It's not a Comeback

Aug 02nd, 2017
Moderate-Intensity Exercise is still Effective. With all the hype and media attention given to high-intensity interval training (HIIT) over the past few years, you’d think everyone was doing it—and maybe they are. If they’re not, they may not be doing anything, believing if they’re not killing themselves during a workout, they’re not really gaining any benefits. “Unfortunately, as can frequently happen in the fitness industry, the research... + continue reading
Genetic Profiling

Genetic Profiling

Aug 02nd, 2017
What is it & What Information Does it Give Us? Preventive personalised digital health “doctor" iamYiam has joined EuropeActive/EREPS as a new member. This company combines big health data, academic research, algorithms and your own proteins to be able to tell you exactly "who you are". How does it work? What information do you receive and is it helpful? Let's dive into the matter. Proteins are the second largest... + continue reading

Giving Back

Jul 17th, 2017
How Giving Back Can Serve as the Guiding Force for Your Brand and Business From corporate boardrooms and the pages of Forbes, to coworking spaces and community meet-ups, there’s a movement taking place all over the world and it’s shaping the way brands and businesses operate across all industries, including within fitness and wellness. The term social good, which generally refers to an action that benefits society, has become a central topic... + continue reading

Creating a Class Blueprint

Jul 05th, 2017
The Importance of Planning At first glance, it may appear that spontaneity and a free spirit are the key elements that make up a group fitness instructor (GFI). After all, few people display as much enthusiasm for their profession as the outgoing, high-energy instructors at work in nearly every fitness facility around the world. These personality traits are a common thread, but underlying that excitement is a foundation of preparedness that... + continue reading

Core Stability vs Core Mobility

Jun 23rd, 2017
The spinal column serves two different functions in the human body. It stabilizes and gives shape to the core, that’s why it needs be strong. Also moves the body towards all planes of motion, so it needs to be flexible. Of course what moves and stabilizes the spine is the muscles attached around it. Deep abdominals as the transverus abdominal and the obliques, the pelvic floor muscles and the diaphragm, when they contract... + continue reading

HIIT for Obesity

Jun 23rd, 2017
How to Safely and Effectively use HIIT with Clients struggling with Obesity. For the past few years, high-intensity interval training (HIIT) has been one of the biggest fitness trends worldwide. Long a staple of training regimens of athletes and fitness enthusiasts, in the past 10 years HIIT has been shown to be both safe and effective for people with a wide range of health challenges, including diabetes, cardiovascular... + continue reading

Multilevel Teaching Techniques

Jun 10th, 2017
- that will Transform your Group Fitness Classes Leading group fitness classes can be an uplifting, exciting and rewarding experience, but there are times when it can be extremely challenging and even frustrating. After all, when you have a room full of participants with different levels of fitness and skill, each with his or her own movement preferences, injury history, needs and goals, it’s anything but a one-size-fits-... + continue reading

It’s More than Knowledge

May 30th, 2017
- it’s What you Do With it? One definition (Oxford dictionary) of knowledge in English is « The sum of what is known ». As (personal) trainers, we are encouraged to learn many techniques, acquaint ourselves with many tools, earn certification through multiple systems. As a student, I learnt about systems (and tools), as a trainer I sometimes based my training around such systems (and I have integrated tools and... + continue reading

Core Flyte

May 22nd, 2017
The Latest Tools of the Trade: Core Flyte. Rolling or wheeled devices designed to train the abdominal muscles are not new; in fact, they have been around for many years. Core Flyte, a new product created by New York City–based personal Trainer Paul Nicholas, takes the basic concept of a wheeled ab-training device and updates it for the 21st century. We take a close look at the Core Flyte to determine if it is as functional... + continue reading

Social Media: A Simplified Less is More Approach

May 12th, 2017
It used to be a good idea to go “all in” with social media, meaning you employed every available channel to market your fitness business, taking advantage of each platform’s unique features. Now social media is moving so quickly that it’s less feasible for most health and fitness professionals to keep up. Even within one platform, like Facebook, the possibilities for what to post are beginning to exceed what many people have time for: In... + continue reading