Tag: training

FitPro runs the Royal Parks Half

post image

Last year, we reported on the Hackney Half Marathon, pounding 13.1 miles in a balmy 28ᵒC. On 8 October, we got to know Hyde Park pretty well. FitPro communications and content editor Olivia Hubbard tells us how she got on in the 2017 Royal Parks Half Marathon this month. I note that I’m a bit [...]

Swimming the Dart 10K

post image

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 [...]

Training provider insight: HFE

post image

What style of training courses are proving most popular? We spoke to the managing director of training provider Health and Fitness Education (HFE) to find out what he thinks the current demand is.   FitPro: How do you ensure that instructors transitioning from pre-choreography to freestyle teaching have the right skills in order for them [...]

Industry insight: F45 Training

post image

It’s certainly becoming a crowded space for London’s studio offerings. We spoke to Rob Deutsch, the founder of Australian fitness brand, F45 Training, on trainer education and how they are embracing technology in the future. FitPro: What did you consider before setting up F45 – what research did you carry out in order to understand [...]

My session

post image

Every session with a client needs to be structured to their individual needs and goals. However, there may be elements of this sample training session by Paul Corless that can be incorporated into your session preparations. Client goals Jack is a 49-year-old taxi driver who has recently suffered an ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI), also [...]

Kettlebell swing variations

post image

Think you know how to kettlebell swing? FitPro national trainer, Aaron Barnett, shares 10 variations of the kettlebell swing to freshen up your workout.   The kettlebell swing offers the opportunity for people to advance their power, stability and mobility, as well as their strength and endurance. It helps to build better, more efficient bodies, [...]

Sweat by BXR, VersaClimber

post image

We found out last week that the VersaClimber is rugby player James Haskell’s favourite piece of kit. FitPro headed to Anthony Joshua’s studio in West London to test out the VersaClimber session. Sweat by BXR is a pay-to-train boutique fitness concept that offers three studio variations centred on the three pillars of athletic training: skills, [...]

A chosen Lion: FitPro chats to James Haskell

post image

International rugby sensation James Haskell talks setting up his fitness business, his favourite exercises right now, and why we shouldn’t eat grass. “We live in a world where people are desperate for professionals to be qualified – I’ve started working with The Training Room”   Olivia Hubbard: Tell me about setting up your fitness business [...]

Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon turns 10

post image

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 [...]

5 exercises to strengthen core and pelvic floor

post image

Pelvic floor exercises are traditionally done through breathing exercises and, while these are still extremely effective, we believe it is important for you and your clients to build a strong pelvic floor through everyday movements, too. We have teamed up with Charlie Launder of Bumps & Burpees to explore exercises that can be used to [...]