I have been training for my first triathlon and it has brought on different challenges. One of my main challenges has been to fit in swimming training. I am not a fan of public pools and do not live to close to a lake where I can train during the week. I have added rowing into my routine and try to row about 6000 meters every couple days. Will this work? Or are there better directions to go then rowing?
I'm so pleased to have recently found this community, with all of the resources to add to my expanding business! I will say up front, sometimes it seems like I barely have time to take care of the necessities in life...so am I crazy to take on a blog as well? Maybe (probably)-but what a great way to periodically post some thoughts on the fitness industry, health matters, and the direction our kids and families are taking with thier health.
The year 2013 closed with considerable public focus on extreme fitness activities. Obstacle courses, fitness races and almost cultlike fitness activities have garnered ever increasing public interest and fitness industry market share. However, at the same time, these events have heightened public and media focus on fitness activity injuries and deaths as well as the qualifications of fitness professionals such as personal trainers.
Some people are risk takers and some are not. Research shows it's not just a behavour but a personality. Are you a risk taker? It appears that I am although I never would have considered I was. My career in the fitness industry began in 1985 and through the years my personal accomplishments have been extremely rewarding. Recently I decided to 'go for it' and open my own facility. After all, why not? Do I want to always wonder about the 'what if's'? Bam...
Evacuation chairs are used in many situations and by a wide range of people. Handling the disabled, inform and those who have mobility issues for other reasons is a serious business. The handler will need to be properly trained in using the evacuation chair and the training should not be undertaken lightly. There will be a rigorous test at the end of the course, and if the standard of care and ability to manoeuvre the patient safely is not met, the trainee will not pass.
WHAT IS FUNCTIONAL FITNESS TRAINING?Functional fitness training can be described as any program that includes exercises designed to mimic and/or help you to perform daily tasks or activities safely and efficiently.