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Monthly Archives: June 2019

  1. Why messaging around perfect body image has to change

    Phill Wright is a health and fitness educator, coach and mentor who sits on the expert panel for REPs.

    He has written a passionate plea to gyms and fitness professionals, calling for a radical change in what he deems is the pervasive practice of promoting unrealistic body ideals, and for those working in the sector to consider the potential physical, psychological and emotional repercussions of pushing clients towards achieving the ‘body beautiful’.

    The sentiments expressed are Phill’s own. REPs appreciates this is an emotive topic and that everyone will have their own distinct views, covering a wide spectrum of opinion.

    Do you agree with Phill’s thought-provoking blog – that there is too much focus on quick wins, which can lead to clients’ vulnerabilities being exploited

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  2. Shout-out to the Dance Fitness boom

    It’s a fact that “Dance Fitness” or “Dance-Based Fitness” group exercise classes are more popular than ever.

    Health clubs, leisure groups and dance schools are adding these alternative classes to their timetables due to popular demand.

    Dance-based fitness classes bring the world of fitness and dance together and capture a market of clientele who recognize the importance of both mental and physical health benefits.

    Attending a regular group exercise Dance Fitness class builds strength, increases stamina, reduces stress, improves co-ordination and confidence, provides social interaction, develops flexibility and boosts weight loss.

    So whether it’s the fun social interaction, exercising without knowing you are exercising or the stimulation and feeling of achievement of learning a dance skill that you’ve always wanted to do or used to enjoy as a ch

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  3. It’s Elementary, Coaching is the Secret to Physical and Mental Well-being

    We massively undervalue coaches in this country. They take on many guises and go by many names but, whatever the moniker, a good coach will have a meaningful and measurable impact on people’s lives. Coaching is a catalyst for positive change; the magic ingredient on a journey towards personal success and fulfilment. Yet coaches do not get the public acclaim or attention they deserve.

    Which is why REPs leapt at the opportunity to become an official partner of Coaching Week, joining forces with UK Coaching to shine a spotlight on coaching’s instrumental role in helping to create the conditions for individuals, groups and communities to thrive.

    In the health and fitness industry, every bit as much as the sport sector, coaching is an essential element. Carbon may be the building-block of life, but coaching is the cement th

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