First of all we’d like to say a massive thank you to everyone who attended the REPs South East Convention! We really hope you enjoyed your day (or days) and we really look forward to hearing your feedback in the coming weeks.
Secondly, not to worry if you couldn’t attend as we’ve got a great round up for you of all the events and workshops that happened over the two-day convention!
Wow! What an exciting and busy two days it was! Both days started off with a great introduction from John Byers, who ran the convention, followed by a REPs update from Rebecca Weissbort, External Liaison Manager for REPs.
It was fantastic to have the support of our sponsors, Kinectica and Shock Absorber, who gave a great speech on the importance of sports bras and how to tackle the subject with your clients.
There were a total of 24 workshops for our delegates to get their teeth stuck in to.
Highlights included Lincoln Byrden Metabolic Physique Conditioning, Exercise Anywhere Exerpoling, KBTEducation Advanced weightlifting & functional training and of course the key note speech delivered by Dr Ian Campbell : “Weight loss – What works, what doesn’t and why!” – His speech was followed by a very lively Q&A session debating opinions on the 5:2 diet and high intensity training in regards to weight management!
We went along to Exercise Anywhere Exerpoling, which seemed like great fun for all those involved in the session! The session was lead by Nordic Walking UK and was aimed at PTs wanting to use poles to create an outdoor full body workout experience similar to a cross training machine but didn’t want to have to spend time teaching the full Nordic Walking technique!
Here’s what REPs member Danny Barker had to say on the session: “I really enjoyed this session. It’s something I’ve never done before but as I live in rural area it’s something I wanted to get involved in as I feel it could really benefit me and my clients.”
We got speaking to a few of our members over both days and here’s what they had to say.
Here we have Monika Zalewska who attended Advanced weightlifting & functional training.
“I love weight lifting as it gives me the best results for my body! I thought the session was really great! Very informative and Professional!”
Leigh Aliss – “I came along to convention last November and thought it was a great day so why not come again, and I’m glad I did as I found the day really interesting. I thought the key note speech raised some great points about weight loss and weight management, especially the fact that there is no magic pill that may work!”
We also spoke to Reps member Lucy Miller, who had flown from Germany to attend the event! “I think the conventions are such a fantastic idea and I’ve really enjoyed myself today and found out so much interesting information, even with an injured hip!”
Highlights of day two included Fitness FX T3 blast vs. T3 Jump, YMCA Fit Definition of Hardcore (HIT), and Dr John Searle, OBE Exercise and Arthritis – it works!
Day 2’s keynote speech was delivered by Fred Hoffman, who delivered and inspiring and interactive: Great Trainers: Born or Made?
JordanTraining Academy Metabolic training using ropes and bands kicked off in day 2 in fine style. The popular class was filled with enthusiasm, most notably from Nadya Fairweather, who shared her thoughts on the session.
“The class was great. It helped me learn more ways to terrain effectively using the ropes.”
The Premier Training International session was also a real hit and a more unusual session. Delegates were asked to behave as animals, using their movements to develop their own body strength.
We were even fortunate enough to have the day filmed. We’ll soon be able to share some great footage from the day. Thank you to all those who agreed to an interview on the day!
Overall, the two days were a real success and we hope to see you in Birmingham in September at Leisure Industry Week.