Upcoming Events

Here are some of the events that are going to be taking place around the country in the coming months – we plan to be at most if not all of them, so if you are going too let us know if you would like to meet up!

REPS  REPs Roadshows: If you are an endorsed provider, these roadshows offer a great opportunity to offer bitesize master classes to REPs members so they can get a feel of the training you offer. Find out all the details on the REPs website.

LIW Leisure Industry Week: LIW is the UK’s largest gathering of leisure decision makers, influencers and buyers, bringing together thousands of like-minded professionals to shape the future and growth of the sector, and is taking place in Birmingham on 20-21 September 2016. Full details here.

foodmattersFood Matters Live: The conference will address the political, social and economic issues surrounding the complex and challenging relationship between food, health and nutrition. 400 speakers across 80 seminar sessions and 17 live debates taking place at the ExCeL in London on 22-24 November 2016.

REPS_BADGE_CPD 6_LOGO SkillsActive Training Days: We have released September dates for the next tutor, assessor and internal quality assurance workshops for anyone seeking endorsement or wanting to brush up their skills. The places are filling up first so don’t miss out! Full details here.

meynell National Playwork Conference: The 15th National Playwork Conference will be taking place in Eastbourne, East Sussex on Tuesday 7th March and Wednesday 8th March 2017. Find details here of the first call for presentations.

 

Contact us at endorsement@skillsactive.com if you would like your event in our next newsletter.

CPD for Endorsed Providers

Tutor training

Having sent out our recent customer survey asking endorsed providers what extra services we could provide, we discovered that a significant number wanted additional tutor training for existing tutors.

SkillsActive would therefore like to introduce you to ‘Inspirational Teaching’, a continuing professional development training course for tutors.  This is the first of many new courses to be exclusively offered to SkillsActive endorsed training providers in partnership with Habia.

You can find out more about the course and what you will learn here.

Training dates and venues to follow, but you can register your interest now by emailing sales@habia.org with your contact details.

 

Provider Profile: aquaphysical

Aquaphysical is one of our newest endorsed providers and we asked them to let us know how things are going and how endorsement has helped them.aquaphysicalWhat is aquaphysical?

Aquaphysical is the company that sells the innovative aquabase® and the hugely popular floatfit® classes.

How did aquaphysical start?

After several months developing the idea, Leila Francis Coleman joined forces with Tom Whelan (fitness professional and rugby player) and aquaphysical was formed. This was when research started in earnest on the aquabase®. After discussions with experienced fitness professionals to develop the product and class, including yoga and Pilates instructors, personal trainers and physiotherapists, the aquabase® design was produced in prototype form. Product trials followed in early 2015.

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How did you make the transition from fitness professional to training provider?

Tom used the knowledge, insight and contacts that he had as a personal trainer and rugby player. Leila used her own experience as an end user as well as her sailing background. Together they were able to create the effective and enjoyable class floatfit®. There are now over 60 floatfit® Instructors working in Europe and there are an increasing number of Master Trainers being trained to meet the growing demand.

How did you find the endorsement process?

The SkillsActive and REPS team were extremely helpful and I would strongly advise anyone who has an idea to pursue it! Having our training endorsed with REPS has increased our opportunities within the fitness industry.

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What are your future plans?

There is now enormous interest worldwide about the floatfit® class and there are various developments in the pipeline. We hope that it will be internationally renowned!

What does success look like to you for aquaphysical?

To have floatfit® classes taking place in swimming pools on every continent. With Master Trainers working in each country helping the team and brand continue to grow.

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What, in your opinion, does aquaphysical bring to customers and the fitness industry?

Aquaphysical brings a completely unique and fresh way to look at swimming pool usage. Swimming pools within leisure facilities will appeal to a wider demographic of people.

Customers will appreciate the effectiveness and great benefits of the classes as well as the fact that they are enormous fun.

The aquabase® is the first and only floating exercise mat that provides gym studio workouts on the water. Providing a perfect platform for many forms of exercise. Completely unique and a fresh evolution of the way swimming pool/gym classes can now be held.

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For more information visit www.aquaphysical.com or contact Tom Whelan at tom@aquaphysical.com or Leila Francis-Coleman at leila@aquaphysical.com.