Tag: featured

Swimming the Dart 10K

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FitPro member, Steve Barrett, has been working in the fitness industry long enough to remember when Jane Fonda’s leggings were a staple gym bag garment. He’s also clocked up a fair few races in his time, but has never done an open water swim – until now. Steve tells us that he had reached a time [...]

Invictus Games Foundation

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Top image credit: Getty for The Invictus Games Foundation    As September 2017 marks the third edition of the Invictus Games, Olivia Hubbard speaks to Dominic Reid, CEO of the Invictus Games Foundation, on how the Games were created and what being part of the Invictus team means for one UK athlete. In March 2014, [...]

The Invictus Games: Team U.S Air Force

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In the Autumn issue of Fitpro magazine, we interviewed UK athlete Craig Winspear. As the excitement continues to build for the third Invictus Games in Toronto this month, we share more exclusive competitor interviews. This week, we hear from Lucas Purser and Sarah Frankosky. Both competitors are from the U.S Air Force – here, they reflect on their experience [...]

Industry insight: F45 Training

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It’s certainly becoming a crowded space for London’s studio offerings. We spoke to Rob Deutsch, the founder of Australian fitness brand, F45 Training, on trainer education and how they are embracing technology in the future. FitPro: What did you consider before setting up F45 – what research did you carry out in order to understand [...]

Setting up a fitness retreat

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Fitness retreats are booming, with many clients ditching their usual beach escapes for holistic health getaways. Could retreats add a profitable dimension to your PT or group exercise business? Olivia Hubbard investigates. Check out our recent blog for some more fitness holiday inspo http://www.fitpro.com/blog/find-your-active-holiday/ Paula Kerr, a fitness instructor and journalist, set up her fitness [...]

Disco Yoga

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Olivia Hubbard headed to The Hoxton Hotel in London’s Holborn to check out Disco Yoga. The question is: was it more glitter than fitness?   Another week, another fitness trend. The fitness industry is now as diverse as an office party. Although this class is in fact a party – there’s a serious disco playlist, glitter everywhere [...]

Recipes for Summer

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Simple, tasty, vegan and bursting with goodness. Recipes by Day Radley  Nutritional analysis by Linia Patel   About the chef Day Radley is a vegan personal chef and healthy cooking teacher. Every Sunday she teaches a recipe on The Vegan Sunday Cookalong at facebook.com/vcdtv You can find more recipes and information on cooking classes with [...]

Find your active holiday

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As fitness professionals, we are used to the pre-summer rush of clients chasing that bikini/board short body, working out 24/7, and tracking their macros for a few weeks or months just to show off washboard abs on the beach. At the other end of the scale there are the fitness and wellness retreats, some offering [...]

Sweat by BXR, VersaClimber

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We found out last week that the VersaClimber is rugby player James Haskell’s favourite piece of kit. FitPro headed to Anthony Joshua’s studio in West London to test out the VersaClimber session. Sweat by BXR is a pay-to-train boutique fitness concept that offers three studio variations centred on the three pillars of athletic training: skills, [...]

A chosen Lion: FitPro chats to James Haskell

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International rugby sensation James Haskell talks setting up his fitness business, his favourite exercises right now, and why we shouldn’t eat grass. “We live in a world where people are desperate for professionals to be qualified – I’ve started working with The Training Room”   Olivia Hubbard: Tell me about setting up your fitness business [...]