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Monthly Archives: October 2015

  1. Kicking Cancer into Submission: new charity campaign exclusively for PTs

    Capitalising on the growing interest in Boxercise as a form of personal fitness, research charity Ovarian Cancer Action has launched a new fundraising campaign, Box 2 Beat Cancer, specifically for the Fitness industry.

    The campaign, which is endorsed by Apprentice finalist and award winning personal trainer - Katie Bulmer-Cooke, will see Personal Trainers and Boxercise instructors invited to become a Box 2 Beat Cancer Event Organiser and plan an event in their local area.

    The events, which are officially endorsed by partners Boxercise, will see participants partake in a gruelling 3 hour class by their Boxercise instructor, to raise much needed funds for Ovarian Cancer Action’s life-saving scientific research.


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  2. Is standing at your desk better than sitting?

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    You may not view your lifestyle as sedentary, however a combination of driving, sitting for periods of time at work or at home as well as sleeping, means that most people are off their feet for up to 21 hours each day.

    A recent study found that the world’s population could increase their life expectancy by two years if they reduce the amount of time spent sitting to less than three hours a day. Also another 1.38 years can be added by reducing television viewing to less than two hours a day. By sitting less you can live up to 3.38 years longer. The health benefits from sitting less are clear to see; those who sit for five or more hours in a working day have an increased risk of up to 34% for having heart failure than those who stand up more. Other risks inclu

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  3. 55% of gym going men reveal they watch what they eat

    Forget fast food and fast living, today’s men are working hard to embrace a healthier lifestyle.

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    According to research from natural supplement company Roar Ambition, 55% of those aged 18 to 24 are now actively watching what they eat in a bid to stay fit. As well as adopting a healthy diet, they’re turning to supplements for help too.

    The survey, which canvassed the views of 500 gym going males, concluded that men’s desire to look good is fuelling this new passion for healthy living. 55% of participants admitted to taking supplements regularly, with another 69% revealing they’d consider taking a natural option in future.

    31% of those surveyed said they hit the gym to help relieve stress, with

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  4. Have you ever taken a gym selfie?

    According to new research from The Gym Group, 38% of people aged 18-29 say they have taken a gym selfie, as social media accelerates an appetite for exercise. 

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    The Gym Group, one of the UK’s fastest growing gym chains, surveyed more than 1000 consumers and a sample of its membership base, to understand how people see fitness as part of their identity. The research emphasised the role that social media plays in getting us motivated about exercise, with more than one in three young Britons (37%) saying they follow health and fitness accounts and half (52%) revealing that posting their own sporting progress, or seeing their friends’ fitness updates (54%) motivates them to keep fit.

    The findings also showed an impressive appet

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  5. Matrix focuses on education with Lifetime link-up

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    Lifetime Training is partnering with Matrix Fitness to deliver its new Education Programme. The aim of the partnership is to provide Matrix customers with quality training and education so their fitness teams can provide an excellent member focused service to help improve client retention.

    Lifetime will provide a suite of REPs accredited courses. These will enable clubs and centres using Matrix equipment to ensure their team of trainers are fully educated in the delivery and execution of all major programmes, providing the best possible service to members and customers.

    With twenty years of experience in training, Matrix customers will benefit from Lifetime&rsq

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