Tag: fitness

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Get discount to Precision Nutrition’s only UK event of 2017!

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Take your career to the next level and save 50% on this unique weekend workshop By Joe Warner Promotional content Are you an ambitious PT or fitness industry professional who wants to stand out from the competitive crowd? Are you someone who wants to help your clients live fitter, healthier and happier lives by teaching [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

The Cell Workout

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Imagine being in lockdown for 22 hours a day at Pentonville Prison. Olivia Hubbard asks LJ Flanders about his Cell Workout, which helped to keep him occupied during his detention, and how he turned Cell Workout into a book that has already sold 3,000 copies, with a second volume and an e-book on the way. Olivia [...]

National Fitness Day – are you getting involved?

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For the past two years, ukactive has worn the National Fitness Day badge with the utmost pride and is eager to state that it hosts the most visible annual celebration of physical activity of the year. The non-profit organisation has a sole purpose on this national day – to celebrate the role that physical activity [...]

Callum cycles the world

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When Callum Fairhurst’s brother Liam was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 10,  Liam was determined not to feel sorry for himself and wanted to help others. Following his brother’s death, Callum was determined to continue his brother’s fundraising by cycling the world in his memory. Olivia Hubbard finds out more about Callum’s remarkable [...]