Tag: Fitpro magazine

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, [...]

Walking: the best exercise of all?

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Walking can be used either as part of an active lifestyle, or to help almost anyone achieve their fitness goals. Here, Fitpro investigates how and why it could be time to incorporate walking into your fitness regime. If you wanted to find one thoroughly researched physical activity, which repeatedly and consistently showed that it results [...]

Is there more to aqua fitness than meets the eye?

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Aqua fitness is often thought of as a class reserved for older populations and those recovering from injury; however, this is not the case at all. Steph Toogood joins Fitpro to explain why, in her opinion, all fitness professionals could be using aspects of aqua fitness. In my experience, water exercise classes are regularly the [...]

Let’s get kids dancing!

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With childhood obesity on the rise, more initiatives are targeting children who may be less interested in group sports. Synergy Dance has channelled its efforts to gain maximum exposure for its inclusive dance programme. With more than one in four of us doing fewer than 30 minutes of physical activity a week and one in [...]

What do women want?

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With an ever rising tide of airbrushed and unrealistic images appearing in the fitness press and on social media, the real women working in fitness need to come together to make their voices heard, says Fitpro magazine’s managing editor Fiona McAuslan. On 11 March, I completed my first public speaking engagement at the Women in [...]

Cracking the glass ceiling

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Women in senior levels of fitness are lagging behind but a new era of powerful players is changing the landscape, says Karen Lisa Laing. In October of last year, Britain dropped out of the top 20 most gender-equal countries for the first time. The Global Gender Gap report1 presented at the World Economic Forum found Britain [...]

Eating for two

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Pregnancy and weight management in the UK A plethora of information awaits any pregnant woman looking for good nutritional choices. Joanna Helcké guides fit pros through the maze. Switch on the news and in any given week there will usually be at least one item discussing the latest statistics on obesity in the UK, whether [...]

Your About Page should never be about you

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Hands up if your about page is actually about you. Double hands up if you have included your qualifications on there too. Former journalist and boot camp owner Yvonne Radley shares her secrets to an effective about page and why it should never be about you! Why do we feel the need to write all [...]

The fitness word with Tony Lycholat

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Part 1: The fitness word: Dietary myth and fantasy in modern Paleo-land Click here to read the full feature Sport and exercise science: Just opinion after all? Two rather big questions were asked recently by the House of Lords’ Select Committee on Science and Technology: 1. How robust is the research and evidence base for improving [...]

FitPro gets appy

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Fitness Professionals Ltd continues to educate its members with the launch of a new app, which hosts a free informative avenue for its members. The app includes the latest issue of Fitpro magazine plus the back catalogue to Autumn 2013. The digital edition of Fitpro offers an innovative interactive experience, where members can watch interviews with the people at [...]