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FitPro celebrates at Leisure Industry week

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FitPro led the way this year at LIW with a live demonstration area, proving a key attraction for eager visitors to the NEC. The show proved the perfect opportunity to showcase ViPR Athletic, which was launched earlier this year. Incredibly effective, the fun and energising 30-45-minute group exercise programme helps to create a high-intensity environment using [...]

Why DS Fitness shares high praise for MOSSA

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Striving to differentiate itself from the club chain operators in the area, DS Fitness in Barrow-in-Furness made the decision under founder Diane Singleton to change its group X programmes to MOSSA’s. Singleton commented, “I realised we needed something fresh and of a higher quality. I trialled MOSSA’s programmes because of this desire to differentiate our [...]

ukactive National Summit leaders revealed

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The shadow secretary of state for health Andy Burnham and Professor Kevin Fenton, director of health and well-being at Public Health England, will deliver headline speeches on Thursday 13 November at the ukactive National Summit. Inactivity tackled by ukactive The summit, Steps to Solving Inactivity, will deliver an agenda focused on defining the tangible next [...]

Sprinters bask in Loch Ness glory

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This usual space of calm and solitude was transformed on 28 September. Thousands of runners descended for the Baxters Loch Ness Marathon and Festival of Running to bask in their victorious Loch Ness glory.  Hundreds of people lined the streets of Inverness to cheer on weary competitors, who ranged from a one year old in the [...]

Getting high for fitness

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No longer just for elite athletes, altitude training has gone mainstream – so how effective is it? Associate professor Mike Climstein and Joe Walsh explain. Every endurance fitness enthusiast is interested in the next ‘new’ supplement or training technique that will further increase their maximal aerobic power, aka VO2max (maximal oxygen consumption). Altitude training, although [...]

The secrets of a Legacy partnership revealed

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The Legacy 2012 charity Join In aims to place more volunteers in sport. It has announced that international sporting goods retailer INTERSPORT is now its official partner. Legacy at grassroots level The aim of the partnership is to strengthen the legacy, along with relationships with grassroots sports clubs, to make a lasting difference across the UK. INTERSPORT prides itself on understanding customers’ [...]

Could your business be doomed?

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A survey of 1,200 exercise and management professionals, which was published by Central YMCA Qualifications, has identified skills gaps in the active leisure sector. Is your business doomed? YMCA commissioned ukactive to conduct the research at a time when the government is reaching out to employers to take greater responsibility with regard to taking ownership [...]

Video of the month: Bobby Cappuccio

Internationally renowned speaker and author Bobby Cappuccio recalls at FitPro Live why you should never leave a training session saying “my trainer worked really hard today”. The author is already widely known for his work with PTontheNet and FitPro and spent years seeking out world-class leaders across a variety of disciplines to interview and offer [...]

FitPro launches MOSSA and ZIVA at Leisure Industry Week

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Leisure Industry Week (LIW) 2014 will see the launch of two new industry innovations powered by FitPro: MOSSA and ZIVA. MOSSA has recently joined FitPro’s successful portfolio of products and services. MOSSA produces pre-choreographed group exercise programmes with regular quarterly releases that maintain motivation for instructors and participants. The programmes feature PPL licence-free music and [...]

New Action Excel NR floating floor system

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Action Floor Systems LLC has launched the new Action Excel NR, which is a factory fabricated floating floor system said to offer exceptional performance and vibration dampening. Features of the new flooring system include two layers of 12mm sheathing, which is then combined with Action’s exclusive AirRTech II 11mm natural rubber pads with vertical air [...]

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