Four More Scary Facts About the Weight Loss Industry and Why They Want You to Fail – Industry Fitness

I recently shared four of the worst lies that the weight loss industry continues to promote that have a direct negative impact on your ability to achieve your weight loss goals. However, these lies only scratch the surface of why your weight loss attempts to this point have universally failed. Allow me to illuminate four more of these dangerous lies:Fact: The Media Is in on it TooGeorge Orwell once pointed out, “The people will believe that the media tells them they believe.” And though he was talking about communism in the 20th century, the same is true today. The media of the 21st century is one thousand times worse than the realities that Orwell faced as the 24-hour news cycle places every major media outlet at odds with not only others, but the internet in general. Everyone is in search of the next sound bite or cure-all for eager consumers.What makes this all worse is that these media outlets line their pockets with advertising dollars. And these dollars come from the weight loss industry for one, and the food and medical industries for another. Every time a member of the so-called “health and fitness” media recommends a new product, system, or solution, you can bet that there is money behind that endorsement. And the internet is no better-bloggers routinely receive products, subscriptions, and perks for “reviews” from major companies.Fact: The Industry Has Lost Its AppealOn the heels of their failure and the intense focus from the news media and internet to promote anything that will get them viewers, the sad fact is that the weight loss industry as a whole is losing ground. Consider these statistics:
In Australia alone, a country with a population of 22.6 million, only around 4 million people actually have a gym membership and of those, only about one tenth actually use it on a regular basis (in other words often enough for it to be effective!)

Though new health and fitness businesses open constantly, a staggering 80% of them fail within the first 12 months.

Most exercise programs are designed for and by those who are already fit, turning away overweight people who feel that the achievements are outside their abilities. What’s worse, studies consistently show that the negative image of exercise and overweight people portrayed on shows like The Biggest Loser are far more likely to demotivate people to get up and move.

And those in the industry actually propagate this attitude as several implicit association tests on these supposed “professionals” show a higher-than-normal sense of anti-fat prejudice among them. And their prejudice gets stronger the longer they’ve been in the field.

Despite a consistent push for more respect in the industry the ease with which people are able to attain so-called “personal trainer” certifications directly contradicts this and leads to a field full of people who don’t fully understand what they are doing and who are too afraid to admit it.
Fact: The Crisis of Confidence Has Been Left UnaddressedMost, if not all, obese people have tried (and failed) to lose weight in the past. Most new health and fitness programs know this and sell these people not an actual solution, but hope. They hope that this time the program will work. They also hope that this change will be quick and painless. The problem is that they aren’t. They either don’t work fast enough or are painful and people drop off the bandwagon with their confidence lower than ever.Fact: We Like Our Food Fast and Our Weight Loss FasterFast food culture has impacted the weight loss industry at an alarming rate. Our attention span is short and our need for instant gratification infectious. We want quick results and new options so the industry opts for obscure solutions rather than proven strategies all in an effort to rise to the top of the pile, get noticed, and make more money. You’ve already tried (and failed) in your previous attempts, unless this one is shiny and new, chances are, you won’t even start it in the first place.The TRUTHSo what’s the payoff here? How do you successfully lose weight and keep it off? Clearly, the industry isn’t helping you do it. In fact, the only person who can is you. You need to find a program that recognizes that fact and puts you in control of your own weight loss.

Do You Want a Career in Fitness? – Industry Fitness

Are you passionate about health and fitness?The kind of people that pursue a career in the fitness industry don’t see the job that they do as coming into work each day – they love what they do!The fitness industry is an exciting, vibrant, fun environment to work in. It’s hard work and can mean long hours, but the rewards are very high.To get your career on the right track, you need to have a genuine interest in the fitness industry. You also need to choose the right personal fitness trainer course that will give you the correct tools to become a successful personal trainer.Gym Instructors and Personal Trainers need to be registered with REPS – The Register of Exercise Professionals. To become registered with REPS, you need to be able to show that the personal fitness trainer course that you have studied on is accredited by them.There are various levels of exercise professionals and there are national standards from the REPS register that people can follow. To become a gym instructor, the qualification needs to be at Level 2; and to be a certified personal fitness trainer, the course needs to be at a Level 3. The main operators would not want to employ people that aren’t qualified to the correct level.Once you have the personal fitness training qualification, the next step is to find your niche in the fitness industry.There are a couple of different options. Some personal trainers choose to work in a gym. They tend to be paid a salary and work for the company and not themselves. This tends to reduce the potential money that they can earn because the personal training fee is fixed for clients and a percentage of it must be paid back to the gym. The benefit of this method is that you have full access to training the gym’s client database and most gyms provide liability insurance for their trainers.Trainers can also choose to rent space in one of the larger franchise gym chains. They don’t actually work for the gym, but pay a fee to the gym to train their clients at that facility. In some cases, the gym will offer leads from their members to you. Trainers will be required to pay for their own insurance since they are working for themselves, but are free to attract clients how they wish and to charge whatever payment they deem appropriate for their services.The final option that trainers can opt for is to not to use a commercial gym all together. They can either construct a gym unit; or use open places, such as parks, or even the client’s home as the setting for training. Usually purchasing their own equipment and bringing it where it is needed. In this type of situation the trainer is again able to control how much money they charge. They are liable for everything, from finding the location to train, purchasing equipment and obtaining liability insurance.

How Fitness Genomics Works – Industry Fitness

The consumer genomics industry has rapidly expanded in the past few years, due to the popularity of ancestry services and increased efficiency in DNA collection methods. People can now learn the secrets of their genetic blueprints with increased speed and accuracy. What this means for the industry as a whole is exploring new avenues to utilize this information for delivering profitable consumer-driven services. While ancestry may have opened the door, the health and fitness industries are poised to be the next wave of genomics services.Advancements in the study of fitness’ genetic components have begun slowly registering in the public consciousness. Whereas previous approaches to fitness and exercise essentially advocated hard work and self-discipline, the nascent field of fitness genomics is turning that notion on its head. Rather than advocate a hard work above all approach, fitness genomics is focused on finding the right workouts and fitness regimens for individuals based on their genetic marker maps. Instead of the standard, one-size-fits-all approach, fitness genomics instead seeks to optimize every individual’s in-born abilities and inclinations.Some people are naturally pre-disposed to be better marathon runners than sprinters, others are naturally efficient weightlifters while others struggle to build muscle and definition. This differences are not based in lack of effort but rather variations in genetic makeup. For example, the ACSL1 gene has been previously linked to affecting the body’s ability to metabolize fat. There are a number of ways to assess these fitness-related markers.First, there is the obvious full genetic collection and SNP testing method that companies perform for their suite of services, including fitness. Another approach is to assess a person’s phenotypes. Phenotypes are the actual physical traits expressed by specific gene combinations. For individuals looking to understand what physical traits they can enhance without delving into the deeper genetic roots, phenotype analysis is a practical route to explore and one that fitness genomics can profit from as a whole.Once a person’s genome is analyzed and they discover what markers affect them, the next step is interpreting that information and putting it to use. Using a proprietary algorithm, the company provides consumers with a set fitness score, based upon a variety of genetic markers affecting muscle fiber development, metabolizing fat, oxygen usage, etc.This score is then used to help consumers to choose from a variety of exercises designed to help optimize their health by accentuating those markers’ positive attributes. Instead of searching for the perfect workout through trial and error, people can now stick to workouts that play to their genetic strengths. Both workout time and effort are reduced while results improve.With both wearables and the Internet of Things gaining ground in both pop culture and the consumer market, migrating this data over to consumers for planned action is the next logical step. Personal health apps and wearables accessing this data for daily workout usage is a strategy consumers will adopt..Fitness genomics is poised to reinvent the entire health industry, similar to the introduction of supplements. People will understand how to approach a healthier lifestyle that fits how they were literally born to be. This future vision is not one decades in the making; it has already arrived.

Top Ten Saddle Fitting Myths – Industry Fitness

The internet is chock full of information, but sometimes it can be frustrating not knowing what is true and what is not. Myths abound in the area of saddle fitting, and we sort through these myths with our customers on a daily basis. These myths can cause frustration as well as cost you money, so beware of the following:Myth #1: One size fits all.Quite a few times per week we find ourselves explaining that one size saddle does not fit all horses. This seems like basic information, but for a first-time horse owner, it can be baffling to find that not only do saddles come with different seat sizes for you, but they also come with different tree sizes for your horse. We tried to make a simple way for customers to measure their horses to find out what size bar they need and came up with our handy, printable gullet templates. Regardless of how much your horse weighs or how wide you think his back is, measuring just to make sure can save you the headache of returning an ill-fitting saddle.
Myth #2: I’ll be able to buy a saddle that fits two different horses.There is a rare exception to this myth, and that’s if you have two horses that are extremely similar in weight, back width, back length, and wither shape. But a mere 25 pounds in the wrong spot, a 3 inch shorter back, or a slightly higher wither can mean a saddle fitting one horse and hurting another. If you’re shopping for two horses, we recommend focusing on one horse at a time instead of trying to come up with a compromise between the two. Compromising saddle fit is, quite frankly, compromising your horse’s comfort and therefore, his behavior as well.Myth #3: A good saddle pad will solve my saddle fitting problems.Many horse owners think that putting a good saddle pad under an ill-fitting saddle will alleviate pinching, slipping, or uneven pressure. Good saddle pads can cause the saddle to fit better. There is much technology in the pad industry to help a saddle fit better and you should take advantage of that technology. Padding-up to help eliminate sores from a poor fitting saddle is not a good choice. For example, if a saddle is too narrow, padding up to buffer the pressure will make the horse wider which will cause more pressure.Myth #4: All saddles that claim to be semi-quarter horse have the same gullet width.There are many variations to this myth. The truth is that the saddle industry uses terms loosely. Semi-quarter horse bars are often referred to as quarter horse bars, but others use the term quarter horse bars to describe wide bars, so the same saddle can be given different terms. This is very confusing to someone buying their first saddle. We’ve tried to wrestle this myth to the ground in our shop by standardizing our terms. We apply the term regular to narrow, semi-quarter horse bars and the term full to wide, full quarter horse bars.Myth #5: There are standard measurements in the saddle industry.It’s surprising to find out that manufacturers do not have a standardized way to measure gullet width. Billy Cook may do it differently than Crates, so that if each company were to measure the same gullet, a different number might be the result. At the shop we built our own little tool to measure gullets. We measure each saddle by hand so that a standard of comparison between our saddles is achieved, no matter what manufacturer produced it. Most online saddle shops simply use the statistics that the manufacturers provide with each saddle, leaving you to guess how the numbers actually stack up.Myth #6: I can’t order a saddle online because I need to try it on first.There’s no denying that the best way to see if a saddle will fit is to try it on your horse. Yet thankfully saddle fitting is not rocket science, and our customers have successfully fit thousands of “hard to fit” horses simply by using our downloadable templates and discussing the horse’s particular needs with a saddle expert. We’ve dealt with all sorts of conformations, from sway backed to high withered, and unless your horse has multiple unique issues, there’s no reason to think you can’t make a great choice online and save money over your local tack shop.Myth #7: I have to be an expert to tell if my saddle fits properly.With all the helpful articles on saddle fitting on the web today, it can feel like you have to know a textbook full of information to be able to select a well-fitting saddle. Many customers call feeling exasperated wondering, “Is it really THAT hard?” No, it isn’t. All you have to be sure of is your horse and your saddle needs—no one can be an expert on those two areas but you! We have several tips regarding this frustration. First, if you’re having a specific problem, like white hairs on your horse or saddle slippage, troubleshoot those areas first. Secondly, if you know your horse’s build and figure out what size tree will fit, half of your work is done. Most saddle fitting problems arise from a saddle that…doesn’t fit! Review our checklist on how to tell if you have a good saddle fit here.Myth #8: You have to spend a lot of money or get a custom-made saddle to find one that fits properly.If you went to Wal-Mart and were unable to find any clothes that fit, would you walk out convinced that you should pay exuberant prices for custom-made designer clothes? Probably not. It’s the same with your horse. If you have a hard-to-fit horse and are having trouble finding a saddle that fit, it doesn’t mean you need to dish out more money. Have you thoroughly researched your horse’s specific needs? If you know exactly what you need but haven’t found it yet, give us a call. Not only do we have extensive experience fitting horses, but we also have the ability to tell you what can and can’t be done and at what price. We’re proud to be partnered with Dakota saddelry, a quality company that does custom work for our shop. Dakota has always been willing to work with our customers and fit their specific needs at a low price.Myth #9: Flex trees can warp or cave in after you use them.We don’t know where this myth came from, but quite frankly, it’s preposterous. Flex trees are relatively new to the equine industry (in comparison with the age old wooden tree), and we suppose that if someone only heard the term “flexible tree” without knowing what it is, this myth would be easily spawned. Many people hear the term and assume that a flex tree is bendable like a piece of plastic or rubber. In reality, flex trees only “flex” about a centimeter in either direction, and only under pounds of pressure. You would probably find it hard to even see a flex tree “flexing.” This centimeter of movement, however, is what makes the flex tree more comfortable for the horse and allows the saddle to conform better to his movement. We’re not going to recommend flex trees for roping or ranch work, but we’re willing to say that under trail and pleasure conditions, there’s no way a flex tree is going to warp or cave in.Myth #10: I can get a close contact, narrow twist saddle for a very wide horse.Can you get a high-fashion, well-fitting, sportcoat for a very wide man? Nope. In the same way, a very wide horse is going to have to unfortunately admit he’s in the minority. Extra wide saddles are not impossible to come by, but you have a much more narrow selection. We recommend checking out Tucker trail saddles if you need an extra wide tree. The terms close contact and narrow twist refer to how you feel on the saddle. A close contact saddle with a narrow twist has less bulk and won’t spread the rider’s legs far apart. But a horse that is extra wide is not going to allow a close contact feel because of his broad back.

Best Characteristics of Carbon Steel Pipe Fittings – Industry Fitness

Before choosing which type of metal to use for an industrial project, the first thing that you should consider is the magnitude and scale of the task, what type of liquid or gas the pipes will be carrying and the longevity of structure. Once that has been established, you can then answer questions to what type of metal to use for the piping.For example, due to its strength and versatility, steel is one of the most popular materials used for pipe and pipe fittings. Even better, different material, like carbon or chrome, can be added to steel to obtain a specific desired effect. Here are a few reasons why it may be beneficial to invest in carbon steel pipe fittings and valves for your next commercial project.1. Super StrengthBecause of its strength and durability, steel has been one of the most commonly used materials for industrial piping and other types of construction. However, with the addition of carbon to the already strong metal, it has the ability to turn into a much stronger product. By undergoing heat treatment, the strength can be increased without altering the shape – and the more carbon added to the metal, the more durable it can become. This has made carbon steel pipe fittings, valves and pipes some of the most durable industrial piping products available. For companies interested in increasing the strength of their pipes, carbon pipe suppliers can offer the necessary supplies.2. Morphing PowerWith just the right amount of carbon added to the steel, it’s easier to get the exact level of durability necessary for each unique project. For example, mild carbon steel is one of the most popular options because it’s cost efficient for large-scale projects. Medium carbon steel is more often used in the construction of automobiles because it’s more resistant to eroding elements. The higher the level of carbon, the stronger the steel becomes. This means that carbon steel products with the highest levels of carbon are mostly used in the production of wires. Once the carbon level exceeds 1.0 percent, it can only be used in very specific industrial projects. With so many different types of carbon steel to choose from, it can get confusing. Carbon pipe suppliers can help you determine which is best for your project.3. Endurance Endurance is a good word to describe carbon steel pipe fittings because they can endure environmental change and last for years. Great for household usage, carbon steel pipes are great for home sprinkler systems and can carry water, oil, steam and even flammable gasses. Because they are resistant to rust, that means much less cleaning for the homeowner and longevity for the pipes. Other uses for carbon steel pipes include shipbuilding, industrial construction and electric-power plants.

Interviews With Trainers Regarding Their Involvement in the Industry of Personal Training – Industry Fitness

Most of the interviews have been conducted in the Maryland, DC and Virginia area but some are also from different cities across our country. This section of this article is constructed in a way that for each questions asked by the narrator, you will notice different answer coming from different personal trainer. It is obvious to say that some interviews or I would say answers of the personal trainer were quite similar, so I needed to gather them as one answer to avoid redundancy. P.S: Confidentiality was a must conducting these interviews so no names are inserted in the dialogues.Q: What lured you to be a personal trainer?MC: Actually I was always intrigued with the body and human anatomy. When I was a young little boy, my uncle’s friend was a bodybuilder at the time and he used to take me to the gym with him and I think that deep down in me I wanted to be involved with the body some ways and it was another related field to athletics which was my previous occupation.BH: I had a lack of self confidence since my young age. Kids at my school always pushed me around, teased me constantly. I never had really a great teenage life. Over the years, I needed to find something that will enable me to ease conversation with the general public. I always had passion for exercising. I always knew that was my calling. Personal training changed my life and the life of my clients. Giving the opportunity to help people always appealed to me. Personal training was enabling me to do so. Love helping people.DC: Women. It seems like women are attracted to Personal trainers because of so much testosterone coming out of our bodies. The fact that we have so much knowledge in the anatomy attracts the opposite sex. It is a babe magnet. Need to have good genetics though.KJ: I talked it over with a friend of mine who is already in the business and told me the amount of money to be made. Charging the customer close to $100 dollars per hour is quite alluring to me. Being business savvy, I wanted to have the flexibility to do this business and still have my days to do other things. It gives lots of flexibility in your schedule for other endeavors.SD: Hmmm. I went to this industry by accident, quite honestly. I was studying pre-med in school and needed to finance my studies. I was working as a bartender and working mid-afternoon shift at the local gym. I was going to school in between. At the local gym, I was talking to members, giving them advice on nutrition and exercise, when one of my members required my help and was going to get paid for it. I enjoyed it so much that I did quit my bartending job and put more time into personal training. I do it because it gives me practice when I work in medicine later on.Q: How long have you been a personal trainer?MC: I’ve been doing personal training as a profession since 1997.BH: Close to 5 years. Enjoyed every single day of it.DC: Hmmm, let me think about it. How many women did I sleep with? 28 women, so averaging one different every month, so have been doing personal training for about 2 years and a half.KJ: Since 1992. I used to do training in different states and countries. Great time doing it.SD: 3 years. Close to finishing my degree and will probably continue doing it for a little while afterwards.Q: What would you say the advantages or disadvantages of being a personal trainer?MC: The advantages are to be around a lot of people if you are a people person, you interact with a lot of people, you get to help people, I don’t think there is another occupation out there that has a bigger or lasting effect to individuals than a trainer. As the disadvantages, if you count time of day as an important factor, then I would say that sometime training someone at 5:00 Am and you are not a morning person, it can be a hassle. However, for me, anytime of day is always fun and entertaining to me.BH: Advantages are mostly being around people, helping them reach their goals. I always enjoyed looking at my clients smile in the morning while working out. This gives me the energy to better myself all the time.I don’t really see any disadvantages to being a personal trainer beside the fact that sometimes, if you do lose a client, for whatever reasons, you do wonder if it was because of your training techniques, so that can be taken personally by personal trainers.DC: I get to enjoy talking to people. Even though it is a good way to meet new people, I still enjoy seeing good results on my clients, especially knowing that I contributed to the better body. Disadvantages about personal training, well, after sleeping with them, they seem to never coming back. I feel like I better stop this bullcrap, what do you think?KJ: The pay is greatly an advantage. Especially when you use this money to open new businesses in the near future. I also enjoy seeing my clients and thanking me for all the positive changes they’ve experienced.As for the disadvantages, well, maybe you become greedy as a personal trainer and it can have repercussion on your personality. It becomes more about the money than the client well being.SD: Great to see that you contribute to the healthy lifestyle of your clients. I am going into the field of medicine so I am getting first-hand practice to what my days are going to be like. I can say there is any disadvantage on my behalfQ: What would you say are the pressures of the business?MC: For me, I don’t see any major pressure. I think that probably being current in the industry, staying an educated trainer, being up to date to what is happening out there. I would say that the major pressure is to keep my clients always entertained and showing progress.BH: Being always aware of the changes in the industry. Always need to inform yourself. The fear of injuring your clients, while performing an exercise. Fearing of losing clients as well.KJ: Trying to be competitive in the industry. Knowing who is your competitor, who around you are trainers, how much they charge. It is important to be affordable, but not to cheap, or not to expensive. You need to find the right middle and this is why is can be bothersome for personal trainers to lose clients because of their prices.DC: The pressures are probably losing credibility. I guess it is very easy to do that, especially the way I do it. Eventually, I will need to get my act together and behave appropriately. I am trying my best, I can assure you. It is hard to deal with this constant horniness.SD: The pressures are mostly on the requirements to keep your certification. The continuing education helps us be informed about the industry and its changes. It is always required to do classes or attend seminars. It can be quite expensive and time consuming after a while.Q: What are the known certifications needed to be a personal trainer?MC: Well, if you are talking about being an independent contractor, technically, you don’t need to have a certification. In the fitness industry, they don’t have anyone out there to investigate if you are certified or anything, either CPR or national certification. Any morons out the street can just call themselves a personal trainer, get themselves business cards and market themselves. Some national fitness centers will require there personal trainers to be certified, such as NSPA, ACE, NASM, NCSAM, ISSA, there are million of other certifications out there, just need to choose the one that fits your needs.BH: There are plenty. I completed my NASM certification. I know there are others. I guess you need to choose one, inform yourself on the credibility of the certification and go for it.DC: Certifications? I learn things through health magazines, going to seminars, reading, and all. What they teach in class, I can learn it by myself. Up to now, none of my clients got injured or anything. So I guess I am doing something right.KJ: I checked many other certifications and I chose NASM certification. It has a good reputation and I did learn a lot.SD: I do have several just to make sure that I am not missing on anything. Plus, more I learned in these certifications, easier it was for me to pass my medical exams with flying colors. Medicine school became quite easy.Q: What are your perceptions on enhancement drugs?MC: My thought is if you keep it illegal, you are always going to have a problem with it. In retrospect, if it’s regulated, then those who choose to use these drugs, it’s their prerogative. Now granted, if you use anabolic steroids with another friends, there are more chances that both of you won’t grow at the same speed or size. Lots have to do with genetics, frequency of training, intensity, etc… Plus, it is very easy to notice a steroids user.BH: I would say that it keep you competitive in the industry of bodybuilding or any other sports. Anabolic steroids are also used to cure diseases and to accelerate healing. For the right reasons, it can be beneficial. However, to make yourself stronger or bigger, it is a waste of money and health.KJ: They cost way too expensive. I wouldn’t use them because of negative side effects, especially the side effect of a smaller bank account.DC: Giddyup for Steroids! Some side effects are actually detrimental to your sexual life since it robs your ability to produce testosterone, hence, small testes.SD: Avoid at all cost. Steroids will only destroy your health. I don’t see any positive effect of it, unless you are genetically gifted and grow like the professional Olympias bodybuilders.Q: What is the percentage of male versus female clients?MC: About 55% female and 45% male.BH: Averaging 50% each side.KJ: Whoever is willing to pay the big bucks to get trained by me. At this moment in time, I have around 70% male and the rest is female.DC: Take a guess! Yep, 100% women.SD: 40% female and 60% male.Q: This is a little bit more personal question. Have you got any indecent proposal from your clients?MC: Honestly none. No indecent proposal. No one is asking for anything besides being trained.BH: It never happened. Actually, if I do remember well, I actually met someone through personal training, we got along well and I decided to stop training her because it was against my ethics to hook up with my client. So we did get involved afterwards but I trained her at no cost.DC: A catch 22 question. I guess it does go both ways. I have received many indecent proposals and I can actually be proud to say that I didn’t act on all of them, if I can recall J. So I still have some dignity. Other who’ve I decided to cross the lines have become way too possessive afterwards and it was getting to be suffocating. I needed to let some go.KJ: Opportunity cost will be too high to play around with these odds. I make the relationship clear enough in the beginning that it actually scares them to ask for anything besides being trained. I guess I can be intimidating sometimes.SD: Since the beginning, I talk to my clients and I always make sure that they hear that I have a girlfriend. I make it in a way that I am very happy, that I am ready to pop the question for engagement etc.. Even though it is all bullshit, I can say that it works great.Q: Rumors in the industry are so that many personal trainers are acting as gigolos, Club Med type of relation between Staff and club members. Is it still happening?MC: Oh shit yes. Definitely! It happens to a point that it gives the serious PT a bad name. Me personally, if I think that a young lady is very attractive and I would possibly hit on her, I wouldn’t train her, wouldn’t take her money, because I don’t want my name to be associated with those who are sleeping with their clients, and taking their money. I know a lot of trainers who had sex with quote and quote “Clients”, which I personally think from a professional stand point of view, it sucks. Me, personally, if I am going to get a women, I am going out there and earn it, by using charm, and flirtatious approach, without using my “Personal trainer” status as an avenue to get the women. I’ve seen also a lot of trainers training clients for free, come and see me, I’ll train you for free. Meanwhile, what they are trying to do is to get these people to drop down their guards and make themselves indispensable. I think there are many ways to get women. It gives all of us a bad name. It makes it harder to those of us who want to keep this as a profession, keep it professional and it very difficult for us to do that, when you things like that happening all around you.BH: Yes, this rumor is true, and I guess it will always be true. However, it goes both ways. It is not only the personal trainer fault; the client is also the predator. I have been in this situation before, never acted on it but the client was quite persistent to engage in a physical activity that is definitely rated XXX. I make sure to let them know that the PT/Client relationship is more important to me than anything, that I do not want to jeopardize that in any way.KJ: I heard that some sale the service of personal training and the service of gigolos. It does happen, and the money made in that can be quite incredible. In my case, I will not cross that line. Those who do are in the wrong industry. There is another industry that we proudly call “Porn”. I guess for them its kind of an escape to avoid saying that they work in the sex industry. I guess they feel less dirty acting this way when they are personal trainers.DC: Do you really need to ask me that question? Isn’t the answer quite obvious? Next…SD: I am not surprised. It happens everywhere, not just the personal training. I guess it is a way to release stress and make money. I do not encourage it, don’t get me wrong, it is still very wrong to cross that line.

Why Core Fitness Is Important in Everyday Life – Industry Fitness

If you have seen any infomercial or have read any of the latest fitness magazines or books, you probably will have heard or read about core fitness. Core fitness is the buzz word around the fitness industry and there is a great reason why this is.In the traditional world of exercise, strength training has mainly focused on the isolating of the muscles of the chest, arms, and legs. Just take a look at the weight machines that are popular in today’s gym. The one thing you will notice about these machines is they require you to sit or recline to use them. These types of machines lack the ability to have core strengthening to occur so you need to incorporate core fitness for that.Exercise machines can help you build muscle and strengthen the muscles they target. The ony problem with this, in real life, we usually do not use our muscles in an isolation manner. For example, we lift a box from off the ground and place it on a shelf, you swing a golf club on the golf course, pushing our children on swing sets, or you are rock climbing up a rock wall, these are all movements that involve many muscle groups and especially need core fitness. The fact is, many of the activities we perform on a daily basis will make us use many muscle groups so we must have our muscles work together, all of which is originated through our mid sections. This is an important reason why core fitness is extremely important.Core fitness is important in order to have core strengthening to occur to perform many of these activities. The core muscles are also responsible for many of the everyday functions in life, including balance, stability, and posture.Having a weak core will often lead to poor posture and stability. Having a weak core may be indirectly leading to issues that you may never relate to it. For example, a weak core that has caused you to have poor posture, might cause the hips to slip out of alignment which can result in having knee pain. There are many other chronic muscle and joint pain issues that may all be related to lack of core fitness and having a weak core.It is only until recent years that exercise science has found the important need for core strengthening and core fitness. In today’s fitness world it is often suggested to use bands or free weights to combine exercises such as the squat to the overhead press. This is something that just cannot be done with exercise machines. When combining two exercises like squats to overhead press, people are forced to use their core to transition the exercise movements, and to keep having good posture through the entire exercise. This type of training, of performing exercises in a way that will copy movements that we use everyday, will create better stability, posture, and balance in our life.The days of isolating exercises are becoming less popular as we realize the importance of working the entire body and core fitness. Having core fitness incorporated in your exercise routine will not only benefit you in the gym but in your everyday life.

What Is Functional Fitness Training? – Industry Fitness

More and more people are signing up to gyms these days, but worryingly a lot of those people seem to believe that the quality of the gym they join depends more on the definition of the TV screens in the treadmills than any definition their torso might see from training correctly. It seems that in the Fitness and Leisure industry, far too much emphasis is being placed on the leisure rather than the fitness… but fortunately there is another option for those who truly want to improve, and more and more people are realising this: enter Functional Fitness Training.Now there are many Internet articles and threads that simply debate the definition of functional fitness training… this is not one of them. I understand that any training can be classed as functional depending on what you’re training for. For example if you’re job description includes a need to have to largest biceps in the world then yes, 2 hours of bicep curls a day could be classed as functional training.The goal here is not to argue the vagueness of the term, but to highlight the benefits, so for the purpose of this article functional fitness training will refer to an exercise or group of exercises that mimic, adapt and allow the improved performance of life’s daily tasks for the majority of people, with a reserve left for individual goals.Here a goal could be, and usually is, to improve quality of life outside the gym; that is to have an increased capacity for recreation and play, whether this be a grandmother having fun with her grandchildren, or a teenager playing football.Life’s daily tasks include movement in the 6 degrees of freedom, namely back/forward, up/down, left/right, roll, pitch, and yaw. Or more specifically to human movement, push/pull, jump/squat, step, twist, and bend. So functional training is training that seeks to improve as many of these movements as possible through one or a series of exercises. So consider functional fitness training defined… for this article at least!So, if there exists functional fitness training, does this mean some training is un-functional? The answer to this is a definite yes… and unfortunately it’s all around us, and we’ll be writing an article on the topic of un-functional training shortly, so hold tight.The many benefits of functional fitness trainingMuch of what goes on in gyms today is impossible to recreate outside of that environment. Functional fitness training allows you to develop strength in a controlled environment and then apply it to everyday life outside of that controlled environment.Many favorable improvements gained from functional fitness training are down to the amount of ‘fitness bases’ covered in any one session. Indeed in one movement you could be improving strength, coordination, balance, agility, accuracy, flexibility, endurance and stamina. There are very few activities that can produce an improvement in both neurological fitness (balance, coordination, agility, accuracy) and physical skills (strength, flexibility, endurance, stamina). This is achieved by using a large number of the body’s joints and muscles at once, training your body as one unit… (Your body was designed to be used like this!)Training your muscles to work together this way means more focus is on training movements rather than isolating individual muscles. Anytime you’re body is moving rather than remaining stationary you rely on dynamic balance as opposed to static balance, and dynamic balance requires a great deal of core stability amongst other things. Functional fitness training will only seek to further improve core stability and strength, which has the knock-on effect of improving most aspects of your moving life, in particular, improved intra-abdominal pressure, posture, and injury prevention. So, functional fitness training boasts numerous physiological benefits, but there is more to it than this…One of the most important aspects of functional fitness training is that it can be scaled to suit anybody’s level of ability. Intensity, duration, and resistance can be altered on all of the movements trained to match the individual levels of fitness and allow everyone, and anyone to get the most out of their training. On top of this, functional fitness training is constantly varied and is very often different every session, a trait that should be absolutely necessary in any fitness plan or schedule. The ability to not get bored with your training is a luxury that very few people training in conventional gyms have.Finally, and perhaps most importantly, is the return from your exercise investment that you get from functional fitness training. Your exercise investment includes the money you spend (on your gym membership, kit, nutrition, and travel) and the time/effort you put into your training. As alluded to earlier, for most people using conventional gyms the value is more in the luxuries and less in the fitness aspects, where as, when it comes to functional fitness training, the return you get is the increase in your capacity to enjoy your recreations and play having reached your goals. In short, it gives you an increased work capacity over all fitness domains, which means in any given time period you can do more of whatever it is you want to do. Essentially, functional fitness training is real fitness training!Healthiest Regards

How Do The Walking Dead View Physical Fitness? – Industry Fitness

For all those that don’t know, the walking dead are flesh-eating zombies that can only be killed by destroying what’s left of their primitive brains. Different evolutions of zombies have emerged from those that are slow and lethargic from “Night of the Living Dead” one of the original films; to fast and aggressive from “28 Days Later” a film where people are infected by a genetically engineered virus that produces uncontrollable rage. We will continue our scenario with the original flesh and brain eating zombies to give everyone a realistic chance of survival.Setting the stage, imagine a world where the Government trying to control the population has gone to far producing Genetically Modified (GMO) Foods and putting poisonous fluoride and lithium in the water supply. Unknown to scientist and medical professionals three generations prior; the combination has produced a deadly chemical imbalance within the brain causing people who should be legally dead re-animate and come back to life.The above scenario is hypothetical but highlights a point many people don’t think about until it’s to late. When disaster happens are you prepared physically for the journey. Darwin’s theory “The survival of the fittest” starts to shine clear as people start to drop by the dozen as hard times begin to take its toll.The healthier and more physically fit you are will put you on top of the food chain. Sickly, weak, and down trodden adults who have to depend on someone else will soon be casualties or cause there help to become casualties.I believe good physical fitness and proper chemical free nutrition provides the best opportunity to survive any Zombie invasion or disaster situation. Do these top 5 things to gain everyday piece and start your journey to optimal physical and mental health.1. Drink clean purified water. Your body is mostly water and the chemicals that are being added by city municipalities is having an effect on your health and your children’s health slowly over time. I recommend a gentle heavy metals detox supplement that you can use on a daily basis to help purge your system of unwanted substances. Make sure you have a quality in home reverse osmosis water filtration system that removes all negative substances including fluoride.2. Eat healthy organic prepared foods. Don’t be fooled by cheaper prices and the advertising of taste over nutritional value. Plant a victory garden using natural compost without chemical fertilizer and use the heirloom varieties of vegetable seeds. The commercial growing industry has used methods that has stripped the land of nutrients causing the vegetables grown today to have 30% less nutritional value.3. Lose the irrational Fears of Life. Start by leaving the past in the past. Reliving past scenarios of what could have been is a dangerous game that keeps people in a constant state of stagnation. Take your lessons learned and move on to bigger and better things. No one can tell you how to view yourself and the world around you. If you are strong within your strength will show on the outside and in all things that you set out to do.4. Find a functional physical fitness program and stick with it. High intense routines over a shorter period of time have proven to produce the best results. CrossFit and fitness programs similar in nature are ideal and produce both physical and hormonal changes in your body. Combined with nutrition and mental fortitude you will soon be virtually unstoppable.5. Take the first step to total health and physical fitness one day at a time. The saying is “Rome was not conquered in a day”. Changing years of bad teaching and living habits is one of the hardest things to do in this day and age. Why; because we as members of the industrialized 1st world countries, in most cases, are living in abundance which as a tendency to lead to over indulgence. Food, shelter, and medical care are readily available to at least 60% – 70% of the population. Americans would be in a lot better shape if they had to go out in the wild and hunt for food and farm for vegetables. The technological advances in our lifetime have been both a positive and a negative. It is up to you to choose the positives and minimize the negatives.Figuring out the “WHY” is your first step. Your second step is never forgetting what your why is every time you wake up and look at yourself in the mirror. So the question remains, “What is Your WHY”!

Can You Recycle Commercial Industrial Wastewater? – Industry Fitness

Recycling commercial industrial wastewater saves resources, preserves the environment and cuts down on overall business costs. Depending on the industry involved, recycled wastewater has multiple uses. Before you invest in a wastewater treatment system, learn about the principles governing each type and which methods will best fit your industry needs.What to Look for in a Treatment SystemTwo main elements are necessary for an effective treatment system. First, the process must require minimal energy to function. If the treatment uses an exorbitant amount of power to treat the daily influx of water, it negates any environmental and cost benefits it would have delivered. Depending on the water quality, not every treatment system will have the desired purification effect needed for the specific industry if it was not originally designed to increase water reuse and recycling.Second, the treatment process must maintain a high level of purity. It must contain safeguards against a sudden breakdown in filtering and purification. If the system cannot consistently produce a high-quality water reuse supply, it’s likely of little use to your business.System Type Classifications While hybrid combinations of both treatment system types exist, commercial industrial wastewater treatment generally falls into two main categories. First, a system may use a physical separation process to divert unwanted particles from the water supply. Common examples of this type of system include reverse osmosis and varying types of filtration. If the system does not work properly, the impurities remain in the water, which is the main challenge when designing and ensuring success of this treatment type.Second are treatment systems that use chemical reactions to remove unwanted materials from the supply. Using energy or outside chemicals, the particles in the supply undergo oxidation, reduction and more to cause interactions which eliminate the contaminating substances. But systems powered with chemical reactions are challenged by the lengths of time needed for reactions to take place and the significant energy occasionally required to power each reaction. Certain industries may require elements from both system types to adequately treat their recyclable water supplies.Potential for Water ReuseIndustries with the highest potential for water reuse include paper, glass, cotton textile and steel. Industries including petroleum and oil refining, food and dairy manufacturing and processing, distilling, and chemical and fertilizer production have an average potential for water recycling. The purpose of all treatment systems is to feed the water back into the process so normal operation requires only a small percentage of outside water supply. However, even recycled water that is inadequate in certain purity levels required for industrial processes can be repurposed for irrigation, cooling, plumbing and other non-potable uses.Consult with Fluid Treatment Systems when searching for a recycling program to fit the needs of your company. To recycle commercial industrial wastewater, you must rely on the expertise of a trained team of professionals who can make pertinent design suggestions to save energy, time and money.