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Category: Features

Recognising eating disorders in clients

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  …..and how you can help The prospect of talking to clients about eating disorders may be daunting but recognising the signs and knowing how to broach the subject could be life changing, says Loren Byford. Eating disorders are serious mental illnesses that occur when eating, exercise and bodyweight or shape become an unhealthy preoccupation [...]

The group X factor

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Is it better to try new programmes or stick to tried-and-tested techniques? Two instructors go head to head with their views. Jayne says: If people demand you teach the ‘next new thing’, they’re not buying into you or your skill. Since the launch of Les Mills (LM), I have heard this phrase so many times: [...]

There’s more to life than a pert backside

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Fitpro magazine’s deputy editor Aislinn Kelly enthuses about the fitness industry’s shifting focus from pert bottoms and washboard stomachs to successfully using exercise as therapy.   More to life It’s encouraging that, as an industry, we’re shifting some focus towards exercise in a therapeutic sense and – as I find when I speak to PTs [...]

Callum cycles the world

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When Callum Fairhurst’s brother Liam was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 10,  Liam was determined not to feel sorry for himself and wanted to help others. Following his brother’s death, Callum was determined to continue his brother’s fundraising by cycling the world in his memory. Olivia Hubbard finds out more about Callum’s remarkable [...]

Team GB Fan Zones!

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Discover the nearest Team GB Fan Zone to where you live and watch the Rio 2016 Olympics live with lots of other fans. Where will you watch the Games? Fan Zone locations Bradford Bristol Coventry Leeds London Beach East (QEOP) London Bridge City Manchester Plymouth Swansea Locations in Scotland and Northern Ireland are under negotiation Bradford (6-21 [...]

The weighting game: Olympic lifting for children

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David Parker explains why Olympic weightlifting is a beneficial and suitable activity for children and adolescents. This summer, the world’s best Olympic weightlifters will compete for gold in the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil. Non-competitive Olympic weightlifting has increased in participation1 and many younger people are taking up the activity. However, should children and adolescents [...]

The fitness word: Cosmetic exercise or health-related fitness?

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Words: Tony Lycholat With the recent publication of two reports from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)1, 2 it has become clear that elite athletics remains rife with drugs and that its international governing body, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), has been for several years as corrupt as they come. It’s as if the [...]

Conflicting views on sporting participation

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As we approach the Olympic Games this August, significant focus has been placed on the rate of participation in the aftermath of London 2012 once more. Perhaps what’s disconcerting are the latest figures from multiple outlets published this month that offer very different findings, making for a challenge when drawing conclusions. FitPro takes a brief [...]

Be part of I Am Team GB

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On Saturday 27 August, I Am Team GB will invite people across the UK to get active at their local sports club. Thousands of clubs and groups will open their doors as part of the nation’s biggest ever sports day. Brought to you by the National Lottery and ITV, and supported by Join In, UK Sport and [...]

Everything you wanted to know about Cody Sipe

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… but were too afraid to ask Aislinn Kelly chats to Arkansas-based leading authority and FitPro LIVE presenter Cody Sipe on exercise and ageing. Aislinn Kelly: What’s your fitness philosophy? Cody Sipe: As I hit my mid-30s, my philosophy changed and now my training is based on movement longevity: living better instead of looking better. Yes, [...]

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