We’ve brought together some podcasts from around the fitness industry

Here’s our pick of the latest news and views

Buddha on a Bicycle

Emma Smallman, Founder of Drum n Bounce, chats with Andre Berry of Buddha on a Bicycle on all things happiness, personal development and wellness.  Emma talks about the benefits of yoga to aid well-being, how her passion for exercise and music led her to create her Drum n Bounce brand, which she now takes to festivals and events, and how online delivery offered a ‘well-being service’  and new opportunities during lockdown.

Women in Sport – The impact of Covid-19 on teenage girls

Women in Sport chat to Becca and Britney from Goals4Girls and university student Ellen about what their lives were like during lockdown, the challenges they faced, how they got active and what they’re looking forward to when life gets back to “normal”.

The PT Trainer – sponsored by EMD UK

Here’s the latest episode where Brett Pearson, EMD UK’s Head of Sales and Marketing, and Sue Wilkie, our Head of Instructor Development, talk to Mark Anthony Laws, on their unique insights into the fitness industry and how it’s going to overcome the pandemic moving forwards.

Warning: The recording contains one or two expletives not deleted!

Fitness Industry Insiders – sponsored by EMD UK

Fitness Industry Insiders Karl Frew and Steve Watson are joined by Brett Pearson from EMD UK and Andy Pickles, Executive Chairman of The Music Factory Entertainment Group, to discuss the use of music in online classes.

Brett talks about the brand new online licence that he has been negotiating with PRS, and Andy talks about Pure Energy’s Go series, where the idea came from, and how instructors can continue to benefit from the service going forward.

Refresh: Group exercise – can it really help us relax? A Clean Thinking podcast

In this episode our CEO, Marcus Kingwell, tells us how exercise – and specifically group exercise – can help reduce stress and aid relaxation. If you’ve ever hit the pillow and your brain has started running through everything you don’t need to think about, this episode is for you.

The Power of Dance

DDMix have launched a series of brand new podcasts about the benefits of dance and movement.

Join Dame Darcey Bussell and Dr Peter Lovatt in a series of conversations about The Power of Dance. Using their extensive knowledge and experience of dance they will be exploring the many benefits and attributes that dance can provide.

Join Dame Darcey Bussell and Dr Peter Lovatt for another instalment of The Power of Dance. In this episode they discuss the effects of dance and movement for both the body AND mind, and how important it is for our health and mental health especially during these uncertain times. Hosted by Giselle Parker.

Confessions of a Fitness Professional

A series of podcasts by The Mummy Trainer.  A show about Health, Fitness and Stationery Addiction, with an element of humour (she hopes) through the eyes of a 40+ PT, with two adorable children who both fart, a lot!  (her words, not ours)  Sponsored by classfinder – the UK’s largest online directory for fitness classes!

Drum ‘n’ bounce – The Drop By Amen Breaks

Emma Smallman, owner and founder of DrumNBounce, one of our member organisations, and winner of a place on the Lucozade Sport Keep us Moving initiative was invited to chat on The Drop By Amen Breaks.  Emma tells us everything you need to know about getting fit to your favourite music genre, as well as where you can join her for a session.

Pungra – Home Activators

In this podcast, Ravi Sindhu, found of Pungra, a Punjabi dance-inspired group exercise,  tells us about the Activators project – which was supported by EMD UK and made possible by the Tackling Equalities Fund- how it came about, why we need Activators (and not excuses!), and the benefits the project will bring.

Let’s Get Started…

Group exercise is an exciting and diverse mix of styles and activities that caters to ‘someone like me’ and everyone should have the opportunity to take part. EMD UK is committed to driving positive change within the industry and we believe that through cooperation and collaboration with industry bodies, understanding and removing the barriers that prevent people from taking part and by supporting instructors to deliver excellence, we can achieve a healthier nation through exercise. See how you can get involved below…