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The ‘global epidemic’ of adolescent inactivity

Posted: 26th Nov, 2019 by Dave Lee

The BBC published an article last week reporting on the World Health Organisation’s research which asserted adolescent inactivity has become a ‘global epidemic’. Over 80% of adolescents (11-17 years old) are not getting enough exercise or physical activity, damaging their health (both physical and mental), brain development, cognitive function, and social skills as a result. […]

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Obesity and willpower

Posted: 25th Sep, 2019 by Dave Lee

The BBC published a very interesting article yesterday (24/9/19) entitled “Obesity not caused by lack of willpower” The article was summarising the key findings of a British Psychological Society report), which is definitely worth a read for all fitness and health professionals. Current statistics show 63% of UK adults are overweight or obese, and 26.9% […]

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HIIT training for children and adolescents: Is it safe?

Posted: 11th Sep, 2019 by Dave Lee

I was recently asked whether HIIT training is safe for children to perform on a regular basis. I was not able to give a definitive answer, however. Despite my personal proclivity for HIIT, my gut answer was ‘no’. This, of course, awakened my curiosity and I subsequently hunted for an answer. The reason I instinctively […]

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Is theory really that important?

Posted: 10th Jul, 2019 by Dave Lee

As fitness professionals, we have to pass many exams and complete many worksheets in order to gain the qualifications we need to practice. But what do we do with the knowledge gained from these once we start working? Do we bother using it at all? How does it all fit together? Do we actually need […]

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FREE Mental Health Awareness course

Posted: 27th Jun, 2019 by Liz Lee

We believe that as a Fitness Professionals working with a wide range of clients, that it is important to have a good understanding and awareness of mental health and common mental health disorders and issues. Through studying this course, it should enable you to recognise and respond to the signs of mental ill health and […]

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‘Good’ news from Ofsted

Posted: 8th Mar, 2019 by Liz Lee

We’re celebrating after being rated as a good provider by Ofsted following a three day inspection in February 2019 looking at our course provision. They have judged us to be a ‘good’ training provider overall and ‘outstanding’ in the area of ‘personal development, behaviour and welfare’. Read more here…

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Amac receives Feefo Gold Trusted Service Award 2019

Posted: 4th Feb, 2019 by Liz Lee

Amac has won the Feefo Gold Service award, an independent seal of excellence that recognises businesses for delivering exceptional experiences, as rated by real customers. Created by Feefo, Trusted Service is awarded only to those businesses that use Feefo to collect genuine reviews and insights. Those that meet the high standard, based on the number […]

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Student Discount Card

Posted: 12th Sep, 2018 by Liz Lee

TOTUM, the new name for the NUS extra card, brings you over 200 UK student discounts and comes with 1-year FREE ISIC unlocking over 42,000 international discounts. All Amac students booking the PT Career Package will receive one of these cards giving over 200 UK discounts on the brands you love. TOTUM has the best […]

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CIMSPA partner

Posted: 7th Jun, 2018 by Liz Lee

We are pleased to announce that we have been welcomed as an official CIMSPA Skills Development Partner. The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity is the professional development body for the UK’s sport and physical activity sector. You will see the CPD points allocated to over 20 of our qualifications.

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