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Personal Training

Personal Training

October 2012 | 192 pages | Learning Matters
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This is a key text for all those on sport science courses. It covers all the essential areas for a study of personal training including fitness testing, nutrition, psychology, training principles, health and fitness, training in different contexts and business issues. Students therefore gain all the required multi-disciplinary knowledge with an understanding of how to apply this in practice. Throughout the text, theoretical explanation is supported by case studies, practical and reflective exercises and guidance on further study.

Part 1: Foundations
Personal training
Essentials of programming
Adaptations to physiology
Motivational psychology
Part 2: Practice
Session planning and recording
Exercise library
Fitness testing
Advanced training techniques
Part 3: Contexts
Home training
Health fitness trainer
Business sense

"It is well structured and contains very up to date material. It will be an asset for my Personal Trainer students." - Lecturer, Truro College.

The text is a very good addition to the necessary recommended reading material as it provides an insightful view into the Personal Training Industry.

Mr James Hugh Gillen
Physical Education , Belfast Metropolitan College
October 2, 2015

This book is brilliant for anybody that teaches a unit about fitness or personal training.

Mr Michael Smith
Public Services , Central Bedfordshire College
June 23, 2015

Definitely a text worth having for any institute running a personal training or fitness instructing course. Offers an excellent insight into the world of a personal trainer and is a great resource to use during the theory delivery throughout a course/qualification.

Mr John Harrison
Care, Sport and Leisure, Tyne Metro College
July 10, 2014

Very useful resource, however it does contradict the CYQ teaching resources in places. Relevant and accurate advice and professional practice throughout that was adopted by the learners.

This book was widely used to support the learners throughout the qualification.

Miss Gemma Hallett
AACTS, Ystrad Mynach College
June 24, 2014

A useful resource book which has helped students understand the development of training programmes. The technical information to complete exercises is excellent and welcomed by students.

Mr Nathan Price
Sport, Stourbridge College
March 29, 2014

A useful learning and teaching aid for first year higher education students. In particular the reflective learning sections help students to link theory with practice.

Ms Heather Allison
Department of Education (North Campus), London Metropolitan Uni (North Campus)
January 3, 2013

A 'must read' resource that our students refer to on a regular basis. The quick reference and usability of this book makes for a must have in our sports students kit bags. Nicely written and clear to understand, this book comes highly recommended.

Miss Gemma Hallett
AACTS, Ystrad Mynach College
October 23, 2012

The format of the book provides a logical introduction to the world of Personal Training that can be used to introduce the fundamental concepts surrounding the development and prescription of exercise program's.

Mr Mark Faghy
Faculty of Education, Health, Sciences, Derby University
September 19, 2012

A useful and informative background read but is not specific enough for any of the BTEC units i deliver.

Mr Gareth Harding
Sport and Exercise, Coleg Llandrillo Cymru
May 30, 2012

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