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“Get up offa that thing”

Standing DeskThe On Your Feet Britain Challenge dares you to take James Brown at his word and convert ‘sitting time’ to ‘standing time’.

“On Your Feet Britain” is taking place on the 24th April 2015 when it is hoped workers across Britain will take on the challenge to sit less and move more whilst having a bit of fun and raising vital funds to fight heart disease.

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NHS’s inexplicable approach to obesity

obesity (2)MPs say it is “inexplicable” that the NHS in England spends more on bariatric surgery than well-established measures to prevent obesity.

A report by the Health Select Committee says health workers should use every opportunity to deal with the problem.

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Dumbbell Training online course

This online course and exam is intended primarily for personal trainers and strength and conditioning professionals.

It will help you in developing resistance training programmes using dumbbells for both fitness and sport.

The package includes the book Dumbbell Training, which provides 15 programmes for increasing power, speed, agility and balance.

The concepts covered can be used with both clients and athletes across a number of sports and fitness aims.

Included are 78 exercises accompanied by step-by-step instructions, common errors and corrections, safety considerations, and training tips, making it simple to incorporate the exercises into client programmes.

Price: £154.99 l €201.50

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Market intelligence for gyms and leisure centres

Gym ContractIncreasingly fierce competition in the UK gym sector is leading to historically low differences in price between the public and private sector.

The revelation that the average private health club now charges just £8 more for a monthly membership than a public site is one of several key findings from the inaugural Business Benchmarking Insight Report produced by ukactive and accountancy firm Mazars.

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Europe’s authoritative guide to fitness instruction

This resource includes fundamentals and best practices of concepts, procedures, duties and responsibilities that individual and group fitness instructors perform on the job.

It covers the knowledge, skills and abilities needed for level 3 classification in the European Qualifications Framework (EQF), the baseline standards for registered fitness instructors in Europe.

It provides mechanical and physiological information with hands-on techniques and practical examples to ensure that all fitness instructors deliver enjoyable and effective exercise sessions.

This resource ensures instructors are properly qualified to serve their industry and their clients. For those who promote physical activity and healthier lifestyles, there is no other title with more authority in Europe.

Normal Price: £24.99 I €32.50
HK Rewards: £19.99 I €26.00

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