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Nutrition for injury recovery

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The right food and supplements can speed injury recovery. This is important — but often ignored according to Dr John Berardi of Precision Nutrition. Berardi says that most trainers, coaches, nutritionists and therapists understand that nutrition can play a role in injury recovery. However, he believes that very few people know how to use food [...]

MOSSA UK at IFS 2017

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MOSSA UK upholds its professional reputation at IFS 2017 Fitness enthusiasts descended on the coastal town of Blackpool last weekend for the much-loved International Fitness Showcase (IFS) event. Chrysalis Promotions hosted the event for another year and, among the Clubbercise glow sticks, Insanity jumps, aerial fitness demonstrations and group cycle sessions, MOSSA UK delivered eight [...]

EXPLORE 3D MOVEMENT

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FitPro trainer, Holly Lynch demonstrates how you can shake up your normal workout routine by incorporating the ViPR across a range of dynamic movements. So don’t just pick up the dumbbells, explore your 3D movement with the ViPR, too. We’ve outlined the full list of movements below, so, once you’ve given the video a watch [...]

Sweat conference showcases boutique fitness

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On 2 March, FitPro attended  ‘Sweat’  – a one-day, London-based workshop aimed at educating and empowering all those in the boutique fitness sector. The event was hosted by not-for-profit health body, ukactive.  Almost 250 fitness experts listened intently to multiple headline speakers to explore what has driven the boom in boutique fitness across London and [...]

Is there more to aqua fitness than meets the eye?

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Aqua fitness is often thought of as a class reserved for older populations and those recovering from injury; however, this is not the case at all. Steph Toogood joins Fitpro to explain why, in her opinion, all fitness professionals could be using aspects of aqua fitness. In my experience, water exercise classes are regularly the [...]

SEO do’s and don’ts for 2017

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Over the years, search engine optimisation (SEO) has changed with the times, especially with algorithms becoming more sophisticated. For website owners, this is a plus. Not only has it banished spammy websites that hold weak content, but it has improved the user’s experience, too. Omar Thompson from StartUp Active shares the SEO do’s and don’ts for [...]

Free fitness with a difference

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Image credit: Richard Murgatroyd Photography We couldn’t ignore the flurry of free fitness initiatives that are helping to get more people active across the country. Olivia Hubbard experienced two London offerings that each place community spirit at the heart of what they do. It’s common knowledge that Londoners are a unique species. We mooch about with [...]

Indoor rowing for beginners

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Indoor rowing is a fantastic and simple way to improve fitness while enjoying a new sport. In partnership with this year’s annual Boat Race, Cancer Research UK and British Rowing are encouraging thousands across the nation to take on an indoor rowing challenge as part of The Great Row to raise funds to help beat [...]

7 ways to support clients without body shaming

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PTs are proudly showcasing their clients’ body transformations across social media – hence the flurry of inclusive hashtags and smiling faces of recognised progress. Yet, not all are smiling – as behind the scenes, onlookers share their negative body shaming catchphrases instead of warm encouragement. Kylie Ryan, who teaches health and fitness professionals how to [...]

Keep your cash flowing

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Cash comes and goes. January joiners, summer bodies, 90-day challenges and six-week boot camps all present opportunities for fitness professionals, but the nature of these opportunities comes with a downside – ‘lumpy’ cash flow. There’s no two ways about it, this makes business stressful, and even if it’s not seasonality, it might be termly classes [...]

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