Tag: Group Exercise

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 [...]

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 [...]

Accessible fitness for visually impaired clients

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Meet Michelle Felix, a fitness professional who is registered blind and provides audio-described exercise for clients who are blind or have poor eyesight.   FitPro: Can you tell us more about your personal story and when you first began devising fitness classes for visually impaired individuals? Michelle Felix:  I am registered blind and have some [...]

The group X factor

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Is it better to try new programmes or stick to tried-and-tested techniques? Two instructors go head to head with their views. Jayne says: If people demand you teach the ‘next new thing’, they’re not buying into you or your skill. Since the launch of Les Mills (LM), I have heard this phrase so many times: [...]

Bossing it

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In the first of a new interview series in Fitpro magazine that profiles fitness leaders, Karen Lisa Laing met Claire Burlison Green and asked her about launching Clubbercise, the dance workout programme, and what fellow fitness professionals can learn from her experience. I first met Claire Burlison Green, co-founder of Clubbercise, at the Women in [...]

Workout Insight: MMA Circuit

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Full-time personal trainer and FitPro trainer Holly Lynch has devised a fresh and innovative circuit, which incorporates sprawls into lateral shuffles, speed jabs and box jump squats.   Watch her dynamic circuit here:   What do you like about the MyGroupFit music track to which your circuit is performed? I love using electro-influenced music during my [...]

Age is just a number

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The Fit Four with Mr Fred   Age is just a number for this group of dedicated gym bunnies, says Joanne Blackerby. It’s 9:30am. Another weekday morning at Spirit Fitness Training in North Austin as a close-knit group of four gathers to work out together on the studio floor. They start their warm-up routine, manipulating [...]

Workout insight: Pilates Bootcamp

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Leading fitness trainer and life coach Karen Porter has been living in the Middle East for 10 years. Since living in Qatar, much of her training and the classes she leads have been taken outside. Porter shares with FitPro a session snippet from her Pilates Bootcamp class. “Pilates Bootcamp … two words that may not always go [...]

High praise for Burnley Leisure

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An award-winning MOSSA-licensed club The UK’s first MOSSA-licensed club, Burnley Leisure Trust, has won three awards at the prestigious National Fitness Awards 2016. Announced at a glittering ceremony at The Athena, Leicester, on Friday 4 December, the industry gathered to see Burnley Leisure Trust win Group Fitness Team of the Year, Local Authority/Trust of the [...]

Why DS Fitness shares high praise for MOSSA

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Striving to differentiate itself from the club chain operators in the area, DS Fitness in Barrow-in-Furness made the decision under founder Diane Singleton to change its group X programmes to MOSSA’s. Singleton commented, “I realised we needed something fresh and of a higher quality. I trialled MOSSA’s programmes because of this desire to differentiate our [...]