Diploma in Fitness and Weight Loss
How Do You Measure Up?
With so much conflicting nutrition and fitness information coming from the media, people seem to be more confused than ever about how to maintain their weight, get fit, tone up, and improve their energy. In Lesson 1, you will find out why it is so important to eat well and exercise regularly to maintain your physical fitness, mental health, and the first step of how to enjoy every step of the process.
You’ve looked at what fitness means in a practical sense but how do you develop a plan to start? Lesson 2 will break down one of the most misused types of exercise, cardio (cardiovascular exercise). Learn how steady cardio (L.I.S.S.) and high-intensity interval training (H.I.I.T.) play an important role in your fitness, body shape, and overall energy levels.
Understanding Weight Loss and Weight Gain
The most important factor which determines whether you gain or lose weight is the number of calories you consume on a weekly basis. As the old saying goes, “You can’t out-train a bad diet.” In this lesson, you will look at energy balance, food quality, and how these play a vital role in the results you want, and why obesity is on the rise worldwide.
Strength Training and Shaping the Body
“But won’t weight training make me look too bulky?” Strength training is easily the most misunderstood form of exercise over the past 20 years. In this lesson, you will learn how and why strength training is the most effective exercise for shaping your body, burning fat, and the basics of starting strength.
Understanding Fat Loss and Body Shape
Fat loss is not just about creating a calorie deficit. If you negatively affect your hormones from either overtraining or lack of fuel, then you will slow and even stop your fat loss. In this lesson, you will learn how to properly manage your diet, priorities, and daily habits to optimise your hormone levels along with the importance fat loss plays in body shape.
Controlling Your Body Shape
In this lesson, you will piece together what you have learned so far and how this knowledge will help control your weight, body shape and energy levels long-term. You will also look at what changes you need to make to get from higher body fat levels to moderate and lean body fat levels through practical meal planning.
Injury Prevention and Recovery
Injury prevention is one of the most overlooked and ignored parts of a healthy lifestyle. Most back problems these days are from postural imbalances caused by sedentary lifestyles or poor mobility. In this lesson, you will look at the importance of mobility not just for your training and recovery but also for your daily life.
Barriers to Your Results
Even with the most perfectly designed individual fitness program, there are common barriers that can stop people from achieving their desired results. In the last lesson of Module 1, you will look at how to overcome stress, fit fitness into your life, and enjoy the whole process.