Tag: fitpro

Indoor rowing for beginners

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Indoor rowing is a fantastic and simple way to improve fitness while enjoying a new sport. In partnership with this year’s annual Boat Race, Cancer Research UK and British Rowing  encouraged thousands across the nation to take on an indoor rowing challenge as part of The Great Row to raise funds to help beat cancer. [...]

7 ways to support clients without body shaming

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PTs are proudly showcasing their clients’ body transformations across social media – hence the flurry of inclusive hashtags and smiling faces of recognised progress. Yet, not all are smiling – as behind the scenes, onlookers share their negative body shaming catchphrases instead of warm encouragement. Kylie Ryan, who teaches health and fitness professionals how to [...]

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 [...]

Calisthenics: “Practice doesn’t make perfect”

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Calisthenics coach Stephen Hughes Landers tells FitPro why he thinks bodyweight training has become a top trend and why the idiom ‘practice makes perfect’ is rubbish. Olivia Hubbard: What seems to surprise clients most of all? Stephen Hughes Landers: There are two things that really surprise clients. One is just how difficult it is to [...]

The weighting game: Olympic lifting for children

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David Parker explains why Olympic weightlifting is a beneficial and suitable activity for children and adolescents. This summer, the world’s best Olympic weightlifters will compete for gold in the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil. Non-competitive Olympic weightlifting has increased in participation1 and many younger people are taking up the activity. However, should children and adolescents [...]

Should we trust millennial chefs?

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The fashionable foodies are here to stay, so it would seem. Olivia Hubbard shares her opinion on the clean-eating addiction that has swept the nation. I read that the UK has seen its first ‘pop-up’ avocado restaurant grace our already swamped food scene – get in quick for your five courses before 12 June. What’s [...]

More fit pros turn to NLP for weight-loss clients

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Could NLP help fit pros assist their weight-loss clients? One of the big success stories of FitPro LIVE 2016 was Andrea Bremner, who presented on NLP and the psychology of weight loss. It was so well received that a number of participants requested further training in the tools of NLP and how fitness professionals can [...]

Education or training: What’s the difference?

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What’s the difference between education and training? As managing editor at FitPro, the fitness education company that works with some of the industry’s finest educators, it’s a question to which Fiona McAuslan has given a lot of thought. It may be that you feel it’s a question of semantics and that one is equal to [...]

Why run an ultramarathon?

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What does it take to run an ultramarathon? And, more to the point, who are these people who spend hours and hours trudging the earth and scoffing picnic eggs to prevent exhaustion? Olivia Hubbard talks to big name on the ultra campus Robbie Britton, who likes to run far … really far. Being Robbie Britton [...]