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by Jamal Younis. ASPATA Master Trainer. NASC Certified. Almost every day newspaper and online articles are informing us about the dangers of prolonged sitting. We read statements like “sitting is the new smoking” and “your desk job is killing you”. People are more and more aware...

Weight training for the over 40 group is very important, and women MUST be encouraged to focus on weight training in pretty much the same fashion as men. Luckily it look like they are more and more, and this is why it's especially important for...

  Exercising outdoors has long been a favourite activity by many people, whether its the legendary outdoor gym of Venice Beach California, or a 5KM obstacle race, to yoga, pilates and Bootcamps, people love training out doors. And quite often for the fit pro, its free...

The fitness industry is a huge industry with tonnes of opportunity for anyone interested in it. In fact, it is one of the world's fastest growing industries, and within it you can sink or swim.   One of the key things you want to do is realise...

I cannot say how many trainers, coaches, and group Ex. instructors have lots clients after just one workout because they failed to give the client a suitable workout level. Quite often, we get caught up in the trends, and fads, and showing how awesome we...

Bootcamps are NOT just stomping around and yelling at people! This is the message that the Bootcamp Alliance (BCA) makes very clear at each one of their world wide recognised certifications. And there is a reason why the BCA is recognised by ACE, NASM, ACSM,...

by Rachma Nineth. Indonesia ASPATA Pro Trainer. Owner of NINE Fitness (METCON Bali) in Bali, Indonesia. Coming from a background of multi-sports athletics, I spent most of my teen years competing in a number of sports competitions:  javelin throw, Sepak Takraw, volleyball and Pencak Silat (an Indonesian traditional martial...

What perfect timing. Tomorrow will the the first 2016 HIIT Certification at ASPATA, and this afternoon I was again pleasantly reminded that ASPATA is as always ahead of the curve to what EVERY other fitness educator is doing, when I stumbled upon a new article by Men's Health Magazine South...

Written by Jamal Younis After spending a week on one of Thailand’s beautiful beaches and observing the behavior and appearance of many tourists and some locals as well, it made me aware once again, how unhealthy and physically unfit the majority of people are. Of course...