Books, Fitness News

Understanding the effects of Personal Training

This book presents the principles and theories of fitness in a conversational tone with real-life examples to help students understand how the body works and responds to exercise.

Anatomical illustrations and photographs provide further guidance on the scientific aspects of personal training and provide details of specific muscle systems and how to train them.

Extensive information on essential nutrients, coupled with guidance on helping clients burn fat and build strength, helps aspiring personal trainers take their sessions beyond simple workouts.

An instructor guide and presentation package, plus image bank of photographs and illustrations are also available to instructors.

Normal Price: £53.99 l €70.20
HK Rewards Members’ Price: £43.19 l €56.16

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Events, Fitness News

UKSCA’S 10th Annual Conference

UKSCA’S 10th Annual Conference logoUKSCA’S 10th Annual Conference
19th – 20th July 2014
Chesford Grange
Warwickshire

The UK Strength and Conditioning Association’s Annual Conference is being held this year at Chesford Grange in Warwickshire.

It offers a packed programme of Keynote Addresses and Breakout Sessions presented by leading figures in the industry, including Greg Haff, co-author of Human Kinetics’ bestseller Periodization.

Human Kinetics will be selling copies of High Performance Training in Sports at a specially discounted rate, so be one of the first to get your hands on one of the most eagerly anticipated books we’ve ever published.

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Fitness News

Personal trainer prosecuted for unlicenced sessions

Alexis Baron CohenA personal fitness trainer is to be prosecuted for carrying out sessions in one of London’s royal parks without a licence.

Alexis Ajavon Baron Cohen, 43, is one of the first coaches to be taken to court for such an offence in a case that has been brought by The Royal Parks agency following a training session on Primrose Hill.

Today he said he was being treated “like a criminal” and vowed to fight the case, which is due to be heard next month.

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Epic FitPro Live lands at ExCeL London on 18-19 July 2014

logoThe UK’s most inspiring educational fitness convention and trade show returns in 2014 at ExCeL London.

FitPro Live promises to be bigger and better than ever before, bringing you all the latest cutting-edge products and services.

Hear the world’s top fitness presenters divulge their secrets to ultimate health and fitness; join hundreds of sweaty bodies in one room moving in sync to a live DJ set; get time to socialise with like-minded health seekers; and get face-to-face with renowned experts who’ll answer your fitness queries.

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Academic News, Fitness News

Top fitness trends for 2014

High intensity interval trainingThe top two fitness trends for 2014 will be high-intensity interval training, such as P90X and CrossFit, and body-weight training such as push-ups, pull-ups, sit-ups and planks, according to the American College of Sports Medicine’s (ACSM) annual fitness trends survey which has just been published.

Previous hot trends that didn’t make the new top 20 list: Zumba (Latin-inspired dance workouts), Pilates, spinning, kickboxing, barefoot walking and running, and stability-ball workouts.

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