In Partnership: CIMSPA & the RAF School of PT

In October 2018, the Royal Air Force (RAF) School of Physical Training joined the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) as a skills development partner. Consequently, the RAF has aligned its leading physical training to CIMSPA professional standards. The RAF believes the provision of Physical Education (PEd) by its Physical… Read More

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3 Questions to Ask Before Signing up for a Fitness Boot Camp

If a fitness boot camp is looking more and more attractive as the end of the year approaches, you may be preparing to enrol yourself in the nearest or quickest one. Before you sign on the dotted line, however, ask yourself these three important questions: 1. Is boot camp a match for my fitness goals?… Read More

Member Retention: Make Sure You Employ the ‘Right’ Trainers

I recently published an article on churn management, which is the art of identifying the customers who are likely to churn from (leave) a company, and initiating proactive measures to retain them. One of those proactive measures, according to the Mindbody (a management software provider), should be employing the right trainers. Mindbody found that fitness… Read More

Pregnancy: Linking Good, Benefits & Exercise

“It can be easy to fear exercise when pregnant. Harry Barnes, Ante and Post Natal Personal Trainer, argues there are few more important times to keep fit.” (Barnes, 2017, p.18). Pregnancy dramatically alters the body: hormones, extra nutrients and stretching to allow the ‘wee one’ to grow. Barnes (2017) informs us that almost half of… Read More

Recreational Running Course

As I am attending the Level 2 Intermediate Recreational Running Coach course this weekend, I decided this weeks posts would be running related. Although I have previously coached clients for running training, I never got an accredited qualification (just in-house recognition as a coach). I will be completing my 1-day (0830 to 1700) course with… Read More

New Sub-section: British Army Physical Training Instructor Course overview

This new section found under the main page heading of ‘Regulation and Qualifications’ will provide the reader with an in-depth overview of the British Army’s basic PTI course.