Can personal trainers and health coaches give nutrition advice?

Can personal trainers and health coaches give nutrition advice?

Yes, they can — with proper training and some important caveats. By John Berardi, Ph.D. It’s a hot debate: Can personal trainers, health coaches, and other non-RD professionals give nutrition advice to their clients? You’ll be surprised (and relieved) to hear: Yes, to...
The 3 absolute worst health and fitness goals you must avoid.

The 3 absolute worst health and fitness goals you must avoid.

Plus a clear recipe for turning ‘bad’ fitness goals into ‘good’ ones. By John Berardi, Ph.D. If you want to achieve your health and fitness goals, you need a powerful formula, something to organize your efforts. In this article we’ll help you get organized while...
The Non-Exercise Components of Corrective Exercise

The Non-Exercise Components of Corrective Exercise

By Justin Price The role of the personal trainer is changing. Traditionally, fitness professionals have helped clients reach their health and fitness goals by designing effective exercise programs, educating them about nutritional choices and motivating them to adhere...
Prep and Recovery: New Cornerstones to Effective Exercise Programming

Prep and Recovery: New Cornerstones to Effective Exercise Programming

By Fabio Comana MA, MS, NASM-CPT, CES & PES; ACE CPT & HC; NSCA CSCS; ACSM HFS, CISSN, Exercise Physiologist and Faculty Instructor – SDSU, UCSD & NASM Looking for optimal exercise training results? What you do before and after could be just as...
All About Potatoes

All About Potatoes

By Ryan Andrews Many people avoid white potatoes due to their high glycemic index, because they’re afraid of toxins, or because they’re afraid of carbohydrates in general.  (Or simply because they think sweet potatoes are better). However, the humble spud – if stored...
Goji Berry & Oat Breakfast Muffins

Goji Berry & Oat Breakfast Muffins

I’m a big fan of eating muffins — for breakfast, for lunch, for a midday snack, or pretty much anytime, ever. But I’m not a big fan of eating animal products nor starting my day with massive amounts of refined sugar, both of which are unfortunately found in most...
Avocado Hummus Dip With Crispy Sea Salt Pita Chips

Avocado Hummus Dip With Crispy Sea Salt Pita Chips

Here is what you need and what to do: Pita Chips 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 whole wheat or regular (or both) pita breads, cut in half Flaky sea salt (I used Maldon Salt) Hummus 1 large ripe avocado, coarsely chopped 1/2 packed cup arugula 1 15 oz can cannellini...
Quinoa Avocado, Cucumber and Spinach Sushi

Quinoa Avocado, Cucumber and Spinach Sushi

1 cup quinoa 2 cups water 3 tbsp brown rice vinegar 1 tsp maple syrup pinch salt 1 small cucumber handful of spinach 1 california avocado 4 sheets nori sushi wrap Place quinoa and water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and let simmer until all water...