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

Just launched: the European Week of Sport Handbook 2019

Aug 30th, 2019
The European Week of Sport Handbook for 2019 has been published to fully inform people about the European Week of Sport, a European Commission’s initiative which runs from 23 to 30 of September and encourages European citizens to be more active and embrace healthy lifestyles. The 2019 communication toolkit includes campaign objectives, target audience, key hooks, messaging, social media and much more. The 5th annual Week is expected to be the... + continue reading

New Fitness Qualification System approved in France

Jul 04th, 2019
With the recent approval of the French Ministry of Sport a new Professional Qualification Certificate (CQP) for Fitness Instructor has been developed that will open new opportunities for the training and qualification of fitness professionals. The design of the CQP is based on EuropeActive standards and has been proposed by a consortium including France Active, Planet Fitness and the sport employers’ organisation COSMOS. The CQP can be... + continue reading

Making Fitness a Top Priority this Summer

Jun 21st, 2019
It’s important to enjoy the vacation season during summer without compromising the relevance of keeping a healthy and active lifestyle. EREPS' parent organisation EuropeActive has the mission to make more people, more active, more often and support Europeans in living their daily lives healthier. Both physical and mental wellbeing are achievable if people let daily physical activity become part of their weekly routines. Here are some little... + continue reading

Exercise Programming - Don’t Think in Boxes, Look for Continuity

Jun 04th, 2019
By Niels Kingma, Physical Coaching Academy Selecting (programming) exercises for a client - specifically in corrective or specific learning situations should be an analytical, cognitive process. Variation is an important aspect of training, but simply varying exercises for the sake of variation limits progression of your client. I’ve already written about the need to program in terms of specific planar needs for your client in some corrective... + continue reading

Studio One wins Silver Award for Online Learning Platform

May 21st, 2019
Studio One is a EuropeActive / EREPS accredited training provider from Greece. Their online platform forms a part of their blended learning PT Diploma and it has recently been awarded the title of one of the best online education platforms in Greece. It captured 2nd place (Silver Award) at the most exclusive Greek education competition, the “Education Leaders Awards 2019”, in the “online education” category, currently presided over by Ms. Anna... + continue reading

How to Improve your Body Composition?

May 10th, 2019
By Dan Hunter, Physical Coaching Academy How many times, as spring comes around, have you decided to get into shape for the summer by undertaking a grueling exercise routine and committing to a restrictive diet? Well, if it’s more than once, know that you are not the only one… But why do we keep doing this to ourselves? I truly believe that being healthy and feeling comfy in one’s own skin is something that is not only achievable but also... + continue reading