Toggle Nav

Monthly Archives: June 2015

  1. 70% of fitpros have a passion for their job

    REPS NEWS PIC04

    A passion for fitness is the main reason people choose to work in the fitness industry according to findings from the Working in Fitness Survey 2015. The survey, conducted by SkillsActive and the Exercise, Movement and Dance Partnership (EMDP), surveyed the 35,000 members of the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) which works to support, develop and unite the brightest and best fitness professionals in the UK.

    The Working in Fitness Survey revealed that 70% of fitness professionals want to work in the fitness industry because they have a genuine passion for fitness. In fact, over 50% of respondents love what they do so much that they decided to come into the fitness industry from a completely different sector.

    The survey also

    Read more »
  2. Bio-Synergy search for the UK's best PT

    REPS NEWS PIC02

    Do you have what it takes to be the best in your field? Popular sports nutrition brand Bio-Synergy are providing the perfect opportunity for personal trainers to elevate their careers to new heights with their exclusive competition to find the number one personal trainer in the UK. Part of their coveted Bio-Synergy PT Programme, the competition will be launching at this years Fitpro event in London in association with fitness-centric title Personal Trainer Magazine.

    To enter this career-changing competition, all PTs need to do is email makeithappen@bio-synergy.co.uk where they will then be directed to a sign up page. To com

    Read more »
  3. upmysport receives £1m in funding

    REPS NEWS PIC01

    upmysport, the platform designed to make it easier for people to meet recommended sport and fitness instructors in their area, has announced a successful seed round of fundraising totalling £1m. The round was led by private investors working in partnership with Government backed investment fund, the Angel CoFund.

    Founded in early 2013 with a vision to be home to the best instructors in Europe, upmysport is designed to meet the need for a simple, digitally-based service for arranging sessions with reliable instructors in a chosen activity. The service allows you to browse through and book into private sessions or courses, updating your phone diary and taking payment in just one click. Users can also create a shortlist of their favourite instructors for easy future

    Read more »
  4. UK’s top calisthenics athlete to lead session at FitPro LIVE

    Stephen Hughes Landers, the UK’s #1 ranked calisthenics athlete, is bringing calisthenics and street workout to FitPro LIVE for the first time. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn about the training methodologies of this exciting new sport from the country’s best practitioner. In this practical workshop Stephen will demonstrate the progressions and regressions needed to master the most iconic calisthenics move, the muscle up. Stephen will also provide details of his REPs accredited one-day Calisthenics for Fitness Professionals workshop, worth 6 CPD points, designed in partnership with training provider Sideways 8 Training.

     

     

    There’s sti

    Read more »
  5. PHYSICAL COMPANY TAKES IT TO THE EXTREME AT FITPRO LIVE 2015

    Video Set 5162

    With just three weeks to go FitPro Live (9th and 10th July) is set to be a highlight for industry professionals wanting to develop their skills and find out the latest industry news. There will be a wide range of sessions and talks on offer, aiming to inspiring and engage visitors.

     

     

    A leader in forward-thinking fitness,Physical Company is delivering a range of highly energetic sessions for visitors at this year’s FitPro LIVE. UK master trainer Kelly Edwards will present two high-intensity classes – 3D XTREMETM and BOSU® On The

    Read more »
  6. Precor reveal online coaching centre

    REPS NEWS PIC03

    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 incl

    Read more »
  7. The lion, the tourist and the tour guide

    Following on from my recent blog about information overload, I wanted to share the following story, told to me by one of my mentors a few years ago when I was feeling overwhelmed with the amount of I felt I needed to learn, wondering how I would ever know as much as those I looked up to.

    A brash tourist is on safari in Kenya. He asks his guide to take him to see a lion on his own so he can take photos up close.

    “No no”, says the guide, “lion does not like photos”.

    But the tourist insists he wants to get close to a lion and nags the guide until eventually he agrees to take him.

    Before they set off, the guide takes a small rucksack from his truck and slings it on his back. The tourist briefly wonders what&

    Read more »
  8. PERSONAL TRAINERS GET READY: LIFE FITNESS STARTS SEARCH FOR THE WORLD’S BEST

    Nomination Phase Now Open for Fifth Annual Personal Trainers to Watch Competition

     

    ROSEMONT, ILL., JUN. 1, 2015 – Today, Life Fitness, the global leader in commercial fitness equipment manufacturing, kicked off its search for the world’s best Personal Trainers to Watch. In partnership with leading global fitness organizations, including the International Confederation of Registers for Exercise Professionals (ICREPs), EuropeActive, Life Fitness Academy and the American Council on Exercise® (ACE®), the fifth annual Personal Trainers to Watch program recognizes and rewards elite trainers around the world who embody the same passion and commitment to the profession as Life Fitness. Nominations will be collected from June 1-July 15, and the top

    Read more »