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Monthly Archives: March 2015

  1. Are you ever 100% ready to make a change?


    A potential client, Martin, calls me on the phone to ask how I could help him. Martin wants to lose around a stone he says, and improve his muscle definition. After explaining that the best way forward is for us to meet for a consultation (a free one I might add) so I can do an assessment and get a better idea of his goals, he explains he is looking at a number of personal trainers and doesn’t want to commit to anything yet.

    “Not a problem” I say, “there’s no obligation to sign up to anything”.

    I’m quite impressed he’s doing some research and commend him for putting some thought into his decision. But Martin is adamant he just wants a chat for now. So I

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  2. Maureen Chitty wins iPad after completing the Working in Fitness Survey

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    We are delighted to announce that REPs member Maureen Chitty has won an iPad after taking part in the ‘Working in Fitness Survey’ back in November. 
    Developed in partnership with The Exercise Movement & Dance Partnership (EMDP), the 2014 survey, which is the largest and most extensive of its kind, was open to the fitness industry’s entire workforce, and covered a host of key issues including:
    • Training
    • Career pathways
    • Earning potential
    • Professional development and much more.
    The Results of the survey are currently being analysed and will be announced over the coming weeks, so keep an eye out on our webs
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  3. Women united in the Fitness Industry: WIFE Conference


    “Are we part of the solution or are we part of the problem?”
    Jacqueline Hooton, WIFE Conference Founder

    Saturday 7th March marked a day for Women in the fitness industry. Thirteen women stood strong at the front of the Holiday Inn Guildford conference room sharing their stories, successes, business know how and most importantly their passion, so we sent along our very own Customer Experience Executive and Personal Trainer Raschique Narwan along to the event to find out more.

    The WIFE conference was a day dedicated to empower, motivate and encourage females working in the fitnes

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  4. New Entry point to REPs - Level 4 Strength and Conditioning

    REPs is proud to announce the introduction of the new Level 4 specialist category of Strength and Conditioning. It has been a long time in the making but now Level 3 Personal trainers that undertake training specific to S&C will now be recognised on the register. Strength and Conditioning is the physical and physiological development of athletes for elite sport performance, and the cross over from general public to athletes will provide a great transition for PT’s looking to make the leap into the athletic world of training.

    For those that have historically completed their S&C training a mapping form will be available for completion and assessed by REPs Compliance and Standards Manager Robert Wilkie

    Download the application form 

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  5. Celebrating Apprenticeships in the Fitness Industry #NAW2015



    Its day two of National Apprenticeship Week 2015 and REPs is has some great feedback to share, including the announcement of a brand new entry point to the register.

    We spoke to with 17 year old apprentice Spencer Ride, to find out how an apprenticeship has impacted his career and the difference it has made.

    Spencer is currently completing an apprenticeship in Level 3 Personal Training with Focus Training, one of SkillsActive’s endorsed Lead Provider’s. The apprenticeship offers Spencer the opportunity to combine learning the trade with studying the qualification.

    When asked what he has gained from his apprenticeship, Spencer said, “I’ve now g

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