Tag: training

Nutrition for injury recovery

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The right food and supplements can speed injury recovery. This is important — but often ignored according to Dr John Berardi of Precision Nutrition. Berardi says that most trainers, coaches, nutritionists and therapists understand that nutrition can play a role in injury recovery. However, he believes that very few people know how to use food [...]

EXPLORE 3D MOVEMENT

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FitPro trainer, Holly Lynch demonstrates how you can shake up your normal workout routine by incorporating the ViPR across a range of dynamic movements. So don’t just pick up the dumbbells, explore your 3D movement with the ViPR, too. We’ve outlined the full list of movements below, so, once you’ve given the video a watch [...]

Did you know these Olympians do yoga?

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Yoga may not be an Olympic sport but it’s reportedly a part of the Olympics, as yoga is a component of the workout routine of many athletes who strived for medals during the Rio Games.  It’s no secret that yoga is a complement to other physical activities to increase strength, balance, flexibility and mental control. That’s why it [...]

I RAN THIS TOWN

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FitPro’s Olivia Hubbard shares her experience of running her first half-marathon: the Vitality Run Hackney. For any first-time half-marathon runner, the ideal weather would be a cooling breeze, light drizzle and a general October dampness to the air. I flicked on BBC weather at 6am and read “highs of 27°C today” in London. It was [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Spending time with nature – a lifelong habit

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Last week, we heard from GB ultra runner Robbie Britton who likes to run far … really far. This week, we talk to Cambridge-based ultra runner Katie Samuelson, who only needed to turn to her 74-year-old father for inspiration. Our final words of wisdom come from Hackney run club co-founder, father and short-wearing enthusiast Matthew Jeary, [...]

New talent service from Active IQ

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Active IQ, one of the UK’s leading awarding organisations in the active leisure, learning and well-being sector, has launched Active IQ Talent Match to help fulfil the growing business needs of Active IQ-approved training providers and to provide qualified tutors, assessors and verifiers with employment opportunities. The free online service allows training providers to post [...]

Hitman Hatton

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Four-time boxing world champion Ricky Hatton talks Manchester, staying out of the pub and the importance of education. Olivia Hubbard: How did your school friends react to you hitting up the boxing ring several times a week when you were just 10 years old? Ricky Hatton: I played football when I was young and I [...]

Workout Insight: Cable Training

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“Joining the army at 16 effectively forced me into exercise,” begins Phil Snowden. “Having completed three tours in Iraq, Northern Ireland and Afghanistan, I left after six years to work in the fitness industry as a personal trainer. The most important things I learned from the army were discipline, time management and respect for others.” [...]