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Monthly Archives: October 2014

  1. REPs at the OM Yoga Show

    OM Yoga

    Last Friday saw the Nation’s Yoga community came together for OM Yoga Show at Olympia, London.

    Our Compliance and Standards Manager Robert Wilkie was invited to speak at OM Yoga as part of The Accreditation Debate, along with representatives from British Wheel of Yoga (Paul Fox), CYQ (Lori Randall), Independent yoga network (Peter Yates), Yoga Alliance UK (Brandon Hartsell) and Yoga Scotland(Joy Charnley). &nbsp

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  2. #ShimmyingSelfie with Belrobics


    The winning photo - Gemma is the second from the left!

    As many of you know at the beginning of October we held our National Convention during LIW at the NEC in Birmingham. During the three day exhibition we ran a competition with the Belrobics team encouraging attendees to show us their shimmy and to share this online using #shimmyingselfie. So we asked Jenny Muhlwa, the Managing Director for Belrobics, to give us her thoughts about the day and to announce our winner!

    The alarm waking me at 5.30am told me to get ready for a fantastic day ahead where I would be shaking things up at Leisure Industry Week!

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  3. REPs launches largest Fitness Work-Force Survey in partnership with EMDP and SkillsActive

    working in fitness

    REPs, the Exercise, Movement and Dance Partnership (EMDP) and SkillsActive are delighted to be working in partnership to launch the Working in Fitness 2014 survey.

    Launching today (23rd October 2014), the Sport England supported Working in Fitness survey will remain open until 5th December.

    Commenting on this new partnership Head of Membership for REPs Greg Small said:

    “Working in Fitness will prove an invaluable tool as we continue to safeguard the public, ensure exercise professionals feel empowered to progress and that we can offer a structured career pathway to this committed group of professionals.

    “The best way to improve our understa

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  4. REPs member Rachel Hobbs in the final of Life Fitness Personal Trainers to Watch Competition

    Rachel Hobbs

    From all corners of the globe fitness professionals have been submitting their entries to Life Fitness’s Personal Trainers to Watch Competition, and whilst entrants may come from the United States to South Africa and New Zealand to right here in the UK, the Life Fitness top 10 Personal Trainers to Watch finalists are united in their commitment to exceptional leadership, client support, motivation and inspiration.

    The top 10 elite finalists, including REPs member Rachel Hobbs, will be meeting tomorrow at the DavidBartonGym – Astor Place in New York City to compete for the title of the world’s best Personal Trainer to Watch.

    On the eve of the final we spoke with Rachel, who has been a REPs member

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  5. What’s the most important thing to work on with your clients?

    pt help

    ‘Abs are made in the kitchen, but glutes are made in the gym’.

    The industry has long debated the relative importance of nutrition versus exercise when it comes to improvements in health and aesthetics (for the record, both are clearly key no matter what your goals), but there’s one key point that until recently we’ve overlooked:

    Those doing the debating are health and fitness enthusiasts.

    We’re the trainers, ‘gym bunnies’ and athletes who love exercise and nutritious food. We’re the motivated ones who don’t need any convincing. What about our clients? Or the people that aren’t even working

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  6. REPs at #LIW2014 & the REPs National Convention


    Well it certainly has been a few days for all of the team here at REPs!

    First of all we’d just like to say thank you to all of our incredible guest speakers and presenters over the past two days here at the REPs National Convention, which was hosted by LIW, and an even bigger thank you to all of our members who made the trip up to Birmingham.

    In case you were unable to attend not to worry we thought we’d give you a bit of an update of what happened.

    Day one of the REPs National Convention was kick started with our very own Head of Membership Greg Small, who gave our introduct

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