Tag: FitPro Blog

The FitPro 5: News bites

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Every Tuesday we’ll bring you five short bursts of news from the world of health and fitness to keep you up to date with what’s going on. This week, we offer you a new professional standards matrix, a project that aims to help disabled people work in the industry and a huge six-day challenge for [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Parkour: Primitive Sophistication

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Top image credit: Ben Curwen ‘Le Parcours’, meaning ‘the course’, was the French phrase passed down to David Belle, one of the founders of the discipline, from his father Raymond Belle. Derived from French physical educationalist Georges Hebert’s original theory of ‘Parcours du combatant’, the term has its roots in the course method of obstacle training [...]

England Hockey: Words with ANDY HUDSON

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Strength and conditioning coach and head of physical preparation Andy Hudson talks motivation, fatigue and injury prevention with Olivia Hubbard and explains why hockey athletes are robust individuals. Olivia Hubbard: Why did you decide to get into strength and conditioning coaching? Andy Hudson: I don’t know if it was a deliberate decision. I had the opportunity to do [...]