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Leading fitness equipment supplier and manufacturer Precor has unveiled the Precor Coaching Centre, to help guide and educate both customers and fitness professionals.

The new destination area offers a wealth of web-based information and tips to help fitness professionals and exercisers optimise their workouts, and ensure operators get the most value out of their equipment. This regularly updated content is available online at www.precor.com/en-gb/coaching-centre

The Precor Coaching Centre features three main sections, targeted at fitness professionals, operators and exercisers. For fitpros,the online centre explains how PTs can use Precor equipment in new ways to help clients stay engaged while having fun. Content includes a series of three minute trainer tip videos on core training, High Impact Interval Training (HIIT) workouts and AMT coaching, along with downloadable workout templates and coaching guides.

For operators, the content is all about providing educational resources for staff. This includes a dedicated Fitness Professionals Area, Precor Education Onboarding Checklist (a guide to key educational resources available on each product) and Precor Product Tutorials. There’s also resources that operators can use as blogs on their own websites, covering everything from trend-based workouts, nutrition and sleep recommendations, to Precor product tutorials for members.

Exercisers can also gain from the new coaching centre as Precor-recommended workouts in both video and PDF format deliver fresh perspectives and training tips that help exercisers stay engaged. Frequently updated featured workouts provide a results-oriented variety of plans. This section also features ‘Get to know our equipment’ tutorials which show how to use each machine correctly, and inform which muscles are being trained.

Find out more at www.precor.com

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CYQ comp 2013

2013 Competition Winners 

We are delighted to be partnering with CYQ at this year’s Fitness Trainer of the Year Competition, which will be taking place at St. George’s Park on the 1 May 2014. The competition winners will be recognised and rewarded through receiving a REPs membership, insurance and a goody bag.

The CYQ Fitness Trainer Competition is a skills competition for students of the fitness industry. Delivered in collaboration with British Colleges Sport (BCS), the competition celebrates the excellence of fitness instructors and personal trainers educated within further education colleges across the UK.

All finalists involved will be competing to become the UK's top fitness trainers in the following categories:

  • Level 2 Gym Instructor
  • Level 2 Exercise to Music Instructor
  • Level 3 Personal Trainer

Here’s what our Head of Membership Greg Small had to say about the competition:

“We are delighted to be supporting these young, up and coming professionals in their careers. By recognising these professionals, we are offering them the best start to their careers as they look to enhance the health and fitness of the nation. This competition is a fantastic opportunity for aspiring professionals to make their mark in the industry and we’d like to take this moment to wish everyone involved the very best of luck.”

The finalists

Level 2 Fitness Instructor – Gym

Name College
Liam Swan College of West Anglia
Hannah Palk Brockenhurst College
Amy Davis Cornwall College (St. Austell)
Chris Wood Darlington College
Gareth Jones West Cheshire College
Kathyrn Ingles Warwickshire College
Jake Rock Grimsby College
Stephen Donnelly South West College, NI

 

Level 2 Fitness Instructor – Exercise to Music

Name College
Jack Colbourne Brockenhurst College
Deborah Terry Truro and Penwith College
Ross Jarvis Warwickshire College

Level 3 Personal Trainer

Name College
Philip Lant College of West Anglia
Callum Green South Downs College
Holly Walsh Cornwall College (St. Austell)
Ross Pickersgill Redcar and Cleveland College
Alex Bruce North Warks & Hinckley College

So what will the judges be looking for?

All finalists have already successfully completed an online test and personal statement. The personal statements’ score will be added to the marks achieved at the finals.

Each competition requires the competitors to gather information about their client/s, within an agreed time frame and instruct their session to published criteria. The Level 3 Personal Trainer also requires a progressive plan to be written within timed conditions.

The judges will be observing, amongst many things, the ability of the competitor to relate to their client/s, and the quality of the competitor’s instructional and motivational skills. Plus, they will be judged on their ability to work in a pressurised, time sensitive and professional environment whilst maintaining excellent levels of customer care.

From all at REPs, we’d like to wish everyone taking part the very best of luck.

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