Nearly 100 attendees enjoyed a variety of sessions at The REPs Scottish Convention held at The Lagoon Leisure Centre, Paisley. The event included a brilliant keynote presentation from Keith Smith (Global Master Trainer, Life Fitness) on ‘The biggest market for the fitness industry in the next 20 years – The Independent Older Adult’. Keith was exceptionally insightful and spoke with great passion about the next “big opportunity” in fitness.
REPs Compliance and Standards Manager, Rob Wilkie, who was present on the day, gave the following feedback:
“The day was a resounding success with fantastic information delivered to a crowd of extremely dedicated members. The variety of workshops on offer is testament to the varied numbers of roles we see as members of the Register.”
Here’s what REPs member Kathyn McCubbin had to say:
“I really enjoy coming along to the conventions. There were so many good workshops today I couldn’t decide! It is also a great chance to meet other fitness professionals and network”
Kicking off with the day we had a number of workshops covering a spectrum of activities relevant to our members, here are highlights from a few of those workshops.
Lincoln Bryden spoke at length on ‘Metabolic Physique Conditioning: Bridging the Hormonal Gap between Muscle Growth and Fat Loss’. Highlighting that metabolic conditioning is wonderful at burning fat, but it continually falls short in the muscle building category. He explained the variances and outlined what we as a team can do to help restore the balance.
KBTEducation highlighted the benefits of advanced Olympic lifting and functional training. Lifting weights can be the ideal training for many of your clients, some of which may never have considered it.
Premier Training International led a session focused on several often ignored health and lifestyle factors that must be fully understood and applied in order to witness truly successful, long term weight management. This scientific approach to beating the bulge was a great session.
Classical Pilates UK also delivered a brilliant session outlined how current science is only now catching up with one of the longest lasting functional training methods.
Later Life Training ran a workshop that looked at the importance of evidence and good practice guidance, as recognised by bodies important in the writing of National Level Strategic Documents, including the Department of Health and Royal College of Physicians.
Drummond Education gave us all a crash course in social media in the run up to one of the busiest times of year for an instructor. This timely session gave us all insight into the ways in which we can be smart with our engagements and increase the number of clients we have, alongside keeping better connected to our existing clients.
This is short round up of what we would all agree was a fantastic day. The number of people who took time out of their busy schedules to earn CPD points and also contribute to valuable discussions was fantastic. We would like to say a large thank you to the team at the Lagoon Leisure Centre for hosting our day!