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Monthly Archives: September 2014

  1. Square pegs and round holes; The Challenge of the Fitness Industry


    The REPs National Convention blog series continue. Following on from the announcement of Paralympian Anna Turney delivering the keynote on day two and the contribution of Belrobics, we now are treated to Paul Russell from THE FIT BOX, who shares his thoughts with REPs.

    So anyway, it turns out that the fitness industry is a round hole. And it’s a really exiting round hole, made up of really cool things, and full of really fun people, wearing really tight shorts.

    The good thing about it being a round hole, is that those of us that choose to work in the fitness industry, just so happen to be round pegs. This is ace, because essentially it means we are the perfect fit.

    Round hole,

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  2. COMPETITION - A show of power


    Power Plate® vibration training has long been recognised as a highly effective element to gym-based training.  Now it’s time for personal trainers to take Power Plate to the next level and literally shake up their clients’ workouts by combining whole body vibration training with resistance training using functional equipment. 

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  3. Help celebrate National Fitness Day

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    As exercise professionals it our role to inspire others to get active but to also enjoy it, which is why we are fully supportive of National Fitness Day and highly encourage our members to get involved in the free taster sessions which will be happening right across the country on Friday 26th September. National Fitness Day is the largest celebration of physical activity in the UK, the nation will become a hive of activity as thousands of people don their exercise gear and flock to gyms, health clubs, leisure centres and parks around the country to take part in free ‘Power Half Hour’ exercise events.

    Run by not-for-profit health body ukactive, National Fitness Day sees the health and active lifest

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  4. Technology is the future: REPs partners with Timely

    We are very pleased to announce that we have selected Timely as the recommended business software supplier for our members. This software provides fitness businesses with a range of features that will directly improve the way you operate.

    Timely is appointment scheduling software that launched to a global audience in 2012, and has since developed a strong customer base within the fitness industry.

    Being cloud-based, Timely is affordable for the sole business owner and offers a range of features. With an initial 30 day free trial available, it is possible to try before you buy and have a good look around the system to make sure it suits you and your business. Plans start at only £15 a month for an individual and an additional £5 for every extra employee (or you may wish to consider the £60 offer that covers an unlimited number of staff). If you are currently using pen and paper, you will make that mo

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  5. Belrobics to present at REPs National Convention in October

    Jenny Muhlwa Belrobics

    With the REPs National Convention drawing ever closer, Belrobics’ very own Jenny Muhlwa guest blogs for REPs ahead of her group fitness workshop on Thursday 2nd October at 15:00

    As Leisure Industry Week approaches, it can be a time to reflect on how fit we are as a nation.

    According to the Department of Health 2011 Start Active, Stay Active report, only 28% of women in England are reaching the recommended levels of physical activity. But why? Why, when fitness has become so accessible are there still such low levels of activity in this group?

    This is a question Belrobics wanted to tackle. We wanted to help women to start being active, stay hea

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  6. Paralympic Skier Anna Turney set to be keynote speaker at REPs National Convention

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    We are delighted to announce that the second Keynote speaker at our National Convention, taking place on the 2nd October, will be double Winter Paralympic Skier Anna Turney.

    With a successful career so far competing at both the Vancouver and Sochi Winter Games, Anna will be speaking about her journey to the Paralympics and her gruelling training. As a world class athlete Anna will also discuss with REPs members how they can they develop their business, training and knowledge by adapting to access and inclusivity issues.

    Speaking to REPs here's what Anna had to say:

    "Speaking at the REPs National Convention is fantastic opportunity for me to engage with qualified Personal Trainers that meet National Occupational Standards."

    She continued

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