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Category: Personal training

Life Fitness searches for world’s best PT

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Commercial fitness equipment manufacturer Life Fitness has begun its search for the world’s best personal trainer with its Personal Trainers to Watch programme. The fifth annual programme recognises and rewards elite trainers around the world who embody the same passion and commitment to the profession as Life Fitness. The programme will run in partnership with [...]

The Royal from Qatar

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Part 1 – Inspirational client from Qatar  For many fit pros, their most memorable moments are derived from witnessing their clients conquer the near-impossible, exceed expectations and continue to learn and develop their fitness ability. Meet Doha resident Karen Porter, who shares with Olivia Hubbard her account of training one royal Qatari woman to climb Everest [...]

The road to Vegas

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Phil Snowden made the decision to end his army career and fulfil his ambition to conquer his passion and work in the fitness industry. Little old me – the story so far “Joining the army at 16 effectively forced me into exercise,” begins Snowden. “Having completed three operations tours in Iraq, Northern Ireland and Afghanistan, I [...]

Integrated fitness training: Power Plate and ViPR

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Leisure Industry Week (LIW) returned to Birmingham on 30 September to 2 October and Power Plate® showcased its latest integrated fitness concept, bringing fresh opportunities to trainers. Director of education at Performance Health Systems and member of the ViPR™ global education team, Steve Powell shares with FitPro a specifically created ViPR programme that demonstrates the philosophy of [...]

Yoga and meditation: A simple practice

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Director of the Art of Contemporary Yoga Teacher Training School (AOCY) Joanne Avison exclusively shares with FitPro key positions to help fitness professionals involve their clients in meditative moments. For a full article on yoga and meditation, download the FitPro app now: Meditative moments There are various ways to introduce a meditative approach to many [...]

Barefoot running

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From cushions to cobblestones, Georgina Spenceley shares her experience of barefoot running. An injury waiting to happen? When barefoot running first became popular, I thought it was something for the eccentric. Let’s face it: you see a man running down the street with no shoes on and you think he’s crazy, been mugged or very [...]

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