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Monthly Archives: November 2014

  1. New entry point to REPs and changes to Exercise to Music category

    We are delighted to announce a new entry point onto the register with the inclusion of Level 2 Exercise, Movement and Dance qualifications. This decision has been made to reflect the growing popularity of, and participation in, dance based exercise classes.

    Commenting on the new entry point, Head of Membership Greg Small said:

    “With the growing popularity of danced based exercises classes, I am delighted that we are now able to offer this as a point of entry for Level 2 qualifications to the Register.”

    The practicalities of this change is that the current Exercise To Music category will be renamed Group Exercise and will encompass those members with either the traditional Exercise To Music qualification or the new Exercise, Movement and Dance qualification. The certificate you receive from your training provider will still say Exercise to Music or Exercise, Movement and Dance, the

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  2. Increase productivity on the move with these three tips

    As some of you may already know, and for those who don’t I run, my courses and a couple of other businesses on the move (mainly from coffee shops!).

    As long as I have my trusty backpack and wifi then I can work from anywhere in the world. This gives me a lot of freedom with time, location and working around other commitments however there are days when it is very easy to get distracted and even more so as a society we are becoming more and more connected via social media, email and the myriad of other different methods of communication.

    So here are my top three tips if you are working on the move but they are also applicable to most working environments.

    1) Delete emails and socia

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  3. REPs supports the launch of EMD Academy’s New Training Grant

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    REPs are delighted to fully support the Exercise, Movement and Dance (EMD) Academy’s launch of their new training grant opportunity - the Open Bursary Scheme. The scheme aims to offer financial support to passionate individuals hoping to train or develop their career in teaching Exercise, Movement and Dance.


    Commenting on the launch, Head of Memberships for REPs, Greg Small said:


    “In the current financial climate, it’s fantastic that the Exercise, Movement and Dance Academy have launched new bursary scheme as it means those who perhaps couldn’t afford to take up a qualification now can.”

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  4. New resource guide: Planning a website for your fitness business

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    We’re excited to announce the launch of a brand new resource guide, Taking your fitness business online.

    Creating a website for your fitness business does not have to be a complex project. The website experts at Yola have created this handy resource guide that is packed with helpful advice on how to plan and launch your business online.

    Whether you are looking to hire a designer or create a website yourself, this resource guide will provide you with all the tips and tricks you need to make a successful fitness website. From domains to search engine optimisation and image selection and content, planning your website can be easy and fun. This guide provides step-by-step instruction on:

    • Online personas - Write website copy that resonates with y

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  5. Creative partnerships: Promoting physical activity by stealth

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    REPs are delighted to be endorsing the British Heart Foundation National Centre’s annual national conference, which is taking place on Thursday 20th November at the Heritage Motor Centre in Warwickshire.

    This year’s conference will be taking a look at the concept of stealth interventions and exploring how the latest research, theory and practice can be applied to the promotion of physical activity. REPs members will be able to gain 3 CPD point by attending, so please make sure you provide your membership number when booking.

    SkillsActive’s Head of Professional Development Tom Bell said:

    “It’s fantastic to be e

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  6. How much personal training do clients need?

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    As a personal trainer, do you find that when you meet people for the first time, maybe at events or through friends, that as soon as they find out what you do you get a barrage of questions? "So what's the best exercise for your arms?", "how do you get a six-pack?", "does strawberry ice cream count as fruit?" (I was actually asked this once, and joking aside, it's a great example of how people cling to anything they can to make them feel better about their less than ideal habits).

    One of the questions that crops up frequently from potential clients is the amount of personal training you 'need'. "How many sessions is best?", "is twice per week enough?", "can you just do half hours to make it cheaper?"

    Often PTs make the mistake of trying too hard to give the client what they want (

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