Ever heard of the gym-refugee? Someone who, because they can’t afford a personal trainer, is forced to go to the gym every day. It’s an obstacle that many people face every day and sometimes even more so when you’re poor.
Luckily for all of those people looking for another option, gyms are now offering a wide range of entry-level fitness classes in order to attract customers who couldn’t otherwise afford them. So if you’re looking for fitness blog ideas to try out at your regular gym today, check out these 10 unique courses offered by gyms across the world.
1. Shape Up with David Allen!
David Allen has been training people in fitness since 1998 when he started his first gym in London. With over a decade of experience under his belt he has now gained global recognition for his innovative methods of exercise and weight loss. They include high intensity interval training, strength and core training, as well as his unique stand-up classes that use highly technical dance moves such as jazz jumps which will have you dancing your way to a slimmer figure.
2. Train like a pro!
Body Combat Training is ideal for people who want to learn and practice martial arts at the same time. This kickboxing class is an intense workout with training which usually lasts from 35 to 45 minutes.
3. A cardio workout that can melt the fat off like butter!
The Sweatbox is a high intensity circuit training program which will have you sweating away those last few pounds off and also totally changing your body’s metabolism!
4. Everyone loves Zumba!
Get a taste of the international dance craze with this high-energy, Latin-inspired fitness class that’s loved by millions across the globe. It uses a variety of dance styles and even takes you on fun breaks in between moves to keep you motivated and having fun while burning calories and toning for today’s contemporary enthusiasts.
5. Learn as many new dance moves as possible in one night!
One of the most recommended dance classes out there, Get Fit Now Dance Camp is perfect for anyone looking to get into the world of dance and also learn a whole host of new moves every week. It usually lasts about 60 minutes, and is done between 6pm and 9pm at Southwell Sports Centre in Southwell, Nottinghamshire.
6. Do more than just exercise!
Join the UK’s first community centre gym offering you so much more than just a workout! Culture Workout provides a range of group activities including art classes, Zumba fitness classes and even yoga sessions based around various topics such as philosophy, politics, art or environment.
7. Lose up to 500 calories in a 6-minute class!
Climb out of your comfort zone with this high energy dance fitness routine and burn fat and calories while you climb and do all kinds of crazy moves on the spot.
Body Pump is a unique form of strength training which combines various interval training formats such as traditional weightlifting, circuit training, body attacks, jump rope and plyometric exercises. This workout, which usually lasts 45 minutes or more, will increase your muscle strength while building endurance in the process so that you can keep going without becoming exhausted.
Dancing for the young and old alike, this dance class began as a way to provide fun physical activity for children with special needs. However, it proved so popular that it now holds weekly sessions for adults too!
8. Remember when you were a kid?
This class is perfect for those looking to unleash their inner child while burning calories and toning up at the same time! The classes usually last 40 minutes and are meant to be quite physical so that you can really let your inner child shine through.
Unique Fitness Classes
Arguably, one of the best things about being active is the fact that you get to meet new people and make friends along the way. This is why when one of your buddy’s says he wants to become a personal trainer, it’s not surprising that you consider becoming one too!
But, there is more to being a personal trainer than just being a fitness instructor. You need to be qualified and experienced before you can ask people to pay money in exchange for your ability to help them get results. Because although this might seem like a great plan, it doesn’t really work out that way in the end if you don’t know what you’re doing.
If you want to become a personal trainer but don’t want to take the traditional route of studying for a degree in the subject first, there are other options. Like the idea of being a personal training assistant (PTA) instead of specializing in becoming your own boss.
Being a PTA is great if you want to gain experience and see how it all works out before deciding whether or not it would suit you. You can’t really get much more hands-on than this as well and it’s an ideal opportunity for those wanting to step into their own career as soon as possible rather than taking the more conventional route with years upon years ‘on hold’.
To be a successful PTA you need to have some certain skills and know-how. These include everything from basic first aid to the ability to communicate effectively with clients. Here are some of the more common prerequisites of becoming a personal training assistant outside of having qualifications in health and fitness.
1. Going through Disciplinary Action
Before you can even think about becoming a PTA, you first need to go through the disciplinary action procedure for becoming a Personal Fitness Trainer (PFT). This means you first need to complete your award in Level 3 Fitness Instructing (Fitness Instructor Qualification) and then apply for an apprenticeship in order to become qualified as a PTA.
2. Following a Fitness Apprenticeship
Whatever qualifications you have, you still need to be able to follow all of the apprenticeship prerequisites. This means you need to be 18 years of age or above and hold suitable financial resources towards your apprenticeship in order to meet the minimum standards required by the HCPC.
3. Be Level 2 Qualified in First Aid
One of the most important prerequisites when becoming a personal training assistant is having a good knowledge of first aid. This means you need to have achieved at least Level 2 in first aid before moving on ahead with your PTA career as there are some situations which require a higher level of expertise than others depending on how serious the injury is for example.
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