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

EuropeActive’s 10th International Standards Meeting proved a huge success

Nov 26th, 2019
EREPS' parent organisation EuropeActive hosted the 10th edition of its International Standards Meeting (ISM) on November 21st and 22nd 2019 in Copenhagen at the Black Diamond Building. This year’s theme focused on Differentiation and Specialisation, vital concepts to thrive in Personal Training. EuropeActive’s main event for training providers, employers, practitioners and other stakeholders from the fitness industry successfully covered key... + continue reading

EREPS collaborates with ACSM to help identify fitness trends in Europe

Nov 15th, 2019
Thanks to an important collaboration between the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the European Register of Exercise Professionals (EREPS), a European survey on fitness trends is now a reality. Alexis Batrakoulis, the Professional Standards Committee’s Deputy Director for EREPS, has served as the study’s author. The survey results showed that the European health and fitness sector is systematically growing with the number of... + continue reading

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