Fitness for golf is a common term and senior golfers are getting the gist of it. The secret is out. Fitness for golf has come full circle and all the players on the senior tour and senior amateurs are taking notice. With the senior golfer comes a rapid decline in physical ability. The golf swing …
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Today, maintaining health and fitness have become more important than ever before. With illnesses becoming more often, we have to equip ourselves with everything necessary to maintain health and have a good quality of life. One of the best ways to jumpstart your way to better health is through reading health and fitness magazines. These magazines offer helpful tips, advice and recent discoveries about health that should come handy. Note that although fitness magazines are aimed mainly at body- and health-conscious audience, everyone will surely benefit from all the information they provide. Here are some of the most popular health and fitness magazines today:
Muscle & Fitness Magazine
This magazine was released mainly for bodybuilders. However, if you are conscious about your health and do workouts, you can use vital information on this magazine. There is a version of this magazine called Muscle and Fitness Hers aimed mainly towards health-conscious ladies. This magazine contains tons of information that can range from bodybuilding foods, diet programs, weight loss strategies, workout information, supplements, and other recent discoveries.
Shape Magazine has been edited to help you get a better understanding of fitness. It features articles from experts in the fields of nutrition, exercise, beauty and psychology. Shape is mainly geared towards fitness enthusiasts who surely will benefit from each and every bit of information that the magazine contains. It highlights news, step-by-step guidelines, recipes, and tips in beauty, fashion, style, and everything in between.
It is every personal trainers dream; to own their own private studio which caters to your clients every need – the thought is so appealing; who wouldn’t want a perfect environment to nurture your client’s fitness needs and see them climb the ladder of excellence?
There certainly are many benefits to owning your own gym, but there are also fundamental drawbacks which need to be seriously assessed before you take the plunge and move from personal trainer to gym owner.
The thought process about being in total control of your career (which leads one to think they need their own gym) comes at the point in time when as a trainer, you have either been a tenant in a large chain; paying a fixed monthly rental (the trainer believes there is no value) or you have been working on a commission basis inside a smaller facility for a period of time. Either way; the personal trainer has a lifespan and needs to be shown he/she is progressing in their career – a stagnant trainer, good or bad will look to move on at some point in time – be it the right or wrong career decision.
Below are 10 key factors you need to recognize when considering to go it on your own!
As a business owner you instantly have responsibilities not only to yourself and your landlord but to staff under your employment and constant expenses that you can’t run from! Basically, whatever your expenses look like on a spreadsheet double them!
Decide on what type of facility you would like to build and make sure you meet the equipment and space requirements that your clients would expect. I believe that in this industry, your location is of the utmost importance, position yourself in an area close to your client base and potential clients who have the disposable income to use your services. Ensure there is sufficient parking and that your clients training experience exceeds their expectations each and every time they work-out!
The words core training, golf fitness, and improving your golf swing have become common words in golf. It is well known the number of professional golfers utilizing a golf fitness program to improve their golf swing. Addition to this well-known situation a common word has become connected to the phrase golf fitness. This phrase has become a buzzword in the world of golf. Unfortunately many do not understand the phrase and the relevance it can have on the golf swing. The phrase is core training. Core training can be a great benefit to your golf swing as a part of comprehensive golf fitness program.
Unfortunately many amateur golfers are unsure of the exact definition of core training and the relevance it may or may not have on a golf fitness program. The core is a reference to an anatomical area of body. The core is the anatomical area of your body from above the knees to below the chest. It includes all the muscles, nerves, and bones within in this anatomical region of the body. It must also be noted that the core includes all the neuromuscular structures on the front, side, and back of your body. For example, your lower back muscles are a part of the core as are your abdominals.
Core training is an integral part of a comprehensive golf fitness program because this is the anatomical area of the body where the majority of the golf swing occurs. For example, the golf swing requires you to rotate around a fixed spine angle. The majority of muscles allowing rotation to occur around a fixed spine angle are found within the core region. The golf swing requires a full shoulder turn to execute correctly. The muscles allowing the shoulders to rotate are mostly found within the core region of the body. These are just a few examples providing a reference between the biomechanics of the golf swing and the core region of the body.
Cardio exercise machine workouts are great for burning fat and building good cardiovascular health. These exercises not only help to cut your body fat it will also strengthen your heart and lungs thus reducing your chances of getting high blood pressure, stroke and heart diseases. Regular cardio exercises can also reduce bad cholesterol and raise the level of good cholesterol.
However, are you getting the best out of your cardio machine workouts? Are you using the cardio workout machines efficiently to gain maximum benefits of the exercises?
Well, you are probably not if you are an average gym user without any personal trainers to guide you because you will probably commit common cardio machine mistakes when exercising.