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Category: Features

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 [...]

Pelvic floor or flaw?

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Could the pelvic floor really be the pelvic flaw? Not all pelvic floor issues are the same – do you understand the differences? And which clients you can help? With one in three women (and a fair portion of men) reported to have pelvic floor issues this is an area that, as a fitness professional, you [...]

BMI: is lifestyle far more important?

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With the printer’s ink just about dry on the latest issue of FitPro, I’m flicking through the pages trying to decide which features to read first. I read them all, of course, but like to start with something that might cause me to think differently about something that’s currently on my mind. Having written about [...]

Breakfast of (Young) Champions

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Do you skip breakfast?  I confess that when I’m under pressure and in a rush, I do.  But hey; I’m an adult and can make my own decisions. However, what I hadn’t realised until I read a recent report (1) was that missing breakfast – along with irregular sleep patterns – appears to be one of the [...]

Heart Rate, Hippies and Healthy Ageing

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I see that the American College of Sports Medicine’s annual survey of global fitness trends has been published (1). Personally, I didn’t think there were any real shocks and I wasn’t at all surprised to see that ‘wearable technology’ came in (as last year) at number 1. According to the survey, published in the November/December [...]

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