Personal trainer prosecuted for unlicenced sessions

12 February 2014, 14:09

Alexis Baron CohenA personal fitness trainer is to be prosecuted for carrying out sessions in one of London’s royal parks without a licence.

Alexis Ajavon Baron Cohen, 43, is one of the first coaches to be taken to court for such an offence in a case that has been brought by The Royal Parks agency following a training session on Primrose Hill.

Today he said he was being treated “like a criminal” and vowed to fight the case, which is due to be heard next month.

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Epic FitPro Live lands at ExCeL London on 18-19 July 2014

22 November 2013, 12:03

logoThe UK’s most inspiring educational fitness convention and trade show returns in 2014 at ExCeL London.

FitPro Live promises to be bigger and better than ever before, bringing you all the latest cutting-edge products and services.

Hear the world’s top fitness presenters divulge their secrets to ultimate health and fitness; join hundreds of sweaty bodies in one room moving in sync to a live DJ set; get time to socialise with like-minded health seekers; and get face-to-face with renowned experts who’ll answer your fitness queries.

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Top fitness trends for 2014

13 November 2013, 13:43

High intensity interval trainingThe top two fitness trends for 2014 will be high-intensity interval training, such as P90X and CrossFit, and body-weight training such as push-ups, pull-ups, sit-ups and planks, according to the American College of Sports Medicine’s (ACSM) annual fitness trends survey which has just been published.

Previous hot trends that didn’t make the new top 20 list: Zumba (Latin-inspired dance workouts), Pilates, spinning, kickboxing, barefoot walking and running, and stability-ball workouts.

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Create a million dollar personal training department

30 October 2013, 10:28

S_McMillanJoin Sherri McMillan on the 14th November 2013 at 15:30-16:30 GMT in this FREE webinar as she reveals the secrets to creating a highly profitable personal training department, powered by FitPro.

Sherri McMillan M.Sc. has been inspiring the world to adopt a fitness lifestyle for over 25 years and has received numerous industry awards, including the 2010 canfitpro International Presenter of the Year, 2006 IDEA Fitness Director of the Year, 1998 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year and the 1998 canfitpro Fitness Presenter of the Year.

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Fitness trends for 2013

1 January 2013, 12:56

Strength TrainingThe American College of Sports Medicines’ seventh annual Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends for 2013 has just been published in the journal Health & Fitness.

The list of top twenty trends were formulated from the survey results received from over 3,300 health and fitness professionals from around the world.

Much to the disappointment of Pilates instructors all over the globe, Pilates, stability ball and balance training again failed to appear on the list of top 20 trends in the health and fitness industry, supporting the theory that these were fads and not trends.

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The essentials of personal training

26 June 2012, 11:57

Foundations of Professional Personal Training is the resource you need to build your fitness expertise, your assessment and communication skills, and business knowledge.

The text includes the essentials of fitness theory and practical application, client assessment and screening, safety considerations and programme design.

Included is a special DVD‐ROM titled Essentials of Interactive Functional Anatomy which uses a 3‐D model of the human musculature to provide a vivid review of structural anatomy.

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The role of physical activity in the quality of life

2 May 2012, 10:22

Fitness Professional’s Handbook, Sixth Edition, meets the demands of the evolving fitness profession with a fully updated text based on the latest standards, guidelines and research.

With the expanded scope on the study of physical activity and its relevance to fitness, this text will allow both students and professionals to stay abreast of the latest research and information in the field.

It will help readers appreciate the role physical activity has to play in enhancing quality of life and understand the guidelines for screening, testing, supervising and modifying activity for various populations.

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The essential guide for all fitness professionals

7 December 2011, 14:55

The second edition of NSCA’s Essentials of Personal Training is the most comprehensive resource available for current and trainee personal trainers, exercise instructors and other fitness professionals.

Unmatched in scope, this text remains the leading source for personal training preparation and professional development.

It focuses on the complex process of designing safe, effective and goal-specific resistance, aerobic, plyometric and speed training programmes, with special attention to the application of principles based on age, fitness level and health.

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Top twenty fitness trends for 2012

24 November 2011, 10:44

Zumba is in and Pilates is out, according to more than 2,600 fitness professionals who completed an American College of Sports Medicine survey of the top fitness trends for 2012.

The survey results, published in the latest issue of ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal, reveal that educated and experienced fitness professionals claimed the top spot for the fifth consecutive year.

Zumba and outdoor activities both made their debuts in the top 20 this year, with Zumba and other dance workouts ranked ninth and outdoor activities ranked 14th.

Among the losers were outcome measurements and clinical integration and medical fitness which both dropped out of the top 20 this year.

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Your guide to landing your dream job

17 August 2011, 14:39

Careers in Sport, Fitness and Exercise is a student guide to landing a dream job in one of today’s most exciting, popular and fastest-growing industries!

Careers in Sport, Fitness, and Exercise details job descriptions, information on working conditions, salary ranges, responsibilities, key skills and required certifications for 36 professions.

It offers students advice on choosing the correct career path by providing an overview of the various job options, identifying the right course and how to ultimately land their dream job.

Price: £16.99 I €20.40
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