Category Archives: Blog

UK Chief Medical Officers’ Physical Activity Guidelines – Updated This report was published on the 7th September 2019 and is an update to the 2011 physical activity guidelines. The new guidelines use new evidence that recognises the importance of activity every day and in participating in a range of activities, there is more emphasis on […]

In this short blog, we are highlighting some mental health condition statistics, identifying the importance of physical activity and inviting you to consider developing your knowledge further in the area of mental health awareness.

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 […]

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, […]