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More and more personal trainers we know were doing longer and longer hours and they were left drained by it all by the end of the day. Increasing numbers of them were also being asked for more and more money just to be able to work in the premises.

Now though more of them are running Group Octathalon training sessions and at the end of the day they are running through an Octathalon course themselves just for the fun of it. In addition to that they are all earning far more than they used to.

Why & How …you may well ask.

Having 12 or more people in a group, where people work in pairs and the trainer walks around as a facilitator, is actually much easier than 1:1 personal training. It gives you a higher hourly rate and it taps into a bigger market as more people can afford your services. People really like working together and they like encouraging each other especially if it is towards a common, and easily measurable, goal like an Octathalon event. The fun atmosphere is enjoyed by the Octathalon trainers and that goes on to invigorate them in their work. We really do find our trainers going on to do their training at the end of a long day.

In addition to that, our Octathalon trainers have found that some people who are doing these sessions go on to ask them to do some 1:1 work with them as well.

Why not have a look at the trainer section on this website. Joining is easy and is a one off cost of £25 for which you get a full license and a guidebook to help you start. Go on to form your own online group and you can earn even more. We have lots of free marketing support on this site to help you get started.

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Member Grading

How to go up the grades as a Member - Click to reveal

  • White to Yellow Grade

    • All members start off on the white grade. To get to the Yellow grade members must record on their profile page at least 1 time for any Duo segment from any of the Octathalon courses. These membership grades are not the same as the Junior grade Octathalon courses. To go up the grades you need to have selected an Octathalon Trainer on your profile page who will then be able to grade you. If you do not have a trainer near you, email us and we will grade you. There is no cost to this.

  • Yellow to Orange Grade

    • You must record on your profile page at least 1 time for a full Octathalon course & at least 1 Duo segment from another course. You must upload a profile picture of yourself and you must have spent a minimum of 1 month at Yellow Grade. You will also need to be able to do the relevant Octathalon course in under a certain time for your age category. This can be a non verified time. Click here to see the age category tables

  • Orange to Green Grade

    • You need to record on your profile page a minimum of 3 times for a full Octathalon course showing improvement each time. You must also have been an Orange grade for at least 1 month.

  • Green to Blue Grade

    • You must record on your profile page an officially recognised, verified, time for your chosen Octathalon course. This must be a time that is faster than all your previous verified and non verified times that you have posted under your own profile. You need to have put up full course times for at least two of the Octathalon courses as well as all Duo’s and Quattro’s for those courses. You must also have been at the Green Grade for at least 2 months. You will also need to have completed the relevant Octathalon course with a verified time that is under the minimum requirement for your age category. Click here to see the age category tables

  • Blue to Purple

    • You must record on your profile page the times for all the Duo’s and Quattro’s from at least 3 of the Octathalon courses and for a course of your choice your profile times must show at least 5 continuous improved performances over the last 4 months and this must include at least one verified time that is better than the officially recognised time you attained to get your Blue grade. You must also have competed in an Octathalon event that your trainer has run, or an event that a Team Manager has organised.  You must also have been at the Blue Grade for at least 2 months.

  • Purple to Brown Grade

    • You must record on your profile page 3 full course times in a one month period with a minimum of one of these times being verified and where the last time is faster than the first time and the verified time is not the slowest time.

  • Brown to Black Grade

    • You need to have obtained your fastest verified time ever for the course of your choice. (Only those people over 65 can select to do this on the Octathalon Short Course or the Senior Octathalon course).You need to also show that you have kept the minimum of a constant or growing level of fitness over the last 4 months as evidenced by your times  Grading is at the discretion of your trainer. To grade at Black level you must have been at the Brown Grade for at least 2 months.



 

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INTERVAL TRAINING                     

Are you racing the clock?  No time for long training sessions?

At the same time would you like to increase your sporting performances?

If that is so, then this type of training IS the answer for you!

Interval training is an effective training mechanism that targets improving specific energy systems - the Anaerobic (Lactate system) and the Aerobic Energy system.

When training your energy systems, it is done best when you have a controlled environment. Work with a stationary bike, or a rower or a treadmill and it is easier to get a more precise training session than when working outdoors.

 

Athletes know that if they get they get their interval training wrong they will lose performance but if they get it right there are huge gains to be had.

 

There are lots of variables to get right. What to do and when? How many intervals should you do? What intensity should they all be? What rest periods, what exertion levels and what variations should be planned in as part of the same session?

 

Get these things wrong and you can easily be under training or over training and that will mean that all your work will just be a waste of time.

 

For many of us nowadays who lead busy lives, and who are time poor - this type of training could be the answer.

 

It is a proven, time efficient workout that gets results FAST and can be performed in just 30 minutes!

As you become fitter you can increase the intensity of the workout rather than the volume and it won't be long before you will see your times getting faster and you will start to look leaner too.

 

If you need some ideas with your interval training then there are plenty of these types of workouts in our members area. Some of us like to have something to just follow and do.  We don't always have the time to plan our own training sessions and maybe we cannot afford a personal trainer so, if that is you, then sign up and give them a go.

 

It's just £18 for the year - Click here

 

And if you have any questions regarding the workouts or you want to let us know how you got on then please contact us as we would love to know your thoughts and results. Click here to go to the Training program page

 

Articles to read

We have over 30 cutting edge articles you can read on this site, 10 of which are available to non members

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Latest Articles

10 progressive exercises to help improve your number of press-ups/ push-ups

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Training the inspiratory muscles with a Powerbreathe and why it improves performance so much
        
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When to use Ice and when to use Heat and when to switch between the two to speed recovery

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5th May 2013

Preparations are underway for an event that will run over the Octathalon Sprint Course & the Rock Octathalon Course. For those interested in competing you will need to have done some times for these course and entered them in your profile page.

Best of luck with this - they are hard to do fast.


 



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