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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

1,000 calories to burn: Energy expenditure during class by Tony Lycholat – Part 1
Tony Lycholat | 02/05/2017

The basics Rather than focus on the exercise modality (i.e., the type of class or training method), what is far more important is to consider the physical work capacity of each individual doing the class. Being able to perform physically demanding exercise is directly related to your ability to consume oxygen which,... read more

Shedding the Fat Myth
Sam Feltham | 25/04/2017

FitPro reporter Olivia Hubbard gains comprehension on the ‘fat myth’ from FitPro Live presenter Sam Feltham after the Smash the Fat founder spoke to Australian cricket team captain Shane Watson live from India about his dietary experiences. Watson followed the controversial high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet after... read more

Three secrets to becoming a star instructor
Samantha Clayton | 19/04/2017

Have you ever wondered what it is that makes some instructors more dynamic and engaging than others? Or maybe you are wondering if there are any set secrets or a formula to achieving ultimate success as an instructor. Today I want to share with you some of the key factors that I believe can help any level of instructor to become a master... read more

Ambassador spotlight
Ally Foreman | 11/04/2017

What got you into group X? I trained as a performer, and so when I began my fitness career, I just knew I wanted to teach classes and work in the gym. After starting my first gym instructor job, I used to watch the classes and envy the instructors the fun they were having. I couldn't wait to do... read more

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