Personal Trainers…. No longer exclusive to athletes and celebrities!

  How many times have we started off in the gym with great enthusiasm, only to lose focus and momentum after only a few weeks?  In today’s world of hectic jobs, deadlines, raising children and generally finding it difficult to motivate ourselves into doing some exercise, people are turning more and more to personal trainers for help. Kelly Berry of Rogue Institute, a newly established college in Kinsale, Co Cork, creating inspirational personal trainers and fitness leaders, comments, “The role of the personal trainer is changing rapidly. From my past years spent in London training international royalty and celebrities to today – where ordinary people with ordinary lives are embarking on health and fitness missions with a personal trainer.”   Kelly holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Exercise and Nutritional Science and has worked with people with all levels of fitness abilities including athletes, cardiac rehabilitation patients and people suffering from metabolic conditions such as diabetes. Specialising in all areas of health and fitness, she is particularly passionate about disease prevention and mental wellbeing. Her role in the new Rogue Institute is training fitness leaders and personal trainers in fitness, disease prevention and mental wellbeing, who will be able to use their skills and qualifications in 38 countries around the world.   Kelly lists the benefits of working with a personal trainer –   Motivation One to one personal training can push you that little bit harder to achieve realistic goals.  As it’s all done on an appointment system, you have the added incentive of knowing your trainer is waiting, so you’re less likely to miss training sessions.   Advice and guidance on health and nutrition With an unprecedented amount of nutrition and health information available, it’s impossible to understand it all.  The personal trainer can give informed guidance on how to support an active body in the best nutritional needs.   Proper technique/Injury prevention If you’re out of shape, a personal trainer will guide you on the road back to fitness and health, lessening the chance of injuries which can set people back months. Others seeking one to one help, are sometimes themselves coming back from an accident or an injury.   Maximise your workout time in the gym Instead of wandering from one station to the next, you use your time with the trainer to maximum effect and maximum results. Trainers not only set realistic goals for each workout, but will teach you how to optimise a session to target different muscle groups.   Personal training programmes The trainer writes a programme specifically for you. Whatever your goals, you will be guided to reach them. Anyone...

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Amazing anatomy and Physiology facts!

Did you know there isn’t a moment that your body isn’t doing something incredible? It’s true! Your body is a well-oiled machine that works to keep you going each day. Here are some of the amazing things your body does constantly:   Your heart is known for pumping blood through your body at an incredible rate, but did you know that your kidneys process over 50 gallons (189.2 liters) of blood every day? That’s nearly double the amount the heart receives each day.   Some people refer to the brain as the body’s computer, and they’re not too far off the mark! In terms of memory storage, your brain holds approximately 1,000 terabytes. That’s the equivalent of 3 million hours of video—you’d have to watch it continuously for 300 years to see it all!   Your body is constantly in motion thanks to your muscles, but your extraocular muscles are the busiest skeletal muscles you have! They move over 100,000 times a day. Forget running on a treadmill—that’s the real work.   Ever see how big a tennis court is? This might shock you: your lungs may seem small in your chest, but their combined surface area is a whopping 70 m²! That’s the size of a singles tennis court!   Besides being the start of the digestion process, your saliva also prevents tooth decay and stops the tissues of your throat from desiccating. You produce 0.4 gallons (1.5 liters) of saliva every day. In your lifetime, you will produce enough to fill almost three 16 ft (5 m) swimming...

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