to answer each..
i did my course at the AIF - australian institute of fitness, and there are people who disagree with the idea that you can do a course in just 12 weeks.. but i'll tell you now, it was the best experience i've ever had, wish i done it years ago, and i learned so much.
Sure there is more you could learn doing a bachelor of exercise science, but knowing limbs, bones etc is only half of becoming a trainer whether it be group or PT..
Also, at the AIF they teach you everything for each of the topics you asked..
PT, group exercise, and kid fitness, you even learn Mature age training.. so i'm not saying it's the only or best choice, but it was a great choice for me, and i loved every bit of it, and thank the AIF for all my new knowledge.
> Gal friday
hey, no sweat... well only if your training.. haha
..ahh yes, terrible joke..
Yeh look, no harm done, i understand i was in the wrong, but am here to redeem myself with all the help i can !
any fitness or health questions i can help you with..?
Now.. hmm.. tough one..
Breakfast is important.. thats for sure.. i love breakfast, and trust me when i worked alot.. i use to skip it to.. my old job that was, before being a PT..
vegies, well unless your like me where you grow up on vegies, cos your mother is Vegies nut.. it can be hard to get someone to just start liking them..
you can try small subliminal methods like putting vegies in other meals, like lasagne, casseroles.. etc.. and see if they eat them in there.. or just simply if you have it with a steak or fish etc.. try cover the vegies in a yummy creamy sauce.. may get them hooked..?
other than that.. it's all emotional and psychological reasons that cause someone not to eat certain foods.. and trying to understand those reasons can be tough..
took me years to like avocado.. dont know why.. cos i loved gaucamole.. get that??? but know i eat avo on everything, love it, it's actually a really good saturated fat source which is good for you, so hey, the more the merrier for me.. haha.
as far as water putting on weight.. havent heard that before..
the hardest thing it sounds like.. could be beating.. stubbornness..
a bad experience with one PT, means that one PT may not have done best by him.. but we're not all bad..
gym can be intimadating.. so finding another sport or activity he enjoys thats a little more constant moving than cricket, and no offense to cricketers..
like surfing, or swimming, maybe could you take him for little jogs around the place..? group activity can help to engage someone..
i'll try think of something for you, cos this is an important thing that he realises how Great it is to be fit and healthy, but to enjoy the outdoors, Live and experience things..
is there a mountain near you, you could go for a mountain Hike?
As far as the knee goes.. have you looked into Glucosamine?
i take it for my knee, but i get a powdered form from my local health food shop, its a little more potent than the tablets from a supermarket.. its great, orange flavoured.. take it with drinks, etc..
But strength training for that knee can help to.. if bones and joints are getting regular strength exercise that become a little weaker and more receptive to injury or pain..
If he could endure some exercises at home..
things like squats, jumpsquats.. could help.. i won't prescribe them for him though, cos i'm not sure how sore his knee is.. but you could maybe try the squats.. they are lower impact..
Anyway, keep in touch, and we'll see how we can try motivate him !