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Exercise and mindfulness

How exercise and mindfulness can be good for your mental health

Mental health and wellbeing haven’t strayed far from our minds since the start of the pandemic. As social creatures, isolating …

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Coach

Myth No. 3: Being good at sports is the same as being a good coach

Let’s say you were a prolific striker in football or a nothing-but-net Goal Shooter in netball. Whilst it might be …

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Sports Coaching Market

Sports Coaching Market by Type and Geography – Forecast and Analysis 2021-2025

According to the latest forecast and analysis courtesy of Technavio, the sports coaching market has been predicted for growth of …

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Sport and recreation national plan

A guide to the national plan for sport and recreation released by the House of Lords committee

Last month (December 2021), the House of Lords released its recommendations for the future of PE and school sport. The …

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Blaze Rebels

David Lloyd launches Blaze Rebels programme as more families choose to exercise together

David Lloyd Clubs have launched the Blaze Rebels programme of activities at its premier fitness and sports facilities for families. …

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Watching sport

Myth No.2: Watching a sport gives you the knowledge to coach it

Training is so important. We wouldn’t be First Step Training if we didn’t think so. That’s why our courses, workshops …

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Bikeability

Celebrate the successes of Bikeability with First Step Training

The 10th of December will mark the annual Bikeability Celebration event, which this year will take place online. They will …

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Top 3 activities sector predictions

Top 3 activities sector predictions for 2022

As the year draws to a close, it’s clear that the pandemic and its fallout have dominated the sector’s growth, …

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Training opportunities

The benefits of expanding your offering with training opportunities

There are very few negatives to offering training opportunities within your business. It can be a natural progression of working …

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Apprenticeship account

How to register a Government Gateway account and open an Apprenticeship account

All apprenticeships must be registered through the Apprenticeship service to receive funding. This guide provides you with a comprehensive overview …

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Recruiting an apprentice

How can your business recruit an apprentice?

Today, recruiting an apprentice can be one of the most important steps you can take. It’s a solid step towards …

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Playing sport and coaching sport

Myth No.1: Playing sport and coaching sport are the same things

Coaching is a skill. You need to commit time, energy, and training to be a successful coach. Why? Because being fit …

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