Andy Brown
Andy is a freelance journalist who has previously edited print and online titles for entrepreneurial outfit New Business publishing and FitPro, the world’s largest association for health and fitness professionals. He has also written and implemented social media strategies across numerous platforms. He is interested in sport, films, business, health and politics. When not working he can be found inhaling hummus and olives like they are going out of fashion and watching Humphrey Bogart films.

Entries by Andy Brown

Five Things Your Personal Trainer Should Be Doing

(0) Comments | Posted 23 July 2013 | (17:41)

In my last Huffington Post blog I talked about how to find a personal trainer and the key attributes to look for. As a man who loves a story I'm going to take this a step further - once you've chosen a personal trainer how do you know...

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How to Pick a Personal Trainer

(2) Comments | Posted 4 June 2013 | (00:00)

In his eye-opening and excellent expose of Wall Street Trading practices, Liar's Poker, Michael Lewis recounts his journey from naive, wide-eyed trainee to a fully fledged bond trader. In the book Lewis talks about the importance of a 'jungle guide'; someone to see you safely across the metaphorical...

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Fitness Exam

(0) Comments | Posted 24 May 2013 | (10:08)

It was something that, in all honesty, I probably knew already, but I can now confirm that mindlessly staring at a question for minutes on end doesn't make the answer magically appear. All it achieves (if achieves isn't too strong a word in this context) is to make the question...

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Digital Health Revolution

(0) Comments | Posted 14 May 2013 | (13:24)

A few years from now, a head coach looks up from his sheet and, addressing the row of young hopefuls in front of him, pauses dramatically for a few seconds (he's obviously been watching too many talent shows on TV) and reveals who's has made the squad. What makes this...

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Cavemen, Barefoot Running and HIIT

(0) Comments | Posted 18 April 2013 | (16:03)

Last week, for the third year in succession, I attended my company's annual fitness convention (disappointingly, the possibility of me getting a match ball wasn't even discussed). The weekend features lectures and practical workshops on a range of topics relevant to personal trainers and group X instructors, and...

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Fitness Secrets

(0) Comments | Posted 25 March 2013 | (11:47)

Next time you are in your local newsagents have a look at how the magazines are displayed. In most shops, the magazines are clustered closely together, almost suffocatingly so, as they compete for space and light. The height they're positioned at is key as well - it's no good being...

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Why Do We Run?

(0) Comments | Posted 12 March 2013 | (17:51)

It was only a couple of weeks ago that I put on a final burst and crossed the finishing line of the Paris half marathon. The steam rose off me into the crisp Parisian climate, as I tried desperately to suck air into my lungs and walk on...

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Future of Fitness

(0) Comments | Posted 22 February 2013 | (10:11)

This week was something of a red-letter one; I had two phone interviews regarding where I think the fitness industry is headed. One was with a national newspaper and the other was with one of the 'big four' accounting firms who were preparing a report for their investors about what...

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