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That Sugar Film Trailer

One man’s journey to discover the bitter truth about sugar, Damon Gameau embarks on a unique experiment to document the effects of a high sugar diet on a healthy body, consuming only foods that are commonly perceived as ‘healthy’. [...]

Rodney Corn: In the driving seat

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Blaming your clients for their lack of drive might mean you’re ignoring your own role in their downfall, says PTA Global co-founder Rodney Corn. A complaint that is heard quite frequently in our industry sounds something like this: “My clients can’t seem to stay (self)-motivated.” Almost anyone can do something for a few weeks, especially [...]

Become a PTontheNet ambassador

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PTontheNet, the world’s largest and most comprehensive resource for fitness education and development, is welcoming applications for its PTontheNet Ambassador programme. The global resource of expansive content is on the hunt for personal trainers and fitness professionals who are equipped with the passion, experience and education to make a difference in the fitness community. PTontheNet [...]

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 [...]

Animal magic

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Aping the primal movement patterns of the animal kingdom to build strength and flexibility is a new trend that is winning fans across the fitness spectrum, says Cheryl Hersey. In an era where development in sports science and engineering creates more advanced training systems and equipment, conversely there is a growing trend for classes designed [...]

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 [...]

The road to Vegas – Part 2

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Phil Snowden made the bold decision to leave the army and fulfil his personal ambition of setting up his own fitness business, the M.E.T.A Personal Training Studio in Kent. Inspired by Snowden’s training preparation in his first FitPro blog entry, The Road to Vegas – Part 1,  Olivia Hubbard asked him what happened in Vegas. Forget [...]

Cycle magic

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Despite group cycling plummeting out of the top 20 in the Fitness Trends Survey of 2015, it hasn’t prevented the opening of boutique cycle studios across the capital. Wishing to find out if the group cycling hype still exists, Olivia Hubbard and Dawn Tuckwell hopped onto their studio saddles in search of that show-stopping instructor [...]

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