EREPS Blog

Jul 04th, 2019
With the recent approval of the French Ministry of Sport a new Professional Qualification Certificate (CQP) for Fitness Instructor has been developed that will open new opportunities for the training and qualification of fitness professionals. The design of the CQP is based on EuropeActive standards and has been proposed by a consortium including France Active, Planet Fitness and the sport employers’ organisation COSMOS. The CQP can be... + continue reading
Jun 21st, 2019
It’s important to enjoy the vacation season during summer without compromising the relevance of keeping a healthy and active lifestyle. EREPS' parent organisation EuropeActive has the mission to make more people, more active, more often and support Europeans in living their daily lives healthier. Both physical and mental wellbeing are achievable if people let daily physical activity become part of their weekly routines. Here are some little... + continue reading
Jun 04th, 2019
By Niels Kingma, Physical Coaching Academy Selecting (programming) exercises for a client - specifically in corrective or specific learning situations should be an analytical, cognitive process. Variation is an important aspect of training, but simply varying exercises for the sake of variation limits progression of your client. I’ve already written about the need to program in terms of specific planar needs for your client in some corrective... + continue reading
May 21st, 2019
Studio One is a EuropeActive / EREPS accredited training provider from Greece. Their online platform forms a part of their blended learning PT Diploma and it has recently been awarded the title of one of the best online education platforms in Greece. It captured 2nd place (Silver Award) at the most exclusive Greek education competition, the “Education Leaders Awards 2019”, in the “online education” category, currently presided over by Ms. Anna... + continue reading
May 10th, 2019
By Dan Hunter, Physical Coaching Academy How many times, as spring comes around, have you decided to get into shape for the summer by undertaking a grueling exercise routine and committing to a restrictive diet? Well, if it’s more than once, know that you are not the only one… But why do we keep doing this to ourselves? I truly believe that being healthy and feeling comfy in one’s own skin is something that is not only achievable but also... + continue reading
Apr 10th, 2019
The third edition of the Training Provider Forum (TPF) took place last week in Cologne, during FIBO 2019, in the afternoon of April 5. More than 60 representatives from accredited Training Providers and National Associations attended the event. The conference commenced with a welcome from Julian Berriman, Director of the Professional Standards Committee. He reconfirmed EuropeActive’s mission to help create a prosperous, credible and respected... + continue reading
Mar 20th, 2019
My name is Dr. Silke Pichler and I am an EQF level 6 Personal Trainer and Advanced Health & Fitness Specialist Trainer and level 6 Strength & Conditioning Sportcoach. My background is in professional Ironman triathlon, duathlon & marathon running and I competed in international sports competitions as Elite athlete for the Austrian National team. I am an Austrian National, but acquired British permanent... + continue reading
Mar 14th, 2019
Julian Berriman, the Director of EREPS/EuropeActive's Professional Standards Committee attended the Eurofit Fest 2019 event run by Bodifit in Medvode, Slovenia on 9th and 10th March. Julian (photo below, centre) was delighted to attend and to present on the work of EuropeActive and the European Register of Exercise Professionals. The event was a huge success and featured many highly informative and innovative group fitness and personal training... + continue reading
Mar 12th, 2019
The 2019 Algarve Cup was the 26th edition of the international women’s invitational football tournament held in Portugal between 27th February to 6th March. During the tournament, on 4th March, Scotland (FIFA ranking 20th) played against Iceland (FIFA ranking 22nd) in an exciting matchup that delivered 5 goals in total with Scotland taking the victory. The full match reports, can be found on the Scottish FA website and also the Icelandic FA... + continue reading
Mar 08th, 2019
Today is March 8: International Women’s Day. How are we working towards a balance in female/male representation and equal fitness opportunities in the world? EREPS Women Let’s start with some statistics: 41% of the members of our European Register of Exercise Professionals (EREPS) are female. In absolute numbers, Denmark (!) has the most EREPS qualified female fitness professionals, followed by Italy, Sweden, Spain and Germany. The biggest... + continue reading