As we settle into the new year, many of us will be getting back into our regular fitness regime or at least attempting a new exercise programme. But as we set out to achieve our fitness goals, Sports and Exercise Science academic Morc Coulson urges caution in the latest edition of his acclaimed The Fitness Instructor’s Handbook and attempts to clear up common misconceptions … [Read more...] about Sports scientist busting the myths around exercise
Eating healthier, getting more exercise and saving money are the resolutions many of us make this coming New Year, but by February many of these goals start to disappear. However, one resolution health experts and the Government is keen we all stick to is getting far more exercise and leading a more active and healthy lifestyle. Morc Coulson, senior lecturer in health … [Read more...] about Zero to Hero…..But be Careful!
Personal trainers need to build a unique identity to stay one step ahead of the competition in an “industry that is becoming saturated”, according to a Sunderland academic. Morc Coulson, a senior lecturer at the University of Sunderland, has been involved in the health and fitness industry for the past 20 years, but says the market has become so overcrowded that … [Read more...] about ‘‘Portrait of a personal trainer”
The rising popularity of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) in recent years could put certain individuals at serious health risks, according to a North East academic whose scientific research has led him to update his handbook on the subject. Morc Coulson, a sports and exercise lecturer at the University of Sunderland, has been involved in the health and … [Read more...] about New book raises health concerns behind ‘fitness fad’ for high intensity workouts
New and updated, The Fitness Instructor’s Handbook, 3rd edition by Morc Coulson, is the essential guide for anyone working in, or wishing to enter, the fitness industry. Morc Coulson covers a variety of topics ranging from the skeletal system, muscles and tendons, and the energy system through to safety issues, planning and programme design and exercise evaluation. He offers … [Read more...] about The Fitness Instructor’s Handbook – The essential guide for fitness industry professionals