This is a key text for all those on sport science courses. It covers all the essential areas for a study of personal training including fitness testing, nutrition, psychology, training principles, health and fitness, training in different contexts and business issues. Students therefore gain all the required multi-disciplinary knowledge with an understanding of how to apply this in practice. Throughout the text, theoretical explanation is supported by case studies, practical and reflective exercises and guidance on further study.
Mark Ansell is Lecturer in Personal Training and Sport Science at City and Islington College, London, where he wrote and now teaches a highly successful degree course in personal training. Before moving into teaching he worked as a gym instructor, fitness manager and personal trainer. He holds a number of professional qualifications and has worked in a variety of settings, ranging from the corporate sector to self-employment.
Part 1: Foundations Personal training Essentials of programming Adaptations to physiology Nutrition Motivational psychology Part 2: Practice Session planning and recording Exercise library Fitness testing Advanced training techniques Part 3: Contexts Home training Health fitness trainer Business sense