Benefits of Technology for Fitness

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Technological solutions to traditional personal training have been around now for more than a decade. The spectrum has included everything from completely automated online personal training, to fitness equipment that attempts to make personal training more affordable and available to a larger group of people.Technology tools includes wearable’s, Body weight Training, High-Intensity Interval Training, Strength Training.

The number of clubs adopting fitness technology grew exponentially over in the past few years. Technology innovations have revolutionized the fitness industry.It has entered into everyday lives of people and enabled people to track and share their progress with instantaneous speed.

Tech devices are now central to our daily lives and changed the way we plan and manage our workouts. Wearable devices also provide immediate feedback that can make the wearer more aware of their activity and can motivate the user to achieve their fitness goals.

Wearable technology has overtaken activities like body weight training and high intensity interval training. Consumer interest in fitness technology may signal that the low-cost exercise trend is waning.
This type of trend can also be useful. It can help doctors track patients, personal trainers document their client’s progress, and individuals attain goals outside of the gym while providing a regimented fitness routine.

Virtual training and coaching is becoming a staple in the fitness world. Many clubs are using a mobile app as the liaison between trainers and members. These apps allow users to simulate the experience of having a personal coach with them through their headphones.

Its no surprise that mobile apps usage in clubs have seen the biggest growth over the past two years. Smartphone owners use apps for everything, including fitness.

Fitness Equipments

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“What’s the use of fighting a war without your weapon?”

For fitness exercise equipment’s are required. They are the essential part of one’s fitness. It helps us to properly follow the method. Fitness equipment includes working machines, fitness magazines and videos, shoes and clothes.

At fitness center various types of equipment’s are available. A variety of products are available now-a-days. These products include Exercise bike, Treadmills, Bench Press, Strength Training Equipment and Machines, Dumb bells, Stability ball, pull up Bar etc.
Equipments at fitness center may include all the workout machines, mats, exercise manual etc. all these equipments come under the category of equipment.

Even books, magazines, exercise videos and tutorials may be included in this category. It’s not necessary that all of us have trainers to do exercise. If we cannot have trainers for any reason then we can make use of these books, manuals, magazine and video. We can follow the mentioned instruction and do our exercise.

For a proper workout we need proper dressing. In our jeans for formal dress we can’t do exercise properly. Hence we opt for track pants and t shirts. For ladies their particular type of dress for exercise is also available. Same is the case with shoes. While doing exercise we require sports shoes

Fitness Centers

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As the above saying goes, noting can we greater than health. We earn money to but still we can’t find satisfaction, true satisfaction could be found in a healthy body, and that’s what is done at a Fitness Centre. Fitness Centre is the place where you make your body healthy and fit. It provides you with various fitness training course, strength training exercise and personal training as well.

Fitness center may include workplace, park, gym, club house or any kind of open space where you can carry out your daily fitness exercise. While selecting a fitness center mostly we prefer choosing a place of our comfort. Like working professional may opt for center such as corporate gyms where they can do exercise as per their convince. Travelling professional my opt for hotel gyms for their exercise.

Fitness center may include playground, jogging park, gyms, indoor stadium, and open space for Yoga and meditation. Fitness Centers are often termed as Gyms. Gym is a place where you do your entire physical workout on equipment’s and burn you sweat. It’s a place you carry out various kinds of exercise on machine and other equipments.

Not just doing heavy physical workout is termed as fitness exercise. For outside as well as inside we need to keep our self-fit. The best way to keep our self-fit from inside is by doing yoga and meditation. Along with burning sweat our mind should also be fresh. And that’s the real secret of a healthy life.

Benefits of Fitness Education

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Education and awareness of fitness is very essential. Students and people should be taught about fitness, its requirement and its benefits.
They should be taught the way it should be done and if possible demonstration should be given to them.

It can be included in their basic educational courses and an early age. They should also be motivated to take it in their degree courses.
Education about fitness is very essential as this would lead them tomorrow. Fitness education seminars provide continuing education seminars and information products for physical trainers.
Education is also needed to become a fitness tutor. A career in Physical fitness includes 2 fields’ viz. Personal Trainer and Fitness worker.
Education requirements may vary from depending on an individual’s career path, but most physical fitness jobs require at least a bachelor’s degree.

Personal trainers are expected to have a strong understanding of physical fitness techniques. They might have a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology, exercise science or physical education. Additionally many aspiring trainers seek professional certification.
Fitness workers lead exercise classes at gyms and fitness center. They might specialize in an area of physical fitness like aerobics, strength building, Pilates or yoga.

Gyms typically require fitness workers to earn specialty specifications or complete training in a particular area. For example, yoga instructors are often expected to have completed an educational program that is approved by the Yoga Alliance. Certifications for group fitness workers are available as well.

Thus Fitness education plays an important role in every aspect of Training and Physical Fitness. It is important for fitness as well as for teaching aspects.

Careers in Fitness?

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Nowadays people don’t take fitness seriously because there isn’t any career. Career can be generated in the field of fitness.
As a fitness trainer many jobs are available. At gyms and private fitness center they usually require trainers to guide them.
While doing events and seminar related to fitness there theses fitness trainers could be used. While camps they can be useful.
Not just in India also outside India. Many countries are requiring large amount of fitness trainers and they are ready to pay large amount for it.
If you keen on health and fitness and enjoy meeting different people, this job can be ideal for you. To become a fitness trainer, you could complete a recognized qualification before starting work, or you could start as an assistant instructor and complete on the job training.

For a fitness instructor, you will need to be outgoing and friendly. You’ll also need to motivate and inspire people. As a fitness instructor, you would lead and organize group and individual exercise programs to help people to improve their health and fitness.
Your work could involve a range of activities or you could specialize in a particular one. These could include keeping fit, aquacise (training in water), weight training, yoga, Pilates.

Basically a fitness trainer jobs include the following things: Fitness assessments, consultations and introduction sessions for new clients, demonstrating activities for clients to follow, supervising clients to make sure that they are exercising safely and effectively.

To become a fitness instructor you can either complete a nationally recognized qualification through a college or a private training provider before starting work, or start as an assistant with a sports center or gym and complete work based traing to qualify.

Is it safe to exercise in Pregnancy?

From the Workshop by Dr Ruchira Tendolkar-BFY technical director
Edited:  Kartikeya Chaturvedi

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Scientific studies consistently confirm the numerous and outstanding benefits of exercise during pregnancy both for the mother and her developing baby. These benefits are now widely recognized throughout the medical, birthing and fitness communities

Pregnancy affords a unique window of opportunity for women to actively engage in health enhancing activities. Maternal concern for her baby increases the mother’s motivation to form better health habits during pregnancy. Physically active women are more likely to adopt other healthy lifestyle choices. Good habits established at this time can last a lifetime and provide profound benefits for the mother, baby and other family members.


  1. More efficient delivery of blood and oxygen to the heart & brain enhancing concentration and energy levels
  2. Helps manage or prevent gestational diabetes
  3. Controls weight gain in an effective manner with all the physical benefits of exercise
  4. Enhances body image, confidence and self awareness
  5. Improves posture and results in fewer aches and pains
  6. Aids in quicker post partum recovery
  7. Decreases incidence of falls
  8. Reduces stress, anxiety and insomnia, imparting an overall improvement in sleeping pattern, lowering risk for depression
  9. A larger placenta develops which increases the capacity to exchange oxygen and carbon dioxide, nutrients and waste products.
  10. Increases the cardiovascular capacity of the baby


  1. Shorter first and second stages of labour
  2. Enhanced pain tolerance
  3. Increased stamina for labour and delivery with lesser perceived exertion during labour
  4. Lower incidences of intervention during labour
  5. Good pelvic muscle tone and flexibility resulting in lesser chance of tearing/episiotomies


Healthy active women are positive role models and are more likely to pass on their healthy lifestyles to their children. They also give birth to leaner, stronger, healthier babies, who may even have better motor functioning and cardiovascular capacity as adults

From the Workshop by Dr Ruchira Tendolkar-BFY technical director

Steps to become Male fitness trainer

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Male Fitness Model Tip #1 – Be willing to sacrifice Strength for Looks
Nobody makes a New Year’s resolution to lose 20 pounds off of their bench press over the next year. But when you’re main focus is to get cut, sometimes you’ll lose a little bit of strength in the process. This being said, do what it takes to achieve your overall goal by putting in extra cardio and eating clean – rather than eating to add bulk. Also, forget about impressing other guys in the gym by lifting heavy when you may need to scale back some instead.

Male Fitness Model Tip #2 – Up your Anaerobic Threshold
At the risk of sounding overly-obvious, I’d like to say that you need to increase your current level of cardio in order to achieve a fitness model physique. However, you don’t just wake up one morning and decide that you’re going to go from walking 1 mile daily to running 5 miles a day; instead, you need to steadily increase your anaerobic threshold (AT). Expanding on anaerobic threshold, this refers to your body’s ability to remove lactic acid. Simply put, a higher AT level enables you to work out harder, longer, and recover quicker the next day. Interval training on the treadmill or at an outdoor track is a great way to increase your AT, while there are various other forms of hard exercise that can do the job too.

Male Fitness Model Tip #3 – Strongly consider doing Pilates
The mere mention of this tip might have you rolling your eyes while thinking about the middle-aged, minivan-driving moms who huddle up in posh gyms for Pilates class. Moving past the wimpy stereotype, Pilates is actually a pretty solid workout routine that builds lean muscle, flexibility, and endurance throughout the body. In addition to the obvious physical benefits that Pilates offers, it also relieves stress and helps increase agility. So if you’re truly looking for a new type of exercise that challenges you in unique ways, check out a class sometime. You might even meet some non-middle-aged, mini-driving chicks in the process!

Male Fitness Model Tip #4 – Gradually reduce your Caloric Intake
It goes without saying that a great way to shed a few pounds involves cutting your calories. But do keep in mind that drastically reducing your food intake is by no means a shortcut to getting shredded abs. Sure it might make sense mathematically that, by eating far fewer calories, you’ll lose far more weight. But your body’s metabolic process doesn’t work like a calculator. Instead, it will go into starvation mode when you cut up to 1,000 or more calories out of your daily eating schedule; when this happens, your body stores nearly everything that’s eaten in an effort to maintain homeostasis. Case in point, start with dropping 400-500 calories off your daily diet and go from there.

Male Fitness Model Tip #5: Drink Water….and then drink some more
Sometimes it amazes me how many athletes hit the gym regularly and constantly eat clean, yet forget one very important step in their routine: drinking water. First off, water helps you stay hydrated throughout the day, which, in turn, powers you through tough workouts. Secondly, water plays a huge role in metabolizing all of the protein you eat – or at least should be eating. So rather than opting for sugary juices or soda, be sure to keep water on hand at all times.

Choosing a fitness trainer. Male or Female?

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Getting in shape is the goal of many people all over the world. While some of them can do it alone, others need the help of a personal trainer. When you are in the process of choosing a trainer, you may wonder whether it is in your best interest to choose a male or a female. This article will explain why the latter is the best choice.

From A Female Perspective:
Going to the gym is something many women dread, especially after having children. It can be hard to face yourself in the shape you are in, which means it is so much harder to feel comfortable in front of others. Hiring a female personal trainer would make things a bit easier since they may be able to relate. Since the comfort level may be higher, this will increase the chances of you getting the most from your workout. There may be some exercises that will make you feel awkward and you may feel more comfortable discussing this with someone of the same sex.

The female body is not built the same as a man’s, which means that you cannot expect the same exercises to work for both sexes. While there are many male trainers out there that can help you just as much as a female, you may not feel confident enough in this theory to take a chance. The reality is that a female trainer will never second guess herself about the training she is giving you since she most likely employs the same methods as part of her own routine to stay fit. Again. it is important to know that males can be competent in this arena, yet it only makes sense to hire a female for this particular job.

From A Male Perspective:
Have you ever gone to the gym and felt inadequate because all of the men in the room are fit than you are? This is a good reason for you to consider a female personal trainer. While you may think it can affect a man to have a woman whip him into shape, this is a lot better than feeling silently defeated because your body is nowhere near as toned as the one of your male trainer. Yes, females can be just as fit, but there is that part of the male psyche that can accept that easier than the thought of being shown up by another guy.

Going to the gym is something that many guys look forward to, yet there are others that dread the entire idea. Sometimes it is a task to gain enough motivation to get you in the gym and work out. If you have a female personal trainer, you may feel an overwhelming need to impress her. Obviously, this should not be the main reason for hiring a female trainer. You should hire a trainer based on a number of different factors, mostly if there’s a good fit between you and the trainer. Many men find female personal trainers to be a bit less intimidating than their male counterparts, so they can feel free to let her know if they are doing something that is too much for him to handle. When training with another man, it is likely you will end up trying to grin and bear it.
There are several strong arguments that prove that it may be best for you to hire a female personal trainer. If you have any doubts, you can always try a few sessions to see if you like it. While this is not a decision for everyone, many who follow this advice will find that they are much more satisfied with the results.

As mentioned above, the process of hiring a trainer should be done with care – whether you hire a male or female trainer, make sure they have the proper credentials, experience, and qualifications.

Fitness for College Students

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College students, especially online college students, have packed schedules. Classes, employment, and family or social obligations quickly fill up your calendar. It seems cruel to add another obligation to the list, but here’s one to consider: exercise. Scientific evidence is piling up that shows regular exercise provides important cognitive benefits that could make your scholarly efforts a little less taxing.
Exercise Stimulates Brain Cell Development
Recent human and animal studies show that regular aerobic exercise has profound effects on the brain. A recent New York Times article, “How Exercise Could Lead To A Better Brain” , describes experiments performed on mice at the University of Illinois. Mice who ran regularly on a wheel had more neurons—brain cells—than those who did not.
Also, mice who ran regularly had more complex connections between neurons, meaning they were able to access their brain cells more flexibly. Finally, the mice who ran regularly did better on cognitive tests, such as completing a maze. There’s evidence that this direct relationship also exists in humans.
Exercise Improves Memory Retention
The hippocampus is a structure in the brain that controls the formation, retention, and recall of memories. In most adults, the hippocampus starts to shrink slightly starting in the late 20s, leading to memory loss over time. Evidence from a 2011 study, recounted in the New York Times article mentioned above, shows that exercise prevents this shrinkage and may even promote regrowth.
A group of senior citizens were randomly assigned to a stretching program or a walking program for a year. After the year was over, the stretching group’s brains were scanned, and their hippocampuses had shrunken according to normal expectations. In the walking group, however, the hippocampus had grown. For college students, the implication is clear: regular exercise could benefit the parts of your brain that help you recall information.
Exercise Increases Focus and Concentration
In 2009, a Canadian school for learning-disabled and ADHD children took part in an experiment that involved having students exercise for 20 minutes on treadmills or exercise bikes before starting their math class. Teachers noted a marked improvement in students’ ability to concentrate, participate, and retain information during the class after they had exercised. Inappropriate behavior also improved in the group that exercised.
Additional experiments of this type, such as those taking place at Naperville Central High near Chicago, IL, suggest that three 20-minute sessions a week is the minimum dose needed to reap the concentration-enhancing benefits of exercise.

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