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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 [...]

Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon turns 10

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FitPro’s Features Editor, Olivia Hubbard will be running in the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon on 8 October, so we wanted to shine a light on the race that celebrates its 10th birthday this year. We’ve also offered some other event suggestions to help keep your summer training on track. Olivia will be fundraising for [...]

Get discount to Precision Nutrition’s only UK event of 2017!

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Take your career to the next level and save 50% on this unique weekend workshop By Joe Warner Promotional content Are you an ambitious PT or fitness industry professional who wants to stand out from the competitive crowd? Are you someone who wants to help your clients live fitter, healthier and happier lives by teaching [...]

5 exercises to strengthen core and pelvic floor

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Pelvic floor exercises are traditionally done through breathing exercises and, while these are still extremely effective, we believe it is important for you and your clients to build a strong pelvic floor through everyday movements, too. We have teamed up with Charlie Launder of Bumps & Burpees to explore exercises that can be used to [...]

Pilates saved my life; so I opened a studio

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Are you thinking of setting up your own studio? Olivia Hubbard chats to master instructor for Peak Pilates, Karen Ingram, about opening her studio in Wales and discovers what else she’s added to the business to help drive its success.    I met Karen Ingram at The International Fitness Showcase (IFS) in Blackpool; she came [...]

Why you should attend the MOSSA UK TOUR

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As a society, we seem to enjoy working out alongside others; we ‘high-five’ each other at the end of a session to acknowledge our commitment as a team, and hugging other class participants has now become quite a thing. There’s the inclusivity factor, too. We ‘like’ posts, tweet familiar faces, and make an online commitment [...]

How to train a bodybuilder or powerlifter

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Many factors need to be taken into consideration when assessing a client’s suitability for a bodybuilding competition or powerlifting meet – as well as your suitability for training them, as Susy Natal reports. Bodybuilder or powerlifter? Every client we train differs from the last. Not only do they come in all ages, shapes and sizes, [...]

Ageing functionally

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When it comes to mature clients, we should focus on their functional movement capabilities and not just their age, as Aislinn Kelly finds out. Julia Willmott, whose small Pilates classes incorporate clients from the age of 40 to 70, believes instructors and PTs should look beyond the age of their clients. She says, “Find out [...]

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