Frankfurt, Germany, May 15th, 2017
Matija Dunaj, Fitness Academy
Mirna Hajnic, Fitness Academy
Marija Jurina, Fitness Academy
Zlatan Spiridonović, Fitness Academy
Herbert Hartmann, German Gimnastic Federation (Deutscher Turner-Bund e.V.)
Pia Pauly, German Gimnastic Federation (Deutscher Turner-Bund e.V.)
The meeting was held in German Gimnastic Federation headquarters in Frankfurt.
After the greeting, Mr Herbert and Pia showed us around their DTB building and told us more about their Federation and how it was founded.
After discussing the project Brighter Side of Exercise and it’s connection with health enhanced physical activity (HEPA), Herbert and Pia showed us their project about HEPA. After we discussed a way of educating fitness professionals. How to organize, educate and maintain the quality of knowledge. This is a very important part when including fitness experts with people dealing with anorexia.
The collaboration with the health sector is a suggestion that should be established. They mentioned their practice in Germany where the government made a Law for Prevention with a strong value for HEPA. The meeting was very helpful for the part of the project that includes HEPA. They mentioned a fitness center, that we visited later, experienced in conducting HEPA and anorexia. An excellent example and experience.
There we were shown the protocol they use for their clients and how they keep track of their progression of fitness, how they communicate with their clients and what they recommend in specific situations.
Around their fitness centers, they tend to have sports facilities for sport clubs. The goal is to motivate their citizens to involve in sport from a very early age to create a healthy opinion and habit to be active for a long and healthy life. Big thanks to the whole team in Frankfurt for such a nice presentation.