Welcome to OFE - Outdoor fitness education

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London's fitness industry is continuously growing and expanding with opportunities avaiable to suit all levels and budgets

The fitness industry is continuously growing and expanding and, as result, there are a wealth of training and education providers offering relevant courses and qualifications. At Love Fitness Education, we are committed to providing the most relevant and up to date programmes, the highest quality of teaching, and the most supportive and inclusive learning environment.

As well as employing only industry experts, we also ensure that our range of courses and qualifications are credible and recognised across the fitness industry and beyond. We believe that this is vital in order for you to reach your full potential and advance in your career as quickly as possible. Our courses are Central YMCA Qualifications (CYQ) approved and are recognised by Skills Active. In addition to this, all of our courses and qualifications are Internationally Recognised Qualifications and are also recognised by the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs).

As well as delivering your fitness based qualification, we also try our very best to ensure that you leave our care fully confident and qualified and with the best possible chance of securing a role in your chosen environment. For this reason, we incorporate a social media marketing module into a number of our programmes along with interview skills and CV workshops.

We work with a number of partners, both within the fitness industry and from further afield, in order to ensure you have the best possible chance of progression. Love Fitness Education is associated with both Nuffield Health and Virgin Active, meaning a guaranteed interview is available to you if you wish to work within one of their clubs.

Run a mile a week and stay healthy

As fitness is acquired, efficiency of ventilating the lungs improves. Indeed, much of the feeling of being in shape is due to the reduced respiratory distress during exercise. Once fitness is acquired, less lung ventilation is required per unit of oxygen absorbed by the body. In other words, you are required to breathe smaller volumes of air into the lungs in order to meet the body s oxygen requirement This usually means fewer breaths are taken per minute, lessening the stress on the respiratory muscles to ventilate the lungs.

Sometimes a form of respiratory distress relief occurs momentarily during a hard exercise session and is called second wind . Although the exact physiological basis for this phenomenon is not fully understood, a relief in the breathing process is one of the most often mentioned factors. Second wind is not confined to the beginning exerciser; it may occur at any level of fitness and at any time during an exercise session. It may occur in the easiest of training sessions and bypass you during the toughest sessions or vice versa.

Many runners have asked if there is a best pattern for breathing while running. Should one breathe through the nose or the mouth? Although most runners report breathing in a rhythm with their strides (breathing in on two strides and out on two strides), the best way is the most comfortable way for each individual. There are many patterns which result in breathing frequencies between 3o and 5o times per minute for runners exercising at the same pace. As for the passage of air into the lungs, breathing through the nose and mouth provides the maximum amount of air flow. There is no danger of freezing the lungs in cold weather since the air is warmed and moistened by the time it reaches the voice box. Again, the pattern of breathing = is an individual matter and the most comfortable pattern for you is the best one

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