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Two stars for Fitness First

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Global fitness brand and proud partner of the British Olympic Association (BOA), Fitness First has been awarded a two star employee engagement accreditation by workplace engagement specialists Best Companies. Raising the bar The club’s overall score is equivalent to being ranked 51st on the Sunday Times’ list of the Top 100 Best Companies to Work [...]

Industry’s finest at Active Training Awards

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A serious evening of industry insight took place last month, as 150 of the industry’s top training companies, employers, colleagues, higher education providers and commercial vocational providers gathered at the inaugural Active Training Awards Ceremony at the Crowne Plaza in Marlow. Exceptional performance  The aim of the awards was to recognise and toast exceptional performance [...]

Hobby entrepreneurs take to Rugby League

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According to research conducted by VISA in Autumn 2014, one in 10 Brits now makes extra money to supplement their yearly wage by running microbusinesses based on their favourite hobbies. Rugby Football League sets the rules With this in mind, the Rugby Football League (RFL) has announced its 2015 licensee programme for those looking to [...]

The strength of the emerging digital market

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A survey conducted by Hearst Magazines UK has already highlighted the benefits of creating digital editions of popular magazines and, as the digital market continues to grow, the fitness industry is stepping up to deliver its own digital options and ensure it continues to engage with its audience. The digital shift Hearst Magazines’ research found [...]

Why it’s hard to like fitness social media

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The fitness industry is failing to consistently deliver social media content that strengthens brands and engages consumers, says branding and media expert Jon Lipsey. Social media I have a few harsh truths that need to be shared. I want to look specifically at social media use within the fitness industry, a subject I delivered a [...]

FitPro gets appy

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Fitness Professionals Ltd continues to educate its members with the launch of a new app, which hosts a free informative avenue for its members. The app includes the latest issue of Fitpro magazine plus the back catalogue to Autumn 2013. The digital edition of Fitpro offers an innovative interactive experience, where members can watch interviews with the people at [...]

Fitness trends for 2015

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Now in its ninth consecutive year, the American College of Sports Medicine’s (ACSM) annual worldwide survey of fitness trends for 2015 has published key insights to help fitness professionals determine which factors are causing particular fitness trends to increase or decrease in popularity. Topping the fitness trends The survey reports, “High-intensity interval training took over [...]

This Girl Can: Hope for women

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New research has provided evidence that more and more women are reluctant to partake in any exercise due to fear of judgement. Sport England has launched a new campaign seeking to encourage more women to participate in sport after discovering that many women suffer from a severe lack of confidence, which restricts them from becoming [...]

Food diary under the microscope

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Georgina Spenceley is a full-time business analyst, part-time sports therapist and fitness writer who enjoys CrossFit and triathlon training. She’s had concerns about potential gluten intolerance, so she’s currently cutting down on gluten to see if it makes a difference. Food diary 06:00 I don’t usually eat before a morning workout but swimming always makes [...]

Unlocking milk’s formula could save lives

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Do you know the hidden value of milk? FitPro has sourced a study that froths up some insightful developments. The overall nutritional value of milk is well known; however, little research has been carried out into the deeper structure of milk and, in particular, how fats interact with the digestive system. A new study by [...]

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