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Katie Higginbotham

My journey in the fitness industry began in 1998 with studies in Sports Studies and Health Studies at Worcester University. After graduation, I further honed my skills by completing a Diploma in Personal Training & Sports Massage. Over the past 20 years in the industry, I've had the pleasure of working for several colleges, educating and supporting learners. This included setting up and developing gym facilities for students, instructors, and sporting academies. I also gained extensive sports coaching experience during an 8-year stint working with a rugby team. My role ensured the physical fitness of both their senior and youth teams, providing valuable experience in rehabilitation work. In 2006, my career transitioned towards education and assessment within the private adult education sector. Taking on the role of a Fitness & Sports Massage Therapy Lecturer, I delivered a wide range of courses in both areas while assisting in the development of both tutors and curriculum. As I've progressed, a strong desire to maintain the highest standards of education and delivery has led me to my current role in quality assurance. Beyond my professional pursuits, my passion for health and fitness extends to personal challenges. Over the years, I've been an integral member of several hockey teams, completed marathons, and even competed in Athletic natural bodybuilding. These experiences have pushed me to my physical and mental limits.

Physical and Psychological Strategies for Low Back Pain Management
12 Jun, 2024 • Personal Training /

Physical and Psychological Strategies for Low Back Pain Management

Chronic low back pain (cLBP) is a pervasive condition that affects millions of people globally, posing a significant challenge for those seeking effective treatment and management strategies. As fitness professionals, understanding the intricacies of cLBP, including the interplay between physical and psychological factors, is crucial for designing effective exercise programmes….

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Vigorous Activity to Boost Brain Health
12 Jun, 2024 • General Fitness /

Vigorous Activity to Boost Brain Health

In recent years, the link between physical activity and cognitive health has garnered significant attention in the fitness and health community. With an aging population and the prevalence of hypertension, finding effective ways to preserve cognitive function and prevent dementia has become a crucial aspect of health management. A recent…

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Revolutionising Nutrition Beyond BMI
12 Jun, 2024 • Nutrition /

Revolutionising Nutrition Beyond BMI

In the field of fitness and nutrition, professionals are continuously seeking ways to better assist their clients in achieving optimal health and wellbeing. A recent study titled “Medical Nutrition Education for Health, Not Harm: BMI, Weight Stigma, Eating Disorders, and Social Determinants of Health” provides critical insights that are highly…

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Leveraging Wearable Activity Trackers
6 Jun, 2024 • General Fitness /

Leveraging Wearable Activity Trackers

Leveraging Wearable Activity Trackers In the rapidly evolving landscape of fitness technology, wearable activity trackers (WATs) have emerged as a transformative tool. Over the past decade, these devices have gained immense popularity, offering a multitude of benefits while also presenting certain privacy and security challenges. A comprehensive study titled “Wearable…

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Maximising the Effectiveness of Speed Training
5 Jun, 2024 • Personal Training /

Maximising the Effectiveness of Speed Training

Speed is a crucial component in many sports, especially those that require rapid responses and quick movements, such as boxing. For personal trainers, maximising the effectiveness of speed training can significantly enhance their clients’ athletic performance, making it a vital aspect of their coaching arsenal. Recent research by Ismael Hameed…

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