EREPS Blog

Jun 22nd, 2018
EuropeActive, EREPS's parent organisation, attended Cedefop's high-level event about Future of Jobs and Current Challenges on 8th June 2018 in Brussels. During the event Cedefop released the results of its new Skills Forecast. The forecast has been released with a specific focus on the skills needed in different types of jobs. A part of this Forecast was a study, supported by Eurofund, that covered 42 sectors and 41 occupations on three levels... + continue reading
Jun 13th, 2018
Julian Berriman, Director of EuropeActive’s Professional Standards Committee has attended the graduation of students from the Keilir Health Academy’s Level 4 Personal Training Certification in Reykjavik, Iceland. Keilir are an accredited training provider of EuropeActive and as such will be signing all their graduating students up to the European Register of Exercise Professionals. During his visit Mr Berriman was particularly impressed with... + continue reading
May 31st, 2018
Sedentarism and lack of physical activity is increasingly common in eastern and western European countries. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the lack of physical activity is the fourth greatest risk factor in global mortality, and the main cause of more than 21 percent of breast and colon cancers, 27 percent of diabetes cases and around 30 percent of coronary heart disease cases. With the acquisition of Titan Fitness Club,... + continue reading
May 23rd, 2018
Photo: in the front teacher Christian de Thurah, one line above in red: our verifier Pete Davies.  By Pete Davies, lead verifier ‘Ignite and bike’ was the feature of my live visit to Bike Academy in Denmark and which turned out to be an inspirational and invigorating experience. The fact that I then took part in not one, but two indoor cycling sessions delivered by the remarkable Christian de Thurah and his team, was a complete bonus... + continue reading
May 22nd, 2018
Julian Berriman, the Director of the EuropeActive Professional Standards Committee visited the Go Active Conference, in Warsaw on 18 May. At the event Mr.Berriman gave a presentation on the work of the Standards Committee and the development of EREPS. He also informed the audience of the on-going plans to develop REPS-Poland in partnership EREPS. EuropeActive are working with The Polish Personal Trainers’ Association (PZTP) to establish REPS-... + continue reading
Feb 20th, 2018
  By John van Heel, EFAA Just like the General Practitioner is a specialist in diseases and the physiotherapist in muscle and joint complaints, fitness instructors are specialists in the field of a healthy lifestyle. This is of course not the case in all sports centres. A certain segment of sports centres chooses quantity. However, a large group chooses quality and is developing its expertise on the fitness floor at a great pace. These... + continue reading
Feb 19th, 2018
  By John van Heel, EFAA.  The WHO and the Health Council developed guidelines for healthy active living and healthy eating. If people have the knowledge about these guidelines, and what they can bring if applying, but also what harm they bring if not, most people would take steps to start a healthier life. Unfortunately, modern man in western society has an unhealthy lifestyle. Obesity and diabetes have epidemic forms. Diabetes and... + continue reading
Feb 19th, 2018
  Save time scrolling through 100's of journal articles, books and scientific research and get the very latest in sports science through webinars. These online webinars by Human Kinetics are presented by some of the leading names in sports science and address a variety of topics relating to sports, fitness, nutrition, coaching, training, physical education and more. The presenters often talk about their scientific research and break it... + continue reading
Jan 03rd, 2018
The recent letter from Antonio Tajani, the President of the European Parliament, has added weight and encouragement for EuropeActive to continue along its pathway to develop the systems and processes to make sure that fitness professionals have the future skills and qualifications to support the growth of the sector. With the review of the all-important Personal Trainer standards, the fast-moving SIQAF project with DG Employment that is leading... + continue reading
Dec 05th, 2017
It is the end of the year again. The holidays are around the corner and so many people let go of their healthy lifestyle. If they had this in the first place. And then in January, being eaten and saturated, they imagine that the new year is the year of change. They want to lose weight, live a healthier life or become more in balance. They enrol at a gym and go to the gym for the first time in good spirits. But after the second time it is already... + continue reading