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MINIMAL EQUIPMENT WORKOUTS FOR GROUP EXERCISE CLASSES:

MINIMAL EQUIPMENT WORKOUTS FOR GROUP EXERCISE CLASSES:

By Melissa Weigelt Being a good group exercise instructor means being a master of improvisation. The ability to adjust class plans on the spot is a necessary skill to ensure that all participants have a safe and effective workout. That’s true of equipment, too....

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COVID-19: GUIDANCE FOR PERSONAL TRAINERS:

COVID-19: GUIDANCE FOR PERSONAL TRAINERS:

By Rick Richey MS OBJECTIVES Explain COVID-19 and its impact on society and our industry. Describe how to limit and mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Outline options for fitness professionals to advance their skillset and education during this crisis. Provide plenty of...

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A LOW-CARB DIET FOR ATHLETES?:

A LOW-CARB DIET FOR ATHLETES?:

By Nancy Clark The following information highlights some of the research on carbohydrates, and how as a nutrition professional, you should educate your clients on their importance. HIGHLIGHTS ON CARBS Louise Burke, PhD, RD, head of sports nutrition at the Australian...

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THE NASM PODCAST: ARTHRITIS AND OSTEOPOROSIS

THE NASM PODCAST: ARTHRITIS AND OSTEOPOROSIS

By Rick Richley There are several pathologies that get in the way of living our best and most active lifestyles. Serval orthopedic issues that hinder our activities of daily living (ADLs) are arthritis and osteoporosis. There are two forms of arthritis that we discuss...

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HOW PART-TIME TRAINING CAN GIVE YOU A FRESH START:

HOW PART-TIME TRAINING CAN GIVE YOU A FRESH START:

By Angie Miller Personal trainers are individuals who inspire, motivate, and guide others to achieve their fitness goals. It is a rewarding, highly-ranked career with immense job satisfaction (CNN Money, 2012). If you are ready to become more involved in the fitness...

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HOW TO HELP DESK-BOUND CLIENTS THRIVE:

HOW TO HELP DESK-BOUND CLIENTS THRIVE:

By Shirley Archer It’s likely that many of your clients spend the majority of their time sitting at a desk, staring at a screen. They then sit in their cars for a long commute. When they arrive at their final destination, they sit down to eat and then watch...

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UNDERSTANDING THE NEED FOR PERSONAL TRAINER INSURANCE:

UNDERSTANDING THE NEED FOR PERSONAL TRAINER INSURANCE:

By Joanna Cheng WHY IS BUSINESS INSURANCE IMPORTANT FOR YOUR PERSONAL TRAINER BUSINESS? You’ve worked hard to build a personal training business with clientele that trust you. So, you want to make sure your hard work is protected. Despite our best intentions,...

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HOW TO MAKE HEALTH AND FITNESS A LIFESTYLE:

HOW TO MAKE HEALTH AND FITNESS A LIFESTYLE:

By Mogan Shapiro With the start of the New Year, many of us have made resolutions to improve our health and fitness. While having specific health and fitness goals in mind is excellent, people often go to extremes to accomplish these goals. They try the newest fad...

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WEIGHT LOSS PLATEAUS & STRATEGIES TO OVERCOME THEM:

WEIGHT LOSS PLATEAUS & STRATEGIES TO OVERCOME THEM:

By Kat Barfield I recently visited my optometrist for an annual exam. He has a pleasant bedside manner and happens to be among the 40% of the U.S. adult population who are obese. As I stepped into his office, I noticed he looked different but couldn’t quite pinpoint...

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