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FITREC signals Change, but Change is at the Heart of our Fitness Industry.

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FITREC is fast becoming a registration service of choice for fitness professionals. It’s new and it differs significantly from previous providers. For some, a change in the status quo is hard. But the reality is, it’s change that underpins our industry’s growth.

One of the greatest things about the fitness industry is that it’s always evolving.

We see progress as a result of an increased understanding of the human body, the way it moves and how it responds to stimuli. We also see progress resulting from innovation – from both new ideas and old ideas re-imagined.

Les Mills, for example, completely transformed ‘aerobics’ Continue reading

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Breaking the Yo-Yo Dieting Cycle: A perspective from psychology

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Welcome to the seventh in the series on Client Retention – A Psychological Perspective provided by psychologist, Kate Swann. Kate is a co-author of The Ultimate Guide to Training Overweight and Obese Clients (available free for FITREC professionals). This on of the best in this series and recommended for all Trainers. Over to Kate…

As a personal trainer you meet them every day – the clients who are desperate to lose weight and achieve the perfect figure. So they embark on the latest fad diet – no carbs, no sugar, no protein, and even the no food diet.

And yes the weight comes off. However, Continue reading

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Ian O’Dwyer Introduces SOMA and the LEAD System.

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Ian O’Dwyer is one of the most forward thinking professionals in our industry. While the industry moves toward a more holistic approach to fitness, Ian O’Dwyer is ahead, in the distance, exploring new approaches that will likely be considered obvious in the next 5 – 10 years. In this article, Ian introduces his new SOMA course, run in conjunction with Rodney Corn. If it resonates, check the upcoming course details below.

SOMA is a fresh approach to enhancing the quality and performance of nerve, Continue reading

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3 Important Things to Remember When Training Women.

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It’s a pleasure to introduce Michelle Wright (a.k.a., Mish) of mishfit. She is a long time advocate for women’s health, so much so that she founded the Women’s Health and Fitness Summit, now in it’s fourth year. Enjoy this insight into training women and please note the upcoming Summit details below. Take it away Mish…

Are you aware of the three distinct differences between men and women when it comes to Training? Continue reading

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Personal Trainers: Employee or contractor? Why does it matter?

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Welcome to another amazing guest post from Scott McKenzie – Director at Velocity Legal and Fitness industry expert. Personal Trainers and Club owners should ensure they are familiar with the differences, because getting it wrong could be very costly. Continue reading

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REPs UK Loses Top Spot, Sold to Sports Coach UK

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In the UK, as with Australia, challenges to the traditional model of fitness registration are taking place. 

Following a change in support from Sport England, the UK fitness industry has been presented an alternative to REPs (part of ICREPs) – They now have the CIMSPA directory. Continue reading

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