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Yoga vs HIIT
Rachael Watson | 27/07/2017

I recently posted an article on my Facebook page about how yoga can be better for you than HIIT training, and was amazed at the huge response that was provoked. Some of my Facebook pals were totally in agreement, while others were strongly opposed to the idea and were openly annoyed by the post. read more

Food diary under the microscope
Georgina Spenceley | 19/07/2017

Food diary under the microscope Georgina Spenceley is a full-time business analyst, part-time sports therapist and fitness writer who enjoys CrossFit and triathlon training. She’s had concerns about potential gluten intolerance,... read more

Have you got an exit strategy?
Lynn Wilson | 11/07/2017

I’d always loved attending group exercise classes at the gym, and even though I already had a full-time job and a great career in retail, I thought I would take my Exercise to Music qualification. My plan … if I could teach one Legs, Bums and Tums class on a Sunday morning as something extra, then that would be fab. I... read more

Yoga and meditation: A simple practice
Joanne Avison | 04/07/2017

Director of the Art of Contemporary Yoga Teacher Training School (AOCY) Joanne Avison exclusively shares with FitPro key positions to help fitness professionals involve their clients in meditative moments. For a full article on yoga and meditation, download the FitPro app... read more

There’s more to life than a pert backside
Aislinn Kelly | 23/06/2017

 Fitpro magazine’s deputy editor Aislinn Kelly enthuses about the fitness industry’s shifting focus from pert bottoms and washboard stomachs to successfully using exercise as therapy.   More... read more

Is there more to aqua fitness than meets the eye?
Steph Toogood | 13/06/2017

Aqua fitness is often thought of as a class reserved for older populations and those recovering from injury; however, this is not the case at all. Steph Toogood joins Fitpro to explain why, in her opinion, all fitness professionals could be using aspects of aqua fitness. In my experience, water... read more

Seven ways to support your clients
Kylie Ryan | 07/06/2017

By making a few simple changes to how you work with weight-loss clients, Kylie Ryan ensures you aren’t unwittingly party to the body shaming that these clients are often subjected. Body shaming has been all over the news in the past year, from pregnant Studio 10 presenter Sarah Harris telling her... read more

Ego – mine’s bigger than yours!
Dan Duran | 05/06/2017

 Yes, that’s what I said. My ego is bigger than yours. Do I have your attention? How about I go into more detail and then give you five key ways to make the right first impression? Making the right first impression is key for any fitness... read more

Why do people find it hard to commit to exercise?
Deborah Beard | 23/05/2017

As exercise instructors, you will no doubt have noticed the keen crew at the beginning of the year who trek to the gym with great new year intentions. Existing members often turn up frustrated to see someone else sitting on THEIR bike in a spin class! This frustration is rarely here to stay though, because by March, that new year novice has... read more

1,000 calories to burn- Energy expenditure during class by Tony Lycholat, part 2
Tony Lycholat | 09/05/2017

What about HIIT? Clearly, with all-out efforts (as with high-intensity interval training [HIIT]) you could conceivably exercise at higher intensities yet for a reduced total time, since you will often be working anaerobically and your blood lactate levels will rise steadily if there are... read more

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