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”
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Two of North East England’s most promising boxers have been preparing for separate fights in soaring temperatures at the University of Sunderland. Super-lightweight Darren Surtees, 24, along with Commonwealth title holder Glenn Foot, 30, both sweated it out in the University’s pioneering heat chamber, in preparation for their bouts. The chamber, housed in the … [Read more...] about Boxers turn up the heat in University of Sunderland training chamber
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
As the build up to Wimbledon gets underway the debate over women playing fewer sets than men in Grand Slam tennis has been raised once again by researchers who say the ‘unfair, outdated’ practice reinforces gender stereotypes and should be called out. Currently women play the best of three-set-matches instead of five at major tournaments like men. Dr Paul Davis at the … [Read more...] about Is it Defensible for Women to Play Fewer Sets than Men in Grand Slam Tennis?