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Category: Features

FitPro runs the Royal Parks Half

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Last year, we reported on the Hackney Half Marathon, pounding 13.1 miles in a balmy 28ᵒC. On 8 October, we got to know Hyde Park pretty well. FitPro communications and content editor Olivia Hubbard tells us how she got on in the 2017 Royal Parks Half Marathon this month. I note that I’m a bit [...]

Swimming the Dart 10K

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FitPro member, Steve Barrett, has been working in the fitness industry long enough to remember when Jane Fonda’s leggings were a staple gym bag garment. He’s also clocked up a fair few races in his time, but has never done an open water swim – until now. Steve tells us that he had reached a time [...]

Invictus Games Foundation

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Top image credit: Getty for The Invictus Games Foundation    As September 2017 marks the third edition of the Invictus Games, Olivia Hubbard speaks to Dominic Reid, CEO of the Invictus Games Foundation, on how the Games were created and what being part of the Invictus team means for one UK athlete. In March 2014, [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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