Fitness Trainer: Boredom Buster

One of the biggest obstacles that people have to staying on track for fitness is losing motivation. People are just starting an exercise programme can find themselves quickly tired of the same routine. Keeping exercise appealing and maintaining a good fitness perspective is key to long-term success.

This is where Activity Plus comes into its own. We offer the motivation. We break the boredom. This is why most people come to us seeking the services of a fitness trainer in order to provide them the different portions of the fitness programme in a much more lively style.

Activity Plus fitness trainers are experts in analysing and creating fitness programmes that meet the needs of the clients. We are the ones who will calculate the appropriateness of each programme with regards to each individual’s fitness level. The specially created programmes are developed according to the specific needs of our groups of individuals and will keep them stimulated and inspired by giving activities that will not bore.

We know that not all fitness trainers are created equal. At Activity Plus we strive to help and support all our well qualified trainers to produce the best in themselves and through them the best for all Activity Plus clients.

It is important to consider some factors that we take into account in determining if a certain fitness trainer is right for the company. Here are some of the qualifications that each Activity Plus Trainer must have:

1. Certification

Like any item or product, the quality is sometimes measured and determined through the certification that goes with it. Hence we make sure that we verify that the trainer is duly certified by a highly regarded fitness association.

Not only that we like our trainers to have up to date first aid qualifications.

2. Education/Trainings

We expect all our fitness trainers to continue to seek adequate training and education as far as health and physical fitness is concerned. This also keeps them up to date with the latest thoughts on nutrition and diet as well as exercise.

3. Knows how to give the right attention

The trainers work with groups but concentrate on individuals. This means that specific advice can be given to each specific individual, particularly with relation to the amount or intensity of the exercise being tackled.

4. Knows how to track development

The fitness trainer helps each individual to track his or her progress as far as fitness and nutrition is concerned.

In this way, the trainer will be able to generate new activities and trainings for the groups and individuals.

5. Good Personality

This is so important. A fitness trainer needs to be able to get on with everyone who joins his or her groups. Clients must feel comfortable with the trainer otherwise they will soon go elsewhere to look for somebody they can easily get along with.

Boiled down, the services of a fitness trainer and the contributions s/he can give you while working out on those belly fats, are, indeed, one of the best helps that you can get from a professional person who knows what s/he is doing.

The best person is one who can give the best services needed whilst relieving the boredom factor.


Local Business II

Living and working within an area means that you can plan to get around and meet people in a very structured way.


Many organisations are always on the lookout for speakers. If you can put together a short talk about aspects of exercise, nutrition and weight loss you will be welcomed with open arms.

Taster Sessions

Put on a stand alone sessions for people to come to try out the kind of things you do. Get a couple of you existing clients to come along to help. If people like this free session then you will gain more clients.

Charity Events

Offer your services to run a free session for a local charity. This is an all around win situation. The charity raises money, the participants get a taste of Activity Plus, and you get some new clients.

This is just a sample of what can be done to get yourself well known in your community. I’m sure that you will be able to think of other ways which will suit your particular neighbourhood.


Local Business I

Activity Plus Group Fitness Training is a local business. Yes I know that the business is being set up across the country at the moment but each Location is in fact a local business and should be run as such.

Being a local business means that each Licensee is able to get out and about around the areas that comprise his/her Location. Getting known by people face to face is a great advantage. People learn who you are, what you appear to be like as a person. They can also talk with others to check up on you. Local communities tend to know about people in their midst.

All this means that when you set up your sessions they will be talked about. If reports go out that you and your sessions are good then you will get more clients just from word of mouth which is great. Of course, this works the other way too. Run rubbish sessions and any clients that you do have will dwindle and very few will come to join.

So keep up a high standard and show that you are enthusiastic and trustworthy. This will lead to many happy clients who respect you for who you are and what you do. Oh, and the bonus is that you will have a very successful business.


What’s in a Name?

The Activity Plus sessions are called Group Fitness Training. It would have been easier and snappier to have called them bootcamps. After all that is what everyone else calls their sessions these days. So why do we call them Group Fitness Training? Well we conduct the sessions in groups. We deliver fitness training. So the phrase is very descriptive.

It’s not just about word definitions. It’s about perceptions. Bootcamp has a very intense, over the top sound about it. The word is used to describe basic training in the military and also a strict regime in some young offenders prisons. In other words it describes an extremely tough period of activity with absolutely no let up.

Activity Plus is not about punishment, it is about achieving fitness goals without the risk of injury. So are we gentle little wimps? Heck, no. Our approach may seem soft. The attitude is welcoming and encouraging. However, when we get down to business the training is every bit as tough as any bootcamp for those who discover their inner strengths.

Because we ease people into training they are able to push against their limits gradually. It is the individual who sets the pace not the trainer. The trainer sets the tasks, gives encouragement and notes whether or not to ask a little more of each individual. People who come to us are not frightened off by bullying tactics.

What we notice is that many individuals have been coming to us for several years. The improvements they have made are  fantastic in terms of all round fitness, toning, posture and weight. On top of this we very rarely see any sign of injury occurring from the training.

To sum up I would say that our Group Fitness Training exercises differ very little from those employed by bootcamps. The big difference is in our approach and attitude.


Get on and do it

I keep telling myself that I should write a blog – and I keep putting it off. When I analyse my reasons for such procrastination I find that it all comes down to the fact that I may not keep going with it. I can see it needing a big chunk of time, and, as with everyone else, that is something that I do not have to spare.

OK so I’m busy and I won’t be able to fit it in. This time, however, I am not going to let that be a problem. My promise to myself, and anyone who may by chance be reading this, is that I shall endeavour to keep writing as and when I can. I’ll not set myself a particular day because I know that scheduling my work like that is the easiest way to fail.

Ah now I think I may have hit on something there – I don’t want to fail. Well nobody wants to be thought of as a failure particularly by ones self. Setting up a blog is good whilst the enthusiasm lasts but will need a great deal of motivation once the shine wears off. Of course, if I manage to get an indication that there are visitors who actually read it then it may become an easier task.

So what am I going to write about? Well I suppose it will be mainly about Activity Plus and my involvement with Group Fitness Training with perhaps a little of my personal background creeping in from time to time.

The title for this post is firstly an instruction for me with this blog, however, it is quite a good maxim to adopt when we want or need to do anything in life. It doesn’t matter who we are or what we are doing, there is always a point where we have to make a start. Whether we are the fitness leaders or the fitness seekers, we all have to make a start. Whether it is a whole new business, new location or just an individual session everything needs to be got underway.

Each and every day we have to make a start by getting out of bed. Apart from wanting to keep snuggled under the duvet we don’t actually question whether or not the day is going to be a failure. We just get up and get on with life.

In fact what does it matter if we fail? Most of our so called “failures” are not even noticed by anyone else and even if they are, so what! Most of us throughout life have many failures – mostly small and insignificant in the overall scheme of things. Without failures we will not find our success. I guess everyone know the story of the fantastic number of times that Edison failed before discovering the way to make a light bulb that actually worked. Let’s face it copying the way that Edison dealt with failure can be no bad thing.

So here we are, my first blog post here at Activity Plus.