Stick the kettle(bell) on!

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Apr 2015

Stick the kettle(bell) on!

They’re effective, they’re fun, they’re essential. Today I have chosen to talk about the very thing that’s making it difficult for me to sit down properly – the thing that has my body screaming in all the best ways: kettlebells. In the 1700s these mighty little bells were actually used by farmers to measure out crops and grains. After regular swings and lifts, people started...

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Becoming a Qualified Fitness Instructor Part 2 of 3

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Apr 2015

Becoming a Qualified Fitness Instructor Part 2 of 3

A few weeks ago we kick-started our ‘Becoming a Qualified Fitness Instructor’ series with a gentle introduction exploring what being a fitness instructor is all about. Missed it? Don’t worry, you can catch up here. In part 1 of 3, we encouraged you to get acquainted with the right career for you. You already know that you love fitness and you’ve established that a career...

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Easter Treats at Train Together

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Mar 2015

Easter Treats at Train Together

Easter is fast approaching (where is 2015 going?!), and the supermarket shelves are stuffed with boxes of Easter Eggs… In fact, last week at Tesco, I saw a shelf of Easter Eggs in the ‘healthy snacks’ section (I think they ran out of room elsewhere). It seems that wherever we go and from every direction, we are tempted with chocolate – and, when you feel...

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Paediatric First Aid: New Regulations

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Mar 2015

Paediatric First Aid: New Regulations

A couple of months ago we blogged about the importance of Paediatric First Aid training. A lot has changed since then… (Missed it? Don’t worry, you can catch up here.) Last Thursday we were told that over 100,000 of you want to see a change in current Paediatric First Aid regulations. As a result, we are very pleased to announce that the government will now...

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6 Habits of an Awesome Fitness Instructor

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Mar 2015

6 Habits of an Awesome Fitness Instructor

So, you’ve just qualified and it’s time to teach your first gym class. But what will set you apart from other good fitness instructors and make you a great one? We have put together our top six tips for the making of an awesome fitness instructor (and if you’ve ever been in a gym class yourself, we’re sure you’ll agree with all of these!) 1....

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40 Healthy Recipes for Kids!

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Mar 2015

40 Healthy Recipes for Kids!

At Train Together we understand that children don’t always want to eat their greens. In a world surrounded by fast food, fatty snacks and sweet treats, is it any wonder that they turn their noses up at Brussels sprouts? Last year, over a fifth of young children starting primary school were overweight and, sadly, each year we see this figure rise. That’s a scary statistic....

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Becoming a Qualified Fitness Instructor Part 1 of 3

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Feb 2015

Becoming a Qualified Fitness Instructor Part 1 of 3

Becoming a fitness instructor part 1 of 3? That’s right! Over the next three months we will be guiding you through all the necessary steps you need to become a qualified instructor (don’t worry, we’ll hold your hand all the way). If you are reading this blog, we trust that you are somebody who is passionate about keeping fit. At our fitness studio in Lancaster,...

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Fitness Instructor Certification doesn’t equal Qualification

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Feb 2015

Fitness Instructor Certification doesn’t equal Qualification

That’s because becoming a fitness instructor is more than just a title. It’s a career. A career that requires a lot of experience because you are now responsible for somebody’s health (which is a big responsibility!). As a fitness instructor, your clients trust that you know your stuff and a piece of paper won’t prepare you for training with real clients. Sounds like hard work,...

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Fit Pros First Aid: Bespoke Courses

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Feb 2015

Fit Pros First Aid: Bespoke Courses

It’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt (and then, apparently, we panic). As a fitness studio, we work closely with a lot of people everyday. Which is why we understand how important it is to know your stuff, and why we offer Fit Pros First Aid courses. For any business with less than 50 employees, the HSE First Aid requirements enforce that at...

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Treat Your Valentine: but don’t compromise your waistline for love!

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Feb 2015

Treat Your Valentine: but don’t compromise your waistline for love!

Easy, healthy, low-carb pudding to treat your Valentine! We all love chocolate. Especially for Valentine’s Day (because, let’s be honest, it’s a cracking excuse to indulge!) Perhaps you want to treat your Valentine (and yourself) this February without the added waistline bulge? Look no further! We have the perfect chocolate pud without the hidden calories. Some of the ingredients may look a bit new to...

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