What is ‘Honest Experience’?

The experience level of your personal trainer will give you an idea of how much work they have done with clients in the past. This is often conveyed in the form of ‘years’ of experience which is actually quite subjective if not misleading. The idea of providing years experience is normally cited from the date the trainer qualified as a personal trainer and therefore only tells you how long it’s been since they qualified, experience in that time period is ambiguous.

Example; If a trainer qualified 4 years ago and has done 4 personal training sessions in that time, do they have 4 years of personal training experience?

You can see the dilemma with defining a personal trainers experience by the number of years since they qualified. 

At Kiss Fitness we want to make it clear and simple what the experience level of one of our qualified personal trainers actually is and that’s why we use ‘Honest Experience’. This is calculated literately in the amount of sessions delivered, this provides a fairer representation of the experience level of our trainers.

It’s worth noting that we only include sessions delivered with Kiss Fitness however it’s likely additional experience and sessions would have been achieved prior to work as Kiss Fitness. 

The ‘Honest Experience’ of all our trainers can be seen within their profile on our website. The number reflects the actual number of personal training sessions that have been delivered under the Kiss Fitness brand. This figure is updated monthly.

Get fit with Small Group Personal Training

We all know what personal training is, or at least we have a fair idea. Well personal training is not always conducted one to one, in fact it’s becoming popular to train in small groups of 3 to 6 people. This has some oblivious advantages including reduced cost, great fun, opportunity to workout with your friends or other like minded individuals together with the close attention of your trainer.

A group personal training session can have all the benefits you’d imagine form a regular personal training session, you’ll train towards your goal, you’ll be motivated, your technique will be observed and corrected and not to mention the inert motivational factor of working out in a group, helping each other, being social and having fun. 

Share the costs and the benefits with your group

This form of training is now the go-to method for most gyms who’s trainers have struggled to convert members to one to one sessions, small group personal training sessions can be seen taking place at most large gym chains. The good news is you don’t need to join a large gym chain as you local trainer will help you out, except they’ll come to you, bring all the kit and save you bags of time. These are a couple of the reasons why mobile personal training itself is so poplar and if you train together, even more so, the financial saving alone will make you smile ear to ear. 
Group Training is excellent for getting into shape for a wedding, grab your bridesmaids, mother, mother in law and workout towards your special life moment, it will be worth it to look amazing your your wedding day! 

How does it work?

Grab your friends, get a group and discuss what it is you would like to achieve. You’ll then be ready to talk to your local trainer, the first step is a free consultation. The trainer will find out about your exercise history, goals and a health MOT assessment. From there all you need to do is turn up! Your trainer will plan and deliver your sessions according to your goals.
Group personal training sessions will be varied, different equipment utilising some of the most advanced tried and tested training techniques, motivated by both the trainer and your group. Being accountable to your trainer and within a group is hugely motivational, you’ll not only feel accountable to your trainer, but also your group. Think of the time saved normally wasted travailing to a gym as your trainer will come to you, no hassle, just get ready to exercise.
Find out more about Group Personal Training here.

If you have tried small group personal training, feel free to leave a comment and share your experience, regardless if you are a Kiss Fitness customer or not, we’re on a mission to get the world healthier and happier. 

We are migrating our blog

Our current blog is hosted on Blogger at blog.kiss-fitness.co.uk, we are currently in the process of unifying our blog content into our existing website. The Kiss Fitness blog is now located at https://www.kiss-fitness.co.uk/resources/blog. The old blog domain will remain live however we advise our subscribes to update their RSS feeds to the new page. New content will not be posted to Blogger from now on, all new content will be posted directly on our new blog.


#Starcember 2015 Exercise Challenge

Introducing the #STARcember Kiss Fitness monthly exercise challenge, this month were going to be doing Star Jumps, also known as Jumping Jacks. We thought the STAR was appropriate for the time of year, this challenge starts off with a moderate intensity at 150 Star Jumps coming down to 100 and then back up again heading towards New Years Eve. We’ve given you Christmas Day off, you can thank us later!

Our monthly exercise challenges are designed to get you moving on a daily basis with the prmise that you don’t need to do much to start! You just need to start and with this simple exercise challenge, you can do just that. 

The Star Jump (Jumping Jack)

Photo of a Star Jump

For this challenge there are three levels of intensity you can choose from starting with a one leg star jump to a regular star jump and up to an explosive star jump. The star jump is a very metabolic full body exercise, it incorporates the whole body with lower and upper body movements recruiting multiple muscle groups and you’ll feel the cardiovascular affect on the heart for a full body metabolic exercise.

Half  Star Jump

This beginner exercise is low impact and a great start for those with bad knees or new to exercise.
  • From standing step out to one side with one leg
  • Simultaneous raise both arms to horizontal or above.
  • Bring the foot back to start and repeat with opposite leg.
  • Continue in this fashion for the desired amount of repetitions.

Star Jumps (Jumping Jacks)

The star jump is a simple aerobic training exercise involving jumping in a “star” jump fashion, this exercise is also known as a Jumping Jack.
  • Start with 2 feet together.
  • Jump out astride so your feet are about 1 and half times hip width apart.
  • At the same time raise your arms lateral to shoulder height or more.
  • Jump back in to the start position while simultaneously lower your hands to the original position.
  • Repeat for the desired amount of repetitions.

Explosive Star Jumps

The variation of a regular star jump is the Explosive Star Jump, this exercise adds a plyometric and power action to this exercise creating more intensity.
  • Start with 2 feet together.
  • Tuck down and wrap arms around knees or hands to feet.
  • Explosively Jump out into a star shape.
  • As you return land with feet together and tuck down to the original start position.
  • Use the stretch reflex to push immediately back up in the Explosive Star Jump.
  • Repeat for the desired amount of repetitions.

#STARcember Monthly Targets for 2015

 Kiss Fitness December Starcember Challenge 2015

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Don’t forget to let us know how you’re doing on Twitter with #STARcember, get moving this bust holiday month and don’t let your exercise routine slip. Stay active!

#Lungevember 2015 Exercise Challenge

Now, before you mention it. We know we’ve stitched too odd words together but we kinda like it, we think it works and we’re sticking with it, just like you will be when you join us and lunge through November.

Our Lungevember monthly challenge will get you lunging, it’s one of the most fundamental exercises, its tough and it’s effective. 

As we are heading towards Christmas, this is a great challenge to tone up the bum and thighs. The Lunge exercise recruits the gluteus maximus, quadriceps & hamstrings. There are also plenty of lunge variations to make the exercise easier or harder or just add a little variety. 


The Exercise

Our challenge will feature the forward lunge exercise, each single lunge counts as one and you will notice the targets goes up in even numbers by two a day. This progressive challenge starts off with a very manageable 6 but will be testing your endurance towards the end of the month with 66 lunges. If you are a beginner or new to exercise, stick with the regular forward lunge, for more experienced participants you can add weight in the form of dumbbells or a barbell depending on your level of competency and what you have available.

Lungevember Target Guide

Kiss Fitness November Lunge Challenge 2015 Lungevember

How to Lunge


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