EREPS Blog

Member Spotlight: Silke Pichler - Austrian National, working in the UK

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

Eurofit Fest: a Unique and Fun Way to Gain new Knowledge

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

EREPS Members from Iceland and Scotland at Algarve Cup 2019

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

Supporting Women in Fitness Worldwide

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

Why EuropeActive hosts the Training Provider Forum (TPF)

Feb 21st, 2019
Within EuropeActive, EREPS's parent organisation, there is a growing number of Accredited Training Providers: organisations that offer training and courses based on the EuropeActive Standards. These Standards have been agreed as the minimum requirements for an individual to be called an exercise professional, who are then able to apply for registration with the European Register of Exercise Professionals (EREPS) and the National Registers... + continue reading

Why Lifelong Learning is still important in 2019

Feb 06th, 2019
By Anja Beverwijk, EREPS Communication Officer It’s my personal motto to learn something new every day. Lifelong learning may not be a fancy title, but in my opinion, it should be a weekly task for every professional that takes her or his work seriously. The constant expansion of skills and skill-sets, be it small or large, is necessary as life changes. As demands of costumers change, we need to both professionally and personally. An... + continue reading

Article of the Month - Circuit-type neuromuscular training

Oct 01st, 2018
A scientific research led by Alexis Batrakoulis, EuropeActive member of the Professional Standards Committee, about a clinical trial that integrates science and practical application in the health and fitness industry aiming to investigate a novel exercise training program for sedentary women with obesity. It researched the effects of a high intensity, circuit-type integrated neuromuscular training on energy balance and body mass and fat in... + continue reading

EREPS welcomes an accredited training provider from India

Oct 01st, 2018
EREPS is delighted to welcome Classic Fitness Academy as accredited training provider! The accredited courses offer an opportunity for even more people from India to become part of the EREPS community. EuropeActive Director of Standards, Julian Berriman, said: "EuropeActive has developed comprehensive systems for the accreditation of training providers over many years. It is pleasing to see that these are being used by training companies such... + continue reading

Presentation at the NCEF Tutor In-Service Conference

Sep 26th, 2018
Julian Berriman, the Director of the EuropeActive Professional Standards Committee recently presented at the National Council for Exercise and Fitness (NCEF) Tutor In-Service Conference. The NCEF is based at the University of Limerick and is a recognised training provider of EuropeActive offering University of Limerick accredited fitness qualifications from EQF levels 4-6 within their academic programme. The conference had a number of key goals... + continue reading

Trainer workshop video by HealthLab

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