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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 [...]

Charting the future of fitness

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The ukactive summit on Thursday 5 November set out its blueprint for an active Britain. Team FitPro attended the summit and analysed what the leading industry experts said. ukactive’s November summit on Building an Active Britain was a crucible of ideas and policy making for the fitness industry. What was said (and also perhaps unsaid) [...]

Fitness trends 2016

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The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) has announced its annual fitness forecast for 2016. Leading the way on the trends list is wearable technology, which makes its first appearance in the top spot. Surprisingly, wearable technology has overtaken both bodyweight training and HIIT training which, according to the lead author of the study Walter [...]

MOSSA takes clubs in new direction

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St Peter’s Leisure Centre, part of Burnley Leisure, was the UK’s first MOSSA-licensed client and launched Group Power, Group Kick (now known as Fight) and Group Centergy back in February 2013, with over 330 members in attendance across the three sessions. The trainer team at Burnley has demonstrated commitment, striving to deliver to members a [...]

Clients want more from their trainers

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According to a survey conducted by GetPTfit, almost 50% of clients would like to have greater contact between sessions with their personal trainer. GetPTfit is the new online communications toolkit to help personal trainers promote their business, increase income and motivate clients. The survey offered interesting results across a range of areas where clients felt [...]

Volunteering boosts well-being

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We’re constantly searching for proactive methods to help boost well-being and happiness within community sports. Parkrun has partnered with Join In to inspire 10,000 new volunteers into community sport as part of the #BigHelpOut campaign. Research conducted by Join In shows that those who volunteer have 10% higher self-esteem, emotional well-being and resilience compared to those [...]

App joins SportsAid to fund young athletes

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It’s good news for young British athletes, as fitness rewards app Bounts has partnered with SportsAid to select two rising stars each month. The two organisations will work together and reward the young athletes with a £1,000 SportsAid Award. This financial boost will help up-and-coming athletes from more than 60 sports to continue competing at [...]

LIW: Must-see things at this year’s show

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All those fanatical about the world of leisure and fitness will again pitch up at Birmingham’s NEC next week for LIW, the UK leisure industry’s biggest trade show, which takes place on 22-23 September. The show features a wide variety of engaging seminars and discussions on topics targeted at fitness professionals, so if you’re seeking [...]

Run for 60

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“Make it your best hour,” is what the NSPCC is saying in accordance with its 60 Minute Challenge, which seeks to raise pivotal funds for the charity’s work with children and families. The challenge, which takes place on 4 October, is the UK’s first mass participation event aimed at challenging people to run as far [...]

Rugby descends on Rio

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With the countdown to Rio underway this month, FitPro highlights one sport in particular that returns to the Olympic programme after an incredible absence of time: rugby. Cue the remarkable journey of the England women’s sevens rugby team as they prepare to compete under the watchful gaze of Christ the Redeemer. Will it all be [...]

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