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Dean Hodgkin

Fitness Consultant, Speaker, Educator, Writer.

A truly international fitness ambassador, having appeared at both consumer and trade fitness events in 36 countries resulting in being voted Best International Fitness Presenter at the 1 Body 1 World awards in New York. In addition, he received the Lifetime Achievement award at the International Fitness Showcase, Europe’s largest group fitness event. Whilst combat fitness, HIIT yoga and functional conditioning are strong areas, Dean’s passion is in teaching dance fitness workouts, as a result of which he was the UK leader of both Reebok City Jam and Nike Rockstar programmes. More recently he created the innovative celebrity programmes FI7NESS and MYBODY. He has appeared as a guest expert on a large number of television and radio programmes both in the UK and overseas and in trying to preach the fitness gospel to as wide an audience as possible he has filmed workouts on a boat in the middle of Lake Windermere, on the set of Coronation Street, on the end of Blackpool pier, in Times Square, on the roof of a Mumbai skyscraper, in a busy hotel lobby in Taipei and in an Amsterdam park with a Dutch soap opera star. Leading a mass workout in London’s Battersea Park, standing in front of the accompanying Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, is a particular highlight. Dean has co-authored two fitness books and regularly writes features for mainstream newspapers and magazines with a list that includes The Times, Sunday Times, GQ, FHM, Men’s Health, Esquire, Cosmopolitan, Health & Fitness, Women’s Fitness, Slimming and Your Fitness. His unique ability to create diverse lifestyle programmes also led to him working with major brand names including Reebok, Marks & Spencer, Weight Watchers, RAC, Nike, Remington, David Lloyd, British Dental Association, 3 Mobile, Boots, Aviva and Whitbread. As a sportsman, he was 3-times World and 2-times European Karate Champion. Coaching experience includes working with basketball, soccer, tennis, golf and American football players. Dean is currently retained as a consultant by both multi-award winning spa resort Ragdale Hall and Energie Global Brand Management, the leading fitness industry franchise operator.

Let The Music Play

In the quest to get in shape it could be argued the MP3 player is as essential a piece of fitness equipment as the treadmill and motivating music is as important within your armoury as a gym membership and a decent pair of running shoes. But just why is this and how can we make the most of the results boosting potential of music while we work?
13/07/2017 17:24 BST

Boot-Camp in Your Birthday Suit

Maybe, as with many things in life, the cyclical nature of fashion (trust me, never throw clothes away, just put them under the bed and wait) had reawakened us to the spirit of the ancient Olympics when the Greeks competed naked.
10/02/2016 12:15 GMT

Christmas Trimmings

You know how it goes... it starts with a few chips and dips at the company Christmas party and ends up with you sprawled on the sofa polishing off a box of chocolates, watching a festive film on TV.
25/11/2015 10:55 GMT

Health in the Balance

Fall related injuries affect a third of people over 65 each year, often leading to hospital admission and in many cases seriously impacting quality of life thereafter, including dropping out of social circles and even loss of independence.
20/10/2015 15:21 BST

Holiday Fitness

It's that wonderful holiday time of year again, you've waited ages for your much-deserved rest so the last thing you want is to start to feel guilty about taking a break from your exercise programme and the effect this will have on your figure and fitness level.
15/06/2015 14:58 BST

Sitting Comfortably?

The human body simply isn't structured to be sitting for long duration and when you do that, it begins to fault. Here are my tips to build activity into your day to ensure you keep moving... for many years to come!
21/05/2015 20:59 BST

The Great Outdoors

Transferring just one of your weekly workouts to the outdoors can bring a new edge to your routine, introducing a sense of adventure and stimulating an adrenalin boost. It can take you back to thoughts of endless hours spent running about playing and exploring when you were young but more importantly it lets you enjoy your body again.
25/03/2015 15:24 GMT

Easy Fit

In terms of preventive health, simply putting down the remote control and getting off the sofa rates in the same category as stopping smoking and remembering to strap on your seatbelt. From heart disease to osteoporosis and diabetes to back problems, much of the illnesses we once associated with old age are actually due to decreasing activity levels.
07/01/2015 17:31 GMT