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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!

ONLINE PORTALJOBS BOARD

WE'VE PASSED!

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

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BLOG & TWEETS

Ten Days of Fitness

December 4th, 2017 at 1:24 pm

We take a look at a few areas that may put the stoppers on your Christmas fun, along with a few pointers on how to keep well this festive season…

Christmas Gifts For Personal Trainers

December 1st, 2017 at 10:01 am

We asked the Focus Training team what was on their festive wish list this year, to give you a little inspiration on Christmas gifts for personal trainers.

Britain Is The Obesity Capital Of Europe

November 28th, 2017 at 11:33 am

Britain has the highest numbers of overweight people in the EU with almost 30% of women and just under 27% men now reported as overweight. We are officially the obesity capital of the EU.

A Blast From The Past | The Rebirth Of Calisthenics

November 27th, 2017 at 1:23 pm

We sat down for a chat with Dave Barratt, Fitness Instructor at Dave Barratt Calisthenics,  to find out why this funtional for of fitness is proving popular for the year ahead…

Is Overweight The New Normal?

November 22nd, 2017 at 4:47 pm

Just one in four obese people believe they are overweight.

Hello Sheffield! We’ve Arrived…

November 21st, 2017 at 11:46 am

We’re delighted to annouce our new Sheffield venue, Thorncliff Health and Leisure…

Flow & Let Go… Yoga Remains Hot For 2018

November 20th, 2017 at 9:24 am

Amongst the trends that will stick with us into the New Year, yoga holds its spot in the ACSM Top 10. It’s no newcomer to the fitness sector, but it’s proving popular for the year ahead.

Why Do I Need A Personal Training Qualification?

November 16th, 2017 at 11:05 am

Not only will a reputable qualification enable to you work in high profile health clubs and fitness centres, it will also ensure your fitness career is of high quality, great success and remarkable reputation…

Fitness Trends For 2018

November 15th, 2017 at 9:19 am

What fitness trends will we be focussing on for 2018?

Christmas Gift Guide For Personal Training Clients

November 14th, 2017 at 10:58 am

As a Personal Trainer, you might decide to give a little extra to your clients this year, as a thankyou for their continued business… not to mention their hard work. So we’ve done the hard graft for you and outlined a few gift ideas…

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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