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  1. HIIT and LIIT – The new power combo

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    High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is something of a buzzword at the moment – and rightly so. Highly popular* and results driven, the American College of Sports Medicine states that the benefits of HIIT include increased aerobic and anaerobic fitness, lowered blood pressure, improved cardiovascular health and insulin profiles, and a reduction in abdominal fat and body weight while maintaining muscle mass. And with new workouts and studios launching with increasing regularity, HIIT appears to be a trend that is still very much on the rise.

    However, with many HIIT sessions offering not just a high-intensity but also a high-impact workout, there is a growing need within the industry for alternative, lower-impact options, as a means of providing suitable classes for clients of all fitness levels. It is also imp

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  2. Let’s make this perfectly clear: The difference between qualifications and CPD courses

    We all do courses and training to improve our knowledge and skills, but what do these terms mean? Do they result in you being appropriately qualified to teach the new skill to your clients and customers? Tom Bell, Director of PD:Approval, with experience of endorsing REPs-recognised training for over 12 years, will tell you everything you need to know about choosing the appropriate piece of training…

    In the course of our work as the endorsement body for REPs, we come across many fitness professionals, training providers, employers and general public who are unclear about the difference between a qualification and a piece of continuing professional development (CPD) training, or indeed realis

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  3. REPs launches new website

    As some of you may have already noticed, we have updated the REPs website. The new site offers a more refreshed, modernised look and feel as well as making the time spent on the site more enjoyable.

    We caught up with SkillsActive Head of Digital, Doug Burtenshaw, who gave us a little insight on the site update.

    In a newly structured team, Doug leads on all things digital at REPs, and you will be sure to see the impact of his role over the coming months.

    Why has the REPs website been updated?

    Primarily, user Journeys needed to be improved. We needed to make sure that when people visited the site, they could get what they need as quickly as possible.

    The new site is a lot more compact, and there is a clearer focus on finding the information quickly.

    What can REPs members expect from the new site?

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