EREPS Blog

Exercising helps to reduce Damage during Chemotherapy

Nov 08th, 2019
It is a well-known fact that people should exercise and get involved in any kind of physical activity in order to stay healthy. Exercising is essential in order to maintain a healthier body and mind, and it can be a decisive factor in the prevention of diseases. A paper published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), suggests that exercise is essential for patients diagnosed... + continue reading

5 Ways to Stay on Top of your Game as a Group Fitness Instructor

Nov 07th, 2019
Teaching group fitness is a fun thing to do, but it’s also a job with great responsibilities. Any EREPS registered Group Fitness Instructor will tell you just that. Seeing the same people doing the same thing all the time can also be exhausting, not to mention the risk of overuse injury for yourself. Here are 5 ways to make sure you can stay on top of your game – and fully enjoy being a professional that is actively changing lives. 1.... + continue reading

PSC Director visits Athens to underline the support for GREPS

Oct 30th, 2019
Julian Berriman is the Director of the Professional Standards Committee of EuropeActive. This commitee is the leading body in developing the occupations and registration of professionals of the European health and fitness sector, with EREPS - the European Register of Exercise Professionals - being the centre of all. The committee also monitors the developments across and outside the industry to ensure that the European framework and standards... + continue reading

OECD’s New Report shows Heavy Burden of Obesity in Europe and beyond

Oct 22nd, 2019
  Almost a decade after their first publication on obesity (2010), OECD is back with new study results – and they do not paint a pretty picture. In 2010 about one in five people in OECD countries were obese, the current report ‘Heavy Burden of Obesity: The Economics of Prevention’ shows this has now risen to nearly one in four, not only decreasing the overall health of Europeans, but also affecting their economies. In the vast majority of... + continue reading

More than 100,000 vacancies open for fitness professionals in the EU

Oct 17th, 2019
Last April one could read on the EuropeActive’s blog about the need for fitness professionals (~90,000) in the member states of the EU. An update of these numbers came in recently, by CEDEFOP's work on analysing recent job vacancies. The find: the current European labour market has 103,481 online vacancies for fitness and recreation instructors. By analysing online job vacancies published between 1 July 2018 and 31 December 2018, the Center for... + continue reading

This was the 2019 European Week of Sport (23-30 September)

Oct 07th, 2019
The European Week of Sport (EWoS) officially started on Monday, 23rd September 2019 in Espoo, Finland. The 2019 edition turned out to be the biggest one yet, as it saw 42 countries participating, with 50.753 different events taking place. All in all a total of 13.643.492 people were active at some time during the Week. An amazing performance!  The EWoS is the moment of the year were millions of people come together to participate... + continue reading

Professional Competencies of Fitness Instructors in Lithuania: Do they match the European Standards?

Sep 30th, 2019
Health and Fitness Instructors (HFIs) are the main source to convey exercise-related information to the general public. They provide information and implement counselling in exercise information, exercise prescription, clients’ fitness assessment and guidance. A study developed by the Lithuanian Sports University raised two key questions related to their Professional skills: Do Health and Fitness Instructors working in the Lithuanian industry... + continue reading

EuropeActive and KNKF sign a Memorandum of Trust and Understanding to kick-off REPS-NL

Sep 26th, 2019
On Friday, 20th September 2019 Paul Lengkeek and Alain Verzi of the Royal Dutch Power Sport and Fitness Association (Koninklijke Nederlandse Krachtsport & Fitnessbond - KNKF) and Julian Berriman and Anja Beverwijk, of EuropeActive’s Professional Standards Committee, signed a Memorandum of Trust and Understanding (MoUT) between their organisations. The MoUT lays down the terms for the future set up and operation of REPS-NL, the Dutch register... + continue reading

6 Ways to become the Best Trainer or Instructor

Sep 12th, 2019
To make a real difference in the world and love what you do, you have to have a healthy relationship with yourself and the competitive business you’re in. Here are six traits that people look for in a great trainer – and tips on how to achieve them if you feel like you don't meet the criteria. 1. Show your passion As a fitness professional you are passionate about being fit and living a healthy lifestyle and helping others. You should show... + continue reading

Hosting a fitness event? Join our #LetsBEACTIVE Campaign!

Sep 10th, 2019
It’s EuropeActive’s (EREPS' parent organisation) mission to get more people, more active, more often. EREPS is a big part of this mission by being the keeper of a public register of exercise professionals in Europe, working with people every day to motivate them to do just that: be active. But there’s more: we also host events, bring together key stakeholders and have also taken up the task to gather as much information as possible on fitness... + continue reading