Why Gardening is Good for You

Have you ever considered that something as simple, rejuvenating, and fulfilling as gardening could also be good for your health?  Taking care of a garden can lead to much improved physical and mental health due to an increase in activity, elevated heart rate, stretching, and the use of many varying muscles.  And when you consider that you are producing the healthiest food you could eat, the payoff is even higher.  Read through this informative infographic provided by WhatShed to learn all the many benefits to your health by gardening.

What you need to start a career as a personal trainer

Thinking of becoming a personal trainer? Before you can think about this life change, there are many things you must do first.  You are required to obtain your Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications and also get REP insurance in order to work in the UK fitness sector.  Here are some things to consider before beginning your Personal Trainer course.

Ideal candidates must demonstrate preparedness and characteristics of these four things:

Interest – An ideal candidate will have interest in health and fitness. Without having an interest in health and fitness you will find less enjoyment in the courses content.

Communications skills – If you want to be a career as a personal trainer you should expect to communicate, a lot. Communication is integral to you career. You will be conversing with clients on a daily basis. You will also be conversing with many other people within the fitness industry.

Basic Knowledge – This is not mandatory but we would expect a candidate to have a basic knowledge of health and fitness. This is a minor continuation of point one. If you have interest you will also have some knowledge.

Physical ability – We aren’t asking you to be an olympian. However, if you want to pursue a career as a personal trainer you should expect yourself to be physically engaged on a daily basis. Your clients will look to you as an example of fitness. Show them why you are a good example.


If you believe that you embody these characteristic, you should be ready to begin your Personal Trainer course.

Our courses are ran by experience fitness professionals who will offer you the support and resources that you need to become a professional personal trainer. Our courses are accredited by REP (Register of Exercise Professionals) and awarded by Active IQ.


Origym is just one of the many service providers in the UK. If you want to hear what we offer, contact one our advisors for additional information.

13 Stretching Exercises for Wheelchair Users

KD Smart Chair has released an infographic that visualizes stretching exercises for wheelchair users. The stretching exercises provide benefits and can be done at any time with a doctor’s approval. The infographic provides specific directions on how to stretch gently to increase circulation and ease muscle tightness. Gain the benefits of stretching exercises and maintain range of motion throughout your lifetime.

Benefits of Stretching Exercises for Wheelchair Users

Studies have been conducted and proven worldwide that stretching exercises provide a variety of benefits to wheelchair users. Benefits include increased flexibility, improved circulation, stress relief, improved posture, enhanced coordination, increased energy levels, reduced muscle tension and joint range of motion.  Provided by SmartChair