New accredited ‘Zumba® Combo Qualification’ launched in partnership with Lifetime Training and EMD Academy

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The REPs accredited qualification is a first for the industry and combines two existing certificates  

Zumba, the largest dance-fitness company in the world that counts 15 million fans in 180 countries, has teamed up with the Exercise, Movement and Dance (EMD) Academy and Lifetime Training to create and launch the new ‘Zumba® Combo Qualification’.

Developed and delivered exclusively by the EMD Academy and Lifetime Training, the new qualification combines the teaching certificate in Exercise, Movement and Dance (EMD) and the instructor certificate in Exercise to Music (ETM).

The Zumba® Combo is available to members of the Zumba® Instructor Network, known as ZIN™ members, who have already completed their Zumba® B1 training.

Those who complete the Zumba® Combo Qualification will also have access to EMDP benefits, which guarantees free REPs membership and insurance, discounted PPL music license fees and ongoing teacher support.

The course takes four days to complete and will be launched in London on 23-26 June. Nine courses are scheduled across the UK in July, with further dates secured nationwide throughout August – October.

REPs Head of Membership Greg Small said: “This qualification is great news for the exercise industry. It is no secret that Zumba has proved hugely popular, and this qualification will only improve the service and elevate delivery to a higher standard.”

Commenting on the introduction of the new qualification, Dave Sibley, Managing Director of Europe for Zumba®, said: “With our ‘exercise in disguise’ method that is practiced in more than 200,000 locations worldwide, Zumba® has shaken up the fitness industry and given thousands of people the opportunity to make a career out of doing something they love. We know our instructors are passionate about continuing their educational journey to improve their skills and knowledge. This course allows them to do so whilst keeping Zumba® centre-stage.”

Nigel Wallace, Client Services Director for Lifetime Training, said: “The qualification is a great opportunity for anyone wanting to advance their instructor career; we have already experienced fantastic interest, and we are confident that, with our reputation for quality and excellence in teaching delivery, learners will benefit hugely from the new qualification.”

Daran Bennett, CEO of The Exercise, Movement & Dance Partnership (EMDP) said: “This is a significant development for the world of EMD and dance-fitness teacher training in the UK. It demonstrates the high professional standards we encourage across the sector. We are delighted that Zumba® continues to embrace ongoing education and qualifications for its ZIN™ members. It will support and guide further excellent teaching to encourage more movers to the party! An aim EMDP are here to guide and champion. It’s been partnership working at its best.”

For more information in completing the Zumba® Combo Qualification, visit www.lifetimetraining.co.uk/zumba or call 0870 120 1207

REPs supports CYQ Fitness Trainer of the Year Competition

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2013 Competition Winners 

We are delighted to be partnering with CYQ at this year’s Fitness Trainer of the Year Competition, which will be taking place at St. George’s Park on the 1 May 2014. The competition winners will be recognised and rewarded through receiving a REPs membership, insurance and a goody bag.

The CYQ Fitness Trainer Competition is a skills competition for students of the fitness industry. Delivered in collaboration with British Colleges Sport (BCS), the competition celebrates the excellence of fitness instructors and personal trainers educated within further education colleges across the UK.

All finalists involved will be competing to become the UK’s top fitness trainers in the following categories:

  • Level 2 Gym Instructor
  • Level 2 Exercise to Music Instructor
  • Level 3 Personal Trainer

Here’s what our Head of Membership Greg Small had to say about the competition:

“We are delighted to be supporting these young, up and coming professionals in their careers. By recognising these professionals, we are offering them the best start to their careers as they look to enhance the health and fitness of the nation. This competition is a fantastic opportunity for aspiring professionals to make their mark in the industry and we’d like to take this moment to wish everyone involved the very best of luck.”

The finalists

Level 2 Fitness Instructor – Gym

Name College
Liam Swan College of West Anglia
Hannah Palk Brockenhurst College
Amy Davis Cornwall College (St. Austell)
Chris Wood Darlington College
Gareth Jones West Cheshire College
Kathyrn Ingles Warwickshire College
Jake Rock Grimsby College
Stephen Donnelly South West College, NI

 

Level 2 Fitness Instructor – Exercise to Music

Name College
Jack Colbourne Brockenhurst College
Deborah Terry Truro and Penwith College
Ross Jarvis Warwickshire College

Level 3 Personal Trainer

Name College
Philip Lant College of West Anglia
Callum Green South Downs College
Holly Walsh Cornwall College (St. Austell)
Ross Pickersgill Redcar and Cleveland College
Alex Bruce North Warks & Hinckley College

So what will the judges be looking for?

All finalists have already successfully completed an online test and personal statement. The personal statements’ score will be added to the marks achieved at the finals.

Each competition requires the competitors to gather information about their client/s, within an agreed time frame and instruct their session to published criteria. The Level 3 Personal Trainer also requires a progressive plan to be written within timed conditions.

The judges will be observing, amongst many things, the ability of the competitor to relate to their client/s, and the quality of the competitor’s instructional and motivational skills. Plus, they will be judged on their ability to work in a pressurised, time sensitive and professional environment whilst maintaining excellent levels of customer care.

From all at REPs, we’d like to wish everyone taking part the very best of luck.

Zuu: The new exercise regime that will bring out the animal in you

Our Head of Memberships Greg Small has featured in the Metro again, discussing body movement when exercising!

JOIN REPS at the Scottish Convention

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The REPs Scottish Convention takes place on Wednesday 13th November at the Lagoon Leisure Centre in Paisley. There is still time to book your place and earn some valuable CPD points!

 REGISTER NOW 

THE LINE UP:

Our key note speaker Keith Smith (Global Master Trainer, Life Fitness) will give us all great insight as to what the next biggest market will be within the fitness industry.

There will also be a choice of 12 interactive and informative workshops to keep you up to speed with all the latest industry news and developments.

The charge for the day is £50 for REPs members (£70 for non-members) and this includes refreshments and a buffet lunch.

FOLLOW THIS LINK FOR MORE INFO AND TO REGISTER NOW!

EARN your CPD points today and visit us in Scotland

Coming Soon – Level 4 Specialist Instructor – Strength and Conditioning

*UPDATE*

We are afraid to announce that the new Level 4 Strength and Conditioning category will not be available from the 1st April, as previously mentioned. However, rest assured that we are working hard to have it ready in the coming months.

The new category is being created following significant demand from REPs members, for a new Level 4 role amongst Personal Trainers. This will allow them to reach the highest level of their profession (without needing a specialism in a medical area).

This category will be available to REPs instructors who have achieved the UK Strength & Conditioning Association UKSCA accreditation, which supports employability via this route.

An instructor will require a prerequisite of the Level 3 Personal Trainer Category on

We will keep you updated and let you know as soon as the New Category is ready for you to sign up for.

Fantastic Offers for REPs Members!

We’ve teamed up with these great health, well-being and fitness brands to offer you fantastic discounts on a range of products and services.

Choose REPs as your ‘go-to’ for everything you need to stay on top of your game!

 

Nutricentre Sports – 12% OFF

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Kinetica Sports – 20% OFF

  • Enter REPS20 at Checkout!
  • All Kinetica products are rigorously tested and scientifically proven to work, to help ensure peak condition before, during and after training.
  • Follow this link to start purchasing today.

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VIVOBAREFOOT™ – 20% OFF

  • Simply enter REPS20 during checkout for any shoe purchases.
  • In 2003, VIVOBAREFOOT™ became the pioneer of barefoot movement by launching the first barefoot shoe with a patented, ultra thin puncture resistant sole, offering maximum sensory feedback and protection.
  • Follow this link to make your purchase today. Offer ends 30th April 2013.

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Zaggora – 10% OFF

  • Enter REPS at Checkout!
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Bupa – 15% OFF

  • Includes discounts on Everyday Healthcare Costs and Bupa By You Health Insurance
  • Follow this link for full details, including terms and conditions.

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Kinetica offer terms and conditions:

  • The promotional code entitles you to 20% off any Kinetica Sports Products purchased online at http://SkillsActive.kineticasports.com?code=REPS20
  • Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion, discount or offer.
  • Offer is subject to availability, whilst stocks last.
  • The promotional code can be used in multiple transactions.
  • Retailer reserves the right to refuse any promotional code if it suspects misuse, abuse or fraud.

VIVOBAREFOOT™ offer terms and conditions:

  • The promotional code entitles you to 20% off any VIVOBAREFOOT™ shoes via http://www.vivobarefoot.com/uk/ – It cannot be used for any other product or at any other websites.
  • The promotional code is valid for use between 8th Jan – 30th April 2013.
  • Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion, discount or offer.
  • Offer is subject to availability, whilst stocks last.
  • The promotional code can only be used once in one transaction.
  • Retailer reserves the right to refuse any promotional code if it suspects misuse, abuse or fraud.
  • By making a purchase in conjunction with this offer at http://www.vivobarefoot.com/uk/ you are consenting to receive marketing communications from REPs and VIVOBAREFOOT™. You will be given the option to opt out of further communications should you wish to. We will not pass on your details to third parties not previously mentioned without seeking your permission first.

Your Chance To Win With REPs and Leon Restaurants!

COMPETITION BEGINS TUESDAY 15TH JANUARY, 2013 *EXCLUSIVELY FOR REPs MEMBERS*

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January is a great time to set New Year’s resolutions and career goals, as well as assessing ones eating habits to ensure a healthy balanced diet is maintained. We’ve joined forces with Leon Restaurants for another month, to offer REPs members the chance to win: 1 of 6 Leon ‘Friends and Family’ Cook Books (worth £25)! So What Do You Have To Do? COMPETITION 2 All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is: Email your favourite, healthy winter warmer recipe (just like Leon’s prawn curry recipe below) to info@exerciseregister.org along with your full name, email address and mobile number. leoncurry

This competition will close on Thursday 31st January 2013 so email us today! We’ll select our favourite recipes and email six the winners directly within a week of the competition closing. For more recipes from Leon Cookbook 4 to share with Family and Friends, why not treat yourself to this great cookbook on Amazon. For Further information about Leon Restaurants and to join the Leon Community online, visit their Website, Twitter, Facebook and Amazon sites. And finally… watch the authors of Leon 4, John and Kay cook some more recipes from Family and Friends here. Competition T&Cs:

  1. The 6 prize winners will be selected by the REPs team.
  2. Competition 2 opens on Tuesday 15th Jan and closes on Thursday 31st January 2013 at 9pm. Any entries sent to info@exerciseregister.org after this time, will not be entered.
  3. The 6 winners, in conjunction with competition 2 will be emailed within 2 weeks of the competition closing date (Thursday 31st January 2013).
  4. By entering this competition, you are consenting to receive marketing communications from REPs and Leon Restaurants. You will be given the option to opt out of further communications should you wish to. We will not pass on your details to third parties.

20% OFF Kinetica Sports Products!

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As part of our promise to offer REPs members even more great benefits, we’re delighted to have partnered with Kinetica Sports; leading sports supplement brand.

 RECEIVE 20% OFF ALL KINETICA SPORTS PRODUCTS

Fantastic products at great value…

Kinetica’s three core categories include Recovery and Endurance, Power and Strength and Health.

All Kinetica products are rigorously tested and scientifically proven to work, to help ensure peak condition before, during and after training.

They taste great too!

Simply enter REPS20 at checkout to claim this great discount.

Follow this link to start purchasing today. Hurry, offer ends 31st January 2013.

 Watch this space for exciting news, brought to you by Kinetica in the New Year!

Offer terms and conditions:

 The promotional code entitles you to 20% off any Kinetica Sports Products purchased online at http://SkillsActive.kineticasports.com?code=REPS20

  1. The promotional code is valid from 20th December 2012 until 31st January 2013.
  2. Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion, discount or offer.
  3. Offer is subject to availability, whilst stocks last.
  4. The promotional code can be used in multiple transactions.
  5. Retailer reserves the right to refuse any promotional code if it suspects misuse, abuse or fraud.

Are You Looking For A New Challenge In The New Year?

The Leicester Kidney Exercise Team have posted a recent vacancy for an Exercise Research Facilitator, to support their research activities into exercise and kidney disease.

This is an interesting position. The research team are open minded about the background and qualifications for this post and I think it might suit someone with exercise or fitness qualifications.

Dr Alice Smith who leads the team said:

“This is an exciting opportunity for someone with knowledge and/or experience of exercise theory and training to join a friendly and enthusiastic multidisciplinary research team. We carry out a variety of research studies to investigate the benefits of exercise for people with kidney disease, and to develop tailored exercise programmes for introduction to the clinical service. The successful applicant will assist the researchers with all aspects of the work, including supervision of exercise programmes, monitoring participant progress, and administration of NHS research studies. This is an interesting and varied role which involves working with healthcare and exercise professionals to improve the health and quality of life of people with kidney disease, kidney transplants and those on dialysis.”

The online application system and further particulars can be found here:

http://www2.le.ac.uk/offices/jobs/opportunities/jobsearch

The job number MBP00756 needs to be entered into the system to find this particular vacancy.

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