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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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  • Why it is worth me going up the license colours as a Trainer?

    • You do not have to extend your license beyond the yellow level. The licenses and their associated colours do not intend to make any statement as to how good you are as a trainer – just on what you are licensed to do as an Octathalon trainer. Many of our trainers are happy to just run local in house Octathalon events and to run group training sessions. However if you do want more…......….the higher the license you have, the more things you can do with the Octathalon and the more ways you can earn.      Learn more…….........

  • How can I get a higher level license?

    • You automatically start on the yellow license when you register as a Trainer.

      If you want to move up to the Orange level you need to purchase the Orange license training package from the shop. You will then receive a distance learning pack that outlines what you have to do. Essentially it is an evidence based assessment where you have to provide evidence of how well you are running the group training sessions and the events via feedback from your members and your own self assessment. There is also a practical assessment day where you will evidence these things                        Learn more to go up the license levels ..........

  • How can I own the rights to running the Octathalon in my Town/City?

    • The first personal trainer to sign up as an Octathalon Trainer in a particular Town or City can, if they want to, select to have the rights to owning and running the local Octathalon league(s) in that area. All they have to do is email us their interest and we will record this and promote them on this site. All other trainers from that area wanting to start running Octathalon events or Group training sessions will have to sign up and join that initial trainers team before they can start growing their own teams. Any member or trainer expressing an interest in the Octathalon in that area will be sent contact details of the Octathalon Trainer running the Octathalon in that area. For large cities like London, we reserve the right to split them up in to 4 smaller areas. Learn more.......






 

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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

 

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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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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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