Active IQ is opening up its online Skills Hub CPD and Medical Advisor training resources to all fitness professionals with immediate effect to help them make the most of their time during the coronavirus pandemic.
Through Skills Hub, fitpros can study a range of CPD courses online and enhance their knowledge by listening to webinars and podcasts. Active IQ hopes that by opening up Skills Hub, fitness professionals will be encouraged to make positive use of any extra time they have while leisure centres are closed and clients are observing social distance guidelines.
Skills Hub is usually only available to Active IQ centres and learners. Its CPD area includes diverse topics including nutrition and dieting, bodyweight and functional training, exercise prescription including Kettlebells and Suspended Movement Training and online training techniques. Each CPD programme has video content, supporting resources and associated quizzes and provides an auto certificate upon successful completion.
Its Medical Advisor section includes a vast resource of content from Active IQ’s Chief Medical Advisor, Dr Dane Vishnubala. It covers research and learning around various medical conditions and exercise such as cancer, osteoarthritis, cardiovascular disease plus insight into behaviour change, corrective exercise and pre and post-natal activity programming.
“The leisure industry is in a state of flux with the coronavirus pandemic preventing gym and fitness instructors, group exercise teachers and personal trainers from working with clients and members,” says Jenny Patrickson, Active IQ managing director. “While they are facing enforced breaks from their day-to-day work, we are encouraging fitpros to be proactive and take the opportunity to learn new skills and broaden their knowledge. The hope is they feel more positive despite the current restrictions and return to work after the pandemic feeling optimistic and in a stronger position.”
To find more and register for the free access to the Skills Hub CPD and Medical Advisor sections, email Skillshub@activeiq.co.uk