Tag: London

Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon turns 10

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FitPro’s Features Editor, Olivia Hubbard will be running in the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon on 8 October, so we wanted to shine a light on the race that celebrates its 10th birthday this year. We’ve also offered some other event suggestions to help keep your summer training on track. Olivia will be fundraising for [...]

Alphalates: Pilates for men

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FitPro national trainer, Anthony Mendoza, went out of his comfort zone to review a Pilates class designed for men. The trainer tells Olivia Hubbard what he thought of the session.  The concept Alphalates was devised by Pilates Squared founder, Caron Bosler, and trainer Hakan Erol. The trainer is ex-military and a former bodyguard. The aim [...]

Free fitness with a difference

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Image credit: Richard Murgatroyd Photography We couldn’t ignore the flurry of free fitness initiatives that are helping to get more people active across the country. Olivia Hubbard experienced two London offerings that each place community spirit at the heart of what they do. It’s common knowledge that Londoners are a unique species. We mooch about with [...]

FitPro LIVE 2016 Highlights!

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FitPro LIVE 2016 educated, inspired and united the fitness industry. Continue your fitness education with FitPro: be part of next year’s event.  Share your experiences below! Can you spot yourself in the video? What has changed for you since attending FitPro LIVE 2016? How has the education at FitPro LIVE helped your sessions with clients? [...]

Fitness fashion fights child labour

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Sports Philosophy is a London-based sportswear brand focusing on top-quality performance wear aimed at 25-40 year olds, but it claims to be so much more than pretty prints and volcanic tank tops. Olivia Hubbard talks to co-founder Stella Heng to find out more. The brand It’s certainly been a hectic time for Stella Heng. She spends [...]

Charity Shelter offers Vertical Rush

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Get the Vertical Rush this March with homeless charity Shelter. The story behind the event is certainly an inspiring one. Make a note of this date – 3 March 2015 – when 1,000 runners will power up all 932 steps of Tower 42, London’s original skyscraper, to raise vital funds for some of the UK’s most [...]

Cycle magic

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Despite group cycling plummeting out of the top 20 in the Fitness Trends Survey of 2015, it hasn’t prevented the opening of boutique cycle studios across the capital. Wishing to find out if the group cycling hype still exists, Olivia Hubbard and Dawn Tuckwell hopped onto their studio saddles in search of that show-stopping instructor [...]