Category "Blog"

Dave Floyd meets Ben Roberts

I had the good fortune of interviewing Ben Roberts a former apprentice from St Helens who has recently been promoted to Duty Manager at Queens Leisure Centre. I first came across Ben in May 2013 when he had just been [...]

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Should pregnant women lift weights?

A question we get asked regularly on our personal trainer course is; ‘Should pregnant women exercise and lift weights?’ There’s no right answer to this, the main reason is each person is different. However, in most cases, if the mother to [...]

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Diabetes Type 2 – The Growing Epidemic

Diabetes Type 2 – The Growing Epidemic At FLM Training we have written articles in the past which discuss and outline what Diabetes is and its effects on clients who may suffer with this potentially debilitating condition. Previous blog: The truth [...]

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Healthy ‘Bake Off’

Healthy ‘Bake Off’

With the Great British Bake Off back on our screens, at Fitasylum we have decided to share with you one of our ‘healthy(ish)’ treats and its recipe. This carrot cake is by far one our favourites in the office and [...]

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The lifespan of a Personal Trainer

The lifespan of a Personal Trainer

At Fitasylum we believe the key to a successful career in fitness, sport or health is education... and let me tell you why. When I was younger my parents often told me – ‘to be successful you must enjoy what you [...]

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Eating Disorders

Excess body weight is the most common reason for weight management programmes, however during our personal trainer courses and exercise referral qualifications we often discuss eating disorders. According to NICE, the number of individuals who suffer with eating disorders is [...]

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The danger of ‘friendly gym advice’

The danger of ‘friendly gym advice’

Health, fitness and nutrition have boomed in popularity of recent years. The local gym, the 24 hour gym and the outside bootcamps have never been so popular. This is all great news. It’s great for public health, wellbeing and the [...]

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How to eat healthy on the go…

How to eat healthy on the go…

Fast food, convenient food and more importantly unhealthy food is now more readily available than ever. With these types of food more convenient and easily accessible in comparison to more body composition and health friendly foods, it makes it more [...]

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