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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

Variety is the spice of life
Teresa Wheatley | 05/04/2017

Whenever I hear the expression ‘variety is the spice of life’, I can’t help but think of the Spice Girls lyrics ‘spice up your life’. I am actually a massive fan. Not of the Spice Girls, but of variety. Variety, by definition, is the characteristic of often changing... read more

Tips to Stay in the Game
Vanessa Vassallo | 29/03/2017

As a fitness professional, will you start this new year with a bang or a squeak? Do you think to yourself, this year I will make a difference no matter how great or small, or do you think another year of the same? Here are some tips of how to stay in the game and never lose sight of why you started in the first place: 1.... read more

Secrets to a Good Aquatic Program
Stephanie Thielen | 21/03/2017

Over the years as a continuing education provider I have traveled to many facilities presenting aquatic educational workshops. And as a former aquatic director I tend to, from the moment I step onto the pool deck, analyze everything from the pool schedule, to lifeguard placement, to equipment storage or lack thereof. From the oldest... read more

Free fitness with a difference
Olivia hubbard | 14/03/2017

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.... read more

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