Tag: featured

Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon turns 10

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FitPro’s Features Editor, Olivia Hubbard will be running in the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon on 8 October, so we wanted to shine a light on the race that celebrates its 10th birthday this year. We’ve also offered some other event suggestions to help keep your summer training on track. Olivia will be fundraising for [...]

5 exercises to strengthen core and pelvic floor

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Pelvic floor exercises are traditionally done through breathing exercises and, while these are still extremely effective, we believe it is important for you and your clients to build a strong pelvic floor through everyday movements, too. We have teamed up with Charlie Launder of Bumps & Burpees to explore exercises that can be used to [...]

Pilates saved my life; so I opened a studio

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Are you thinking of setting up your own studio? Olivia Hubbard chats to master instructor for Peak Pilates, Karen Ingram, about opening her studio in Wales and discovers what else she’s added to the business to help drive its success.    I met Karen Ingram at The International Fitness Showcase (IFS) in Blackpool; she came [...]

Why you should attend the MOSSA UK TOUR

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As a society, we seem to enjoy working out alongside others; we ‘high-five’ each other at the end of a session to acknowledge our commitment as a team, and hugging other class participants has now become quite a thing. There’s the inclusivity factor, too. We ‘like’ posts, tweet familiar faces, and make an online commitment [...]

How to train a bodybuilder or powerlifter

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Many factors need to be taken into consideration when assessing a client’s suitability for a bodybuilding competition or powerlifting meet – as well as your suitability for training them, as Susy Natal reports. Bodybuilder or powerlifter? Every client we train differs from the last. Not only do they come in all ages, shapes and sizes, [...]

Ageing functionally

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When it comes to mature clients, we should focus on their functional movement capabilities and not just their age, as Aislinn Kelly finds out. Julia Willmott, whose small Pilates classes incorporate clients from the age of 40 to 70, believes instructors and PTs should look beyond the age of their clients. She says, “Find out [...]

Alphalates: Pilates for men

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FitPro national trainer, Anthony Mendoza, went out of his comfort zone to review a Pilates class designed for men. The trainer tells Olivia Hubbard what he thought of the session.  The concept Alphalates was devised by Pilates Squared founder, Caron Bosler, and trainer Hakan Erol. The trainer is ex-military and a former bodyguard. The aim [...]

FitPro reviews TrailFit

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At FitPro, we love trying out new classes. Olivia Hubbard headed to Hampstead Heath to try out TrailFit – a new women-only outdoor fitness offering, coming to London and Bristol this spring. We were invited to join fitness blogger, fitness instructor and free-surfer, Sophie Everard, who devised the session.  Unlike other ‘influencers’ out there on [...]

Athlete interview: Team GB’s Alex Danson

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FitPro catches up with Olympic gold medalist Alex Danson, who shares her day-on-a-plate for analysis by registered dietitian, Linia Patel. The hockey player reveals her coaching tips and explains why she’s so passionate about her work with the Youth Sports Trust.   Breakfast This is my favourite meal of the day! If it’s a Sunday, [...]

6 apps to help the mind

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In the Winter 2016 issue of Fitpro, we delved into the world of mindfulness, looking at what it is and the benefits of practice. Here, Monica Linford, author of Awaken Your Body, Balance Your Mind – explores how to bring mindfulness into daily living and the six apps that may help you on your journey. Mindfulness [...]