REPs Clinical Nutrition – Discovery Learning

If you are an Instructor or Personal Fitness Trainer wishing to expand your knowledge in the field of Clinical Nutrition or want to specialise in supporting a client to choose a more balanced diet, then this short course could be exactly what you are looking for. This unique REPs accredited Clinical Nutrition course is designed to offer you the most practical, effective and up to date approach to working with your clients to enhance their wellbeing through nutrition. The literature review provided is also essential reading for other health professionals to consolidate their understanding of nutrition and chronic disease. The tutorial day provides an opportunity to further develop skills and knowledge.

Understanding the background of nutrition for the prevention of chronic disease is essential for reducing the risk lifestyle disease. This course blends an academic evidence base about how food and nutrients affect the risk of lifestyle diseases with a simple and practical application. Essential for anyone working on an Exercise Referral scheme. The course is written and developed by a highly experienced Registered Nutritionist and Registered Dietitian, its evidenced based conclusions are straightforward clear and remit specific.

Clinical Nutrition Course Format:

20 hours pre course reading, followed by 1 day attendance (8 hours)

The course will cover the following conditions:

Clinical Nutrition conditions covered:
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Dyslipidaemia
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Gastrointestinal health
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Menopause
Clinical Nutrition Course Content:
  • Living with a long term disease
  • The National Diet and Nutrition survey, what people are really eating
  • The diet of Minority Ethnic Groups
  • The conditions
  • Working with clients
  • The Eatwell plate, how to apply it
  • Helping a client choose their balanced diet
  • How to promote diets to help prevent a particular conditions

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Emergency First Aid at Work Qualification – Discovery Learning

This course is run in partnership with Coaching & Personal Training Solutions.

Emergency First Aid at Work Learning outcomes:
  • What you can do, and what would be expected of you as a first aider.
  • Provide knowledge to assist when confronted by any of the following.
  • How to carry out Primary and Secondary Assessment.
  • Resuscitation (C.P.R.)
  • Medical conditions (inc. Choking, Shock, Heart conditions, Bleeding, Epilepsy, Strains/ Sprains, Asthma and Heat/ Cold)
Emergency First Aid at Work Pre-requisites:
  • None
  • This course is designed for all professionals involved in the fitness industry, including self employed, gym instructors, personal trainers and aerobics instructors.
Emergency First Aid at Work Practical Elements:
  • Rolling Casualty from face down to Face up
  • Recovery Position
  • Casualty Vomiting (Log Role)
  • Adult, Child CPR
  • Problems with CPR (Barriers)
  • First Aid Box
  • Bleeding (Bandages)
  • Shock, Heart Attack,Stroke,Head injuries
  • Fractures (Bandages)
  • Epilepsy and Asthma
  • Burns,Sprains and Strains
  • Adult, Child and  choking
Emergency First Aid at Work Assessment:

There is no formative assessment, however learners will be constantly assessed throughout the day through practice and questioning.

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The Number One Reason Personal Trainers Fail And How To Avoid It

THE NUMBER ONE REASON PERSONAL TRAINERS FAIL AND HOW TO AVOID IT – Discovery UK
As a personal trainer you can do what you love, help people improve themselves and enjoy a level of freedom most people never experience in their careers. Securing placement in a reputable gym provides you with access to a seemingly never-ending stream of clients, and within the fitness industry you have a job that not only provides value for people, but is one of the few industries to experience growth during the recession.

However, this is the number one reason why many personal trainers fail: Adaptability.
To be a success and achieve longevity with your career you must possess the right attitude, knowledge and business acumen; which includes embracing and benefiting from the tools and technology at your disposal and paying close attention to your target market.

The image above is produced by Google’s search data, and you can clearly see that people now search online for personal trainers more than ever before. If you don’t already have a website then you are guaranteeing that your opportunities and potential for growth are severely limited and I’ll explain why:

Security

For those that were working within any of the dozens of Fitness First gyms that suddenly closed down, you’ll be all too aware of the risks associated with being completely dependent on a gym for clients. If that disappears, either because of closure, or saturation, you’re then forced into a position to scramble for placement elsewhere. It’s an unnecessarily stressful situation and one you won’t have to worry about when you also have new clients finding you online. With that level of security you can take your time finding another suitable gym to work from if the worst happens, or with enough clients coming in, take steps to becoming completely independent and hire your own studio.

Freedom of Choice

Many people that decide to get a personal trainer aren’t already members of a gym, let alone the exact same gym as you, and so they turn to the internet to find someone that can help guide them towards their goals. Your own personal trainer website becomes a source for clients and is completely under your control, and I’m sure you’d agree that having more clients approaching you than you can actually see is a far better “problem” to have than sometimes struggling to meet your weekly target. Furthermore, with so many clients finding you online, if you don’t have enough hours in the day to book them all you can contact any one of your colleagues to see if they want those extra clients in exchange for a reasonable commission.

Expansion

Having a website isn’t just about having your contact details and prices online. It has the potential to extend far beyond simply being a virtual business card. The following are just a few ideas to demonstrate the broad scope that a website can have and how it can supplement your core business:
As anyone in the world can also find you online, many personal trainers have found success providing international Skype coaching sessions to clients that workout from home; giving nutritional advice, workout plans and full sessions. The huge advantage of this is that your target market suddenly shifts beyond your local area to the rest of the world. If you have a passion for writing then publishing high quality fitness articles on your website can help you cultivate a position of authority within the industry. This could lead to columns elsewhere, either online or in print; and by displaying how knowledgeable you are you can have the edge over your competition and attract more clients.
If writing isn’t your thing then there’s nothing stopping you from producing YouTube videos that you promote through your website. The advertising revenue generated for popular YouTubers can be more than enough to sustain a very comfortable lifestyle and is certainly a great addition to your main income stream.
Most importantly, a website can help you build a brand out of your business.

Passive Income

What is passive income? It’s regular income that you make without much effort. It probably sounds too good to be true, but with the solid foundation of a great website this is easy to implement. For example, your website can bring in extra income with product commission. If there’s a particular supplement or some exercise gear that you swear by, you can recommend it to your visitors and sell it through your website. You would then collect a percentage from every sale. You don’t need to package anything up and send it off, as this is all handled by the merchant. In addition, if you have your own products to sell, such as clothing apparel, your website is the perfect place to do so.

Another way that your website can generate passive income is with advertising. Either someone can approach you directly to place an advert on your website, or you can sign up to an advertising platform and receive money every time someone clicks a banner ad.

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Online Personal Trainer Courses – Discovery Learning

On line Personal trainer course and on line gym instructor course

Discovery Learning’s Student Zone is a fully interactive online learning zone where students can study all of their course materials in one place. The use of high quality interactive presentations, manuals, quizzes, videos and worksheets will ensure an in-depth and fun learning experience. The online personal trainer course is designed to allow you to study at your pace, at any time and in any place, and will enhance the face to face experience on the practical days that you attend.  Accessible on your PC, Tablet or Smart Phone this is a truy portable learning tool.  You can combine the online learning experience with the traditional aspects of our courses such as the face to face group attendance days.

The online gym instructor course materials will detail a step-by-step process on how a students learning will develop over the duration of your course and provides all of the documentation needed for delivering your coursework. The interactive presentations can be viewed as often as you like and the vast exercise library will continue to reinforce learning as you progress.

The advantages of the gym instructor and personal trainer online course modules are that you can learn wherever you are as long as you have internet access. Not only that but the Student Support team is available through the Support Page on the forum and enquiry form.

The Student Zone is currently for Level 2 Gym Instructor Students and for Level 3 Personal training students.

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REPs Suspension Training Course – Discovery UK

This REP’s accredited suspension training course is the most comprehensive available and will teach you hundreds of upper body, lower body and core exercises using this mode of training for modern functional training. This course is designed for personal trainers and group exercise instructors who want to incorporate the suspension training into their personal trainer sessions and grow their business.

The course format will involve some home study and completion of workbooks prior to coming along, whereupon you will work with a small group of around ten people to take part in a practical day working on a full suspension training frame.

Most coaches and personal trainers agree there are limitations to weight lifting due to a lack of functional and sport specificity exercises. Although weight lifting produces power in the vertical plane and is multi joint it involves little or no multi-directional movement such as ROTATIONAL, DIAGONAL and MULTI- PLANAR (sagittal, frontal, transverse/rotational) movement. Suspension training achieves all these movements and more importantly enables the introduction of Fundamental movement for all ages and abilities from general fitness for everyday life to extreme/sport specific activities such as a high jumper (which is single leg explosive jump, with rotational and diagonal movements) and getting in or out of a car (which is a single leg squat with rotation).

Suspension Training Course Content:
  • Equipment set up and use
  • Benefits of Suspension Training
  • How to adjust the resistance and stability of exercises
  • Exercise Technique
  • Class Structure
  • Progressions and regressions of exercises for all fitness levels
  • Cueing and techniques for correcting common faults

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REPs Indoor Cycling Instructor Course at Discovery Learning

This Indoor Cycling Instructor (Spinning) course is offered to existing gym instructors, aerobics instructor and personal trainers who wish to improve their knowledge and skills to enable them to deliver Group Indoor Cycling sessions. It is also relevant for those already running such sessions without a current certificate.  Indoor cycling (often referred to as spinning) is a popular and highly enjoyable flexible exercise system, that is open to most people irrespective of age, ability or fitness level.

The beauty of Indoor cycling is that it can be enjoyed by almost all people.  For those in pursuit of out and out fitness spinning can be used as a highly motivational group activity where endurance programmes and high intensity workouts can lead to great results.  On the other hand, indoor cycling may be used for gentle rehabilitation work in a group setting to enable people of all abilities to work together and to realise the benefits and social aspect of group workouts and this approach also works well in a weight management and obesity setting. In summary, having a REP’s certificate in Indoor Cycling (Spinning) will significantly enhance your repertoire of exercise options.

Indoor Cycling Instructor Course Content:

The course will develop students into a competent and confident instructor that’s able to plan and instruct indoor cycling based group sessions.

The course covers subjects including:
  • How to plan, teach and evaluate a safe and effective group indoor cycling session
  • Appropriate health & safety considerations related to setting up an indoor cycling class
  • Programming principles for personal trainers (including special populations and different environments)
  • Indoor Cycling approaches & techniques
  • How to set up an indoor cycling class and effective use of music.

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Clinical Nutrition – By Discovery UK

As more and more of the foods that we eat are modified, processed, reconstituted and changed beyond recognition, the public health consequences become frightening.  The prospects for us if this continues, threatens to turn back the millennia of hitherto nutritional improvements to the human diet and overwhelm the benefits provided by modern medicine.  Thus for the first time in known history, the longevity of mankind is likely to decrease.
Fewer people are eating a diet that is comprised primarily of natural sources, and this decline is happening on a global scale at an astonishing pace.  One such concern is the toxic effects of these highly adapted edible products that many people now consume as the mainstay of their diet.  Considering food therefore not simply as a source of energy, but rather as a fundamental contributor to either health or illness, is the concept at the heart of clinical nutrition.
Our health and what we eat are intrinsically linked; and this is incontrovertible.  When a nutrient imbalance occurs, there is a biochemical consequence normally resulting in what we term disease.  Too much or too little of the 13 vitamins, 14 minerals, phytochemicals, antioxidants, macro nutrients: protein, carbohydrate, fat and water, for too long, will lead to such an imbalance and this will have inevitable health consequence. If prolonged, this will ultimately lead to death.
The approach of clinical nutrition is to ensure this imbalance does not occur for any lengthy period of time.  It is primarily using nutrition effectively as a prophylactic against many of the modern nutritional ailments (CVD, Cancer, Stroke, Liver disease, bone disease etc) and to improve the condition of those people already affected; although this is far less effective.
Consider the approach to clinical nutrition rather like you would other assaults on the body.  Were you to bang your head hard on a wall each day, then over time you would damage the brain.  Stopping banging your head on the wall would cease the damage but would do little to repair the damage done.  Similarly, a long term biochemical imbalance in the body will cause damage to tissues.  Fortunately many other parts of the body are better at healing than the brain and when balance is restored, often healing can begin, albeit slowly.
In the case of vascular disease and in particular atherosclerosis (which is still the major killer in the UK) it may well take 30 years of poor diet to lead to a furring up of the arteries and a stiffening of the normally elastic arterial wall. As the endothelium weakens under this assault, ruptures are more likely and thus MI’s or stroke frequently accompany chronic CVD. Whilst atherosclerosis is reversible with the introduction of a healthy diet (in particular high antioxidant, high fibre, low fat low energy) the repair process will take years.
So how are we going to convince our clients that this lifelong approach to protecting our most precious infrastructure is worth the trouble? Well a good start is to educate them on the chronic toxic effect of many of the culprits. Whilst junk food is not acutely toxic it is chronically toxic, and I would like to wager that 20 Curlywurlys a day would kill you quicker than 20 Benson and Hedges a day (although I doubt that I would get my application through ethics to conduct this study!).  We can nonetheless set out the deleterious effects of these products and at the same time clearly show how the body is unable to effectively self heal in the absence of a balance of the right nutrients.

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