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Category: Group Exercise

All hail the conquering heroes of fitness

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Every issue of Fitpro magazine, we crown a Hero Instructor – a group exercise class dynamo who’s been nominated by their very own members for their sheer brilliance at what they do. Aislinn Kelly catches up with 2015’s heroes to find out where they are now. (Download your Spring 2016 issue of Fitpro magazine on iPhone [...]

Workout insight: Pilates Bootcamp

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Leading fitness trainer and life coach Karen Porter has been living in the Middle East for 10 years. Since living in Qatar, much of her training and the classes she leads have been taken outside. Porter shares with FitPro a session snippet from her Pilates Bootcamp class. “Pilates Bootcamp … two words that may not always go [...]

Moving and a shaking in 2016

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What will your dance classes look like in 2016?  What was once described as a trend in itself, dance fitness is fast becoming a recognised and well-respected name in the fitness industry. We can still hear the rumble from the early boom that took off with ZUMBA in 2008. What helped to provide greater insight [...]

Airborne in Acton

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Everyone is talking about Oxygen Freejumping in West London. Olivia Hubbard shares her experience of the fitness classes, which launched this week. I remember the day I returned home from school to the beautiful trampoline that awaited my christening bounce. My parents were less than convinced, probably because our garden was on a one-in-three hill and the 12ft [...]

Why aren’t men doing yoga?

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Former American football star and Broga founder Matt Miller shares his tips on getting more men to attend your yoga classes. Take a breath and listen up. You are an amazing yoga teacher. Students seek out your classes and come to your workshops. There is a genuine love in your heart for sharing what you [...]

Training for success

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How do you deliver a training programme tailored to individuals without offering one-to-one training? TRIBE Team Training™ may have the answer, says FitPro’s Terry Gibbs. Whether it’s building muscle, gaining the edge at competitive sport or dropping a dress size, people have clear goals and objectives when deciding what health club or fitness facility to [...]

Join the Dance Fitness Revolution at FitPro LIVE

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Embrace your dance side and join the Exercise Move Dance not-so-secret flashmob at FitPro LIVE!  #StandAtTheFront and Join the Dance Fitness Revolution The Exercise Move Dance campaign is calling all dance fitness enthusiasts and instructors attending this year’s FitPro LIVE to strut their stuff in a #NotSoSecretFlashmob. A pre-flashmob rehearsal will take place at Stand [...]

Crossover2Yoga

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Want to experience an entirely new mind and body session? Check out Crossover2Yoga, which draws on mobility for athletes, the benefits of fascial release and yin yoga. Linda Chambers explains what you can expect when attending the session at FitPro LIVE this year. The Crossover2Yoga method draws from the following concepts: The importance of mobility for athletes (i.e., everyone [...]

Making calisthenics work in a group

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Top image credit: Neil Gavin  Following on from the popularity of Dan Edwardes’ wise words in ‘Parkour: Primitive Sophistication’ last week, the UK’s number-one ranked calisthenics athlete Stephen Hughes Landers shares his session overview for FitPro LIVE 2015 and explains why bodyweight training is less intimidating than gym equipment. It’s important to make the distinction [...]

Circuit breakers

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If you’re short on inspiration for a killer circuit for your small group training, put your clients through their paces with this, says regional fitness manager for Everyone Active, Elaine Denton. This circuit is designed to be performed with one client per each piece of equipment at each station. You can, however, have multiple pieces [...]

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