Encouraging people to establish a life-long routine of fitness and health comes naturally to the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) new ambassador, World Class heptathlete Louise Hazel.

Following her 17-year athletic career, which culminated in becoming Commonwealth heptathlon champion (Delhi, 2010) and representing Team GB at London 2012, Louise Hazel retired from the heptathlon in 2012. Since then, she has focused on promoting health and fitness through personal training. She is a qualified REPs professional member.

Greg Small, Operations Manager for the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs), says, "REPs would like to take this opportunity to welcome Louise Hazel to the team. Louise is a wonderful example of how passion and determination can lead to the pinnacle of sporting success. We are very pleased to welcome her as an advocate and spokesperson for the Register of Exercise Professionals."

Louise Hazel, REPs Ambassador, says, "I'm delighted to have this wonderful opportunity as REPs Ambassador to help and inspire people to integrate fitness into their daily lives.

"As a REPs member, educating people about fitness is a passion of mine, and it is essential that the public receive correct, safe fitness training and advice."

REPs fitness professionals are qualified to provide the best possible encouragement and motivation in ensuring correct exercise habits. Fitness professionals registering with REPs must hold a recognised qualification from an approved training provider. Members are acknowledged for their professionalism, adherence to the industry's internationally recognised standard and ongoing education. All members are also bound by a code of ethical conduct and hold appropriate public liability insurance.

Louise Hazel says, "It's reassuring for consumers, employers, and healthcare professionals that all REPs registered exercise and fitness professionals are appropriately qualified and have the knowledge, competence and skills to perform specific roles. It means people know their exercise regime is in safe hands, and they can concentrate on getting fit."

Greg Small concludes, "Our ultimate aim is to put the public's safety first through the use of a REPs qualified professional. With Louise Hazel as a fellow REPs member and an ambassador, we are confident that we can continue to spread this message."

Louise Hazel during the 2010 Arena Games by Erik van Leeuwen

Louise Hazel during the 2010 Arena Games by Erik van Leeuwen

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