This mental health awareness course is suitable for anyone looking to develop their knowledge and confidence when talking more openly about mental ill health and supporting people living with mental health conditions via mental health first aid.

As exercise referral instructors or instructors working with special population groups you will hopefully soon, if you haven’t already, come across Moving healthcare professionals and Moving medicine; an initiative by the Faculty of Sport & Exercise Medicine UK in partnership with Public Health England and Sport England which launched in October 2018. The idea is that healthcare […]

What’s the story? There is a lot of confusion and conflicting information out there about how much and what type of fats we should be eating. As fitness professionals we should be recommending the FSA guidelines of not more than 11% saturated fatty acids and not more than 35% total fat intake. https://www.ptdirect.com/training-design/nutrition/national-nutrition-guidelines-united-kingdom However, there […]

Overview This qualification is designed to train learners to a professionally competent level, enabling them to plan, conduct and review programmes to address the needs of clients with low back pain. Back pain is a very prevalent condition, impacting on average 80% of adults during their lifetime. It is therefore even more important for fitness […]

An important role of fitness professionals is to help clients set and agree on goals. Without goal setting, you can’t demonstrate the results you are helping your clients to achieve so it is fundamental to the services that you offer. Setting realistic goals using the SMART goal setting process can help with client adherence, motivation, […]