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Industry insight: F45 Training

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It’s certainly becoming a crowded space for London’s studio offerings. We spoke to Rob Deutsch, the founder of Australian fitness brand, F45 Training, on trainer education and how they are embracing technology in the future. FitPro: What did you consider before setting up F45 – what research did you carry out in order to understand [...]

Walking: the best exercise of all?

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Walking can be used either as part of an active lifestyle, or to help almost anyone achieve their fitness goals. Here, Fitpro investigates how and why it could be time to incorporate walking into your fitness regime. If you wanted to find one thoroughly researched physical activity, which repeatedly and consistently showed that it results [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Run, Row, Ride … a new virtual fitness event

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1 October sees the launch of the very first UK John O’ Groats Virtual Challenge, delivered by The Conqueror Event Series, a series of global events that test the endurance of fitness fanatics across the world. The 1,083-mile Land’s End to John O’ Groats virtual fitness challenge gets teams and individuals to virtually complete the [...]

This girl can run! Women’s 10k Windsor Run

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Hot on the heels of Sport England’s This Girl Can campaign, the team behind the Running4Women 10k (now named the Boudavida Women’s 10k following the recent appointment of active wear start-up Boudavida as the race’s title sponsor), along with the local County Sport Partnership Get Berkshire Active, has selected 10 women to join a ThisGirlCanRun10 [...]

Global initiative launches for children’s rights

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French start-up Sport Heroes Group (formerly Running Heroes) has joined UNICEF in the launch of a global sports initiative to engage people in the organisation’s work for children’s rights. Sport Heroes Group uses the data generated by running apps and online technology to build sports communities, encouraging mass and bespoke participation. Sports enthusiasts worldwide can [...]

National Fitness Day – are you getting involved?

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For the past two years, ukactive has worn the National Fitness Day badge with the utmost pride and is eager to state that it hosts the most visible annual celebration of physical activity of the year. The non-profit organisation has a sole purpose on this national day – to celebrate the role that physical activity [...]

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