Tanita is holding the UK’s first Tanita Training Academy this autumn in a bid to help those working in the fitness industry take a much more holistic approach when it comes to advising clients about how to lead fit and healthy lifestyles.
The Tanita Training Academy will provide a detailed overview of body composition and bioimpedance analysis (BIA) specifically so fitness professionals can provide a more enhanced and bespoke service for their clients. Registration is now open for half-day courses in London (26 September) and Edinburgh (24 October).
The course will cover the key aspects of body composition analysis including an introduction to the science behind the data, the main measurements the device can track and what this means in a real-life application. Those who attend will also learn where the equipment sits in the spectrum of accuracy and how it compares to other assessment methods.
The course will look at the ways in which it can be used by gyms for commercial purposes. Fitness centres will be able to offer members a more tailored and holistic approach to workouts, alongside an improved use of facilities and greater potential for cross-selling.
Those who complete the course will be awarded a CPD accreditation with CIMSPA worth 5 CPD points, which they can add to a CV or portfolio to show they can understand and interpret the data given by any Tanita device and use this when providing consultations to members/clients on training, health and wellbeing.
Simon Wilkinson, Tanita Training Academy course lead at Tanita, says:
Body composition monitoring has been proven to be the best way to accurately track your progress when you start a particular fitness or nutrition programme. It can give a much better picture of a person’s internal health compared with other methods, such as BMI or callipers.
For anyone who’s looking to adopt a healthier lifestyle but who isn’t seeing an immediate change in their body, using the monitor is a great way to feel rewarded for their hard work and helps them to stay motivated.
With the UK fitness industry now worth an estimated £5 billion, gyms are looking to personalise and enhance the experience they’re providing members. Bioimpedance analysis is quickly becoming an essential part of gym life, with an increasing number of both independent gyms and large chains choosing to offer the service. Both David Lloyd and Virgin Active now include the use Tanita technology as part of a membership package.
The technology has a proven track record of directly increasing recruitment and retention of members, as it allows gyms to offer a more bespoke and personalised service to individuals. Simon continues:
Despite the rising demand, a high number of fitness professionals still lack the necessary knowledge to understand and interpret the data given by the equipment. The Tanita Training Academy aims to counter this deficit and to teach those working in the industry how to use the technology to help them and their clients develop personalised training programmes and facilitate real change to health and lifestyle.
Tanita body composition technology is used by medical and sports professionals worldwide, including the NHS, and it boasts the highest levels of precision and clinical accuracy of any body composition monitor on the market.
Tanita Training Academy info
- Course attendance costs £120 (incl. VAT) and anyone wishing to attend should sign up online at https://tanita.eu/products/training-course
- The day runs from 11am to 4pm and each session is limited to a maximum of fifteen people.
- For those unable to attend the Tanita Training Academy in London or Edinburgh, the course can also be delivered on site at £500 day rate, provided five or more staff members sign up.