EREPS Blog

Sep 17th, 2018
EuropeActive accredited training provider HealthLab created two trainer workshop videos. Health Lab is working on exchanging highly skilled Personal Trainers, with a sport science or physiotherapy background, combining academia and practice (like the individuals in the videos) in a more systematic fashion in the future - the overall objective being professional development and motivation for their best PTs. The HealthLab team are preparing to... + continue reading
Sep 13th, 2018
Today, Klas Tallvid of the Hälsingland Education Association presented a certificate to CFL Söderhamn student Rasha Ghrear, which now makes her an EREPS registered Personal Trainer. Rasha, who escaped the war in Syria, has passed the SFI education and is now following basic adult education. Prior to that she completed PT education in Dubai and has completed an internship at a London gym. Mr Tallvid, the principal and head of the teaching... + continue reading
Jun 28th, 2018
EREPS’ affiliate partner Lorna Jane is Australia’s no 1 selling activewear brand and they are on a mission to empower every woman to lead her best life through the Active Living philosophy and the daily practice of Move, Nourish and Believe. Free workout As a special service to you as an EREPS member, they offer this free Cardio and HIIT workout. Get active with us and tag your workout on Instagram or Facebook using @lornajaneeurope & @... + continue reading
Jun 25th, 2018
The Nordic Fitness Education every week publishes the Fit to Succeed podcast. This week’s guest is Julian Berriman, the Director of the Professional Standards Committee for EuropeActive. In this episode we get to know Julian and his professional background and explore the following topics: the experience of working as a fitness tutor in the UK as an early adopter of functional fitness training, what inspired Julian to get involved... + continue reading
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