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Monthly Archives: September 2018

  1. Highlighting #GreatCoaching on National Fitness Day

    'You need to get fit, stay fit and live fit’. Those are the messages we see every day. But for many of us, it’s really difficult to squeeze physical activity into our busy lives.

    We need motivations. Not just a reason to get active, but a reason to stay active. It is important for everybody who is part of the coaching family to understand this.

    The NHS states that leading a healthy lifestyle can reduce the risk of developing major illnesses, lower the risk of early death by 30%, while it champions the role of physical activity in helping you lead a healthier and happier life.

    We can also need assistance in getting and staying active. That’s where #GreatCoaching comes in.

    Great coaching encourages people to be more active, more often.


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  2. The Level 2 Group Training Qualification – the new way to train as a group exercise instructor

    EMD UK is the national governing body for group exercise and 2018 we conducted the National Fitness Survey1 which showed that group exercise now attracts 4.86 million participants every week. That’s a growth of 1 million participants compared to the same study conducted in 20161.

    What this demonstrates is that group exercise contributes significantly to the fitness sector and the growth shows no signs of slowing down. When you consider that there is still an estimated 11.5 million2 people in England that are inactive, ensuring group exercise delivers a quality experience that engages with all ages, abilities and interests is of major importance.

    As professionals that stand at the front of every group exercise class, instructors must know and understand how to plan and prepare a class, give clear instructions on

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  3. The Big One 2018

    This promises to be a rip-roaring day packed full of amazing fitness sessions.

    Hosted by world class presenters, including group fitness participants, instructors, personal trainers and clients, it is for anyone and everyone who loves fitness and takes place on Saturday 22 September at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield.

    Tickets are priced at £30 and bookings can be made through event organisers Chrysalis Promotions.

    The day offers 2 REPs CPD points and has been endorsed by PD:Approval, and will feature its “New Talent” team – a group of newly-endorsed providers showcasing their innovative new programmes.

    PD:Approval – the independent quality assurance organisation appointed to kitemark educa

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