I always say that if you want to be a great personal trainer, development is pivotal. It’s essential to my clients that I make sure they improve and build themselves. Because of this, their goals are crucial to me. To continually provide the best results I can, I know I should take the time to build and keep my knowledge in tip-top condition. I don’t want my clients to miss out on new strategies, techniques, and ideas when it comes to making the most progress in their fitness. I also wouldn’t want to miss out on business due to my outdated methods. This is why I decided to take a three-month course in strength and conditioning, and the good news is, I aced it!
What is strength and conditioning?
In a nutshell, strength and conditioning is the application of sports science to the training of everyday people, as well as professional athletes. The objectives are to support injury prevention and performance enhancement. How is this done? It’s all in the name. You build strength and condition the body to be at its best in every possible aspect. But, strength and conditioning is about more than lifting weights. The exercises we do might include plyometrics, speed and agility, endurance, and core stability. Traditional strength training is only one aspect. Doing strength and conditioning training means you are preparing your body and using the proper mechanics for the sport or activity you wish to do.
What does this mean?
For me, strength and conditioning is not just about doing something I love, although that is certainly part of it. Completing my training in strength and conditioning means I have become a better personal trainer. I can work better with people who are training for specific sports. I am more involved in client development. I also have a more profound knowledge of how the body works, and how to overcome problems. For my clients, this means they are going to get better personalised training plans, faster, more effective results, and more powerful bodies that are ready to perform. Completing this course has had a massive impact on everyone. I am more and more confident in my abilities as a personal trainer and the development I see in my clients only aids this. They are more confident in their bodies, which is what we are all working towards.
My strength and conditioning course was easily the best course I have ever done. I spent a few days per week in the gym, and I completed the rest through online learning. You can do so much online these days! I spent eight weeks carrying out a case study on a sports person, and there were two practical exams and one theory test. I don’t regret a second of it. I have learnt to train at the next level. I’ve unlocked so many new ways to help my clients. Like always, development remains vital.
I understand what it’s like to want to develop your body into something better. I love taking my experiences as a trainer and a trainee to help others with their fitness targets. If you’d like to discuss the first steps on your fitness journey, don’t hesitate to contact me on 07583 163 150.