Creating the Ultimate Halloween Fitness Disco with Scareobics!

In the midst of a lively 2018, we have blinked and October is upon us! Which can only mean two things; dark nights are approaching, and Halloween is around the corner! Imagine my excitement when I discovered that Pure Energy HQ have released a Halloween themed exercise album called ‘Scareobics’! As this time of year approaches, you will often find

Hi-NRG Xplosion!

After the success of my previous releases on Pure Energy with Gina King, “Keeping Freestyle Fabulous” and the “Step To The Future” Series, Richard Lee asked me to compile a track list for a “thumpin’ Hi-NRG” release.  Given my selection of tracks from my previous releases had all been fun, uplifting, energetic (some may even say camp!!), Richard thought I

Keeping Your Classes Full in the Heat

There’s no doubt about it, British summer time is in full force, it’s arguably the hottest summer on record for decades! This summer has not only brought us sunshine in abundance, but also a humid close atmosphere coupled with it, making the thought of getting hotter, stickier, and sweatier in your exercise classes un-appealing to your clients. What’s more, the

BODYMAX – Throwback Thursday

This week we’re throwing right back to late 90s to remind ourselves of the awesome BODYMAX series! BODYMAX (this is how we branded it, my keyboard isn’t stuck on caps lock…) was an innovative variable resistance dumbbell workout, created by the Pure Energy team and delivered by YMCAfit. BODYMAX sessions comprised of a workout to music using resistance dumbbells with

Essential Hits 2018- A Highly Anticipated Event

The Pure Energy Essential Hits range has always been hugely popular as it combines the biggest hits of the year with expert mixing to tailor it for exercise. With it only being released twice annually, this makes it the most highly anticipated release of the year. The first edition of 2018 has now arrived and is available to purchase on

What Difference Does Gym Background Music Really Make?

Many gym/studio managers don’t see gym background music as a priority, nor do they spend a great deal of time selecting it. However having worked on gym floor for a number of years, I can confirm that the main complaint the clients would make was about the music! This begs a question as to why music isn’t more of a

Putting ‘I.T’ To The Test!

Both Jay and I have taught our versions of The I.T Workout many times, we also use these interval formats in our own training. We chose the name because I.T stands for interval training but we also wanted participants & instructors to feel part of our ‘IT’ squad when using it. Being part of the ‘ IT’ squad means everyone

Hi Impact 11 – Throwback Thursday

One of the most mentioned retro albums on the Pure Energy social media channels is none other than Hi Impact 11! Back in the day the Hi Impact series was one our most popular ranges, containing pop and dance chart hits with BPMs ranging right up to 157! Hi Impact 11 was released on cassette tape and CD, with the

Step 66 – Throwback Thursday

Look what I found recently when I was having a sort out – my stash of Pure Energy cassette tapes! Who remembers playing these classics? There are some amazing retro releases tucked away here! My all time favourite throwback though is Step 66 with Craig Bryce. It was 2 x 45 minute mixes of very poppy camp high energy fun!

Understanding Music Licensing for the Fitness Industry

Music licensing within the fitness industry has undergone several changes within the past few years, and for some instructors, understanding which music can be used in which environments can seem a bit daunting. Pure Energy alone offers three ranges of albums that can be used for group exercise classes under different music licences. Before you start panicking or doing classes