EREPS Update - November 2017
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Memorandum of Trust and Understanding between EREPS and CIMSPA

Julian Berriman, the EuropeActive Director of the Professional Standards Committee and Tara Dillon, CEO of the UK Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) are both honoured to have signed a Memorandum of Trust and Understanding. This MoUT describes the criteria for a working relationship to exist between the European Register of Exercise Professionals (EREPS) and CIMSPA.

Under the terms of this agreement, the EREPS and CIMSPA registers will cooperate to foster and develop international understanding that will help to raise professional standards and the recognition of individual exercise professionals, who are suitably and professionally qualified and registered.

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PT Research

Personal Trainer Research Report

The survey for the Personal Traininer Research has come to an end, thank you all for contributing. The final report will be published during EuropeActive's European Health & Fitness Forum (EHFF) on April 11, 2018. All EREPS member can then purchase this major industry report.

All results are being analysed and some first results will be shown at the International Standards Meeting. Exclusive to EREPS members some results will be shared through the EREPS Facebook and EREPS newsletter before the final report is made.

Watch this space!

Life Long Learning

EREPS to introduce a Lifelong Learning Programme

The Life Long Learning Programme (LLP) will be introduced to all training providers and employers during the International Standards Meeting in Rome on 23-24 November 2017. From then on EREPS members and training providers can make use of the Life Long Learning Programme.

The EREPS Lifelong Learning Programme is designed to support its members to meet their ongoing learning and professional career requirements to maintain their registration on EREPS.


ISM Rome

International Standards Meeting 2017

The 2017 International Standards Meeting (ISM) is just around the corner and we hope to welcome all on 23-24 November in Rome, Italy! The annual International Standards Meeting has already become the most relevant occasion for cooperation in the worldwide fitness sector with an agreed global approach to improve education, recognition and social impact of exercise professionals and the fitness sector worldwide.

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Simona Pajaujiene

Member of the Month - Simona Pajaujiene

Simona Pajaujiene is one very active lady! Not only is she an EREPS member and co-founder of the Lithuanian-based training provider Active-Training but she also finds time to sit on EuropeActive’s Professional Standards Committee.

“To me, EREPS is a great indicator of quality and credibility! Initially, I was attributed as a Level 4 Personal Trainer but having a degree in Physical Education and a Masters in Public Health meant I was upgraded to the highest level: Level 6 Advanced Health and Exercise Specialist. It's a huge responsibility but also a great honour for me to be part of the European family of Exercise Specialists!

“This new-found status gave me the confidence, motivation and the vision to want to teach other health and fitness professionals and provide the highest standard of training possible. That’s why I formed ActiveTraining!

“When Lithuania joined the EU in 2004 there was a lot of work to do to catch up with other European countries in the provision of health and fitness education so I felt it was really important to ensure that the training courses I provided were not just competitive and comparable to other European countries but were validated by EuropeActive. I am really proud to acknowledge that our Aqua Fitness Instructor, Fitness Instructor, Group Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer courses have all been given EuropeActive’s seal of approval and have successfully gone through their rigorous accreditation process.

“I strongly believe that all exercise professionals should be committed to the Lifelong Learning Process. I love learning, and although I have a high level of education, I am continually adding to my skills and knowledge base. It’s equally important to break stereotypes, and be motivated to continually look to improve and raise the standards of fitness across Europe. This is one of the reasons I love my role on the Professional Standards Committee. Ultimately, we must love people; must love our job. I do!" 

Thank you Simona! We love working with you and are equally proud to have you as one of our staunchest supporters!


PT Podcast

Article (podcast!) of the Month - Personal Trainer turns to exercise to overcome epilepsy

Shaun Kehoe found fitness to be an important lifeline while he went through surgeries and treatments for epilepsy. You can listen to his story on the podcast via the link.

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Paul Petersens

Exercise of the Month - Importance of individualised training

Acreddited training provider Paul Petersens Idrætsinstitut explains the importance of individual based exercises.

"This video represents some of the basic skills we work on when introducing our students to movement. We are facilitating the science of physical activity in combination with playfulness, coordination drills and personal growth. We try to exceed ordinary fitness trends by incorporating the fundamental structures of exercises into a wholesome system that includes the individual on both a physical and mental level. With this method we find that our students learn to motivate all segments of people with a great understanding of each person, and with many tools to guide each one in their personal training journey".

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