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Which Awarding Body? – Active IQ Qualifications or YMCA Awards?

Which Awarding Body, Active IQ Qualifications or YMCA Awards_

How do I choose which awarding body is best for me?

Awarding bodies (such as Active IQ) certify all manner of health and fitness qualifications. These awarding bodies are responsible for monitoring the quality of delivery as well as the topics and material which is being taught by the training providers. Registration and certification of learners are also carried out by the awarding bodies. Active IQ and YMCA awards are the two biggest awarding bodies in the fitness industry and as a result, are recognised across the UK and worldwide.

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Stretching for Beginners

Stretching for Beginners

How flexible are you? – Don’t worry we’re not going to ask you to help me move to a new house or look after my dog while I go on holiday. I mean mobility and flexibility. Do you stretch? If not, why not? Stretching is very overlooked, often seen as a token gesture before and after a workout. We’ve written this as a short guide to stretching for beginners. But regardless of your experience, there may be some elements of stretching that you’re unaware of.

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FITT Principle of Training for clients

FITT Principle of Training

Getting the best out of a training program either for yourself or a client of yours is key. Considering your standard methods of training i.e. specificity, progression, overload and reversibility is something that is taken for granted. But sometimes when tailoring programs, we forget about the individuality of the client. This is where the FITT principle of training comes into play.

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