, 2018 at 1:58 pm

    With our reputation for delivering quality courses that set up both current, and future professionals for their fitness careers; the UK Government recently asked us to send one of our tutors to carry out a training course in the Falkland Islands, opening up new opportunities for the locals by giving them a chance to gain […]

    We’ve got NUS cards for our students

    August 9th, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    Everyone loves a bargain, right? Here at Focus Training, we definitely do and that’s why we’ve gone and bagged our students the chance to get their very own NUS Extra card. It’s jam-packed full of student offers and discounts… and it’s only £12 a year! What is it? The NUS Extra card, is the number […]

    WHY SHOULD I BECOME A PERSONAL TRAINER?

    August 7th, 2018 at 9:56 am

    Fancy becoming a Personal Trainer? You’ve probably got your own reasons for wanting to make the change, but here are a few more perks that you might not have thought about. Keep reading to find out why being a Personal Trainer could suit you, and how we can help you take the next step in […]

    Giving Fitness Advice without Qualifications

    August 1st, 2018 at 2:28 pm

    Are you guilty of giving out fitness advice without any actual qualifications? Focus Training recently carried out a survey of 1,000 UK Adults asking questions about their Gym and exercise habits. The specific focus was to understand if they gave advice to anyone without any formal personal training course qualifications. We collected the data together […]

    Find a job you love and you’ll never have to work a day in your life

    July 24th, 2018 at 4:36 pm

    If you love Pilates why not turn your passion into your profession? Pilates is a great exercise for both body and mind. Not only could it improve posture, balance and mobility it could also reduce stress. With 85% of UK adults reposting that they are regularly stressed1 there has never been a better time to […]

    Family Fun Day for Bolton Hospice

    July 17th, 2018 at 3:39 pm

    We’re proud to be supporting our former student Isabella to raise funds for Bolton Hospice. Pop along this weekend to her Family Fun Day at 9A Grange Road, BL7 9AU. It’s running 10-6pm Saturday and 12-5pm Sunday. There will be all sorts of fun activities including Slamball, Kettlebell, hula hoop, bean bag and push up […]

    Signs It’s Time For A Fitness Career

    July 9th, 2018 at 9:56 am

    If your love of fitness just won’t quit, perhaps it’s time to make that step towards a career as a fitness professional. If you’ve experienced any of the following then it’s probably time to get started on that shiny new career move, before the boredom burnout sets in.

    Taste Trendsetters | The Nordic Diet

    July 4th, 2018 at 8:49 am

    Scandi style has been known for setting a few trends in it’s time. Hygge, Frilufsliv and Lagom to name a few. So when it comes to foodie trends, the Nordic nation have a few food rules of their own to live by.

    Strike A Pose | How To Become A Pilates Instructor

    July 1st, 2018 at 1:17 pm

    Yoga bunny? Love the idea of teaching your own studio classes?

    If you dream of dorsiflexion or becoming an imprinting influencer, you can now become a pilates instructor with our brand new pilates matwork course. 

    GLOSSARY A-Z

    Aa

    Adrenaline

    Hormone responsible for mobilising energy stores and increasing muscle contraction; prepares the body for ‘fight or flight’.

    Bb

    BMI

    Body Mass Index – Measurement that combines an individual’s height and weight to ascertain their health risk.

    Cc

    Core stability

    Ability of the deep, stabilising muscles to maintain good posture throughout static and dynamic movement.

    Dd

    Distal

    The furthest point away from the centre of the body e.g. The distal end of the femur is nearest the knee.

    Ee

    Endorphins

    ‘Feel good’ hormones release during physical activity.

    Ff

    FITTA principle

    Stands for: Frequency, Intensity, Time, Type and Adherence.

    Gg

    Goniometer

    Specialist equipment used to measure joint range of movement.

    Hh

    HDL

    High density lipoproteins- known as ‘good cholesterol’, picks up fatty deposits on artery walls and takes them to the liver.

    Ii

    Interval Training

    Cardiovascular training method involving working at alternating, high and low, specific intensities and durations.

    Jj

    Jejenum

    Part of the small intestine between the duodenum and ileum.

    Kk

    Kyphosis

    Posterior curvature of the spine- occurs naturally in the thoracic and sacral vertebrae.

    Ll

    LDL

    Low Density Lipoprotein- known as ‘bad cholesterol’- deposits on artery walls reducing blood flow around the body.

    Mm

    Micronutrient

    Substances within food and drink that provide the body with essential functions i.e. vitamins and minerals.

    Nn

    Nutrition

    Ingesting of food and drink required for health and development.

    Oo

    Organ

    Tissues that have been built to serve a specific biological function.

    Pp

    Pre exhaust

    Advanced resistance method that aims to pre-fatigue a large muscle in isolation, followed by a compound exercise involving that same muscle.

    Qq

    ‘Q’ angle

    The angle of pull between the two lines of the vastus medialis and the patella tendon.

    Rr

    Rectus abdominus

    The ‘six pack’ muscles at the front of the stomach.

    Ss

    Super sets

    Advanced resistance training method involving either two exercises for the same or opposing muscle group, back to back with no rest in between.

    Tt

    Tri sets

    Advanced resistance training method- involves 3 exercises back-to-back (no rest) for the same muscle group.

    Uu

    Ulna

    Long bone in the lower arm.

    Vv

    Vastus muscles

    Three muscles in the quadriceps muscle group- lateralis, medialis and intermedius.

    Ww

    Warm-up

    Period of preparation prior to the main activity to allow a gradual build-up of intensity.

    Xx

    Xiphoid Process

    Cartilaginous process located at the bottom of the sternum.

    Yy

    YMCA Step test

    Low intensity cardiovascular fitness test that focused on heart rate recovery.

    Zz

    Zinc

    Antioxidant mineral found in oysters, lamb, nuts and grains.

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