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Shoulder injuries are common not only in the sporting arena but in the health and fitness environment as well. Recent research by Kolber et al (2013) found a significant association between doing exercise in the ‘high-5’ position and anterior shoulder instability leading to a range of common shoulder injuries. The high-5 position (or ‘at risk position’ as it is otherwise known) is when there is 90° or more of shoulder abduction and 90° or more…
Life Fitness has opened nominations for its world’s best Personal Trainers to Watch competition, in partnership with the International Confederation of Registers for Exercise Professionals (ICREPs), EuropeActive, Life Fitness Academy and the American Council on Exercise® (ACE®).   We are delighted to be supporting this year’s competition and highly encourage our members to take part, as many of you may remember that REPs member Kim Ingleby one the coveted prize last year.   Now in…
As part of our ongoing commitment to our members and the services we provide, we are delighted to announce that REPs will be working in partnership with AddMore to provide a fantastic range of discounts and offers to our members. Brands include Virgin Media, Sainsbury's and House of Fraser just to name a few! Greg Small, Head of Membership for REPs commented: "It is important for us to reward and recognise the commitment our members have…
With the latest statistics showing that two in three adults in England are now overweight  the New weight loss guidelines for the NHS in England will advise people to "lose a little and keep it off" for life. Our Head of Membership for REPs Greg Small gave us his thoughts on the latest guidelines, “With 64% of the nation now overweight, GPs have an important role in referring patients to exercise programmes and professionals who…
We are delighted to launch our South East Convention 2014 programme. Our keynote presentations from leading speakers are: Friday 18th July - A superb panel of obesity experts from Nutracheck.co.uk Dr Ian Campbell and nutritionist Dr Janet Aylott, will be answering questions Saturday 19th July - GB Olympic swimmer, now Personal Trainer, Kate Haywood Workshops sessions will be delivered by: British Association for Cardic Prevention and Rehabilitation (BACPR) CHEK Europe Dr Dane Vishnubala Eventbrite Evolve…
When working a busy schedule, juggling commitments and giving your all too each client, it is all too easy to push thoughts of your own professional development to one side. However, it is worth thinking about yourself and your development as a practitioner and an individual. This is where CPD training can help by letting you pursue the areas that interest you in more depth, developing your career in the direction you want it to…
The winners of the CYQ/BCS Fitness Trainer Competition have been announced after an exciting national final at the prestigious home of the FA, St George’s Park on 1 May 2014. REPs would like to give a huge congratulations to this year’s winners and we were delighted to be involved in this year’s competition by offering the winners free membership on to the Register.   There were 15 finalists in total who competed in three categories, Level…
Today (2nd April 2014), the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) has launched its brand new website to assist exercise professionals with their qualification and career development.  The new site, exclusively available to members of the Register, contains a wealth of information about professional development, qualifications and advice for running and marketing businesses for all exercise professionals.  With REPs members having public profiles on the website, the new Members’ Area will enable members to keep their…
REPs is delighted to be partnering with the European Commission on a new two year project, European Fitness Inclusion Training for Work, which will equip fitness professionals with the sufficient knowledge, competence and skill to work with people with disabilities in fitness environments. The initiative is led by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Chair in Inclusive Physical Education, Sport, Fitness & Recreation, and is also being delivered in partnership with the…
The second year in a row the Register for Exercise Professionals was represented with a stand at the Vitality Show in London.   It is the UK’s largest health, beauty and fitness event which takes place at Earls Court. We had a fantastic team of qualified personal trainers consulting the public and providing them with inspiration, encouragement and help for healthy lifestyle choices. In a competition we gave away personal training sessions for the visitors…
Last month saw the REPs Welsh Convention take place in Cardiff.   The day was filled with a variety of activities including, 12 different workshops and an update from REPs Registrar Jean Ann Marnoch, who gave an in-depth view of the achievements and changes over the last year. The convention also heard from Weight Loss Guru Pete Cohen. Pete engaged the audience in a discussion about ‘Obesity – An Un-tapped Fitness Market’, bringing a new…
Being a member of the Register of Exercise Professionals has many benefits including; industry credibility and personal development and increasingly more member benefits. These services are constantly being upgraded and improved in order to maintain the high standards of our offering.    Having conducted an internal audit, and a full review of processes, we sought independent VAT advice from two experts. Both concluded REPs does not sit outside of the scope of VAT. The standard…
IMPORTANT IMFORMATION   Changes to PPL's Exercise Tariff to take effect from 1st May 2013   After four years of negotiation, PPL and the Fitness Industry Association (FIA) have reached agreement to reform PPL's Exercise tariff, which covers the use of recorded music in fitness classes.   The changes will impact both the fees and the way the tariff operates. From 1 May 2013, the sole responsibility for holding a PPL licence for group exercise…
The European Health & Fitness Association (EHFA) invite you to participate in the first European survey that will help to predict the skills they will need to develop the fitness sector over the coming years to encourage MORE PEOPLE to become MORE ACTIVE and MORE OFTEN. Please feel free to fill it in before 31st October. http://www.ehfa.eu.com/node/328
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