EREPS Blog

Instructions for EREPS members regarding coronavirus (COVID-19)

Mar 16th, 2020
  The coronavirus / COVID-19 has been listed by the World Health Organization as a pandemic. As an EREPS member, we understand that this situation affects you on a daily basis. Our advice is to follow the general recommendations of your national government, the World Health Organization and the European Centre for Prevention and Disease Control (ECDC). EREPS takes health safety as a key priority and deeply encourages all members and... + continue reading

UK's CIMSPA Directory combines with REPs and will align closely with EREPS

Mar 03rd, 2020
The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) and UK Coaching have announced an agreement to combine the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) with the CIMSPA Exercise and Fitness Directory, creating a single directory for exercise and fitness professionals in the UK, which will be closely aligned with the European Register of Exercise Professionals. Sport England CEO, Tim Hollingsworth made the... + continue reading

Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan places spotlight on prevention

Feb 14th, 2020
Every year, 3.5 million people in the EU are diagnosed with cancer, and 1.3 million die from it. Without reversing current trends, it could become the leading cause of death in the EU. The Europe's Beating Cancer plan aims to reduce the cancer burden for patients, their families and health systems. The first steps of the plan have been presented by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and the European Commissioner for public... + continue reading

New Year, New You! Professional Development Goals for 2020

Feb 13th, 2020
This article is brought to you by our friends from the American Council on Exercise Turning the page to the new year (and new decade) is always an exciting time for health and exercise professionals. Not only do we get to hear and be a part of the goals our clients and participants are setting, but it also provides an opportunity to reflect and plan for our personal and professional growth. We asked thousands of health and exercise... + continue reading

EuropeActive is fully engaged in the latest sport and physical activity developments

Feb 11th, 2020
EuropeActive and EREPS strongly believe in the power of physical activity to bring people together and change lives for the better. The latest sport and physical activity initiatives developed in Brussels were carefully followed-up by our team, attending the Sport Unit Policy Breakfast, the Sport “Infoday”, the Project Coordinators’ Meeting and the “Sport vs Homophobia” conference. Policy Breakfast The EU Affairs team was present at the 1st... + continue reading

Our Highlights of 2019 | Review

Jan 14th, 2020
  Well, it's been another year. And it went by too fast, but doesn't it always? The EREPS team looks back on 2019 with pleasure; happy that we were able to achieve these outcomes and to have been working with a great number of people and organisations from within the fitness industry. Our social media statistics went through the roof in 2019 (especially Instagram), we welcomed a big number of new EREPS members and added new employees to... + continue reading

Healthy habits add years to your life and life to your years

Jan 13th, 2020
As an EREPS registered exercise professional you actively encourage people to embrace a healthy lifestyle that will be beneficial for their fitness and health condition, which closely relates to EuropeActive's (EREPS' parent organisation) vision to be the leading European voice for the fitness, exercise and physical activity sector. However, do people know what a healthy lifestyle really consists of? According to a US research based on 111,000... + continue reading

A European Certifying Organisation is coming...

Dec 16th, 2019
At the recent International Standards Meeting, taking place on 21 and 22 November in Copenhagen, Denmark - Julian Berriman, the Director of the Professional Standards Committee, outlined some of EuropeActive’s plans for a European Certifying Organisation. The new to be set up Certifying Organisation for Europe is intended to further strengthen the quality assurance and accreditation of training providers across Europe. Initiatives to be... + continue reading

Mind map your continuing education plan for 2020

Dec 13th, 2019
Are you contemplating following a new course or extend your scope of practise by learning new skills? Do you find yourself pondering if continuing education is worth the time and money? Why not plan for your future – starting with a Lifelong learning plan for 2020 – with the steps we propose on our blog: Step 1: Brainstorming A brainstorm is a thinking process commonly used in study and work situations. It can be done individually or in a... + continue reading

PSC recognises outstanding contributions

Dec 10th, 2019
At the recent Copenhagen ISM Julian Berriman the Director of EuropeActive's Professional Standards Committee (PSC) presented both Rita Santos Rocha, Professor from the Escola Superior de Desporto de Rio Maior (port Sciences School of Rio Maior) and Simona Pajaujiene (Programme Director at LAFC Lithuanian Association of Fitness Clubs and Co-founder and Director at ActiveTraining) with an honorary award for their... + continue reading