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Further update regarding Covid-19

Posted: 28th Mar, 2020 by Liz Lee

As the current situation with COVID-19 brings more disruption and uncertainty to us all, we want to send you a message of reassurance. Following the Government announcement in recent days, the Amac team will be working remotely and we want to assure you that we have robust plans already in place to support all students […]

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Amac update regarding Covid-19

Posted: 19th Mar, 2020 by Liz Lee

following the Government announcement yesterday, Amac will stop running face-to-face courses in line with Government instruction. It is impossible to give a specific timescale due to the ever changing situation but we will endeavour to resume face-to-face as soon as it is safe to do so. All online courses are continuing as normal. I am […]

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Advice to Students regarding Covid-19

Posted: 13th Mar, 2020 by Liz Lee

In response to the growing number of cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the UK and around the world. News headlines about the pandemic have certainly been unsettling. The situation, and the world’s response are evolving daily. It is not yet clear how the spread of Coronavirus will develop and the extent of its impact on […]

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The Marmot Review 10 years on – are health inequalities being resolved?

Posted: 28th Feb, 2020 by Dave Lee

This month, Marmot and colleagues published ‘Marmot Review 10 Years On’, looking at the health inequalities identified in their original review in 2010. Health inequalities refer to the differences between people due to social, geographical, biological or other factors. Some differences, such as ethnicity, gender or age, may be fixed; whereas others are caused by […]

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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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