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Setting up a fitness retreat

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Fitness retreats are booming, with many clients ditching their usual beach escapes for holistic health getaways. Could retreats add a profitable dimension to your PT or group exercise business? Olivia Hubbard investigates. Check out our recent blog for some more fitness holiday inspo http://www.fitpro.com/blog/find-your-active-holiday/ Paula Kerr, a fitness instructor and journalist, set up her fitness [...]

Disco Yoga

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Olivia Hubbard headed to The Hoxton Hotel in London’s Holborn to check out Disco Yoga. The question is: was it more glitter than fitness?   Another week, another fitness trend. The fitness industry is now as diverse as an office party. Although this class is in fact a party – there’s a serious disco playlist, glitter everywhere [...]

Recipes for Summer

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Simple, tasty, vegan and bursting with goodness. Recipes by Day Radley  Nutritional analysis by Linia Patel   About the chef Day Radley is a vegan personal chef and healthy cooking teacher. Every Sunday she teaches a recipe on The Vegan Sunday Cookalong at facebook.com/vcdtv You can find more recipes and information on cooking classes with [...]

Find your active holiday

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As fitness professionals, we are used to the pre-summer rush of clients chasing that bikini/board short body, working out 24/7, and tracking their macros for a few weeks or months just to show off washboard abs on the beach. At the other end of the scale there are the fitness and wellness retreats, some offering [...]

The dangers of repetitive voice injury

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Jeremy Fisher is a voice expert, with experience spanning both the theoretical mechanics of the voice and the practical implementation of vocal techniques. He has written a number of best selling books, including This is a Voice and has developed a range of multimedia tools on the subject. He is also a coach on ITV’s The [...]

My session

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Every session with a client needs to be structured to their individual needs and goals. However, there may be elements of this sample training session by Paul Corless that can be incorporated into your session preparations. Client goals Jack is a 49-year-old taxi driver who has recently suffered an ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI), also [...]

Accessible fitness for visually impaired clients

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Meet Michelle Felix, a fitness professional who is registered blind and provides audio-described exercise for clients who are blind or have poor eyesight.   FitPro: Can you tell us more about your personal story and when you first began devising fitness classes for visually impaired individuals? Michelle Felix:  I am registered blind and have some [...]

Kettlebell swing variations

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Think you know how to kettlebell swing? FitPro national trainer, Aaron Barnett, shares 10 variations of the kettlebell swing to freshen up your workout.   The kettlebell swing offers the opportunity for people to advance their power, stability and mobility, as well as their strength and endurance. It helps to build better, more efficient bodies, [...]

Sweat by BXR, VersaClimber

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We found out last week that the VersaClimber is rugby player James Haskell’s favourite piece of kit. FitPro headed to Anthony Joshua’s studio in West London to test out the VersaClimber session. Sweat by BXR is a pay-to-train boutique fitness concept that offers three studio variations centred on the three pillars of athletic training: skills, [...]

A chosen Lion: FitPro chats to James Haskell

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International rugby sensation James Haskell talks setting up his fitness business, his favourite exercises right now, and why we shouldn’t eat grass. “We live in a world where people are desperate for professionals to be qualified – I’ve started working with The Training Room”   Olivia Hubbard: Tell me about setting up your fitness business [...]

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